As faculty, you assess textbooks against a set of criteria that reflects your long experience and knowledge of student needs. You do the same with Open Textbooks, but there are a few additional considerations.
American Government is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the single-semester American government course. This title includes innovative features designed to enhance student learning, including Insider Perspective features and a Get Connected Module that shows students how they can get engaged in the political process. The book provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of American government and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. American Government includes updated information on the 2016 presidential election.Senior Contributing AuthorsGlen Krutz (Content Lead), University of OklahomaSylvie Waskiewicz, PhD (Lead Editor)
These course modules are meant to accompany the OpenStax Anatomy & Physiology textbook. Included within each subunit are both Articulate Rise 360 exported raw Web and SCORM 1.2 ZIP files. These files are to be Imported into a Learning Management System. Each module contains text and images from the OpenStax book, original text, openly licensed images from various sources, formative activities, and links to videos on public websites. The modules are free to use as needed. If modification is desired, please contact the author, and I will send you the Rise 360 source file.
This open course with a new set of ancillary materials for OpenStax Chemistry was created under a Round Eleven Mini-Grant for Ancillary Materials Creation and Revision. The materials created in order to support faculty implementing OpenStax Psychology in the classroom include:
Along with these resources, the open course also contains a laboratory section with new instructional videos, a laboratory notebook and a sample notebook with responses, and experiments for each course.
This is a list of 175+ publically available astronomy labs, aligned with chapters from Astronomy by Fraknoi, Morrison, and Wolff (from OpenStax). Alignment determined by list curators, not the lab authors.Resource developed as part of Lane Community College's Astronomy OER project. Resource is not affiliated with OpenStax.Image modified from public domain image "Mount Saitn John Observatory" by Bernard Stagg.
This is a Introduction to microbiology course. The content of this module is syllabus as well as powerpoint slides presentation, using OpenStax Microbiology textbook. Content uploaded by Joanna Gray. All content created by Jaleh E. Jalili
Biology is designed for multi-semester biology courses for science majors. It is grounded on an evolutionary basis and includes exciting features that highlight careers in the biological sciences and everyday applications of the concepts at hand. To meet the needs of today’s instructors and students, some content has been strategically condensed while maintaining the overall scope and coverage of traditional texts for this course. Instructors can customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom. Biology also includes an innovative art program that incorporates critical thinking and clicker questions to help students understand—and apply—key concepts.
Biology 101 Vocabulary Quizlet Exercises, Modules 1-16
Module 1: Themes and Concepts of Biology, Process of Science
Module 2: Introduction to Chemistry
Module 3: Biological Macromolecules
Module 4: Cellular Structure and Function
Module 5: The Cell Membrane
Module 6: Energy and Metabolism
Module 7: Cellular Respiration and Fermentation
Module 8: Photosynthesis
Module 9: Somatic Cell Division, Reproductive Cell Division
Module 10: DNA Structure and Replication
Module 11: Gene Expression and Protein Synthesis
Module 12: Genes and Inheritance
Module 13: The Animal Body: Basic Form and Function
Module 14: The Human Digestive System
Module 15: The Human Circulatory and Respiratory Systems
Module 16: The Human Immune System
Based on OpenStax Concepts of Biology, 1st Ed.,
Students will draw out a multi-step process and add captions based on OpenStax Biology - Chapter 5 - Structure and Function of Plasma Membranes section 5.4 (bulk transport). This activity is authored by Sara Milillo, Director of Math and Science, Bay Path University.
Complete course available at MyOpenMath. Course ID:142672 . This work was supported in part by a Wright College grant to create ancillary materials to augment OER materials.
This is the curriculum for the asynchronous Calculus I course implemented for a ten-week semester and based on the courses, which the author taught in Summer 2020 and Summer 2021 at MassBay Community College.
This is a link to a folder that contains summaries for each of the chapters plus modified/updated powerpoints based on the provided powerpoints from OpenStax.
Cheat sheet on using the free planetarium software ‘Stellarium’ for instructors and students.