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BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Reader 4
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This reader contains nine original stories written specifically for adults, and is designed to accompany the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 4. This level 4 reader, one of a series of six readers, is roughly equivalent to grades 4.5 to 6 in the K-12 system. New vocabulary are set in bold throughout each story, and then summarized and defined in a Glossary found in the appendix. 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 reader has been reviewed by subject experts from colleges and universities.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
BCcampus
Author:
Shantel Ivits
Date Added:
07/07/2021
BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Reader 5
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This reader contains nine original stories written specifically for adults, and is designed to accompany the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 5. This level 5 reader, one of a series of six readers, is roughly equivalent to grades 6 to 7.5 in the K-12 system. New vocabulary are set in bold throughout each story, and then summarized and defined in a Glossary found in the appendix. 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 reader has been reviewed by subject experts from colleges and universities.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
BCcampus
Author:
Shantel Ivits
Date Added:
10/06/2020
BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Reader 6
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This reader contains 11 original instructional essays written specifically for adults, and is designed to accompany the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 6. This level 6 reader, one of a series of six readers, is roughly equivalent to grades 7.5 to 9 in the K-12 system. New vocabulary are set in bold throughout each story, and then summarized and defined in a Glossary found in the appendix. 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 reader has been reviewed by subject experts from colleges and universities.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
BCcampus
Author:
Shantel Ivits
Date Added:
07/07/2021
Balance Sheet Basics - Accounting Equation
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This video lecture presents the basic definitions of assets, liabilities and equity with simple examples. It also explains the concept of accounting equation with examples.

Subject:
Accounting
Business and Communication
Finance
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Bronx Community College
Author:
Mittal, Harini
Date Added:
10/01/2016
Becoming America: An Exploration of American Literature from Precolonial to Post-Revolution
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The University of North Georgia Press and Affordable Learning Georgia bring you Becoming America: An Exploration of American Literature from Precolonial to Post-Revolution. Featuring sixty-nine authors and full texts of their works, the selections in this open anthology represent the diverse voices in early American literature. This completely-open anthology will connect students to the conversation of literature that is embedded in American history and has helped shaped its culture.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
English Language Arts
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
LibreTexts
Author:
Wendy Kurant
Date Added:
06/28/2023
Becoming a Confident Reader
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Becoming a Confident Reader focuses on the essential skills and practices needed upon entering the first semester of college composition, either with or without a co-requisite support course. Students will learn to build and maintain resilience as a student, apply an effective reading process to college texts, and summarize and respond to academic writing. Thematic readings are included for practice. Extension activities provide opportunities for making connections, conducting basic research, analyzing the techniques authors use in their writing, and evaluating the use of sources in a text. This text is appropriate for a developmental English course that is a pre-requisite to the first semester of composition.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
English Language Arts
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Author:
Dr. Susannah M. Givens
Date Added:
01/09/2024
Beowulf
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A collection of video, audio, essays, ebooks, and pictures associated with the long Old English heroic poem known to modern audiences as Beowulf. This poem is probably the most famous product of the rich literary tradition of Anglo-Saxon England (which flourished in the period c. 650-1100). The poem tells the story of Beowulf, a heroic warrior, and later king, of the Geats (a possibly mythical Scandinavian tribe). The events of the poem are set during the Germanic 'heroic age' - a period stretching from the fourth to the sixth century by modern reckoning but described by the poet simply as geardagas ('days of old').

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson
Reading
Date Added:
03/12/2021
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.

Subject:
Education
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 for Communicating Digital Accessibility  Requirements
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Guidance and sample language for agencies looking to include accessibility requirements and/or guidance in communications with publishers and developers of digital materials and technologies.

Subject:
Education
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CAST
Author:
National AEM Center at CAST
Date Added:
10/19/2022
Bio Inspired Design
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The course Bio-Inspired Design gives an overview of non-conventional mechanical approaches in nature and shows how this knowledge can lead to more creativity in mechanical design and to better (simpler, smaller, more robust) solutions than with conventional technology. The course discusses a large number of biological organisms with smart constructions, unusual mechanisms or clever sensing and processing methods and presents a number of technical examples and designs of bio-inspired instruments and machines.

Subject:
Applied Science
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Lecture Notes
Reading
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Dr.ir. P. Breedveld
Date Added:
10/26/2021
The Black Arts Enterprise and the Production of African American Poetry
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The outpouring of creative expression known as the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s spawned a burgeoning number of black-owned cultural outlets, including publishing houses, performance spaces, and galleries. Central to the movement were its poets, who in concert with editors, visual artists, critics, and fellow writers published a wide range of black verse and advanced new theories and critical approaches for understanding African American literary art.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Author:
Howard Rambsy II
Date Added:
02/05/2020
The Black Musician and the White City: Race and Music in Chicago, 1900-1967
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"Amy Absher's The Black Musician and the White City tells the story of African American musicians in Chicago during the mid-twentieth century. While depicting the segregated city before World War II, Absher traces the migration of black musicians, both men and women and both classical and vernacular performers, from the American South to Chicago during the 1930s to 1950s.
Absher's work diverges from existing studies in three ways: First, she takes the history beyond the study of jazz and blues by examining the significant role that classically trained black musicians played in building the Chicago South Side community. By acknowledging the presence and importance of classical musicians, Absher argues that black migrants in Chicago had diverse education and economic backgrounds but found common cause in the city's music community. Second, Absher brings numerous maps to the history, illustrating the relationship between Chicago's physical lines of segregation and the geography of black music in the city over the years. Third, Absher's use of archival sources is both extensive and original, drawing on manuscript and oral history collections at the Center for Black Music Research in Chicago, Columbia University, Rutgers's Institute of Jazz Studies, and Tulane's Hogan Jazz Archive. By approaching the Chicago black musical community from these previously untapped angles, Absher offers a history that goes beyond the retelling of the achievements of the famous musicians by discussing musicians as a group. In The Black Musician and the White City, black musicians are the leading actors, thinkers, organizers, and critics of their own story"--Publisher's website.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Amy Absher
Date Added:
10/31/2019
Book: Introduction to Health (Falcone)
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Introduction to Health OER Textbooks

TABLE OF CONTENTS
About this Book
1: Introduction to Health and Wellness
1.1: Dimensions of Wellness
1.2: Healthy People 2020
1.3: Major Health Concerns
1.4: Risk Factors and Levels of Disease Prevention
1.5: Behavior Change and Goal Setting
2: Exercise and Physical Activity
2.1: Health Benefits of Physical Activity
2.2: Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults
2.3: Developing a Personal Exercise Program
3: Nutrition
3.1: Nutrition Basics
3.2: Dietary Guidelines for Americans
3.3: Disease Risk and Nutrition
3.4: Nutrition Facts Label
3.5: Organic Foods
4: Weight Management
4.1: Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity
4.2: Balancing Calories
4.3: Measuring Obesity
4.4: Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity
5: Stress Management
5.1: Stress Overview
5.2: Yerkes-Dodson Law
5.3: The Stress Response
5.4: Health Effects of Stress
5.5: Managing Stress
6: Emotional and Mental Health
6.1: Mental Health Overview
6.2: Psychological Constructs
6.3: Anxiety Disorders
6.4: Depression
6.5: Suicide Prevention
6.6: Eating Disorders
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7: Alcohol and Tobacco
7.1: Alcohol Facts
7.2: Health Effects of Alcohol Abuse
7.3: Rethinking Drinking
7.4: Tobacco Use
7.5: Quitting Smoking
8: Drugs and Addiction
8.1: Understanding Drug Use and Addiction
8.2: Health Effects of Drug Abuse
8.3: Consequences of Drug Abuse
8.4: Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction
8.5: Synthetic Drugs
9: Unintentional Injuries and Violence
9.1: Unintentional Injuries
9.2: Intentional Injuries- Violence
9.3: Intimate Partner Violence
10: Relationships, Sexuality, and Contraception
10.1: Healthy Relationships
10.2: Love and Attraction Theory
10.3: Effective Communication
10.4: Sex, Gender, and Sexuality
10.5: LGBT Health
10.6: Contraception
11: Immune System, Infectious Diseases, and STD’s/STI’s
11.1: The Immune System
11.2: STD’s/STI’s
12: Cardiovascular Disease
12.1: The Cardiovascular System
12.2: Cardiovascular Diseases
12.3: Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease
13: Cancer
13.1: Cancer Overview
13.2: Types of Cancer
13.3: Risk Factors for Cancer
13.4: Cancer Prevention
14: Environmental Wellness- A Healthy Planet
14.1: The Importance of a Healthy Planet
14.2: The Impact of the Environment on Public Health
14.3: Creating a Healthier Planet

Subject:
Applied Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
Primary Source
Reading
Textbook
Unit of Study
Provider:
LibreTexts
Author:
Kelly Falcone
Date Added:
06/28/2023
Brave New World - Connectivity
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The trifecta of globalization, urbanization and digitization have created new opportunities and challenges across our nation, cities, boroughs and urban centers. Cities are in a unique position at the center of commerce and technology becoming hubs for innovation and practical application of emerging technology. In this rapidly changing 24/7 digitized world, city governments worldwide are leveraging innovation and technology to become more effective, efficient, transparent and to be able to better plan for and anticipate the needs of its citizens, businesses and community organizations. This class will provide the framework for how cities and communities can become smarter and more accessible with technology and more connected.

Subject:
Applied Science
Business and Communication
Communication
Engineering
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Medgar Evers College
Author:
Binda, Rhonda S.
Date Added:
08/14/2020
Brave New World - Innovation 2.0 and Public Private Partnerhips (P3s)
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The trifecta of globalization, urbanization and digitization have created new opportunities and challenges across our nation, cities, boroughs and urban centers. Cities are in a unique position at the center of commerce and technology becoming hubs for innovation and practical application of emerging technology. In this rapidly changing 24/7 digitized world, city governments worldwide are leveraging innovation and technology to become more effective, efficient, transparent and to be able to better plan for and anticipate the needs of its citizens, businesses and community organizations. This class will provide the framework for how cities and communities can become smarter and more accessible with technology and more connected.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Education
Management
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Medgar Evers College
Author:
Binda, Rhonda S.
Date Added:
08/14/2020
Brave New World - Reslience
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The trifecta of globalization, urbanization and digitization have created new opportunities and challenges across our nation, cities, boroughs and urban centers. Cities are in a unique position at the center of commerce and technology becoming hubs for innovation and practical application of emerging technology. In this rapidly changing 24/7 digitized world, city governments worldwide are leveraging innovation and technology to become more effective, efficient, transparent and to be able to better plan for and anticipate the needs of its citizens, businesses and community organizations. This class will provide the framework for how cities and communities can become smarter and more accessible with technology and more connected.

Subject:
Applied Science
Business and Communication
Computer Science
Environmental Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Medgar Evers College
Author:
Binda, Rhonda S.
Date Added:
08/14/2020
Brave New World - The Rise of Cities Globally: UrbanizationMeets Technological Innovation and Digitization
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The trifecta of globalization, urbanization and digitization have created new opportunities and challenges across our nation, cities, boroughs and urban centers. Cities are in a unique position at the center of commerce and technology becoming hubs for innovation and practical application of emerging technology. In this rapidly changing 24/7 digitized world, city governments worldwide are leveraging innovation and technology to become more effective, efficient, transparent and to be able to better plan for and anticipate the needs of its citizens, businesses and community organizations. This class will provide the framework for how cities and communities can become smarter and more accessible with technology and more connected.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Economics
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Medgar Evers College
Author:
Binda, Rhonda S.
Date Added:
08/14/2020
Building Legal Literacies for Text Data Mining
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For those learning about fair use, this is a specific example of how fair use may be used in research for text data mining. The book also explores basic copyright and fair use more generally, as well as the specifics of text data mining.
From the "about" section of the book:

"This book explores the legal literacies covered during the virtual Building Legal Literacies for Text Data Mining Institute, including copyright (both U.S. and international law), technological protection measures, privacy, and ethical considerations. It describes in detail how we developed and delivered the 4-day institute, and also provides ideas for hosting shorter literacy teaching sessions. Finally, we offer reflections and take-aways on the Institute."

Subject:
Applied Science
Information Science
Law
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
U.C. Berkeley
Author:
Beth Cate
Brandon Butler
Brianna L
Courtney Brianna L Schofield
Courtney Glen Worthey
David Bamman
Maria Gould
Megan Senseney
Scott Althaus
Thomas Padilla
Date Added:
06/28/2023
Business Calculus (MATH 148)
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MATH&148 is a calculus course for business students. It is designed for students who want a brief course in calculus. Topics include differential and integral calculus of elementary functions. Problems emphasize business and social science applications. Translating words into mathematics and solving word problems are emphasized over algebra. Applications are mainly business oriented (e.g. cost, revenue, and profit). Mathematical theory and complex algebraic manipulations are not mainstays of this course, which is designed to be less rigorous than the calculus sequence for scientists and engineers. Topics are presented according to the rule of four: geometrically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. That is, symbolic manipulation must be balanced with graphical interpretation, numerical examples, and writing. Trigonometry is not part of the course.

Subject:
Calculus
Mathematics
Material Type:
Assessment
Full Course
Reading
Syllabus
Textbook
Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Provider Set:
Open Course Library
Date Added:
12/10/2019