Maryland Open Source Textbook Initiative
Maryland Open Source Textbook Initiative OER
These OERs were created through grants provided by the Maryland Open Source Textbook Initiative.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Addresses knowledge and skills required to engage with our digital landscape in an informed and critical fashion.
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.