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Maryland Open Source Textbook Initiative OER

These OERs were created through grants provided by the Maryland Open Source Textbook Initiative.

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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.

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Student Guide
Unit of Study
Author:
Brittany Richmond
Carey Miller
Jeremy Boettinger
Lakeisha Mathews
Date Added:
10/05/2020
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
Nutrition
Material Type:
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. 

Subject:
Nursing
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Student Guide
Author:
Sara Cano
Date Added:
06/23/2021
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:
Statistics and Probability
Social Science
Psychology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Paul Bernhardt
Date Added:
06/02/2021
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
Andrea Foster
Robert Carroll
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:
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
Universal Design for Learning in a Developmentally Appropriate Classroom
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This series of four modules (which can be assigned together or individually) include the following:An Overview of Developmentally Appropriate PracticeAn Overview of Universal Design for LearningUDL in a Developmentally Appropriate ClassroomUDL and Children with Special NeedsThese modules are designed to be used in the training of child care providers and early childhood teachers.

Subject:
Education
Early Childhood Development
Language Education (ESL)
Special Education
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Laura Hutton
Date Added:
10/06/2019