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  1. Nov 2019
    1. Empowering Education: A New Model for In-service Training of Nursing Staff

      This research article explores an andragogical method of learning for the in-service training of nurses. In a study of a training period for 35 nurses, research found an empowering model of education that was characterized by self-directed learning and practical learning. This model suggests active participation, motivation, and problem-solving as key indicators of effective training for nurses. Rating 8/10

    1. A multimedia approach to affective learning and training can result in more life-like trainings which replicate scenarios and thus provide more targeted feedback, interventions, and experience to improve decision making and outcomes. Rating: 7/10

  2. Oct 2019
    1. So we train the generator with the following procedure: Sample random noise. Produce generator output from sampled random noise. Get discriminator "Real" or "Fake" classification for generator output. Calculate loss from discriminator classification. Backpropagate through both the discriminator and generator to obtain gradients. Use gradients to change only the generator weights.

      GAN- Training for both generator and discriminator as a whole

  3. Sep 2019
  4. Mar 2019
  5. eds.a.ebscohost.com.libproxy.nau.edu eds.a.ebscohost.com.libproxy.nau.edu
    1. The purpose of this book is to help learners plan ,develop and deliver online training programs for adults in the workplace. This book can be understood as a guide for training managers, instructional designers, course developers and educators who are looking to transition from classroom material to self-paced instructional programs.The main purpose of this book is for people who deliver training programs to be able to design programs for online. Most importantly, the learners needs are addressed in development. Rating 7/10 material is interesting and relevant but slightly outdated.

    1. This article is about technology integration in the classroom and how to support teachers and schools during the process. It provides recommendations on how to handle distractions and the level of engagement that should be happening between peers. This article takes a deep dive into learning in general and how it prepares students for the real world. Rating: 7/10

    1. 4Vision: Preparing Learning Communities to succeed in College and Careers in a global society through technology.Vision and Goals

      This proposal outlines a draft for a technology plan for Arizona regarding adult education. This plan outlines the goals of the plan and how Arizona can address them moving forward. This plan outlines trends for the future in technology and acknowledges challenges that might come up later down the line. This plan also reviews teaching standards and instruction, as well as operations for the future. Rating 6/10 for being a draft, but with good ideas!

    1. Teaching Adults:What Every Trainer Needs to Know About Adult Learning Styles

      This paper, a project o the PACER Center, discusses learning styles specifically as they pertain to adult learners. From the nitty-gritty podagogy vs. andragogy to the best ways to train for adults, this is a good tool for those who don't know much or need a refresher on adult learning theory and training adults. I love that it is set up in a textbook style, so it's friendly but has a considerable amount of information in a variety of formats. The section, "Tips for Teaching Adults" is helpful to me as it's a series of quick reminders about how to present my information best. 8/10

    1. 7 Gamification Strategies for Corporate Training

      This article by the Tech Edvocate discusses seven ways to gamify corporate training. I find this personally important because I often use games to teach my adult learners about some of the most boring topics. (For instance, I'm currently creating training to explain the theory and calculations behind a very complex distribution management software tool. Imagine explaining how a calculator works to provide correct answers to math equations, then multiply that a few times. It's tough.) According to this article, in order to gamify, instructors can specify learning objectives, use reward systems, incorporate social interaction, and challenge learners to make gamified learning successful. 8/10

    1. As one understands professional development in educational technology as potential transformational learning experiences, one can begin to reconceptualize its outcomes.

      This article provides an in-depth view from the teachers perspective about how to prepare for technology in their learning environments. Through professional development training, teachers and instructors can gain new knowledge about how to incorporate new technologies into their practice. This article focuses on one study and concludes that new technology needs to be introduced slowly for best practices.

    1. This is a discussion of informal learning that focuses on ensuring that incidences of informal learning are recognized. This discussion portrays it has happening through casual conversations, online discussions, or social media. The page is easy enough to read though it does not try to be comprehensive. rating 2/5

    1. Using Just in Time Training for Active Learning in The Workplace

      This does not necessarily seem to be of top quality but it is the only item I have found so far that addresses just in time training specifically within healthcare. It does not do so in great depth. It does briefly address technology and mobile learning but not in a way that is tremendously insightful. rating 2/2

    1. Time Training (and the Best Practices

      What is just in time training This is an introductory and brief article that relates to just in time training. It describes the conditions needed to bring about adoption of this process. I am not in a position to evaluate the content but the ideas seem useful. rating 4/5

    1. This is one of many discussions of Kirkpatrick's four levels of evaluation. More of the page is taken up with decoration and graphics than needs to be the case but this page is included in this list because it offers a printable guide and because the hierarchy of the four levels is clearly shown. The text itself is printed in black on a white background and it is presented as a bulleted list (the bullets are not organized as well as they could be). Nonetheless it is a usable presentation of this model. rating 3/5

    1. Mager's tips on instructional objectives This is a very simple page that consists of black and white text without any graphics. As is, the text on the page is rather small and difficult (for me, anyway) to read, so one may wish to enlarge it. The process of creating instructional objectives in this format is explained in a clear and straightforward way. Rating 5/5

    1. Resources & Tools

      This is the web page of the Association for Talent Development, formerly know as the American Association for Training and Development. The specific page that I am bookmarking is for their resource collection. There are job aids, job announcements, discussion boards, and professional conferences, though some items can only be accessed with membership. Rating 4/5

  6. Nov 2018
    1. Of 25 responding early-career hospitalists, 23 (92%) rated the SCA role as useful to very useful, 20 (80%) reported interactions with the SCA led to at least one change in their diagnostic approach, and 13 (52%) reported calling fewer subspecialty consults as a result of guidance from the SCA. In response to questions about professional development, 18 (72%) felt more comfortable as an independent physician following their interactions with the SCA, and 19 (76%) thought the interactions improved the quality of care they delivered.
    2. o better understand the impact and generalizability of clinical coaching, a larger, longitudinal study is required to look at patient and provider outcomes in detail. Further refinement of the SCA role to meet faculty needs is needed and could include faculty development.
    3. For most physicians, the period of official apprenticeship ends with the completion of residency or fellowship, yet the acquisition of expertise requires ongoing opportunities to practice a given skill and obtain structured feedback on one’s performance.
    1. Until recently, there were no specific training programs for hospitalists. Thus, hospitalists have developed from diverse training backgrounds. The 1997 NAIP survey indicated that 90% of hospitalists were internists: 50% general internists and 40% medical subspecialists. Of this latter group, half were pulmonologists and/or critical care specialists.53 The 1999 survey found that the generalist fraction had grown to 75%, while subspecialists fell to 15%.54 Our impression is that early programs often took advantage of the onsite presence of pulmonary physicians, intensivists, and other subspecialists. The recent data indicate that the maturing field is attracting more general internists who view it as a long-term career option. In both surveys, about 3% to 5% of hospitalists were family physicians and another 5% to 7% were pediatricians.58 There are now several early training programs for hospitalists, including a residency track and fellowship program at the University of California, San Francisco.59 In developing training modules for hospitalists, researchers have been guided by a survey in which practicing hospitalists rated areas of importance to their practice and sufficiency of their training (Table 2).60 Interestingly, hospitalists thought that clinical skills (ie, managing heart failure, inserting central lines, interpreting electrocardiograms) were very important and had been well taught during residency. Conversely, they cited major educational deficits in their training regarding communication skills, end-of-life care, quality improvement and patient safety, medical economics, care of surgical patients, and postacute care. These topics are likely to form the core of future hospitalist curricula for both trainees and practicing physicians. Although graduating residents raised concerns about underpreparedeness in some of the same areas, such as in nursing home care and quality improvement, in a recent national survey,61 other educational deficits cited by hospitalists (eg, palliative care) were not raised to the same extent by these graduating residents. Moreover, the illustrative cases and settings used to train future hospitalists would undoubtedly be different than those used to educate outpatient generalists, even within the same general content area, such as pain management or patient safety.
  7. learn-us-east-1-prod-fleet01-xythos.s3.us-east-1.amazonaws.com learn-us-east-1-prod-fleet01-xythos.s3.us-east-1.amazonaws.com
    1. A number of authors argue that professional development requires adual focus on both knowledge of subject matter content and an understand-ing of how children learn specific content.

      This article addresses what makes professional development effective and why. It reviews study results to show what works in a national sample of teachers. This article has good information on professional development.

      9/10

    1. Training video on Slack; marked this site so I have an example of tool training that is available for new users of Slack; could be worth briefly referencing (2/5)

    1. The New Learning Environment and AdultDevelopmental Needs

      Identifies adult developmental learning needs. For many years, since 1911, Training at a machining company had been directed to specific tasks. After the company was sold to a new company, the education of employees changed from siloed task training to a atmosphere of learning and integrated team work. This shift in training also changed the culture of the company and built an atmosphere of one team, even across shifts and departments. This article points out how the change from task training to education that included theory of the task improved the decision making process of the employees that resulted in company improvements. Rating: 9/10

    1. Towards teaching as design: Exploring the interplay between full-lifecycle learning design tooling and Teacher Professional Development.

      This article explores the theory of training teachers as learning designers to promote innovate and creativity. Included in the article are studies of designers with little teaching experience compared with those that are full-cycle teachers and the effect of TPD and LD upon training.

      RATING: 5/5 (rating based upon a score system 1 to 5, 1= lowest 5=highest in terms of content, veracity, easiness of use etc.)

    1. Adults have a deep need to be self-directing. The psychological definition of "adult" is one who has achieved a self-concept of being in charge of his or her own life, of being responsible for making his or her own decisionsand living with the consequences. Adults develop a deep need to be seen by others as being capable of taking responsibility for themselves. Too often as trainers we design training situations that place adultsback in their childhood where they are told what where and when and how to learn. Self-directed is not the same as self-paced. Self-paced means that the learner is only in charge of when to experience what the trainer has produced. Self-directed learning puts the learner in charge of much more. Incorporate as much "search and discovery" into the training as possible for experienced learners. Present training with as many options for learning as possible.

      This article is a quick guide to adult learning with additional information on how to apply the principles to professional training.

  8. Sep 2018
    1. Examples of human trafficking can be found everywhere, but only if members of Utah's local communities know what to look for. At a Motel 6 in Taylorsville, one manager attended a training (provided by the hotel) about human trafficking. Once he returned, he became suspicious of a couple of occupants and was able to tip law enforcement off to a trafficker who had been prostituting two women out of his hotel room.

      Just because it isn't seen doesn't mean it isn't there. Education is a great way to increase awareness of signs and allows us to be one step closer to decreasing this social issue.

    1. That is why the government will invest an additional $63 million over three years to create the first Ontario Training Bank to serve as a one-stop shop for employers, job seekers and workers to access the skills training that meets their needs. The new Ontario Training Bank includes a refreshed set of services and programs3 that will: Help employers invest in the skills of their workers, and come together to train and recruit new talent; Provide workers with the ability to grow in their jobs and adapt to technological changes; Provide employers with access to essential skills upgrading, including digital literacy for their workers at no cost to the employer; Provide job seekers with support to access quality training to secure in-demand jobs and meet employers’ hiring needs; and Bring employers, industry associations and training providers together to develop skills programs that are tailored to the needs of the local economy.
    1. 简单记忆训练 DNN 的技巧:

      对于坏习惯, 早弃则自活

      前三个针对训练误差小测试误差大的情况;

      后两个针对训练误差就很大的情况;

      tips for good training but bad testing

      1. (早)Early Stopping
      2. (弃)Dropout
      3. (则)Regularization

      tips for bad training

      1. (自)Adaptive learning rate(optimizer)
      2. (活)New activation function

      dropout

      • 训练的时候

      每一次更新参数之前(我们一般一个 mini-batch 更新一次参数,也就是每个 mini-batch 都对神经元做一次随机丢弃),对每一个神经元(包括input layer,这点要注意)做丢弃

      1 mini-batch -> 1 dorpout -> 1 thin-network

      每一个神经元都有 p% 几率被丢弃,所有与被丢弃的神经元相连的权重 w 也都会被丢弃,这样整个网络的结构就变了,深度不变宽度变窄。

      dropout 毫无疑问会让训练结果变差,因为整体模型复杂度降低了。

      • 测试的时候

      需要注意两点:

      1. 测试的时候不对神经元做丢弃
      2. 测试的时候每个权重都乘以 (1-p%): w * (1-p%)

      为什么 dropout 测试机权重需要乘以 (1-p%)

      假设 dropout rate 设为 50%, 在训练的时候我们得到的某个神经元的输出 \(z\) ,是丢弃了输入层一半的神经元及权重得到的:

      \(z=f([x1,x2,x3,x4])\) --> \(z=f([x1,x4])\)

      在测试的时候这个由于不做任何丢弃:

      \(z=f([x1,x2,x3,x4])\))

      该神经元的输出大约会是原来的两倍:

      \(f(\vec{x}) = w * x + b\)

      \(f([x1,x2,x3,x4]) \approx 2 * f([x1,x4])\)

      \(w_{new} = 0.5 * w_{old}\) ,这样:

      \(f([x1,x2,x3,x4]) \approx f([x1,x4])\)

  9. Jul 2018
    1. What about people who don't have PhD's? Are they scientists, too? In any world in which credentials matter, the answer is no. (I describe a major exception to the rule below.) Just like getting an MD or a JD is a prerequisite to being called a doctor or a lawyer, in general, getting a PhD in the natural sciences is the prerequisite to being called a scientist.
  10. Jun 2018
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  12. Mar 2018
    1. Introduce core training for all staff to ensure awareness of the Intergenerational impact of Residential Schools and Colonization

      Need department heads to come together to decide how we will roll out support for staff to participate in learning opportunities such as MOOCs and speaker series. Librarians can volunteer to sub in on service desks to allow for this learning to take place.

  13. Feb 2018
    1. The Bottom Line is that you will benefit from using the community group

      Unlike other approaches to learning new PM concepts that span many disciplines and competencies, we help you focus on your strengths and concerns within groups, while developing a holistic solution, that optimally increases your competitive advantage.

      Steps to Creating a Group:

      • Join the Community
      • Create your Own Group
      • Invite Others to Join
    2. Center of Excellence

      Join the Center of Excellence. It is designed to help you improve your practice of Integrated PM through:

      • Collaboration
      • Training
      • Shared Assets
      • Knowledge Management
      • While helping you overcome change adoption hurdles

      https://youtu.be/z-2pXcwUv9Q

  14. Nov 2017
  15. Oct 2017
    1. Kamler, Barbara. 2008. “Rethinking Doctoral Publication Practices: Writing from and beyond the Thesis.” Studies in Higher Education 33 (3): 283–94. doi:10.1080/03075070802049236.

  16. Sep 2017
    1. Badging may be seen as an alternative to traditional forms of educational assessment and recognition. Traditional systems for recognizing learning – letter grades, transcripts, or even diplomas– may not be able to fully demonstrate students’ actual learning or achievements. Digital badging would allow metadata to be attached to each badge, bringing together valuable information about the criteria for earning the badge, the institution or instructor behind the badge, the date the badge was earned, descriptions or copies of assessment tools, or even examples of actual work submitted to receive the badge. [4] Additionally, as a form of micro-credentialing, badging would help document specific learning achievement along a larger path towards general achievement.

      This is a good idea for large, multi-site libraries. Staff have trouble leaving the branch for training, and have no incentive to increase their skills. Badges would be a tangible result, which (ideally) would accrue over time to illustrate an upward trend in skill development. An extrinsic motivator, true, but also a record of effort and time expended.

    1. Workplace learning typically embodies an outside-in approach where a teacher or instructor provides the learner with content, information and ideas

      A generalization not true in all cases especially not with big and advanced organizations. As a trainer, it was always about discovery, experiential, sharing, role playing, projects etc.

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  20. Feb 2017
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  21. Sep 2016
    1. Heutagogy contends that there is a difference between the acquisition of knowledge and skills (competencies) , and learning.
  22. Aug 2016
    1. This free online managing health and safety training course from HSEI Online offers a comprehensive study of health and safety management such as Assessing risks, Controlling risks, Understanding your responsibilities, Identifying hazards, Investigating accidents and incidents, Measuring performance and environmental protection.
    2. This free online managing health and safety training course from HSEI Online offers a comprehensive study of health and safety management such as Assessing risks, Controlling risks, Understanding your responsibilities,

      This free online managing health and safety training course from HSEI Online offers a comprehensive study of health and safety management such as Assessing risks, Controlling risks, Understanding your responsibilities,

  23. Jul 2016
    1. Tyton’s Bryant sees LinkedIn, Lynda and Microsoft tapping into continuing and lifelong learning, an arena in which he thinks higher-ed institutions have done poorly.
    2. much more tied to employment

      Cue Thorstein.

    3. “In my perfect world, I have a competency profile — you know, on LinkedIn, presumably — that is kept up to date in real time on the competencies that I am exhibiting in my work, as well as competencies that I’ve demonstrated through assessments, through my education, the formal credentials that I’ve accrued,”

      It’s a very specific dream, but it sounds like it’s shared by a lot of people.

    4. traditional certification market
    5. currently fragmented corporate-training market

      There’s typically a big gap between “education” and corporate training. Sounds like the deal is more about the latter than the former.

    1. In this paragraph they are talking about how kids are better off playing more than one sports because it helps them become better athletically. This relates to me because I was recently working on a post about playing two sports, but I was actually going against it saying that focusing on one sports is an better advantage of making.

  24. Jun 2016
    1. Businesses are not saying "I want someone who went through a programme that promised them a job".

      In the Ivory Tower, we hear less about that part of the relationship between Higher Ed. and businesses. Those colleagues of ours who are so against the 100-year push for universities to become more vocational tend to assume that employers are the ones doing the pushing. While it’s quite possible that some managers wish for universities to produce optimised employees, many people on that side of the equation argue that they’re quite able to train employees, as long as they’re able to learn. Now, there’s a whole thing about the “talent pipeline” which might get faculty in a tizzy. But it’s not about moulding learners into employees. Like much of Higher Ed., it’s about identifying (and labeling) people who conform to a certain set of standards. Not less problematic, perhaps, but not so much of a distinction between academia and employability.

  25. Jan 2016
    1. In my experience, the best way to lift weights for runners is to use a heavy weight that is enough to push your limits after 5 repetitions

      Agrees with the advice at http://victorsrunningblog.com/2014/04/15/why-distance-runners-should-lift-heavy/ which also has more references and a better explanation.

  26. Feb 2014
    1. The other way to help these students would be to dramatically reduce the price or time required to get an education of acceptable quality (and for acceptable read “enabling the student to get a better job”, their commonest goal.) This is a worse option in every respect except one, which is that it may be possible.
    2. After the massive expansion of higher education into job training, the promising 18-year-old who goes straight to a residential college is now the odd one out.

      The role of higher-ed has changed to encroach into the territory of community colleges with job training as a goal.

  27. Sep 2013
    1. I say to them that if they are to excel in oratory or in managing affairs or in any line of work, they must, first of all, have a natural aptitude for that which they have elected to do; secondly, they must submit to training and master the knowledge of their particular subject, whatever it may be in each case; and, finally, they must become versed and practised in the use and application of their art; for only on these conditions can they become fully competent and pre-eminent in any line of endeavor. In this process, master and pupil each has his place; no one but the pupil can furnish the necessary capacity; no one but the master, the ability to impart knowledge while both have a part in the exercises of practical application: for the master must painstakingly direct his pupil, and the latter must rigidly follow the master's instructions.

      Aptitude, training, practice/teacher

    2. Watching over them and training them in this manner, both the teachers of gymnastic and the teachers of discourse are able to advance their pupils to a point where they are better men and where they are stronger in their thinking or in the use of their bodies.

      Outlines a consistency here between training the body and training the mind.

    1. For ability, whether in speech or in any other activity, is found in those who are well endowed by nature and have been schooled by practical experience.(17) Formal training makes such men more skilfull

      Natural ability, experience, and training all contribute to skill. It's complex, fed by many factors