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Read more about A Dam Good Argument - 1st Edition

A Dam Good Argument - 1st Edition

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Delf, Drummond, and Kelly

Publisher: Oregon State University

License: CC BY

Arguments are all around us. Everywhere we look, someone is trying to get our attention, change our minds, or sell us something. Learning about how persuasion works will make you a more thoughtful and skeptical consumer of all that content, so that you can come to your own conclusions and recognize the underlying assumptions that inform those attempts to persuade you. This book is about analyzing others' arguments and crafting your own. The rhetorical choices that you make as a writer–from evidence to structure to tone–impact how your audience will receive your ideas. Using those tools effectively will help your voice be heard.

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Read more about Intersections of Open Educational Resources and Information Literacy

Intersections of Open Educational Resources and Information Literacy

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Cullen and Dill

Publisher: Association of College and Research Libraries

License: CC BY-NC-SA

"The present volume is timely not only because it models creative and effective strategies to advance both open education and information literacy, but especially because it poses critical questions and urges practitioners to go well beyond questions of access to and the use of information. It demands reflection on what is being accessed (and what is not), who is gaining access (and who is not), who is providing access (and who is not), and what the goal is of this access (and what lies beyond access)."—from the Foreword by Rajiv S. Jhangiani Information literacy skills are key when finding, using, adapting, and producing open educational resources (OER). Educators who wish to include OER for their students need to be able to find these resources and use them according to their permissions. When open pedagogical methods are employed, students need to be able to use information literacy skills as they compile, reuse, and create open resources. Intersections of Open Educational Resources and Information Literacy captures current open education and information literacy theory and practice and provides inspiration for the future. Chapters include practical applications, theoretical musings, literature reviews, and case studies and discuss social justice issues, collaboration, open pedagogy, training, and advocacy. The book is divided into six parts:

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Read more about How History is Made: A Student’s Guide to Reading, Writing, and Thinking in the Discipline

How History is Made: A Student’s Guide to Reading, Writing, and Thinking in the Discipline

Contributors: Cole, Breuer, and Palmer

Publisher: Mavs Open Press

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Learn what it means to think like an historian! Units on “Thinking Historically,” “Reading Historically,” “Researching Historically,” and “Writing Historically” describe the essential skills of the discipline of history. “Performing Historically” offers advice on presenting research findings and describes some careers open to those with an academic training in history.

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Read more about Open Music Theory - Version 2

Open Music Theory - Version 2

Contributors: Gotham, Gullings, and Hamm

Publisher: Oklahoma State University

License: CC BY-SA

Open Music Theory Version 2 (OMT2) is an open educational resource intended to serve as the primary text and workbook for undergraduate music theory curricula. As an open and natively-online resource, OMT2 is substantially different from other commercially-published music theory textbooks, though it still provides the same content that teachers expect from a music theory text.

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Read more about Resultados Científicos de la Investigación Multidisciplinaria desde la Perspectiva Ética

Resultados Científicos de la Investigación Multidisciplinaria desde la Perspectiva Ética

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Arroyo, David, and Bone

Publisher: Editorial Grupo AEA

License: CC BY-NC-SA

El presente manuscrito es resultado de investigaciones multidisciplinarias bajo diferentes perspectivas científicas-académicas, mediante la confrontación de criterios de diferentes autores bajo un enfoque descriptivo que señala la importancia de ética en varios escenarios actuales como son la discriminación del trabajo dentro del caso de estudio en Santo Domingo, se resalta la importancia de los principios éticos en los negocios globales, se analiza la perspectiva ética de la publicad en empresas ecuatorianas bajo un enfoque de responsabilidad social, se aborda temáticas como la ética laboral desde la perspectiva de un mercado cambiante, al igual que la ética en organizaciones sociales y por último se abordan el tema el impacto del comportamiento de los individuos dentro de las organizaciones empresariales. Estos estudios se realizan desde una mirada científica y se la acerca a la realidad ecuatoriana.

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Read more about Learning from Arguments: An Introduction to Philosophy

Learning from Arguments: An Introduction to Philosophy

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Korman

Publisher: PhilPapers Foundation

License: CC BY-NC

Learning from Arguments is a novel approach to teaching Introduction to Philosophy. It advances accessible versions of key philosophical arguments, in a form that students can emulate in their own writing, and with the primary aim of cultivating an understanding of the dynamics of philosophical argumentation.

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Read more about American Literatures Prior to 1865

American Literatures Prior to 1865

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Peterson

Publisher: University of Missouri - St. Louis

License: CC BY-SA

This work was created as part of the University Libraries’ Open Educational Resources Initiative at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

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Read more about Compact Anthology of World Literature II

Compact Anthology of World Literature II

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Turlington, Horton, and Getty

Publisher: University System of Georgia

License: CC BY-SA

The Compact Anthology of World Literature, Parts 4, 5, and 6 is designed as an e-book to be accessible on a variety of devices: smart phone, tablet, e-reader, laptop, or desktop computer. Students have reported ease of accessibility and readability on all these devices.

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Read more about Para vivir con salud

Para vivir con salud

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: McKnight and Kuhnheim

Publisher: Kathryn Joy McKnight and Jill Kuhnheim

License: CC BY-NC

We are asking anyone who adopts this webbook or uses portions of it in their teaching to please let us know at this link (click here).

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Read more about Where Does Art Come From?

Where Does Art Come From?

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: McCurdy

Publisher: Mavs Open Press

License: CC BY

Contributors to this open textbook offer relatable descriptions, details, and contexts of artworks from around the world, which have often been relegated to the peripheries of art and social history. Art traditions from Africa, Oceania, South and Southeast Asia, Islamicate regions, East Asia, and the indigenous Americas (before colonization) are prioritized to challenge the long-held view that “real art” only comes from the West. Introductory discussions of the history of art history and geographic conventions set the stage for considering the larger question, “where does art come from,” and other questions such as, “why haven’t I heard much about art from Africa, Oceania, etc.?” This book takes a pluralistic approach, forefronting diversity and interconnectedness. Scholars and students collaborated to produce this book. Student contributions will continue to improve the text and interactivity as it evolves. A scavenger hunt of student-made “easter eggs” builds a thread of engagement and humor throughout the book. Make sure to find them all!

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