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.
"This course teaches students how to understand the rationality behind how organizations and their programs behave, and to be comfortable and analytical with a live organization. It thereby builds analytic skills for evaluating programs and projects, organizations, and environments. It draws on the literature of the sociology of organizations, political science, public administration, and historical experience-and is based on both developing-country and developed-country experience."
This is a review by Ginger Jones, of LSU Alexandria of Approaching Prose Fiction https://louis.oercommons.org/courses/approaching-prose-fiction This rubric was developed by BCcampus. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Arguments in Context is a comprehensive introduction to critical thinking that covers all the basics in student-friendly language. Intended for use in a semester-long course, the text features classroom-tested examples and exercises that have been chosen to emphasize the relevance and applicability of the subject to everyday life. Three themes are developed as the text proceeds from argument identification and analysis, to the standards and techniques of evaluation: (i) the importance of asking the right questions, (ii) the influence of biases, cognitive illusions, and other psychological factors, and (iii) the ways that social situations and structures can enhance and impoverish our thinking. On this last point, the text includes sustained discussion of disagreement, cooperative dialogue, testimony, trust, and social media. Overall, the text aims to equip readers with a set of tools for working through important decisions and disagreements, and to help them become more careful and active thinkers.
This is a review of Business Communication for Success: https://louis.oercommons.org/courses/basics-of-written-business-communication completed by David Stamps, Louisiana State University.
This guide is a helpful way of remembering the criteria you should consider when evaluating information: Currency, Authority, Relevance, Documentation, Information Type, and Objectivity. CARDIO.
Related lesson plans are also available for download and adaptation in the Guttman Community College OER collection in the CUNY Academic Works institutional repository. This goes along with the C.A.R.D.I.O. Evaluation Handout.
Written nursing care plans ensure that the nurse responsible for patient care at any time during the animal's stay in the practice is confident to manage and treat the patient, to talk to the owners and give accurate updates on their animal's care, and to feel that the best possible care has been given to the animal at all times. Care plans require skill to write and this is something that improves with practise.
This is a review of Chemistry 2e https://louis.oercommons.org/courses/openstax-2 completed by Yu Wang, University of Louisiana at LafayetteThis rubric was developed by BCcampus. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.The rubric allows reviewers to evaluate OER textbooks using a consistent set of criteria. Reviewers are encouraged to remix this rubric and add their review content within this tool. If you remix this rubric for an evaluation, please add the title to the evaluated content and link to it from your review.
“This is a review of Chemistry: https://louis.oercommons.org/courses/chemistry-6 completed by Yu Wang, University of Louisiana at LafayetteThis rubric was developed by BCcampus. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.The rubric allows reviewers to evaluate OER textbooks using a consistent set of criteria. Reviewers are encouraged to remix this rubric and add their review content within this tool. If you remix this rubric for an evaluation, please add the title to the evaluated content and link to it from your review.
This is a review of Child Growth and Development https://louis.oercommons.org/courses/child-growth-and-development completed by Bill McCown, Ph.D., the University of Louisiana at Monroe for Child Psychology CPSY 2313.
This is a review of Communication in the Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies by Casey Merrell a speech instructor at River Parishes Community College. The link to the book can be found here: https://louis.oercommons.org/courses/communication-in-the-real-world-an-introduction-to-communication-studies
This is a review of Core Concepts of Marketing: https://louis.oercommons.org/courses/core-concepts-of-marketing/view completed by Cassie Ditt, Assistant Professor of Marketing at McNeese State University.
Seminar provides an overview of quantitative and qualitative research methods in the social sciences. Topics covered include: hypothesis formulation and theory construction; data collection techniques (experimental, survey, and observational); ethical issues in research; and how to prepare a research proposal. Goal is to provide students with the methodological skills to evaluate existing studies and to select appropriate methods for use in their own research.
Course Review: Cultural and Literary Expressions in the 18th and 19th Centuries Reviewed by Joyce Cottonham, Southern University in Shreveport, LAhttps://legacy.saylor.org/engl203/Intro/
This is a review of Deutsch im Blick: https://louis.oercommons.org/courses/deutsch-im-blick completed by Caroline Huey, Associate Professor of Germanic Studies, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
This is a review of Lawrence, Amy. Echo and Narcissus: Women's Voices in Classical Hollywood Cinema. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1991 1991. http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/ft2x0nb1hx/https://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=1012746completed by Alyson Blythe, Assistant Professor of English/Humanities Coordinator at Fletcher Technical Community College.
This module – Educational Evaluation and Testing – is intended to enable you have the ability to understand the principles and concepts of the different types of educational evaluation. This is introduction course, and therefore, you will not be expected to become an expert in educational evaluation and testing. However, you will be able to understand the processes of evaluation, measurement and testing in a better a manner. You will be able to plan and conduct evaluation and testing on the basis of sound principles and practices. By the end of the module, you will be able to understand the interconnections between/among curriculum, goals, objectives, testing and evaluation. You will also have new perspective on how to use evaluation results.
In this lesson, students will create evaluation criteria that they can use to determine the quality of a source.
A diagnostic test is an objective method of deciding whether an animal has a disease, or not. Decisions made following diagnostic testing are usually dichotomous e.g. treat or do not treat the animal, therefore diagnostic tests are usually interpreted as dichotomous outcomes (diseased or non-diseased). In this case, if a diagnostic test is measuring a continuous outcome e.g. antibody titre then a cut-off for classifying animals as positive or negative must be selected. The figure below shows that whereever the cut-off is selected there is usually some overlap between results i.e. some diseased animals will have the same value as non-diseased animals and resulting in some false-positive and false-negative results.