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My Drupal is Showing

I posted a personal finance management series and opened one of the pages, just to see it live. I clicked on an embedded link and it went to a locked page. I recognized the locked page. Long story short, the links I used were to a version that was dated in June 7th. I scheduledContinue reading “My Drupal is Showing”

Lesson 3: Get Ready

In Lesson 2: A Map of Personal Finance Processes, you were introduced to the processes for managing personal finances. In this lesson, you will explore the process of getting ready to track your current status and plan your future. The effort to gather information about your financial commitments might seem obvious. However, it’s easy toContinue reading “Lesson 3: Get Ready”

Instructions for Making Trail Mix Banana Bread

I wanted to practice my instructional writing. My recent discovery banana bread recipe found at https://kirbiecravings.com/healthy-banana-oatmeal-bread/, my lessons learned, and my customizations afforded me the perfect opportunity. Instructional Planning Learning objective: At the end of the instructions, a learner will be able to make either a banana bread loaf or multiple mini muffins. Audience: AdultsContinue reading “Instructions for Making Trail Mix Banana Bread”

Web Accessibility Blogs

My Website Accessibility blog posts on prometsource. WCAG 2.1 in 7 Perspectives Top 12 Accessibility Issues Web Accessibility Overlays: True Fix or False Pretense? 4 Key Success Factors for Driving Change Does Your Website Need an Accessibility Report Card? Creating Accessible Documents Accessibility Remediation is a Must What’s New in WCAG 2.1 Does an AccessibilityContinue reading “Web Accessibility Blogs”

Project Management Blogs

My Project Management blog posts on prometsource. Invent Your Own Development Methodology The Path to Migration Should I Fix my Existing Site or Build a New from Scratch

Drupal Blog Posts

My Drupal blog posts on prometsource. Better Instructions for Your Drupal Content Types Drupal Strategies for Landing Pages Create a Plan and Still be Agile  Drupal Best Practices Drupal Don’ts: Pitfalls to Avoid Site Success Empower the Content Author in Drupal Drupal 8 Makes it Easier

Training versus Education

The difference between training and education has been discussed for countless years. If you consult a dictionary, you might see that training is the process of teaching or learning a skill or job. And you might see that the process of educating is the imparting and acquiring of knowledge through teaching and learning, especially atContinue reading “Training versus Education”

Introduction to Change Management

Change, a process to become different, occurs as a result of many processes. Processes commonly known to create change include: training or education, new systems or tool implementation, and process improvement or re-engineering. Change can affect people, processes, and systems and without appropriate management consideration and facilitation, change can be more challenging than necessary. ChangeContinue reading “Introduction to Change Management”

Instruction and Change

Instruction is often a success factor in the process of change management. When an organization changes, the change often affects how people work, how they complete their tasks. It is these changes in operation that often create change management issues. One way to help people accept change is to limit that which they have toContinue reading “Instruction and Change”

A View of Business Process Redesign

Process redesign is about change. There are countless methods and techniques used to describe the various processes and tools used to identify and implement change, similar to Facilitation and Instructional Design. Process change occurs in many forms: From no process to an initial process From incremental improvements to an existing process to significant improvements FromContinue reading “A View of Business Process Redesign”

A View of Meeting Facilitation

The Facilitation Process Highlights chart illustrates the various phases of facilitation which I support. I use various methods, tools, and strategies aimed at making the facilitation process work smoothly and productively while ensuring involvement and ownership by the participants. The goals for facilitated sessions can include, but is not limited to: problem-solving, incremental process improvement,Continue reading “A View of Meeting Facilitation”

A View of Training and Education Delivery

I believe that a successful training event depends on several success factors. Three primary success factors include: The design of the instructional materials and activities. The procedures and techniques used during the delivery of the training. The delivery skills of the instructor. Assuming the instructional materials and activities are at their best, the delivery proceduresContinue reading “A View of Training and Education Delivery”

Process versus System

In today’s world of do it better, do it faster, we often look to technology to save the day. There isn’t anything wrong with looking to technology for opportunities to improve. The challenge arises when the technology is chosen before the process that needs to be improved is analyzed. This happens for many reasons. SomeContinue reading “Process versus System”

Understanding Measures, Metrics, and Measurements

I like to distinguish between measure, metric, and measurement because when it comes to process improvement, design, benchmarking, and re-engineering, there is a difference between what you want to know (measure) what it is that can be collected (metric) when that information is available (interval) what the measurement is against (process or product) what theContinue reading “Understanding Measures, Metrics, and Measurements”

A Drupal Life-cycle

The process of Drupal web design has moved to the front of my thoughts recently. I am not necessarily talking about the graphic design but instead the information architecture component of the design. I started thinking about how much has changed since I was creating basic HTML sites. What constituted planning back then seems aContinue reading “A Drupal Life-cycle”

Online Instructional Development in Higher Ed

In brick-and-mortar higher education institutions, where online learning is a grass roots effort, the quality of the course is dependent upon the professor/instructor. In other words, online environments quite often mirror classroom environments. A good classroom environment often translates to a reasonable online experience as well. The professors who put as much energy into theirContinue reading “Online Instructional Development in Higher Ed”

Paper Clip Dilemma

I was a lucky student at Virginia Tech from 1980-1984. I had a father who wrote me letters on a regular basis. They were always entertaining and thoughful. My father has been an inspiration and mentor my entire life. He passed away December 18th, 2009 and as I remembered back on the many talks weContinue reading “Paper Clip Dilemma”

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