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Precalculus is adaptable and designed to fit the needs of a variety of precalculus courses. It is a comprehensive text that covers more ground than a typical one- or two-semester college-level precalculus course. The content is organized by clearly-defined learning objectives, and includes worked examples that demonstrate problem-solving approaches in an accessible way.
Material Type: Textbook
This resource lists short videos (less than 15 min) that could go with each chapter of the OpenStax Astronomy textbook. Some are one minute animations, others are elaborately produced documentary segments. A few are cartoons. All can be obtained from the web and links are given in the document.
Material Type: Activity/Lab, Diagram/Illustration, Lecture, Simulation
This brief instructor-facilitated activity asks students to observe a simple demonstration, record their observations, and apply their knowledge to other conditions. It was written by Johnathan Hugh Broome from University of Southern Mississippi.
Material Type: Activity/Lab
By the end of this section, you will be able to:Explain how scientific research addresses questions about behaviorDiscuss how scientific research guides public policyAppreciate how scientific research can be important in making personal decisions
Material Type: Module
Psychology is designed to meet scope and sequence requirements for the single-semester introduction to psychology course. The book offers a comprehensive treatment of core concepts, grounded in both classic studies and current and emerging research. The text also includes coverage of the DSM-5 in examinations of psychological disorders. Psychology incorporates discussions that reflect the diversity within the discipline, as well as the diversity of cultures and communities across the globe.
Material Type: Textbook
CAD, or computer-aided design, is a powerful modeling tool that technical professionals use. This course will introduce the student to the process of modeling 2- and 3-D objects with computer-aided design; the student will learn the basics of drafting by hand as well. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Describe the design process and basic CAD practices for engineering design and drawing; Identify CAD representations like orthographic projections, 3D modeling, and section views; Identify and use CAD annotation and presentation skills like dimensioning, tolerance, and assembly drawings; Create 2D sketches and parts using CAD software; Edit and modify 2D sketches and parts using CAD software; Print and present 2D sketches and parts using CAD software; Model basic and advanced 3D parts using CAD software; Edit and modify basic and advanced 3D parts using CAD software; Create 3D assemblies using CAD software; Create 2D projections from 3D models and assemblies and learn how to annotate projections; Apply the skills attained from 2D and 3D modeling to design working drawings by using CAD software. (Mechanical Engineering 104)
Material Type: Full Course
Good researchers have a host of tools at their disposal that make navigating today’s complex information ecosystem much more manageable. Gaining the knowledge, abilities, and self-reflection necessary to be a good researcher helps not only in academic settings, but is invaluable in any career, and throughout one’s life. The Information Literacy User’s Guide will start you on this route to success.The Information Literacy User’s Guide is based on two current models in information literacy: The 2011 version of The Seven Pillars Model, developed by the Society of College, National and University Libraries in the United Kingdom and the conception of information literacy as a metaliteracy, a model developed by one of this book’s authors in conjunction with Thomas Mackey, Dean of the Center for Distance Learning at SUNY Empire State College. These core foundations ensure that the material will be relevant to today’s students.The Information Literacy User’s Guide introduces students to critical concepts of information literacy as defined for the information-infused and technology-rich environment in which they find themselves. This book helps students examine their roles as information creators and sharers and enables them to more effectively deploy related skills. This textbook includes relatable case studies and scenarios, many hands-on exercises, and interactive quizzes.
Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment, Textbook