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College Algebra
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College Algebra provides a comprehensive exploration of algebraic principles and meets scope and sequence requirements for a typical introductory algebra course. The modular approach and richness of content ensure that the book meets the needs of a variety of courses. College Algebra offers a wealth of examples with detailed, conceptual explanations, building a strong foundation in the material before asking students to apply what they’ve learned.

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Algebra
Mathematics
Trigonometry
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Textbook
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Rice University
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OpenStax College
Author:
David Lippman
Jay Abramson
Jean-Marie Magnier
Melonie Rasmussen
Nicholas Belloit
Rachael Gross
Rick Norwood
Valeree Falduto
Date Added:
01/29/2015
College Physics
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This introductory, algebra-based, two-semester college physics book is grounded with real-world examples, illustrations, and explanations to help students grasp key, fundamental physics concepts. This online, fully editable and customizable title includes learning objectives, concept questions, links to labs and simulations, and ample practice opportunities to solve traditional physics application problems.

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Physical Science
Physics
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Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Kim Dirks
Manjula Sharma
Paul Peter Urone
Roger Hinrichs
Date Added:
01/23/2012
Concepts of Biology
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Concepts of Biology is designed for the introductory biology course for nonmajors taught at most two- and four-year colleges. The scope, sequence, and level of the program are designed to match typical course syllabi in the market. Concepts of Biology includes interesting applications, features a rich art program, and conveys the major themes of biology.

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Biology
Life Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
James Wise
Rebecca Roush
Samantha Fowler
Date Added:
01/30/2013
Digital Circuit Projects: An Overview of Digital Circuits Through Implementing Integrated Circuits - Second Edition
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Digital circuits, often called Integrated Circuits or ICs, are the central building blocks of a Central Processing Unit (CPU). To understand how a computer works, it is essential to understand the digital circuits which make up the CPU. This text introduces the most important of these digital circuits; adders, decoders, multiplexers, D flip-flops, and simple state machines.

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Applied Science
Computer Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Gettysburg College
Author:
Charles W. Kann
Date Added:
05/20/2014
El portafolio digital como soporte de la práctica reflexiva en la formación docente
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El presente artículo presenta los resultados de una investigación que analiza el nivel de calidad reflexiva de los profesores, en el marco de un programa innovador de formación docente que introduce la práctica reflexiva, mediada y gestionada a través de un portafolio digital. Aporta a la discusión sobre nuevos usos de un portafolio digital para mejorar los procesos de reflexión por parte del profesorado y sobre modelos alternativos de formación docente; analiza los diferentes niveles de reflexión de los participantes, e identifica los obstáculos para lograr niveles de mayor profundidad. La metodología de investigación adoptada ha sidoun estudio instrumental de caso, en el marco de un programa de formación del profesorado universitario. Los resultados obtenidos muestran que el proceso reflexivo contribuye a una percepción positiva sobre la mejora de su desempeño, la planificación de sus clases y una mejor interacción con los alumnos, y que el uso del portafolio digital ha sido bien valorado para el desarrollo del proceso reflexivo propuesto. Asimismo, se identifican carencias, sobre todo en relación con los niveles de profundidad de la reflexión docente. Por último, se presenta una propuesta de indicadores para impulsar y evaluar el desarrollo reflexivo, basada en los hallazgos del estudio.

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Career and Technical Education
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
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Dialnet
Date Added:
03/05/2019
Field Trials of Health Interventions: A Toolbox
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Before new interventions can be used in disease control programmes, it is essential that they are carefully evaluated in “field trials”, which may be complex and expensive undertakings. Descriptions of the detailed procedures and methods used in trials that have been conducted in the past have generally not been published.

Subject:
Applied Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Textbook
Provider:
OA Open
Date Added:
01/01/2015
Future Internet Opportunities teaching materials
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This course on "Future Internet Opportunities" consists of 10 modules, which are related to the subject from technical, social and business perspectives.

Each module is available at introductory, basic and advanced levels.

The material is developed as part of an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership, and available for everyone to use, exploit and modify. The materials consist of a wide variety of materials: From Powerpoint slides, to interactive materials with videos and quizzes, assignments, and peer learning activities.

Subject:
Applied Science
Computer Science
Education
Engineering
Higher Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
TUHH
Author:
Andreas Timm-Giel
Henry Scott
Iraklis Agiovlatisis
Jan Frick
Jens Myrup Pedersen
Jose A Lazaro
Jose Gutierrez Lopes
Josep Sole Pareta
Lukasz Zabludowski
Marite Kirikova
Nga Phuong Tran
Raphael Elsner
Sukru M. Kuran
Thomas Laudal
Tuna Tugcu
Date Added:
03/07/2019
General Chemistry II
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Second term of course (see General Chemistry 1: https://chem.libretexts.org/Courses/Oregon_Institute_of_Technology/OIT%3A_CHE_201_-_General_Chemistry_I_(Anthony_and_Clark) )

Subject:
Chemistry
Physical Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
LibreTexts
Author:
Adelaide E Clark
Seth Anthony
Date Added:
03/04/2019
Genre in a Changing World
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Genre studies and genre approaches to literacy instruction continue to develop in many regions and from a widening variety of approaches. Genre has provided a key to understanding the varying literacy cultures of regions, disciplines, professions and educational settings. Genre in a Changing World provides a wide-ranging sampler of the remarkable variety of current work. The twenty-four chapters in this volume, reflecting the work of scholars in Europe, Australasia, North and South America, were selected from more than 400 presentations at SIGET IV (the Fourth International Symposium on Genre Studies), held on the campus of UNISUL in Tubarão, Santa Catarina, Brazil in August 2007—the largest gathering on genre to that date. The chapters also represent a wide variety of approaches including rhetoric, Systemic Functional Linguistics, media and critical cultural studies, sociology, phenomenology, enunciation theory, the Geneva school of educational sequences, cognitive psychology, relevance theory, sociocultural psychology, activity theory, Gestalt psychology, and schema theory. Sections are devoted to theoretical issues, studies of genres in the professions, studies of genre and media, teaching and learning genre, and writing across the curriculum. The broad selection of material in this volume displays the full range of contemporary genre studies and sets the ground for a next generation of work.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
WAC Clearinghouse
Author:
Charles Bazerman
Date Added:
08/07/2009
Grasping the Benefits Library (Saaid Al Fawaed)
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Saaid Al Fawaed or 'Grasp the Benefits' is an Islamic library that contains many books related to the explanation of the Holy Qur'an, the Prophet Muhammad, and more. A special section has been created on this website for the Arabic language. Here, the user can find grammar books, how-to-read books, dictionaries, and more. The site and its contents are entirely in Arabic.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Provider:
Saaid
Date Added:
03/04/2019
The Ideologies of Lived Space in Literary Texts, Ancient and Modern
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In a brief essay called Des espaces autres (1984) Michel Foucault announced that after the nineteenth century, which was dominated by a historical outlook, the current century might rather be the century of space. His prophecy has been fulfilled: the end of the twentieth century witnessed a ‘spatial turn’ in humanities which was perhaps partly due to the globalisation of our modern world. Inspired by the spatial turn in the humanities, this volume presents a number of essays on the ideological role of space in literary texts. The individual articles analyse ancient and modern literary texts from the angle of the most recent theoretical conceptualisations of space. The focus throughout is on how the experience of space is determined by dominant political, philosophical or religious ideologies and how, in turn, the description of spaces in literature is employed to express, broadcast or deconstruct this experience. By bringing together ancient and modern, mostly postcolonial texts, this volume hopes to stimulate discussion among disciplines and across continents. Among the authors discussed are: Homer, Nonnus, Alcaeus of Lesbos, Apollonius of Rhodes, Vergil, Herodotus, Panagiotis Soutsos, Assia Djebar, Tahar Djaout, Olive Senior, Jamaica Kincaid, Stefan Heym, Benoit Dutuertre, Henrik Stangerup and David Malouf.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OA Open
Author:
Jacqueline Klooster
Jo Heirman
Date Added:
01/01/2013
Introduction to Sociology
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Introduction to Sociology is intended for a one-semester introductory sociology course. Conceived of and developed by active sociology instructors, this up-to-date title and can be downloaded now by clicking on the "Get this book" button below. This online, fully editable and customizable title includes sociology theory and research; real-world applications; simplify and debate features; and learning objectives for each chapter

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Social Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Eric Strayer
Faye Jones
Gail Scaramuzzo
Jeff Bry
Nathan Keirns
Sally Vyain
Susan Cody-Rydezerski
Tommy Sadler
Date Added:
02/23/2015
Introduction to Sociology
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Sociology is the study of human social life. Human social life is complex and encompasses many facets of the human experience. Because of the complexity, the discipline of sociology subdivided over time into specialty areas. The first section of this book covers the foundations of sociology, including an introduction to the discipline, the methods of study, and some of the dominant theoretical perspectives. The remaining chapters focus on the different areas of study in sociology.

Introduction to Sociology is a featured book on Wikibooks because it contains substantial content, it is well-formatted, and the Wikibooks community has decided to feature it on the main page or in other places. Note: See "Instructor Resources" to find a list of Course Adoptions and accompanying PPTs.

Subject:
Social Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Author:
Individual Authors
Date Added:
03/04/2019
Introductory Statistics
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Introductory Statistics follows scope and sequence requirements of a one-semester introduction to statistics course and is geared toward students majoring in fields other than math or engineering. The text assumes some knowledge of intermediate algebra and focuses on statistics application over theory. Introductory Statistics includes innovative practical applications that make the text relevant and accessible, as well as collaborative exercises, technology integration problems, and statistics labs.

Subject:
Mathematics
Statistics and Probability
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Barbara Ilowsky
Susan Dean
Date Added:
07/19/2013
JavaScript
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This book is a guide to JavaScript, a scripting language widely used in web pages and web applications such as email applications. JavaScript is not to be confused with Java, which is quite a separate language for creating stand-alone applications.

Subject:
Applied Science
Computer Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Date Added:
03/07/2019
Key Elements of Green Chemistry
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Green chemistry, in addition to being a science, it is also a philosophy and nearly a religion. Attendance at American Chemical Society Green Chemistry & Engineering Conferences will instill such an ideal into any attendant because of the nearly universal appeal and possibilities in this novel approach to radicalizing the business of doing science and engineering.

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Chemistry
Physical Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
North Carolina State University
Author:
Lucian Lucia
Date Added:
03/04/2019
Kimball's Biology Pages
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The pages represent an online biology textbook created by Professor John W. Kimball who taught at Harvard, Tufts, and Phillips Andover Academy before he retired. He now maintains this free biology book, constantly updated and set up for easy browsing and searching.

Subject:
Biology
Life Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Kimball's Biology Pages
Author:
John W. Kimball
Date Added:
10/28/2006
Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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This is the first edition of a modular open textbook designed for entrepreneurial journalism, media innovation, and related courses. This book has been undergoing student and faculty testing and open review in fall 2017. Feedback has been implemented in Version 1.0 and will continue to be implemented in Version 2.0 (ETA spring 2018). An accompanying handbook will include additional activities, ancillary materials and faculty resources on media innovation for instructors.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Communication
Journalism
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rebus Community
Author:
Edited by Michelle Ferrier and Elizabeth Mays
Date Added:
03/06/2019
Microbiology
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Microbiology covers the scope and sequence requirements for a single-semester microbiology course for non-majors. The book presents the core concepts of microbiology with a focus on applications for careers in allied health. The pedagogical features of the text make the material interesting and accessible while maintaining the career-application focus and scientific rigor inherent in the subject matter. Microbiology’s art program enhances students’ understanding of concepts through clear and effective illustrations, diagrams, and photographs.

Subject:
Biology
Life Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Anh-Hue Thi Tu
Ann Auman
Ann Paterson
Ben Rowley
Brian M. Forster
Clifton Franklund
George Pinchuk
Graciela Brelles-Mariño
Mark Schneegurt
Mark Sutherland
Myriam Alhadeff Feldman
Nina Parker
Paul Flowers
Philip Lister
Summer Allen
Date Added:
11/02/2016
Miskito
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Miskitu Aisas! ("Speak Miskito!"), a language course in Wikibooks, is an elementary introduction to the Miskito language, spoken in parts of Nicaragua and Honduras. The course focuses primarily on presenting the grammar basics through carefully graded and didactically presented lessons. Miskitu Aisas! assumes no prior knowledge of the language and no specialised knowledge of linguistics, although at least a general background in "school grammar" will no doubt be helpful, as will any previous experience at learning foreign languages.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Date Added:
03/04/2019