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Read more about Basic Urdu

Basic Urdu

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Ranjan

Publisher: Michigan State University

License: CC BY

Basic Urdu is a theme-based, interactive open-source online textbook for the true novice learners of the Urdu language. The book uses mixed pedagogical approaches to language teaching to match diverse teaching and learning styles. It aims to help learners achieve intermediate low to mid-proficiency levels set by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

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Basic Khmer

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Sok

Publisher: Michigan State University

License: CC BY

This online interactive theme-based open textbook is for beginner learners of the Khmer language. This book aims to provide a practical introduction to speaking, listening, and reading. By the end of this course, students will be at the B1 level of the Common Framework for Language and at the low intermediate level on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) proficiency scales. Basic Khmer is funded by the Open Educational Resources Program at Michigan State University.

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Read more about Foundational Sight Singing

Foundational Sight Singing

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Stewart

Publisher: TRAILS

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Sight reading music can be a daunting endeavor for aspiring, and even experienced, musicians. Foundational Sight Singing was created to provide a systematic approach to learn to read, hear and perform music. The ordered presentation of both melodies and rhythms in this text helps students develop accuracy and fluency in sight singing which is a fundamental skill for all musicians. It is a text for developing proficiency in reading and sight singing that can be used in a variety of contexts from individual practice to choral or instrumental ensemble rehearsals to college ear training courses. Multiple exercises are provided for drilling and practice at each level throughout the text to grow the students’ fluency and proficiency in reading and performing pitch and rhythm. This text will help students build a solid foundation upon which they can establish mastery.

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Read more about Writing as Inquiry: A Guide to WR 121 at the University of Oregon

Writing as Inquiry: A Guide to WR 121 at the University of Oregon

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Clevinger and Rust

Publisher: University of Oregon Libraries

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Welcome to our creative commons OER (open educational resource) for Writing 121 at the University of Oregon. This resource is designed for students to be a zero-cost, high-quality guide to academic writing, with the goal of preparing you for success in college and beyond.

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Read more about A People’s History of Structural Racism in Academia: From A(dministration of Justice) to Z(oology)

A People’s History of Structural Racism in Academia: From A(dministration of Justice) to Z(oology)

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Rahman, Sunder, and Jackson

Publisher: Susan Rahman

License: CC BY

The contents of this book were developed under an Open Textbooks Pilot grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), U.S. Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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Read more about An Introduction to Logic: From Everyday Life to Formal Systems

An Introduction to Logic: From Everyday Life to Formal Systems

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributors: Mosley and Baltazar

Publisher: Smith College Open Educational Resources: Textbooks

License: CC BY-NC-SA

An introduction to the discipline of logic covering subjects from the structures of arguments, classical and modern logic, categorical and inductive inferences, to informal fallacies.

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Read more about Elementary New Testament Greek

Elementary New Testament Greek

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Ewald

Publisher: Seattle Pacific University Library

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This open-access textbook helps students learn to read New Testament Greek at the elementary level. It includes clear, concise explanations of grammar and syntax, helpful examples, and essential vocabulary, with no assumption of previous language study, and it does not require accents for most forms. At the end of each of its twenty chapters, students will find short Greek-language episodes from the life of a fictional early Christian family of Jewish ancestry, short readings from the Greek New Testament and Septuagint, and review/homework exercises that can help reinforce new concepts and vocabulary. This book can help students prepare to read Nijay Gupta and Jonah Sandford’s Intermediate Greek Reader: Galatians and Related Texts, also available as an open-access textbook.

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Read more about The Path to Funding: The Artist’s Guide to Building Your Audience, Generating Income, and Realizing Career Sustainability

The Path to Funding: The Artist’s Guide to Building Your Audience, Generating Income, and Realizing Career Sustainability

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Forshee, Manceor, and McGinness

Publisher: The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University

License: CC BY

Based on coursework developed at Peabody Conservatory, this book breaks down the process of developing an artist mission statement, generating new ideas for creative projects, and creating an engaging project description. It also covers methods for artists to identify their audience, generate a comprehensive project budget, collect compelling work samples, and identify potential funders to support their creative work. Written by a team of active artists and educators, this resource provides creatives with tools and strategies to communicate passionately and effectively about their work and take control of their financial and artistic future.

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Read more about Introduction to Philosophy

Introduction to Philosophy

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Smith, Browne, and Conkling

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY

Designed to meet the scope and sequence of your course, Introduction to Philosophy surveys logic, metaphysics, epistemology, theories of value, and history of philosophy thematically. To provide a strong foundation in global philosophical discourse, diverse primary sources and examples are central to the design, and the text emphasizes engaged reading, critical thinking, research, and analytical skill-building through guided activities.

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Read more about People Learning and Development

People Learning and Development

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributor: Affleck

Publisher: Kwantlen Polytechnic University

License: CC BY-NC

Are you interested in the topic of people learning and development or are tasked to implement learning and training opportunities in your workplace? We invite you to use this resource full of information and tools to help support people and organizations in their learning journey.

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