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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2016-17 Grant Cohort

Open Math 098

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Carrie and Kelly’s OER grant project will create open materials for Math 098. Community colleges throughout Oregon have been planning and implementing MTH 098 since 2014 based on recommendations from the developmental education redesign workgroup. The course was created to provide a shortened, more appropriate path for students to take MTH 105 and earn an Associate of Arts Transfer degree. Some institutions, such as Clackamas Community College, include the added benefit of allowing for MTH 105 to serve as a prerequisite to MTH 243, extending the pathway for students. Their goal is to create materials that: - Are learner-centered - Readily integrate group work and collaboration - Create opportunities for students to make critical thinking a habit of mind - Acknowledge and respect common anxieties, personalities, and professional goals of students in the “alternate pathway”. Visit their public MTH 098 course on MyOpenMath to learn more.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Biology 101-103 Lab Manual

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This lab manual is designed to support classrooms without specialized lab equipment. Recommended as a supplement to the Blue Mountain Community College adaptation of OpenStax Concepts of Biology: Concepts of Biology, available at https://www.oercommons.org/courses/concepts-of-biology-2

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Sascha McKeon

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.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Chauna Ramsey

CS 120: Computer Literacy

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Computer Literacy complete course is available via Canvas. Course description: Students in this course will study computers and their applications (note: this is not a "first" or "beginning" computer course). Student will develop an understanding of concepts and terminology related to computer systems and develop skills and understanding in the use of software. Concepts include an overview of computer systems, system & applications software, networks, the Internet, and societal & ethical issues. Hands-on experience may include intermediate to advanced word processing, spreadsheets, database, graphics, presentation graphics, and web publishing.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: Gary Parker

Introduction to Psychology: Mind & Body

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This textbook is designed for Chemeketa Community College's PSY 201. NOBA provides ancillary materials, and a common course cartridge is also available by request with more quiz questions for this content. Print copies are available from http://www.lulu.com/shop/noba-project/introduction-to-psychology-mind-body/paperback/product-22882311.html.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Adam John Privitera

Introduction to Psychology: Mind & Society

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This textbook is designed for Chemeketa Community College's PSY 202. NOBA provides ancillary materials, and a common course cartridge is also available by request with more quiz questions for this content. Print copies are available from http://www.lulu.com/shop/noba-project/introduction-to-psychology-mind-society/paperback/product-22882321.html.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Adam John Privitera

The Word on College Reading and Writing

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Written by five college reading and writing instructors, this interactive, multimedia text draws from decades of experience teaching students who are entering the college reading and writing environment for the very first time. It includes examples, exercises, and definitions for just about every reading- and writing-related topic students will encounter in their college courses.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Carol Burnell, Jaime Wood, Monique Babin, Nicole Rosevear, Susan Pesznecker

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.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Alise Lamoreaux

Forest Measurements: An Applied Approach

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This is a forest measurements textbook written for field technicians. Silvicultural applications and illustrations are provided to demonstrate the relevance of the measurements. Special “technique tips” for each skill are intended to help increase data collection accuracy and confidence. These include how to avoid common pitfalls, effective short cuts and essentials for recording field data correctly. The emphasis is on elementary skills; it is not intended to be a timber cruising guide.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Adrianna Sutton, Joan Deyoung

MSD 279A - Workplace Continuous Improvement

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This course is an introduction to Continuous Improvement (CI). It is designed for students who have never heard that term. It is a class based on learning a concept or skill and then applying it to one’s life – experiential learning. It is my hope that this material helps you in your work to expand the confidence and knowledge of students in team problem solving.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: Mary Schutten