One of the Bible's most beautiful metaphors is found in Psalm 1. It tells us that the Word of God is, for a Christian, what a stream of water is for a tree. He who delights daily in God's Word is like a tree planted by streams of water. He is alive and growing and will produce fruit for God's Kingdom. It is the purpose of these Bible Meditations to point the way to a greater appreciation of God's Word and the value of absorbing its life-giving truth. This book of meditations, initiated by missionary Bible teacher, Dr. F. Burleigh Willard, and completed in conjunction with his daughter, Celia Willard Milslagle, offers a variety of unique features. Burleigh's in-depth Bible information, eye-witness descriptions of the geography of the Holy Land, portrayal of Christian practices of the past and present, experiences as a missionary, and other illustrations and stories are unforgettably illuminating. Celia's sometimes-poetic style, probing questions, contemporary analogies, and inspiring real-life narratives reveal the relevance and beauty of Bible passages. The hope of both authors is to cause the timeless truths of the Bible to flow like streams of living water into the heart of each reader.
This book explores contemporary propaganda and mainstream Western news media, with reference to the Ukraine crisis.
It examines western media narratives of the immediate causes of the crisis, the respective roles of those who participated in or otherwise supported the demonstrations of 2013-2014 - including US-backed NGOs and rightist militia - and the legitimacy, or otherwise, of the destabilization of the democratically elected Yanukovych government. It considers how the crisis was contextualized with reference to broader themes of competition for power over Eurasia and the Washington Consensus. It assesses the role of Russia and of ethnic Russian Ukrainians in Crimea, Odessa and the Donbass and asks whether western mainstream media went out of their way to demonize Vladimir Putin. The book deconstructs prevailing western narratives as to the reasons for the shooting down of Malaysian Airways flight MH17 in July 2014, and counters western media concentration on the issue of culpability for the shooting down with an alternative narrative of culpability for failure to close air space to civilian airliners. From analysis of these discourses the book identifies principles of post-2001 western conflict propaganda as these appeared to play out in Ukraine.
This book will be of much interest to students of propaganda, media and communication studies, Russian and Eastern European politics, security studies and IR.
Streamlined ID: A Practical Guide to Instructional Design presents a focused and generalizable approach to instructional design and development - one that addresses the needs of ID novices, as well as practitioners in a variety of career environments. Emphasizing the essentials and "big ideas" of ID, Streamlined ID presents a new perspective - one that aims to produce instruction that is sustainable, optimized, appropriately redundant, and targeted at continuous improvement.
The book features an enhanced version of the classic ADDIE model (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation) that emphasizes the iterative nature of design and the role of evaluation throughout the design/development process. It clearly lays out a systematic approach that emphasizes the use of research-based theories, while acknowledging the need to customize the process to address a variety of pedagogical approaches: Instructivist, Constructivist, and Connectivist.
The book opens with an overview of the basics of ID and each subsequent chapter describes major activities in the ID process with step-by-step instructions and tips for streamlining the process. Numerous job aids serve to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of your design efforts. Each chapter highlights key concepts and provides additional exercises and assignments based on the work of Benjamin Bloom. Streamlined ID is an ideal reference guide for optimizing professional practice.