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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
Advanced Academic Grammar for ESL Students
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This textbook was created for an advanced academic grammar course for ESL students. By the end of the course, students will recognize and demonstrate the appropriate use of advanced grammar structures. To meet these outcomes, students will listen to aural language that includes the target structures, identify and edit grammar errors in written language, read and analyze texts that include the target grammar structures, and demonstrate the correct and appropriate use of target structures in written and spoken language.

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Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Rebecca Al Haider
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Advanced Community College ESL Composition: An Integrated Skills Approach
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This book has been created to provide a framework for building your skills in writing and critical thinking. It provides access to published samples from professional authors along with essay drafts from ESL students who have polished their skills in their respective writing courses.

The themes in the readings will give you a variety of topics to discuss with your classmates, which may inspire your own deeper thinking and writing. Overall, we hope that as you proceed through these chapters, you will build confidence and develop your voice in the classroom and beyond.

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Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Edgar Perez
Jenell Rae
Sara Behseta
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Applied Developmental Systems Science: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Theories, Meta-Theories, Methods, and Interventions but Didn't Realize You Needed to Ask. An Advanced Textbook
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This textbook provides a toolbox, a guidebook, and an instruction manual for researchers and interventionists who want to conceptualize and study applied problems from a developmental systems perspective, and for those who want to teach their graduate (or advanced undergraduate) students how to do this. It is designed to be useful to practitioners who focus on applied developmental problems, such as improving the important developmental contexts where people live, learn, and work, including the applied professions in education, social work, counseling, health care, community development, and business, all of which at their core are concerned with optimizing the development of their students, clients, patients, workers, citizens, and others whose lives they touch.

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Education
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Textbook
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Portland State University
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PDXOpen
Author:
Thomas A. Kindermann; Andrew Mashburn; Robert W. Roeser; Ellen A. Skinner; Cathleen L. Smith; Joel Steele
Date Added:
12/29/2015
Aprendizaje Colaborativo Apoyado por Computador
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Marx, en 1884, define el término trabajo cooperativo como “múltiples individuos trabajando juntos de una manera planificada en un mismo proceso de producción o en procesos de producción diferentes pero conectados” [MAR84]. Por otro lado, se afirma que un trabajo cooperativo “está formado por procesos de trabajo relacionados. Cada proceso genera ciertas tareas a ser desarrolladas por los miembros del equipo de trabajo para el cumplimiento de los objetivos” [COR04]. Bannon y Schmidt establecen que hay muchas formas de trabajo cooperativo, por ejemplo: trabajo colaborativo, trabajo colectivo, trabajo coordinado, y trabajo de articulación [BAN89a].

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Education
Material Type:
Textbook
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Project LATIn: The Latin American Open Textbook Initiative
Author:
César Collazos
Jaime Muñoz
Yosly Hernández
Date Added:
12/05/2019
Arts Integration in Elementary Curriculum
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This open textbook was created with the support of an ALG Textbook Transformation Grant. Topics include art integration, music integration, physical education / dance integration, and the theoretical foundations of arts integration in education

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Elementary Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University System of Georgia
Provider Set:
Galileo Open Learning Materials
Author:
David Browm
Molly Zhou
Date Added:
09/29/2015
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
Material Type:
Assessment
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Kimberly Grotewold
Date Added:
07/08/2021
The Asynchronous Cookbook – recipes for engaged & active online learning
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The activities in this cookbook draw on research and good practice in online course design to provide recipes - concise and specific instructions and examples - for adding asynchronous activities to a course. Meaningful interaction between students and instructors is a key ingredient in all of these recipes.

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Educational Technology
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Office of Digital Learning & Inquiry Middlebury College
Date Added:
03/23/2022
Authoring Open Textbooks
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This guide is for faculty authors, librarians, project managers and others who are involved in the production of open textbooks in higher education and K-12. It includes a checklist for getting started, publishing program case studies, textbook organization and elements, writing resources and an overview of useful tools.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Anita R. Walz
Caitie Finlayson
Cody Taylor
Deb Quentel
Dianna Fisher
Karen Bjork
Linda Frederiksen
Ralph Morelli
Shane Nackerud
Date Added:
04/08/2020
BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Course Pack 5
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This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English Level 5 (roughly equivalent to grades 6 to 7.5 in the K-12 system). Every chapter includes a level-appropriate, high-interest reading of between 500 and 800 words. The readings are freely available in a separate reader with convenient links to the readings in each chapter of this course pack. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF versions for easier reading. This course pack has been reviewed by subject experts from colleges and universities.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Shantel Ivits
Date Added:
11/18/2021
BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English Course Pack 6
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This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English Level 5 (roughly equivalent to grades 6 to 7.5 in the K-12 system). Every chapter includes a level-appropriate, high-interest reading of between 500 and 800 words. The readings are freely available in a separate reader with convenient links to the readings in each chapter of this course pack. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF versions for easier reading. This course pack has been reviewed by subject experts from colleges and universities.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Shantel Ivits
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Beginning Excel 2019
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This textbook was written for a community college introductory course in spreadsheets utilizing Microsoft Excel. While the figures shown utilize Excel 2019, the textbook was written to be applicable to other versions of Excel as well. The book introduces new users to the basics of spreadsheets and is appropriate for students in any major who have not used Excel before. This textbook includes instructions for Excel for Mac also.

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Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Barbara Lave
Julie Romey
Noreen Brown
Date Added:
11/18/2021
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
Material Type:
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
Best Practices in Accessible Online Design
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Accessibility is frequently the last thing course and website developers want to think about when creating an online content. There is extra time involved up front, but it can help prevent problems down the line. I think most of us in higher education care about all students and want to help them to our best ability. There are also laws protecting the rights of individuals with disabilities to have access to programs and services that institutions of higher education offer. Section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 says that public institutions receiving federal funds, this includes student financial aid, need to ensure that people with disabilities can participate in programs & activities and have the same benefits that people without disabilities have. It requires academic adjustments and accommodation to ensure full participation. Section 508 is an amendment that requires electronic information and technology, such as websites and online courses be accessible. The American with Disabilities Act of 1990 expands the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to private as well as public institutions of higher education. The newest is The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010. It requires modern communications to be accessible to people with disabilities. This includes VOIP services, electronic messaging, video conferencing, video communications and mobile browsers.

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Educational Technology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Cleveland State University
Provider Set:
Michael Schwartz Library Pressbooks
Author:
Heather Caprette
Date Added:
01/03/2020
Blended Learning in K-12
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This book,"Blended Learning in K-12", is an overview of the concept of "blended learning" and how it relates to the integration of technologies in the K-12 environment. Dr. N.I. Scagnoli, the course instructor, has guided the students of the CTER 7 cohort in the creation of this book. This could not have happened in the 1980s. (By way of explanation to non-Americans, K-12 means all primary and secondary schooling).

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Author:
N.I. Scagnoli
Date Added:
06/15/2019
Blueprint for Success in College and Career
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A free, Open Educational Resource, Blueprint for Success in College and Career is a students' guide for classroom and career success. This text, designed to show how to be successful in college and in career preparation focuses on study skills, time management, career exploration, health, and financial literacy.

The Blueprint for Success series comprises three books for the College Success and FYE (First-Year Experience) genre. The central text, Blueprint for Success in College and Career, is designed to show how to be successful in college and in career preparation. In addition, targeted sections on Study Skills and Time Management, and Career and Decision Making are available separately as Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills (https://press.rebus.community/blueprint1/) and Time Management Strategies, and Blueprint for Success in Career Decision Making (https://press.rebus.community/blueprint3/).

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Dave Dillon
Date Added:
12/05/2019
BranchED Equity Rubric for OER Evaluation
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The BranchED Equity Rubric for OER Evaluation is intended for use by teacher educators to evaluation instructional materials for equity.Grunzke, R.Z., Jiles, T. Mayo, S., Grotewold, K., & Ianniello, P. (2021.) Equity Rubric for OER Evaluation. Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity.

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Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Aubree Evans
Date Added:
07/28/2022
BranchED OER Template
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This template has been created by Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity to facilitate the development of OER as instructional materials for teacher education classes.Within this resource are instructions, templates, and examples for using this template to create your own unit(s) for your own classes. 

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Module
Author:
OER Librarian
Sophie Rondeau
Megan Simmons
Date Added:
08/27/2021
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.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Temple University
Author:
Shawn Higgins
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Business English for Success
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Business English for Success is a creative solution to a common challenge across Business Communication courses: Business English or Business Presentations? Some classes place an equal emphasis on oral and written communication. If that's the case for you check out our text Business Communication for Success. If, however, your class places the emphasis squarely on written communication and writing proficiency, then Business English for Success is for you.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Communication
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Author:
Scott McLean
Date Added:
06/14/2019
C.A.R.D.I.O. Evaluation Handout
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This guide is a helpful way of remembering the criteria you should consider when evaluating information: Currency, Authority, Relevance, Documentation, Information Type, and Objectivity. CARDIO.

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Education
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Guttman Community College
Author:
Alexandra Hamlett
Meagan Lacy
Date Added:
01/25/2017
C.A.R.D.I.O. Evaluation Instructor's Key
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Related lesson plans are also available for download and adaptation in the Guttman Community College OER collection in the CUNY Academic Works institutional repository. This goes along with the C.A.R.D.I.O. Evaluation Handout.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Guttman Community College
Author:
Alexandra Hamlett
Meagan Lacy
Date Added:
01/25/2017
The Changing Story: digital stories that participate in transforming teaching & learning
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The Changing Story gives you assignments, resources, and examples to use in your teaching and learning. It will also help you think of ways digital stories can be used in your teaching, and help students harness the power of visual storytelling.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project
Author:
Linda Buturian
Date Added:
01/01/2016
Charles Chesnutt in the Classroom
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In the world of engaged learning, teachers are inspired by students. I teach primarily classes in African American literature, many of which answer requirements for General Education credit. Because General Education enrollment consists of students from colleges across the university, I have the opportunity to introduce a diverse group of students to the works of Charles Chesnutt, whom I describe as “the most famous Cleveland writer you’ve never heard of.” Inevitably, despite their diverse academic majors, all agree that what they are learning needs to be shared with teachers in the Cleveland Metropolitan school system. Yet while there are numerous websites devoted to Charles Chesnutt, few pay more than passing attention to his association with Cleveland, where Chesnutt was born in 1858, returned in 1883, built one the city’s most successful court reporting businesses, and wrote continuously until his death in 1932.

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Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Cleveland State University
Provider Set:
Michael Schwartz Library Pressbooks
Author:
Adrienne Johnson Gosselin
Date Added:
01/03/2020
Child, Family, and Community
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Over the years researchers have found the necessity to develop theories of behavior that are specific to family settings. These theories have been developed by people with a variety of areas of emphasis, from family therapists to gerontologists to child development specialists. In this chapter we will briefly discuss six such theories: Bioecological Model, Family Systems, Functionalism, Conflict Theory, Symbolic Interactionism, and Psychological Perspectives.

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Early Childhood Development
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
College of the Canyons
Author:
Rebecca Laff
Wendy Ruiz
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Child Growth and Development
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Welcome to Child Growth and Development. This text is a presentation of how and why children grow, develop, and learn. We will look at how we change physically over time from conception through adolescence. We examine cognitive change, or how our ability to think and remember changes over the first 20 years or so of life. And we will look at how our emotions, psychological state, and social relationships change throughout childhood and adolescence.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Psychology
Social Work
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
College of the Canyons
Author:
Alexa Johnson
Antoinette Ricardo
Dawn Rymond
Jennifer Paris
Date Added:
12/05/2019
Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research
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Choosing & Using Sources presents a process for academic research and writing, from formulating your research question to selecting good information and using it effectively in your research assignments. Additional chapters cover understanding types of sources, searching for information, and avoiding plagiarism. Each chapter includes self-quizzes and activities to reinforce core concepts and help you apply them. There are also appendices for quick reference on search tools, copyright basics, and fair use.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
The Ohio State University
Provider Set:
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Author:
Cheryl Lowry
Date Added:
01/01/2015
Classroom Management Theorists and Theories
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This book will study a variety of classroom management theorists and their theories, noting the historical background of the theorist, a basic overview of the theory, and a professional critique of the theory. It will also discuss practical applications for the theories for both elementary and secondary classrooms.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Author:
Angela Curry
Beth Hathaway
Chris Adams
Hannah Gay
Katie Barnett Rivas
Katie Mosher
Leslie Schenk
Marci Morrell
Matt Ryan
Michael Henderson
Rebecca Breeden
Sam Chen
Stephanie Dungan
Date Added:
03/30/2022
College ESL Writers: Applied Grammar and Composing Strategies for Success
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College ESL Writers: Applied Grammar and Composing Strategies for Success is designed as a comprehensive grammar and writing etext for high intermediate and advanced level non-native speakers of English. We open the text with a discussion on the sentence and then break it down into its elemental components, before reconstructing them into effective sentences with paragraphs and larger academic assignments. Following that, we provide instruction in paragraph and essay writing with several opportunities to both review the fundamentals as well as to demonstrate mastery and move on to more challenging assignments.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University System of Georgia
Provider Set:
Galileo Open Learning Materials
Author:
Barbara Hall
Elizabeth Wallace
Date Added:
02/09/2018
College Success
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College Success takes a fresh look at what it means, in today’s world, with today’s students, to be successful in college.Although many of the topics included—from study skills to personal health, from test-taking to managing time and money—will look familiar to those who have used student success texts that have been around for many editions, College Success takes a new approach. The focus is on realistic, practical tools for the students who need them. This is a book designed, frankly, for students who may have difficulty with traditional college texts. The style is direct and to the point. Information is presented concisely and as simply as possible. This is not a weighty tome that discusses student success—this is a manual for doing it.College student demographics have changed considerably in recent decades. More than a third of all students enroll not directly from high school but after a delay of some years. More students are working and have families. More students come from varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds. More students are the first in their family to attend college. More students have grown up with electronic media and now read and think in ways different from the previous generation. With these and so many other cultural changes, more students are not well prepared for a college education with the study skills and life skills they need to become successful students.For each student to get the most out of College Success and their college experience they must understand who they are as it relates to college. To that end, in every chapter students explore themselves, because success starts with recognizing your own strengths and weaknesses. Students make their own goals based on this self-assessment, determining what success in college really means for them as individuals. Interactive activities then help students learn the choices available to them and the possibilities for improving their skills. Skills are presented in step-by-step processes, tips for success in manageable highlighted displays. Most important, students always see the value of what they are reading—and how they can begin to apply it immediately in their own lives.College Success is intended for use in Freshmen Orientation, Study Skills or Student Success courses. A 2009 study revealed that currently nationwide, 34% of college freshmen do not return to their college for their sophomore year. This book is designed to help change that.

Subject:
Communication
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project
Author:
Bruce Beiderwell
Linda F. Tse
Nicholas B. deKanter
Tom Lochhaas
Date Added:
06/15/2019
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.

Subject:
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.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Amy Baldwin
James Bennett
Lisa August
Date Added:
04/29/2020
Communication Beginnings: An Introductory Listening and Speaking Text for English Language Learners
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This textbook is designed for beginning-intermediate English language learners. It is composed of 7 chapters, each of which covers specific speaking and listening learning objectives and includes dialogues, interviews, discussions and conversation activities. Each chapter includes listening and speaking components such as dialogues, interviews, discussions and conversation activities. Each chapter also focuses on 10 target words from the New General Service List of English vocabulary. The textbook includes an audio component that consists of recorded conversations of native and non-native English speakers, as well as links to additional listening resources on the web.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Portland State University
Provider Set:
PDXOpen
Author:
Della Jean Abrams
Date Added:
10/02/2017
Comprehensive Individualized Curriculum and Instructional Design: Curriculum and Instruction for Students with Developmental Disabilities/Autism Spectrum Disorders
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This online textbook addresses the population of individuals with disabilities that experience complex lifelong needs across multiple areas in their lives. Drs. Sennott and Loman drafted this book (along with the help from some friends) with the hope of providing pertinent, practical, and current resources to future special educators who plan to serve individuals with complex disabilities.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Portland State University
Provider Set:
PDXOpen
Author:
John Romig
Kristy Lee Park
Luis F. Pérez
Michael J. Kennedy
Samuel Sennott
Sheldon Loman
Wendy J. Rodgers
Date Added:
02/02/2015
Concept Map Example
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Associated "Topic Development with Concept Mapping Lesson" plan and handouts are also available for download and adaptation in the Guttman Community College OER collection in CUNY Academic Works.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Guttman Community College
Author:
Alexandra Hamlett
Meagan Lacy
Date Added:
01/25/2017
Creating Keywords Handout
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Related lesson plans are also available for download and adaptation in the Guttman Community College OER collection in the CUNY Academic Works institutional repository.

Subject:
Education
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Homework/Assignment
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Guttman Community College
Author:
Alexandra Hamlett
Meagan Lacy
Date Added:
01/25/2017
Creating Keywords from a Research Question Lesson
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This lesson helps students recognize that they need to use different types of searching language in order to retrieve relevant results and to emphasize that research is an iterative process. Use when students have already formulated a research question and are about to begin searching for information on their topic.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Guttman Community College
Author:
Alexandra Hamlett
Meagan Lacy
Date Added:
01/05/2017
Creating Online Learning Experiences
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This book provides an updated look at issues that comprise the online learning experience creation process. As online learning evolves, the lines and distinctions between various classifications of courses has blurred and often vanished. Classic elements of instructional design remain relevant at the same time that newer concepts of learning experience are growing in importance. However, problematic issues new and old still have to be addressed. This handbook explores many of these topics for new and experienced designers alike, whether creating traditional online courses, open learning experiences, or anything in between.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Texas at Arlington
Provider Set:
Mavs Open Press
Author:
Matt Crosslin
Date Added:
12/05/2019
Creative Commons for Educators, Academic Librarians, and GLAM
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Creative Commons for Educators, Academic Librarians, and GLAM by Creative Commons is organized into the following 5 units:
Unit 1: What Is Creative Commons
Unit 2: Copyright Law
Unit 3: Anatomy of a CC License
Unit 3: Anatomy of a CC license
Unit 4: Using CC Licenses and CC-Licensed Works
Unit 5: CC for Educators
5. CC for Educators
Unit 5: CC for Academic Librarians
Additional Resources
Unit 5: CC for GLAM

Additional Certificate Resources (Template syllabus, Word documents, Epub files) are available here: https://certificates.creativecommons.org/about/certificate-resources-cc-by/.

Subject:
Information Science
Education
General Law
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Creative Commons
Date Added:
05/28/2020
Design for Learning: Principles, Processes, and Praxis
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Our purpose in this book is twofold. First, we introduce the basic skill set and knowledge base used by practicing instructional designers. We do this through chapters contributed by experts in the field who have either academic, research-based backgrounds, or practical, on-the-job experience (or both). Our goal is that students in introductory instructional design courses will be able to use this book as a guide for completing a basic instructional design project. We also hope the book is useful as a ready resource for more advanced students or others seeking to develop their instructional design knowledge and skills.

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Education
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Jason K. McDonald
Richard E. West
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A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning To College For Non-traditional Students
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A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning Non-Traditional Students is designed to introduce students to the contextual issues of college. Non-traditional students have an ever-growing presence on college campuses, especially community colleges. This open educational resource is designed to engage students in seeing themselves as college students and understanding the complexity of what that means to their lives.

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Education
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Alise Lamoreaux
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Digital Citizenship Toolkit
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Hello and welcome to the Digital Citizenship Toolkit. Have you ever wondered if your phone is listening to you? Do you ever look to the Internet for the answer to a question, and hours later, find that you are more confused than before? Have you argued with a friend or relative about a meme? Have you been tempted to share your own thoughts and feelings online, but resisted for fear of trolls? This book delves into these issues and more.

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Educational Technology
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Ryerson University
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Edited by Michelle Schwartz
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03/23/2022
Doing Research
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A modules-based approach to learning research skills that emphasizes the reflective nature of information discovery, the contextual basis for evaluating that information, and a recognition that information has value.

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Education
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Kwantlen Polytechnic University
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Celia Brinkerhoff
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11/18/2021
The ELC: An Early Childhood Learning Community at Work
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As authors, we chose the subject for this book because of what early childhood teacher candidates told us about their confusion between the theory they were taught in college methods classes, and, the teaching practices they often experienced during the Practicum field placement. We became interested in this subject because the teacher candidates were questioning, as good teacher candidates do, a troubling disconnect between early childhood theory and associated practice in classrooms. We were motivated to write this book because we wanted to share our model of professional development, designed to support both pre-service teacher candidates and, in-service educators together, during the Practicum field placement. Our lead author secured a grant to investigate these concerns and to implement a new professional development model designed to overcome them. The substance of this book reminds all of us, that in early childhood education, educators’ change through professional development, for improved practice that benefits children’s learning, is a constant.

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Early Childhood Development
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Milne Publishing
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Heather Bridge
Lorraine Melita
Patricia Roiger
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03/08/2021
The ELC: An Early Childhood Learning Community at Work
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The ELC professional development model was designed to improve the quality of teacher candidates’ Practicum field placements and align teaching in field placements with Learning Standards used in the teacher education program.

Teams of four educators from varied settings worked in a Practicum placement setting for one semester to improve their teaching and align it with Learning Standards. An action research approach improved teaching challenges teams faced. Research articles were read to improve teams’ teaching challenges by implementing one agreed strategy. Teams video-recorded, assessed, and reflected on the impact of the strategy on their teaching, on teacher candidates’ learning and on children’s learning.

This text compiles six case studies from this model to illustrate how teaching challenges were improved. Appropriate for practiced educators as well as educators in training, this text provides a real world look into applying Learning Standards in early childhood classrooms.

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Early Childhood Development
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Textbook
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State University of New York
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Heather Bridge
Lorraine Melita
Patricia Roiger
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11/18/2021
EVALUACIÓN DEL APRENDIZAJE EN INGLÉS
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This course material has been created for the course “Evaluation of comprehension and oral and written production in English” (LCL 462) from the English Language Teaching (ELT) program at the Institute of Literature and Language Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV). This course is located in the 8th semester of the curriculum of the bachelor degree of “Pedagogy in English” (English Language Initial Teacher Training) at PUCV. This course corresponds to the area of specific disciplinary training, complements the professional training course “Evaluation of Learning” of the School of Pedagogy and precedes the professional practice, academic-professional activity culminating in the curriculum of this career.

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Education
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Francisca Henríquez
Jannett Fonseca
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12/05/2019
Educational Learning Theories
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This open textbook was the result of a remix of pre-existing open materials collected and reviewed by Molly Zhou and David Brown. Learning theories covered include the theories of Piaget, Bandura, Vygotsky, Kohlberg, Dewey, Bronfenbrenner, Eriksen, Gardner, Bloom, and Maslow.

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Education
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Textbook
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University System of Georgia
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David Brown
Molly Zhou
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03/23/2015
Educational Psychology
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This books lays the foundation for prospective teachers to learn about various teaching methodologies and covers material typically found in many teacher training programs. Chapters in the text can be assigned either from beginning to end, as with a conventional printed book, or they can be selected in some other sequence to meet the needs of particular students or classes. In general the first half of the book focuses on broader questions and principles taken from psychology per se, and the second half focuses on somewhat more practical issues of teaching. But the division between “theory” and “practice” is only approximate; all parts of the book draw on research, theory, and practical wisdom wherever appropriate. Chapter 2 is about learning theory, and Chapter 3 is about development; but as we point out, these topics overlap with each other as well as with the concerns of daily teaching. Chapter 4 is about several forms of student diversity (what might be called individual differences in another context), and Chapter 5 is about one form of diversity that has become prominent in schools recently—students with disabilities. Chapter 6 is about motivation, a topic that is heavily studied by psychological researchers, but that also poses perennial challenges to classroom teachers.

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Education
Psychology
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Textbook
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The Saylor Foundation
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Kelvin Seifert
Rosemary Sutton
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01/01/2011
Education for a Digital World: Advice, Guidelines and Effective Practice from Around Globe
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Education for a Digital World contains a comprehensive collection of proven strategies and tools for effective online teaching, based on the principles of learning as a social process. It offers practical, contemporary guidance to support e-learning decision-making, instructional choices, as well as program and course planning, and development.

Practical advice, real-life examples, case studies, and useful resources supply in-depth perspectives about structuring and fostering socially engaging learning in an online environment. A plethora of e-learning topics provide insights, ideas, and usable tools. Tips and evidence-based theory guide administrators, program and course developers, project teams, and teachers through the development of online learning opportunities.

Education for a Digital World is an indispensable guide, resource, textbook and manual for policymakers and practitioners in developing and developed countries.

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Education
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David G. Harper
Sandy Hirtz
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01/01/2008
Efficacious Technology Management: A Guide for School Leaders
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Dr. Gary Ackerman, an educational technology specialist with decades of experience in K-12, community college, and faculty development has released Efficacious Technology Management: A Guide for School Leaders. This is his second book, and it is available under a Creative Commons license.

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Educational Technology
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Textbook
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Hackscience.net
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Gary Ackerman
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12/05/2019
Elementary Abstract Algebra: Examples and Applications
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This book is not intended for budding mathematicians. It was created for a math program in which most of the students in upper-level math classes are planning to become secondary school teachers. For such students, conventional abstract algebra texts are practically incomprehensible, both in style and in content. Faced with this situation, we decided to create a book that our students could actually read for themselves. In this way we have been able to dedicate class time to problem-solving and personal interaction rather than rehashing the same material in lecture format.

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Education
Mathematics
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Chris Thron
Justin Hill
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11/18/2021
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
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University of Iowa
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Ben Smith
Ella McDonald
Jenny Haley
Rachel Dunn
Ted Neal
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02/23/2022
Engaging and Empowering Emergent Readers and Writers, Birth – Age 5
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This textbook, Early Childhood Literacy: Engaging and Empowering Emergent Readers and Writers Birth-Age 5, outlines the connection between different areas of language and literacy and describes strategies for supporting development and promoting instruction. Early literacy includes reading, writing, and language development. Writing includes any early writing attempts and pre-writing behaviors just as reading includes any early reading attempts and recognition of symbols and sounds. Language also includes listening and speaking (oral language) and the use of gestures and signs to communicate. The term oral language is commonly used to describe early language development separately from reading and writing. This text assumes oral language is a component of language and embraces the broader term to underscore the communication practices outside of listening and speaking. For example, some children use sign language or a picture board. For these reasons, the textbook will focus on language development in its totality, including oral language. This textbook is focused on birth to age 5 because early literacy development is crucial for future learning and development.

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Early Childhood Development
Elementary Education
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Textbook
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Christine Pegorraro Schull
Julie K. Kidd
Kimberly Sanders Austin
Leslie La Croix
Sara E. Miller
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11/05/2021
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.

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Higher Education
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Textbook
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Alberta Open Educational Resources (ABOER) Initiative
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Barbara Brown
Michele Jacobsen
Verena Roberts
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Explorations 1: Grammar for the Experienced Beginner
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Welcome to Explorations 1: Grammar for the Experienced Beginner. This English grammar textbook was designed for a class of Clackamas Community College (CCC) ESOL students who need only a review of the BE verb and are ready to learn the simple present and present progressive tenses.

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Language Education (ESL)
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Textbook
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OpenOregon
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Kristee Emens-Hesslink
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11/18/2021
Exploring Physical Phenomena
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This course is intended for prospective and practicing elementary and middle school teachers. By exploring physical phenomena in class, you will learn science in ways in which you are expected to teach science in schools or in informal settings such as afterschool programs, youth group meetings, and museum workshops. This course also is appropriate for general science students and others interested in exploring some of the physical phenomena underlying global climate change.

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Elementary Education
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Textbook
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Oregon State University
Author:
Elizabeth Gire
Emily van Zee
Date Added:
11/18/2021