Today at Drupalcon London there was an Education Open Space organised by Mixel:
Amongst many discussions and points raised is the state of play of 'learning environments', LMSes, SCORM ..... and where / how Drupal might fit in?
In terms of engaging the wider education community this p.m. I suggested the Digital Humanities community as one who could benefit from Drupal's capabilities with media, extensibility and other positive qualities. This evening I received a message from Digital Humanities developer list about CMSes and Drupal 7. How timely! So this post is based on the flag waving there - already some very helpful replies inc. CMS course or content - and on http://www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist/.
Mention was also made of previous meetings outside of a Drupalcon and within (e.g. 2009). What can we learn from the organizers of other sessions? Of course at Drupalcon 'education' must compete for a slot with the other submissions.
The table I joined was on LMSes and other points. On one level I don't need an LMS, but on another I do. I need to manage the learning experience of users on a new Drupal driven website. Drupal offers a great many educational modules. Do I need SCORM? What is the latest on such standards? What needs to be in the h2cm learning core?
Mention was made of current and target knowledge and how we get from the one to the other. I also liked the mention of designing learning experiences. This is where (for me) h2cm comes in: in a care situation what is the current - target knowledge taken across the four* - care - knowledge domains? h2cm isn't vested in managing the administration of learning experience, but I believe it can play a positive role in facilitating reflection and the design of learning experiences.
I hope some momentum can be gained. Education is a massive edifice, but if interested parties can nudge and pass around #drupalEdu that's got to help?
* Five with the spiritual domain.