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New and Noteworthy OER 11/06

New and Noteworthy is the City Tech Library OER Team’s weekly roundup of new and noteworthy OER. 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. 

Arts & Sciences

  1. Languages and Worldview, by Manon Allard-Kropp, University of Missouri–St. Louis (2020). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    “Asking and answering questions about what culture entails and examines the fundamental properties and intertwining nature of language and culture. This text explores linguistic relativity, lexical differences among languages and intercultural communication, including high and low contexts.”

  2. Data Analysis, by Paul Grinder, Okanagan College (2020). License: CC-BY
    “This resource covers the following learning objectives: explain the uses and misuses of statistics; demonstrate an understanding of mean, median, mode, range, quartiles, percentiles, standard deviation, the normal curve, z scores, sampling error, and confidence intervals; graphically present data in the form of frequency tables, line graphs, bar graphs, and stem and leaf plots; and design and conduct a statistics project, analyze the data and communicate your observations about the data. This textbook was written for Adult Basic Education (ABE) Advanced Level Mathematics.”

Professional Studies

  1. Oral Health Education Tool, by Dr. Maryam Sharifzadeh-Amin and Dr. Andrew Hoang, University of Alberta in Edmonton (2019). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    “This series of preventative dental care community health educational materials are openly licensed to encourage community reuse including adaptation. Oral diseases continue to disproportionately affect immigrant communities. There is a clear need for a culturally appropriate tool to enhance oral health literacy of recent immigrants. The objectives of this collaborative initiative were to develop an oral health educational tool and ensure its cultural appropriateness for newcomers.”

  2. Health Science Learning Objects library, Wisc-Online/Fox Valley Technical College. License: CC BY-NC
    “Wisc-Online is a digital library of learning objects created by technical college faculty and multimedia developers. Fox Valley Technical College oversees the operation of Wisc-Online with guidance from the Wisc-Online Advisory Council.”

Technology & Design

  1. Computer Networking : Principles, Protocols and Practice, by Olivier Bonaventure, Saylor Foundation (2011). License: CC-BY
    “This open textbook aims to fill the gap between the open-source implementations and the open-source network specifications by providing a detailed but pedagogical description of the key principles that guide the operation of the Internet.”

  2. First Semester in Numerical Analysis with Python, by Yaning Liu, Auraria Institutional Repository (2020). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    “The book is based on “First semester in Numerical Analysis with Julia”, written by Giray Ökten. The contents of the original book are retained, while all the algorithms are implemented in Python (Version 3.8.0). We hope this book will better serve readers who are interested in a first course in Numerical Analysis, but are more familiar with Python for the implementation of the algorithms.”

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

New and Noteworthy OER 10/16

New and Noteworthy is the City Tech Library OER Team’s weekly roundup of new and noteworthy OER. 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. 

Arts & Sciences

  1. OER: Curso de Escritura en Español by Emilia Illana-Mahiques and Alejandro Pérez Belda, University of Iowa (2020). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    This OER is designed for upper-level Spanish writing courses. The openly licensed website includes peer review training sessions, classroom activities, handouts to guide students’ writing processes, and peer review guidelines.

  2. Intermediate Microeconomics with Excel (Second Edition), by Humberto Barreto, DePaw University (2020). License: CC BY-SA
    “This book is based on the idea that there is a particular framework used by economists to interpret observed reality. This framework has been called the economic way of thinking, the economic approach, and the method of economics. This book is different from the many other books that attempt to teach microeconomics in three ways:
  • It explicitly applies the recipe of the economic approach in every example.
  • It uses concrete examples via Microsoft Excel in every application, which enables the reader to manipulate live graphs and learn numerical methods of optimization.
  • The majority of the content is in the Excel workbooks which the reader uses to create meaning.
    You learn by doing, not by reading.”


Professional Studies

  1. Business Communication for Success, University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing (2015). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    Business Communication for Success (BCS) provides a comprehensive, integrated approach to the study and application of written and oral business communication to serve both student and professor.”

  2. Health Education, by College of the Canyons, College of the Canyons (2018). License: CC BY
    “Readers will learn about the nature of health, health education, health promotion and related concepts. This will help to understand the social, psychological and physical components of health.”


Technology and Design

  1. Media, Society, Culture and You, by Mark Poepsel, Rebus Community (2018). License: CC BY
    Media, Society, Culture, and You is an approachable introductory Mass Communication text that covers major mass communication terms and concepts including “digital culture.” It discusses various media platforms and how they are evolving as Information and Communication Technologies change.”

  2. A Tale of Two Systems, by René Reitsma and Kevin Krueger, Oregon State University (2017). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    “This is the story of a web-based information system rebuild. The system in question is www.teachengineering.org, a digital library of K-12 engineering curriculum that was built from the ground up with established technology and which for 13 years enjoyed lasting support from its growing user community and its sponsors. These 13 years, however, cover the period during which smart phones and tablets became commonplace, during which the Internet of Things started replacing the Semantic Web, during which NoSQL databases made their way out of the research labs and into everyday development shops, during which we collectively started moving IT functions and services into ‘the cloud,’ and during which computing performance doubled a few times, yet again. In this monograph we provide a side-by-side of this rebuild.”


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

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