Petro Konashevych Sahaidachny – Петро Конашевич Сагайдачний

After the demise of the Soviet Union in 1991, it became easier for citizens in those parts of the world to communicate with those of us in the West. My own ancestors came from that part of the world and it was at around this time my family in Canada began to learn more about … Read more

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Zotero: Notes, Quotes, & Annotations

The thing that makes Zotero great is the citation plug-in that can be used in NeoOffice. Any item I’ve saved from my online research using Zotero in Firefox is immediately available through the Zotero citation and bibliography toolbar in NeoOffice. I can select from a number of desired citation styles — in my case it’s … Read more

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Using rsnapshot For Incremental Backups

This article describes the author’s setup for creating incremental backups from a MacBook Pro laptop computer to external USB hard drives. The main software used in this setup is a program called rsnapshot. These instructions are based on using Mac OS X but they may be adapted for use on GNU/Linux or other UNIX-like operating … Read more

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Willingham (2005). Do Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic Learners Need Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic Instruction?

Willingham, D. T. (2005). Do Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic Learners Need Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic Instruction? American Educator. Retrieved July 1, 2008, from here. The article argues that although learners may have modalities, there’s no evidence that supports differentiating instruction to suit the modalities. Confirming that modality may exist in learners… “… it’s likely that … Read more

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Miller & Seller (1990). Curriculum, Perspectives and Practice, Ch 9.

Miller, J. P., & Seller, W. (1990). Curriculum, Perspectives and Practice. Mississauga: Copp Clark Pittman. (Ch 9, pp 205-209) “A Transmission Model: Gagne’s Instructional Design System” (Ch 9) Book describes Robert Gagne’s system for curriculum development. Addresses “competency-based education” Claims that this system is “… closer to a science of education than other approaches …” … Read more

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