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

Beginning Excel

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This textbook was written for a community college introductory course in spreadsheets utilizing Microsoft Excel. While the figures shown utilize Excel 2016, the textbook was written to be applicable to other versions of Excel as well. The book introduces new users to the basics of spreadsheets and is appropriate for students in any major who have not used Excel before.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Barbara Lave, Diane Shingledecker, Julie Romey, Mary Schatz, Noreen Brown

Environmental Biology

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This open textbook covers the most salient environmental issues, from a biological perspective. The text is designed for an introductory-level college science course. Topics include the fundamentals of ecology, biodiversity, pollution, climate change, food production, and human population growth. Lecture slides for each chapter are available from https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/119oj6XXHnQMpwu_rCgczDFrZPMbqGN8W

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Alexandra Geddes, Jonathan Tomkin, Kamala Doršner, Matthew R. Fisher, OpenStax, Tom Theis

Critical Thinking: Analysis and Evaluation of Argument

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It is our hope that the successful student who completes a class using all or some of this text will have improved skills with application inside the discipline of philosophy, but also with application to work in other disciplines within academia. Our ultimate goal, however, is to help people develop techniques which support curiosity, open-mindedness, and an ability to collaborate successfully with others, across differences of experiences and background. Our dream is to help people “put their heads together.”

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Hannah Love, Martha Bailey, Martin Wittenberg, Shirlee Geiger

Open ANTH 180 Reading List

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Catalog description for ANTH 180 (Language and Culture): This course provides answers to these provocative questions by exploring the anthropological disciplines of descriptive, historical and ethno linguistics: How does language work? Where is it in the brain? How do children acquire it? How does language affect thought and our perception of the world? How is our language different from that of other animals? How did human language evolve and develop throughout history?

Material Type: Reading

Author: Sharon Methvin