All resources in CT OER Coordinating Council

Asian Art and Architecture – An open educational resource

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Asian Art and Architecture is an OER website created collaboratively by the students of Connecticut College in New London. Officially launched on December 21, 2021, it currently contains 345 posts authored by 59 students, including labels and descriptions of 272 individual images, 52 themed exhibitions, and 32 literature reviews. These cover a wide range of topics and geography, from ancient ceramics and bronzes in India, traditional Buddhist statuary in Pakistan, Nepal, and Tibet, to Chinese landscape paintings, 19th to 20th-century Japanese woodblock prints, and contemporary architecture, urban design, gardens, glassware, photography, and art installations in and beyond Asia. Highlighting the collections of Asian art and artifacts at Conn and the adjacent Lyman Allyn Art Museum, this site aims to engage the students in the process of knowledge production and nurture creativity, originality, and cultural and social conscience.

Material Type: Case Study, Diagram/Illustration, Primary Source, Reading

Author: Di Luo and Connecticut College students

Moving Pictures – Simple Book Publishing

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A free and open-source introduction to the art and science of cinema. From the earliest iterations to the latest innovations, this introductory text explores the tools and techniques of mise-en-scene, narrative form, cinematography, editing, sound and acting, how each has contributed to the evolution of cinematic language, and how that evolution implicates critical issues of representation in mass media. Moving Pictures offers in-depth examination of how cinema communicates, and what, exactly, it is trying to say.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Russell Sharman

Behavioral Pharmacology - From Basic to Clinical Research

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Behavioral pharmacology studies the biological bases of behavior and the pharmacological effects of natural or synthetic drugs through behavioral analysis, with the identification of substances that could contribute to improvement of the quality of life for humans. Through behavioral pharmacology, it is possible to generate knowledge about pharmacological bases that influence the normal or altered behavior from a multidisciplinary point of view, and which includes diverse areas of science. The purpose of this book “Behavioral Pharmacology- From Basic to Clinical Research” is to show some of the advances in the identification of pharmacological properties of natural and synthetic molecules that may be used in the development of pharmacological therapies destined for the treatment of illness and disorders that affect the wellness of humans.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Jonathan Cueto-Escobedo, Juan Francisco Rodríguez-Landa

Personalized Care: Prevention of Lifestyle Diseases

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This is a peer-reviewed chapter in an open access book, Personalized Medicine in Relation to Redox State, Diet and Lifestyle. Several diet-related conditions where personalized care can revolutionize treatment, control and prevention of lifestyle diseases are discussed (Type II diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, oral health and osteoporosis). This chapter serves as an introductory overview of the subject. The chapter is accurate, relevant and clear. It is a technical reading that is best suited to nurses, nutritionists and other allied health professionals at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Material Type: Reading

Authors: Shakir Ali, Tijani Saliju Shinkafi, Written By

The Mediterranean Diet in the Prevention of Degenerative Chronic Diseases

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This is a peer-reviewed chapter in an open access book, Superfood and Functional Food. This chapter serves as an introductory overview of the value of the Mediterranean diet and its food components in the prevention of chronic diseases, such as CVD and cancer. The protective effects of antioxidants, polyphenols, fiber, unsaturated fatty acids and alcohol are highlighted. The chapter is accurate, relevant and clear. It is extensively referenced, with a focus on large epidemiological studies and nutrigenomics. It is a technical reading that is best suited to nurses, physicians, nutritionists and other allied health professionals at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Material Type: Reading

Authors: Eduardo Farinaro, Elisabetta Della Valle, Francesco Cacciatore, Francesco Salvatore, Maurizio Trevisan, Roberto Marcantonio, Saverio Stranges

Practical Applications of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Adults and Youth with Anxiety Disorders

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This is a peer-reviewed chapter in an open access book, A Fresh Look at Anxiety Disorders. This chapter provides an overview of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and its relevance in psychiatric practice. Four case studies are discussed in which practitioners were open to the use of CAM and collaborated successfully with parents of youth with anxiety disorders. Vitamin D, melatonin, acupuncture, acupressure and craniosacral therapy are the CAM discussed. The chapter is accurate, relevant and clear. It is extensively referenced, and is still relevant today even though more up-to-date literature reviews are available. It is a technical reading that is best suited to nurses, physicians, nutritionists, mental health workers and other allied health professionals at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Material Type: Case Study, Primary Source, Reading

Authors: David Gratzer, Faiza Khalid-Khan, Sarosh Khalid-khan

Updates on the Use of Natural Treatments for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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This is a peer-reviewed chapter in an open access book, ADHD. This chapter provides an overview of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and its relevance in psychiatric practice for the use of natural health products in the treatment of ADHD. Several botanical agents, nutritional interventions and supplements are reviewed. Results of the reviewed human clinical trials are presented in a concise tabular format. Methods, results, proposed mechanism of action, safety and efficacy are all addressed. The chapter is accurate, relevant, and clear. It is extensively referenced and is still relevant today even though more up-to-date literature reviews are available. It is a technical reading that is best suited to nurses, physicians, nutritionists, mental health workers and other allied health professionals at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Material Type: Lesson, Reading

Authors: Chrislean Jun Botanas, Hee Jin Kim, Ike dela Pena, Irene Joy dela Pena, Jae Hoon Cheong, June Bryan dela Pena, Reinholdger Tampus

Nutrigenomics: An Interface of Gene-Diet-Disease Interaction

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This is a peer-reviewed chapter in an open access book, Mineral Deficiencies. This chapter serves as an introduction to the emerging field of nutrigenomics (NG), a specialized branch of nutritional research which examines gene-diet interactions and its role in chronic disease. The chapter highlights the effects of specific food components on the genes which predispose individuals to chronic diseases such as: obesity, CVD, diabetes and cancer. The chapter does contain some grammatical and spelling errors, but the information contained is clear and relevant. It is a technical reading that is best suited to nurses, physicians, nutritionists, and other allied health professionals at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Material Type: Reading

Authors: Debasish Panda, Sananda Mondal

“Dialogue” between the Human Microbiome and the Brain

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This is a peer-reviewed chapter in an open access book, Human Microbiome. This chapter is a highly technical synopsis of the relationship between the human gut microbiome and the brain, also known as the gut-microbiome-brain axis. In both medicine and nutrition, this is an expanding field of inquiry. Chemical molecules involved in this “dialogue” are examined. The author provides a brief overview of animal experiments and concludes with a discussion of the significance of the microbiome on human mental health. The chapter is clear, timely and relevant. It is a technical reading that is best suited to nurses, physicians, nutritionists, and other allied health professionals at both the undergraduate and graduate level. This chapter is also of special interest to researchers.

Material Type: Reading

Authors: Andrey Grechko, Natalia Beloborodova

Dementia and Nutrition

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This is a peer-reviewed chapter in an open access book, Meat and Nutrition. This chapter serves as an introductory overview of the role of nutrition in the prevention of dementia, with a focus on the Mediterranean diet, B vitamins, selected herbal therapies and important nutrients for cognitive function. The chapter contains some spelling errors. It is relevant information but does reference a number of older studies. It is a technical reading that is best suited to nurses, nutritionists, and other allied health professionals at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Material Type: Reading

Authors: Emanuela Mattos, Krishna Prasad Pathak

Concepts of Biology

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Concepts of Biology is designed for the introductory biology course for nonmajors taught at most two- and four-year colleges. The scope, sequence, and level of the program are designed to match typical course syllabi in the market. Concepts of Biology includes interesting applications, features a rich art program, and conveys the major themes of biology.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: James Wise, Rebecca Roush, Samantha Fowler

The Basics of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry

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The Basics of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry by David W. Ball, John W. Hill, and Rhonda J. Scott is for the one-semester General, Organic and Biological Chemistry course. The authors designed this textbook from the ground up to meet the needs of a one-semester course. It is 20 chapters in length and approximately 350-400 pages; just the right breadth and depth for instructors to teach and students to grasp. In addition, The Basics of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry is written not by one chemist, but THREE chemistry professors with specific, complimentary research and teaching areas. David W. Ball's specialty is physical chemistry, John W. Hill's is organic chemistry, and finally, Rhonda J. Scott's background is in enzyme and peptide chemistry. These three authors have the expertise to identify and present only the most important material for students to learn in the GOB Chemistry course. These experienced authors have ensured their text has ample in-text examples, and ”Test Yourself“ questions following the examples so students can immediately check their comprehension. The end-of-chapter exercises will be paired, with one answered in the back of the text so homework can easily be assigned and self-checked. The Basics of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry by David W. Ball, John W. Hill, and Rhonda J. Scott is the right text for you and your students if you are looking for a GOB textbook with just the right amount of coverage without overdoing the concepts and overwhelming your students.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Dr. David W. Ball, Dr. John W. Hill, Dr. Rhonda J. Scott

Deconstructing Management Podcast

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Are you bored by textbooks? Are you overwhelmed trying to keep up with the reading in all your college classes? Deconstructing Management is a podcast created by college students for college students. We make learning management not suck. Each episode is produced by different teams of students and aligns with the OpenStax Principles of Management textbook. We believe it's a better way to learn management, but we might be biased ;-) Licensed under CC BY 4.0 - creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Access the textbook for free at openstax.org/details/books/principles-management

Material Type: Lecture, Primary Source

Author: Management Students of Nicole Colter