Introduction to Ecology is an open course remix of the OpenStax Biology open textbook. The remix includes a modular revision of parts of the text with supplemental questions added.
This course uses the basic principles of biology and earth science as a context for understanding environmental policies and resource management practices. Our planet is facing unprecedented environmental challenges, from oil spills to global climate change. In ENSC 1000, you will learn about the science behind these problems; preparing you to make an informed, invaluable contribution to Earth’s future. I hope that each of you is engaged by the material presented and participates fully in the search for, acquisition of, and sharing of information within our class.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Population Ecology
Chapter 3: Human Demography
Chapter 4: Non-Renewable Energy
Chapter 5: Alternative Energy
Chapter 6: Air Pollution
Chapter 7: Climate Change
Chapter 8: Water
Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/introduction-to-environmental-science-2nd-edition
This open course for Introduction to Human Development is an adaptation of PsychologyWiki materials and was created under a Round Nine Textbook Transformation Grant.
In our transformation of PSYC 2103 Human Development we decided to divide the content into three units.
Unit 1: Overview, History and Biological Beginnings
Unit 2: Early Childhood to Adolescence
Unit 3: Young Adulthood to Death
Each unit includes:
Things to consider: questions students should be thinking about while engaging with the content
Readings from a variety of open text books
Supplemental readings and videos
If you have questions or would like access to the question/test bank please contact either
Elizabeth Dose, firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie Bridges, email@example.com
This set of lecture materials, laboratory notes, and activities are ancillary materials created for use with OpenStax Microbiology. The materials were created under a Round Nine Textbook Transformation Grant.
Topics covered include:
Biochemistry of the Bacterial Genome
This textbook is a comprehensive lab manual for the core curriculum Introductory Geosciences classes with both informational content and laboratory exercises. Topics include basic laws and theories in Geology, the Earth's interior and plate tectonics, water and climate change, igneous rocks and volcanoes, and earthquakes.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Physical Geology
Chapter 2: Earth's Interior
Chapter 3: Topographic Maps
Chapter 4: Plate Tectonics
Chapter 5: Water
Chapter 6: Climate Change
Chapter 7: Matter and Minerals
Chapter 8: Igneous Rocks
Chapter 9: Volcanoes
Chapter 10: Sedimentary Rocks
Chapter 11: Metamorphic Rocks
Chapter 12: Crustal DeformatIon
Chapter 13: Earthquakes
Chapter 14: PhysIographic Provinces
Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/laboratory-manual-for-introductory-geology
A collection of free and open primary texts in digital formats for the study of early world literature in English translation. Multiple English translations are provided for comparison and study, as well as open secondary and supplemental resources.
Included are open-source reading materials, learning objectives, suggested readings and resources, and activities organized into content modules for undergraduate Foundations of Education courses. The specific course included here is EDUC 2110: Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education.
The following open course for Organismal Biology was created under an Affordable Learning Georgia Textbook Transformation Grant:
Included are four units containing a comprehensive set of learning modules with outcomes listed:
Growth and Reproduction
Chemical and Electrical Signals
Nutrition, Transport, and Homeostasis
This open course for Plants, Society, and the Environment was created under a Round Six ALG Textbook Transformation Grant. Topics include cell structure, photosynthesis, taxonomy, biomes, domestication, agriculture, and medicine.
This lab manual was created for BIOL 1108, Principles of Biology II, through an ALG Textbook Transformation Grant.
This lab manual was created for BIOL 1107, Principles of Biology I, through an ALG Textbook Transformation Grant.
Principles of Chemistry I & II are LibGuides-based Open Courses with original lecture notes, chapter checklists, and original videos created by Georgia Highlands College faculty. The courses supplement the OpenStax Chemistry open textbook. The courses were created using a Round Nine Textbook Transformation Grant. The courses also contain a supplementary laboratory experiments list and set of video guides.
The University of North Georgia Press and Affordable Learning Georgia bring you Accounting I. Well-written and straightforward, Principles of Financial Accounting is a needed contribution to open source pedagogy in the business education world. Written in order to directly meet the needs of her students, this textbook developed from Dr. Christine Jonick’s years of teaching and commitment to effective pedagogy.
Various file formats available here: https://oer.galileo.usg.edu/business-textbooks/7/
The University of North Georgia Press and Affordable Learning Georgia bring you Principles of Managerial Accounting. Well-written and straightforward, Principles of Managerial Accounting is a needed contribution to open source pedagogy in the business education world. Written in order to directly meet the needs of her students, this textbook developed from Dr. Jonick’s years of teaching and commitment to effective pedagogy.
This set of study guides and homework materials was created for Principles of Physics II under a Round Six ALG Textbook Transformation Grant.
This set of study guides and homework materials was created for Principles of Physics I under a Round Six ALG Textbook Transformation Grant.
The purpose of this project was to create a set of ancillary materials for the open textbook Research Methods in Psychology, a textbook intended to be used for psychology research methods courses. At the start of this grant, the textbook was available through the University of Minnesota’s Open Textbook Library (open.lib.umn.edu/psychologyresearchmethods/) and could be found in most open material repositories. Since this grant was proposed, however, a more recent version of the text has been released by Price, Jhangiani, Chiang, Leighton, and Cuttler (https://opentext.wsu.edu/carriecuttler/). The resources developed for this grant can be used for the new edition of the text, although they were written for the earlier version.
This text is a transformation of Writing for Success, a text adapted by The Saylor Foundation under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License without attribution as requested by the work’s original creator or licensee.
Understanding Music: Past and Present is an open Music Appreciation textbook co-authored by music faculty across Georgia. The text covers the fundamentals of music and the physics of sound, an exploration of music from the Middle Ages to the present day, and a final chapter on popular music in the United States.
Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/understanding-music-past-and-present
This set of problems for Linear Algebra in the open-source WeBWorK mathematics platform was created under a Round Eleven Mini-Grant for Ancillary Materials Creation. The problems were created for an implementation of the CC-BY Lyrix open textbook A First Course in Linear Algebra. Also included as an additional file are the selected and modified Lyryx Class Notes for the textbook.
Topics covered include:
Matrix of a Transformation
Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors