• MOOC | Confederate Finances | The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1865 | 2.5.4
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    MOOC | Confederate Finances | The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1865 | 2.5.4

    >>The trouble with this argument of our great scholar McKitrick, again, is that it purely is a political argument. In other words, it argues that a flaw in the political structure of the South is the real problem. But another way of looking at it is the organization of Southern society itself generated policies which were counterproductive, and also created irreconcilable opposition, which a different political structure might not have been able to deal with anyway. Planter control determined how the war would be waged. Start at the very basic, with money, right? How do you finance? A war requires a lot of money, far more money than the federal…

  • MOOC | The Confederate Nation | The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1865 | 2.5.2
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    MOOC | The Confederate Nation | The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1865 | 2.5.2

    >>Well, the Confederacy, the Confederate States of America, as a new nation, proclaimed itself in early 1861. They adopted a constitution in February 1861. The Confederate Constitution was largely modeled on the U.S. Constitution with such changes as were thought to be necessary to protect, further protect, slavery. It had some kind of quirky changes. One was that the president served for a six-year term and was not re-electable. The president of the Confederacy was elected for a six-year term and that was it. Now, this is a plan, this is an idea which has been put forward many times over the past hundred years by so-called reformers, political reformers,…

  • Universal Design for Learning (Part 6): Culturally Diverse Learners
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    Universal Design for Learning (Part 6): Culturally Diverse Learners

    While postsecondary classrooms are becoming more diverse in a number of ways, international and English language learning students represent a growing sub-population. While Universal Design for Learning, or UDL, strategies can reduce barriers and increase access to success for all learners in your classroom, there are specific strategies you can use for those students who may have to surmount cultural and language barriers in particular While UDL principles can be implemented in no-tech, low-tech, or high-tech ways, UDL adopters often use free and low-cost technology tools due to their powerful learning possibilities for these student groups. There are three core principles of UDL: providing multiple means of engagement, representation, and…

  • The Articles of Confederation
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    The Articles of Confederation

    THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION REPRESENTED THE ONLY WAY OF CREATING AN EFFECTIVE ALLIANCE AMONG THE AMERICAN REPUBLICS. THE AMERICAN PROVINCES HAD VERY LITTLE TO DO WITH EACH OTHER UNDER THE BRITISH EMPIRE. ONLY NEIGHBORS WOULD HAVE CERTAIN ARRANGEMENTS, OR COMMON POLICIES. BUT, BY AND LARGE, THE PRIMARY RELATIONSHIP WAS BETWEEN EACH PROVINCE AND BRITAIN. AND SO THE AMERICAN PROVINCES, WHICH HAD NO EXPERIENCE OF BEING INDEPENDENT POLITIES, OF GOVERNING THEMSELVES, IN FOREIGN POLICY, PARTICULARLY, SUDDENLY FACED A CHALLENGE, VERY MUCH LIKE THE CHALLENGE THAT A GROUP OF INDEPENDENT NATIONS WOULD FACE. THE FACT THAT THEY CONSTITUTED A CONGRESS, OR HAD A SERIES OF CONGRESSES, IS PRECISELY WHAT THE SAME WORD…

  • Why do LMSs Fail? An Engagement Issue explained | Steve Dineen, Fuse Universal CEO
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    Why do LMSs Fail? An Engagement Issue explained | Steve Dineen, Fuse Universal CEO

    hi I’m Steve Dineen, I am the CEO and chief storyteller at Fuse I’ve been around the e-learning online industry i guess since its birth round in the nineties i found that one of the first UK and european companies company called fuel do that to be a couple hundred people created hundreds and hundreds of e-learning school based courses distribute through any messages and I’d like to apologize and say sorry it was the best idea we have the time the good news is it no longer is I i know i guess the the question we often get asked is you know why the element is failing and…

  • Response to Intervention: Collaborating to Target Instruction
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    Response to Intervention: Collaborating to Target Instruction

    >>It’s not an “s”, it sounds like it, what does it sound like?>>”C”?>>There you go.>>Donna Barrier: The way we deliver RTI has everything to do with the end results that we’ve seen for student achievement. Today there is a small discrepancy between our highest achieving students and our lowest achieving students.>>Beth Rickerman: Our overall vision and mission would be for every child to experience success at their level, whatever that level may be.>>Amanda Kuhlman: RTI is “response to intervention”, it’s making sure that every child receives the support that he or she needs at any given time and that might change weekly.>>Mary Krenke: It’s a team atmosphere and over these…

  • How to Argue – Induction & Abduction: Crash Course Philosophy #3
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    How to Argue – Induction & Abduction: Crash Course Philosophy #3

    Crash Course Philosophy is brought to you by Squarespace. Squarespace: Share your passion with the world. How do you know that aspirin will take care of your headache? Why do you really want to see the new Marvel movie, even though you haven’t heard anything about it, good or bad? Your ability to do things like predict how a medication will affect you, or what movie you might like, or even things like what the perfect gift might be for your best friend, or what’s the fastest way to get to campus –- all of this stuff, you know through induction. Deductive arguments are great because they give us certain…

  • MOOC | Reconstruction and the Constitution | The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1865-1890 | 3.3.2
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    MOOC | Reconstruction and the Constitution | The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1865-1890 | 3.3.2

    >>So as I say, there was this political basis for his racism, that he thought that the black vote, if it came about, would simply be manipulated by the planters to the detriment of the yeoman farming whites. That alliance would rule the South and it would be just like before the Civil War. He somehow saw slavery as an alliance of planters and slaves from which the yeoman and the poorer whites suffered. Well, the problem…that is true, it’s all true, but the fact is that Johnson quickly changed his mind, you’ll see in a minute. Within a few months he was allying himself with the planters. His effort…