New and Noteworthy is the City Tech Library O.E.R. Team’s monthly roundup of new and noteworthy O.E.R. We try to include at least one O.E.R. relevant to each school at City Tech in every post. At the end of the month, these resources will be compiled and distributed by the library liaison for your department. Please contact us if you know of new or particularly interesting O.E.R. to share with our colleagues or would like more information about O.E.R. initiatives at City Tech.
Arts & Sciences
- Chem 103/104 Resource Book, by UW Madison Chemistry faculty, University of Wisconsin. License: CC BY-NC-SA
“The purpose of this condensed education resource is to support the activities of the pre-class, whole class, discussion, and laboratory gatherings…[organized with a] student-focused, active learning philosophy.”
- Contemporary World Cinema: an introduction to moving pictures, by James Skidmore, eCampus Ontario (2022). License: CC BY-NC-SA
“An introduction to film that explores film structure and analysis, with attention being paid to film in its contemporary global context.”
- Culturas hispanas a traves de la pantalla / Hispanic cultures through the screen, Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project (2021). License: CC BY-NC-SA
“Culturas hispanas a través de la pantalla busca fomentar el visionado crítico de productos audiovisuales contemporáneos y el reflexionar sobre la representación de las culturas hispanas en webseries y vídeos musicales. La difusión y la popularidad de estos dos géneros justifican que se les dedique espacio en el currículo junto a otros géneros audiovisuales más consagrados, caso de los cortos y los largometrajes.”
“In short, Hispanic Cultures Through the Screen aims to promote critical viewing of contemporary audiovisual products and thinking about the representation of Hispanic cultures in web series and music videos. Increasing popularity of these two genres justify dedicating part of the curriculum to them along with other more established audiovisual genres, such as short and feature films.”
- Economic Aspects of the Indigenous Experience in Canada, 2nd ed., by Anya Hageman, eCampus Ontario (2022). License: CC BY-NC
“In this text we are going to explore the economic history and economic potential of Indigenous peoples in Canada. What institutional arrangements hold them back economically and what institutions assist them going forward? What norms do Indigenous communities hold that inform their priorities and economic behavior?”
- Technical Mathematics, by Morgan Chase, Open Oregon Educational Resources (2022). License: CC BY-NC-SA
This developmental-level mathematics textbook is intended for career-technical students.
- US History and Primary Source Anthology, vol. 1, by Dan Allosso, Minnesota State Opendora (2022). License: CC BY-NC-SA
This is a textbook for US History I, Pre-colonial through Reconstruction.
- Pathology: From the Tissue Level to Clinical Manifestations and Inter-professional Care, by Jennifer Kong and Helen Dyck, BCCampus. License: CC BY-NC
“This multimedia resource provides the science behind the disease that a health care professional is managing and an explanation of the signs and symptoms a patient is experiencing, starting at the tissue level. Videos and photos of gross pathological specimens & histological slides are included in every topic, with video lessons guiding viewers on the observable pathological changes.”
- Nursing Management and Professional Concepts, by Open Resources for Nursing (Open RN), Chippewa Valley Technical College (2022).
License: CC BY
“This book introduces concepts related to nursing leadership and management, prioritization strategies, delegation and supervision, legal implications of nursing practice, ethical nursing practice, collaboration within the interprofessional team, health care economics, quality and evidence-based practice, advocacy, preparation for the RN role, and the avoidance of burnout with self-care.”
- Introduction to Implant Prosthodontics: A Case-Based Clinical Guide, by Stefanos Kourtis, Panagiotis Lampropoulos, and Nikolaos Polychronakis, Kallipos Open Academic Editions (2022). License: CC BY-NC
“The purpose of this book is to offer a thorough introduction to current Implant Prosthodontics, combining theory and practice in an easy-to-read manner. In each chapter the needed theoretical background and principles are reported, and the techniques are presented with clinical examples in step-by-step manner.”
- Universal Design for Learning (UDL) for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA), by Darla Benton Kearney, eCampus Ontario (2022). License: CC BY
“[This textbook] will help instructors and others to incorporate principles of UDL and considerations of EDI and Indigenisation in their learning environments.”
Technology & Design
- Inclusive Spectrums: Preliminary Research Exhibition, by OCADU 2019/2021 Inclusive Design Masters Cohort, eCampus Ontario (2020). License: CC BY
“This exhibition presents the preliminary major research project ideas of OCAD University’s Inclusive Design 2019/2021 cohort. These projects explore a spectrum of themes, ranging from healthcare, to sensory experiences, to storytelling and services for cultural communities, to neurodiversity, and finally, to design practices and processes themselves.”
- Introduction to Permaculture, by Andrew Millison, Oregon State University (2019). License: CC BY-NC
“Permaculture Design is a method of land planning that can be applied at scales from the home garden to city block to village to farm. It is an ethically based whole-systems design approach that uses concepts, principles, and methods derived from ecosystems, indigenous technologies, and other time-tested practices to create sustainable human settlements and institutions. Although rooted in horticulture and agriculture, Permaculture design is interdisciplinary, touching on a wide range of subjects including regional planning, ecology, animal husbandry, appropriate technology, architecture, social justice, and international development..
- Engineering Systems Dynamics Modelling, Simulation, and Design: Lagrangian and Bond Graph Methods, by Mehrzad Tabatabaian, British Columbia Institute of Technology (2022). License: CC BY-NC
“This open education resource presents effective system modeling methods, including Lagrangian and bond graph, and the application of a relevant engineering software tool, 20-sim. The content is designed for engineering students and professionals in the field to support their understanding and application of these methods for modeling, simulation, and design of engineering systems. The text also includes videos showing selected worked-out examples.”
- Programming Fundamentals: A Modular Structured Approach, 2nd Edition, by Dave Braunschweig and Kenneth Leroy Busbee, Harper College (2018). License: CC BY-NC-SA
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