Astronomy is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of one- or two-semester introductory astronomy courses. The book begins with relevant scientific fundamentals and progresses through an exploration of the solar system, stars, galaxies, and cosmology. The Astronomy textbook builds student understanding through the use of relevant analogies, clear and non-technical explanations, and rich illustrations. Mathematics is included in a flexible manner to meet the needs of individual instructors.
This OER course uses inquiry-based research methodology to help students learn to write college level essays. This version of the course uses a broad theme of How To Navigate Your Major to help students understand the first year writing course's relevance to their own academic pursuits. This course is designed with four units that scaffold writing assignments towards a Field of Study research essay, and is presented here in a 7-week format that also can be expanded to a 15-week term.
Activity Sheets, tightly aligned with the OpenStax College Algebra text, and designed for use in class as part of an active lecture. During the 2020-2021 pandemic, the activity sheets were used successfully in both group and individual settings in hybrid and fully online learning environmentsThis resource includes activities formatted both as accessible Word documents, for ease of use under the CC-BY 4.0 license, and in pdf form to preserve historically the intended appearance on the page.These activity sheets align tightly with the OpenStax College Algebra textbook and an available MyOpenMath Course called the College Algebra Western MD Consortium (MOST), an inter-institutional effort comprised of mathematics faculty, instructional designers, and libriarians from Frostburg State University, Allegany College of Maryland, and Garrett College.
Word table that includes a selection of OERs that deal with African American Studies, including literature, art, history, and culture.
Word table that includes a selection of OERs that deal with various aspects of agriculture, including food production, food economics, sustainability, and public health.
Word table that includes a selection of OERs that deal with anthropology and archeology, including both cultural and physical anthropology.
Word table that includes a selection of OERs that deal with the topic of biology, including human biology, environmental biology, microbiology, and related fields.
Word table that includes a selection of OERs that deal with the topic of biotechnology, including molecular biology, the biosphere, and biosciences.
Word table that includes a selection of OERs that deal with various facets of business, such as strategic management, human resources, international business, entrepreneurship, and other topics.
Word table that includes a selection of OERs that deal with the topic of college success, including resources for incoming freshmen, time and stress management, study guides, and other academic tools.
Word table that includes a selection of OERs that deal with the field of communications, including business, technical, interpersonal, and public communication.