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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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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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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Serverless Computing - An Innovative Approach to Software Development

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Serverless is an approach to software development for quickly building and deploying applications as a collection of loosely coupled modules and microservices. Serverless applications are woven or composed from a collection of loosely coupled, lightweight modules or microservices.

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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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.

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3 Tips for Crafting Effective eLearning Quizzes to Drive Learner Engagement

TOPYX LMS

Online learning quizzes drive knowledge retention by helping to reinforce what an employee has already learned in an eLearning course module. eLearning quizzes add value to any employee LMS training course.

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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from training to learning

Harold Jarche

While social learning may be one the currently hot new trends in the education and training fields, we have known for a while “why tried-and-true training methods don’t work anymore”, as discussed by Brigitte Jordan (1937-2016) in the mid-1990’s while working at the Institute for Research on Learning. Here are the highlights — From Training to Learning in the New Economy. Based on the idea that training consists of the transfer of authoritative knowledge from expert instructor to novice learner, it capitalized on the notion that knowledge can be packaged into units, modules and lectures, and delivered in standardized fashion to “the work force” Conventional training departments are set up to “cascade” training modules throughout the company but are, by and large, not prepared to assist large numbers of employees with the highly individualized career preparation many forward-looking employees now desire. Whatever learning needs to happen for getting work done at the front line — on production floors, in sales, or in customer service — often is not generated, or even recognized as needed, by the training organizations. We need to shift from an emphasis on training and all that implies, to an emphasis on learning (and all that implies). Learning is inherent in human nature. Learning is fundamentally social. Learning shapes identity. Informal learning is crucial in the workplace. In a fundamental way, all work is about learning: it is about learning to fit in and to collaborate, about learning to take initiative when appropriate, it is about really understanding customers, about acquiring intimate knowledge of the products and services the company sells and how they can fit into customers’ lives. If it is true that we need to erase the distinction between learning and work, if it is true that learning is work and work is learning, then our most challenging question becomes: how can we construct and organize work environments in such a way that they support the kinds of learning that are useful and productive for employees, for work groups and for companies. We have found no easy recipe, no universal set of prescriptions for doing that. 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. View learning as work and work as learning. Foster a view of knowledge as socially constructed rather than “transferred”. Recognize and value informal communities of practice. Foster peer-to-peer learning and co-construction of knowledge. Consider where person-to-person modeling and peer-learning are more powerful. Identify and advertise local experts so help is more easily found when needed. Foster lateral communication between individuals and peer groups. I came across this paper many years ago and it continues to inform my own practice. Jordan’s insights have aged very well. SocialLearning

3 Ways to Increase the Effectiveness of Online Training Courses with an LMS

TOPYX LMS

If an organization’s eLearning modules are missing the mark, there is plenty company leaders can do improve them using an LMS. Implementing an eLearning program is a significant financial investment, but it’s worth the money when online training courses are effective.

observation > narration > curation

Harold Jarche

“Stop work on that coronavirus eLearning module you started last week.

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3 Ways to Deliver Microlearning with LMS Software

TOPYX LMS

While there is no quick fix for increasing an employee’s level of engagement in learning and development, integrating microlearning into training modules with LMS software is a great place to start. Less than half of U.S. employees are highly engaged in learning. LMS LMS Software microlearning

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.

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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New Project: Digitizing Higher Education

George Siemens

Once this analysis is done, each university will enter one of ten modules based on their current progress. For example, a university without an LMS will enter module one whereas a university with advanced infrastructure but looking to develop online programs will enter at module four. In fall, I’ll be running a course on edX with a few colleagues on Digitizing Higher Education.

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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Cognitive Edge accreditation

Dave Snowden

We have created a list of modules or discrete units for all the various methods and tools. For each of those modules we have created a brief audio-recording and slide set. The modules will be graded on a scale of 1-3 based on level of difficulty.

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A sense of direction (1)

Dave Snowden

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. I had a really interesting exchange on twitter over the last few days.

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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.

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first we kill the jobs

Harold Jarche

The project delivered 138 modules on the locations for its holidays, flights, airport codes and so on. Donald Clark shows how WildFire , a machine-augmented instructional content development system, saved significant time and money to develop a global training program.

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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’.

friday power

Harold Jarche

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. some links are to the complete Twitter thread]. “I f you never change your mind, why have one?”

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Celebrate 21 Days to Happiness E-Learning with a 3 Day Happiness Challenge

21 Days to Happiness

And, if you participate along with me, you can enter for a chance to win 3 modules from my new 21 Days to Happiness E-Learning. Follow the tour and earn entries for a chance to win 3 modules of the brand new 21 Days to Happiness interactive e-learning.

Twitter Digest for 2011-05-23

Jane Hart

RT @ britz : Im to share my eval of an REL module today -frankly, this abt sums it up: Online courses must die! Tweet. OMG Sitting is killing you [link] #. The Networked Workplace by @ hjarche [link] #. Spiderscribe: Free-Form Mind Mapping & Brainstorming Tool [link] via @ MakeUseOf #. link] #. The C4LPT Daily is out! link] ? Top stories today via @ jamesmcluckie #.

What’s New in Pastiche™ Version 1.4?

Xyleme

Publishers can now group the lessons of a course within modules, offering learners a more convenient navigation through the content when courses are long. On top of the glossary and module feature, we have updated the look and feel of the questions in the Quiz Me section in our demo app.

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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'.

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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.

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.

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.

Identity

Dave Snowden

All of these and more modulate identity. One of the more fascinating aspects of human systems, and one of the most significant differences with the wider field of complexity is that of identity. Humans beings rarely have single agency.

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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.

Re-thinking Workplace Learning: extracting rather than adding

Charles Jennings

New Opportunities On the positive side, the ‘extracting learning’ approach opens up a new area of opportunity for L&D – beyond the module, course and programme and into the daily workflow as a mechanism for effective development, increased performance and greater productivity.

Easy RSS

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

RSS is ridiculously easy to create. It should be available to everyone, without the need for a specialized blogging application. Here's a Perl script that will create an RSS feed from a tab separated document.

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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?

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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.

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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. Again, I could use a Perl module specifically designed for this, and in some cases I will.

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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.

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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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 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.

Four ways to help women learn more

Nine Shift

For example, women study more than they need to on a given module, probably 30% more than a male student would spend to learn the same amount of material and get the same score on a test. Challenge female students to spend less time per module, and to tackle more challenging modules. Last week Julie Coates and I introduced some innovative new ways to help women learn more in school and college.

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Senses of direction

Dave Snowden

But other than in that precise context a goal is dangerous in terms of missed opportunities, confirmation bias and a general failure to realise that there are too many modulators in operation to allow predictability.

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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. This article draws on ideas and supporting material from a new book published for the first time in English last week.