A New Website, Part Six - Drupal Modules

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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. The first step, then, is to look at the list of modules that comes with the Drupal download. So I select 'Site Building' -> 'Modules'. So I activate the module. This will happen for every module.

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[berkman] Dries Buytaert: Drupal and sustaining collaborative efforts

David Weinberger

Dries Buytaert [twitter: Dries ] , the founder of Drupal and co-founder of Acquia , is giving a Berkman lunch talk about building and sustaining online collaborations. Drupal has 10,000+ modules, 300,000 downloads a month, 1.5M It’s a collaboration model.” Module developers can get funded from LSD. Of these collaborative projects often start as small, volunteer-driven projects. The 15,000 modules are maintained by the community.

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A Review of SAP Jam

Dan Pontefract

On New Year’s Eve, 2012, the organization where I ply my trade during the day made a decision to move forward with a deployment of SuccessFactors (an SAP company) and alongside the cloud-based talent applications such as learning, succession planning, compensation, performance amongst others, we decided to also implement Jam – their online collaboration tool. Overall, Jam deployed to the organization easier than some of the other SuccessFactors modules. (I

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working smarter 2020

Harold Jarche

In 2010 we conducted a project to cultivate a fully engaged, high performing workforce through rapid, collaborative, informal, & self-directed learning at a US-based health insurance company of about 20,000 employees. Fostering collaboration, but avoiding collaborative overload.

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. That’s all you would need when putting together this enablement programme with an initial number of different modules based on use cases and business practices. Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

Learning by Osmosis

Dan Pontefract

Similarly, learning isn’t held hostage by the formal classroom event or eLearning module. Pervasive Learning is the switch from a ‘training is an event’ fixed mindset to ‘learning is a collaborative, continuous, connected and community-based’ growth mindset. … collaboration informal learning social learning flat army formal learning informal learning osmosis pervasive learning I liken learning in an organization to osmosis.

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. This cannot happen solely in an ILT class and it surely does not happen in an eLearning module. Set up your ‘Facebook for the organization’ by embedding an LMS (or LMS like features) into your enterprise-wide collaboration platform.

Module 160

Driving a 75% Reduction in Translation Costs at Ford Motor Company


is developer of the industry-leading Learning Content Management System (LCMS), comprised of two modules: Studio , a cloud-based, collaborative, single-source authoring tool, and Content Delivery Service , a centralized content management system with comprehensive built-in analytics and dashboards.

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Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business

Luis Suarez

Yesterday evening, my time, I attended a rather interesting webcast with Sandy Carter , IBM’s Worldwide Sales Vice President, IBM Social Business, Collaboration, and Lotus Sales and Evangelism, along with Jeremiah Owyang , Industry Analyst at Altimeter Group , on the topic of Why Be Social? mix together quite nicely with other traditional collaborative and knowledge sharing methods. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

Digital Learning Research Network Conference 2016

George Siemens

Collaborative Reflection Activities Using Conversational Agents. Online Readiness Modules and Student Success. Utilizing Datasets to Collaboratively Create Interventions. 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. The discussions and prsentations addressed many of the critical challenges faced by learners, educators, administrators, and others.

Another model for support

Clark Quinn

In one case, it was for a series of elearning modules. In a more recent instance, it was on a specific focus, but there were several modules that used a similar structure. What happens, importantly, is that by working collaboratively, we learn together. I was thinking about today’s post , wherein I was talking about a couple of packages that might help organizations move forward.

It’s Only 65% !

Charles Jennings

If you’re supporting effective leaning and development in an environment where agility and innovation are at a premium then you’d better be prepared to support higher levels of collaborative and ‘trial-and-error’ learning – in the ‘70’ and ‘20’ zones. Formal learning’ suggests learning that is designed and directed by someone other than the learner as part of a curriculum, course, programme, module etc. The results of yet another 70:20:10 survey were published recently.

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Re-thinking Workplace Learning: extracting rather than adding

Charles Jennings

She noted (see her slides 10-21 here ) that there’s a clear trend towards ‘social training’ in the professional learning and development and learning vendor communities (where social technologies are added to training events) rather than towards ‘ social collaboration’ (where social technologies are used to support on-going knowledge sharing and collaborative working, and integrated with workflow).

Building a Culture of Continuous Learning

Charles Jennings

In other words, we need to plan and work not only at building individual capability, but also team and collaborative and co-operative capabilities. To achieve these three targets, we need to think out of the traditional learning and development box – beyond the class/course and eLearning module approaches towards embedding a culture where learning becomes recognised as occurring within the workflow. Most people get it.

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Mar 23 2009 Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience Published by Nancy White at 1:45 pm under collaboration , technology stewardship For a number of years I have cringed every time one of my clients tells me that have or are planning to deploy Microsoft SharePoint as a collaborative platform. Not network collaboration.

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. When asked by the president what his role at NASA was, the janitor pointed at the lunar module and stated, “To help get that thing up to the moon.”. Do your senior leaders walk the talk of open, collaborative leadership?

EPortfolios and Badges Workshop - #OEB14

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The portal allows you to collaborate, to create and announce events, offline or online. You are also free to publish your recent work, to use the online collaboration, and to invite people to join you and produce a deliverable. Each module has six sections: objectives, questions, investigate, activities, etc. The course isn''t available yet - we have the structure and write-throughs as the modules, but what we hope to get from you is input from you.

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The Knowledge and Learning Transfer Problem

Charles Jennings

I’d used the phrase ‘learning delivery’ when describing computer-supported collaborative learning ( CSCL ) approaches. 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. During a meeting at Cambridge University around 30 years ago I was thoroughly chastised by a Cambridge academic.

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Mar 23 2009 Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience Published by Nancy White at 1:45 pm under collaboration , technology stewardship For a number of years I have cringed every time one of my clients tells me that have or are planning to deploy Microsoft SharePoint as a collaborative platform. Not network collaboration.

A ship without sails: Why single source is integral to blended learning


This hybrid offspring combines elements of both modalities in response to the demands of the modern workspace, where employees collaborate and share information both onsite/in-person and offsite. Embracing blended learning modalities: Organizations leverage Web-based delivery through online modules and social collaboration resources through which peers, SMEs, and learners all connect. What''s your reaction when you hear about climate change?

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

Charles Jennings

ON THE SURFACE THERE IS GENERAL SATISFACTION WITH EXISTING LEARNING INTERVENTIONS The vast majority of people attending learning events or learning interventions (classroom training, eLearning modules, virtual sessions) reported that they were satisfied with the event or intervention (in the survey 84% declared they were satisfied or very satisfied). That means an attitude of openness and collaboration - joining others on a journey of understanding.

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Start with the 70. Plan for the 100.

Charles Jennings

10 solutions include training and development courses and programmes, eLearning modules and reading. 20 solutions include sharing and collaboration, co-operation, feedback, coaching and mentoring. This article draws on ideas and supporting material from a new book published for the first time in English last week. 702010 towards 100% performance by Jos Arets, Charles Jennings & Vivian Heijnen Copyright: Sutler Media Language: English Pages: 313 Size: 30.5cm x 23.5 cm (12 X 9.25

training > performance > social

Harold Jarche

through video, e-learning modules, reading) and the prescribed learning activities that were often looked at as ‘homework’ are completed in the classroom itself (whether that classroom is physical or virtual). 5) Learning might lead to collaborative works. Collaborating on purchasing (buying things that any one member could not justify). Collaborating on contracts (using the purchasing power of the community). + Thank Goodness It’s Monday! This is my second TGIM post.

Managing Learning?

Charles Jennings

The management modules of Systems such as PLATO (arguably the first LMS) the Computer Assisted Instruction system which was developed at the University of Illinois in 1960 (and finally shut down in 2006), were developed to support automated teaching operations (the ‘ATO’ part of the name) in a world where standardisation and automation were the primary goal. Donald Taylor recently published an article titled ‘ What does ‘LMS’ mean today ?’.

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The Gen Z Learning Journey From Higher Education To The Workplace

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Transition to the Work World What skills do they think are the most important to demonstrate to get and keep a good job: Attitude, communication, collaboration and cultural fit, time management, and technical application (they sometimes wish, eg., Video: web-based modules, turns me off of the company - "A company telling me that people love working here doesn't tell me that people love working here."

The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor

Charles Jennings

We measure how many people have attended a class or completed an eLearning module, or read a document or engaged in a job swap or in a coaching relationship. Attending a course or completing an eLearning module tells us little apart from the fact that some activity occurred. Also we should be measuring improvements in collegiate problem-solving, cross-department collaboration and co-operation and similar outputs in the ‘working smarter together’ dimension.

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

Charles Jennings

Especially if we take the advice of Harold Jarche in thinking about the power of loose hierarchies and strong networks , and if our organisation actively encourages building a sharing, co-operative and collaborative culture of continuous learning. I recall using one enterprise LMS that required 13 clicks of a mouse (some counter-intuitive) to register and launch an eLearning module. Yesterday another great British institution slid into the history books.

Education and Services Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Linc is a collaboration of educators from around the world who share best practices and learn from each other how to best develop higher education distance learning projects in emerging countries. “LINC is a hybrid, a professional society whose participants include scholars, practitioners, students,corporate executives, government officials and foundation professionals. Each module builds on prerequisite material that the class has already learned.

The Big Shift: Challenge and Opportunity for Women

John Hagel

This knowledge is usually experienced holistically rather than reducible to abstract categories and isolated modules. In the words of my esteemed collaborator, JSB, this knowledge is remarkably sticky. How are women affected by the longer-term changes that are transforming our business environment? This issue is rarely explored.    Since I am on the edge anyway, I thought I would venture into this potentially sensitive topic. 

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Online Learning Environment - 1999

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It has two major components: first, a content component, consisting of online texts, graphics, and multimedia, and second, a communications component, consisting of an array of tools for discussion and collaboration. Each of the Unit Titles (pictured, at left) expands into a display of the component unit modules. Clicking on a module opens a display listing each page in the module. Each module of a course is composed of a combination of static and dynamic content.

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books in perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

Meanwhile, collaborative work is dominating both transactional and production work. The future of valued, human work is in collaboratively addressing complex problems and coming up with creative solutions. For example, students in a US education doctoral program will be using these ebooks for one of their modules. Finding Perpetual Beta is now in production.

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How to Help Students Succeed by Taking Ownership of Their Learning Online Through Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

How do you develop consensus how to collaborate cooperate how to be a responsible citizen? How to have module based schedules. I'm sorry of contacts influencers collaborators.

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Atlantic Workshop on Semantics and Services - Day 1

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So ontology modules can be efficiently interchanged. You can get different perspectives to a module. The knowledge base of the 'utilizer' modules are augmented by sets of nominals from 'realizer' modules. After augmentation, the knowledge engines are not expected to take into account the realizer modules any more. Diagram makes it look like data from the realizer module is integrated into the utilizer module). Diagram of 'requirements' module).

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Giving 2.0: The MOOC Launches Today: Sign Up for Free

Beth Kanter

It offers one module per week with a theme. Each week is packed with content and activities as well as video modules exploring that theme. Students will consider and vote on eligible nonprofits and collaboratively determine which ones receive Learning By Giving Foundation grants. Giving 2.0: The MOOC , is a Stanford University-sponsored FREE online course intended to teach givers of all ages, backgrounds, incomes and experiences to give more effectively.

Less is more: A different approach to L&D in a world awash with information

Charles Jennings

" Other organisations have used this collaborative knowledge sharing extremely effectively. Wikipedia created a transparent knowledge creation environment by allowing open discussion and online collaboration. This post appeared on the TrainingZone.co.uk site last month. I’ve re-posted it here for people who don’t choose to register on the TZ website. Charles Jennings argues that the adage 'access to knowledge is power' is more fitting in today's information-swamped world.

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STEM Literacy is for Everyone

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He is the founder and director of LINC - Learning International Network Consortium , a collaboration involving educators from around the world who share best practices on how to best organize higher education distance learning projects in developing countries. MIT professor Richard Larson recently wrote an excellent opinion column - STEM is for Everyone.

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Managing Multiple Learning Managment Systems - The High Cost of Choice


In close collaboration with these customers, and leveraging an agile development process , the Bravais Cloud Player was born. In a few minutes, you’ll understand the nuts and bolts behind this breakthrough Bravais module. Did you know that today there are approximately 500 Learning Management System vendors in the market? 1 Did you also know that no one vendor, or small group of vendors, have significant market share?

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What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company say collaboration and collective intelligence are the engines of innovation. Collaboration is the key to success in both working and learning; they usually take place simultaneously. Richer cross-department contamination and collaboration. The ease of assembling software applications from plug-and-play modules and checkboxes has led numerous faculty members to build social network systems in-house.

[liveblog] ACT-IAC opening session

David Weinberger

We want to train them going from the 90 page specification document to much more compact, ourcome-focused descriptions, smaller work modules, etc. We’re now starting to provide the right tools for info sharing and collaboration. We’ve got tto find savings in the system: collaboration, governance, and do new things in acquisition. I’m at an ACT-IAC conference. (I’m I’m the dinner speaker.)

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An Updated Business Model for Training Vendors

Dan Pontefract

for me, is the switch from a ‘training is an event’ culture, to a ‘learning is a collaborative, continuous, connected and community-based’ culture. Do so not with your own collaboration systems, but through our system. (we — all in the name of ensuring our employees can get a particular morsel of competence in a manageable duration, and not have to fight through a 5-day course or 6-hour eLearning module to do so.

5 Games Supporting Nonprofits’s Missions, from Low-Tech to High-Tech

Beth Kanter

” Senate Immersion Module. Created by ESI Design, the 100-player Senate Immersion Module game was made for the Edward M. The Senate Immersion Module will launch in Boston in March, at the opening of the EMK Institute. Through a partnership with game studio E-Line Media and the nonprofit Cook Inlet Tribal Council, it became the first game developed in collaboration with the Iñupiat community.

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

Charles Jennings

Turning to collaborative and community support for learning, there's the ITIL Community Forum with its FAQs, feedback, forums and 23,000 registered users to interact with. A ning site, podcasts, video learning resources, RSS feeds from the large technology providers such as Cisco, Sun and Microsoft, and a number of other facilities including a range short formal modules deep-linked from the corporate LMS that could be pulled on-demand.

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Increased brain sensitivity and visual attention in people with sensory processing sensitivities

Eide Neurolearning

From Stonybrook University and a collaboration with China, comes this latest study showing that people self-reported as "Highly Sensitive People" on the Aron's HSP Questionnaire (see below) do have more sensitive brains when looking at visual stimuli.