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Does the word ‘class’ make you think of sitting in a classroom with an instructor, as you did when you were attending school? The traditional classroom style of learning is a model that has been used throughout history as the primary means to teach information, and it’s a great fit in many cases where students require support from a learned instructor or subject matter expert, and they can devote the time solely to covering a topic in-depth …. But learning has changed, and even with distance learning and online classes having been around for many years now, learning formats continue to evolve.

We are now in the age of “digital learning.” Digital learning is a broad term, and can encompass virtual learning, blended learning or fully self-paced, web-based education. At its core, it is learning that is delivered online and makes an effective use of technology. The digital learning model gives students a level of control over the time, place, path and even the device that they choose to use, to access learning content. It’s a welcome change in our world, where many people juggle various tasks and priorities, and find it a challenge to make time for learning. Digital learning engages the student through the use of technology – simulations, annotations and visual inserts – provide a rich learning environment. Students are able to learn anytime, anywhere, making education more accessible and convenient for a global audience.

New Education Offerings – Digital Learning and Microlearning courses from IBM

With the move to digital learning, the IBM Cloud CTE Learning and Skills Development team is now offering more options, and we are excited to announce the availability of new digital learning offerings this month:

DL09002G Out of Memory Problem Determination

This course teaches you how to manage WebSphere Application Server Out-Of-Memory problems more skillfully within your organization by using problem determination tools and techniques. This 2-hour course is appropriate for anyone who works with WebSphere related applications and projects. In this course, you will learn basic memory concepts, how to identify and diagnose typical out of memory problem, and learn how to use data to analyze those problems. The course includes interactive simulations to reinforce the concepts.

DL09105G Creating Event-Driven Apps with OpenWhisk on Bluemix

In this course, you learn how to build event-driven applications that use the OpenWhisk service on IBM Bluemix. Apache OpenWhisk is a “serverless” open source platform that executes functions in response to events. The “serverless” deployment model allows you to focus on creating applications, without having to be concerned about infrastructure and operational details. OpenWhisk supports the Node.js, Python, and Swift platforms. This course uses the BYOE (Build Your Own Environment) model – allowing you to use your own computing device to download and configure freely available software as part of the hands-on lab exercises.

Our digital learning portfolio also includes four (4) new microlearning offerings. What is microlearning? Microlearning is brief learning content, covering a very targeted subject or task. The following microlearning offerings cover specific “How to …..” tasks related to the use and management of Docker containers.

DL09010G How To: Access your docker container file system – This module explains how to access file systems for docker containers.

DL09011G How To: Mount a host file or folder into your docker container – This module explains how to make host based files and folders appear to exist within the docker container.

DL09012G How To: Create and mount Docker data volumes – This module describes how to configure docker containers to use docker data volumes.  These data volumes can extend the containers file system in a self-contained volume, which can then be shared or migrated.

DL09013G How To: Share volumes between containers – This module covers how to externalize and share data so that multiple containers can work with each other.

These digital learning offerings from IBM are available at no charge via the IBM Skills Gateway at They include demos, videos, interactive simulations, and short segments created by subject matter experts. Quizzes are included to validate your learning as you progress through the material. You may work through the content at your own pace, and based on your preference – completing the full course, or selecting only the topics that are of interest to you.

IBM Cloud CTE Learning and Skills Development recognizes that learning is a continuous process. We are pleased to offer options to support you on your skill development journey.

There is no cost to enroll in these digital learning offerings. Support is provided through IBM’s standard education support channel.


Jeannie Lacy
IBM Cloud Learning & Skills Development

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