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You will find a variety of collections listed here. The Harvested Resources, Open Textbook, Open Courseware and Orange Grove collections are open to everyone.

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  • Orange Grove Resources (2,223)
    The vast majority of these resources are open to the public. Subtopics provide ready access to high quality resources from institutions such as:NC School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM); PhET Science & Math; Wisc-Online
  • Open Courseware (251)
    OpenCourseWare, or OCW, are course materials created by universities and shared freely with the world via the internet. This collection will offer open courseware from many sources.
  • Open Textbooks (5,016)
    Collection also includes a subtopic with hundreds of recently published science, technology, engineering, and math open books harvested from InTech.
  • Browse Harvested Resources (72,304)
    This collection contains resources harvested from around the world. Using the "Advanced Search" function, located on the left navigation panel, yields the highest number of targeted and relevant resources.
  • OG3D (29)
    The Orange Grove 3d is a collection of printable 3d object models. The models are either public domain, or licensed under an open schema including Creative Commons, GPL, or 3DPL. Models are tagged, searchable by subject category, and in some cases, may include a Florida Common Course number for a course in which the model has been used.
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The Secret Garden: Annotated with Reading Strategies

This book contains Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic "the Secret Garden" but has been enhanced with over 125 reading strategy experiences from over 45 areas to help guide readers with BEFORE, DURING, and AFTER reading strategies that students can practice with. Each chapter has multiple strategies embedded in the chapter to assist readers to read with purpose and become and active reader.

Status: Live|Last updated:November 6, 2021 12:05 PM
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Teach Astronomy

Teach Astronomy is an astronomy learning tool, intended either as a supplement for classroom instruction or for informal learners wanting to know more about the subject.

Status: Live|Last updated:November 5, 2021 2:34 PM
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Astronomy

Astronomy is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of one- or two-semester introductory astronomy courses. The book begins with relevant scientific fundamentals and progresses through an exploration of the solar system, stars, galaxies and cosmology. The Astronomy textbook builds student understanding through the use of relevant analogies, clear and non-technical explanations, and rich illustrations. Mathematics is included in a flexible manner to meet the needs of individual instructors.

Status: Live|Last updated:October 21, 2021 11:00 AM
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2016 Student Textbook and Course Materials Survey

This is the final version of the 2016 Student Textbook and Course Materials Survey. in 2016, the Office of Distance Learning and Student Services within the statewide Florida Virtual Campus conducted a Student Textbook and Course Materials Survey with more than 22,000 students of Florida’s public colleges and universities. The purpose of the 2016 Student Course Materials Survey was to identify: (1) The amount of money that Florida students spent on textbooks during the spring 2016 semester. (2) The frequency with which students buy textbooks that are not used, (3) How students are affected by the cost of textbooks. (4) Which study aids students perceive to be the most beneficial to their learning. (5) Identify any changes over time in student responses from previous iterations of the survey.

Status: Live|Last updated:October 14, 2021 11:58 AM
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The Forest of Rhetoric

This online rhetoric, provided by Dr. Gideon Burton of Brigham Young University, is a guide to the terms of classical and renaissance rhetoric. Sometimes it is difficult to see the forest (the big picture) of rhetoric because of the trees (the hundreds of Greek and Latin terms naming figures of speech, etc.) within rhetoric. This site is intended to help beginners, as well as experts, make sense of rhetoric, both on the small scale (definitions and examples of specific terms) and on the large scale (the purposes of rhetoric, the patterns into which it has fallen historically as it has been taught and practiced for 2000+ years).

Status: Live|Last updated:October 7, 2021 1:48 PM
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Engineering: An Introduction for High School

Provides background about ASU and CK-12's collaboration and the content development of this introductory engineering book.

Status: Live|Last updated:May 9, 2022 4:12 PM
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Open Educational Resources: Policy, Costs and Transformation

This book examines specific OER implementations through different lenses. The various chapters illuminate OER not from a theoretical perspective, but from rich case studies of OER as they are unfolding in different regions. The different units highlight policy issues and lessons relevant to a wide variety of stakeholders, including government decision-makers, education officials, post-secondary leaders, school and district administrators, and instructors and teachers

Status: Live|Last updated:April 19, 2022 10:27 AM
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All About Circuits, Vol.1: Direct Current (DC)

This free electrical engineering textbook provides a series of volumes covering electricity and electronics. The information provided is great for students, makers, and professionals who are looking to refresh or expand their knowledge in this field.

Status: Live|Last updated:April 19, 2022 10:23 AM
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Open Now: The USask Open Textbook Authoring Guide

This new OER (Open Educational Resource) authoring guidebook from the University of Saskatchewan features the open source Pressbook platform for adapting or authoring open textbooks.

Status: Live|Last updated:April 13, 2022 5:01 PM
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Electrically Controlled Systems

Electrically Controlled Systems playlist (50+ free online lectures). Used by Oregon community colleges for vocational training on introductory AC and DC circuitry

Status: Live|Last updated:April 12, 2022 4:32 PM
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