DrupalEd – Drupal for Education

Nice to see an education-specific distribution of Drupal released.

DrupalEd

EdtechTalk has a thorough Screencast Tour of it here, and one can also create an account at the demonstration site here.

From what I’ve seen, this system looks very clean and easy enough for end-users (i.e. busy teachers and students). Not sure about ease of installation or backend management though. I’m also curious to see whether  there’d be any way for students to select custom themes for their own pages – customisation seems to be the “in” thing these days (even if it does result in illegible or bizarre looking colour schemes..), and contributes to a greater sense of ownership over artifacts (yes, I’m thinking about DrupalEd for e-portfolios here).