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Teaching Students with Autism
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This is an introduction to autism and Asperger Syndrome. The document defines autism, describes characteristics and implications for instruction, outlines suggested strategies for instruction and classroom management, and lists additional resources. A summary of educational strategies for teaching students with Asperger Syndrome is also included. The information is written for educators, but may be of interest to parents and others who live or work with individuals with autism or Asperger Syndrome.

Subject:
Special Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Government Of Saskatchewan
Date Added:
04/03/2020
OER-UCLouvain: DEFI-Distance : organiser mon cours à distance
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Relevez le Défi-Distance une case à la fois!
Un parcours qui traverses des questions et des thématiques permettant à un enseignant de proposer à ses étudiants des activités d’apprentissage à distance tout en observant l’alignement pédagogique et dépassant le défi technologique.

Cette infographie interactive propose des conseils pratiques et des repères pédagogiques en réponse aux questions des enseignant·es pour enseigner à distance.

Subject:
Education
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Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Module
Author:
Billat Etienne
Crasset Julie
De Clercq
Docq Fran Oise
Fizaine Gr Gory
Gossiaux S Verine
Jacqmot Christine
Lecoq Julie
Motte Isabelle
Raucent Beno T
Date Added:
04/03/2020
Økonomiske evalueringer i sundhedsvæsenet (57:50)
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Professor Jes Søgaard, SDU, forklarer principper for Økonomiske evalueringer (ØE). Derudover gennemgås evalueringstyper, design og analyse, rapporterede mål fra ØE samt begrænsinger og faldgruber. Jes Søgaard taler om hvordan man kan udføre analyser, som så kan bruges til at tage stilling til hvordan man vælger behandlingsmetoder i forhold til økonomiske omkostninger. Et eksempel er at undersøge: "Hvad koster lungekræft i Danmark i behandlingsudgift?"

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Christina Schnohr (University of Copenhagen)
Professor Jes Søgaard (University of Southern Denmark)
Date Added:
04/02/2020
The art and science of evidence-based practice in nursing.
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This is an OER textbook about evidence-based practice in nursing. This is an interaction textbook that includes many engaging activities and multimedia. This textbook was written with accessibility standards in mind.

The Art and Science of Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing is an interactive open textbook that focuses on the key areas for a nurse to know when developing skills in evidence-based practice. An introductory special focus is on the muddy points of evidence-based practice content.

Users may use the textbook for free, but must credit author Nancyruth Leibold.

Two Main Goals of the Text

Provide information about evidence-based practice nursing with a focus on the muddy areas that are often challenging to learn when first starting out to learn about evidence-based practice in nursing.
Provide opportunities to improve literacy in evidence-based practice nursing and basic statistics.
The author of the text recommends that other credible sources of information are used along with the textbook to promote the breadth and value of learning from multiple sources. The critical thinker should always use multiple sources to enrich their mind with perspectives from a variety of scholars.

The Overall Aim of the Text
is to provide information to develop nurses as consumers of research evidence to improve patient/family/community outcomes.

This text is intended to be an introductory level resource for nurses learning about evidence-based practice. The text is not a comprehensive or advanced level text or an end all be all resource, but focuses on some critical and challenging aspects for nurses learning about EBP. This text focuses on the muddy areas of EBP. That is, the areas that are commonly confusing for nurses to understand when first learning how to practice EBP in nursing.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Nancyruth Leibold
Date Added:
04/01/2020
Quantum Duality
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This is a multimedia-based presentation of the Duality of Quantum Objects.
This presentation uses the so-called ACAT method to explain complex content.

The tool Is menue-driven and offers repetition of taught content.

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Physical Science
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Peter Mazohl (EBI Austria)
Date Added:
04/01/2020
Relational Database Systems - Why and How
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Half a century after they were first described, relational database systems remain by far the most popular choice for the storage of large datasets. The book starts by describing the practical and theoretical reasons why this is so.

It then shows how to analyse a data requirement and use it to design and develop a database. Through a series of practical exercises and prepared scripts, it teaches SQL, using a freely downloadable, fully working database system (SAP SQL Anywhere™ for Windows 7 and above, MacOS 10.9 and above, and Linux)

The author works as an independent consultant. He had a career in database systems, and taught the subject for more than two decades, as a course tutor for the UK Open University. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Subject:
Computer Science
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Activity/Lab
Data Set
Full Course
Textbook
Author:
Ron Rogerson
Date Added:
04/01/2020
Applications of Maxwell's Equations
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This book was developed at Simon Fraser University for an upper-level physics course. Along with a careful exposition of electricity and magnetism, it devotes a chapter to ferromagnets. According to the course description, the topics covered were “electromagnetics, magnetostatics, waves, transmission lines, wave guides,antennas, and radiating systems.”

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Simon Fraser University
Author:
Bretislav Heinrich
Jon Fraser
Date Added:
03/31/2020
Communication, Affect, & Learning in the Classroom - 4th Edition
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Communication, Affect, & Learning in the Classroom was original published by Virginia Richmond and Joan Gorham in 1992 and then updated a decade later by Virginia Richmond, Jason S. Wrench, and Joan Gorham in 2001. As we enter into the revision of the 3rd edition of the text, the basic content has not been drastically altered over the years. However, the research in Instructional Communication has clearly become more prominent and stronger. Probably the single most important development in the past two decades was the publication of the Handbook of Instructional Communication: Rhetorical and Relational Perspectives edited by Mottet et al. (2006). The purpose of the handbook was to synthesize the first three decades of research in instructional communication into a single volume that could help both researchers and instructors understand the value of communication in the instructional process.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Jason S. Wrench
Date Added:
03/31/2020
Tracked Open Access Announcements
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from publishers and authors providing permissions for libraries to use their books in virtual storytimes and other programming. Created by Jennifer Brown, MSLIS, PhD

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Jennifer Brown
Date Added:
03/30/2020
Prose Fiction: An Introduction to the Semiotics of Narrative
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This concise and highly accessible textbook outlines the principles and techniques of storytelling. It is intended as a high-school and college-level introduction to the central concepts of narrative theory – concepts that will aid students in developing their competence not only in analysing and interpreting short stories and novels, but also in writing them.

This textbook prioritises clarity over intricacy of theory, equipping its readers with the necessary tools to embark on further study of literature, literary theory and creative writing. Building on a ‘semiotic model of narrative,’ it is structured around the key elements of narratological theory, with chapters on plot, setting, characterisation, and narration, as well as on language and theme – elements which are underrepresented in existing textbooks on narrative theory. The chapter on language constitutes essential reading for those students unfamiliar with rhetoric, while the chapter on theme draws together significant perspectives from contemporary critical theory (including feminism and postcolonialism).

This textbook is engaging and easily navigable, with key concepts highlighted and clearly explained, both in the text and in a full glossary located at the end of the book. Throughout the textbook the reader is aided by diagrams, images, quotes from prominent theorists, and instructive examples from classical and popular short stories and novels (such as Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Franz Kafka’s ‘The Metamorphosis,’ J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, or Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov, amongst many others).

Prose Fiction: An Introduction to the Semiotics of Narrative can either be incorporated as the main textbook into a wider syllabus on narrative theory and creative writing, or it can be used as a supplementary reference book for readers interested in narrative fiction. The textbook is a must-read for beginning students of narratology, especially those with no or limited prior experience in this area. It is of especial relevance to English and Humanities major students in Asia, for whom it was conceived and written.

Subject:
Literature
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Open Book Publishers
Author:
Ignasi Ribó
Date Added:
03/30/2020
Models in Microeconomic Theory ('She' Edition)
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Models in Microeconomic Theory covers basic models in current microeconomic theory. Part I (Chapters 1-7) presents models of an economic agent, discussing abstract models of preferences, choice, and decision making under uncertainty, before turning to models of the consumer, the producer, and monopoly. Part II (Chapters 8-14) introduces the concept of equilibrium, beginning, unconventionally, with the models of the jungle and an economy with indivisible goods, and continuing with models of an exchange economy, equilibrium with rational expectations, and an economy with asymmetric information. Part III (Chapters 15-16) provides an introduction to game theory, covering strategic and extensive games and the concepts of Nash equilibrium and subgame perfect equilibrium. Part IV (Chapters 17-20) gives a taste of the topics of mechanism design, matching, the axiomatic analysis of economic systems, and social choice.

The book focuses on the concepts of model and equilibrium. It states models and results precisely, and provides proofs for all results. It uses only elementary mathematics (with almost no calculus), although many of the proofs involve sustained logical arguments. It includes about 150 exercises.

With its formal but accessible style, this textbook is designed for undergraduate students of microeconomics at intermediate and advanced levels.

Throughout this book, the pronouns she/her are used.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Open Book Publishers
Author:
Ariel Rubinstein
Martin J. Osborne
Date Added:
03/01/2020
Advanced Problems in Mathematics: Preparing for University
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This new and expanded edition is intended to help candidates prepare for entrance examinations in mathematics and scientific subjects, including STEP (Sixth Term Examination Paper). STEP is an examination used by Cambridge Colleges for conditional offers in mathematics. They are also used by some other UK universities and many mathematics departments recommend that their applicants practice on the past papers even if they do not take the examination.

Advanced Problems in Mathematics bridges the gap between school and university mathematics, and prepares students for an undergraduate mathematics course. The questions analysed in this book are all based on past STEP questions and each question is followed by a comment and a full solution. The comments direct the reader’s attention to key points and put the question in its true mathematical context. The solutions point students to the methodology required to address advanced mathematical problems critically and independently.

This book is a must read for any student wishing to apply to scientific subjects at university level and for anyone interested in advanced mathematics.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Open Book Publishers
Author:
Stephen Siklos
Date Added:
10/01/2019
Building Democracy for All:  Interactive Explorations of Government and Civic Life
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Building Democracy for All is an interactive, multimodal, multicultural, open access eBook for teaching and learning key topics in United States Government and Civic Life. Open access means these materials are “digital, online, and free of charge.” This book is available online to anyone with an internet connection. The eBook can also be viewed and printed as a PDF file.

Designed as a core or supplementary resource for middle and high school teachers and students, this eBook offers instructional ideas, information, interactive resources, primary documents, and multicultural and multimodal learning materials for interest-building explorations of United States government as well as students’ roles as citizens in a democratic society. It focuses on the importance of community engagement and social responsibility as understood and acted upon by middle and high school students—core themes in the 2018 Massachusetts 8th Grade Curriculum Framework and many other state curriculum standards around the country.

Building Democracy for All is being developed by a collaborative writing team of higher education faculty, public school teachers, educational librarians, and college students who are preparing to become history and social studies teachers. The primary editors and curators are from the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Education. Contributors are from school districts in the Connecticut River valley region of western Massachusetts (Amherst, Gateway, Westfield, Hampshire Regional, and Springfield). As an open resource, the book is being revised constantly by the members of the writing team to ensure timely inclusion of online resources and information.

Subject:
U.S. History
Political Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Module
Primary Source
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Robert W. Maloy
Torrey Trust
Date Added:
03/30/2020
Modeling Erosion Prevention Strategies
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This lesson from Common Threads Farm is geared towards upper elementary ages but can be modified for lower elementary easily. In this lesson students will observe ways that erosion is being prevented on their school grounds and observe the difference in how water reacts to permeable and impermeable surfaces. Students will use this knowledge to make models of communities and must consider erosion prevention strategies as each community will experience a model heavy precipitation event. By observing how their models react to the water and by discussing limitations to their models students will gain a deeper understanding of erosion and modeling.

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Engineering
Environmental Science
Elementary Education
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Author:
Jenna Deane
Date Added:
03/27/2020
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Recipes
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Proportional relationships are everywhere. They are used to compare professional athletes and to help shoppers get the “best bang for their buck” at the grocery store. They help us build models and designs and are used in many business applications. This lesson plan introduces proportional relationships, ratios and unit rates at the grade 6/7 (C) level and requires adult learners to identify and compare ratios using the Padlet application.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson
Author:
Valerie Rosenthal
Date Added:
03/26/2020
OSPI Online Education Module
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The Social and Emotional Learning in Washington State Schools: Building Foundations and Strategies module is designed to be a part of the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction's (OSPI) professional learning constellation of topics. It can be used by Washington Educational Service Districts (ESD) and LEAs for administering clock hours. Clock hours are not available to individuals who take the course on their own.

Intended Audience
This module is designed for educators, administrators, school staff, others professionals and parents who interact with youth as a means to help them build and improve their understanding of social emotional skills.

Structure of the Module
This online module has been designed in six distinct learning segments.
Learning Segment 1: Introduction to SEL
Learning Segment 2: Embedding SEL Schoolwide
Learning Segment 3: Creating a Professional Culture Based on SEL
Learning Segment 4: Integrating SEL into Culturally Responsive Classrooms
Learning Segment 5: Trauma Informed Social Emotional Learning
Learning Segment 6: Identifying and Selecting Evidence-Based Programs
Although the online module can be completed by an individual, the learning is significantly more impactful if it is done collectively by those who will be implementing SEL. Throughout the online module, suggestions on ways in which to engage in the learning in a group setting are provided.

Completing the Module
Registration on the OSPI Moodle is required to take the course.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Module
Author:
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Date Added:
03/25/2020
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Research Methods in Psychology
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Research Methods in Psychology is intended to provide a fundamental understanding of the basics of experimental research in the psychological sciences.

Research Methods in Psychology adapted by Michael G. Dudley is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 license.
Research Methods in Psychology is adapted from a work produced and distributed under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-SA) in 2010 by a publisher who has requested that they and the original author not receive attribution. This adapted edition is based on an adaptation produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing through the eLearning Support Initiative. This adapted edition was created by Michael G. Dudley with support from the Palomar College Foundation.
This adaptation has significantly altered the original 2010 text and removed images. This work is made available under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Jackie Anson
Date Added:
03/25/2020