Open Educational Resources about internet

Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers | Simple Book Production

Language:
English
Institution:
MERLOT
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  • Academic Support Services / ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Literacy / Lesson Plans and Curriculum Guides

This is a practical guide for the student fact-checker.  It supplements generic information literacy with the specific web-based techniques that can get students closer to the truth on the web more quickly.

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Accounting Principles: A Business Perspective (Financial) Chapters 1-8

Language:
English
Author:
Roger H. Hermanson, James Edwards, Susan D., Ivancevich
Institution:
Georgia State University, University of Georgia, University of North Carolina - Wilmington
MERLOT
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  • Business / Accounting / Introductory

This is a free, online textbook offered by the Global Text Project at University of Georgia. "The Global Text Project's international version of the 8th edition of the well-known accounting text. well-known accounting text.״

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Arterial Blood Gas Analysis

Language:
English
Author:
Elizabeth Miles, Alison Montpetit, Ph.D., RN
Institution:
VCU School of Nursing
MERLOT
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  • Science and Technology / Health Sciences / General
  • Science and Technology / Health Sciences / Nursing

This module covers the normal physiology of acidbase, buffering systems, and reaction of the body to changes in acid-base levels.  It includes a pre-assessment, 4 standard patient scenarios and 1 challenge scenario.  Students complete a certificate at the end that can be printed or uploaded to a

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Computer Networking: Principles, Protocols, and Practice

Language:
English
Author:
Olivier Bonaventure
Institution:
Universite catholique de Louvain
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Computer Science / Human-Computer Interaction
  • Science and Technology / Computer Science / Internet
  • Science and Technology / Information Technology / Networking

This book was written and submitted to the Open Textbook Challenge by Dr. Olivier Bonaventure of the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. He also serves as the Education Director of ACM SIGCOMM. Computer Networking has already been used by several universities

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CS406: Information Security

Language:
English
Author:
Saylor Academy http://www.saylor.org/contact/
Institution:
Saylor Academy
MERLOT
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  • Science and Technology / Information Technology / Security

This course focuses on the fundamentals of information security that are used in protecting both the information present in computer storage as well as information traveling over computer networks. Interest in information security has been spurred by the pervasive use of computer-based applications

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Health IT Workforce Curriculum 04-01 - Basic Computing Concepts, Including History

Language:
English
Author:
Oregon Health & Science University (lead)
Institution:
Oregon Health & Science University (lead)
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Science and Technology / Health Sciences
  • Science and Technology / Information Technology
  • Workforce Development / Technical Allied Health

The Health IT Workforce Curriculum was developed for U.S. community colleges to enhance workforce training programmes in health information technology. The curriculum consist of 20 courses of 3 credits each. Each course includes instructor manuals, learning objectives, syllabi, video lectures with

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International Business: Opportunities and Challenges in a Flattening World

Language:
English
Author:
Mason Carpenter, Sanjyot P. Dunung
Institution:
Univ Of Wisconsin-Madison, Atma Global
MERLOT
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  • Business / International Business

This is a free, online textbook offered by Saylor Foundation.

'International Business is one of the most challenging and exciting courses to teach in the Business School. To teach a current, dynamic and complete course you need a textbook by authors as passionate and informed about International

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Introduction to Mass Media

Language:
English
Author:
William Hart
Institution:
Norfolk State University
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Humanities / Communication Studies
  • Humanities / Journalism
  • Science and Technology / Information Technology

An undergraduate Open Textbook created by William Hart, Ph.D.[1] and his graduate students in MCM510[2] at Norfolk State University.  Each chapter features multiple sections related to its topic and contains a chapter review,  definition of terms, and extensive references for further exploration of

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Introduction to Mass Media

Language:
English
Author:
The Saylor Foundation
Institution:
The Saylor Foundation
MERLOT
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  • Business / Marketing / Advertising

This is a free course offered by the Saylor Foundation.

'The purpose of this course, as governed by the textbook at its core, Understanding Media and Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication, is to complete a fairly comprehensive examination of the evolution and impact of the media,

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Online Biology courses from Saylor.org

Language:
English
Author:
The Saylor Foundation
Institution:
Saylor.org
MERLOT
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  • Science and Technology / Agriculture and Environmental Sciences / Animal Sciences
  • Science and Technology / Agriculture and Environmental Sciences / Environment and Natural Resources
  • Science and Technology / Agriculture and Environmental Sciences / Plant Sciences
  • Science and Technology / Biology

As their site states, "Saylor.org is a free and open collection of college level courses." This site has links to a number of biology courses, from introductory molecular and cellular biology, to more advanced topics such as marine biology, microbiology, immunology, and more. Courses contain

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Public Speaking

Language:
English
Author:
Tom Caswell
Institution:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
MERLOT
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  • Humanities / English / Language / Communications

This free and open online course in Public Speaking was produced by the WA State Board for Community & Technical Colleges [http://sbctc.edu/].

This course assists students in developing oral communication skills. Classroom practice, the Internet, e-mail, community interactions, and other resources

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Python for Informatics: Exploring Information

Language:
English
Author:
Charles Severance
Institution:
University of Michigan
MERLOT
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  • Science and Technology / Information Technology / Programming

This book covers Python from the perspective of data exploration with the intention of teaching students practical skills in Python which they can put to good use in any situation where there is some need to look at data problems that cannot be easily handled in a spreadsheet.  In addition to

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6.254 Game Theory with Engineering Applications (MIT)

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Asu Ozdaglar
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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  • Mathematics and Statistics / Mathematics / Discrete Mathematics / Game Theory
  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Mechanical Engineering
This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of game theory and mechanism design. Motivations are drawn from engineered/networked systems (including distributed control of wireline and wireless communication networks, incentive-compatible/dynamic resource allocation, multi-agent systems, .. show the rest of description.

6.805 / 6.806 / STS.085 Ethics and the Law on the Electronic Frontier

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Daniel Weitzner Prof. Harold Abelson Prof. Michael M. Fischer
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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  • Science and Technology / Engineering / Electrical Engineering
  • Social Sciences / Criminal Justice
This course considers the interaction between law, policy, and technology as they relate to the evolving controversies over control of the Internet. In addition, there will be an in-depth treatment of privacy and the notion of "transparency" -- regulations and technologies that govern the use of .. show the rest of description.

Comparative Media Systems

Language:
English
Author:
The Saylor Foundation
Institution:
The Saylor Foundation
MERLOT
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  • Business / Marketing / General

This is a free, online course offered by the Saylor Foundation.

'Whether you know it or not, you are actively contributing to a comprehensive media environment forged on both regional and global levels – even when you are privately using social media websites!  The media we use today has come a

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Elementary Spanish 1

Language:
English
Author:
Open Learning Initiative
Institution:
Carnegie Mellon University
MERLOT
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  • Humanities / World Languages / Spanish / Culture
  • Humanities / World Languages / Spanish / Language

'Spanish I can be adapted for a hybrid delivery system or solely distance delivery.' Although this is designed as a course, it can also be used as an interactive textbook.  

'The site is media-rich and interactive, driven by video that was shot on-site in Guadalajara, Mexico. Versions are available

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HTML and CSS for Beginners

Language:
English
Author:
The Saylor Foundation
Institution:
The Saylor Foundation
MERLOT
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  • Science and Technology / Information Technology / Programming
  • Workforce Development

This is a free course offered as part of the Saylor Foundation's Professional Development program.  'This program is designed especially for adult learners who are ready to learn and apply skills demanded by today’s employers. Whether you are new to the employment world or wish to develop and

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LIS 1000: Introduction to Information Literacy

Language:
English
Author:
Alexis Carlson
Institution:
Indian River State College
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Academic Support Services / Library and Information Services / Information and Communication Technology Literacy
  • Academic Support Services / Library and Information Services / Information Retrieval
  • Academic Support Services / Library and Information Services / Intellectual Property and Plagiarism
  • Humanities / English

LIS 1000, Introduction to Information Literacy, contains learning objectives, rubrics, lesson plans, and assessments designed to teach and assess the necessary skills expected in a two-year Florida college student. Learning objectives were adapted from the Association of College and Research

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Vaccination

Language:
English
Author:
The Open University
Institution:
The Open University OEC Member
MERLOT
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  • Science and Technology / Health Sciences / Genetics and Infectious Disease

This free, online text/course introduces the student to vaccinations.  "The unit begins with the early history of smallpox – the first infectious disease to be eradicated by a vaccination programme. At the end of section 1," you will be asked to "read an article on the history of smallpox, then,

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We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People

Language:
English
Author:
Dan Gillmor
Institution:
Arizona State University
MERLOT
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  • Business / Marketing / Advertising
  • Humanities / Communication Studies
  • Humanities / Journalism

״Grassroots journalists are dismantling Big Media's monopoly on the news, transforming it from a lecture to a conversation. Not content to accept the news as reported, these readers-turned-reporters are publishing in real time to a worldwide audience via the Internet. The impact of their work is

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15.062 Data Mining

Language:
English
Author:
Prof. Nitin Patel
Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology OEC Member
MERLOT
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  • Business / Marketing / Market Research
Data that has relevance for managerial decisions is accumulating at an incredible rate due to a host of technological advances. Electronic data capture has become inexpensive and ubiquitous as a by-product of innovations such as the internet, e-commerce, electronic banking, point-of-sale devices, .. show the rest of description.

Computer Networking : Principles, Protocols and Practice - 2nd Edition

Language:
English
Author:
Olivier BONAVENTURE
Institution:
Olivier BONAVENTURE
MERLOT
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  • Science and Technology / Computer Science / Networking and Communication

"Computer Networking : Principles, Protocols and Practice" is an open-source ebook that explains the main principles of Computer Networking and the key protocols that are used on the Internet. The Ebook is intended to be used for an upper-level undergraduate networking course. The first part

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Copyright for Librarians

Language:
English
Author:
EIFL Knowledge without boundaries
Institution:
EIFL
MERLOT
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  • Academic Support Services / Library and Information Services
  • Science and Technology / Information Technology
  • Social Sciences / Law

Copyright for Librarians is a joint project of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society and EIFL, a consortium of libraries from 50 countries in Africa, Asia and Europe. The goal of the project is to provide librarians in developing and transitional countries information concerning copyright law.

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Active Calculus

Language:
English
Author:
Matthew Boelkins, David Austin, Steven Schlicker
Institution:
Grand Valley State University, Grand Valley State University, Grand Valley State University
MERLOT
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Categories:
  • Mathematics and Statistics / Mathematics / Calculus / Differential, One Variable

c'Several fundamental ideas in calculus are more than 2000 years old. As a formal subdiscipline of mathematics, calculus was first introduced and developed in the late 1600s, with key independent contributions from Sir Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. Mathematicians agree that the

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