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A collection of OER adopted by Virginia faculty who received a VIVA Adopt Grant to support their efforts in transitioning to OER.

The VIVA Adopts endorsement is applied to OER that have been adopted by Virginia faculty who have received a VIVA Adopt Grant to support the adoption of OER into their course(s).

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American Literature I: An Anthology of Texts From Early America Through the Civil War
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This book offers an anthology of texts that includes letters, journals, poetry, newspaper articles, pamphlets, sermons, narratives, and short fiction written in and about America beginning with collected oral stories from Native American tribes and ending with the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Many major and minor authors are included, providing a sampling of the different styles, topics, cultures, and concerns present during the formation and development of America through the mid-nineteenth century.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
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Textbook
Author:
Jenifer Kurtz
Date Added:
10/15/2020
The American Yawp
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The American Yawp constructs a coherent and accessible narrative from all the best of recent historical scholarship. Without losing sight of politics and power, it incorporates transnational perspectives, integrates diverse voices, recovers narratives of resistance, and explores the complex process of cultural creation. It looks for America in crowded slave cabins, bustling markets, congested tenements, and marbled halls. It navigates between maternity wards, prisons, streets, bars, and boardrooms. Whitman’s America, like ours, cut across the narrow boundaries that strangle many narratives. Balancing academic rigor with popular readability, The American Yawp offers a multi-layered, democratic alternative to the American past.

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History
U.S. History
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Textbook
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The American Yawp
Date Added:
12/05/2019
Antología Abierta De Literatura Hispana
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Una antología crítica de textos literarios del mundo hispanohablante. Se enfoca en autores canónicos y también se intenta incluir voces marginadas. Cada texto tiene una introducción y anotaciones creadas por estudiantes.

A critical anthology of literary texts from the Spanish-speaking world. A focus on canonical authors and an attempt to include voices that have been marginalized. Each text includes an introduction and annotations created by students.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rebus Community
Author:
Julie Ward
Date Added:
01/01/2017
Art Appreciation
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Art Appreciation thoroughly investigates how quality is determined and created by artists in order to evaluate and appreciate art on a deeper level. This course emphasizes why each topic contributes to valuing a piece of art and provides the necessary knowledge to do so. Students are first introduced to the elements and principles of art and the importance of artists’ context and perspective. The course then covers different periods in art history, different techniques in art, and how to research and evaluate art.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
LibreTexts
Author:
Wendy Riley
Date Added:
06/13/2019
Biochemistry: Free For All
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We are happy to welcome you to our second Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook, Biochemistry Free For All. Biochemistry is a relatively young science, but its rate of growth has been truly impressive. The rapid pace of discoveries, which shows no sign of slowing, is reflected in the steady increase in the size of biochemistry textbooks. Growing faster than the size of biochemistry books have been the skyrocketing costs of higher education and the even faster rising costs of college textbooks. These unfortunate realities have created a situation where the costs of going to college are beyond the means of increasing numbers of students.

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Biology
Chemistry
Life Science
Physical Science
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Textbook
Provider:
Oregon State University
Author:
Indira Rajagopal
Kevin Ahern
Taralyn Tan
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Calculus Volume 2
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Calculus is designed for the typical two- or three-semester general calculus course, incorporating innovative features to enhance student learning. The book guides students through the core concepts of calculus and helps them understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. Due to the comprehensive nature of the material, we are offering the book in three volumes for flexibility and efficiency. Volume 2 covers integration, differential equations, sequences and series, and parametric equations and polar coordinates.

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Calculus
Mathematics
Material Type:
Textbook
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Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Alfred K. Mulzet
Catherine Abbott
David McCune
David Smith
David Torain
Edwin “Jed” Herman
Elaine A. Terry
Erica M. Rutter
Gilbert Strang
Joseph Lakey
Joyati Debnath
Julie Levandosky
Kirsten R. Messer
Michelle Merriweather
Nicoleta Virginia Bila
Sheri J. Boyd
Valeree Falduto
William Radulovich
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02/01/2016
Chemistry
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Chemistry is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the two-semester general chemistry course. The textbook provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of chemistry and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. The book also includes a number of innovative features, including interactive exercises and real-world applications, designed to enhance student learning.

Subject:
Chemistry
Physical Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Allison Soult
Andrew Eklund
Carol Martinez
Don Carpenetti
Don Frantz
Emad El-Giar
George Kaminski
Jason Powell
Jennifer Look
Klaus Theopold
Mark Blaser
Paul Flowers
Paul Hooker
Richard Langley
Simon Bott
Tom Sorensen
Troy Milliken
Vicki Moravec
William R. Robinson
Date Added:
10/02/2014
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.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Theories That Help Us Understand Families
Chapter 2: How Children Learn and Understand Their World
Chapter 3: What is Culture and Why is it Important?
Chapter 4: How Does Gender Influence Children, Families and Communities?
Chapter 5: What is a Family?
Chapter 6: A Closer Look at Parenting
Chapter 7: Building Trusting Collaborative Relationships with Families
Chapter 8: Welcoming & Supporting Families
Chapter 9: Creating Positive Goal-Oriented Relationships with Strengths-Based Attitudes and Relationship-Based Practices

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Social Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
College of the Canyons
Author:
Rebecca Laff
Wendy Ruiz
Date Added:
06/08/2020
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.

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Early Childhood Development
Education
Psychology
Social Science
Social Work
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
College of the Canyons
Author:
Alexa Johnson
Antoinette Ricardo
Dawn Rymond
Jennifer Paris
Date Added:
12/05/2019
Communication in the Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies
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Communication in the Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies overviews the time-tested conceptual foundations of the field, while incorporating the latest research and cutting-edge applications of these basics. Each chapter will include timely, concrete, and real-life examples of communication concepts in action. A key feature of this book is the integration of content regarding diversity and organizational communication in each chapter through examples and/or discrete sub-sections. Discussions of diversity are not relegated to feature boxes. Also integrated into the content are examples that are inclusive in terms of race, gender, sexuality, ability, age, marital status, religion, and other diverse identity characteristics.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project
Date Added:
01/01/2016
Concepts of Physics
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Concepts of Physics is an adaptation based on modules from OpenStax College's textbook College Physics.

This text is intended for use in a one-semester physical science course that requires algebra but no trigonometry.

Not all physics topics are covered in this work. Of the nearly 300 original College Physics modules, only 100 were retained. For these selected modules, content was modified (as needed) to remove/replace any trigonometry-related topics, examples, homework, or figures. Occasionally, original content was edited (or replaced) to reflect the level, and coverage, of the course. Notation was modified in a few cases for consistency between modules. Explicit links between modules (and discussions related to non-retained modules) were removed. Finally, all direct links to PHeT plugin-based (Java or Flash) physics simulations were removed.

Subject:
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Bobby Bailey
Date Added:
08/22/2023
Discover Psychology 2.0 - A Brief Introductory Text
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This textbook presents core concepts common to introductory courses. The 15 units cover the traditional areas of intro-to-psychology; ranging from biological aspects of psychology to psychological disorders to social psychology. This book can be modified: feel free to add or remove modules to better suit your specific needs.

This book includes a comprehensive instructor's manual, PowerPoint presentations, a test bank, reading anticipation guides, and adaptive student quizzes.

Subject:
Psychology
Social Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Diener Education Fund
Provider Set:
Noba
Author:
Cara Laney
David M. Buss
David Watson
Edward Diener
Elizabeth F. Loftus
Emily Hooker
George Loewenstein
Henry L. Roediger III
Jeanne Tsai
Kathleen B. McDermott
Mark E. Bouton
Max H. Bazerman
Richard E. Lucas
Robert Siegler
Robert V. Levine
Ross Thompson
Sarah Pressman
Sudeep Bhatia
Susan T. Fiske
Yoshihisa Kashima
Date Added:
12/08/2016
Entering the Conversation
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This collection of readings that emerged out of partnerships between OER enthusiasts, composition instructors at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and contributors who shared ideas and resources on a Twitter thread about open composition. The English 100 (Introduction to College Composition) program hopes to pilot a version of this OER course reader with a subset of course sections in 2019. This guide is currently in the open creation stage, meaning that it is in-progress, but openly licensed. In other words, this is a resource in flux: we will be adding to and reorganizing these materials over the course of the coming months.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
University of Wisconsin-Madison Pressbooks
Author:
Naomi Salmon (Editor)
Date Added:
04/27/2021
Experiential Learning in Instructional Design and Technology
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The purpose of this text is to provide students with an introduction to the field of Instructional Design and building upon skills that will help the novice designer become more effective in their professional career. This text will go beyond theory to discuss such topics as recommended skillsets and traits for designers, the importance of cultivating strong communication and leadership skills and how to incorporate emotional intelligence into your wheelhouse of professional skills. In addition, tips on the management of projects as well as the instructional design process will be discussed. In an effort to broaden the concept of the instructional design profession, you will find sections devoted to instructional design in various professional venues, (i.e., consulting, educational {higher education and K-12}).

In the educational realm of instructional design, one current topic among designers is how to incorporate openly licensed material into instructional texts. We will provide a section on open educational resources and licensing to assist you in becoming knowledgeable on best practices and dealing with cutting edge initiatives in the educational world.

Effective instructional designers should be able to speak comfortably in public in various venues whether it is a business meeting, training a small group of individuals, or, presenting at a large conference. For an instructional designer, it is important to hone these leadership skills and prepare yourself for the inevitable public speaking situation. This text will provide information on how to improve upon your public speaking skills.

Subject:
Education
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Joshua Hill
Linda Jordan
Date Added:
06/28/2023
Explorations: An Open Invitation to Biological Anthropology
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Chapter 1: Introduction to Biological Anthropology
Chapter Two: Evolution
Chapter 3: Introduction to Molecular Biology and Genetics
Chapter 4: Forces of Evolution
Chapter 5: Meet the Living Primates
Chapter 6: Primate Ecology and Behavior
Chapter 7: Understanding the Fossil Context
Chapter 8: Primate Evolution
Chapter 9: Early Hominins
Chapter 10: Early Members of the Genus Homo
Chapter 11: Archaic Homo
Chapter 12: Modern Homo sapiens
Chapter 13: Race and Human Variation
Chapter 14: Human Variation: An Adaptive Significance Approach
Chapter 15: Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology
Chapter 16: Contemporary Topics: Human Biology and Health
Appendix A: Osteology
Appendix B: Primate Conservation
Appendix C: Human Behavioral Ecology

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/explorations-an-open-invitation-to-biological-anthropology-shook

Subject:
Anthropology
Social Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
American Anthropological Association
Date Added:
06/17/2020
Foundations of Learning and Instructional Design Technology
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This book received the 2018 AECT Outstanding Book Award!

"What is this field?" "Where have we come from as a discipline, and where are we going?" "What do I want to study?" These and other questions are typical for new students in the field of Learning and Instructional Design Technology. This textbook is designed to help answer these questions and provide the quickest route to understanding the history and current trends in the field. After surveying classic theories and writings, as well as more recent applications of theory and practice, students will be better prepared to chart their own course and careers within the discipline. This book is designed to support foundations courses common in departments, as well as seminars on current trends and issues.

Subject:
Education
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Richard E. West
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Freedom's Story: Teaching African American Literature and History
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The National Humanities Center presents this collection of essays by leading scholars on the topic of Freedom's Story: Teaching African American Literature and History. Topics include the effect of slavery on families, slave resistance, how to read slave narratives, Frederick Douglass, reconstruction, segregation, pigmentocracy, protest poetry, jazz, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, and more.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
History
Literature
U.S. History
Material Type:
Reading
Date Added:
02/05/2020
Infant and Toddler Care and Development (Taintor and LaMarr)
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This book is a compilation of created and remixed resources for use in various courses supporting the care and development of infants and toddlers. This textbook is intended to be pulled apart, remixed, reshared, and redistributed in the form that best meets your individual needs. For this reason, this resource has unique characteristics not typical of other textbooks.
• Each chapter or section is stand-alone. No chapter references another or makes statements such as “as you previously read.” This intentional design choice allows you to remix every section without concern about referencing a section you did not copy over.
• The chapters were created around topics we felt should be stand-alone and therefore had different length requirements. For this reason, you will notice a chapter might be 20 pages or 2.
• Chapters contain multiple sections to remix easily and create new and unique chapters for your individual needs.
• You might find repeat information within sections. Since each section is intended as a stand-alone section, information might be repeated within sections to give context to the subject matter. The beauty of OER is you have permission to delete and add as needed.
• We’ve made every effort to keep the original source with the content, as you remix be aware of the license types on each resource.
To best use a small window of time to complete this resource, we decided to forgo many of the extra “bells and whistles” one might find in traditional textbooks, including call-out boxes with additional resources, robust vignettes, and reflection questions. While we feel this resource contains much of the content needed for multiple infant and toddler courses, we eagerly await each improvement upon this resource the infant and toddler educator community bring forth.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
LibreTexts
Author:
Adrienne Seegers
Amanda Taintor
Amy Carnahan
Emily Elam
Martina Marquez
Todd LaMarr
Wendy Ruiz
Date Added:
06/28/2023
The Inside, Outside, and Upside Downs of Children's Literature: From Poets and Pop-ups to Princesses and Porridge
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Children's literature is written for children and youth, but the analysis of children's literature requires careful attention to text as well insightful interpretation of the ways in which authors and illustrators present the human condition, the physical world, imaginative experiences, and global forces. Children's literature is also a $4-billion-a-year industry that impacts social practices, politics, financial markets, schools, literacy rates, history, and art. Whatever the reason for your interest, children's literature is a big deal.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Jenifer Schneider
Date Added:
11/19/2021