Results: 385 Open Textbooks
  • From MSA to CA: A Beginner's Guide for Transitioning into Colloquial Arabic

    Author(s): Lina Gomaa, Portland State University

    Updated: Sep 23, 2019

    Description: This book is for students who have studied Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) for one year or more and would like to learn colloquial Arabic basics using their knowledge of MSA. It aims at transitioning learners from Novice Mid level to Intermediate Low through presenting situations useful for living in an Arab country. The book has several features including hyperlinks, practice dialogues with open answers, cultural tips, and more.

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  • Français Interactif

    Author(s): Karen Kelton, Nancy Guilloteau, Carl Blyth

    Updated: Sep 16, 2019

    Description: Français Interactif, www.laits.utexas.edu/fi, the web-based French program developed and in use at the University of Texas since 2004, and its companion site, Tex’s French Grammar (2000) www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/ are open acess sites, free and open multimedia resources, which require neither password nor fees. Français interactif, used increasingly by students, teachers, and institutions throughout the world, includes 320 videos (American students in France, native French interviews, vocabula...[more]

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  • College Mathematics for Everyday Life - Second Edition

    Author(s): Maxie Inigo, Jennifer Jameson, Kathryn Kozak, Maya Lanzetta, Kim Sonier

    Updated: Sep 9, 2019

    Description: This text was written for a college-level liberal arts math class. It addresses math concepts that most people will encourter as part of their everyday life, including statistics, probablility, growth, finance, graph theory, voting systems, fair division, apportionment, and geometric symmetry and the golden ratio. Each chapter includes a set of homework questions for practice.

  • Forest Measurements: An Applied Approach

    Author(s): Joan DeYoung, Mt. Hood Community College, OpenOregon

    Updated: Aug 21, 2019

    Description: This is a forest measurements textbook written for field technicians. Silvicultural applications and illustrations are provided to demonstrate the relevance of the measurements. Special “technique tips” for each skill are intended to help increase data collection accuracy and confidence. These include how to avoid common pitfalls, effective short cuts, and essentials for recording field data correctly. The emphasis is on elementary skills; it is not intended to be a timber cruising guide.

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  • Organizational Behavior (University of Minnesota)

    Author(s): Author removed at request of original publisher, Adaptation by the University of Minnesota

    Updated: Jul 17, 2019

    Description: This book is not be about giving students all the answers to every situation they may encounter when they start their first job or as they continue up the career ladder. Instead, this book gives students the vocabulary, framework, and critical thinking skills necessary to diagnose situations, ask tough questions, evaluate the answers received, and to act in an effective and ethical manner regardless of situational characteristics. Often, students taking organizational behavior (OB) either do n...[more]

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  • Introduction to Community Psychology

    Author(s): Leonard A. Jason, Olya Glantsman, Jack F. O'Brien, Kaitlyn N. Ramian

    Updated: Jul 17, 2019

    Description: This textbook tells the story of community psychologists, who view social problems as being due to the unequal distribution of resources, which causes poverty, homelessness, unemployment, and crime. In addition, because no condition or disease has ever been eliminated by just dealing with those with the problem, community psychologists focus their work on prevention. Finally, community psychology shifts the power dynamics so that community members are equal members of the team, as they provide ...[more]

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  • Résumer, Synthétiser, Argumenter

    Author(s): Sylvie Clamageran, Henriette Gezundhajt

    Updated: Jul 17, 2019

    Description: Le manuel Résumer, synthétiser, argumenter s’adresse aux étudiants de français langue seconde de niveau avancé (3e ou 4e année universitaire, essentiellement). Comme son titre l’indique, le manuel couvre l’écriture de résumés et de synthèses (cinq chapitres) et de textes argumentatifs (cinq chapitres). Les dix chapitres permettent de couvrir facilement un cours de six crédits; on peut également se servir du manuel pour un cours de trois crédits axé sur le résumé et la synthèse ou sur l’écrit a...[more]

  • Essentials of Linguistics

    Author(s): Catherine Anderson, McMaster University

    Updated: Jul 12, 2019

    Description: This Open Educational Resource (OER) brings together Open Access content from around the web and enhances it with dynamic video lectures about the core areas of theoretical linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics), supplemented with discussion of psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic findings. Essentials of Linguistics is suitable for any beginning learner of linguistics but is primarily aimed at the Canadian learner, focusing on Canadian English for learning phoneti...[more]

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  • Essential Skills Companion Kit for Culinary Arts Trades Training

    Author(s): Marlin Ratch, Francesca de Bastiani, Shelby Desjarlais, Chef Andrew George, Chef Nathan Hyam, Chef Chris Monkman, Jason Forseth

    Updated: Jun 17, 2019

    Description: The Essential Skills Companion Kit to Culinary Arts Trades Training was developed to complement technical Culinary Arts Trades Training. The various activity sets are designed to reinforce academic information that students are required to know during their training. The Content Experts provided the Curriculum Development Team with themes and the curriculum was created to practice Essential Skills such as Reading Text, Document Use, Thinking Skills, Oral Communication and Working with Others.

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  • Blueprint for Success in College: Career Decision Making

    Author(s): Dave Dillon, Grossmont College

    Updated: Jun 14, 2019

    Description: Blueprint for Success in College: Career Decision Making is a students’ guide for the process of identifying a major and career. This text focuses on career exploration. This book is a remix of two previously existing OER (Open Educational Resources): Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom, edited by Thomas Priester, and College Success, provided by Lumen Learning. The Blueprint for Success series comprises three books for the College Success and FYE (First-Year Experience) genre. Th...[more]

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