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Academic Success
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Academic Success is designed to help students on their university journey. It is divided into four parts, each reflecting different aspects of a student’s tertiary experience. Part A: Successful Beginnings addresses what it is like to be a new student at an Australian university. Part B: Successful Foundations introduces basic skills in English language, techniques for accessing and working with information, and understanding academic integrity. Part C: Successful Study Skills presents the everyday, core skills that successful students use while at university. Lastly, Part D: Successful Assessment meets head-on the challenges of tertiary assessments. This open book ultimately aids students across all disciplines in achieving academic success at university.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Southern Queensland
Author:
Cristy Bartlett
Linda Clark
Tyler Cawthray
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Accessibility Toolkit – 2nd Edition
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The goal of the Accessibility Toolkit - 2nd Edition is to provide resources for each content creator, instructional designer, educational technologist, librarian, administrator, and teaching assistant to create a truly open textbook—one that is free and accessible for all students.

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Higher Education
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Amanda Coolidge
Josie Gray
Sue Doner
Tara Robertson
Date Added:
05/19/2020
Assessing Visual Materials for Diversity & Inclusivity
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This resource is a modification of the Washington Models for the Evaluation of Bias Content in Instructional Materials (2009) that is made available through OER Commons under a public domain license. This resource attempts to both update the content with more contemporary vocabulary and also to narrow the scope to evaluating still images as they are found online. It was developed as a secondary project while working on a BranchED OER grant during summer 2020. It includes an attached rubric adapted from the Washington Model (2009).

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Information Science
Visual Arts
Education
Educational Technology
Higher Education
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Assessment
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Kimberly Grotewold
Date Added:
07/08/2021
Best Practices and Case Studies
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This collaboratively authored guide helps institutions navigate the uncharted waters of tagging course material as open educational resources (OER) or under a low-cost threshold by summarizing relevant state legislation, providing tips for working with stakeholders, and analyzing technological and process considerations. The first half of the book provides a high-level analysis of the technology, legislation, and cultural change needed to operationalize course markings. The second half features case studies by Alexis Clifton, Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Michael Daly, Juville Dario-Becker, Tony DeFranco, Cindy Domaika, Ann Fiddler, Andrea Gillaspy Steinhilper, Rajiv Jhangiani, Brian Lindshield, Andrew McKinney, Nathan Smith, and Heather White.

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Higher Education
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Case Study
Reading
Author:
Abbey Elder
Jennifer Raye
Jessica Dai
John Schoppert
Joy Perrin
Kris Helge
Liz Thompson
Michelle Reed
Nicole Allen
Sarah Hare
Date Added:
05/19/2020
Bridges: United States Academia for First-Generation and International College Students
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Bridges introduces students to a wide range of concepts, institutions, histories, and artifacts of United States college and university life. After discussing these items in easy-to-scan, concise, nuance-free prose, this textbook then offers useful lists, templates for writing and speaking in different discourses and situations, thought-provoking questions and activities for self-study and for classroom work, and pertinent hyperlinks for further information. Bridges is designed to help first-generation, first-year, English language learners, and/or culturally unfamiliarized students more fully and successfully explore their educational environments. By using this book, students will be better prepared for the academic and social challenges of successfully undertaking higher education in English.

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Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Temple University
Author:
Shawn Higgins
Date Added:
11/18/2021
College Success Course (COLLG 110)
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This course is designed to equip you with the tools to succeed during your college career. Simply attending school for many years is no guarantee that you have a clear understanding of the specific strategies needed to get what you want out of college. This course will provide the opportunity for you to learn and practice methods that will assist you in identifying and reaching your academic and career goals.

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Higher Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Full Course
Reading
Syllabus
Textbook
Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Provider Set:
Open Course Library
Date Added:
10/31/2011
College Success (OpenStax)
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OpenStax College Success is a comprehensive and contemporary resource that serves First Year Experience, Student Success, and College Transition courses. Developed with the support of hundreds of faculty and coordinators, the book addresses the evolving challenges and opportunities of today’s diverse students. Engagement, self-analysis, personal responsibility, and student support are reflected throughout the material. College Success also includes an array of student surveys and opinion polls, and OpenStax will regularly provide the results to adopting faculty.

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Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Amy Baldwin
James Bennett
Lisa August
Date Added:
04/29/2020
Elementary Earth and Space Science Methods
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This book is intended for use by future teachers, written from the perspective of students who have taken Science Methods II. The student authors gathered and created resources to help prospective elementary cience teachers better understand science and feel confident in your abilities as a future teacher.
This book is divided into five parts which align with the Science Methods II course:

Physics
Space Science
Earth Science
Climate Science
Course Materials and Pedagogy

Within each part, the material is broken down into smaller chapters. Here you will find written explanations, video links, glossary terms, key takeaways, and practice quizzes to help you understand the material. This book is designed to be a flexible resource; use it as much or as little as you need throughout the course.

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Elementary Education
Higher Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Textbook
Provider:
University of Iowa
Provider Set:
Iowa Research Online
Author:
Ben Smith
Ella McDonald
Jenny Haley
Rachel Dunn
Ted Neal
Date Added:
02/23/2022
Ethical Use of Technology in Digital Learning Environments: Graduate Student Perspectives
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This book is the result of a co-design project in a class in the Masters of Education program at the University of Calgary. The course, and the resulting book, focus primarily on the safe and ethical use of technology in digital learning environments. The course was organized according to four topics based on Farrow’s (2016) Framework for the Ethics of Open Education.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Alberta Open Educational Resources (ABOER) Initiative
Author:
Barbara Brown
Michele Jacobsen
Verena Roberts
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom
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Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom (FAS: WoW) introduces you to the various aspects of student and academic life on campus and prepares you to thrive as a successful college student (since there is a difference between a college student and a successful college student). Each section of FAS: WoW is framed by self-authored, true-to-life short stories from actual State University of New York (SUNY) students, employees, and alumni. The advice they share includes a variety of techniques to help you cope with the demands of college. The lessons learned are meant to enlarge your awareness of self with respect to your academic and personal goals and assist you to gain the necessary skills to succeed in college.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Milne Publishing
Author:
Thomas Priester
Date Added:
03/08/2021
Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom | Open SUNY Textbooks
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Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom (FAS: WoW) introduces you to the various aspects of student and academic life on campus and prepares you to thrive as a successful college student (since there is a difference between a college student and a successful college student). Each section of FAS: WoW is framed by self-authored, true-to-life short stories from actual State University of New York (SUNY) students, employees, and alumni. The advice they share includes a variety of techniques to help you cope with the demands of college. The lessons learned are meant to enlarge your awareness of self with respect to your academic and personal goals and assist you to gain the necessary skills to succeed in college.

Table of Contents:

Part One: YOUR Solid Foundation

The Student Experience by Kristen Mruk

Practice, Practice, Practice by Dr. Kristine Duffy

Why So Many Questions? by Fatima Rodriguez Johnson

These Are the Best Years of Your Life by Sara Vacin

With a Little Help from My Friends by Paulo Fernandes

Part Two: YOU Are the President and CEO of YOU

Can You Listen to Yourself? by Yuki Sasao
Failure Is Not an Option by Nathan Wallace

Thinking Critically and Creatively by Dr. Andrew Robert Baker

Time Is on Your Side by Christopher L. Hockey

What Do You Enjoy Studying? by Dr. Patricia Munsch

Part Three: The Future YOU

Fighting for My Future Now by Amie Bernstein

Something Was Different by Jacqueline Tiermini

Transferrable by Vicki L. Brown

It’s Like Online Dating by Jackie Vetrano

Learn What You Don’t Want by Jamie Edwards

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Provider:
State University of New York
Provider Set:
Milne Open Textbooks
Date Added:
08/21/2015
Guidebook to Research on Open Educational Resources Adoption
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The purpose of this guidebook is to provide ideas for how individual
faculty members and those who support them (e.g., librarians, instructional
designers, etc.) can research the effect of their adoption of open educational
resources (OER). Clearly educational research is a challenging enterprise;
this guidebook is not meant to replace the substantive courses and
experiences that a Ph.D. in educational research would provide. Rather,
our hope is to provide some straightforward suggestions that could be
implemented by OER adopters so as to help them identify what has
happened as a result of their OER adoption.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
David Wiley
John Hilton III
Lane Fischer
Rob Nyland
Date Added:
05/14/2020
Intercultural Learning: Critical Preparation for International Student Travel
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International student exchanges are an increasingly popular aspect of the internationalisation of higher education around the globe. Whether as short-term mobility projects or semester long ‘study abroad’ opportunities, the benefits of such international study experiences have been well documented.

Higher education institutions, departments and disciplines, or individual academics are often tasked with preparing students for such international experiences. Such preparation often focuses on the practical and logistical aspects of student travel, overlooking a crucial dimension of student learning.

Intercultural learning: Critical preparation for international student travel aims to take students beyond practical preparation, to equip them with a critical lens through which to view and understand their international experiences. The book leads students toward a deeper understanding of culture and cultural difference through an exploration of challenging concepts such as imperialism, racism, privilege and intercultural practice.

As an adjunct to traditional approaches, the book adds a significant and valuable dimension to the process of preparing students for international study, increasing the potential for meaningful and transformative learning experiences.

Subject:
World Cultures
Higher Education
Sociology
Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Provider:
UTS ePress
Author:
Debra Miles
Narayan Gopalkrishnan
Peter Jones
Date Added:
01/01/2018
Learning Continuity Kit
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The Learning Continuity Kit is an online teaching toolkit for instructors compiled by Humber College. While some of the resources are specific to Humber College, many have wider applicability. Topics include final assessment, moving courses online, group projects and presentations, virtual training, and content sharing.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Date Added:
04/22/2020
Motivating Students by Design: Practical Strategies for Professors, 2nd Edition 
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Motivating Students by Design (2018) explains how instructors can motivate students intentionally through the design of their courses. The two primary purposes of this book are to present a motivation model that can be used to design instruction and to provide practical motivation strategies and examples that can be used to motivate students to engage in learning. Based on decades of research, Dr. Brett Jones presents a framework to organize teaching strategies that motivate students. All of the strategies presented are followed by several examples, which provide readers with about 150 ideas for how the strategies can be implemented in courses. This book will be useful to graduate students and beginning professors, as well as professors who are more experienced and want to refine their instruction or try new strategies.

It is helpful to know who is using this free PDF version of the book. Please take a minute to complete a brief informational survey at https://bit.ly/interest-motivatingstudents

How to access this book This text is available as a whole book in PDF at https://hdl.handle.net/10919/102728. A print-on-demand version is also available via Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Motivating-Students-Design-Strategies-Professors/dp/1981497013

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Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Virginia Tech
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VTech Works
Author:
Jones Brett D
Date Added:
05/26/2021
No Limits
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Student Success and First Year Experience are learning community courses at UTA that teach new students academic success skills to aid their transition to college. The goal of the courses is to help students identify their individual needs, determine what resources are appropriate, recognize the faculty role in their development, and formulate a plan for an actively engaged and enriched experience from campus to career. The courses will be taught by Peer Academic Leaders (PALs) and faculty, staff and/or graduate students to provide guidance, raise awareness and understanding of students' majors and help support collaborative and co-curricular opportunities available within the School/College. This open educational resource is the required textbook for both courses.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Texas at Arlington
Provider Set:
Mavs Open Press
Date Added:
12/05/2019
OER: A Field Guide for Academic Librarians
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We intend this book to act as a guide writ large for would-be champions of OER, that anyone—called to action by the example set by our chapter authors—might serve as guides themselves. The following chapters tap into the deep experience of practitioners who represent a meaningful cross section of higher education institutions in North America. It is our hope that the examples and discussions presented by our authors will facilitate connections among practitioners, foster the development of best practices for OER adoption and creation, and more importantly, lay a foundation for novel, educational excellence.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Pacific University Press
Author:
Andrew Wesolek
Anne Langley
Jonathan Lashley
Date Added:
11/30/2018
OER Policy Development Tool
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The contents of the OER policy tool are intended to be adopted and adapted for use within a college or university’s culture. The OER policy tool is organized in three sections:

I. OER Policy Assumptions

II. OER Policy Components

III. OER Policy Resources

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Amanda Coolidge
Daniel DeMarte
Date Added:
05/19/2020
The OER Starter Kit
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This starter kit has been created to provide instructors with an introduction to the use and creation of open educational resources (OER). The text is broken into five sections: Getting Started, Copyright, Finding OER, Teaching with OER, and Creating OER. Each chapter is accompanied by learning objectives and most chapters feature interactive elements and opportunities for readers to engage with the text. Although some chapters contain more advanced content, the starter kit is primarily intended for users who are entirely new to Open Education.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Iowa State University
Author:
Abbey Elder
Date Added:
04/08/2020
Open Pedagogy Approaches
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Open Pedagogy Approaches: Faculty, Library, and Student Collaborations offers a diverse compilation of OER and open pedagogy (OP) projects grounded in faculty, library, and student collaborations. Open Pedagogy Approaches provides ideas, practical tips, and inspiration for educators willing to explore the power of open, whether that involves a small innovation or a large-scale initiative.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Alexis Clifton
Kimberly Davies Hoffman
Date Added:
07/02/2020
Open Pedagogy Project Roadmap
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Open pedagogy projects can be multi-faceted, single-semester, or multi-year, and can result in any number of student-authored/created/directed scholarly or non-scholarly outputs. These outputs could include, for example, a public-facing blog post, translating a Wikipedia page, creating a digital scholarly edition, socially annotating, revising an open textbook, and/or contributing to crowd-sourced transcription projects. The Open Pedagogy Project Roadmap is a module-based resource that will assist you in planning, finding support for, sharing, and sustaining your open pedagogy project, regardless of its size or scope. The Roadmap will take you through four modules which will guide you through the 5 Ss of open pedagogy projects: Scope, Support, Students, Sharing, and Sustaining.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Bryan McGeary
Christina Riehman-Murphy
Date Added:
11/09/2021
Open Textbook Workshop (Asynchronous)
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Based on the Open Textbook Network Workshop, this asynchronous workshop allows educators flexibility to engage with and interact with the materials outside of a traditional in-person workshop using Springshare's LibWizard tutorial platform.  Topics in this workshop include:Introduction to OER (open educational resources)Review of the cost of higher educationReview of the textbook publishing industryIntroduction to efficacy and perceived quality of open textbooksThe attached text file includes the html code. We've also included links to a README document that describes the step-by-step process of recreating this tutorial in LibWizard and the list of in-workshop questions and answers for each section of the workshop. This should be everything you need to recreate the aynchronous workshop.NOTE: Archives of old versions of the html code can be found in this Google Drive folder.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Liz Thompson
Kyle Binaxas
Date Added:
09/02/2019
Open at the Margins – Critical Perspectives on Open Education
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This book represents a starting point towards curating and centering marginal voices and non-dominant epistemic stances in open education. It includes the work of 43 diverse authors whose perspectives challenge the dominant hegemony.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Amy Collier
Chris Bourg
Jim Luke
Robin Derosa
Sarah Hare
Sava Saheli Singh
Suzan Koseoglu
Tannis Morgan
Tara Robertson
Taskeen Adam
Date Added:
08/18/2020
Pre-Calculus Course Content, 10.  Trigonometric Functions, Graphs of Tangent and Cotangent functions
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Tangent and Cotangent Functions - period, phase-shift, periodic functions, asymptotes, sine and cosine functionsTMM 002 PRECALCULUS (Revised March 21, 2017)1. Functions: 1a. Analyze functions. Routine analysis includes discussion of domain, range, zeros, general function behavior (increasing, decreasing, extrema, etc.), as well as periodic characteristics such as period, frequency, phase shift, and amplitude. In addition to performing rote processes, the student can articulate reasons for choosing a particular process, recognize function families and anticipate behavior, and explain the implementation of a process (e.g., why certain real numbers are excluded from the domain of a given function).*

Subject:
Higher Education
Mathematics
Calculus
Trigonometry
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
11/02/2020
Pre-Calculus Course Content, 11. Analytical Trigonometry, Law of Sines
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Law of SinesTMM 002 PRECALCULUS (Revised March 21, 2017)2c. Analyze general triangles. Routine analysis of side lengths and angle measurements using trigonometric ratios/functions, as well as other relationships.*Sample Tasks:The student can solve general triangles using trigonometric ratios and relationships including laws of sine and cosine.The student can compare similar triangles.The student can compute length and angle measurements inside complex drawings involving multiple geometric objects.The student can algebraically describe relationships inside complex drawings involving multiple geometric objects.

Subject:
Higher Education
Mathematics
Calculus
Geometry
Trigonometry
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
11/02/2020
Pre-Calculus Course Content, 13. Vectors, Dot Product and Projection
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Vectors - dot product, projection, decomposition of a vectorTMM 002 PRECALCULUS (Revised March 21, 2017)AdditionalOptional Learning Outcomes:2. Geometry: The successful Precalculus student can:2e. Interpret the result of vector computations geometrically and within the confines of a particular applied context (e.g., forces).Sample Tasks:The student can define vectors, their arithmetic, their representation, and interpretations.The student can decompose vectors into normal and parallel components.The student can interpret the result of a vector computation as a change in location in the plane or as the net force acting on an object.

Subject:
Engineering
Higher Education
Mathematics
Geometry
Trigonometry
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
11/02/2020
Pre-Calculus Course Content, 13. Vectors, Vectors in 2D
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Vectors - magnitude, direction, component form, trigonometric form, unit vector, algebra of vectors, applications,TMM 002 PRECALCULUS (Revised March 21, 2017)AdditionalOptional Learning Outcomes:2. Geometry: The successful Precalculus student can:2e. Interpret the result of vector computations geometrically and within the confines of a particular applied context (e.g., forces).Sample Tasks:The student can define vectors, their arithmetic, their representation, and interpretations.The student can decompose vectors into normal and parallel components.The student can interpret the result of a vector computation as a change in location in the plane or as the net force acting on an object.

Subject:
Higher Education
Mathematics
Calculus
Geometry
Physics
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
11/02/2020
Pre-Calculus Course Content, 15.   Conic Sections, Ellipses
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Ellipse - conic section, foci, major and minor axes, vertices, standard form, eccentricityTMM 002 PRECALCULUS (Revised March 21, 2017)AdditionalOptional Learning Outcomes:2. Geometry: The successful Precalculus student can:2f. Represent conic sections algebraically via equations of two variables and graphically by drawing curves.Sample Tasks:The student can perform the process “completing the square” transforming the equation into a standard form.The student can draw curves representing conic sections.The student can solve systems of equations involving linear and quadratic functions.The student can parametrize conic curves.

Subject:
Higher Education
Mathematics
Algebra
Geometry
Astronomy
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
11/02/2020
Pre-Calculus Course Content, 15.   Conic Sections, Hyperbolas
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Hyperbola - conic section, foci, transverse and conjugate axes, vertices, asymptotes, standard formTMM 002 PRECALCULUS (Revised March 21, 2017)AdditionalOptional Learning Outcomes:2. Geometry: The successful Precalculus student can:2f. Represent conic sections algebraically via equations of two variables and graphically by drawing curves.Sample Tasks:The student can perform the process “completing the square” transforming the equation into a standard form.The student can draw curves representing conic sections.The student can solve systems of equations involving linear and quadratic functions.The student can parametrize conic curves.

Subject:
Higher Education
Mathematics
Geometry
Astronomy
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
11/02/2020
Pre-Calculus Course Content, 15.   Conic Sections, Parabolas
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Parabola - conic section, focus, directrix, focal length, standard form, vertex form, completing the square method.TMM 002 PRECALCULUS (Revised March 21, 2017)AdditionalOptional Learning Outcomes:2. Geometry: The successful Precalculus student can:2f. Represent conic sections algebraically via equations of two variables and graphically by drawing curves.Sample Tasks:The student can perform the process “completing the square” transforming the equation into a standard form.The student can draw curves representing conic sections.The student can solve systems of equations involving linear and quadratic functions.The student can parametrize conic curves.

Subject:
Higher Education
Mathematics
Algebra
Geometry
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
11/02/2020
Reflexiones sobre nuestra lengua
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Reflexiones sobre nuestra lengua se compone de ocho unidades temáticas pertinentes a la realidad social de los hablantes de español como lengua de herencia en los Estados Unidos. Además de enfocarse en la escritura como un proceso, se enfatiza el desarrollo de una conciencia sociolingüística y crítica del lenguaje en esta población estudiantil.

Subject:
Languages
Higher Education
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Student Guide
Textbook
Author:
Jos Esteban Hern Ndez
Yanina Hern Ndez
Date Added:
02/23/2022
Resources for VIVA OTN Members (Shared Folder)
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This resource links to a Google drive folder with shared resources for VIVA OTN system and campus leaders. If you are having trouble accessing the folder, contact Stephanie Westcott at swestcot@gmu.edu.

VIVA OTN system and campus leaders should use the Google drive folder to share OTN-related materials (like customized workshop slides) rather than adding these as new resources in VIVA Open.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Reading
Date Added:
05/21/2020
Ryerson Open Moments
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Ryerson Open Moments is a book that describes the journeys of eight educators who came to discover open education through projects in which they developed open educational resources. Each of these stories recounts a different journey towards open and what open education comes to mean for each of our storytellers. These stories vary based on their goals, their experiences of teaching, and the types of projects they pursued.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Ann Ludbrook
Erin Meger
Maureen Glynn
Michelle Schwartz
Wendy Freeman
Date Added:
06/29/2020
Self-directed multimodal learning in higher education
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This book aims to provide an overview of theoretical and practical considerations in terms of self-directed multimodal learning within the university context. Multimodal learning is approached in terms of the levels of multimodality and specifically blended learning and the mixing of modes of delivery (contact and distance education). As such, this publication will provide a unique snapshot of multimodal practices within higher education through a self-directed learning epistemological lens. The book covers issues such as what self-directed multimodal learning entails, mapping of specific publications regarding blended learning, blended learning in mathematics, geography, natural science and computer literacy, comparative experiences in distance education as well as situated and culturally appropriate learning in multimodal contexts.

This book provides a unique focus on multimodality in terms of learning and delivery within the context of self-directed learning. Therefore, the publication would not only advance the scholarship of blended and open distance learning in South Africa, but also the contribute to enriching the discourse regarding self-direction. From this book readers will get an impression of the latest trends in literature in terms of multimodal self-directed learning in South Africa as well as unique empirical work being done in this regard.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Aosis Scholarly Books
Author:
Jako Olivier
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Teaching Autoethnography: Personal Writing in the Classroom
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Teaching Autoethnography is dedicated to the practice of immersive ethnographic and autoethnographic writing that encourages authors to participate in the communities about which they write. This book draws not only on critical qualitative inquiry methods such as interview and observation, but also on theories and sensibilities from creative writing and performance studies, which encourage self-reflection and narrative composition. Concepts from qualitative inquiry studies, which examine everyday life, are combined with approaches to the creation of character and scene to help writers develop engaging narratives that examine chosen subcultures and the author’s position in relation to her research subjects. The book brings together a brief history of first-person qualitative research and writing from the past forty years, examining the evolution of nonfiction and qualitative approaches in relation to the personal essay. A selection of recent student writing in the genre as well as reflective student essays on the experience of conducting research in the classroom is presented in the context of exercises for coursework and beyond. Also explored in detail are guidelines for interviewing and identifying subjects and techniques for creating informed sketches and images that engage the reader. This book provides approaches anyone can use to explore their communities and write about them first-hand. The methods presented can be used for a single assignment in a larger course or to guide an entire semester through many levels and varieties of informed personal writing.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Milne Publishing
Author:
Melissa Tombro
Date Added:
03/08/2021
Texas Government
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A textbook written by Dr. Daniel Regalado (Professor of Government and History at Odessa College), along with some sources from OpenStax material, for GOVT 2306: Texas Government. Source was written in Fall 2017.

Subject:
Higher Education
U.S. History
Political Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Author:
Daniel M Regalado PhD
Date Added:
06/13/2019
University 101: Study, Strategize and Succeed
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Welcome to university! Whether this is your first time in post-secondary education, or whether you are returning to studies, you’re arriving with some goals you want to achieve. Perhaps you are taking a focused program to lead you into your desired career. Perhaps you are exploring courses in different areas, providing a foundation for future specialization. Wherever you are in your journey, you find yourself in a learning environment that is different from one you have experienced before.

A good foundation for university is learning how to learn. By taking the time to read this book and work through the exercises included, you are investing in the skills that will support you in all of your classes and future learning. Successful students share a set of skills and habits in common. The good news is that these skills are not a secret; anyone can learn the skills that support successful learning. By taking some time to learn proven study strategies, you will be able to reach your learning goals, and avoid the pitfalls that can take you off-track.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Author:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University Learning Centres
Date Added:
11/18/2021