Digital Transformation for Educators

From the onset, education philosophers spoke fervently about two types of education, knowing-how, and knowing-that. While knowing-how is about theories and prepositions found in academic knowledge, knowing-that is attributable to the acquisition of practical skills. The incremental change brought about by technological innovations that we have become accustomed to today is transformational. Every human with a smartphone has a complete media broadcast system capable of reaching every device connected to the internet in their hands to create, share, and inform 24/7. The fall-out is a world that has never witnessed the level of polarization and institutional distrust at any time in human history, not even war times. Especially when the very foundation on which knowing-how (maps, for example) were built are now incapable of producing clean data for global navigation systems. At Skills4Industry we believe in a third knowing that is responsible for understanding, which is learned through the mastery of contextualizing the combined knowledge and skills. Contextualization is demonstrable by taking what is learned in one environment for application in another using creativity, innovation, and invention. The disparate nature of the data sources which inform pedagogical design under this educational framework must be integrative. An integrative whole system that is fed with data streams from learner destination sources to bridge the worlds of education and learner destinations. The characteristic attributes of digital transformation technologies are natively suited for this model of educational framework.

If the organism carries a small scale model of external reality and its own possible action within its head, it is able to try out various alternatives, conclude which is the best of them, react to future situations before they arise, utilize the knowledge of past events in dealing with the present and the future, and in every way to react in a fuller, safer, and a more competent manner to the emergencies that face it.” (Kenneth Craik, 1943)

Skills4Industry Digital Transformation Technology in Education Program is designed to provide educators globally with the integrative competencies required to impart the right transformational digital mental models. At the end of this free six months program perhaps we would have developed mastery of the competencies to deal with the emergencies that face us today. The value of this program is an outcome premised on the mastery of integrative competence pedagogical data sources, gathering, cleansing, and analytics. Which informs the intelligent algorithms to ensure continuous updates using cloud computing virtual machines and containers. Whose environmental variables definition in Docker Compose YAML, Kubernetes, Github, VMWare, Google Compute Engine API, and the like result in the capture of global communal and regional variation elements to improve pedagogy. While proficiency in splitting the identified pedagogical needs software into millions of instances affords the opportunity to improve wellness and quality of life at low cost. The democratized orchestration of services by Docker and Kubernetes through self-contained virtualization environments means schools now have the capacity to assume the role of hypervisors delivering the life-blood like OS to virtual machines. A good case for educational application. These unique transformational attributes make digital transformation technology a true educational asset.

Proponents of educational needs were right about the importance of accurate community needs assessment, but needs are not a one size fits all commodity or a once-in-a-generation exercise. With the rising costs of education, parents and caregivers continue to tell us that the only thing they care about is that the education their family members receive leads to a well-paying job. The dearth of skills is apparent today as organizations redefine business models for a post-COVID-19 economy throughout the world. In a recent study, managers in administrative roles are the first casualties who are quitting their jobs because they no longer feel needed in the new remote work paradigm shift. This is no surprise because their functional responsibilities have been resource orchestration for colleagues to accomplish their core responsibilities. These are employees who now have direct access to cloud systems with SSH keys for access control. A safe tunnel with the potential of isolating resource administrators through remote work, while the required physical products are delivered by Amazon within an hour. Needs are expressed and held by people, not customers. Needs require engagement to develop feelings expressed through a passionate connection that results in mindfulness, a skill required for the mastery of empathy.

With empathy, a good piece of art becomes a true mirror of us” Dictionary.

Instructional delivery through remote education is a new challenge to students, families, and those committed to ensuring a good future for our societies. Skills4Industry integrative competence framework instructional delivery model is founded on empathetic mirroring communication strategy. Attendees will be proficient in the application of communication facets in the development of tools for testing the health of digital channels of communication for robust effective learning by eliminating noise capable of causing distortions and bias. Reasoning and arguments will be explored within critical thinking for a good grasp of the impact of a false dichotomy, labeling, common statistical references, IFTTT, slippery slope arguments, a list too numerous to mention, on data.

The application of an incremental change in mental models in a hyper transformational technology world can be likened to the biblical old wine in a new wineskin. We will explore the cognitive representation of societal realities pre-and-post COVID-19 through cognitive mapping as a tool to draw on integrative competence in familiar domains like life skills, academic and work tasks. We will use participatory modeling to look at the causal dynamics of human capabilities achieved through integrative competence. Taxonomies-based categories and tags help us interact with content today. We will use spatial mapping based on photo interpretation of concepts of competencies to demonstrate the benefits of taxonomies to taking what is learned from one context to another. A learning reinforcement for measuring our ability to apply knowledge and skills based on understanding. Digital transformation technology is a filter for human confirmation bias that is used to reinforce existing beliefs that should be out-rightly rejected during data cleansing. Should we only seek data that fit our current understanding of the world? How do the cognitive limitations associated with the actual representation of reality impact knowing-how? We will examine the role of social media in the mental model of biased data by decomposing complex systems into small models of sub-components. We will look at an event-based open-loop view of causality using time delays between action and response by injecting intelligent algorithms powered by assistants to retrieve stored data and take action on our behalf.

This program was created to provide a comprehensive framework for the integration of digital transformation technologies into the global education system to put learning on par or ahead of innovation. It is based on the work we have done at Skills4Industry to ensure what it takes to earn any exit credential is inextricably linked to tasks performed at home, work, playgrounds, performance stage, and communities. To achieve these purposes, at Skills4Industry we put in place over 3.6 million integrative competence concepts of capabilities across all occupations. With this data, each learner will create a container containing a database to design the most suitable process logic for their specific learning environment variables with a web portal using either WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal to ensure Internet access on our cloud architecture. Skills4Industry is premised on the benchmark of the application of knowledge and skills acquired in one context, in another through understanding. The modules are designed to provide the opportunity to develop mastery of digital transformation technology in a learner’s specific user case, with proficiency in the use of concepts to establish patterns of capabilities across occupations. The leading lines across the nodes established by patterns of capabilities will help learners apply their user case environment in a team member’s unique community or industry.

This program is not for educators or those in talent management only. It is also for those to whom the mastery of empathy is important for creativity, innovation, and inventing new products and services across industries, for example. These are functional responsibilities for whom engagement with individuals and communities through immersion are part of daily tasks. They will develop mastery of special feelings that result in an understanding of why these specific needs exist. Including the mastery of the digital transformation mental model of ‘If not This, Then That (IFTTT)’ against ‘this vs that. Integrative competence concepts act like protocols to resolve ambiguities in communicated information using a LearningLog by Skills4Industry found on this portal. Resolving the meaning of your communication, reminding you of the skills you are good at, and capturing the skills you are applying at home, work, school, and play using intelligent algorithms to accelerate your productivity and impact. A companion that constantly reminds you of what you are doing well, a learning improvement, and validation for improved personal, education, corporate innovation, venture teams, and R&D researchers jobs.


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(3) Skills4Industry programs are designed to measure the practical application of learning skills, we have created a page going over what you must be able to do to establish and manage a virtual machine or container with application stacks addressing the educational needs of your community. Please be prepared to apply these skills along with SQL Database skills within the first two weeks in establishing your learning environment.

Please complete the registration form for this program here.

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