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    Technical Writing and Simple Statistics : For laboratory classes

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    Contributor: Wettstein

    Publisher: TRAILS

    License: CC BY-NC

    This upper division resource focuses on how to communicate results through technical writing, use Excel to perform simple statistics, and create professional charts/documents. Excel tutorials are provided for performing descriptive statistics, t-tests, and linear regression as well as using text boxes, formatting figures and captions, and using Equation Editor to insert equations. Additionally, guidance and examples of different communication components are provided along with team writing strategies and guidelines on how to hold efficient meetings.

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    Read more about Foundational Sight Singing

    Foundational Sight Singing

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    Contributor: Stewart

    Publisher: TRAILS

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Sight reading music can be a daunting endeavor for aspiring, and even experienced, musicians. Foundational Sight Singing was created to provide a systematic approach to learn to read, hear and perform music. The ordered presentation of both melodies and rhythms in this text helps students develop accuracy and fluency in sight singing which is a fundamental skill for all musicians. It is a text for developing proficiency in reading and sight singing that can be used in a variety of contexts from individual practice to choral or instrumental ensemble rehearsals to college ear training courses. Multiple exercises are provided for drilling and practice at each level throughout the text to grow the students’ fluency and proficiency in reading and performing pitch and rhythm. This text will help students build a solid foundation upon which they can establish mastery.

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    Read more about Writing as Inquiry: A Guide to WR 121 at the University of Oregon

    Writing as Inquiry: A Guide to WR 121 at the University of Oregon

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    Contributors: Clevinger and Rust

    Publisher: University of Oregon Libraries

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Welcome to our creative commons OER (open educational resource) for Writing 121 at the University of Oregon. This resource is designed for students to be a zero-cost, high-quality guide to academic writing, with the goal of preparing you for success in college and beyond.

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    Read more about Urban Health: A Practical Application for Clinical Based Learning

    Urban Health: A Practical Application for Clinical Based Learning

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    Contributors: McNeill, Stephens, and Walker

    Publisher: Wayne State University Library System

    License: CC BY-NC

    Urban Health: A Practical Application for Clinical Based Learning is an openly licensed, peer-reviewed textbook for clinical-based nursing educators covering barriers in urban health and their impact on patient health outcomes. The authors explore perspectives of urban communities, urban patients, and urban healthcare providers to offer insight into how healthcare providers can address disparities in urban healthcare, provide meaningful care with the lived experiences of urban patients in mind, and improve patient-provider communication by moving towards a more solution-driven, team-based care approach. Features include learning activities, exemplars, and case studies.

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    Read more about Case Studies in Systems Chemistry

    Case Studies in Systems Chemistry

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    Contributor: Fleck

    Publisher: Smith College Open Educational Resources: Textbooks

    License: CC BY

    This publication was produced as a teaching tool for college chemistry.The book is a text for a computer-based unit on the chemistry of acid-base titrations, and is designed for use with FORTRAN or BASIC.computer systems, and with a programmable electronic calculator, in a variety of educational settings. The text attempts to present computer programs that are relatively free of reliance on specialized large computer systems programs. The case-study approach presented is highly research and laboratory oriented. Similar subject matter is conventionally taught in most introductory college chemistry courses, but this text material attempts greater depth of instruction through utilization of the computational resources of a computer.

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    Read more about Calculus in Context - 2008 Edition

    Calculus in Context - 2008 Edition

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    Contributors: Callahan, Cox, and Hoffman

    Publisher: Smith College Open Educational Resources: Textbooks

    License: CC BY

    Designing the curriculum We believe that calculus can be for students what it was for Euler and the Bernoullis: a language and a tool for exploring the whole fabric of science. We also believe that much of the mathematical depth and vitality of calculus lies in connections to other sciences. The mathematical questions that arise are compelling in part because the answers matter to other disciplines. We began our work with a "clean slate," not by asking what parts of the traditional course to include or discard. Our starting points are thus our summary of what calculus is really about. Our curricular goals are what we aim to convey about the subject in the course. Our functional goals describe the attitudes and behaviors we hope our students will adopt in using calculus to approach scientific and mathematical questions.

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    Read more about Critical Perspectives on Technology and the Family

    Critical Perspectives on Technology and the Family

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    Contributor: Walker

    Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

    License: CC BY-NC

    From the perspective of a long time family practitioner, researcher, and educator, and technology innovator, this textbook offers the first comprehensive view of technology in the family for college students, professionals and the public. Each chapter offers content and a complete reference list, learning activities, ideas for critical blog posting and additional readings. The beginning chapters cover foundational information about our societal use of information and communications technology, family theories and ways of understanding families, and how families differ in their use and access to ICT. The main body of the book (chapters 4-10) covers elements of the family from couple relationships and dating apps, to children’s use and impacts on development from early childhood through young adulthood, use by parents and in the parent-child relationship, shared use by family members, and then topics important to family life: work-family balance and health and financial management and technology. The end of the book pivots to look closely at use by family professionals, the competencies needed to integrate technology into practice, and policy as a proactive and systemic avenue for change. End of book material include an additional reading list and recommended web content, social media and thought leaders. The authors lends her ideas on teaching for critical thinking with an overview at the beginning of the book, and classroom assessment ideas (actually short ways to engage learners in critical thinking activities).

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    Read more about Engineering Mechanics: Statics

    Engineering Mechanics: Statics

    Contributors: Osgood, Cameron, and Christensen

    Publisher: Robertson Library Pressbooks

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Introduction to engineering mechanics: statics, for those who love to learn. Concepts include: particles and rigid body equilibrium equations, distributed loads, shear and moment diagrams, trusses, method of joints and sections, & inertia.

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    Read more about A People’s History of Structural Racism in Academia: From A(dministration of Justice) to Z(oology)

    A People’s History of Structural Racism in Academia: From A(dministration of Justice) to Z(oology)

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    Contributors: Rahman, Sunder, and Jackson

    Publisher: Susan Rahman

    License: CC BY

    The contents of this book were developed under an Open Textbooks Pilot grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), U.S. Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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    Read more about Sexuality, the Self, and Society

    Sexuality, the Self, and Society

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    Contributors: Rahman, Bowman, and Jackson

    Publisher: Susan Rahman

    License: CC BY

    Content included in Sexuality, the Self, and Society is aligned with the typical scope for an introductory, interdisciplinary Human Sexuality Textbook. It is written to be a complete text for a semester length course but could be used, in part, reorganized, or edited in true OER fashion. It is meant to be accessible, relevant, and inclusive. It also will not remain static meaning that the author will continue to update periodically and those who adopt may do so as they see fit.

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