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African American Literature 1619-1926
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This text is issued under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial ShareAlike 3.0 License without attribution and was developed with a mini-grant from Maryland Open Source Textbooks. Author: Carolyn Shuttlesworth

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Literature & Culture
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Full Course
Date Added:
12/30/2019
Biology 102 - General Biology II
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This is the second course of a two-course sequence in biology intended for majors. This course explores mechanisms of evolution, diversity and classification of life, population and community ecology and selected vertebrate body systems.This course has adopted the OER textbook "Biology 2e" from OpenStax. 

Subject:
Biology
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Textbook
Author:
Christa Bowser
Date Added:
04/13/2022
First-Year Seminar: An Academic Success Guide to Your First Year
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This OER is an overview of important items for students entering college for the first time. It is a helpful guide for topics ranging from time management and critical thinking, to financial literacy.

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Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Student Guide
Unit of Study
Author:
Brittany Richmond
Carey Miller
Jeremy Boettinger
Lakeisha Mathews
Date Added:
10/05/2020
Google Sites OER Textbook Template: A Template Guide to Creating OER Textbooks
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This resource was created at the University of Maryland (UMD) for instructors who want to develop open educational textbook resources. You may use this template and modify the text and format to fit your open educational resources (OER) needs, whether that is a complete textbook or a single chapter of information. The purpose of this resource is to provide a flexible and free resource for instructors that can promote and facilitate the creation and use of open educational resources.

We teach open science and have used this template to create an OER introduction to statistics textbook (Numbers don't lie (but people do), https://sites.google.com/umd.edu/statisticsinsocialsciences/home), an OER R textbook (Learning R the EZ way, https://sites.google.com/umd.edu/ezlearning-r/home), and an undergraduate research dissemination textbook (Addressing Grand Challenges through open science research, https://sites.google.com/umd.edu/umd-open-science-research/home?authuser=0). We hope others will find this resource useful as well.

Subject:
Open Educational Resources and Practice
Professional Development
Teaching and Learning
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Dr. Amanda Chicoli
Dr. Tracy Tomlinson
Date Added:
03/24/2023
Health 100: Introduction to Health
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Introduction to Health using an OER Health Textbook. Includes 16 modules with video introductions, readings, discussions questions, quizzes, and assignments exploring all aspects of health including food, exercise, relationships, stress, addiction, and disease.

Subject:
Health Sciences
Life Science
Nutrition
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Full Course
Textbook
Author:
Dr. Kelly Falcone
Date Added:
06/26/2020
I AM A Nurse
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Nursing content can be overwhelming and confusing to the new nursing student. Incorporating concepts related to anatomy/physiology, microbiology, sociology, human development, pharmacology, and teaching/learning can be a daunting task. The literature is filled with acronyms, charts, and organizational tools to help the nursing student navigate nursing courses. To enjoy these resources, most have a fee attached to them. That may not be a problem under normal circumstances as there may be scholarships or financial aid that may ease some of the financial burden. To lessen this financial burden and to address inclusion and equity, this Nursing OER is designed to help the nursing student organize material in an easy to follow format, while developing clinical judgment at the same time. It can be utilized in theory as well as skills lab and clinical rotations. 

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Nursing
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Student Guide
Author:
Sara Cano
Date Added:
06/23/2021
Introduction to Classical Chinese
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This textbook was first compiled by Professor Patrick Hanan at Harvard University in 1984. In the introduction, Professor Hanan acknowledged his appreciation to those who had contributed to the completion and revision of the book. Since then many graduate teaching fellows and professors from the department of EALC at Harvard have provided invaluable suggestions for the revision of this textbook.

Introduction to Classical Chinese was produced with support from the Rebus Community, a non-profit organization building a new, collaborative model for publishing open textbooks. Critical to the success of this approach is including mechanisms to ensure that open textbooks produced with the Community are high quality, and meet the needs of all students who will one day use them. Rebus books undergo both peer review from faculty subject matter experts and beta testing in classrooms, where student and instructor feedback is collected. This book has been peer reviewed by the contributors, the book editors, and their students in the classroom.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
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Textbook
Author:
Anthony George
David Lattimore
Hu Hsiao-Chen
Judith Zeitlin
Liu Lening
Margaret Baptist Wan
Patrick Hanan
Paul Rouzer
Regina Llamas
Xiaofei Tian
Date Added:
08/18/2023
Introduction to Literature Assignments
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This project was part of the Western Maryland M.O.S.T. Institutional Grant (2020). While it focuses primarily on a 100-level Introduction to Literature course, the open resource and subsequent assignments could easily be adapted for upper-level undergraduate literature courses. Furthermore, the design of this project allows instructors to continue to utilize texts with which they are most familiar.

Subject:
Literature
Literature & Culture
Material Type:
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Lucy Manley
Matthew Marafino
Date Added:
10/28/2021
Introduction to Memory and Cognition
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How are we so good at recognizing faces and objects? How do we selectively attend to relevant pieces of information (and why do we sometimes fail to do so)? How do we remember what we learned in class (and why do we sometimes forget)? How do we comprehend sentences, make decisions, and solve problems?

These are all questions asked in the field of cognitive psychology, which focuses on the internal mental processes involved in representing concepts, remembering, reasoning, language processing, decision making, and problem solving. More specific questions include: Is it safe to talk on a hands-free cell phone while driving? Is eyewitness testimony reliable? How can you better remember information? What are the pitfalls that lead to bad decisions, and how can they be avoided?

This site is a set of always-in-development open educational resources (OER) related to the field of Cognitive Psychology. The content has mostly been adapted from various other sources (with support from the Maryland Open Source Textbook Initiative - thanks!) in order to serve as the textbook for Introduction to Memory and Cognition PSYC 341 at the University of Maryland, College Park.

As OER they are completely free for students (and anyone else) to use and/or revise/redistribute.

The goal of these materials (and the corresponding PSYC 341 course at UMD) is to promote a good understanding of current theories and debates that motivate research in cognitive psychology, understand which research methods are appropriate to address different questions in the field, and have an improved ability to understand and discuss this knowledge through class participation and assignments. We hope to do this in a way that allows you to see the relevance of cognitive psychological research and theories to your own lives.

If you are an instructor of a class related to cognitive psychology, these materials are free for you to use / adapt as you like – please see the GitHub README for some basic info on how to adapt these materials for your own purposes. If you are neither a student nor a teacher, well, I’m not sure why you’re here, but I hope you find this useful!

Subject:
Psychology
Social Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
L. Robert Slevc
Date Added:
05/03/2024
Introduction to Statistics for Psychology
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Includes an attached common course cartdridge for an Introduction to Statistics for Psychology course adapted by Paul C. Bernhardt, Ph.D. for a PSYC 301 course at Frostburg State University. The course is an adaptation of Learning Statistics with jamovi, A Tutorial for Psychology Students and Other Beginners (Navarro & Foxcraft, 2019) and a free and open-source statistical analysis package named jamovi (www.jamovi.org).

Subject:
Psychology
Social Science
Statistics and Probability
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Paul Bernhardt
Date Added:
06/02/2021
Learning R the EZ Way: A Video Guide to R for Open Research Analysis
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This resource was created at the University of Maryland (UMD) for instructors who want to teach, students (and instructors) who want to learn, and researchers who want to use R for statistical discovery and analysis. While this is a textbook, it is largely based on hands-on examples with video walk-throughs to take you through accessing R and RStudio, the basics of R and progressing to analyses with step by step templates and video support. The goal is to build confidence with programming early on and demonstrate best coding practices from the start.

Subject:
Applied Science
Computer Science
Mathematics
Statistics and Probability
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Dr. Amanda Chicoli
Emily Forgo
Dr. Tracy Tomlinson
Date Added:
03/24/2023
Numbers Don't Lie (But People Do): Introduction to (Ethical) Statistics
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This resource was created for Introduction to Statistics students at the University of Maryland, and is designed to help you explore psychological theory, research, and practical applications of statistics. After completing this course in psychology, you will be able to:

- Explain how to use and interpret descriptive and inferential statistics in an ethically responsible way.
- Describe the difference between descriptive (central tendency, dispersion, correlation) and inferential statistics (single, multiple, logistic), and know when to use each.
- Demonstrate analytical skills by critiquing research and media claims.
- Apply statistical concepts and methods in a way that improves your own academic, personal, and professional life.

Each module is structured around key prompts - Learning Objective Questions - and followed by the links to articles, videos, and interactive demonstrations you will need to answer those questions. After studying the readings, videos, and presentations you should be able to answer the learning objective questions in detail without any notes in front of you. If you practice doing that regularly, you are well prepared for any assessment that your instructor can give you!

Subject:
Mathematics
Psychology
Social Science
Statistics and Probability
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Textbook
Author:
Amanda Chicoli
Brian Kim
Tracy Tomlinson
Ben Jones
Date Added:
05/01/2024
Personal Finance
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This is a comprehensive Personal Finance text which includes a wide range of pedagogical aids to keep students engaged and instructors on track. This text has an attitude: that in addition to providing sources of practical information, it should introduce students to a way of thinking about their personal financial decisions. The book is arranged by learning objectives. The headings, summaries, reviews, and problems all link together via the learning objectives. This helps instructors to teach what they want, and to assign the problems that correspond to the learning objectives covered in class. This text was adapted by The Saylor Foundation and Montgomery College under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License without attribution as requested by the work’s original creator or licensee. The text has been made available as a Word Dcoument and as a PDF.

Subject:
Finance
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Montgomery College
Robert Carroll
Andrea Foster
Date Added:
02/12/2021
Requirements Engineering: A Modern Approach to the Requirements Engineering Body of Knowledge
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"Requirements Engineering: A Modern Approach to the Requirements Engineering Body of Knowledge" provides an insight into the process of defining and documenting requirements in the engineering design process. The book provides a broad view of existing software standards, practices and methods and an insight into evaluating and critiquing requirements for consistency and technical feasibility.

Subject:
Applied Science
Computer Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Michael Brown
Sheldon Linker
Date Added:
03/24/2022
Solutions to Applications of College Algebra
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Students often express trouble with application, or "word", problems in typical College Algebra classes. This accessible document contains the solutions, both handwritten and typed, for 135 application problems from various open source mathematics textbooks. Topics include linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. This guide can be used to supplement your College Algebra (or similar) course. 

Subject:
Algebra
Functions
Material Type:
Answer Key
Author:
Jesse Kiefner
Radhakrishnan Palaniswamy
DANIELLE TRUSZKOWSKI
Date Added:
06/10/2020