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August 2016 Blog Posts (3)

25 things to love about Linux

Today marks 25 years of Linux, the most successful software ever.

At LinuxCon this week, Jim Zemlin of the Linux Foundation spoke words of admiration, praise, and excitement from the keynote stage, saying "…

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Added by maria katosvich on August 31, 2016 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Best Dissertation Writing Tools And Resources For Academic Writers

Academic writing is a skill that needs to be honed. Whether you're a faculty member or a student, everyone can use some pointers now and again. This guide will show you eight of the best online tools out there. They'll give you tips and help you through the entire writing process, no matter how often you need a helping hand.

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Added by Mary Walton on August 19, 2016 at 8:52am — No Comments

3 Storytelling Strategies to Capture Learners’ Attention

We’re a storytelling species. That’s how we evolved and for the longest time that was how we made sense of the world. We told stories around fires about how the world fit together, about why summer turned to winter and why the stars moved across the sky.

Nowadays we have other tools to explain the world, but that doesn’t make stories any less powerful. In fact, I’d like to argue that it makes them more so. Statistics for example, might be more accurate, more informative and more…

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Added by Julie Ellis on August 18, 2016 at 7:52am — No Comments

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