Textbooks In Development
Copyright Year: 2016
Publisher: Federal Aviation Administration
The Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge provides basic knowledge that is essential for pilots. This handbook introduces pilots to the broad spectrum of knowledge that will be needed as they progress in their pilot training. Except for the Code of Federal Regulations pertinent to civil aviation, most of the knowledge areas applicable to pilot certification are presented. This handbook is useful to beginning pilots, as well as those pursuing more advanced pilot certificates.
Contributors: Shapiro and Caldwell
Publisher: Virginia Tech Publishing
The first generation of weaponized drone pilots would not have received ethics training during their college ethics courses. New technological advances create moral challenges to society faster than those societies’ ethical frameworks can create ready analyses of what is right and wrong. Many researchers have shown that human beings often react first from their emotions or habits instead of through rational deliberation. This textbook will present the standard moral theories for a class that does not have an introduction to ethics prerequisite, but then turn to present reasons that students need to develop their own moral conscience and formative tools through awareness of the ways virtue ethics, utilitarianism, and deontology set up to face challenges to ethical and moral execution of professional duties. It will point to the challenges of the agentic state (Stanley Milgram), the temptation of coverup, the threat of technological advance that exceeds the pace of moral formation (Robert Fogel), and the long-term vision needed for ethical situations like environmental concerns and public health.
Social Action Writing: Public Narratives and Methods of Community explores the ways writing and other literacies can catalyze social change and foster community development. This text situates writing instruction within the disciplinary perspective of community literacy (Campano, Ghiso, & Welch, 2016). It showcases methods of combining literacy-based practices with asset-based community development approaches to strengthen writing abilities and generate organic community empowerment capacity. Through the combination of theory and practice, Social Action Writing: Public Literacies and Methods of Community Empowerment addresses a current need for a comprehensive resource guide within the growing discipline of community literacy. Social Action Writing approaches writing as a social action and positions writing instruction through community-engaged and experiential pedagogies. Additionally, the work explains and demonstrates the connections between writing, research, and community empowerment and development methods. This text provides a “toolkit” to use literacy-based methods of collaborative and humanizing inquiry so that communities may foster progress and address social concerns through asset-focused practices. Similar to the interdisciplinary nature of community literacy, this text draws from the disciplinary perspectives of writing studies (Deans, 2002; Parks, 2016), social sciences, asset-based community development (McKnight, 2013), and humanizing research methodologies (Paris & Winn, 2014). Social Action Writing connects writing and collaborative inquiry with real-world outcomes by balancing theory, research, and action-oriented applications. This text prepares students and practitioners to harness high-impact community engaged learning and literacy approaches to generate organic and equitable change.
Contributor: Arbin Thapaliya
Ultrasound has a wide range of medical applications. Some of these include obstetrics (monitoring the progress of pregnancy), oncology (monitoring the growth of tumors), cardiology (visualizing the heart function and physiology), biopsy (guiding needles in various procedures), and physiotherapy. For example, today, an estimated 60-70% of pregnant women in the United States undergo ultrasound examination during pregnancy. An estimated 250 million fetal ultrasound examinations are performed every year in the USA. In the last few decades, ultrasound technology has expanded to medical imaging in various other specialties: Anesthesiology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, General Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN), Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Physiatry, Sports Medicine, and Surgery. The increasing demand in the use of ultrasound technology in various biomedical fields points to a future in which medical professionals will be required to possess a general knowledge of ultrasound technology. While currently most medical professionals rely on technicians to perform the imaging studies, there can be a high degree of operator dependent results. Therefore, a solid foundation of the technological properties of ultrasound would give health care providers a competitive advantage in the future. This is one of the first goals of this textbook. This textbook will also cover general aspects of diagnostic ultrasound providing an excellent reference for both beginners and professionals. In addition, this textbook will have end-of-the-chapter experiments that will help educators conduct labs for students and any other learners to enhance their learning and solidify the practical skills.
Increasingly, writing is published on digital platforms like social media, websites, and blogs, and this online writing performs a variety of personal, professional, academic, and civic functions. The textbook will discuss these functions from a critical and rhetorical perspective and provide practical skills and strategies that students can put into practice in their own digital writing.
Copyright Year: 2022
Publisher: Oklahoma State University
License: CC BY
This book is aimed at managers, business owners, marketing managers, and aspiring social media marketing interns and managers. I will assume that however accomplished in your own field - baker, developer, teacher and that even as successful business owners, you approach the topic of social media marketing as a beginner. Even if you are an avid personal user of social networks, we will treat this book as a guided tour of social media for marketing purposes.
Publisher: Iowa State University
This lab book is intended for use in both the lab and kitchen. Each section of the book contains learning objectives, lab problems to be solved, recipes, questions, and observation charts for the input of data.
Publisher: Iowa State University
Theories, teaching strategies, and instructional materials pertinent to teaching reading and writing in grades PK-3, with an emphasis on integrating reading, writing, speaking, and listening, as well as integration across content areas while addressing diversity and inclusion.
Publisher: Iowa State University
This OER provides a more comprehensive symbiosis of musicianship and music theory learning than can be found in existing textbooks, including engaging and progressive video demonstrations and interactive listening and vocal exercises that integrate musical knowledge with foundational musical skills.