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Aptology - Moving the Needle for DEI in Sales from Inc.’s 2020 Best Places to Work List-Makers Hubspot and Litmus
Known for their best-in-sales organizations and strong bench of women in leadership, Hubspot and Litmus have both earned recognition on Inc.’s 2020 Best Places to Work List. So how are they moving the needle on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in sales? Leigh Brown, Sales leader at HubSpot, dug into it with her former boss [...]
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    Bitwise Industries - Grab a Drink is Back!
      Tis the season for whiskey! Cozy up with a handcrafted cocktail at our next No Place Like Home: Grab a Drink event on Thursday, December 17th from 7-8pm. In this special whiskey-themed edition, we’re partnering with Lucy’s Lounge in Fresno and The Old Fashioned Social Drinkery in Bakersfield for a virtual mixology class to...
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      BookNook - A Tale of Two Teachers
      A Tale of Two Teachers: Meet the high school friends turned educators who devised a way to watch students learn in real-time, and are now part of the BookNook family. A 9:00 pm truck stop in Seymour, Indiana isn’t the first place one would imagine as the birthplace of a transformative idea in education. But […]
        Cloud Academy - AWS Lambda re:Invent Wrap-up Week 1
        All the newest AWS Lambda announcements In the first week of re:Invent, there were a few interesting announcements for Lambda that we should take a moment to look at. A few of these have the potential to save some of us quite a lot of money, and the others help...
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          CodeSignal - How to Improve Learning & Development: Lessons from Talent Acquisition
          What do Talent Acquisition and Learning & Development have in common? More than you might think. CodeSignal Co-Founders Sophia Baik and Tigran Sloyan discuss the surprising connections between TA and L&D – and where the future of L&D is headed.  In the tech world, we often think about skill assessment as a screening tool. It’s … 
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            CourseStorm - Software Integration Basics
            Ever notice how software sometimes seems to make everything move just a little faster?  You check your calendar and invite someone to a meeting via email with the click of a button. You visit a website and pay for something online with no waiting. You check your fitness tracker results in an easy-to-read chart in […]
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              Praxis - Building a Meaningful Career: The Ultimate Guide
              Learn about 10 different aspects of a meaningful career and get actionable tips on how to build a meaningful career yourself.
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                EducationSuperHighway - Digital Bridge K-12 Report Outlines Plans to Tackle K-12 Home Connectivity Crisis
                EducationSuperHighway will focus on building public-private partnerships to connect over ten million students who lack home broadband. DOWNLOAD THE REPORT Today, we announced we are delaying our planned sunset to connect students who lack home broadband. EducationSuperHighway will provide states
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                  Embodied Labs - Experiencing the Realities of Aging Through Virtual Reality
                  The post Experiencing the Realities of Aging Through Virtual Reality appeared first on Embodied Labs.
                  
                    Epignosis eLearning solutions - Training remote employees increases happiness, productivity, communication, TalentLMS survey finds
                    A new TalentLMS report explores the work and training needs of a new kind of workforce that has been transforming business in an era of distance. The survey, in which 1,000 remote employees in the U.S. were asked about their new work and training habits, highlights the importance and benefits of providing people who work […]
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                      Fuel50 - Fuel50 Wins Gold in the 2020 Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards in Technology
                      The post Fuel50 Wins Gold in the 2020 Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards in Technology appeared first on Fuel50.
                      
                        Synapse - Effective Learning Objectives Can Engage Everyone
                        Instructional designers want their courses to work. However, all the animations, videos, and gee-whiz visuals won’t work unless there are effective learning objectives. Sure, an engaging course might thrill learners at the moment, but if the course isn’t effective, then ROI disappears and your’e stuck at square one. How to write effective learning objectives? We’ve […]
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                          Verb - Reframing Performance Reviews as Opportunities for Growth
                          We are now in the month of December, and for many people, that brings with it the reminder that end-of-year performance reviews are approaching. If you immediately felt a sense of dread at just reading the ...
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                            Guild Education - The Rise Prize Report
                            In 2018, Imaginable Futures (then Omidyar Network)—a venture of The Omidyar Group—partnered with Entangled Solutions (now Guild Education) to better understand this important, growing community
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                              Instaclustr - The Instaclustr LDAP Plugin for Cassandra 2.0, 3.0, and 4.0
                              LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) is a common vendor-neutral and lightweight protocol for organizing authentication of network services. Integration with LDAP allows users to unify the company’s security policies when one user or entity can log in and authenticate against a variety of services.  There is a lot of demand from our enterprise customers to […]
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                                iSport360 - Sarah Fuller Story – Silver Lining During Covid
                                SARAH FULLER, FIRST FEMALE TO PLAY POWER 5 FOOTBALL The Sarah Fuller story, I was personally so excited to see Sarah Fuller suit up as a kicker for the Vanderbilt football team on November 28. No female has ever played in a Power 5 regular-season game and only 2 others – Katie Hnida (New Mexico) ... Read more
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                                  Kangarootime - The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Preschool Teachers
                                  Now more than ever it’s important that we thank teachers for all that they do. A great way to show your appreciation is through a meaningful gift during the holiday...
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                                    Wonder Workshop - Hour of Code with Wonder Workshop
                                    For this year’s Hour of Code, Wonder Workshop held a very special, student-facing 1-hour webinar with Bryan L. Miller, Senior ...
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                                      Marco Learning - Required Supreme Court Case: Wisconsin v. Yoder (1972)
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                                        Packback - Wait! Aren’t you in my class?: Dealing with the loss of informal student interaction
                                        Connecting with my students outside of class was always a part of my daily routine on campus. Not only did these conversations allow me to get to know my students as more than just faces in the classroom, but they gave me the unique ability to maintain a genuine, caring presence in their lives. Now, […]
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                                          Possip - Possip Partner Spotlight: STRIVE Collegiate Academy
                                          This week our Partner Spotlight is on STRIVE Collegiate Academy based in Nashville, TN. Their wonderful Founder and Executive Director, LaKendra Butler, shares parent feedback updates in STRIVE’s weekly communications, which include parent calls and a parent newsletter shared via text and email. Read our Q&A with LaKendra to learn strategies for closing the parent-school … 
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                                            Rehearsal - When in Doubt, Outwork Them
                                            One’s attitude toward market position, talent, or capabilities relative to your competition may make all the difference needed to be successful. Not that one … Continue reading When in Doubt, Outwork Them
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                                              Script - Get the Most of Your 2020 Budget Before Year End
                                              The Holiday Break is finally right around the corner. Just a few more school days and teaching in 2020 will finally be in the books. There has been more experimentation, improvisation, and wheeling and dealing over the last nine months than any other point in the history of education. There’s been an immense amount of... View Article
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                                                Signal Vine, Inc. - A Student’s Perspective: Mental Health over the Holidays
                                                A Student’s Perspective: Mental Health over the Holidays My name is Haleigh Cadd, I’m a senior at Wake Forest University. In this blog, I’m here to offer a perspective on Signal Vine’s mental health over the holidays webinar. In this discussion, American University’s Assistant Vice President of Campus Life, Traci Callandrillo, and Active Minds’ Director […]
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                                                  Spekit - 40 Remote Work Stats You Need to Know in 2020
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                                                    StrongLoop - LoopBack 4 November 2020 Milestone Update
                                                    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving for those who celebrate it! In November, LoopBack team focused on improving the context module and documentation, as well as bug fixes. The Toronto squad participated in the CASCONxEVOKE conference. Instead of a physical booth, we held a virtual one online. We welcomed @nflaig as the new maintainer of loopback-next.
                                                    
                                                    Read more to know about the highlighted improvements:
                                                    
                                                    
                                                    
                                                    Context
                                                    
                                                    
                                                      
                                                        A new phase init() was added to the application life cycle events. It is used when a component need to contribute bindings asynchronously. For example:
                                                    
                                                        export class MyComponent implements Component, LifeCycleObserver {
                                                      // ...
                                                      async init() {
                                                        // Contribute bindings via `init`
                                                        // This cannot be done via constructor since it's synchronous.
                                                        const val = await readFromConfig();
                                                        this.app.bind('abc').to(val);
                                                        this.status = 'initialized';
                                                        this.initialized = true;
                                                      }
                                                    }
                                                        
                                                        You can check the Component page to learn about its usage.
                                                      
                                                      toInjectable() was introduced as a shortcut to decorate a common/provider/dynamic-value-factory class and automatically creating binding for them. For example:
                                                        @injectable({scope: BindingScope.SINGLETON})
                                                    class MyController {
                                                      constructor(@inject('my-options') private options: MyOptions) {
                                                        // ...
                                                      }
                                                    }
                                                    
                                                    binding.toInjectable(MyController);
                                                        
                                                        The decorator’s usage is well documented on page Binding.
                                                      
                                                      
                                                        PR #6701 updated test cases to reflect how the design types of array/undefined/complex properties are retrieved.
                                                      
                                                      
                                                        Method injection is allowed for the lifecycle methods in PR #6740. For example:
                                                    
                                                        class MyObserverWithMethodInjection implements LifeCycleObserver {
                                                      status = 'not-initialized';
                                                      init(@inject('prefix') prefix: string) {
                                                        this.status = `${prefix}:initialized`;
                                                      }
                                                      start(@inject('prefix') prefix: string) {
                                                        this.status = `${prefix}:started`;
                                                      }
                                                      stop(@inject('prefix') prefix: string) {
                                                        this.status = `${prefix}:stopped`;
                                                      }
                                                    }
                                                        
                                                      
                                                      
                                                        In some cases, your Express middleware wants to access LoopBack’s RequestContext to resolve certain bindings. This can be done via MIDDLEWARE_CONTEXT property of the Express request object, which is set up by LoopBack when the RequestContext is instantiated. For example:
                                                    
                                                        import {MIDDLEWARE_CONTEXT, RequestContext} from '@loopback/rest';
                                                    function expressHandler(req, res, next) {
                                                      const reqCtx = (req as any)[MIDDLEWARE_CONTEXT];
                                                      // Now you have access to the LoopBack RequestContext
                                                    }
                                                        
                                                      
                                                    
                                                    
                                                    Documentation
                                                    
                                                    
                                                      
                                                        The guide for calling REST APIs and SOAP services were separated to make the steps involved clearer. You can check the overview page Accessing services and its sub-topics Calling SOAP web services and Calling REST APIs for details.
                                                      
                                                      
                                                        For troubleshooting, we added steps for creating breakpoints in vscode in the documentation. You can find more details in PR #6743.
                                                      
                                                    
                                                    
                                                    REST
                                                    
                                                    
                                                      Matching a URL or hostname against a regular expression that contains an unescaped dot as part of the hostname might match more hostnames than expected. PR #6813 updated the regular expression of hostnames accordingly.
                                                    
                                                    
                                                    Repository
                                                    
                                                    
                                                      #6755 threw 400 BadRequestError for invalid inclusion relation name by rejecting the request with statusCode as 400.
                                                    
                                                    
                                                    Examples
                                                    
                                                    
                                                      PR #6598 updated artifacts of the todo-list example to the latest style generated by the LoopBack CLI.
                                                    
                                                    
                                                    Enriching LoopBack and its Community - You are Invited!
                                                    
                                                    As mentioned in our recent blog post, your contribution is important to make LoopBack a sustainable open source project.
                                                    
                                                    Here is what you can do:
                                                    
                                                      Join LoopBack Slack community
                                                      Look for first-contribution-friendly issues
                                                      Give us feedback and join our discussion in our GitHub repo
                                                    
                                                    
                                                    Let’s make LoopBack a better framework together!
                                                    
                                                      Thinkific - How To Craft Magnetic & Compelling Learning Outcomes
                                                      Learning outcomes are one of the most underestimated and overlooked elements of creating and selling an online course; and with…The post How To Craft Magnetic & Compelling <strong>Learning Outcomes</strong> appeared first on Thinkific.
                                                        TrueAbility - PRESS RELEASE: TrueAbility and Prometric Partner to Deliver Fully Integrated Performance-Based Assessments
                                                        Collaboration between industry leaders expands access to testing programs incorporating live, emulated environments to verify professional skills and abilities San Antonio, Texas (December 7, 2020) – TrueAbility®, the hub for...
                                                        The post PRESS RELEASE: TrueAbility and Prometric Partner to Deliver Fully Integrated Performance-Based Assessments appeared first on Performance Assessment Solutions by TrueAbility.
                                                        
                                                          TruLocal - PRESS RELEASE: TrueAbility and Prometric Partner to Deliver Fully Integrated Performance-Based Assessments
                                                          Collaboration between industry leaders expands access to testing programs incorporating live, emulated environments to verify professional skills and abilities San Antonio, Texas (December 7, 2020) – TrueAbility®, the hub for...
                                                          The post PRESS RELEASE: TrueAbility and Prometric Partner to Deliver Fully Integrated Performance-Based Assessments appeared first on Performance Assessment Solutions by TrueAbility.
                                                          
                                                            Whatfix - Hari usability test
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