If you teach learners over the age of 17 or 18, then you basically have adult learners on your hands. The tools and techniques used for teaching adult learners is referred to as andragogy.
According to educator Malcolm Knowles, there are 6 assumptions that you can hold in your mind while you are creating curriculum that is relevant and engaging for your adult learners. I’ve summarized these 6 assumptions here in this image:
Do these assumptions ring true to your experience? Do you implement any of them into your curriculum?
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Rick Henderson is a university instructor with over 20 years experience teaching adult learners. He received his Masters on Education in 2020, and enjoys researching topics related to adult learning and creativity.
I’ve never really like the term human capital to refer to the people that work in an organization. Human power is definitely a resource that any organization needs to sustain itself, there’s no doubt about that.
This article by Mike Hruska, President and CEO of Problem Solutions along with Phil Antonelli — now a senior learning manager at RNA Group in Denver — discusses mobile devices to collect performance data as well as xAPI — an experience application programming interface for learning analytics which could replace SCORM.
Understanding the difference between vector graphics — which are mathematical sets of instructions on how to display an image — and raster images — which are collections of coloured squares arranged on a grid — is crucial to creating effective designs using computer software. Whether it’s designing a logo, making a web page, or creating a handout for your students, understanding the different types of images and when each is best suited for the job will help you get better results from your design work.
Check out this video from Adobe about the difference between vector graphics and raster graphics. It also explains a bit about Adobe Illustrator, which is the industry standard tool for creating vector graphics and combining them with other elements.
Document sharing can be a hassle. A feature that’s already built into Excel can help you use Excel for simple collaboration for small groups. Of course, this shouldn’t take place of a more robust collaboration or document sharing tool, but can be set up in a pinch.
If multiple people need to work on an Excel spreadsheet stored on a network drive, access to the file can be made much easier by setting two options from the Save As dialog box.
These settings can be made at any time, just by using the Save As feature to save the workbook back over itself. You don’t even have to change the name.
The following instructions show you how to set the workbook to use a feature called Read-only recommended as well as setting an automatic backup every time the file is saved.
When the file is open on your computer, click File > Save As and choose the folder you want to save the file into. The Save As dialog will appear as shown here:
Next, click the Tools option and choose General Options.
From the General Options dialog, place a check mark beside Always create backup, and Read-only recommended.
With the options set the way you want, click OK and then click Save.
Now whenever a user tries to open a file, if it is available for writing to (which means someone else doesn’t have it open and is making changes to it) they will see a dialog asking them if they want to open it as Read-Only.
This allows the other user to finish their editing. The user who opens the file as Read-Only will not see the changes from the other user until they close the document and open it again.
If you choose NO, you will be able to write to the file as normal.
If you do not see that dialog box, the file has opened in normal mode allowing you to modify and save the changes.
I hope that helps you work with Excel files with multiple users. I’ve run into this situation where Sharepoint or other document sharing solutions are not in place.
Do you have any suggestions on how to work with Excel files and multiple users? Do you have good experience with Sharepoint? Add details in a comment below!
Hello everyone, and welcome to Black Ink Training. We are in the process of developing our online material for a number of applications, but we’ll be focusing on Excel and using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) first.
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