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. I may not even be aware of some modulators until they suddenly come into play and their impact is seen. The magnets in this case modulate the system. Photograph courtesy of Daynoir.

Module 100

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.

Module 100

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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. Not only do they have to deal with the complexities associated with large scale physical and digital infrastructures, but with the even more complex issues involved in human and organizational behaviors.

Data 180

Innovation Hubs in the Global Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Each module, each unbundled process, is a marketplace target for innovation.”. Cloud Computing Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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. Figure 70 - Media form in Form Editor I've added course, module and event as keylists. Indeed, I can't do any of it, because I have more pressing issues.

Module 127

Systems Thinking, Safety and Risk Management

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These include the hierarchical decomposition of the system into relatively independent, functional modules and components; making the individual components and functional modules as reliable as possible; having well defined processes for the assembly and operation of the systems; extensive simulation of the behavior of the components, modules and overall system; and continuous quality measurements and improvements. .

System 124

working smarter 2020

Harold Jarche

Jump ahead a decade and similar issues continue to face large organizations. The Working Smarter program included four modules spaced over four weeks, engaging cohorts of 50 or fewer participants and included individual exercises and collective discussions.

from training to learning

Harold Jarche

What we have collected is a motley set of insights, of pragmatic maxims and design recommendations that serve as reminders of what the important issues and pitfalls are in this kind of endeavor.

observation > narration > curation

Harold Jarche

“Stop work on that coronavirus eLearning module you started last week. As the operation staff deal with issues, learning departments can become the naive observers, recording what is happening from an unfiltered perspective.

Module 195

What Does it Mean to Enrol in a Course?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In some cases, you will be issued an institutional email address and given access credentials to things like EduRoam. It has modules and lessons and an interface to events and activities.

Course 201

A sense of direction (1)

Dave Snowden

So lets start with the common manifestations and my issues with them, and I will open each with a key reference. The issue arrises when the nature of the system is such that the levels of uncertainty, the degree of interacting modulators is such, that unintended consequences are the only certainty. Of course, if the degree of modulation is limited and if causality is linear (repeating and predictable) then there is no issue with measures becoming targets.

Module 179

Education and Services Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Their focus is not on the narrow engineering aspects of technology but on pedagogical issues, educational content, financial planning, political constraints and organizational issues. Blossoms aims to develop a large free repository of video modules created by gifted volunteers from around the world to assist school teachers with math and science courses. Each module builds on prerequisite material that the class has already learned.

A Review of SAP Jam

Dan Pontefract

This was an important issue for us, and was accommodated by SAP and their European data center. This caused an issue during the alpha and beta testing stages for us as we had Jam deployed first and then the rest of the BizX / SuccessFactors pieces we were launching in stage one. Overall, Jam deployed to the organization easier than some of the other SuccessFactors modules. (I Learning Module Integration.

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“… intire of it selfe”

Dave Snowden

One of the wider issues in complexity work is that it requires us to break away from old ways of thinking. Take those linear stages and define them as modulators with a complex system that can occur in different strengths and frequency in different contexts.

Module 230

friday power

Harold Jarche

The last module is 4.5 The real issue is that this will exacerbate an already existing crisis of overextraction. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. some links are to the complete Twitter thread]. “I f you never change your mind, why have one?” ” —Edward de Bono — via @stiggylou. “I’m taking an online data analytics class from the Wharton School of Business.

Module 141

Learning Electron - Part 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I also encountered some issues with the examples provided in the Udemy course I was studying in order to learn Electron, and in articular, I noted how the working directory was defined differently in Node.js 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.

Module 166

Building a Culture of Continuous Learning

Charles Jennings

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. Classes, courses and curricula – structured learning events – don’t provide all the tools in the toolkit. They’re bit-players in a much larger world of organisational learning and performance.

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'. You have to create a whole new person inside your Badgr account to issue badges (presumably this is so that more than one person can issue badges in a single account).

Design 116

Twelvetide 20:09 Manege and menage

Dave Snowden

The issue then arises as to can we manage if we are dealing with inherent uncertainty? I think a lot of people don’t realise how novel the complexity stuff still and how threatening (needlessly) it is to established management practice.

Module 142

It’s Only 65% !

Charles Jennings

If you’re in a high compliance environment it’s likely that your people will be required to spend more time on structured training (whether this has an impact or not is another issue altogether). 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.

Survey 182

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. This approach needs a detailed understanding of the issues to be addressed, the ability to architect and create solutions that stretches well beyond instructional design, and the trust of stakeholders so they play their part in the process.

A wave of neuroscience

Mind Hacks

This publication is a collection of essays that together provide a primer of current developments in neuroscience and highlight interesting issues and questions for society and policy. The authors discuss their own views on how developments might impact on society, examining some of the opportunities and risks, as well as the ethical questions and governance issues.

Microlearning Malarkey

Clark Quinn

And I don’t mean microlearning as a whole, that’s another issue ; it’s articles like this one that I’m complaining about.). Specifically: “learning that has been designed from the bottom up to be consumed in shorter modules.” Someone pointed me to a microlearning post, wondering if I agreed with their somewhat skeptical take on the article. And I did agree with the skepticism. Further, it referenced another site with worse implications.

Module 160

What's Interesting

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Today this translates into an interest in social networks, copyright issues, truth (and ethics) in media, and the practical matter of helping communities communicate with each other and externally. 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 133

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. But … to change the culture, you also need to drive an organization to believe that training does not only happen in an event (ILT and eLearning) and thus, by keeping the standalone LMS alive and kicking, you exacerbate the issue.

Module 181

EPortfolios and Badges Workshop - #OEB14

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Three specific aims: - create an EP environment for the organizers - create an EP environment for the students - help people create their own EP The design principles for the course modules: - non-stop, always open, self-study, self-paced - customizable, task-oriented - use and reuse OER (content) - creation of the ''learning scenario'' - orient them toward tangible results - create sharing options through the social web The course is made up of 7 modules (which I won''t list here).

Module 195

Five Steps to Making Your Content Mobile Ready


5 These are contextual issues that Xyleme customers solve by tagging each nugget with metadata that describes that piece of content. As in software development, where Agile can be started with just a single module, Xyleme customers begin Agile development with a single content nugget, such as a topic, lesson, or procedure. It seems that almost every day we are inundated with more stats about how mobile is becoming an even more integral part of our lives.

best finds of 2019

Harold Jarche

Every day it tells us that issues of mind-numbing irrelevance are more important than the collapse of our life support systems.”. The last module is 4.5 Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds.

Module 173

Feedback on Big Blue Button

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This sort of problemis not unique to BBB - I find the same issues with Adope Connect, which is whyI blame Flash. I've authored a full Perl interface to the API - it'spretty integrated into gRSShopper, but I'll write a stand-alone version peoplecan use (there's a Perl BBB module, but the module is not stand-alone (it alsohas to be integrated into some application) and the documentation is awful).I'll

Module 124

A New Website, Part Eight - Drupal Reloaded

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

First thing, I went to Google looking for information on how to install new modules in Drupal 5.0. Modules have a name, say, 'foo'. There is a.module file associated with that module, 'foo.module'. There can be (but doesn't have to be) a directory with that same name, 'drupal/modules/foo'. Drupal, when it lists the modules that can be installed, checks the 'modules' directory and any subdirectories for a file called '.module'. module'. Some issues.

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Nothing Has Changed. Everything Has Changed.

Charles Jennings

There are some observations and suggestions in here that get to the heart of the issues around the fact that our approaches to building capability through learning need a radical rethink. We produced smarter modules and courses, better learning pathways, or integrated new technologies but the overall outcome was to make the learning landscape more complex and full of ‘busy work’. A Revolution or a Slow Demise?

Change 183

Notes On "Global Guidelines: Ethics in Learning Analytics"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The presumption throughout is that a global ethic in learning analytics is needed, can be known, and comprehends the issues in this document. the institution may store datasets under certain conditions and for specified periods, but within a higher education context the issue of ownership could remain open.

A sense of direction (2)

Dave Snowden

Carrying out the exercise also confirmed to me in the value of the liminal version of Cynefin and critically the resolution it provides for a long term issue of what to do with the Disordered domain. In Cynefin terms this is an attempt to shift from the Complex to the Obvious (or in part Complicated) while there are still multiple modulators in play, many connections and the probability of unintended consequences high.

Module 149

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.

On Connectivism and Scale

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And, "for many learners their issues are not with content (even when they appear to be), but with confidence, identity and other skills. With respect to a connectivist MOOC, the issue is more complex. 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."

Module 163

Managing Learning?

Charles Jennings

In the past that strategy provided a more robust defence than it does now (see an earlier article about compliance training for a discussion on that issue). Donald Taylor recently published an article titled ‘ What does ‘LMS’ mean today ?’. In it Donald posited something I’ve been advocating for years. It is this. Learning can only be managed by the individual in whose head the learning is occurring.

PKM 173

Yes but… (and the Isaiah moment is still with us)

Dave Snowden

A couple of those conversations, especially those on indigenous issues and gender issues have been hugely useful to my thinking and I’m grateful for the various gifts of debate over the last few days. Which is why evaluation should really start with identification and mapping of constraints coupled with risk assessment which includes the percentage of current behaviour attributable to dark constraints (we can see the effect but not the cause or modulating factors).

Module 109

A sense of direction (3)

Dave Snowden

However the main issue in Complicated is the process and validation of mechanisms of professions and the various controls. How much of the recent past can we account for/model by the modulators we are aware of? I really should be cutting back on the email and task backlog at the moment but I keep getting distracted by the print of Cynefin on which I have made a growing body of notes so its probably best to get it out of the system.

Module 140

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. Image source: E:CO Issue Vol.

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.). It works like this: Create module (associated with knowledge (in the future, maybe, associated with competencies or whatever) Create Task (associated with Module) Create Badge (associated with Badge) Receive Link (to a webpage) (associated with Task) Award Badge (to author associated with link) Notify author (via Badgr, WebReference, other?)

Design 127

It may take fire

Dave Snowden

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. The problem I still have, and its been in various forms an issue for a decade, is how to manage the quality balance with openness. A busy week with three days in Helsinki working on an Agile/Cynefin course and then most of today spent getting to, and handing around in the Royal United Hospital in Bath for a consultation.

Module 100

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. “The only person who behaves sensibly is my tailor. He takes new measurements every time he sees me. All the rest go on with their old measurements.”

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Company-wide training modules by an IT Process & Quality Manager at a Large Global Communications Corporation. Company-wide training modules by a Lead Courseware Developer at a Security Products Corporation. I found that the act of adding TTS made me aware of a number of design issues with the presentation. Since our training modules are used world-wide, in English, we wanted voice as well as text (all our training modules have both).