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About Writing: A Guide
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This writer’s reference condenses and covers everything a beginning writing student needs to successfully compose college-level work, including the basics of composition, grammar, and research. It is broken down into easy-to-tackle sections, while not overloading students with more information than they need. Great for any beginning writing students or as reference for advanced students!

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Robin Jeffrey
Date Added:
05/27/2015
Basic Electronics 1
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Video and study guides for the following topics: Order of operations, algebraic manipulation, negative and fractional exponents, rounding, engineering notation, unit conversion, general industrial safety, energy, power, efficiency, capacity factor, basic electrical properties: voltage, current, resistance, fixed resistors, variable resistors, protoboards, ohmmeters, series resistors, parallel resistors, 4 band resistor color code, DC Ohm’s Law, DC power, voltmeters, ammeters, series DC circuit properties, DC Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law, DC voltage divider rule, parallel DC circuit properties, DC Kirchhoff’s Current Law, DC current divider rule, series-parallel DC circuit properties, instrument loading effects, DC current sources, source conversion, resistive delta-Y conversion, complex DC circuits, DC Superposition Theorem, DC Thevenin’s Theorem, DC Maximum Power Transfer Theorem, DC Norton’s Theorem

Subject:
Electronic Technology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Jim Pytel
Date Added:
04/06/2020
Basic Electronics 2
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This course is the 2nd in a three part series intended to support the flipped classroom approach for traditional basic electronics classes. Basic Electronics 2 covers capacitors and the transient capacitor charge and discharge process, inductors and the transient inductor storage and release process, sinusoidal properties, complex numbers and complex impedance, phasors, AC Ohm’s Law, series AC circuit analysis, parallel AC circuit analysis, and series-parallel AC circuit analysis. The text includes discussions of Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law, the AC Voltage Divider Rule, Kirchhoff’s Current Law, and the AC Current Divider Rule. Additionally the text covers use of AC voltmeters, AC ammeters, function generators, and oscilloscopes. These resources are meant to accompany a hands on lab with the guidance of an instructor.

Subject:
Electronic Technology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Jim Pytel
Date Added:
06/28/2019
Basic Electronics 3
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This course is the 3rd installment in a three part series intended to support the flipped classroom approach for traditional basic electronics classes. Basic Electronics 3 covers apparent, real, and reactive power and power factor, power factor correction, ideal and non-ideal transformers, and transformer connection diagrams, AC circuit analysis techniques and theorems like source conversion, the AC superposition theorem, AC Thevenin’s Theorem, and the AC Maximum Power Transfer Theorem, 3 phase AC systems including balanced and unbalanced 4 wire Y configurations, 3 wire Y configurations, and delta configurations, the single wattmeter method and the two wattmeter method. These resources are meant to accompany a hands on lab with the guidance of an instructor.

Subject:
Electronic Technology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Jim Pytel
Date Added:
06/28/2019
Beginning Excel
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This textbook was written for a community college introductory course in spreadsheets utilizing Microsoft Excel. While the figures shown utilize Excel 2016, the textbook was written to be applicable to other versions of Excel as well. The book introduces new users to the basics of spreadsheets and is appropriate for students in any major who have not used Excel before.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Barbara Lave
Diane Shingledecker
Julie Romey
Mary Schatz
Noreen Brown
Date Added:
01/01/2017
Beginning Excel 2019
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This textbook was written for a community college introductory course in spreadsheets utilizing Microsoft Excel. While the figures shown utilize Excel 2019, the textbook was written to be applicable to other versions of Excel as well. The book introduces new users to the basics of spreadsheets and is appropriate for students in any major who have not used Excel before. This textbook includes instructions for Excel for Mac also.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Barbara Lave
Julie Romey
Noreen Brown
Date Added:
08/17/2020
Biology 101A Lab Packet
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Lab Manual for BIO101 at Mt Hood Community College. The associated textbook is available at https://openoregon.pressbooks.pub/mhccbiology101/

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Christine Anderson
Lisa Bartee
Date Added:
09/20/2016
Body Physics: Motion to Metabolism
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Body Physics was designed to meet the objectives of a one-term high school or freshman level course in physical science, typically designed to provide non-science majors and undeclared students with exposure to the most basic principles in physics while fulfilling a science-with-lab core requirement. The content level is aimed at students taking their first college science course, whether or not they are planning to major in science. However, with minor supplementation by other resources, such as OpenStax College Physics, this textbook could easily be used as the primary resource in 200-level introductory courses. Chapters that may be more appropriate for physics courses than for general science courses are noted with an asterisk symbol (*). Of course, this textbook could be used to supplement other primary resources in any physics course covering mechanics and thermodynamics.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Lawrence Davis
Date Added:
11/29/2018
Body Physics Remote Lab Manual
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This remote learning lab manual was created to guide students in 100-level physical science courses toward meeting the first outcome in the science category of the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree:

Gather, comprehend, and communicate scientific and technical information in order to explore ideas, models, and solutions and generate further questions.

The lab design goal was to adapt existing F2F labs (already aligned to AAOT science outcome #1) for a remote learning environment without abandoning the pedagogical advantages provided by combining guided inquiry methods with specialized physics education equipment, such as digital sensors and unique demonstration apparatus. Therefore, many of the labs contain embedded videos of experiments being performed and links to open-access Google spreadsheets containing the data produced by equipment during the experiments. In many cases overlay effects have been added to videos to provide additional experimental parameters, direct students' attention to important occurrences, or and assist with understanding of the experimental methods. The data in the spreadsheets has been edited to remove irrelevant data (e.g. acceleration data automatically collected by lab software before the release of a moving fan cart).

I have found that students do require roughly 1-3 instructor interactions per lab to complete them successfully. As such, the labs current state these labs might not be amenable to a totally asynchronous learning environment.

Subject:
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Lawrence Davis
Date Added:
06/17/2021
Body Physics: Supplementary Material
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Body Physics: Supplementary Material serves as a repository for materials and information designed to supplement the general physics textbook Body Physics: Motion to Metabolism, which can be seen at: https://openoregon.pressbooks.pub/bodyphysics/. The supplementary material is not necessary to make use of Body Physics: Motion to Metabolism, which is self-contained including practice and reinforcement exercises, lab activities and group project ideas.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Lawrence Davis
Date Added:
04/13/2020
A Christmas Carol
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This version of the classic holiday story has been slightly abridged and lightly adapted for advanced students of English language. The text includes comprehension checks, discussion questions, and collaborative activities. Order a print copy: https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/timothy-krause/a-christmas-carol/paperback/product-vqrgq7.html

Subject:
Literature
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Charles Dickens
Date Added:
12/13/2019
Contemporary Families: An Equity Lens
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This openly licensed text, created with students, approaches contemporary families from an equity lens. It asks two questions relevant to the Difference, Power, and Discrimination outcomes at Linn-Benton Community College and Oregon State University: “What do families need?” and “How do society and institutions support or get in the way of families getting what they need?" Original content is licensed under CC BY, except as otherwise noted. More specific information can be found under Licenses and Attributions at the bottom of each section.

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Liz Pearce
Date Added:
12/21/2020
Conventions 101: A Functional Approach to Teaching (and Assessing!) Grammar and Punctuation
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This is a collection of cumulative units of study for conventional errors common in student writing. It's flexible, functional, and zeroes in problems typically seen in writing of all types, from the eternal "there/they're/their" struggle to correct colon use. Units are organized from most simple to most challenging.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Chauna Ramsey
Date Added:
08/23/2016
Copyright for Complete Beginners
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This webinar complete with slides, a video, and an extra resources/Q&A briefing at the end is a wonderful place to start if you've never studied copyright before. It could accompany some basic copyright readings, or be used as a copyright primer on its own. It is geared towards a library science audience and is a straightforward introduction to copyright formation, fair use, basic licensing, and Creative Commons licensing.

Subject:
Information Science
Law
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Rachel Bridgewater
Date Added:
12/07/2021
The Culture of Science
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This casebook opens up modes of inquiry into Western knowledge foundations, asking students to embrace epistemological uncertainty as a productive means of developing critical thinking skills.

Subject:
Life Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Jenée Wilde
Steve Rust
Date Added:
11/13/2020
Difference, Power, and Discrimination in Film and Media: Student Essays
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An open pedagogy project of student-authored essays to help readers develop a better understanding of the ways that narrative media like movies and television represent issues of difference, power, and discrimination in American culture, both today and in the past.

Subject:
Philosophy
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Students at Linn-Benton Community College
Date Added:
08/25/2021
A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning To College For Non-traditional Students
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A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning Non-Traditional Students is designed to introduce students to the contextual issues of college. Non-traditional students have an ever-growing presence on college campuses, especially community colleges. This open educational resource is designed to engage students in seeing themselves as college students and understanding the complexity of what that means to their lives.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Alise Lamoreaux
Date Added:
06/14/2017
Digital Foundations: Introduction to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Cloud, Revised Edition
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Digital Foundations uses formal exercises of the Bauhaus to teach the Adobe Creative Suite. All students of digital design and production—whether learning in a classroom or on their own—need to understand the basic principles of design in order to implement them using current software. Far too often design is left out of books that teach software for the trade and academic markets. Consequently, the design software training exercise is often a lost opportunity for visual learning. This revised edition updates the original text for use with Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 software.Order a print copy: http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/digital-foundations-introduction-to-media-design-with-the-adobe-creative-cloud-revised-edition/24461332

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Graphic Design
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Michael Mandiberg
xtine burrough
Date Added:
10/28/2014
Ecology of Place
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In 2020, as devastating fires swept through the West Coast and Covid-19 was changing lives in every part of the world, the University of Oregon instituted the UO Environment Initiative to promote questions and responses to the environmental changes that have resulted in “dramatic ecological shifts to all our natural systems” (UO Office of the Provost). Along with its Center for Environmental Futures, the University is primed to act as a change agent in new faculty and student-led actions, discussions and research approaches to address the challenges of 2021 and beyond. This book aligns itself with values of conservation, preservation and increasing awareness about choices that will affect the Earth, and its goal is to engage students in inquiry to find questions and answers related to the places they know and love.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Ana Zalyubovskiy
Date Added:
08/10/2021
Environmental Biology
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This open textbook covers the most salient environmental issues, from a biological perspective. The text is designed for an introductory-level college science course. Topics include the fundamentals of ecology, biodiversity, pollution, climate change, food production, and human population growth.

Lecture slides for each chapter are available from https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/119oj6XXHnQMpwu_rCgczDFrZPMbqGN8W

Subject:
Environmental Science
Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Alexandra Geddes
Jonathan Tomkin
Kamala Doršner
Matthew R. Fisher
OpenStax
Tom Theis
Date Added:
01/01/2017