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1 Meeting of the Matilda Web- Administrators Vienna, April 24 – 25, 2009 Welcome!

2 About Matilda:

3 Alexia Bumbaris Historian and PhD- student at the University of Vienna Focus on Gender History Former study assistant eLearning at the School of Historical and Cultural Studies, University of Vienna

4 Content Management Systems What is a Content Management System, or CMS?

5 Content Management Systems What is a Content Management System, or CMS? A computer application used to create, edit, manage, search, and publish various kinds of digital media and electronic text

6 Content Management Systems What is Content? In essence: any type or “unit“ of digital information It can be text, images, graphics, video, sound, documents, records etc.  anything in an electronic format

7 Content Management Systems What is Content Management? The management of content by combining rules, processes, workflows  A CMS is a tool that enables technical and non technical staff to create, manage and finally publish a variety of content, while being constrained by a set of rules that ensure coherent, validated electronic content.

8 Content Managment Systems Types of CMS: Asset management tools Document management systems Enterprise content management Web content management (example: ropa/site/browse.php) ropa/site/browse.php …

9 Content Management Systems Area of application for CMS in economy and Industry: Storing, controlling, versioning, and publishing industry- specific documentation: news articles, operators’ manuals, technical manuals, sales guides, and marketing brochures Management of work flows and the paperless office

10 Content Management Systems Area of application of the CMS for Matilda: CMS as connecting element beside personal contacts of the persons involved Storage of documents available for all members Communication E- learning

11 Content Management Systems Drupal = the software, the Matilda CMS is based on

12 Content Management Systems About Drupal Software, that allows an individual or a community of users to publish, manage, and organize a wide variety of content on a web side Drupal is one of the leading Web CMS software with tens of thousands of people and organizations using it

13 Content Management Systems Applications for Drupal: Community web portals Discussion sites Corporate web sites Intranet applications Personal web sites or blogs E- commerce applications Social Networking sites

14 Content Management Systems That is special about Drupal: Open source Easy to use for technical and non- technical staff Web- based: content is stored in a database, dynamically composed and presented to a user in response to the request sent via a web- browser

15 Content Management Systems Thank you for your attention! And now: Coffee and Tea break!

16 Hands on the website:


18 Questions on the previous day Good morning! Let’s start with questions on the previous day!

19 E- learning E- learning: Technology supported education/learning, medium of instruction is through computer technology “pedagogy empowered by digital technology” E- learning and blended learning Growing usage in education and training of employees

20 E- learning E- learning takes place mostly by using e- learning platforms (these are all CMS’!) or by using independent Web 2.0 tools like fora and blogs

21 E- learning To give you an idea, how e- learning looks like with a platform, let’s have a short look inside a blended learning course I am attending at the moment:

22 Blogs Blog Short form of “Weblog” (compiled of the words “web” for Internet and “log” for logbook) a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video

23 Blogs Blogs as tools for e- learning The teacher gives exercises, the results have to be presented at the student’s personal blog Blogs are usually part of e- learning platforms or free software is used for this purpose

24 Blogs Examples: Blog used as a diary: 9/i-hate-school/ Blog used as a jounal:

25 Blogs Start your own blog in five minutes:

26 Blogs






32 Blogs Please post a new entry to your blog: Write five minutes about your favourite (Austrian) dish Please save the draft, and then publish it. Afterwards have a look at your blog. Now we will connect each other via the Blog Roll

33 Forum Internet forum: or message board, is an online discussion site. From a technological standpoint, forums or boards are web applications managing user-generated content.

34 Forum Internet Fora and e- learning: Same function as blogs, but content is organized in postings concerning certain topics or exercises, it is not bound to the user like in blogs

35 Forum

36 RSS- Feeds What is an RSS- Feed? Abbreviation for Really Simple Syndification Family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works – blog or forum entries, news headlines etc. Keep readers up to date quickly from favoured websites

37 RSS- Feeds

38 RSS- Reader: Used to read RSS- feeds Can be included in Browsers, e- mail programmes or is used as a special programme Checks the user’s subscribed feeds regularly for new work, downloads updates and proviedes a user interface

39 RSS- Feeds Now we will subscribe to RSS- Feeds of the Matilda Forum. Please got to to get own feed reader.

40 RSS- Reader

41 Please sign in now, and follow the link that was sent to your e- mail account to activate your google reader. Please go to the internal Forum of the Matilda web page and click on the RSS- logo. Now you can add the news feed to your reader and are always up to date!

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