Results: 296 Open Textbooks
  • Open Pedagogy Resources

    Author(s): Lauri Aesoph

    Updated: Aug 7, 2019

    Description: Open pedagogy, also known as open educational practices (OEP), are pedagogical strategies that use the affordances of open licences to get students involved in creative activities that often contribute back to the course materials - or have other real-world applications. David Wiley is credited with coining the term "open pedagogy" and contrasts this type of assignment with "disposable assignments" that have no value once a grade is assigned (more info: http://opencontent.org/blog/archives/2975...[more]

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  • College Algebra (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Jay Abramson, Arizona State University

    Updated: Aug 6, 2019

    Description: Published by OpenStax, College Algebra provides a comprehensive and multi-layered exploration of algebraic principles. The text is suitable for a typical introductory Algebra course, and was developed to be used flexibly. The modular approach and the richness of content ensures that the book meets the needs of a variety of programs. College Algebra guides and supports students with differing levels of preparation and experience with mathematics. Ideas are presented as clearly as possible, and p...[more]

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  • Intermediate Algebra (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Lynn Marecek, Santa Ana College

    Updated: Jul 31, 2019

    Description: Intermediate Algebra is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of a one-semester intermediate algebra course. The book’s organization makes it easy to adapt to a variety of course syllabi. The text expands on the fundamental concepts of algebra while addressing the needs of students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles. The material is presented as a sequence of clear steps, building on concepts presented in prealgebra and elementary algebra courses.

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  • Precalculus (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Jay Abramson, Arizona State University

    Updated: Jul 30, 2019

    Description: Published by OpenStax, Precalculus is intended for college-level precalculus students. Since precalculus courses vary from one institution to the next, we have attempted to meet the needs of as broad an audience as possible, including all of the content that might be covered in any particular course. The result is a comprehensive book that covers more ground than an instructor could likely cover in a typical one- or two-semester course; but instructors should find, almost without fail, that the...[more]

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  • Introductory Statistics (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Barbara Illowsky, De Anza College, Susan Dean, De Anza College

    Updated: Jul 30, 2019

    Description: Introductory Statistics follows the scope and sequence of a one-semester, introduction to statistics course and is geared toward students majoring in fields other than math or engineering. This text assumes students have been exposed to intermediate algebra, and it focuses on the applications of statistical knowledge rather than the theory behind it. The foundation of this textbook is Collaborative Statistics, by Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean, which has been widely adopted. Introductory Stati...[more]

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  • Introduction to Sociology - 2e (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Heather Griffiths, Fayetteville State University, Nathan Keirns, Zane State College, Eric Strayer, Hartnell College, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Georgia Perimeter College

    Updated: Jul 30, 2019

    Description: Introduction to Sociology - 2e adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical, one-semester introductory sociology course. It offers comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories. The textbook presents section reviews with rich questions, discussions that help students apply their knowledge, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways. The second edition has been updated significantly to reflect the latest research and current, ...[more]

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  • University Physics - Volume 3 (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Samuel J. Ling, Truman State University, Jeff Sanny, Loyola Marymount University, William Moebs (retired), Loyola Marymount University

    Updated: Jul 30, 2019

    Description: University Physics is a three-volume collection that meets the scope and sequence requirements for two- and three-semester calculus-based physics courses. Volume 1 covers mechanics, sound, oscillations, and waves. Volume 2 covers thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, and Volume 3 covers optics and modern physics. This textbook emphasizes connections between between theory and application, making physics concepts interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the mathematical rigo...[more]

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  • University Physics - Volume 2 (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Samuel J. Ling, Truman State University, Jeff Sanny, Loyola Marymount University, William Moebs (retired), Loyola Marymount University

    Updated: Jul 30, 2019

    Description: University Physics is a three-volume collection that meets the scope and sequence requirements for two- and three-semester calculus-based physics courses. Volume 1 covers mechanics, sound, oscillations, and waves. Volume 2 covers thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, and Volume 3 covers optics and modern physics. This textbook emphasizes connections between between theory and application, making physics concepts interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the mathematical rigo...[more]

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  • Physical Geology

    Author(s): Steven Earle, Thompson Rivers University

    Updated: Jul 30, 2019

    Description: Physical Geology is a comprehensive introductory text on the physical aspects of geology, including rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciation, groundwater, streams, coasts, mass wasting, climate change, planetary geology and much more. It has a strong emphasis on examples from western Canada, especially British Columbia, and also includes a chapter devoted to the geological history of western Canada. The book is a collaboration of faculty from Earth Science depar...[more]

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  • Graphic Design and Print Production Fundamentals

    Author(s): Graphic Communications Open Textbook Collective, British Columbia Institute of Technology

    Updated: Jul 30, 2019

    Description: This textbook -- written by a group of select experts with a focus on different aspects of the design process, from creation to production -- addresses the many steps of creating and then producing physical, printed, or other imaged products that people interact with on a daily basis. It covers the concept that, while most modern graphic design is created on computers using design software, the ideas and concepts don’t stay on the computer. The ideas need to be completed in the computer softwa...[more]

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