Modular Curriculum Structure
In today's training environment, there are fewer
deliveries of "off-the-shelf" courses and
greater need for courses that are customized to
meet customer requirements. It is possible to meet unique
needs by pulling selected chapters from existing courses, and
Object Innovations can create a
custom tailored course to meet your specifications.
Although simple and straightforward, such "mix and match" courses
are not always the best solution, because a course created in such an
ad hoc manner may not be cohesive, and dependencies among chapters
may be disrupted. Through a
modular curriculum structure, Object Innovations
can help you provide economical solutions to
custom-training requirements with cohesive modules that can
be assembled in many combinations to meet diverse training needs.
Object Innovations courses are developed in a
modular fashion. The primary goal of modularity
is to make it easier and more economical to address diverse
training requirements of customers. Another important
goal is to reduce the maintenance cost in
keeping courseware up-to-date. With the use of
modules, duplication of material is minimized,
and frequently a change can be made in only
one place but be reflected in several different courses.
A module is both a logical and a physical
grouping of course materials. A course consists
of one or more modules. The most popular combinations
of modules are released as pre-packaged courses.
A pre-packaged course is optimized for convenient
distribution to customers. For example, at the
front there is a combined table of contents showing
all the chapters of all the modules. All the
appendices are at the back.
Ordering Object Innovations courseware
Note that in terms of ordering Object Innovations
courseware, there are only courses, which have part
numbers. A course may consist of a single module,
a pre-packaged course with several modules bound
in a single book, or a combination of modules
that are shipped as separate volumes.
Example: XML Core Curriculum
The XML Core Curriculum consists of four non-overlapping courses
The following pre-packaged courses each combine
two modules. They each ship as a single book, with
a combined table of contents showing all the chapters
of each module.
516. XML Transformations
Module 1: Introduction to XML Transformations
Module 2: Advanced XML Transformations
517. XML Schema
Module 1: Introduction to XML Schema
Module 2: Advanced XML Schema
Giving these building blocks, it is easy to create various combinations of modules.
For example, here is a three-day survey course consisting of three modules.
Survey of XML
Introduction to XML (Course 501)
Introduction to XML Transformations (Module 1 of Course 516)
Introduction to XML Schema (Module 1 of Course 517)
Object Innovations can help you provide economical solutions to
custom-training requirements by:
- Arranging different modules from different courses to create
the training courseware the fits your needs.
- Creating a "tailored" course by extracting individual chapters
from different modules.
- Creating new custom content to meet unique training requirements.
Contact Object Innovations today to
discuss your customization needs and for a quote.