Looking for recommendations for an online #training #platform #Dataversity #Udemy

I want to convert my existing software training courses into online training, which is straightforward enough (though it will take some time, as I’m picky about the quality of what I deliver). There are some obvious platforms I could use:

  • Dataversity – well-known to many of us in Information Management for their conferences and webinars, and they host online training as well
  • Udemy – hosts a multitude of training courses on a multitude of topics. They have a lot of very useful guidance for building courses

If anyone can recommend another platform, I’d be grateful. Here’s what I’d like it to do for me:

  • handle payments for me
  • support a subscription model
    • allowing someone access to all my training (or specified courses) for a period, perhaps a month, a year, or longer
  • allow customers to download resources, such as the model output from a session
  • quizzes
  • certification paths – e.g. do courses 1 to 4 and get a certificate
  • bundling multiple courses for a discount
  • support a mixture of technologies
    • PowerPoint
    • Videos

There’s probably some more, but that’ll do for now.

How are you using “Architecture Areas” in your #PowerDesigner models?

In SAP PowerDesigner 16.6.4, the Architecture Area concept was made available in most model types, having previously only been available in the Enterprise Architecture model. Perhaps it was a response to the introduction of “Business Data Objects” to ER/Studio Data Architect by Idera. I think “Architecture Area” is a better name than “Business Data Object”.

Anyway, I’m curious – how are you using them in your models?

In this made-up example there are three Architecture Areas, including one that is a child of another.

Architecture Areas