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As San Mateo County Community College District advances its open educational resource (OER) adoption and implementation plan, Skyline College is offering a series of trainings and supports to engage faculty in the open educational practice of identifying, evaluating, curating, authoring, remixing, and roadmapping OER while taking advantage of shared knowledge, resources, and tools that can be accessed and contributed to by all educators.
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Introductory Chemistry

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This survey should give you enough knowledge to appreciate the impact of chemistry in everyday life and, if necessary, prepare you for additional instruction in chemistry. Throughout each chapter, I present two features that reinforce the theme of the textbook—that chemistry is all around you. The first is a feature titled, appropriately, “Chemistry Is Everywhere.” Chemistry Is Everywhere” focuses on the personal hygiene products that you may use every morning: toothpaste, soap, and shampoo, among others. These products are chemicals, aren’t they? Ever wonder about the chemical reactions that they undergo to give you clean and healthy teeth or shiny hair? I will explore some of these chemical reactions in future chapters. But this feature makes it clear that chemistry is, indeed, everywhere. The other feature focuses on chemistry that you likely indulge in every day: eating and drinking. In the “Food and Drink App,” I discuss how the chemistry of the chapter applies to things that you eat and drink every day. Carbonated beverages depend on the behavior of gases, foods contain acids and bases, and we actually eat certain rocks. (Can you guess which rocks without looking ahead?) Cooking, eating, drinking, and metabolism—we are involved with all these chemical processes all the time. These two features allow us to see the things we interact with every day in a new light—as chemistry.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: David W. Ball

Chemistry: Atoms First

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Chemistry: Atoms First is a peer-reviewed, openly licensed introductory textbook produced through a collaborative publishing partnership between OpenStax and the University of Connecticut and UConn Undergraduate Student Government Association. This title is an adaptation of the OpenStax Chemistry text and covers scope and sequence requirements of the two-semester general chemistry course. Reordered to fit an atoms first approach, this title introduces atomic and molecular structure much earlier than the traditional approach, delaying the introduction of more abstract material so students have time to acclimate to the study of chemistry. Chemistry: Atoms First also provides a basis for understanding the application of quantitative principles to the chemistry that underlies the entire course.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Allison Soult, Andrew Eklund, Carol Martinez, Donald Carpenetti, Don Frantz, Edward J. Neth, Emad El-Giar, George Kaminski, Jason Powell, Jennifer Look, Klaus Theopold, Mark Blaser, Paul Flowers, Paul Hooker, Richard Langley, Simon Bott, Thomas Sorenson, Troy Milliken, Vicki Moravec, William R. Robinson

Chemistry

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Chemistry is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the two-semester general chemistry course. The textbook provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of chemistry and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. The book also includes a number of innovative features, including interactive exercises and real-world applications, designed to enhance student learning.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Allison Soult, Andrew Eklund, Carol Martinez, Don Carpenetti, Don Frantz, Emad El-Giar, George Kaminski, Jason Powell, Jennifer Look, Klaus Theopold, Mark Blaser, Paul Flowers, Paul Hooker, Richard Langley, Simon Bott, Tom Sorensen, Troy Milliken, Vicki Moravec, William R. Robinson

Copyright 4 Educators (USA)

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This course is for educators and learners who wants to understand how copyright affects use of learning materials, and how to use copyright to facilitate education. The course is focused on developing practical solutions. The reading won't always give these to you, its up to you to devise practical solutions based on the reading.

Material Type: Full Course, Homework/Assignment, Reading

What's Right? An Overview of copyright and clearance guidelines

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This webinar provides an introduction to copyright in the area of e-learning and how one may assert their own rights. It will highlight a series of steps one may take to assure teaching materials are appropriately cleared (in respect of copyright) before use. It will conclude by presenting the creative commons licence suite and how these may be used to support an individual's rights.

Material Type: Lecture, Lecture Notes

Author: David Jennings

Permissions Guide For Educators

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This guide provides a primer on copyright and use permissions. It is intended to support teachers, librarians, curriculum experts and others in identifying the terms of use for digital resources, so that the resources may be appropriately (and legally) used as part of lessons and instruction. The guide also helps educators and curriculum experts in approaching the task of securing permission to use copyrighted materials in their classrooms, collections, libraries or elsewhere in new ways and with fewer restrictions than fair use potentially offers. The guide was created as part of ISKME's Primary Source Project, and is the result of collaboration with copyright holders, intellectual property experts, and educators.

Material Type: Reading

Author: Admin

Module 4: Creative Commons Licenses

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In previous modules we had a chance to discuss the background of open licenses and what they are. We learned that Creative Commons (CC) is the most widely used open license for open educational resources. In this module, we will discuss CC licenses– what they are, to what they pertain, and how to mark our works with them.

Material Type: Lesson, Reading

Fair Use Evaluator

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What this tool can do for you: 1). Help you better understand how to determine the "fairness" of a use under the U.S. Copyright Code. 2). Collect, organize & archive the information you might need to support a fair use evaluation. 3). Provide you with a time-stamped, PDF document for your records [example], which could prove valuable, should you ever be asked by a copyright holder to provide your fair use evaluation and the data you used to support it. 4). Provide access to educational materials, external copyright resources, and contact information for copyright help at local & national levels.

Material Type: Data Set

U.S. Copyright Basics Tutorial

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This lesson introduces you to the basics of U.S. copyright protection. Copyright is a form of legal protection that allows authors and other creators to control their original, creative work.By the end, you will be able to distinguish between what qualifies for copyright protection and what does not, as well as define basic copyright terms such as public domain and derivative.The content in this lesson is organized using the 6 Ws, outlined below:Why does copyright protection exist?Whose work is protected by copyright?What can copyright holders do with their copyrights?Which works can be protected by copyright?When is a work protected by copyright?Where are copyrighted works protected?

Material Type: Module

Author: Rachel Miles

Developing e-learning resources: Copyright Guidelines

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This document is forms part of a workshop on the development of online teaching resources and how to address copyright concerns effectively. Aimed at faculty and educational developers it presents guidelines and deals with common issues that may be addressed by appropriate design strategies. Please Note this has been designed for an Irish audience, though most issues (and solutions) are pertinent across borders, subtle differences are present - if in doubt - consult a local copyright expert

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: David Jennings

Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom | Open SUNY Textbooks

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Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom (FAS: WoW) introduces you to the various aspects of student and academic life on campus and prepares you to thrive as a successful college student (since there is a difference between a college student and a successful college student). Each section of FAS: WoW is framed by self-authored, true-to-life short stories from actual State University of New York (SUNY) students, employees, and alumni. The advice they share includes a variety of techniques to help you cope with the demands of college. The lessons learned are meant to enlarge your awareness of self with respect to your academic and personal goals and assist you to gain the necessary skills to succeed in college. Table of Contents: Part One: YOUR Solid Foundation The Student Experience by Kristen Mruk Practice, Practice, Practice by Dr. Kristine Duffy Why So Many Questions? by Fatima Rodriguez Johnson These Are the Best Years of Your Life by Sara Vacin With a Little Help from My Friends by Paulo Fernandes Part Two: YOU Are the President and CEO of YOU Can You Listen to Yourself? by Yuki Sasao Failure Is Not an Option by Nathan Wallace Thinking Critically and Creatively by Dr. Andrew Robert Baker Time Is on Your Side by Christopher L. Hockey What Do You Enjoy Studying? by Dr. Patricia Munsch Part Three: The Future YOU Fighting for My Future Now by Amie Bernstein Something Was Different by Jacqueline Tiermini Transferrable by Vicki L. Brown It’s Like Online Dating by Jackie Vetrano Learn What You Don’t Want by Jamie Edwards

Material Type: Reading, Textbook

U.S. History

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U.S. History is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of most introductory courses. The text provides a balanced approach to U.S. history, considering the people, events, and ideas that have shaped the United States from both the top down (politics, economics, diplomacy) and bottom up (eyewitness accounts, lived experience). U.S. History covers key forces that form the American experience, with particular attention to issues of race, class, and gender.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: John M. Lund, Paul Vickery, P. Scott Corbett, Sylvie Waskiewicz, Todd Pfannestiel, Volker Janssen

U.S. History

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 U.S. History is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of most introductory courses. The text provides a balanced approach to U.S. history, considering the people, events, and ideas that have shaped the United States from both the top down (politics, economics, diplomacy) and bottom up (eyewitness accounts, lived experience). U.S. History covers key forces that form the American experience, with particular attention to issues of race, class, and gender.Senior Contributing AuthorsP. Scott Corbett, Ventura CollegeVolker Janssen, California State University, FullertonJohn M. Lund, Keene State CollegeTodd Pfannestiel, Clarion UniversityPaul Vickery, Oral Roberts UniversitySylvie Waskiewicz

Material Type: Full Course

The American Yawp

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The American Yawp constructs a coherent and accessible narrative from all the best of recent historical scholarship. Without losing sight of politics and power, it incorporates transnational perspectives, integrates diverse voices, recovers narratives of resistance, and explores the complex process of cultural creation. It looks for America in crowded slave cabins, bustling markets, congested tenements, and marbled halls. It navigates between maternity wards, prisons, streets, bars, and boardrooms. Whitman’s America, like ours, cut across the narrow boundaries that strangle many narratives. Balancing academic rigor with popular readability, The American Yawp offers a multi-layered, democratic alternative to the American past.

Material Type: Textbook