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Open Educational Resources Guide

Find, use, adapt openly available textbooks and educational materials to enhance college coursework.

What are OER - Open Educational Resources?

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources that are free of cost and access barriers, and which can be fully used, shared and adapted in the digital environment.

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OER Resources

Examples of OER Textbooks

Social Science Research: Principles, Methods, and Practices

This book is designed to introduce doctoral and graduate students to the process of scientific research in the social sciences, business, education, public health, and related disciplines. This book is based on my lecture materials developed over a decade of teaching the doctoral-level class on Research Methods at the University of South Florida. The target audience for this book includes Ph.D. and graduate students, junior researchers, and professors teaching courses on research methods, although senior researchers can also use this book as a handy and compact reference.

Business Ethics

"Business Ethics is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the single-semester business ethics course. This title includes innovative features designed to enhance student learning, including case studies, application scenarios, and links to video interviews with executives, all of which help instill in students a sense of ethical awareness and responsibility."--From BCcampus OpenEd

Sustainable Management Practices

"This book encapsulates the advanced concept of sustainable management and will enlighten readers to understand this concept for practical applications. The book's salient features are as follows: • Illustrates the basic concepts of human psychology causing risk factors such as burnout; • Differentiates adaptive sustainable measures and management practices; • Emphasizes sustainable agriculture management to confront the current dynamic environment and defines specific rules for enterprise development while coping with global climate change; • Assesses inertia with respect to economic development; • Constructs the linkage between technological strategies and innovation among construction companies; • Demonstrates non-financial reporting through theoretical and empirical evidence; • Elucidates the principles of equality, elaborating the managing of equality and diversity in a Steiner school."-- From IntechOpen.

Leading with Cultural Intelligence

Organizations in the 21st century are in need of culturally intelligent managers and leaders. The pressure to build authentic global networks and to cultivate an appreciation and respect for cultural differences and similarities has driven cultural intelligence to the forefront of diversity and inclusion work.

Social Problems: Continuity and Change

Social Problems: Continuity and Change is a realistic but motivating look at the many issues that are facing our society today. As this book's subtitle, Continuity and Change, implies, social problems are persistent, but they have also improved in the past and can be improved in the present and future, provided that our nation has the wisdom and will to address them.

Organizational Behavior

This OpenStax resource aligns to introductory courses in Organizational Behavior. The text presents the theory, concepts, and applications with particular emphasis on the impact that individuals and groups can have on organizational performance and culture. An array of recurring features engages students in entrepreneurial thinking, managing change, using tools/technology, and responsible management; furthermore, the unique chapter on Social Media and Communication contextualizes the importance and implications of various platforms and communications methods.

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