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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.

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.

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. I was thinking about today’s post , wherein I was talking about a couple of packages that might help organizations move forward. I was reflecting back on some previous posts about engagement models, and was reminded of a more recent one. And I realized this has played out in a couple of ways.

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). Thank Goodness It’s Monday! This is my second TGIM post.

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.

The future of business education will be centered on contextual learning

Ross Dawson

When an obstacle is encountered the solution is sought in the form of a specific module of learning needed to solve that particular problem. This context specific module is acquired just as we need it, ‘just in time’.

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). This script tests for required modules. So I rewrote the server environment test to reflect current Perl module requirements (all models are loaded in grsshopper.ph load_modules() if you''re interested). This module handles form input functions. This module displays error messages. This module handles database functions. This module emulates a web browser.

Workplace Learning: Adding, Embedding & Extracting

Charles Jennings

Typically, adding learning involves integrating structured away-from-work learning (courses, classes, and eLearning modules) with learning activities within the workflow.

EPortfolios and Badges Workshop - #OEB14

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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.

Sea wall or salt marsh?

Dave Snowden

As I say I’m playing with metaphor in the context of constraint management and also in mapping, but over multiple metaphors seen as modulators of identity. When we lived in St Albans, way back in the days before children, we occasionally made a winter day trip to the Essex Coast (pictured).

Why it pays to be an ambivert. (And why you probably are one.)

Dan Pink

As you can see from the chart, the folks who fared the best — by a wide margin — were the in the modulated middle. This is my favorite chart from To Sell is Human , one that I explain in greater detail in a new Washington Post column. Here’s what it means and why it matters.

Why it pays to be an ambivert. (And why you probably are one.)

Dan Pink

As you can see from the chart, the folks who fared the best — by a wide margin — were the in the modulated middle. This is my favorite chart from To Sell is Human , one that I explain in greater detail in a new Washington Post column. Here’s what it means and why it matters.

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.

It’s Only 65% !

Charles Jennings

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.

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. Since our training modules are used world-wide, in English, we wanted voice as well as text (all our training modules have both). The support provided by Speech-Over for modulation and pronunciation is good.

books in perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

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.

eBook 101

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.

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. This past week, I attended the SharePoint 2009 conference in Las Vegas.

What is the best way to deliver professional development to nonprofit emerging leaders?

Beth Kanter

Join us on May 2 for a special session led by Beth Kanter, and take a deeper dive into the Playbook and learn how to apply the mini-modules in different settings with your team. Flickr Photo by Flower Factor.

Five Steps to Making Your Content Mobile Ready

Xyleme

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.

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.

Survey 118

Emerging Leaders Need More than Leadership Development

Beth Kanter

Join us on May 2 for a special session led by Beth Kanter, and take a deeper dive into the Playbook and learn how to apply the mini-modules in different settings with your team. Flickr Image – ImageGroup.

A wave of neuroscience

Mind Hacks

The collection has been dubbed ‘Brain Waves Module 1: Neuroscience, society and policy’ and apparently three other ‘modules’ are on their way.

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.

Course 100

Start with the 70. Plan for the 100.

Charles Jennings

10 solutions include training and development courses and programmes, eLearning modules and reading. This article draws on ideas and supporting material from a new book published for the first time in English last week.

Economic structural change is NOT industry compositional change

Ross Dawson

Perhaps the best frame to understand the nature of structural change is the rapid rise of the “modular economy”, in which value is created in smaller and smaller modules over time. I am currently preparing a number of keynotes for senior business audiences over coming weeks.

Martian Dougiamas on Moodle

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

progressive: communication based pedagogies, comment developed modules, drag and drop UIs, mobile platfors, innovative workflows, integration media, etc. The approach now is for Moodle HQ to focus on a platform, such that other people can build modules on top of it. Many people want the traditional locked down LMS, where students are seen as needing competencies and knowledge, where content is to be dumped, absorbed, and pumped out via tests.

Learning by Osmosis

Dan Pontefract

Similarly, learning isn’t held hostage by the formal classroom event or eLearning module. I liken learning in an organization to osmosis. At least I think it should be like osmosis.

The Secret Sauce for Productive Nonprofit Meetings that No One Talks About

Beth Kanter

One of the modules is on meetings. Flickr Photo by Iain. I’m facilitating a peer learning leadership development group for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders supported by the Packard Foundation.

International Perspective: The MOOC and Campus-Based Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Summary of a presentation by Phillip D.

What is the future of the Learning & Development department?

Ross Dawson

In learning there has been a long-standing shift to generating learning modules, which are content that can be delivered across a variety of platforms, and hopefully as close to the point of need as possible. Last Friday I gave the keynote for the first breakfast seminar run by CADRE , a leading elearning design company, for senior executives of its clients. The topic of my presentation was The Future of Learning , giving a big picture view to kick off their series.

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. Flickr Photo by Haldane Martin. How many meetings and conference calls did you have yesterday?

Managing Learning?

Charles Jennings

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 86

Nothing Has Changed. Everything Has Changed.

Charles Jennings

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?

Hark! What light through yonder neuron breaks

Mind Hacks

An unintentionally funny first line from a new study on the neuroscience of love. The lifetime prevalence of romantic love is extremely high, as romantic love strikes nearly 100% of the people at one or more times during their life.

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. .

A Crash Course in Design Thinking for Network Leadership Skills

Beth Kanter

The session was an introduction to design thinking methods and to generate ideas for instructional modules for networked leadership development. Last month, I participated in a Design Thinking Lab with network leadership practitioners convened by the Leadership Learning Community.

Digital Learning Research Network Conference 2016

George Siemens

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. The discussions and prsentations addressed many of the critical challenges faced by learners, educators, administrators, and others. The schedule and archive are available here.

Ulric Neisser, psychology’s repentant revolutionary

Mind Hacks

This was certainly no ‘contrariness’ The book is a cutting critique and insightfully captures many of the problems with cognitive psychology, most of which were only ‘rediscovered’ in the 90s and 2000s as embodied cognition and network analysis started to look beyond the ‘disembodied mind is made of computer modules’ idea. The New York Times has an obituary for the founder of cognitive psychology, Ulric Neisser.

Learning and Performance Support Systems

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The purpose of the platform is to create LPSS services to interact with existing third-party services, including advanced algorithms and modules developed in other NRC programs.