This is a quick guide to help students differenciate the terms APR and APY. There are formulas presented to help students calculate APY given certain parameters of investments. The guide also presents formulas to allow students to calculate APY outside of the traditional one year examples.
The first published account of the theorizing that was involved in the development of John M. Keller’s ARCS model is contained in a 1979 publication entitled Motivation and Instructional Design: A Theoretical Perspective. At that early stage, Keller explains his working definition, “motivation is generally defined as that which accounts for the arousal, direction, and sustenance of behavior” (Keller, 1979, p. 29). The emergence of Keller’s model was heavily influenced by a research into a variety of underlying motivational constructs. The theoretical alignment of the original ARCS model is covered more in-depth in the theoretical alignment section. The ARCS model has an official website. This textbook explores the ARCS model.
Activity Sheet: This document provides an overview of how online education helps remove common barriers to accessing education, such as geographical restrictions, disabilities, scheduling conflicts, social stigma, and financial constraints. It uses simple icons and explanations to illustrate how the flexibility and accessibility of online learning platforms can expand educational opportunities to a broader range of students. This would be a useful resource for those exploring online education options, comparing modalities, or looking to increase enrollment through distance learning programs.
This lab manual was written for Anatomy & Physiology 2, a 200-level A&P course, at River Valley Community College. The course uses the OpenStax A&P textbook. The manual is intended to complement any text but does derive a good deal of its content from the OpenStax A&P textbook.
This manual is a guide for anatomy and physiology laboratory exercises. It includes dissection guidance with detailed images; instructions for physiology experiments including foundational content; and gross anatomy study guides for six body systems. Videos and tutorial links provide additional support.
This resource is a template for creating and curating OER ancillary materials. This template was designed for the OER Advanced Skills series in June 2023.
This module is designed to foster an understanding of audience and purpose for writing. You will also learn to use the RAFT writing strategy to plan an appropriate style according to audience and purpose.
This course is the introduction to the ... Biology is designed for multi-semester biology courses for science majors. It is grounded on an evolutionary basis and includes exciting features that highlight careers in the biological sciences and everyday applications of the concepts at hand. To meet the needs of today’s instructors and students, some content has been strategically condensed while maintaining the overall scope and coverage of traditional texts for this course. Instructors can customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom. Biology also includes an innovative art program that incorporates critical thinking and clicker questions to help students understand—and apply—key concepts.
Computer Science courses (COSC) have become a popular area of study from K-12 to higher education levels (i.e., community colleges and four-year institutions). For the past years, different educational approaches have been proposed to disseminate concepts in these areas (traditionally through books and online platforms such as wikis, websites, forums). Although there are several resources available to assist a student in learning tricks or "how-to" for specific items, some of them lack curricular guidance to lead to a constructivist learning approach.
Some of the other available resources rely on a strong mathematical background, which many potential computer science students might not have, discouraging students from pursuing a computer science or programming field, particularly from a K-12 environment and community colleges.
This project comprises two courses: Programming Fundamentals I, a.k.a., CS 1 (THECB: COSC 1436) and Programming Fundamentals II, a.k.a., CS 2 (THECB: COSC 1437). Additionally, we present modules on cybersecurity and data analytics to these two courses, two emerging areas in computing-related to these courses that are highly applicable in today's industry needs.
Although the COSC courses do not appear in the 2017-2019 THECB Most Transfer List, many institutions, including high schools and postsecondary schools, have adopted COSC 1436 and 1437, their core highly demanded courses. Furthermore, different independent school districts have a strong partnership with community colleges and four-year institutions, increasing the number of COSC 1436 and COSC 1437 sections across Texas. Therefore, we anticipate creating an OER that might have a significant impact in the next years.
The goal of this adapted version of BC Campus's Accessibility Toolkit - 2nd Edition is to provide resources for each content creator, instructional designer, educational technologist, librarian, administrator, and teaching assistant to create truly open textbooks and online academic experiences—ones that are free and accessible for all students. The original source was a collaboration between BCcampus, Camosun College, and CAPER-BC.
The Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) is a research and development group based in Stanford’s Graduate School of Education. In 2014, we set out to develop short assessments to gauge young people’s ability to evaluate online content. Our work was supported by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and the Silver Giving Foundation.
Specifically, we sought to measure Civic Online Reasoning — the ability to effectively search for, evaluate, and verify social and political information online. We use this term to highlight the civic aims of this work. The ability to evaluate online content has become a prerequisite for thoughtful democratic participation.
This resource includes online homework and quizzes, lecture notes for instructors (some with guided note packets or student versions), sample syllabi, sample schedules, and sample exams used in a corequisite College Algebra course, where students are enrolled in both Intermediate and College Algebra simultaneously. All of the resources can be used for a stand alone College Algebra course, with minor editing.
This is a recording of an interactive panel at Creator Fest: OERTX Edition 2022, exclusively for Chief Academic Officers and Chief Instructional Officers, which features administrators involved in furthering OER work at their campuses and within their systems. The session includes a demonstration of a personalized institutional hub at San Jacinto College.
This course provides an introduction into electrical troubleshooting theory in troubleshooting common electrical problems including: low voltage, high voltage, unwanted resistance, open circuits, high resistance shorts-to-ground, and current and voltage unbalance. Efficiency technology and sustainable practices are covered. An effective troubleshooting methodology is embedded in this course.
Approaching the end of an academic semester necessitates a multi-faceted strategy that encompasses academic, organizational, and technological considerations. To assist you in effectively managing this transition, we present a thorough guide geared towards facilitating a smooth end-of-semester experience.
This resource is a template for creating and curating OER ancillary materials. This template was designed for the OER Advanced Skills series in June 2023.The English Composition OER Starter Pack is a series of original infographics and posters designed for developmental and introductory composition courses. The starter pack includes lessons on: MLA formatting, formal writing, and the parts of an academic essay. The ancillaries can be used individually, collectively, or in conjunction with a forthcoming OERTX professional learning series. The English Composition OER Starter Pack is designed for instant use; English composition instructors new to OER or higher education can download the infographics and include them in any course offerings. These lecture materials are a series of original lecture materials. It can be difficult to find basic, professional, or educational composition open educational resources designed specifically designed for higher education and adult learners. These infographics and posters are purposefully designed to meet those needs; they contain basic information presented in a clear, clean, and simple format.
Concise descriptions of how to format a paper and a Works Cited page in Modern Language Association Style