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Analyzing Arguments--Propaganda (Robbie Pock, Portland Community College)
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In this unit you will learn about the formal parts of an argument and how they work together. You will also learn about a common and not always honest way that people making arguments attempt to persuade their audiences, sometimes through manipulation.

This unit contains two lessons, a primary source reading, an information literacy activity, and a discussion activity.

This resource was created as part of a Developmental Reading course redesign project, with contributions from Theresa Love and David Pontious and support from an Open Oregon Educational Resources grant.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Amy Hofer
Robbie Pock
Date Added:
04/19/2016
Analyzing Arguments--Rhetorical Anlaysis (Robbie Pock, Portland Community College
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Rhetorical analysis is a tool for deeper critical reading. When you analyze a text rhetorically, you consider the overall situation and context of the writing and how the needs and constraints of the writing situation may have guided the author’s choices. Rhetorical analysis helps us look at the text itself but also outside the text at other aspects of the writing situation—context, author, audience, genre—that influenced the way this particular text was written.

This unit contains two lessons and two activities.

This resource was created as part of a Developmental Reading course redesign project, with contributions from Theresa Love and David Pontious and support from an Open Oregon Educational Resources grant.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Amy Hofer
Robbie Pock
Date Added:
04/19/2016
Growing Open Education in Michigan, Oregon, & California
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Open Education Week is an ideal time to hear from our community members who are leading open education initiatives on their campuses and across their states to reduce costs for students and empower faculty to enhance learning in their classrooms. We will hear from two OER librarians and a faculty member who are successfully growing awareness and adoption of open educational resources. They will share the successes and challenges of coordinating statewide efforts and influencing their colleagues to adopt OER in their courses.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER)
Author:
Amy Hofer
Regina Gong
Vera Kennedy
Date Added:
03/28/2017
HE 250: Personal Health, Portland Community College
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The Portland Community College Health Studies Subject Area Committee redeveloped the Personal Health course with OERs as a basis for course material, which meets the Health Studies graduation requirement. The project team developed the course into 17 topic modules that cover a broad range of Personal and Public Health health topics. Each topic has a Google Slides Presentation, Instructor Resources, Student Resources, Topic Study Guides, an In-Class Activity, Discussion Questions, and any other additional OER resources available.

Subject:
Applied Science
Life Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Amy Hofer
Date Added:
06/24/2016
Inference (Robbie Pock, Portland Community College)
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In this unit you will learn about making inferences and the ways that active readers use this skill to improve both engagement and comprehension.

This unit contains a lesson, a link to a video, a short story, and a practice assignment.

This resource was created as part of a Developmental Reading course redesign project, with contributions from Theresa Love and David Pontious and support from an Open Oregon Educational Resources grant.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Amy Hofer
Robbie Pock
Date Added:
04/19/2016
Modifying an Open Textbook: What You Need to Know
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This is a five-step guide for faculty, and those who support faculty, who want to modify an open textbook. Step-by-step instructions for importing and editing common open textbook file and platform types are included.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Open Textbook Network
Author:
Amy Hofer
Anita Walz
Annie Johnson
Cheryl Cuillier
Karen Lauritsen
Kathleen Labadorf
Peter Potter
Richard Saunders
Date Added:
03/01/2017
Survey of American Literature: Eng 253
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Remix and Share
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This is a free online college course which is a chronological survey of American Literature from before the Revolutionary War to the Civil War. The Word documents include a syllabus and course outline, handouts and exercises preparing students for college-level academic work, discussion questions, homework assignments, overviews of movements, reading quizzes, exams, and essay assignments. Instructors are encouraged to modify any and all files in this resource.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lecture Notes
Author:
Amy Hofer
Chauna Ramsey
Jennifer Hanlon-Wilde
Date Added:
05/01/2016