Serverless Computing - An Innovative Approach to Software Development

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the lead article , technology editor Ludwig Siegele defined cloud computing by first giving a very succinct history of computing: “In the beginning computers were human. I particularly like this recent article on Serverless Architectures by Mike Roberts.

Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 1

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I did a bit of searching around and determined that the overall structure is pretty common: - course - modules - an array of individual units of instruction - sections - an array of individual offerings of the course Like this: Figure 1. Let's define what I want in a module.

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 3

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

From this I created a set of nine topics that constituted the structure of the course - the course modules. Then, for each module, I considered the topic from four distinct perspectives: philosophy, technology, media and learning. This takes me to an individual module.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Offshoring - The GE and McKinsey Connection

John Hagel

You often talk about module linking. Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core About Recent Posts The Great Reset Passion and Flow Economic Recovery? Dont Count On It.

The future of business education will be centered on contextual learning

Ross Dawson

If you are interested you can read the full article online: Global Social and Technology Trends Shaping the Future of Universities. When an obstacle is encountered the solution is sought in the form of a specific module of learning needed to solve that particular problem.

A Review of SAP Jam

Dan Pontefract

The hurdle was overcome well before we went live to the organization, but the lesson for others is to ensure you sort through the relationship of Jam to BizX if you are launching other SuccessFactors modules at the same time. Learning Module Integration.

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Learning Electron - Part 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Angular is integrated using three Node modules (all loaded using npm install ): electron-angular , electron-reload , and elegular. I know from reading other articles that Electron can use database engines like Mongo and MySQL, but this course looked only at SQLite.

Module 221

From Courses to Campaigns : using the 70:20:10 approach

Charles Jennings

Virtually all of them are wrapped up in an ‘event’ concept – often called the course, workshop, programme (or program), module etc. My previous article here ‘Start with the 70.

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 12

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Figure 140 - The 'Authorize' button on the Swagger sample API Interface page In Perl I decided to create a Perl Module that would handle all the Badgr API tasks. Each time I want to use Badgr I call up a new instance of this module, that is, 'a new Badgr object'.

Design 157

Managing Learning?

Charles Jennings

Donald Taylor recently published an article titled ‘ What does ‘LMS’ mean today ?’. Keeping the CEO out of Jail In his article Donald quotes Andy Wooler, Academy Technology Manager at Hitachi Data Systems Academy, as saying: “LMS too often stands for Litigation Mitigation Service.”

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Start with the 70. Plan for the 100.

Charles Jennings

This article draws on ideas and supporting material from a new book published for the first time in English last week. 12 page bibliography with a wealth of references to supporting papers, books, articles, case studies and other material.

Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 9

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

As with the JSON feed for Feeds in the previous post, I decided to use a 'datatype' element to make this clear (which is a major reason to make RSS this way, and not with standard Perl RSS modules - because you simply can't extra custom elements on the fly with the Perl module). -

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The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Charles Jennings

All-in-all the implication for L&D professionals has been to make their traditional offerings of carefully designed, time-consuming and often slowly developed structured modules, courses and programmes relevant to fewer and fewer stakeholder needs.

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A wave of neuroscience

Mind Hacks

The Royal Society has just released a fantastic collection of articles aimed to introduce both the cutting edge of neuroscience and the sometimes fierce debates sparked by its implications.

Frustrated With Drupal

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I got to explore, for example, the Drupal Actions and Workflow modules. Try the Send Module , which in turn requires the MimeMail Module. If there is a trigger or a toggle anywhere inside the module commands, I couldn't find it (and I spend hours searching, methodically going through every possible setting - I am nothing if not persistent (people who read these articles should know that by now)). I cannot use these modules to send anything.

Drupal 100

A sense of direction (2)

Dave Snowden

I’ve seen, and had the misfortune to have to read, some truly trivial and inconsequential books and articles over the last year as the ideas of complexity have become more popular.

Module 194

Online Newspaper Software

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These are sites set up using Drupal and then expanded with various modules. There are four newspaper-specific Drupal module packages: * NodeStream - publish content in newspaper style * OpenPublish - OpenPublish is an online news platform that emphasizes visitor engagement and ease of content creation. Modules for facebook like and Disqus comments. Here's a ' submit article ' page.

Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 13

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is something that can generate a lot of labour in a hurry (9 modules times 10 people means 90 badges issued.). Right now all I have to do is type in the module and then click 'Publish'. Record Blockchain Entry I'm going to save this for the next article.

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4 Online Learning Trends That Will Impact the Future of Corporate Learning


In the context of online learning, big data refers to “the data that is created by learners while they are taking an eLearning course or training module,” wrote Christopher Pappas in his article Big Data in eLearning: The Future of eLearning Industry.

Content as a Service


This includes your eLearning modules, PDFs, movies, podcasts, articles, etc. For better or worse, the development of learning content has been a one-way push process. As instructional designers, we create our learning products, package them up with all the content and media, wish them well, and ship them off to the LMS’s – never to be seen again.

It may take fire

Dave Snowden

I was joint teaching with Joseph Pelrine, author of this article on Cynefin and software development courtesy of Agile Finland. I'm pretty clear in my own mind what are the key modules within our training set, and further that they need to be contextualised with more software examples.

Module 130

Human Sensor Networks… the ultimate executive coach

Dave Snowden

One such moment that is quite strongly imprinted in my memory was a morning back in 2007 when Dave was explaining to me the “magnet” metaphor for modulators in complex systems over breakfast at a hotel in Calgary. So not surprising, when I teach or explain modulators, the image of Dave sketching them out in his Moleskine notebook at that table often flashes in my mind.

Notes On "Global Guidelines: Ethics in Learning Analytics"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In this article I expand on and substantiate the comments made in my short post. All other content in this article is either directly quoted from, or paraphrased from, the original, and only reorganized for clarity and exposition. In my post referencing the ICDE's Global Guidelines: Ethics in Learning Analytics yesterday I said: This document summarizes the considerations of an ICDE working group on learning analytics.

Why Online Learning is the Best Type of Learning for Employees


Strategies for Nurse Managers published an article about the benefits of computer-based learning (i.e., In fact, an online learning module can often be completed in a fraction of the time that it would take to learn the information in a classroom setting.

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 7

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

For [link] the URL would be as follows: [link] Feeds However, this won't generate the 100% live page, because page.cgi prefers to use a locally cached version for requests like this (this is especially useful for things like posts and modules, etc.,

Design 149

Learning Electron - Part 1

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I ran across it reading my Medium feed, via this article demonstrating how to build a sound-machine app using Electron. I found another Medium article showing how to make an Electron BitCoin wallet.

7 Minute Segments & Experts

Nancy White

But something from this Fast Company article on training at Google caught my eye. Google’s new tack is a far cry from the traditional methods of corporate training, that of corralling staffers into classrooms or having them click through tedious online modules.

Module 148

Designing our new web site

Dave Snowden

The front page will give single click access to podcasts, key articles and the like and we are also working on the premium member section to increase value. All of the methods will be organised by module which will link directly to the training programme.

Design 130

Smart Cities: A kind of 21st Century “Urban Electrification?”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In The Multiplexed Metropolis , an article in the September 7 issue of The Economist, online business and finance editor Ludwig Siegele explores the impact of big data on cities.

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How Long Should an eLearning Course Be?

Tony Karrer

Interesting question posed in eLearn Magazine article: How Long Should an E-learning Course Be? Interestingly the author chooses to sidestep the question he poses and instead gives a direct answer to a different question (focusing on modules that are parts of a course): What is a good length for a module? The exact number of minutes between 15 and 30 should be dictated by the depth and number of objectives in the learning module.

Course 100

A New Website, Part Eleven - Content Construction

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

First of all, how do define events: I needed to decide between the ' Calendar ' module and the 'CCK' module. How about the Calendar module? I don't understand the thinking behind the module pages in Drupal. And why doesn't the 'support forum' link to a module-specific support forum? Given that 'calendar' requires the 'views' module, but not 'CCK', I conclude that calendar data cannot be associated with the other type of data I want to create.

Drupal 100

Down But Not Quite Out: what can we learn from the plights of Learning Tree International and Readers Digest?

Charles Jennings

When Lila Bell and De Witt Wallace conceived their baby in Minnesota back in the 1920s there were no competitors to the condensed articles, the 'Use Your Word Power' quizzes and the jokes that they made available through the Digest.

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 10

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I took a few minutes to comment out the references to the Facebook OAuth module (which is now depreciated) and also to remove a 'defined' operator (which is also depreciated). I'll post this article now - it's a bit short but actually represents several day's effort.

Design 168

Education and Services Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Dick just published an op-ed article, Education: Our Most Important Service Sector in Service Science , a relatively new online journal focusing on state-of-the-art research and development in service sciences and related areas. He starts the article by reminding us that: “Education is a service industry comprising 10 percent of the US GDP, second only to health care at 17 percent. Each module builds on prerequisite material that the class has already learned.

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

That, though, is a different article. My point with this article is that, in writing about the last 25 years of technology, Weller is writing about my history. I had designed OLe so that it used free-standing 'modules', and the IMS-LOM was perfect for this.

Wendy Seltzer on the other problem with DRM

David Weinberger

Wendy Seltzer has posted an article that will run in Berkeley technology Law Journal (Jan. Anticircumvention law, backing TPMs [Trusted Platform Modules] and robustness rules, is fundamentally incompatible with deep-level user innovation… Here is Wendy’s “Tell ‘em what you’re going to tell ‘em&# paragraph: First I briefly review the history and existing academic debates around DRM to consider why they have so overlooked the user-innovation impacts.

Module 109

How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning


The article Assessing Return on Investment of eLearning states, “ Often, organizations need to tailor newly acquired technology to assimilate it into the company’s existing IT infrastructure.

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Healthy and Productive Nonprofit Meetings: What Does the Research Say?

Beth Kanter

That’s why we included a module in the Emerging Nonprofit Leaders peer learning group on meeting design and facilitation – and these days it is an important leadership skill. In the article, they suggest creating a coat-check for cell phones.

A grain of sand: Innovation diffusion

Dave Snowden

Social computing does this well, although more advanced tools (such as the Auditor module of SenseMaker® ) allow whole of workforce engagement in real time decision making, critically with an audit trail. The latter links to two Huffington Post Articles that I referenced in the keynote.

Pull Platforms for Performance

John Hagel

  What if we began to re-conceive products and services as platforms that would invite and support third parties to add customized modules and extensions to the functionality available in the core platform?  I explored this option in a Harvard Business Review article – Unbundling the Corporation – which has gotten a lot of attention from executives around the world.  We live in a world of mounting performance pressure.

Cost 166

An LMS Provides Solutions to Your Company’s New Year’s Resolutions


The article Top 5 Benefits of Using eLearning Tools for Staff Training states, “In terms of costs, businesses (that implement LMSs) no longer have to spend (money) on commutation and classroom and infrastructure rentals. What is your top New Year’s resolution for your company?

A New Website, Part Seven - Converting The Data

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is a bit tricky because my website includes both harvested content from Edu_RSS and generated content such as my articles and posts. My own content consists mainly of two major content types: 'posts', which are essentially the links I post in OLDaily, and 'articles', which are the longer types of writing I do. The articles, meanwhile, have their own special features. Any given article may be associated with a file, such as an MS-Word or PDF document.

Drupal 100

Can Learning Management Systems Foster Experiential Knowledge in the Workplace?


In 2014, the Huffington Post published a fascinating article providing proof of the effectiveness of video-based learning. In the article, author Michal Tsur, co-founder and President of Kaltura, mentioned that just one minute of video learning is equal to about 1.8