Open Oregon Educational Resources

Open Oregon Educational Resources collects open educational resources authored and adapted by faculty at Oregon's community colleges and universities.
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Integrating WeBWorK into Textbooks: Sample Exercises

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This is a sample article to demonstrate integrating WeBWorK homework problems into content authored with MathBook XML. While technically an example of MathBook's article format, it is intended to closely resemble a chapter of a MathBook book that is divided into sections. This work was funded with grants from Open Oregon and the University of Puget Sound. Rob and Alex worked on the MathBook XML enhancements that make this possible. Mike Gage (Univeristy of Rochester) and Geoff Goehle (Western Carolina University) made this possible by enhancing the WeBWorK end, and generally maintaining WeBWorK software. This article assumes a mild familiarity with both MathBook XML and WeBWorK. For more information about either project, follow the links.

Material Type: Homework/Assignment, Interactive, Textbook

Survey of American Literature: Eng 253

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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.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment, Homework/Assignment, Lecture Notes

Authors: Amy Hofer, Chauna Ramsey, Jennifer Hanlon-Wilde

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Survey of American Literature: Eng 254

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This is a free online college course which is a chronological survey of American Literature from the Civil War to 1974. 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.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment, Homework/Assignment, Lecture Notes

Authors: Chauna Ramsey, Jennifer Hanlon-Wilde

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.

Material Type: Module

Authors: Amy Hofer, Robbie Pock

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.

Material Type: Module

Authors: Amy Hofer, Robbie Pock

Oregon Writing Open Educational Resources

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The Oregon Writes Open Textbook is a usable, and scalable, collection of currently in-use Open Educational Resources for first-level composition courses. It includes a Canvas Commons faculty guide to using and adapting the text (available from https://canvas.instructure.com/enroll/4HW9PN)

Material Type: Lesson Plan, Reading, Teaching/Learning Strategy

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.

Material Type: Module

Authors: Amy Hofer, Robbie Pock

Technical Writing

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This open textbook offers students of technical writing an introduction to the processes and products involved in professional, workplace, and technical writing. The text is broken up into sections reflecting key components of researching, developing, and producing a technical report. Readers will also learn about other professional communication, designing documents, and creating and integrating graphics. Written especially for an academic setting, this book provides readers with guidance on information literacy and documenting sources. This book was collected, adapted, and edited from multiple openly licensed sources.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Annemarie Hamlin, Chris Rubio, Michele DeSilva

ENVS181 Course Materials by Alexandra Geddes

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This folder has pointers to open resources for Environmental Science 181 at Lane Community College. It is organized by topic, including: Intro to Environmental Science, Ecology, Biomes, Soils and Food Production, Energy Resources, Mineral Resources, Urbanization, Waste, and a separate subfolder for Activities/Labs.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Reading

US History Teaching Resources

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This project adopted an OER text and supporting resources for U.S. History courses taught by both Blue Mountain Community College and the local high schools through the Eastern Promise program, posted in our PLC LiveBinder. The "Teaching Resources" tab links to OER as well as reviews of open content for the course.

Material Type: Reading

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.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: Amy Hofer

How to Learn Like a Pro!

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How to Learn Like a Pro! features the “big six” effective learning/study skills topics: - Learning styles and preferences - Time and materials management - Critical thinking and reading - Note-taking - Memory principles and techniques - Test-taking Each of the six units featuring a total of twenty-three lessons and accompanying exercises (with a dash of humor here and there) were developed with the diverse student body of the community college in mind as well as learners in other educational venues.

Material Type: Textbook

Oregon Writes Open Writing Text

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This textbook guides students through rhetorical and assignment analysis, the writing process, researching, citing, rhetorical modes, and critical reading. Guided by Oregon's statewide college writing outcomes, this book collects previously published articles, essays, and chapters released under Creative Commons licenses into one free textbook available for online access or print-on-demand.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Jenn Kepka

CH150: Preparatory Chemistry

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The focus of this textbook is to introduce students to the foundations of General Chemistry and prepare students to be successful in the CH221-222-223 majors level chemistry series. The first part of the textbook focuses on the basic fundamentals of measurements in chemistry, the scientific method, an introduction into atoms, elements and trends of the periodic table. The second part of the textbook focuses on ionic and covalent compounds and their nomenclature, an introduction to chemistry reactions, stoichiometry, and solutions chemistry.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Adam H. Bishop, Hadeel Abozenadah, Patricia Flatt, Scott David Bittner

CH105: Consumer Chemistry

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Welcome to the online text resource for CH105: Consumer Chemistry. The focus of this textbook is to introduce students to the fundamental applications of organic chemistry to society, technology, and the development of consumer products. The first part of the textbook focuses on the basic fundamentals of measurements in chemistry, the scientific method, and an introduction into atoms and elements. The second part of the textbook focuses on an introduction to organic chemistry and how it is applied to our daily lives. Topics include fuels and energy, polymers, fertilizers, pesticides, food and food additives, household cleaners, cosmetics and personal care items, pharmaceuticals, and air and water pollution. Organic concepts covered include an introduction to intermolecular forces and solution dynamics, VESPR and molecular geometry, organic structure and basic chemical reactions.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Adam H. Bishop, Hadeel Abozenadah, Patricia Flatt, Scott David Bittner

CH104: Chemistry and the Environment

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The focus of this textbook is to introduce students to the foundations of General Chemistry and prepare students to be successful in the CH221-222-223 majors level chemistry series. The first part of the textbook focuses on the basic fundamentals of measurements in chemistry, the scientific method, an introduction into atoms, elements and trends of the periodic table. The second part of the textbook focuses on ionic and covalent compounds and their nomenclature, an introduction to chemistry reactions, stoichiometry, and solutions chemistry. Within each chapter, there is also a section entitled ‘Focus on the Environment’ that provides students an opportunity to learn and engage with environmental issues and concerns in the context of scientific studies and chemistry concepts. Within these sections are suggested written and discussion assignments that are appropriate for use in an introductory college-level course in chemistry.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Adam H. Bishop, Hadeel Abozenadah, Patricia Flatt, Scott David Bittner

CH103: Allied Health Chemistry

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The focus of this textbook is to introduce students to the foundations of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry and prepare students to be successful in health-related degree programs. The first part of the textbook focuses on the basic fundamentals of measurements in chemistry, the scientific method, an introduction into atoms, elements and trends of the periodic table. The second part of the textbook focuses on chemical bond formation, stoichiometry and chemical reactions, an introduction to organic chemistry, and the relationship of concepts to biological systems is carried throughout the text with a focus on medical and health-related aspects.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Adam H. Bishop, Hadeel Abozenadah, Patricia Flatt, Scott David Bittner

The (In)Credible Argument: Crafting and Analyzing Arguments in College

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Emphasizes the logical means of supporting claims in argumentative essays, thesis statements and reasoning. Includes logic, style and research. This project was funded by a grant from the Higher Education Coordinating Commission in Oregon, a grant that ran from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. The text of the book is complete (though, in the way of these things, still evolving), but moving it online is still in progress. The chapters available here are ready to be used or copied; additional chapters will be added during July as the conversion and final copyedits are completed.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Jenn Kepka

Better writing from the beginning: An open text on the college writing process

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Covers processes and fundamentals of writing expository essays, including structure, organization and development, diction and style, revision and editing, mechanics and standard usage required for college-level writing. This project was funded by a grant from the Higher Education Coordinating Commission in Oregon, a grant that ran from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. The text of the book is complete (though, in the way of these things, still evolving), but moving it online is still in progress. The chapters available here are ready to be used or copied; additional chapters will be added during the summer of 2017 as the conversion and final copy edits are completed.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Jenn Kepka