Drivers and modulators

Dave Snowden

One thing that came up this morning (well overnight as the exchange is with an Australian) is the difference between drivers and modulators, or rather the different implications of the two terms. A different way of looking at this is the replace the word driver with modulator.

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Nothing Has Changed. Everything Has Changed.

Charles Jennings

If learning professionals and learning departments don’t adapt and change, Quinn argues, they will be revealed not simply as having no clothes, but as being so out of step that they will wither and die, or be removed from the value chain. So, what are these fundamental changes?

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A New Website, Part Six - Drupal Modules

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

You have to select 'Site Configuration', then 'Site Information', and change the page at the bottom of the list of options (though you should actually create the new page first). Modules A module is some additional programming that gives your site some additional functionality. A number of optional modules come installed with the original Drupal download. In addition, you can get many more modules from the Drupal web site. So I activate the module.

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Economic structural change is NOT industry compositional change

Ross Dawson

In preliminary conversations with one group I encountered a very common and deeply misleading view of how business is changing today. We engaged in discussions on “economic structural change”, that were in fact only about changes in industry composition.

The Need to Adapt to the Speed of Change or Die: lessons for L&D from the retail industry

Charles Jennings

Not just exposure to tough economic times and having to make changes to do more with less, and do things differently. Each of the above were overtaken by circumstances (and technologies) that changed faster and to a greater extent than they thought possible, understood, and planned for.

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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The Girl Effect – catalyzing positive change | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

As some of you know, I have been a champion of the GiGis (Girl Geeks in service of the World Cafe community) and have long been a (prejudiced) champion of females in changing the world. Women who are catalyzing positive change. And the importance of change the world and start at home.

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 6

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Also, I wanted to be able to put videos on the Event page and even on the Modules page. I need to associate each video with an event, and with a module. I could do this in either the Media Editor or the Event Editor and Module Editor.

Design 173

Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In the previous segment I decided to create a course with modules and sections, and set up the modules. I'll fill out the actual content of those modules over time. What I want to do is list the course modules and events (there's only one course so I don't need to list courses).

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Connections: Deconstruction and Connectivism

George Siemens

However, I’ll spend time revisiting Derrida and others (notably Latour, but he is a sociologist, so I have more tolerance), especially after a student in the MDDE622 course that Rory McGreal and I taught at Athabasca University, posted an interesting learning module on Deconstruction and Connectivism. Stella Bastone agreed to share the module. From the module: According to Derrida, all Western thought is based on the idea of a center…Deconstruction challenges this.

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observation > narration > curation

Harold Jarche

What are you doing during this pandemic as your organization reacts and changes its practices? “Stop work on that coronavirus eLearning module you started last week.

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New Project: Digitizing Higher Education

George Siemens

Here’s the pitch: Higher education faces tremendous change pressure and the resulting structures that are now being formed will alter the role of universities in society for the next several generations. The best time to change systems is when it is already experiencing change. I recognize that universities need to change. Once this analysis is done, each university will enter one of ten modules based on their current progress.

Peer Learning As A Prelude to Collective Action for Social Change: Reflection

Beth Kanter

Just like message consistency, storytelling, and interviewing skills, proficiency with social media like Facebook and Twitter increases their capacity to make change happen for children in their state. Source: Spitfire Twitter Feed.

first we kill the jobs

Harold Jarche

The project delivered 138 modules on the locations for its holidays, flights, airport codes and so on. The core assumption of the job, that it can be ‘filled’ — just like the minds of learners — needs to change.

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A Review of SAP Jam

Dan Pontefract

A logo, background colour scheme, and a few other UI changes can be made. Overall, Jam deployed to the organization easier than some of the other SuccessFactors modules. (I Learning Module Integration. A greater degree of integration with the Learning module is still necessary.

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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. There are two npm modules to install. The second is the specific SQLite3 module for Node.

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It’s Only 65% !

Charles Jennings

Training describes a structured set of events that when designed and assembled carefully can provide an effective way to help people accelerate learning (learning = behaviour change). The results of yet another 70:20:10 survey were published recently.

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Dave Snowden

Not only that our identities can flex and change instantly and in context. Identity switches also change the way we perceive the world, they create cognitive activation patterns that filter what we see. When we start to think through the implications of identity everything changes.

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friday power

Harold Jarche

“I f you never change your mind, why have one?” The last module is 4.5 This is like assuming an HVAC guy is an expert in climate change. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds.

Module 159

The Knowledge and Learning Transfer Problem

Charles Jennings

The overwhelming majority of staff development budget is spent on the acquisition, design, development and delivery of formal development in the form of programmes, courses, and eLearning modules.

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 158

Never Underestimate the Power of Education and Enablement

Luis Suarez

Time, in this case, will also play against you, more than anything else because hardly anyone nowadays would be looking forward to going through an enablement module of about an hour, for instance, no matter how interesting and helpful it may well be.

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

Charles Jennings

Rethink what’s gone before and adapt to change, or keep on doing what’s always been done in the hope beyond hope that it will work. The first of these choices has the potential to place L&D departments at the heart of the changes that are driving successful organisations.

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Re-thinking Workplace Learning: extracting rather than adding

Charles Jennings

In other words if people have the opportunity to learn and develop as part of their work and they are supported by their manager, then learning will be much better transformed into measurable behavioural change and performance improvement. And it changes viable measurement approaches as well.

Digital Learning Research Network Conference 2016

George Siemens

For dLRN15, we wanted to socialize/narrativize the scope of change that we face as a field. The framework of changes can’t be understood through traditional research methods. Online Readiness Modules and Student Success. As part of the Digital Learning Research Network, we held our first conference at Stanford last year. The conference focused on making sense of higher education.

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

Charles Jennings

Learning is more powerful and likely to result in behaviour change when the learning context and the working context are identical. Virtually all of them are wrapped up in an ‘event’ concept – often called the course, workshop, programme (or program), module etc.

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The Organization Needs to Ask Itself Tough Questions to Survive

Dan Pontefract

It is alleged that during a tour of the NASA Space Center, President Lyndon Johnson came upon a janitor at work in the building where the lunar module was being housed.

Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 8

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I could use a Perl Module to create the OPML file. The disadvantage is that it means installing yet another Perl module. I've changed that from ISO-8859-1 to UTF-8. Again, I could use a Perl module specifically designed for this, and in some cases I will.

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Digital Learning 4.0: How to Guarantee Measurable Learner Impact Where Others Have Failed

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Table summary: in Ontario with class size changes, we're using e-learning to offer courses that would not otherwise be available. Slide presenting a lego analogy of how modules can be fitted together to personalize the experience. Change the channel.

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Five Barriers to Effective Learning in Organisations

Charles Jennings

Efficiency can be improved in almost every case by changing focus from ‘learning’ to ‘performance’. Barrier 2: Inertia L&D departments generally adapt to change slowly. But change is essential if L&D departments are to increase the value they add to their organisation.

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Senses of direction

Dave Snowden

However the more things change, the more we miss goals, the more unforeseen factors intrude the more dangerous a precise goal becomes. I’ve spent a fair amount of my time in the mountains working within a general sense of direction but adjusting goal to fit the context.

Module 150

Microlearning Malarkey

Clark Quinn

Specifically: “learning that has been designed from the bottom up to be consumed in shorter modules.” But not a change in our attention (evolution doesn’t happen that fast and attention is too complex for such a simple assessment).

Module 207

EPortfolios and Badges Workshop - #OEB14

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The first five are oriented to individuals, the last two are oriented to organizations, focusing on systemic change and moving from an individual to an organizational initiative. Each module has six sections: objectives, questions, investigate, activities, etc.

Module 256

The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor

Charles Jennings

" Shaw’s Tailor In the statement about his tailor Shaw was simply making the point that change is a continuous process and part of life, and that we constantly need to recalibrate if we’re to gain an understanding of what’s really happening.

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.). So I can very easily change what a harvested link looks like in the Reader. This function essentially changes the value of 'show' from 'true' to 'false'.

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What's Interesting

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Most recently this includes my newsletter software, an always-under-construction personal learning environment (PLE) called gRSShopper, and a small toy blockchain module for Perl.

Module 173

gRSShopper Setup Log

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Perl modules requested had been installed for me (you can see the list below in this post). Changed owner and group to ''apache'' and tested again. Gave my user access to apache group: >usermod -G wheel,apache myusername and then changed owner and group for /var/www/html and /var/www/cgi-bin from ''root'' to ''apache'' then gave write access to apache to cgi-bin: >chmod 775 cgi-bin 7. This script tests for required modules. load_modules() if you''re interested).

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Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises

Charles Jennings

Learning professionals spend a significant amount of their time (maybe even the majority) designing and delivering content and then evaluating completions and short-term memory outputs from structured mandatory and compliance training modules and courses.

On Connectivism and Scale

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We know that it can scale to a number in the thousands - the largest course I know of, Change 11, had about 3,000 participants. The OU Fees and Funding page states, "Our fee for a 30-credit module is £1,506, and for a 60-credit module it's £3,012."

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Musings in the cold

Dave Snowden

Yesterday we ran a small, invitation only session to discuss some of the new thinking on dispositional systems and their implications of a new Theory of Change. One is to see it as a sort of spider diagram between modulating roles, but it could also be between behaviours or other factors.

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ID - Instructional Design or Interactivity Design in an interconnected world?

Charles Jennings

Let’s Forget About Events Undoubtedly instructional design is crucial if the mindset is learning events – modules, courses, programmes and curricula. Experience and practice are two of the main ways we change our behaviours and learn.

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The Standalone LMS is Dead

Dan Pontefract

This is the nuclear fault of the LMS itself and of anitquated thinking from our learning leaders; it encourages standalone learning by driving people to register for an event … be it an ILT class or an eLearning module. If you want to change the culture (as Will Kelly describes here ) it’s surely not just about the technology. This cannot happen solely in an ILT class and it surely does not happen in an eLearning module.

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