New and Noteworthy is the City Tech Library OER Team’s monthly roundup of new and noteworthy open educational resources. We try to include at least one OER 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 OER to share with our colleagues or would like more information about open educational resources initiatives at City Tech.

African American Studies


  • Introduction to Marketing Instructor Course Pack, by Scott van Dyk, Coast Mountain College (2022). License: CC BY
    “Introduction to Marketing is a first-year course covering the fundamental topics of marketing including (but not limited to) marketing principles, market research, consumer behaviour, customer satisfaction, branding, advertising, supply chain management, marketing plans and international marketing. The course has been developed to be delivered in an online, facilitated format that is asynchronous. The course material references the open textbook Principles of Marketing and is intended to provide educators with guidance on how to both manage your time and present the content. The course includes assignment ideas and rubrics that can be used throughout the course. The activities in this course require the instructor to spend time with small groups of students regularly providing feedback for their assignments and reviewing work. The course is application based and requires students to develop and use problem solving skills.”


  • Organic Chemistry – A Tenth Edition, by John E. McMurry, OpenStax (2023). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    “In Organic Chemistry: A Tenth Edition from OpenStax, McMurry continues this tradition while updating scientific discoveries, highlighting new applications, scrutinizing every piece of art, and providing example problems to assist students. Organic Chemistry: A Tenth Edition continues to meet the scope and sequence of a two-semester organic chemistry course that follows a functional group approach. A highlighted list of changes along with a detailed table of contents and ancillary descriptions can be found on the Instructor and Student resources sections of this page.”



  • World History, Volume 2, by Ann Kordas, Ryan J. Lynch, Brooke Nelson, and Julie Tatlock, OpenStax (2023). License: CC BY
    “World History, Volume 2: from 1400 is designed to meet the scope and sequence of a world history course from 1400 offered at both two-year and four-year institutions. Suitable for both majors and non majors World History, Volume 2: from 1400 introduces students to a global perspective of history couched in an engaging narrative. Concepts and assessments help students think critically about the issues they encounter so they can broaden their perspective of global history. A special effort has been made to introduce and juxtapose people’s experiences of history for a rich and nuanced discussion. Primary source material represents the cultures being discussed from a firsthand perspective whenever possible. World History, Volume 2: from 1400 also includes the work of diverse and underrepresented scholars to ensure a full range of perspectives.”

Hospitality Management

  • Human Resources in the Food Service and Hospitality Industry, The BC Cook Articulation Committee, BCcampus (2015). License: CC BY
    “Human Resources in the Food Services and Hospitality Industry is one of a series of Culinary Arts open textbooks developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s food service and hospitality industry. Although created with the Professional Cook, Baker, and Meatcutter programs in mind, these have been designed as a modular series, and therefore can be used to support a wide variety of programs that offer training in food service skills.”
  • Meat Cutting and Processing for Food Service, The BC Cook Articulation Committee, BCcampus (2015). License: CC BY
    “This book is intended to give students a basic understanding of the various types of meat and poultry used in the food service industry, and how the terminology used by retail, wholesale, and food service customers varies. Meat cutting for restaurants and hotels differs slightly from meat cutting for retail. Restaurants and hotels sometimes use names of cuts on menus that are common in the kitchen vernacular or in other jurisdictions like Europe or the United States, while retail meat cutters are bound by Canadian regulations regarding labeling and marketing of meat products to consumers for retail.”


  • Nursing Advanced Skills, by Open RN Project, Chippewa Valley Technical College (2023). License: CC BY
    “This textbook is an open educational resource with CC-BY licensing developed specifically for prelicensure nursing students. The e-book and downloadable versions are free. Affordable print versions are published in collaboration with XanEdu and available on Amazon and in college bookstores. Content is based on the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) statewide nursing curriculum for the Nursing Advanced Skills course (543-112) and the NCLEX-RN Test Plan. 1 Content includes advanced skills for registered nurses, such as intravenous infusion, blood product administration, management of central lines and chest tube systems, basic electrocardiogram interpretation, and nasogastric/feeding tube insertion, and builds on basic nursing skills discussed in the Open RN Nursing Skills OER textbook.”

Radiologic Technology & Medical Imaging

  • Localization & Treatment Procedures in Radiation Therapy, by Jared Stiles, University of Iowa (2023). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    “Book Description: Localization and Treatment Procedures in Radiation Therapy provides an overview of patient simulation, treatment planning, and treatment delivery. The goal of the book is to educate learners on conventional and modern simulation procedures, treatment planning fundamentals and considerations, and treatment delivery techniques and technologies in an ever-evolving field. The content is designed for radiation therapy students, professionals, and all communities of interest.”

Open Education

  • The Open Pedagogy Student Toolkit, by Jamie Witman, The Open Education Network (2023). License: CC BY
    “This toolkit is intended as a guide for students who are engaging in open pedagogy. The toolkit defines open pedagogy, the benefits of open pedagogy, and the rights and responsibilities that come with being a student creator. Instructors may wish to use this toolkit as a resource to scaffold conversations about open pedagogy with their students and to appropriately prepare them for working in the open.”

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Cailean Cooney, Associate Professor, OER Librarian:
Joshua Peach, Adjunct Reference & OER Librarian:
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