[development] Proposal: Drupal University

James Benstead james.benstead at gmail.com
Sat Dec 26 20:11:58 UTC 2009

I've spent sizeable chunks of the last year or so trying to learn Drupal. To
start with, I had a problem understanding the documentation. Now I've
overcome that hurdle, I'm experiencing issues with the *structure* of
documentation. I am usually able to solve individual problems for individual
projects, but if I want to learn something in a more abstract fashion - for
example, learning how Drupal works with Javascript so that I can understand
a JavaScript-based module - I come a bit unstuck.

I also hit problems if I want to sit down and just learn something new about
Drupal. Sure, I can (and do) go onto IRC and ask a question along the lines
of "I can do x, y and z with Drupal; what should I learn to do next?", but
this doesn't always work and the quality of the answers I get just isn't

So, what I'm proposing is something along the lines of Wikiversity (
http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Wikiversity:Main_Page) for Drupal: a set of
structured (but informal) courses that bring together different pieces of
documentation from both within and without d.o.

Has anything like this been tried before? What do you think of the idea?

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