This page offers OER that is currently in use by CSI faculty as well as highlighted resources, organized by discipline. If you are looking for a resource that is not listed here, or have a resource to recommend, please contact us!
Anatomy & Physiology by James WiseAnatomy and Physiology is a dynamic textbook for the two-semester human anatomy and physiology course for life science and allied health majors. The book is organized by body system and covers standard scope and sequence requirements. Its lucid text, strategically constructed art, career features, and links to external learning tools address the critical teaching and learning challenges in the course. The web-based version of Anatomy and Physiology also features links to surgical videos, histology, and interactive diagrams.
Organized around the backward design approach and written by LIS faculty members with expertise in teaching and learning, this book offers clear guidance on writing learning outcomes, designing assessments, and choosing and implementing instructional strategies, framed by clear and accessible explanations of learning theories. The text takes a critical approach to pedagogy and emphasizes inclusive and accessible instruction. Using a theory into practice approach that will move students from learning to praxis, each chapter includes practical examples, activities, and templates to aid readers in developing their own practice and materials.
Digital Foundations: Intro to Media Design by Michael Mandiberg; Xtine BurroughThis text teaches classic design principles alongside the basic digital tools of Adobe's Creative Suite. Students will learn the basic principles of design and how to implement them using current software. It also integrates formal exercises of the Bauhaus 'basic course' into tutorials that focus on core software methodologies.
Fundamentals of Business by Business Faculty from Ontario Colleges and eCampusOntario Program ManagersAn introductory textbook in business that covers a variety of topics: The Foundations of Business, Economics and Business, Ethics and Social Responsibility, Business in a Global Environment, Forms of Business Ownership, Entrepreneurship: Starting a Business, Management and Leadership, Structuring Organizations, Operations Management, Motivating Employees, Managing Human Resources, Union/Management Issues, Marketing: Providing Value, Accounting and Financial Information, and Personal Finances.
Also available: testbank (by request) and interactive self-quizzing (pressbooks version)
Publication Date: 2018-08-15
Strategic Management by Reed Kennedy (Adapted by); Eli Jamison (Contribution by); Joseph Simpson (Contribution by); Pankaj Kumar (Contribution by); Ayenda Kemp (Contribution by); Kiran Awate (Contribution by); Anonymous (Original Author)Strategic Management (2020) is a 325-page open educational resource designed as an introduction to the key topics and themes of strategic management. The open textbook is intended for a senior capstone course in an undergraduate business program and suitable for a wide range of undergraduate business students including those majoring in marketing, management, business administration, accounting, finance, real estate, business information technology, and hospitality and tourism. The text presents examples of familiar companies and personalities to illustrate the different strategies used by today's firms and how they go about implementing those strategies. It includes case studies, end of section key takeaways, exercises, and links to external videos, and an end-of-book glossary. The text is ideal for courses which focus on how organizations operate at the strategic level to be successful. Students will learn how to conduct case analyses, measure organizational performance, and conduct external and internal analyses.
Introductory Chemistry by David W. BallIntroductory Chemistry is intended for a one-semester introductory or preparatory chemistry course. Throughout the chapters, David presents two features that reinforce the theme of the textbook, that chemistry is everywhere.
Publication Date: 2011
Computer Networks: A Systems Approach by Larry Peterson, Bruce DavieSuppose you want to build a computer network, one that has the potential to grow to global proportions and to support applications as diverse as teleconferencing, video on demand, electronic commerce, distributed computing, and digital libraries. What available technologies would serve as the underlying building blocks, and what kind of software architecture would you design to integrate these building blocks into an effective communication service? Answering this question is the overriding goal of this book—to describe the available building materials and then to show how they can be used to construct a network from the ground up.
Writing spaces: Reading on writing vol. I by Charles Lowe; Pavel ZemlianskyThis volume includes essays in which authors present their unique views, insights, and strategies for writing by addressing the undergraduate reader directly. Topics in Volume 1 of the series include academic writing, how to interpret writing assignments, motives for writing, rhetorical analysis, revision, invention, writing centers, argumentation, narrative, reflective writing, Wikipedia, patchwriting, collaboration, and genres.
Writing for success by Tara HorkoffWriting for Success is a text that provides instruction in steps, builds writing, reading, and critical thinking, and combines comprehensive grammar review with an introduction to paragraph writing and composition.
Bridges: United States Academia for First-Generation and International College Students by Shawn M. HigginsBridges introduces students to a wide range of concepts, institutions, histories, and artifacts of United States college and university life. After discussing these items in easy-to-scan, concise, nuance-free prose, this textbook then offers useful lists, templates for writing and speaking in different discourses and situations, thought-provoking questions and activities for self-study and for classroom work, and pertinent hyperlinks for further information. Bridges is designed to help first-generation, first-year, English language learners, and/or culturally unfamiliarized students more fully and successfully explore their educational environments. By using this book, students will be better prepared for the academic and social challenges of successfully undertaking higher education in English.
Introduction to Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies by Milian Kang, Donovan Lessard, Laura Heston, Sonny NordmarkenThis textbook introduces key feminist concepts and analytical frameworks used in the interdisciplinary Women, Gender, Sexualities field. It unpacks the social construction of knowledge and categories of difference, processes and structures of power and inequality, with a focus on gendered labor in the global economy, and the historical development of feminist social movements. The book emphasizes feminist sociological approaches to analyzing structures of power, drawing heavily from empirical feminist research.
Publication Date: 2017
Global Perspectives on Gender by Nadine T. Fernandez and Katie NelsonThis textbook will take a regional approach to examining gendered lives from a social science perspective (primarily anthropological). Chapters will highlight individual contributor’s research, contextualizing their findings within specific geographic regions. Chapters will also feature short project/people profiles that highlight the work of community or political leaders, non-governmental organizations, or local projects that address gender related issues in a specific location.