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Strategies for Conducting Literary Research, 2e book cover

Strategies for Conducting Literary Research, 2e

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  44 H5P Activities    English

Subject(s): Literary studies: general, Research methods: general

Last updated: 01/12/2022

This book, built in PressBooks with financial support from the UCF Digital Learning Course Redesign Initiative, contains 14 chapters, each of which contains two to six pages about the process of literary research. Pages contain learning objectives, infographics, videos, examples, key takeaways, and exercises. The course contains numerous discussion areas and quizzes. It also contains a “foundational materials” assignment that provides a platform for student success with whatever research project their instructor assigns. The book is highly flexible and instructors may use all or any part of the book within their own webcourse.

College Physics book cover

College Physics

CC BY (Attribution)  18 H5P Activities    English (Canada)

Author(s): Paul Peter Urone, Roger Hinrichs

Subject(s): Physics, Educational: Physics

Institution(s): Rice University, SUNY Oswego, University of Sydney

Publisher: OpenStax and UCF Pressbooks

Last updated: 26/10/2022

College Physics is organized such that topics are introduced conceptually with a steady progression to precise definitions and analytical applications. The analytical aspect (problem solving) is tied back to the conceptual before moving on to another topic. Each introductory chapter, for example, opens with an engaging photograph relevant to the subject of the chapter and interesting applications that are easy for most students to visualize.

Affordable Instructional Materials – ID Handbook book cover

Affordable Instructional Materials – ID Handbook

CC BY-SA (Attribution ShareAlike)  2 H5P Activities    English

Subject(s): Educational strategies and policy, Higher education, tertiary education, Open learning, distance education

Institution(s): University of Central Florida

Publisher: UCF Pressbooks

Last updated: 28/09/2022

This handbook is designed to facilitate a dialogue between an instructional designer and the contents of AIM. You will likely begin with a topic of interest and be led through the resource in a (primitively) intuitive fashion until you arrive at your solution. Seeing this resource was designed from a workflow, the chapter structure is fluid, meaning there are multiple trajectories you might take through the materials, depending on the way you answer the embedded questions. 
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General Psychology

CC BY (Attribution)  603 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): OpenStax, Lumen Learning

Subject(s): Psychology

Last updated: 14/06/2022

Provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of psychology and understand how those concepts apply to their lives. A comprehensive coverage of core concepts is grounded in both classic studies and current and emerging research, including coverage of the DSM-5 in discussions of psychological disorders. Incorporates discussions that reflect the diversity within the discipline, as well as the diversity of cultures and communities across the globe.

The Grand Siècle in Movement: Negotiations, Circulations, Dynamics book cover

The Grand Siècle in Movement: Negotiations, Circulations, Dynamics

CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives)   English

Subject(s): Literature: history and criticism, French, New France: French Louisiana, French Colonial Empire, 1534–1763 (period of New France / Nouvelle-France), New France

Publisher: UCF Pressbooks

Last updated: 29/11/2021

Introduction to Philosophy book cover

Introduction to Philosophy

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Matthew Van Cleave, Paul Jurczak, Christopher Schneck, Douglas Sjoquist

Subject(s): Philosophy

Last updated: 02/10/2021

This eText was converted from the original [PDF] file to Pressbooks at the University of Central Florida by James Paradiso and Kylee Woodland so that content consumers would have an easier / more flexible way to retain, reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute according to the Creative Commons license (CC BY) assigned to this work. Cover design: Mireya Ramirez / CDL Graphics.

Astronomy book cover

Astronomy

CC BY (Attribution)   English (Canada)

Author(s): OpenStax

Last updated: 02/10/2021

"Astronomy" begins with relevant scientific fundamentals and progresses through an exploration of the solar system, stars, galaxies, and cosmology. The book builds student understanding through the use of relevant analogies, clear and non-technical explanations, and rich illustrations.
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University Physics Volume 2

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Samuel J. Ling, William Moebs, Jeff Sanny

Publisher: OpenStax

Last updated: 02/10/2021

University Physics is a three-volume collection that meets the scope and sequence requirements for two- and three-semester calculus-based physics courses. Volume 1 covers mechanics, sound, oscillations, and waves. Volume 2 covers thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, and Volume 3 covers optics and modern physics. This textbook emphasizes connections between theory and application, making physics concepts interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the mathematical rigor inherent in the subject. Frequent, strong examples focus on how to approach a problem, how to work with the equations, and how to check and generalize the result.

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U.S. History

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): P. Scott Corbett, Volker Janssen, John M. Lund, Todd Pfannestiel, Sylvie Waskiewicz, Paul Vickery

Subject(s): History of the Americas

Publisher: OpenStax

Last updated: 02/10/2021

U.S. History is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of most introductory courses. The text provides a balanced approach to U.S. history, considering the people, events, and ideas that have shaped the United States from both the top down (politics, economics, diplomacy) and bottom up (eyewitness accounts, lived experience). U.S. History covers key forces that form the American experience, with particular attention to issues of race, class, and gender.
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University Physics Volume 1

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): OpenStax

Last updated: 02/10/2021

University Physics Volume 1 is the first of a three book series that (together) covers a two- or three-semester calculus-based physics course. This text has been developed to meet the scope and sequence of most university physics courses (in terms of what Volume 1 is designed to deliver) and provides a foundation for a career in mathematics, science, or engineering. The book provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of physics and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and to the world around them.