Name: [008] Kyran Dale
Member: 104 months
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Description: I'm one of the co-founders of Showmedo and an academic researcher by profession. My peripatetic path has taken me from a Philosophy degree via Artificial Intelligence and Evolutionary Robotics to a PhD in Neuroscience. I spent five years in a small room with a colony of reluctant bumble-bees, becomi ...

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The Anatomy of a Learning-path

start

You would like to know what learning-paths look like.

goals

To understand the structure of learning-paths and the result of processing a text-script into HTML/CSS/Javascripted elements.

A Big Picture

In the section below is a large image highlighting the elements used to construct a learning-path. A text script, written is written in ReST...

How to Write a Learning Path Script

You should know enough restructured text (reST) to be able to write a learning-path script.

... and previewed or committed using a form button. The resulting learning-path is previewed below the form, using HTML retrieved by an AJAX call to the Showmedo website.

The RST-script for this Learning-path

The script below was used to generate the learning-path page above.

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The Anatomy of a Learning-path
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.. contents::

start
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You would like to know what learning-paths look like.

goals
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To understand the structure of learning-paths and the result of processing a text-script into HTML/CSS/Javascripted elements. 


A Big Picture
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In the section below is a large image highlighting the elements used to construct a learning-path. A text script, written is written in ReST...

.. path:: 2


... and previewed or committed using a form button. The resulting learning-path is previewed below the form, using HTML retrieved by an AJAX call to the Showmedo website.

From script to learning-path
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.. figure:: /static/images/LPs/LP_anatomy.png
     :figclass: float-center





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Hi Lisa, I am 63 and and sole carer for my 86 year old mother. My fahter died at 92 last year. Learning Guitar is one of the few things I can do at home as I can't go out for very long as my mother is dependent of me. I have had many Guitar Teachers over 15 years(how time flies) and a few were good and most were so, so. I think you are a good teacher as you can change/explain whats difficult down to simple. You would be surprised how few Guitar Teachers can do this. Keep up the good work. I admire your talent.


Usefull, too bad I can´t publish the LPs yet.


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