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New and Noteworthy OER 05/12

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 OER initiatives at City Tech.

Career and Technology Teacher Education

Chemistry

Communication Design

  • Sense-It!: Insights into Multisensory Design, by Lois Frankel, ECampus Ontario (2023). License: CC BY-NC-ND
    “This online book explores multisensory principles for engaged product design, ultimately improving user experiences and emotional responses to product interactions. Each chapter presents a step-by-step discussion of design principles for sensory themes that build toward the final multisensory design chapter.”

Construction Management and Civil Engineering Technology

  • NSCC Communication Skills for Trades, by NSCC, Nova Scotia Community College (2023). License: CC BY
    “Communication Skills is designed to guide college students in developing the vital communication skills that are necessary to succeed in the modern workplace. It is written in the reader-friendly style of a professional email between colleagues.”

Computer Systems Technology

History

  • World History: Volume 1: to 1500, by Ann Kordas, Ryan Lynch, Brooke Nelson, Julie Tatlock (2023). License: CC BY
    “World History, Volume 1: to 1500 is designed to meet the scope and sequence of a world history course to 1500 offered at both two-year and four-year institutions. Suitable for both majors and non majors World History, Volume 1: to 1500 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 1: to 1500 also includes the work of diverse and underrepresented scholars to ensure a full range of perspectives.”

Mathematics

  • Concepts in Statistics, by CUNY School of Professional Studies (2023). License: CC BY-SA.
    What you’ll learn to do: Describe various types of statistical studies and the types of conclusions that are appropriate. In statistical studies, the type of study design used and the details of the design are important in determining what kind of conclusions we may draw from the results. In particular, simply observing an association between two variables – say, smoking and cancer – does not guarantee that one variable causes the other. In this section, we will explore how the details of a study design play a crucial role in determining our ability to establish evidence of causation.”

Nursing

  • Leading Change in Health Systems: Strategies for RN-BSN Students, by Kathy Andresen and Charli Swanson (2023). License: CC BY
    “Leading Change in Health Systems: Strategies for RN-BSN Students is designed for practicing nurses pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. This book is focused on building upon previous knowledge, skills and attitudes Registered Nurses (RNs) related to leadership in healthcare systems. Readers will be able to apply the theoretical knowledge gained from this course in their clinical practice environment.”

  • Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Manual for Nursing and Allied Health, by Aylin Marz, Ganesan Kamatchi, and Joseph D’Silva (2020, updated 2023). License: CC BY
    A manual for an undergraduate-level Anatomy and Physiology course; chapter topics include The Integumentary System, Bone Tissue and the Skeletal System, The Cardiovascular System: Blood, and more. 

OER Team:

Cailean Cooney, Assistant 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 10/28

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 

  1. 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.”

  2. 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.”

  3. 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.”

  4. 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?”

  5. 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.

  6. 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. 


Professional Studies

  1. 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.”
  1. 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.”
  1. 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.”
  1. 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

  1. 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.”
  1. 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..
  1. 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.”
  1. Programming Fundamentals: A Modular Structured Approach, 2nd Edition, by Dave Braunschweig and Kenneth Leroy Busbee, Harper College (2018). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    “The original content for this book was created by Kenneth Leroy Busbee and written specifically for his course based on C++. The goal for this second edition is to make it programming-language neutral, so that it may serve as an introductory programming textbook for students using any of a variety of programming languages, including C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, Python, and Swift.”

Cailean Cooney, Assistant 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 09/28

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 

  1. Douglas College Human Anatomy & Physiology I (2nd ed.) by Douglas College Biology Department, BCCampus (2022). License: CC BY
    This is an adaptation of the OpenStax Anatomy & Physiology textbook, organized in three sections with subsequent units: levels of organization, nervous regulation and integration, and support and movement.
  1. Foundations of Chemical and Biological Engineering I by Jonathan Verrett, BCCampus (2020) License: CC BY-SA
    “This textbook will give you a good basic understanding of a number of chemical engineering concepts, which you can take with you as you progress in your engineering degree and career. This book covers the basics of process diagrams, reaction chemistry, phase equilibrium, energy balances, unsteady-state operations, process control, process economics and safety, and green engineering.”
  1. Introducción al estudio de las culturas hispánicas by University of Minnesota Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Minnesota. License: CC BY-NC
    “This book was edited for an upper-division writing-intensive course centered on major issues of culture in the context of the Spanish-speaking world. It is not a history of civilization, nor is it a survey of either Latin American or Peninsular literature. Rather, our objective here is to familiarize ourselves with the different issues central to the development of the Hispanic world as a cultural entity, and to practice analyzing and questioning received notions of culture in this context.”
  1. Introduction to Evolution & Human Behavior: An Anthropological and Comparative Approach by Shelly Volsche, Boise State University    (2022). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    An introductory text that takes a conversational tone about evolutionary anthropology. 
  1. Open Music Theory (v.2) by Mark Gotham, Kyle Gullings, Chelsey Hamm, Bryn Hughes, Brian Jarvis, Megan Lavengood, and John Peterson, Virtual Library of Virginia (2021). License: CC BY-SA
    “…intended to serve as the primary text and workbook for undergraduate music theory curricula. OMT2 has been designed inclusively. For us, this means broadening our topics beyond the standard harmony and atonal theory topics to include fundamentals, musical form, jazz, pop, and orchestration.”
  1. Para vivir con salud: leyendo la salud y la literatura by Kathryn Joy McKnight and Jill Kuhnheim (2022). License: CC BY-NC
    “We have developed this open access book for universities and colleges responding to the needs and interests of students preparing for careers in health or even seeking to add a “health track” to their majors or minors. Para vivir offers an introduction to reading different literary and cultural texts from the Spanish-speaking world with a thematic focus on health. It can be used as an alternative to the standard Introduction to Hispanic Literature course texts, as it also teaches techniques of close reading.”
  1. Social Cost Benefit Analysis and Economic Evaluation by Suzanne Bonner, The University of Queensland (2022). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    “This book provides detailed foundational tools to assess and evaluate the costs and benefits associated with public or private decision making through a cost-benefit analysis (CBA). This book is targeted at students with preliminary foundations in economics.”
  1. Student Companion for Mathematical Economics by J. Zachary Klingensmith, Penn State. License: CC BY-NC-SA
    Practice problems in matrix algebra, univariate calculus, and multivariate calculus and constrained optimization. 

Professional Studies

  1. Dress, Appearance, and Diversity in U.S. Society, by Kelly L. Reddy-Best (2020). License: CC BY
    “This book introduces topics about identity, dress, and the body. Through the content, readers explore how individuals and communities use dress as a way to communicate (i.e. “negotiate” in fashion studies) their various identities.”

  2. The Fundamentals of Healthcare Administration: Navigating Challenges and Coordinating Care, by Deanna L. Howe, Andrea L. Dozier, and Sheree O. Dickenson (2021). License: CC BY-SA
    “This book is written for those interested in acquiring a thorough knowledge base relative to the intricacies of the organizational theories, customs, and insights significant to the management of health service organizations.”

  3. Game Based and Adaptive Learning Strategies, by Carrie Lewis Miller, Odbayar Batsaikhan, and Elizabeth Pluskwik, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (2022). License: CC BY-NC
    “This book is designed to accompany a graduate-level instructional design course: Game-Based and Adaptive Learning, but could also be used for undergraduate teacher education or instructional design courses.”
  1. Nursing: Mental Health and Community Concepts, by Chippewa Valley Technical College. License: CC BY
    “This textbook is an open educational resource with CC-BY licensing developed specifically for prelicensure nursing students. […] Content is based on the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) statewide nursing curriculum for the Nursing Mental Health and Community Concepts course (543-110), the NCLEX-RN Test Plan, and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Education Council’s Crosswalk Toolkit: Defining and Using Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Skills in Undergraduate Nursing Education.”

Technology & Design

  1. Audio Production Course Manual, by Mark J. Lindquist, Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project (2022). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    “This course is designed to help beginners get a feel for what audio production is, while also helping more advanced students expand their own production skills.”

  2. Building Information Modeling using Revit for Architects and Engineers, by Atefe Makhmalbaf, Mavs Open Press (2022). License: CC BY
    “This book offers a web-based multimedia platform to enable students in Architecture, Civil Engineering, and Construction Engineering to learn fundamentals of BIM using Revit and be able to create building architectural, mechanical and structural models, develop construction documentation and analyze building performance.”
  1. Cut/Copy/Paste: Fragments from the History of Bookwork, by Whitney Trettien, Minnesota (2022). License: CC BY-NC-ND
    “In Cut/Copy/Paste, Whitney Trettien journeys to the fringes of the London print trade to uncover makerspaces and collaboratories where paper media were cut up and reassembled into radical, bespoke publications. Bringing these long-forgotten objects back to life through hand-curated digital resources, Trettien shows how early experimental book hacks speak to the contemporary conditions of digital scholarship and publishing.”
  1. Introduction to Engineering Thermodynamics, by Claire Yu Yan,  BCcampus (2022). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    “The book is most suitable for a one-term, introductory engineering thermodynamics course at the undergraduate level. It may also be used for self-learning of fundamental concepts of classical thermodynamics.”

  2. Tutorials of Visual Graphic Communication Programs for Interior Design, Volume 2, Yongyeon Cho, Iowa State University (2022). License: CC BY-NC
    “This book is for advanced-level architecture and interior design students who have in-depth knowledge and skills with computer-aided visualization software. The author developed a total of twenty-two chapters to teach practical graphic presentation techniques for architectural presentations.”

City Tech O.E.R. team
Cailean Cooney, Assistant 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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