Drupal - website paired with a database that organizes content, can share the production of Web content with this tool
login and password for content creation; can create the administration rules however you want (i.e. email account, keycode, etc.)
released in 2001
did a quick poll and were able to view results very quickly
created my own blog within the drupal site
the presentation main page is a wiki created within Drupal
if you don't have a web server to install Drupal, there are providers that you can use (30 day free trial) that have a Drupal server already
walled Web 2.0 garden - addresses some of the privacy and security concerns of wikis, blogs, podcasts because you can control access
the holy grail of content management systems is controlling who can create, edit, view different types of content
module that you can add to add audio files and automatically creates what you need to make it a podcast
create events, schedule rooms example showing scheduling computer lab through Drupal; not as robust as Exchange where it checks for conflicts
the biggest obstacle to using Drupal is the configuration and figuring out which modules you need to do what you want
Bill Fitzgerald is an educator that does a lot of Drupal work. He has an installation that works pretty well for schools right out of the box.
trying out the administration side now login: demo pswd: demo
opensourcecms.com has configurations of dozens of open source systems and they reset every 30 minutes. You can try them out, mess around with settings and it will reset.
Super job Brett!!