Results: 380 Open Textbooks
  • Macroeconomics: Theory through Applications

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    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: The intended audience of the textbook is first-year undergraduates taking courses on the principles of macroeconomics and microeconomics. Many may never take another economics course. We aim to increase their economic literacy both by developing their aptitude for economic thinking and by presenting key insights about economics that every educated individual should know. We have written a fundamentally different text for principles of economics, based on two premises: Students are motivated to ...[more]

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  • Microeconomics: Markets, Methods, and Models (Lyryx)

    Author(s): Douglas Curtis, Ian Irvine, Lyryx Learning Team

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Microeconomics: Markets, Methods, and Models by D. Curtis and I. Irvine (edited by Lyryx Learning) provides concise yet complete coverage of introductory microeconomic theory, application and policy. The text begins with an explanation and development of the standard tools of analysis in the discipline and carries on to investigate the meaning of 'well-being' in the context of an efficient use of the economy's resources. An understanding of individual optimizing behaviour is developed, and this...[more]

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  • OER Mythbusting

    Author(s): SPARC

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: OER Mythbusting addresses the top seven myths about OER in North American higher education, as voted on my more than 100 faculty, librarians, students and other members of the OER community. This project grew out of a discussion during one of SPARC’s Libraries and OER Forum monthly calls, where a group of librarians from the U.S. and Canada identified a need for better resources to address misconceptions about OER. A team of volunteers developed a poll and distributed it over email lists and so...[more]

  • OER Research Toolkit (including Surveys)

    Author(s): John Hilton III, David Wiley, Lane Fischer, Rob Nyland, Open Textbook Network

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: The OER Research Toolkit is comprised of the OER Research Guidebook and several additional resources, including surveys for both students and instructors who are using OER in the classroom. The purpose of this guidebook is to provide ideas for how individual faculty members and those who support them (e.g., librarians, instructional designers, etc.) can research the effect of their adoption of open educational resources (OER). Clearly educational research is a challenging enterprise; this guide...[more]

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  • CB Trousse d’outils d’accessibilité pour les

    Author(s): Amanda Coolidge, BCcampus, Sue Doner, Camosun College, Tara Robertson, CAPER-BC

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: La Trousse d’outils d’accessibilité est une collaboration entre BCcampus et le Centre for Accessible Post-Secondary Education (CAPER-BC ou Centre pour les études post-secondaire accessible). BCcampus est une organisation financée par les fonds publics qui utilise la technologie pour relier les compétences, les programmes et les ressources de tous institutions post-secondaire de C.B. dans un réseau de services de livraisons collaborative. BCcampus est l’organisation en tête du projet de manuels ...[more]

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  • Complexities, Capacities, Communities: Changing Development Narratives in Early Childhood Education, Care and Development

    Author(s): Alan Pence, Allison Benner

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: The term ‘capacity building’ has come into common usage in twenty-first century international development. While the term means different things to different people, it is often used to describe an infusion of knowledge or skills to help ‘build’ a government’s or institution’s ability to address key development challenges. However, like other well intentioned interventions from the industrialized West, such ‘capacity building’ can have destructive, as well as productive, impacts. This volume pr...[more]

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  • Steps to Success: Crossing the Bridge Between Literacy Research and Practice

    Author(s): Kristen A. Munger, Editor, Open SUNY

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Steps to Success: Crossing the Bridge Between Literacy Research and Practice introduces instructional strategies linked to the most current research-supported practices in the field of literacy. The book includes chapters related to scientifically-based literacy research, early literacy development, literacy assessment, digital age influences on children’s literature, literacy development in underserved student groups, secondary literacy instructional strategies, literacy and modern language, a...[more]

  • Geographic Information System Basics

    Author(s): Jonathan E. Campbell, UCLA, Michael Shin, UCLA

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Essentials of Geographic Information Systems integrates key concepts behind the technology with practical concerns and real-world applications. Recognizing that many potential GIS users are nonspecialists or may only need a few maps, this book is designed to be accessible, pragmatic, and concise. Essentials of Geographic Information Systems also illustrates how GIS is used to ask questions, inform choices, and guide policy. From the melting of the polar ice caps to privacy issues associated wit...[more]

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  • Information Systems

    Author(s): Richard T. Watson

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Students need to understand systems and the systems concept, and they need to understand the role of ICT in enabling systems. Students will learn the characteristics of good systems (e.g., intuitive, likable, error-resistant, fast, flexible, and the like). Knowing the characteristics of good systems will permit students to demand well designed systems and to suggest how existing systems should be changed. Students need to understand the affordances, directions, and limits of hardware, software,...[more]

  • Algorithms and Data Structures with Applications to Graphics and Geometry

    Author(s): Jurg Nievergelt, Klaus Hinrichs

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This is a textbook for first year computer science. It covers programming environments for motion, graphics, and geometry; programming concepts (beyond notation); objects, algorithms, and programs; complexity of problems and algorithms; data structures; and the interaction between algorithms and data structures (case studies in geometric computation).

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