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an example of enthusiasm and interest to learn about ocPortal

I would like to share an example of enthusiasm and interest to learn about ocPortal.

one of my student who could not attend classes for two weeks while we were on the subject of "ocportal CMS First Install and Setup" due to a trip abroad, succeeded to install WampServer setup a MySql database, and ocPortal from Tutorials downloaded from our virtual classroom. What is remarkable about this is that, like all my students, he has never even heard about CMS before, let alone trying to install one successfully after braving other firsts, such as setting up a local webserver and MySql database.

He was proud with reason to publish his first trial on my website

He did what I keep promoting in these classes: "Learning-by-doing"
There is really only one way to learn how to do something and that is to do it. I just wish more would follow this approach when faced with hindrance; turn obstacles to learning opportunities.
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Good result Jean. Its also my way to teach young people to explore things and learning the same time.


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You really can't beat "Learning-by-doing".

That's such an important factor that one of my common jobs was to create system simulators so that trainees could practice and explore the systems they were going to use without worrying about making a mistake.

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That's a very interesting model, Temp, that of creating simulators for educational purposes. Most people relate well to "sandbox" environments.  I've found that WampServer was one of the best simulators for installing and understanding ocPortal and most importantly, experimenting in all kinds of ways; from adding content to deep theming incursions without the delays of an Internet server or risk of annoying your web host.:lol:

Thanks for your input Harry and Temp and everyone else for your show of support:thumbs:!

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Jean said

That's a very interesting model, Temp, that of creating simulators for educational purposes.
Although system simulations aren't too common, CBT's (Computer Based Training) of which simulations are an extension, are fairly common. CBT's are typically very linear and annotated whereas simulations are typically semi-linear (i.e. allow the trainee to take multiple paths to achieve the same training goal) or semi-open (allowing the trainee to explore relevant parts of the system and/or perform a specific task during their exploration).

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