Enabling our customers, partners, and communities to utilize open source technology in times of massive transformation is what we do and who we are as an organization. To help with your skills transformation during this time, Red Hat Training is offering a free video classroom or online course when you purchase virtual training, a video classroom, or an online course. In order to qualify, you must purchase and complete your virtual training and then contact your sales representative to receive your promotional code for a free video classroom or online modality.
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by Wander Boessenkool (Red Hat)
In the previous part of this series we explored the tools used by the Red Hat Curriculum Team to develop training courses. In this post we will explore the process behind our course development.
The process we follow when creating a new course consists of a number of steps.
- Course Focus/Objective
- Learner Analysis
- Task Analysis
- Classroom Setup
- Lab Development
- Content Development
- Lab QA
- Editorial Work
- Course Pilot
- Post Pilot Fixes
- General Availability
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by Wander Boessenkool (Red Hat)
Producing a Red Hat Training course takes a lot of hard, but also thankful, work. In this series of posts I will explore the workflow that goes into producing a single course.
To satisfy our technical readers we still start this series with a post about the tools we use to produce our output documents, from the slide-decks used by our instructors, through the PDF files sent to our printers to produce the printed version of our Instructor Guides and Student Workbooks, to the HTML content and stylesheets used for our Red Hat Online Learning offering.
Single Source Publishing
All of our course materials are authored in DocBook, an XML dialect designed for producing texts, ranging from a one page article all the way up to a set of multiple books. Using DocBook we can then easily convert a single set of source files describing a book into a wide range of output formats using XSL transforms.
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by Pete Hnath (Red Hat)
Learning is a continuous process throughout a career. It can be a challenge to get away from the “day job” to attend a week of training. Traditional eLearning is fine for some things, but its not a good fit for IT professionals who expect a robust lab environment and don’t care for Flash animations. Ideally, a self-paced training program would deliver the quality of experience they get from a traditional class, but on their own schedule.
Red Hat Training has just launched a new self-paced training offering called Red Hat Online Learning (ROLE) that we believe does just that. Red Hat Online Learning features a true lab environment delivered via the Amazon cloud, enabling students to complete the same labs they would in a traditional classroom. The course content is based closely on our coursebooks which have been extended into a more narrative format appropriate for self-study. To deliver the insights a student would typically get from the instructor, each Red Hat Online Learning course includes dozens of recorded screencasts, produced by former senior Red Hat instructors. Together, the labs, course materials and screencasts provide a robust, multi-faceted learning experience that is as close to the classroom experience as we could get.
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