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ACT@PSU Quick Start Guide book cover

ACT@PSU Quick Start Guide

CC BY (Attribution)  3 H5P Activities    English

Subject(s): Open learning, distance education

Publisher: Affordable Course Transformation: The Pennsylvania State University

Last updated: 07/02/2023

Begin creating accessible OER quickly with this guide to Pressbooks' most-used features.
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A Pop-up Restaurant Business Guide for Capstone Hospitality Entrepreneurship Education

CC BY-SA (Attribution ShareAlike)  3 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Pauline Milwood

Subject(s): Hospitality and service industries, Entrepreneurship / Start-ups, Food and drink service industries

Last updated: 07/02/2023

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Introduction to the U.S. Criminal Justice System

CC BY-SA (Attribution ShareAlike)  22 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Kate McLean, Alison S. Burke, David Carter, Brian Fedorek, Tiffany Morey, Lore Rutz-Burri, Shanell Sanchez

Subject(s): Legal aspects of criminology

Institution(s): The Pennsylvania State University

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

Last updated: 07/02/2023

This book provides an overview of the criminal justice system and its primary components in the United States. Students will gain familiarity with the workings of, and relationship between, the police, courts, and both institutional and community corrections; it also spends significant time discussing the history of crime (and criminology) at the local, state, and national levels. While this book aims to give students a solid understanding of basic legal concepts and vocabulary, it will also take a socio-historical perspective that relates the evolution of US criminal justice to the contemporary structure of American society. Finally, this book is designed to support a primary research project that explores the relationship between individuals’ experiences of criminal victimization, attitudes toward firearms, and confidence in the police.

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Entrepreneurship Law: Company Creation

CC0 (Creative Commons Zero)  1 H5P Activities    English

Subject(s): Law

Publisher: Affordable Course Transformation: Pennsylvania State University

Last updated: 05/02/2023

Students survey the legal issues confronted by entrepreneurs and develop the practical skills to effectively and ethically represent them during the start-up phase. Students study how to interview, counsel, plan, draft, and negotiate, by critiquing relevant readings and putting this to use in the context of client interactions and classroom simulations. Students also will draft relevant blog posts, client correspondence and memoranda typical of those that surface in small business and entrepreneur representation.

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The OER Starter Kit

CC BY (Attribution)  5 H5P Activities    English

Subject(s): Open learning, distance education

Publisher: Iowa State University Digital Press

Last updated: 26/01/2023

This starter kit has been created to provide instructors with an introduction to the use and creation of open educational resources (OER). The text is broken into five sections: Getting Started, Copyright, Finding OER, Teaching with OER, and Creating OER. Each chapter is accompanied with learning objectives and most chapters feature interactive elements and opportunities for readers to engage with the text. Although some chapters contain more advanced content, the starter kit is primarily intended for users who are entirely new to Open Education.

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Agribusiness Management 101

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Subject(s): Agricultural and rural economics

Publisher: Affordable Course Transformation: The Pennsylvania State University

Last updated: 24/01/2023

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Communities in Crisis: Student Voices on Climate Change

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  3 H5P Activities    English

Subject(s): Earth Sciences, Geography, Environment, Planning, Climate change

Publisher: College of Earth and Mineral Science, The Pennsylvania State University

Last updated: 18/01/2023

Communities in Crisis–Student Voices on Climate Change addresses the specific threats of climate change on communities ranging from villages to large megalopolis. The threats encompass heatwaves and droughts, ocean acidification and harmful algal blooms. The project is written and edited by students at Penn State. The goal is to compile the magnitude of the climate change crisis on communities across the globe, as well as the breadth of the issues we face. Beyond looking at the current threats and forecasts, the students consider the solutions for the problems. Communities in Crisis is an ongoing project with new entries added each semester, and, over time it will chronicle the changing threats that climate change poses to populations around the world.

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Spanish 001

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  38 H5P Activities    English

Subject(s): Language acquisition

Publisher: Affordable Course Transformation: The Pennsylvania State University

Last updated: 11/01/2023

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HLS 476 Homeland Security Intelligence

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Last updated: 05/01/2023

This book is a collection of open readings on Intelligence for Homeland Security 476 at Penn State University World Campus.
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Psychology of Human Emotion: An Open Access Textbook

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  28 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Michelle Yarwood

Publisher: Affordable Course Transformation: Pennsylvania State University

Last updated: 30/12/2022