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    Ultrasound Physics and its Application in Medicine

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    Contributors: Thapaliya, Sithole, Welsh, Dana, and Marshall

    Publisher: PALNI

    License: CC BY

    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 also covers general aspects of diagnostic ultrasound providing an excellent reference for both beginners and professionals. In addition, this textbook has 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.

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    Read more about The Roles and Responsibilities of the Special Educator

    The Roles and Responsibilities of the Special Educator

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    Contributor: Lombardi

    Publisher: University of New Hampshire

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    This book is evolving into a book by and for teacher candidates pursuing licensing in Elementary, General Special Education, and Early Childhood Special Education in New Hampshire and surrounding New England states. These teacher candidates share their knowledge about teaching PreK-12 learners with disabilities and the many roles and responsibilities of the case manager/special educator.

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    Financial and Managerial Accounting

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    Contributor: Paff

    Publisher: Pennsylvania State University

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Textbook prices for introductory accounting courses are typically very high and new editions are frequently introduced, limiting the resale value and use of older editions. Simply put, a free, open-source textbook increases accessibility by eliminating the cost barrier. Free is my favorite price! Second... Accounting textbooks also commonly seen as… BORING!

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    Read more about The LEARN Method: An Interactive Guide for Effective Learning

    The LEARN Method: An Interactive Guide for Effective Learning

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    Contributor: Lassonde

    Publisher: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

    License: CC BY-NC

    The LEARN Method is a program designed to teach students strategies to improve learning.

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    Read more about Building User Interfaces for Modern Web Applications: React Programming

    Building User Interfaces for Modern Web Applications: React Programming

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    Contributor: Yang

    Publisher: The Pennsylvania Alliance for Design of Open Textbooks (PA-ADOPT)

    License: CC BY-NC

    Since Facebook released React as an open-source software library for front-end programming in 2013, React has gain popularity quickly. Although there are other frameworks or libraries, React is considered a programmer-friendly JavaScript library using the functional programming approach for the front-end web application development. Teaching and learning React can provide training in Functional Programming, Software Engineering Principles, and the Event-Driven Programming Paradigm. The ultimate goal of this eTextbook is to provide a timely support for teaching the state-of-the-art technology as the React ecosystem evolves.

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    Read more about Intro to Journalism Handbook: An Open Educational Resource for Journalism Students

    Intro to Journalism Handbook: An Open Educational Resource for Journalism Students

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    Contributor: Downing

    Publisher: The Pennsylvania Alliance for Design of Open Textbooks (PA-ADOPT)

    License: CC BY-NC

    This book is intended as an open educational resource for beginning journalism students. It contains information on such topics as the First Amendment, 5 Ws (and H), the inverted pyramid, headlines and subheads, AP and in-house style, writing and editing exercises, and guidance on strategies for covering various stories and/or events.

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    Introduction to Mechanical Design and Manufacturing

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    Contributor: Jensen

    Publisher: University of Arkansas

    License: CC BY-NC

    An introductory text on the design and manufacturing of products from a mechanical engineering perspective.

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    Read more about High Impact Instructional Librarianship

    High Impact Instructional Librarianship

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    Contributors: Dow, Hovious, and Ptacek

    Publisher: EdTech Books

    License: CC BY

    The purpose of this new OER textbook titled High Impact Instructional Librarianship is to address what to teach and how to teach information literacy skills to library patrons of all ages and with many kinds of information needs. This OER is intended to facilitate and guide pre- and in-service librarians to know and use theory and models from many academic disciplines to inform practices, develop excellent instructional design skills, and express high confidence as instructional librarians no matter what position they hold in any library type.

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    Read more about Exploring Public Speaking - 4th Edition

    Exploring Public Speaking - 4th Edition

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    Contributors: Tucker, LeHew, Burger, Daniel, Drye, Hunsicker, and Mendes

    Publisher: University System of Georgia

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Exploring Public Speaking is a usable, zero-cost textbook for basic public speaking courses or courses that include basic public speaking skills as one of their primary learning outcomes. The free, open nature of the text means that instructors are able to use all or part of it, and add their own materials. Standout features include coverage of PowerPoint, audience analysis and responsiveness, ethics in public speaking, persuasion, special occasion speeches, and structure of speeches. Because it was written by communication professors with decades of experience in the classroom, Exploring Public Speaking is made to fit the needs of basic public speaking students.

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    Read more about Comparative Politics: A Practical Guide for a Globalizing World

    Comparative Politics: A Practical Guide for a Globalizing World

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    Contributors: Oberle, Kelley, Robson, Cook, Pepin, Brimhall, Patten, Williams, and Chambers

    Publisher: Colorado Mesa University

    License: CC BY-NC

    Comparative Politics: A Practical Guide for a Globalizing World is perhaps the first to be written with an emphasis on case studies from the Global South and other alternative perspectives in comparative politics. This text focuses on themes and case studies that are often missing in more traditional comparative politics textbooks, and thus is best accompanied by other resources to give students a foundation in the fundamentals.

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