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Read more about Urban Literacy: Learning to Read the City Around You

Urban Literacy: Learning to Read the City Around You

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributor: Serbulo

Publisher: Portland State University Library

License: CC BY-NC

This book introduces students to the basic concepts of urban studies. It is an interdisciplinary text that was developed for lower-division undergraduate students. The book is organized into thematic chapters that explore different aspects of urban life, such as the environment, housing, and culture. Each chapter introduces a new way of conceptualizing the city, presents core theories and concepts, and provides examples and case studies from cities around the globe to illustrate the ideas presented in the text. At the end of each chapter, there are review questions and a series of interactive field activities where students can apply the concepts introduced in the chapter to a real-world setting. Many of the field activities can be adapted to online or remote learning modalities. This textbook is appropriate for interdisciplinary courses with urban themes or for introductory urban studies, urban sociology, or urban geography classes.

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Read more about Theological Questions

Theological Questions

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributor: Hanneken

Publisher: Todd Hanneken

License: CC BY-NC

Theological Questions is an Open Educational Resource (free textbook) that originates from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and was created with funding form the Atla OER Grant Program. This open textbook was used at St. Mary's in the first of two required core theology courses. It is designed to give a broad historical overview of theological questions from the perspective of the Catholic tradition. It seeks to represent fairly a variety of questions and answers within and beyond the Catholic tradition. This OER is a foundation for other teachers of introductory courses in theology who may wish to adapt it for their purposes.

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Read more about Patterns for Beginning Programmers

Patterns for Beginning Programmers

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Bernstein

Publisher: James Madison University

License: CC BY

Programming patterns are solutions to problems that require the creation of a small fragment of code that will be part of a larger program. Hence, this book is about teaching you how to write such fragments of code. However, it is not about teaching you the syntax of the statements in the fragments, it assumes that you already know the syntax. Instead, it is about finding solutions to problems that arise when first learning to program.

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Read more about La política petrolera en el gobierno de la revolución ciudadana: El caso del Campo Sacha

La política petrolera en el gobierno de la revolución ciudadana: El caso del Campo Sacha

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: García-Osorio

Publisher: Editorial Grupo AEA

License: CC BY-NC-SA

En la primera parte, se realiza un resumen del manejo del petróleo a partir de 1972 hasta la actualidad, así como también se describe la política petrolera aplicada por los gobiernos, desde la administración del doctor Oswaldo Hurtado hasta la administración del señor Guillermo Lasso. En la segunda, se analiza el entorno jurídico en el contexto de los recursos naturales especialmente del petróleo, en el marco de la Ley de Hidrocarburos y de la Constitución de la República del Ecuador. Y en la tercera, se analiza la producción en el Campo Sacha, adjudicada a ORNCEM mediante el contrato de servicios específicos y de acuerdo a sus dos contratos modificatorios. Se concluye con algunas consideraciones que se deben tomar en cuenta y que llaman a la reflexión cuando se proponen y ejecutan contratos cuyo beneficio no es el mejor para el país. Por otro lado, los bosques son grandes “limpiadores” de dióxido de carbono, al ser destruidos se anula su potencial de absorción y, por lo tanto, contribuyen al calentamiento global del planeta por el incremento de gases de efecto invernadero, razón por la cual, se debe contrarrestar la deforestación.

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Read more about Research Methods for Criminal  Justice Students

Research Methods for Criminal Justice Students

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Williams

Publisher: Monica Williams

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This book is based on two open-access textbooks: Bhattacherjee’s (2012) Social science research: Principles, methods, and practices and Blackstone’s (2012) Principles of sociological inquiry: Qualitative and quantitative methods. I first used Bhattacherjee’s book in a graduate-level criminal justice research methods course. I chose the book because it was an open educational resource that covered the major topics of my course. While I found the book adequate for my purposes, the business school perspective did not always fit with my criminal justice focus. I decided to rewrite the textbook for undergraduate and graduate students in my criminal justice research methods courses. As I researched other open- educational resources for teaching social science research methods, I found Blackstone’s book, which covered more of the social science and qualitative methods perspectives that I wanted to incorporate into my book.

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Read more about German 101 - 1

German 101 - 1

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Linam

Publisher: University of North Alabama

License: CC BY

Features of German 101:

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Read more about A Practical Approach to Understanding Music Theory - 1st

A Practical Approach to Understanding Music Theory - 1st

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Brooks

Publisher: University of North Alabama

License: CC BY-NC

A Practical Approach to Understanding Music Theory is a textbook designed for the non-music performance major or music business/audio engineer who needs to professionally interface with musicians without needing to write or compose music. The material is designed around a spiral learning model in which a very simple straightforward concept is introduced, defined and explained. From this point and forward the book adds one element of music theory after another until a broad base of musical understanding and application is achieved. Even though the spiral learning model has a linear approach, the book is also laid out in a manner that any music student or hobbyist may treat it as a research manual to search out specific explanations of musical situations they encounter. This text is meant to be an all-inclusive explanation of how music is created, graphically distributed and performed for those who are not majoring in music theory, performance or education. It is aimed at those who are seeking a career in audio engineering, music business, artist representation, minoring in music, teaching lessons in a local community or someone who just wants to learn to play and understand music on a deeper level. The material is designed around a spiral learning model in which a very simple straightforward concept is introduced, defined and explained. From this point and forward the book adds one element of music theory after another until a broad base of musical understanding and application is achieved. Even though the spiral learning model has a linear approach, the book is also laid out in a manner that any music student or hobbyist may treat it as a research manual to search out specific explanations of musical situations they encounter. This text is meant to be an all-inclusive explanation of how music is created, graphically distributed and performed for those who are not majoring in music theory, performance or education. It is aimed at those who are seeking a career in audio engineering, music business, artist representation, minoring in music, teaching lessons in a local community or someone who just wants to learn to play and understand music on a deeper level.

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Read more about Modelo Kaizen en el sector público: Kaizen model in the public sector

Modelo Kaizen en el sector público: Kaizen model in the public sector

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: César Iván, Jaqueline, César, Francisco Marcelo, and Franklin Roberto

Publisher: Editorial Grupo AEA

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Las instituciones del sector público deben acogerse a las necesidades emanadas por sus usuarios, por esto son controladas por diferentes entidades gubernamentales y cumplen diferentes normativas legales. Bajo este enfoque surgen diferentes metodologías para la eficiencia y eficacia, el libro responde a un modelo “Kaizen” pero bajo la metodología gubernamental de Gobierno por Resultados.

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Read more about Geology Online Lab Activities: An Open Educational Resource for Community College Students and Instructors

Geology Online Lab Activities: An Open Educational Resource for Community College Students and Instructors

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Davies

Publisher: CUNY Academic Works

License: CC BY-NC-SA

The online geology lab for community college students was developed by Dr. Rondi Davies, a faculty member at Queensborough Community College, City University New York, during two years of forced online synchronous learning brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. This open educational resource collects many of Dr. Davies’ favorite open-access materials and supplements them with her own work within a single, cohesive laboratory manual intended for two-year, non-major college students from the New York area.

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Read more about Psychologia

Psychologia

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributors: Spielman, Jenkins, Lovett, and Czarnota-Bojarska

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY

Psychologia powstała z myślą o studentach jednosemestralnego kursu wstęp do psychologii. Podręcznik jest obszernym omówieniem wszystkich podstawowych zagadnień w ujęciu klasycznym z uwzględnieniem wiedzy najnowszej. Książka zawiera również opis zaburzeń psychicznych i wprowadza terminologię zgodną z DSM-5 oraz ICD. Wydanie jest polską adaptacją wydania drugiego aktualizowanego Psychology 2e OpenStax.

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