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

Smarthistory

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Smarthistory, the art history provider of the Khan Academy, provides comprehensive essays and videos covering art historical topics from prehistoric through contemporary times. Thematic approaches and current ethical issues related to art and archeology are also covered and explored. Downloadable PDF documents are available for specific geographic regions. This site is geared towards the introductory learner and is appropriate for AP high school students, college students, and the general public. New material and formats, including a globally-oriented digital textbook, are being added to the site.

Material Type: Reading

OpenStax Introductory Business Statistics

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Introductory Business Statistics is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the one-semester statistics course for business, economics, and related majors. Core statistical concepts and skills have been augmented with practical business examples, scenarios, and exercises. The result is a meaningful understanding of the discipline, which will serve students in their business careers and real-world experiences.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Alexander Holmes, Barbara Illowsky, Susan Dean

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

Business Communication Skills for Managers

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n Business Communication Skills for Managers, students learn how to communicate effectively in business, with an emphasis on the use of these skills managing teams and organizations. The course introduces important elements of successful communication, providing examples of effective communication and providing students opportunities to practice the same. The course covers the essentials of communication including professional writing, visual aids, presentations, speeches, phone and online communication, and both getting hired and finding new hires.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: Lumen Learning

Today’s Business Communication: A How-To Guide for the Modern Professional - Second Edition

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As we enter the third decade of the 21st Century, managerial communication remains the lifeblood of effective business practices. But being an effective business communicator is not easy. It requires a great deal of work and the appropriate guide. This book is a guide to becoming better at listening, writing, and speaking. Although there are many lessons to learn about effective business communication, we have compiled in this book a number of the most essential lessons, which are organized around key topic areas related to business communication. There is no perfect business communication, just as there is no perfect managerial communication professional. But we can certainly follow the guidelines and lessons in this book and listen to the experts who live and work using these skills every day to get as close as possible. We are a group of professionals who have experience in different fields and have also been teaching business/managerial communication for years. This book represents what we have learned and would like to share with you as you embark on your journey toward enhancing your business communication skills.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Jason Snyder

Stand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking

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From audience analysis to giving a presentation, Stand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking will guide students through the speech making process. The authors focus on the process of speech making because they have created this book to be a user-friendly guide to creating, researching, and presenting public speeches. While both classic and current academic research in public speaking guide this book, the authors believe that a new textbook in public speaking should first, and foremost, be a practical book that helps students prepare and deliver a variety of different types of speeches — and that is the primary goal of this book.With practicality in mind, the authors developed, Stand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking, as a streamlined public speaking textbook. Many public speaking textbooks today contain over twenty different chapters, which is often impossible to cover in a ten-week quarter or a sixteen-week semester; this textbook is eighteen unique chapters. The fifteen chapters are divided into four clear units of information: introduction to public speaking, speech preparation, speech creation, and speech presentation.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Jason Wrench, Anne Goding, Danette Johnson, Bernardo Attias

Public Relations v. 1.0

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Our purpose in this volume is to introduce you to the concepts of strategic public relations. Our basic assumption is that you have some general knowledge of management and business terminology; we will help you to apply that to the discipline of public relations. Our text is based in current research and scholarly knowledge of the public relations discipline as well as years of experience in professional public relations practice.

Material Type: Textbook