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Active Calculus
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Active Calculus is different from most existing calculus texts in at least the following ways: the text is free for download by students and instructors in .pdf format; in the electronic format, graphics are in full color and there are live html links to java applets; the text is open source, and interested instructors can gain access to the original source files upon request; the style of the text requires students to be active learners — there are very few worked examples in the text, with there instead being 3-4 activities per section that engage students in connecting ideas, solving problems, and developing understanding of key calculus concepts; each section begins with motivating questions, a brief introduction, and a preview activity, all of which are designed to be read and completed prior to class; the exercises are few in number and challenging in nature.

Subject:
Mathematics
Calculus
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Grand Valley State University
Author:
David Austin
Matt Boelkins
Steve Schlicker
Date Added:
02/19/2015
American Government and Politics in the Information Age
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This text is a comprehensive introduction to the vital subject of American government and politics. Governments decide who gets what, when, how (See Harold D. Lasswell, Politics: Who Gets What, When, How, [New York: McGraw-Hill, 1936]); they make policies and pass laws that are binding on all a society’s members; they decide about taxation and spending, benefits and costs, even life and death.Governments possess power—the ability to gain compliance and to get people under their jurisdiction to obey them—and they may exercise their power by using the police and military to enforce their decisions. However, power need not involve the exercise of force or compulsion; people often obey because they think it is in their interest to do so, they have no reason to disobey, or they fear punishment. Above all, people obey their government because it has authority; its power is seen by people as rightfully held, as legitimate. People can grant their government legitimacy because they have been socialized to do so; because there are processes, such as elections, that enable them to choose and change their rulers; and because they believe that their governing institutions operate justly.Politics is the process by which leaders are selected and policy decisions are made and executed. It involves people and groups, both inside and outside of government, engaged in deliberation and debate, disagreement and conflict, cooperation and consensus, and power struggles.In covering American government and politics, this text introduces the intricacies of the Constitution, the complexities of federalism, the meanings of civil liberties, and the conflicts over civil rights;explains how people are socialized to politics, acquire and express opinions, and participate in political life; describes interest groups, political parties, and elections—the intermediaries that link people to government and politics; details the branches of government and how they operate; and shows how policies are made and affect people’s lives.

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Political Science
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Textbook
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University of Minnesota
Provider Set:
University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing
Author:
David L. Paletz
Diana Owen
Timothy E. Cook
Date Added:
06/06/2011
Anatomy & Physiology 1 Course Modules to Accompany OpenStax Text
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These course modules are meant to accompany the OpenStax Anatomy & Physiology textbook. Included within each subunit are both Articulate Rise 360 exported raw Web and SCORM 1.2 ZIP files. These files are to be Imported into a Learning Management System. Each module contains text and images from the OpenStax book, original text, openly licensed images from various sources, formative activities, and links to videos on public websites. The modules are free to use as needed. If modification is desired, please contact the author, and I will send you the Rise 360 source file.

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Anatomy/Physiology
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Full Course
Author:
Michael Anderson
Date Added:
07/30/2021
Anatomy & Physiology Lab HyperDocs
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These HyperDocs are intended to be used as standalone lab resources for an online Anatomy & Physiology 1 Lab.Within the Study Activities section at the end of each document, the red, bolded, and capitalized words are meant to be replaced at the instructor's discretion.

Subject:
Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Michael Anderson
Date Added:
07/30/2021
Ancient Latin American objects in the archive: selections from the George and Louise Patten collection of Salem Hyde cultural artifacts at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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Early in the Spring 2020 semester, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga students in my Ancient to Modern Latin American Visual Culture Art History course embarked upon an intensive first-hand visual analysis and research project that involved working directly with original artifacts from Ancient Latin America housed within the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library’s Special Collections. This unique opportunity and the publication of their findings were made possible thanks to the generous support and assistance of Special Collections Director Carolyn Runyon and her dedicated staff.

By examining the wide array of Pre-Columbian objects in the George and Louise Patten Salem Hyde Papers and Cultural Artifacts Collection, these upper division students formed small research groups dedicated to specific artifact types, such as human figurines, animal figurines, tools and lithics, vessels, anthropomorphic ceramics, replicas, and sherds. They carefully recorded their original observations of their selected objects of study in written field notes, photographs, and drawings. Later, they compared their initial observations with preliminary collection data developed independently by Archaeology students of Dr. Andrew Workinger, leading to further questions and insights surrounding these extraordinary pieces predominantly from pre-contact indigenous cultures of the Central and Intermediate regions of Latin America that today comprise Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama and Colombia. Building upon their analysis, the Art History student research groups then re-examined their selected artifacts through analytical frameworks focused on Gender and the Body, Color, Pattern and Materiality, Spirituality and the Object, Form and Function, and Identity and Representation. In presenting their findings to their peers, students received feedback that allowed them to refine their analysis and develop the original individual and group catalog essays that comprise this exhibition publication. Their research sheds further light on the extraordinary value and diversity of the ancient artifacts of Latin America that uniquely form part of UTC’s Special Collections, as well as the innovative power of interdisciplinary research and collaboration.

Subject:
Art History
Ancient History
World History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Provider:
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Author:
Olivia Wolf
Date Added:
07/19/2021
Applied Fluid Mechanics Lab Manual
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This lab manual provides students with the theory, practical applications, objectives, and laboratory procedure of ten experiments. The manual also includes educational videos showing how student should run each experiment and a workbook for organizing data collected in the lab and preparing result tables and charts.

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Physical Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Texas at Arlington
Provider Set:
Mavs Open Press
Author:
Habib Ahmari
Shah Md Imran Kabir
Date Added:
12/11/2019
Art Appreciation Open Educational Resource
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The Art Appreciation course explores the world’s visual arts, focusing on the development of visual awareness, assessment, and appreciation by examining a variety of styles from various periods and cultures while emphasizing the development of a common visual language. The materials are meant to foster a broader understanding of the role of visual art in human culture and experience from the prehistoric through the contemporary.

This is an Open Educational Resource (OER), an openly licensed educational material designed to replace a traditional textbook. The course materials consist of 24 lessons each with a presentation, reading list, and/or sample assignment. For ease of adapting, materials are available as PDFs and Microsoft PowerPoint or Word documents.

Subject:
Art History
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Marie Porterfield Barry
Date Added:
01/30/2020
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
Computer Organization and Design Fundamentals Series
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For all intents and purposes, this show is the fourth edition of the textbook Computer Organization and Design Fundamentals by David Tarnoff. Since the first edition came out in 2005, the PDFs have been made free for download to anyone interested in computer organization. With the trend toward audio and video instructional material, it was time for an update.

The presentation of the material in this series will be similar to that of the original textbook. In the first third, we will discuss the mathematical foundation and design tools that address the digital nature of computers. This will include an introduction to the differences between the physical world and the digital world, how those differences affect the way the computer represents and manipulates data, and the use and design of digital logic and logic gates. In the second third, the fundamentals of the digital logic and design will be used to design common circuits such as binary adders, describe checksums and cyclic redundancy checks, network addressing, storage devices, and state machines. The final third will examine the top-level view of the computer. This will include a discussion of the memory hierarchy and its components, the components of a CPU, and maybe even a discussion of assembly language along with some examples.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
East Tennessee State University
Author:
David Tarnoff
Date Added:
05/14/2021
Designing for Open Pedagogy
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Please join the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) for a free and open webinar on Designing for Open Pedagogy. Open Pedagogy was first introduced by Lumen Learning co-founder David Wiley, as a way to capture how the use of OER can change educational practices. He relates that using OER in the same way as traditional textbooks is like driving an airplane down the road - it is missing out on what open can provide for student and teacher collaboration, engagement, and learning.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER)
Date Added:
07/03/2017
Diagnostic Reflection
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Because many students dislike extemporaneous writing, I would assign this early-semester self-reflection as homework, allowing them more time to develop their thoughts. If you do assign this in the classroom, I would allow students at least 30 minutes to generate their response. Part of that time may be in small-group prewriting sessions. At the end of the session, I would also allow students to have until the next class to submit a typed version. You will notice I do not specify a word count or that separate paragraphs should be used. I like to see both how much students will write based on the prompt, but also what their organization choices are. You are, of course, free to do otherwise. 

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Mike Kiggins
Date Added:
07/24/2021
Drama Unit
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This resource provides lecture notes and writing assignments for the study of drama. While Othello and Trifles are mentioned specifically, these notes and assignments can be adapted and applied to practically any play.  Unless otherwise noted, the materials in this unit are licensed under CC BY-NC-SA.

Subject:
Literature
Communication
Higher Education
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Columbia State Community College
Author:
Daniel Kelley
Graham Harkness
Nina Adel
Judith Westley
Date Added:
07/22/2021
ENGL1020 Course Outcomes
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This resource is intended as a model plan for linking course materials to student learning outcomes. These materials were used in planning a 15-week literature-based composition course taught within the TBR system, ENGL1020. The two attachments illustrate how the course assessments and readings are organized to fulfill statewide TBR General Education Outcomes as well as course-specific outcomes for each unit in the course. The course outline also demonstrates one possibility for sequencing course materials into a 15 week semester.The OER Commons file titled "ENGL1020 Literature Based Composition Course Common Cartridge" contains a downloadable online version of this course that can be plugged into any LMS.

Subject:
Literature
Higher Education
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Columbia State Community College
Author:
Judith Westley
Graham Harkness
Nina Adel
Daniel Kelley
Date Added:
07/22/2021
ENGL1020 Course Overview
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The materials in this resource are intended for first-week-of-class activities in a literature-based composition course, although "The Danger of a Single Story" would be appropriate for viewing and discussion at any time during the semester. The first section of this resource explains some reasons for taking a literature-based composition course. The remaining materials provide ice-breaker and introductory activites.The "Varieties of Why," the study questions, and the discussion board activity are licensed under CC BY-NC-SA. The "Danger of a Single Story" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is used under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

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Literature
Higher Education
Composition and Rhetoric
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Lecture
Provider:
Columbia State Community College
Author:
Judith Westley
Graham Harkness
Nina Adel
Daniel Kelley
Date Added:
07/29/2021
ENGL1020 Literature Based Composition Course Common Cartridge
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This resource contains a downloadable common cartridge file for ENGL1020. The entire course is a true OER remix, containing original OER materials as well as OERs adopted or adapted from other authors. The course includes the texts of readings, or links to the text. Each page in the course has a CC license on it.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Composition and Rhetoric
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Columbia State Community College
Author:
Judith Westley
Graham Harkness
Nina Adel
Daniel Kelley
Date Added:
07/30/2021
Effects of federal policies concerning Native Americans
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Instructional materials on local history topics developed by students at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for use in secondary education classrooms.

Students will examine federal documents and local artifacts to determine the effects of federal policies on Native Americans, particularly the Cherokee. The purpose of the lesson is to build upon students’ prior knowledge of analyzing primary sources, Native American History, and Chattanooga history.

Subject:
U.S. History
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture Notes
Primary Source
Provider:
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Author:
Dockery Annie
Date Added:
07/19/2021
End of Semester Reflection
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This is a metacognitive reflection of the student's progress as a writer as part of an online discussion board.

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Languages
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Mike Kiggins
Date Added:
07/25/2021
English 1010: Essay: Analyze an Argumentative Question
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This assignment is an introduction to argumentative writing for early college-level students. This assignment provides a basis for discussing argument as a genre of writing and allows for the introduction of research and MLA format including Work Cited and intext citation. 

Subject:
Higher Education
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Christina Loucks
Date Added:
07/28/2021
English 1010: Essay: Finding Bias / Cultural Stereotypes
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This assignment allows students to analyze a bias by agreeing or disagreeing with a speaker. There is a provided podcast episode, but we encourage instructors to select their own in the realm of the course. 

Subject:
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Christina Loucks
Date Added:
07/28/2021
Essential Notes on Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nurses
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This text is a compilation of lecture notes from pathophysiology courses I have taught over the last ten years. The goal of the text is to equip future advanced practice nurses with knowledge of pathophysiology for common diseases and disorders they may encounter in the primary care setting.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
East Tennessee State University
Author:
Alex Sargsyan
Date Added:
07/02/2020
Evaluating Information Sources Using the 5 Ws
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Students use the 5 Ws (who, what, when, where, why, and how) to evaluate an information source and determine if they would cite it in a paper. This assignment is used as an information literacy exercise at the University of Tennessee Libraries, where students are given a New York Times column to read before completing the assignment in groups.

For a copy of this resource as it was originally given to students, go to: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0vtrPDaeiV6VFJUYUNzRGlfb00/view?usp=sharing. Results of the use of this activity were shared in an article published in the journal Reference & User Services Quarterly 53, no. 4 (Summer 2014): 334-347.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Education
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Rachel Radom
Date Added:
02/16/2017
Figurative language study using the poetry of Emma Bell Miles and Henry David Thoreau lesson plan and workbooks
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These lesson plans and materials are designed for high school students, especially 9th and 10th graders. The goals of these lessons are for students to review and learn more about figurative language devices, to compare and contrast poetry from different authors, and understand point of view in order to see that authors have different perspectives in their works. This lesson plan unit covers six different poems from local Emma Bell Miles and famous Henry Thoreau. Each poem has a video, presentation, and handout to accompany it. The lesson plan has been divided into two 50 minute class periods. The first class period is designed to introduce the students to the poems and authors using the various materials. The second class period is designed to cover point of view according to Miles and Thoreau and ask the students to compare and contrast the authors’ perspectives and experiences.

Subject:
Environmental Studies
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Provider:
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Author:
Alexandra Boggs
Date Added:
07/19/2021