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New and Noteworthy OER 02/22

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.

Biology

  • Experiences in Biodiversity Research: A Field Course, by Thea B. Gessler, Iowa State University Digital Press (2024). License: CC BY-NC
    “This handbook was developed to support the course, Experiences in Biodiversity Research. This course is intended to provide early undergraduates with experience in the practice of biodiversity research and to demystify the path to careers in this field.”

Business

  • Introduction to Financial Analysis  by Kenneth S. Bigel, Touro College (2022). License: CC BY
    “…a dynamic guide incorporating the essential skills needed to build a foundation in Financial Analysis. Students and readers will learn how to insightfully read a Financial Statement, utilize key financial ratios in order to derive forward-looking investment-related inferences from the accounting data, engage in elementary forecasting and modeling, master the theory of the Time Value of Money, and learn to price stocks and bonds in an environment in which interest rates constantly change. Ample problems and solutions, and review questions are provided to the student so that s/he can gauge his/her progress.”

Computer Systems

  • Workplace Software and Skills (2023). License: CC BY
    “Workplace Software and Skills is designed to flexibly support a range of courses covering computer literacy, Microsoft Office, and Google Suite applications. The textbook covers both hard and soft skills that are applicable to a broad range of academic majors and careers. Chapters combine studio learning and guided practice with scaffolded activities designed to reinforce a student’s ability to perform higher-order tasks independently.” 

Health Sciences & Health Services Administration

  • Legal Fundamentals of Healthcare Law, by Tiffany Jackman, University of West Florida (2024). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    “Healthcare, a field dedicated to the well-being of individuals and communities, operates within an intricate web of legal principles. Understanding these laws is not simply a professional necessity for doctors, nurses, administrators, and researchers; it’s also an ethical imperative for anyone who interacts with the healthcare system. This book is your compass, guiding you through the labyrinth of legal fundamentals that shape the landscape of healthcare.”

History

  • American Government, 3rd edition (audiobook), by Brian Barrick and Sarah Arya, Open Audio (2024). License: CC-BY-SA
    Audiobook productions of popular OpenStax textbooks, produced by Open Audio, are available on multiple streaming platforms, including YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts. These audiobook resources may be especially helpful for students with disabilities, auditory learners, working students, and students who speak English as a second language.
  • World History, Volume 1 (to 1500) (audiobook), by Brian Barrick and Sarah Arya, Open Audio (2024). License: CC-BY-SA
    Audiobook productions of popular OpenStax textbooks, produced by Open Audio, are available on multiple streaming platforms, including YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts. These audiobook resources may be especially helpful for students with disabilities, auditory learners, working students, and students who speak English as a second language.

Human Services

  • Treatment of Addictions, Individual and Group by Whatcom Community College. License: CC BY
    “This course covers evidenced based approaches and systems of care in individual and group addiction treatment. Systems of care, historical models, healthy system recovery, and new peer supports are explored. Case studies, and information about documentation, counseling approaches, and case management are offered.”

Mechanical Engineering Technology

  • Essential Fluids with MATLAB and Octave – Part 1 (theory) by P. Venkataraman (2024). License: CC BY
    “This book covers the requisite theory for the basic study of fluid mechanics at low speeds. This book is unique in that it integrates engineering computation using the popular technical software MATLAB, and the free counterpart Octave.  Programming is by example throughout the book.  Prior knowledge of programming is not necessary.  This book reviews prerequisite topics prior to teaching the subject matter.  This book introduces the physics of fluid mechanics based on first principles. It develops the mathematical relations and model of fluid flow so that problems can be defined and solved. […] The topics in this book are illustrated with examples, with most solved by computation. The premise of this book is that science and mathematical concepts are best understood through graphics; therefore, software illustrates solutions through graphical programming.  Students are taught and encouraged to explore solutions through graphics.”
  • Introductory Dynamics: 2D Kinematics and Kinetics of Point Masses and Rigid Bodies, by Peter G. Steeneken, Delft University of Technology (2024). License: CC BY 
    “Motion is all around us, the universe is full of moving matter and this motion is surprisingly predictable. The field of science and engineering that studies time-dependent motion in the presence of forces is called Dynamics. In this book we will introduce the core concepts in dynamics and provide a comprehensive toolset to predict and analyse planar 2D motion of point masses and rigid bodies. The material includes kinematic analysis, Newton’s laws, Euler’s laws, the equations of motion, work, energy, impulse and momentum. Vector-based methods are discussed for systematically solving essentially any problem in 2D dynamics. The book provides a bachelor level introduction for any science and engineering student that can serve as a basis for more advanced courses in dynamics.

Sociology

  • Introduction to Sociology, 3rd edition (audiobook), by Brian Barrick and Sarah Arya, Open Audio (2024). License: CC-BY-SA
    Audiobook productions of popular OpenStax textbooks, produced by Open Audio, are available on multiple streaming platforms, including YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts. These audiobook resources may be especially helpful for students with disabilities, auditory learners, working students, and students who speak English as a second language.

OER Team:
Cailean Cooney, Associate Professor, OER Librarian: ccooney@citytech.cuny.edu
Joshua Peach, Adjunct Reference & OER Librarian: jpeach@citytech.cuny.edu
Jo Thompson, Adjunct Reference & OER Librarian: jthompson@citytech.cuny.edu

New and Noteworthy OER 12/08

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

Business

  • 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.”

Chemistry

  • 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.”

English

History

  • 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

  • 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.”

OER Team:

Cailean Cooney, Associate Professor, OER Librarian: ccooney@citytech.cuny.edu
Joshua Peach, Adjunct Reference & OER Librarian: jpeach@citytech.cuny.edu
Jo Thompson, Adjunct Reference & OER Librarian: jthompson@citytech.cuny.edu

New and Noteworthy OER 11/16

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.

Anthropology

  • Reading Social Science Methods, by Ann Reisner, University of Illinois Library – Urbana (2023). License: CC BY-NC
    “Directed at introductory level social science and humanities majors, this textbook teaches the rules and limits of social science methods. Reisner starts from the assumption that it is not necessary to be able to do research to read and judge the soundness of research publications. The chapters guide students through an explicit set of rules for reading research articles developed from three common research methods: content analysis, survey research, and experimental method.”

Architectural Technology 

  •  Basic Concepts of Structural Design for Architecture Students, by Anahita Khodadadi (2023). License: CC BY-NC
    “This book aims to narrate fundamental concepts of structural design to architecture students such that they have minimum involvement with math problem-solving. Within this book, students learn about different types of loads, forces and vector addition, the concept of equilibrium, internal forces, geometrical and material properties of structural elements, and rules of thumb for estimating the proportion of some structural systems such as catenary cables and arches, trusses, and frame structures.”

Career & Technology Teacher Education

  • 25 Years of Ed Tech, by Martin Weller, Athabasca University Press (2020). License: CC BY-NC-ND
    “In this lively and approachable volume based on his popular blog series, Martin Weller demonstrates a rich history of innovation and effective implementation of ed tech across higher education. From Bulletin Board Systems to blockchain, Weller follows the trajectory of education by focusing each chapter on a technology, theory, or concept that has influenced each year since 1994. Calling for both caution and enthusiasm, Weller advocates for a critical and research-based approach to new technologies, particularly in light of disinformation, the impact of social media on politics, and data surveillance trends. A concise and necessary retrospective, this book will be valuable to educators, ed tech practitioners, and higher education administrators, as well as students.”

Chinese

  • Ting Yi Ting, by Sheree Willis & Yan Li, Open Language Resource Center, University of Kansas. License: CC BY-NC
    “An online guide that enables learners to hear and identify phonemic categories in Mandarin (including lexical tones) in a variety of phonetic contexts, and to associate those phonemes with Pinyin orthography. Includes extensive audio examples and computer-graded comprehension checks.”

Business

  • Strategic Project Management: A Practical Introduction for Human Resource Professionals, by Debra Patterson, ECampusOntario (2022). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    “Two skills sets, Human Resources and Project Management have never been as essential to the world of work than in today’s workforce. This Strategic Project Management for Human Resources text is designed to learn about Project Management from a Human Resources perspective. It describes the Project Management and Human Resources processes and applications, and the role the Project Manager and team in implementing these processes. The text is designed to help students understand and apply the knowledge and skills learned about projects and people.”
  • Teaching Apparel Production, by Sheri Deaton, University of Arkansas (2023). License: CC BY
    “This text was written to provide students and teacher candidates with an introductory understanding of the skills associated with teaching apparel production. The book is broken into units and chapters that focus on essential skills for constructing garments and, more specifically, teaching others how to construct apparel and apparel-related products.”

Communication Design 

  • Look At This!: An Introduction to Art Appreciation, by Asa Simon Mittman (2023). License: CC BY-NC
    “Book Description: Look At This! is designed to help you approach and appreciate the visual arts wherever you find them. It explains how artists use the visual elements of their work to create moods and effects, teaches you how to break down complex images into their parts, and gives an overview of major themes in art. The book is global, and covers art from prehistory to the present.”

Economics

  • Reading Social Science Methods, by Ann Reisner, University of Illinois Library – Urbana (2023). License: CC BY-NC
    “Directed at introductory level social science and humanities majors, this textbook teaches the rules and limits of social science methods. Reisner starts from the assumption that it is not necessary to be able to do research to read and judge the soundness of research publications. The chapters guide students through an explicit set of rules for reading research articles developed from three common research methods: content analysis, survey research, and experimental method.”

Electrical Engineering Technology

  • Introduction to Vacuum Technology, by David M. Hata, Elena V. Brewer, and Nancy J. Louwagie (2023). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    “This text […] addresses basic topics in vacuum technology for individuals tasked with maintaining vacuum systems and instructors teaching technician-level courses. The topics are carefully curated to the needs of technicians in a production environment and the types of vacuum systems used, and the accompanying laboratory manual and instructor’s guide support the delivery of lecture-laboratory courses. […] This book approaches vacuum systems from a pressure regime viewpoint, covering basic vacuum science, followed by the rough vacuum regime, including gas load, pumping mechanisms, pressure measurement, vacuum system construction, and basic troubleshooting concepts. The study of high vacuum systems follows and the same topics are revisited, and finally the topics of leak detection and residual gas analysis are discussed.”

Environmental Science

  • Introduction to Soil Science, by Amber Anderson, Iowa State University Digital Press (2023). License: CC BY
    “This textbook introduces readers to the basics of soil science, including the physical, chemical, and biological properties of soils; soil formation, classification, and global distribution; soil health, soils and humanity, and sustainable land management.”

History

  • Reading Social Science Methods, by Ann Reisner, University of Illinois Library – Urbana (2023). License: CC BY-NC
    “Directed at introductory level social science and humanities majors, this textbook teaches the rules and limits of social science methods. Reisner starts from the assumption that it is not necessary to be able to do research to read and judge the soundness of research publications. The chapters guide students through an explicit set of rules for reading research articles developed from three common research methods: content analysis, survey research, and experimental method.”

Human Services

  • Violence Against Women During Coronavirus: When Staying Home Isn’t Safe, by Naomi Pfitzner, Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Sandra Walklate, Silke Meyer, Marie Segrave, Springer Nature, 2023. License: CC BY
    “Drawing on empirical work situated within an international context, this book presents evidence alongside country specific case studies to provide a global exploration of how women’s insecurity increased during this global health crisis at the same as their access to support services reduced. It provides a timely analysis of the degree to which the pandemic and associated government restrictions impacted on women’s experiences of violence with particular attention to changes in its prevalence and severity, and in system and service responses to women’s help-seeking.”

Law & Paralegal Studies

  • Asylum Matters: On the Front Line of Administrative Decision-Making, by Laura Affolter, Palgrave (2021). License: CC BY
    “Asylum Matters is a rare feat, as it combines rich empirical material with valuable theoretical insights. Its carefully crafted arguments avoid the pitfalls of atomistic implementation research and convincingly present the social life of decision-making as learned and shared practices. Well-written and acces-sible, Laura Affolter’s socio-legal study reinvigorates the study of street-level bureaucracy and should be required reading for scholars interested in public administration and migration research alike.”
  • Open Source Law, Policy and Practice, 2nd edition, Amanda Brock (ed.), Oxford University Press (2022). License: CC BY-NC-ND
    “This book examines various policies, including the legal and commercial aspects of the Open Source phenomenon. Here, ‘Open Source’ is adopted as convenient shorthand for a collection of diverse users and communities, whose differences can be as great as their similarities. The common thread is their reliance on, and use of, law and legal mechanisms to govern the source code they write, use, and distribute.”

Mathematics

  • Introduction to Probability, by John R. Baxter, University of Minnesota (2023). License: CC BY-SA
    “This is an introduction to probability theory, designed for self-study. It covers the same topics as the one-semester introductory courses which I taught at the University of Minnesota, with some extra discussion for reading on your own. The reasons which underlie the rules of probability are emphasized. Probability theory is certainly useful. But how does it feel to study it? Well, like other areas of mathematics, probability theory contains elegant concepts, and it gives you a chance to exercise your ingenuity, which is often fun.”

Psychology

  • Reading Social Science Methods, by Ann Reisner, University of Illinois Library – Urbana (2023). License: CC BY-NC
    “Directed at introductory level social science and humanities majors, this textbook teaches the rules and limits of social science methods. Reisner starts from the assumption that it is not necessary to be able to do research to read and judge the soundness of research publications. The chapters guide students through an explicit set of rules for reading research articles developed from three common research methods: content analysis, survey research, and experimental method.”

Sociology

  • Reading Social Science Methods, by Ann Reisner, University of Illinois Library – Urbana (2023). License: CC BY-NC
    “Directed at introductory level social science and humanities majors, this textbook teaches the rules and limits of social science methods. Reisner starts from the assumption that it is not necessary to be able to do research to read and judge the soundness of research publications. The chapters guide students through an explicit set of rules for reading research articles developed from three common research methods: content analysis, survey research, and experimental method.”

OER Team
Cailean Cooney, Associate Professor, OER Librarian: ccooney@citytech.cuny.edu
Joshua Peach, Adjunct Reference & OER Librarian: jpeach@citytech.cuny.edu
Jo Thompson, Adjunct Reference & OER Librarian: jthompson@citytech.cuny.edu

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