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This peer-reviewed publication contains over 70 MAC and PC tools, simulations, databases, ...

This peer-reviewed publication contains over 70 MAC and PC tools, simulations, databases, and other resources developed for undergraduate biology.

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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Shodor
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
CSERD: Computational Science Education Reference Desk
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10/13/2017
Biology OER
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Assorted biology-related OER including biomedical science, biology and forensic science. OER in ...

Assorted biology-related OER including biomedical science, biology and forensic science. OER in multiple formats including video, animations and downloadable text.

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Biology
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De Montfort University
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Vivien Rolfe and others
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01/22/2018
Citizen Science Central
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This site is a gateway to projects involving public participants in real-world ...

This site is a gateway to projects involving public participants in real-world research, with hopes of fostering connections for sharing ideas and resources.

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Life Science
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Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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Citizen Science
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10/16/2017
Civil Rights Cases that Transformed our Society
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Students will gain an understanding of civil rights Supreme Court cases that ...

Students will gain an understanding of civil rights Supreme Court cases that helped to transform the move away from the oppression of minority groups and move towards equality for all. This project was developed as a part of the Creating Lessons Using Transformative Technology - Platteville Public Schools OER grant.

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Career and Technical Education
English Language Arts
Social Studies
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Carrie Post
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08/02/2019
Closing the Gap: Antiretroviral Therapy for the Developing World
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In this problem-based learning/role playing case, students apply their knowledge of the ...

In this problem-based learning/role playing case, students apply their knowledge of the biology of HIV/AIDS and antiretroviral therapy to developing foreign aid policy for the HIV/AIDS crisis in sub-Saharan Africa. The case was created for a non-majors course in human biology taken mostly by juniors or seniors. It has also been used in a microbiology course for pre-nursing students and in an upper-level microbiology course for biology majors.

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Health Science
Life Science
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Case Study
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National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
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Case Study Collection
Author:
Robin Pals-Rylaarsdam
Date Added:
01/01/2003
Competitive Intelligence (Part 2)
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This course provides more in-depth coverage on competitive intelligence with an emphasis ...

This course provides more in-depth coverage on competitive intelligence with an emphasis on analytical models used by CI Professionals. The course also provides an overview of CI Systems and pulls all concepts together by presenting some short case studies. Course Level: Intermediate - You should complete Course 12 - Part 1 before taking this course. Recommended for 2.0 hours of CPE.

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Business and Information Technology
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Financial Management Training Center
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Matt H. Evans
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01/31/2018
Developing a Customer Profile
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Students are asked to compare two similar businesses in an effort to ...

Students are asked to compare two similar businesses in an effort to differentiate the business' target markets. Students will answer a series of questions about the business in order to create a customer profile. Students will utilize their customer profile to determine how and where that business should advertise. This helps students see that all decisions relate back to a business' target market.

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Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
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Ashley Tessmer
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Discovering Information Systems An Exploratory Approach
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Note: This book was written in 1999 and last updated in 2003. ...

Note: This book was written in 1999 and last updated in 2003. Since then technologies have changed so the non-conceptual and more technical parts of the book may be out of date.Why Yet Another Textbook (WYAT)?There are many excellent introductory information systems (IS) texts on the market. Why then produce our own text? Interestingly enough, when we sat down to critically review the first year Information Systems curriculum, the very last thing that we wanted was to get involved in writing yet another text. But after we had set the broad educational goals, the curriculum content and educational approach, we found that no textbook fitted our objectives or approach. Briefly, the following considerations forced us to fire up our word processor and compile the text you find in front of you.Technology Bias. A frequent criticism of the introductory information systems curricula is that many have a very strong technological bias: many courses are an in-depth treatment of hardware and software concepts with an avalanche of buzzwords, often reflecting some computer science origins. Although a sound understanding of the technology that underlies information systems is critical, this technology is subject to significant change and seems to receive a disproportionately large amount of attention. This is particularly prevalent in many of the American textbooks that we considered for this course: they all seem to be an "Introduction to Computers" rather than an "Introduction to Information Systems". We wondered where the broader scientific contexts are in these, admittedly very well illustrated but quickly out-dated, documentaries of computer technologies. This is in sharp contrast to a number of European and Australasian texts, some of which relegate all the technology concepts to a single chapter or even a mere appendix at the end of the book! We needed something of a balance between these two extremes. We hope that the three roughly equal sections (scientific, technological and organisational contexts) in this will provide a sufficiently balanced approach to the study of information systems. We wish to provide students with a sound technical understanding but also let them take into account the more philosophical, scientific and organisational aspects of information systems.Depth of Treatment. We needed a text where the conceptual or theoretical component would be equivalent to roughly half of a one-semester course. Most textbooks on the market are intended for full or half-year courses. A frequent comment, even of the newer "trimmed-down editions", is that there is just too much material. Students with little or no previous exposure to computer jargon especially despair when confronted with the many new terms and acronyms. In addition, many of these technologies may be outdated by the time the students have completed their studies. By limiting ourselves to twelve chapters and setting strict limits to the length of each chapter, we hope to stem the "information overload" without compromising the academic standard. We carefully considered "need to know" versus "nice to know". A good example of the latter are the typical detailed historical notes on historical devices such as the abacus, Babbage or ENIAC.Educational Approach. Contrary to our expectations, past student evaluations showed that the textbook previously use, a well-written American one with excellent colour photographs and illustrations, was not well received and lectures based on the textbook were judged to be "boring". It is clear that a different educational approach was needed, perhaps due to our unique South African circumstances. Based on our experiences, we hope that a participatory learning approach will make the "theoretical" section come more alive and replace the rote learning with genuine understanding. The integral part of this text is therefore in the supporting materials: readings, case studies, class assignments and group exercises.Cost. Although not a decisive factor, we also considered the fact that many students face financial constraints. By producing a local textbook, we hope to beat the exchange rate fluctuations.This text consist of twelve chapters, which can be grouped roughly into the following three sections.The scientific context: a review of the fundamental scientific concepts on which IS builds: what is information, what is a system and what are information systems.The technological context: an overview of relevant technology: hardware, software and communications technology.The organisational context: the development and deployment of information systems as well as some wider societal concerns.It is important that this text not be seen separate from the practical worksheets, case studies, videos and group work, which will be provided in the lectures. The intention of these additional materials is to enhance the educational process through participatory learning units: you learn best when doing.It is also our conviction that university students need to be introduced from the first year to academic pluralism: too often undergraduate students get the impression that there is a single correct approach or, even worse, that most problems have only one correct solution or answer. This text is therefor supplemented with additional readings, culled from the world-wide web, in which we hope to expose students to different views of the material presented in the concepts part.

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Computer Science
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Case Study
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University of Cape Town
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Author:
Jean-Paul Van Belle Jane Nash & Mike Eccles
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Exploring Business
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The author's goals in writing Exploring Business were simple: (1) introduce students ...

The author's goals in writing Exploring Business were simple: (1) introduce students to business in an exciting way and (2) provide faculty with a fully developed teaching package that allows them to do the former. Toward those ends, the following features are included in this text:1- Integrated (Optional) Nike Case Study: A Nike case study is available for instructors who wish to introduce students to business using an exciting and integrated case. Through an in-depth study of a real company, students learn about the functional areas of business and how these areas fit together. Studying a dynamic organization on a real-time basis allows students to discover the challenges that it faces, and exposes them to critical issues affecting the business, such as globalization, ethics and social responsibility, product innovation, diversity, supply chain management, and e-business.2- A Progressive (Optional) Business Plan: Having students develop a business plan in the course introduces students to the excitement and challenges of starting a business and helps them discover how the functional areas of business interact. This textbook package includes an optionalintegrated business plan project modeled after one refined by the author and her teaching team over the past ten years.3- AACSB Emphasis: The text provides end-of-chapter questions, problems, and cases that ask students to do more than regurgitate information. Most require students to gather information, assess a situation, think about it critically, and reach a conclusion. Each chapter presents ten Questions and Problems as well as five cases on areas of skill and knowledge endorsed by AACSB: Learning on the Web, Career Opportunities, The Ethics Angle, Team-Building Skills, and The Global View. More than 70% of end-of-chapter items help students build skills in areas designated as critical by AACSB, including analytical skills, ethical awareness and reasoning abilities, multicultural understanding and globalization, use of information technology, and communications and team oriented skills. Each AACSB inspired exercise is identified by an AACSB tag and a note indicating the relevant skill area.4- Author-Written Instructor Manual (IM): For the past eleven years, Karen Collins has been developing, coordinating and teaching (to over 3,500 students) an Introduction to Business course. Sections of the course have been taught by a mix of permanent faculty, graduate students, and adjuncts.

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Business and Information Technology
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
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Case Study
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University of Minnesota
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Open Textbook Library
Author:
Karen Collins
Date Added:
01/01/2012
Exploring the Environment: Yellowstone Fires
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This site from Wheeling Jesuit University features an exercise in which students ...

This site from Wheeling Jesuit University features an exercise in which students engage in a policy debate using an Earth System Science (ESS) analysis of a fire's impact on the air, land, water, and living things to determine whether or not naturally-caused fires in national parks should burn to their natural conclusion. The case used to illustrate the impact of fire is the Yellowstone National Park fire of 1988. This was the largest series of fires in the northern Rockies during the last 50 years; they led to an intense public debate regarding the National Park Service's fuel management policy. A glossary of related terms, links and references are also included to assist in the process.

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Education
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Biology
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
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Classroom of the Future
Wheeling Jesuit University
Date Added:
10/10/2017
A Family in Need: In-Class Case Study on Cancer Genetics
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“A Family in Need” was designed as an in-class problem-based learning activity ...

“A Family in Need” was designed as an in-class problem-based learning activity for students to learn about several innovative medical applications of molecular biology. Students assume the role of a second-year medical student assigned to work with a pediatric oncologist who has just biopsied a tumor-like growth in the adrenal gland of her 17-year-old patient, Lee F. After taking Lee’s family history and performing a pedigree analysis, students review clinical and genetic characteristics of several syndromes associated with adrenal cancer. Students then explore various diagnostic and biomedical research techniques such as PCR, DNA sequencing, and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis. The case concludes with a consideration of how to treat Lee’s condition with the help of gene cloning and the potential of gene therapy. Although originally written for an upper-level college genetics course, the case could also be adapted for an introductory molecular/cellular biology course, a non-majors biology course, or a professional school medical genetics course.

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Genetics
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Case Study
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National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
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11/09/2017
Fly's Eye View- Evaluating Animal Behavior, Health and Handling
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When given video feed data from a working animal production farm, students ...

When given video feed data from a working animal production farm, students will be able to explore, analyze and assess animal behavior, health, handling and safety procedures.

Extensions- Students would evaluate reproductive readiness behaviors or even track each step of the gestation process.

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Career and Technical Education
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Case Study
Author:
Brigid Reimann
Date Added:
08/02/2019
The Galapagos
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Using problem-based learning and role-playing, students analyze the geological origins of the ...

Using problem-based learning and role-playing, students analyze the geological origins of the Galapagos Islands, their colonization, species formation, and threats to their biodiversity in this story of a graduate student caught between local fishermen and government officials fighting for control of the islands' natural resources. The case was designed for an introductory biology course where the focus is on evolution. It would also be appropriate for courses in ecology, conservation biology, and natural resources management.

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Life Science
Ecology
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
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Case Study Collection
Author:
Clyde Freeman Herreid
Nancy A. Schiller
Date Added:
01/01/1999
Genetics Case Studies
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Wrestle with ethical issues concerning genetic rights and practices from the NOVA: ...

Wrestle with ethical issues concerning genetic rights and practices from the NOVA: "Cracking the Code of Life" Web site.

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Genetics
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PBS LearningMedia
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WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
09/26/2003
A Green Light for CFLs?
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In this problem-based learning case, three housemates in an environmentally-themed college house ...

In this problem-based learning case, three housemates in an environmentally-themed college house debate the pros and cons of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) over incandescent lamps. The students raise issues of the cost difference between the lamps (both in the short and long term), energy use and greenhouse gas production in the manufacture and use of the lamps, and the mercury content in CFLs and the risks that poses to people and the environment. Students are asked to identify the information needed to evaluate the choice between the two lamp types, and then use a published life-cycle analysis to find and evaluate that information. To conclude, they make a decision and argue for it using quantitative evidence and reasoning. The case was developed for an intermediate-level course designed to help environmental studies students understand the role of scientific information and scientific thinking in resolving complex environmental problems.

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Career and Technical Education
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Activity/Lab
Case Study
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National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
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Case Study Collection
Author:
David L. Boose
Date Added:
11/09/2017
How do librarians in schools support struggling readers?
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Abstract from webpage: While librarians in schools often face significant budgetary cuts, ...

Abstract from webpage: While librarians in schools often face significant budgetary cuts, they can play an important role in supporting learning in literacy and literature. However, little is known about the practices that they may employ to this end. Of particular interest is the role of librarians in schools in supporting struggling readers, as these students may be increasingly disadvantaged as they move through the years of schooling. Semi-structured interview data were collected from teacher librarians at 30 schools and analysed to identify practices exercised by teacher librarians that aligned with extant research around supporting struggling readers. Teacher librarians provided support by identifying struggling readers, providing them with age and skill-appropriate materials, undertaking skill scaffolding supporting choice, supporting students with special needs, providing one-to-one matching, promoting access to books, enhancing the social position of books and reading, reading aloud to students, facilitating silent reading, and preparing students for high-stakes literacy testing.

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Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Information and Technology Literacy
Material Type:
Case Study
Author:
Margaret Kristin Merga
Date Added:
01/16/2019