Category Archives: Education

NorthEast Research Libraries Consortium (NERL)

The NERL website is a custom theme built on Yale University’s Drupal 6 content management system (CMS), and takes full advantage of Drupal’s modularity and flexibility, which enabled us to develop a custom architecture for organizing and sharing NERL’s web content.

Much of the content on this website is restricted to NERL members, utilizing Drupal’s content access and user/role capabilities.   Drupal views are used to display different slices of the database information.

I worked with NERL to consolidate two existing html websites (public and private) into a single site.  I analyzed business needs, wrote the project specification, built the site within Yale’s drupal instrallation, worked with numerous technical service providers, and supervised external designers and programmers.

Green School Gazette

A private social-media/educational website developed to enable geographically-dispersed homeschool students to engage with each other online during the week to plan, write, edit, and prepare their bi-weekly printed newspaper.  The site was extremely versatile and successful for this educational social networking experience.    In this site we used: file sharing, discussion forums, image uploading, task lists, direct email communication, resource sharing, and much more.   The use of technology for this program enable the kids to do most of the planning, writing, chatting work from home, so the weekly class time could be used for in-house interviews, page layout and design, and other activities that required face-to-face time.