Welcome to the University of Arkansas Open Educational Resources (OER) repository. The openly licensed textbooks included in this collection were jointly funded by the University Libraries and Global Campus through the OER Course Materials Conversion Program. All included resources may be freely used by the public. If seeking access to re-mixable files for adaptation, please complete this form. Questions about our resources? Email us, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daniel E. Barth
Astronomy for Educators provides new and accomplished K-12 instructors with concepts and projects for low-cost, high-impact STEM classroom instruction that is built around the National Academies National Research Council's K-12 Framework for Science Education.
This is a “minimalist” textbook for a first semester of university, calculus-based physics, covering classical mechanics (including one chapter on mechanical waves, but excluding fluids), plus a brief introduction to thermodynamics. The presentation owes much to Mazur’s The Principles and Practice of Physics: conservation laws, momentum and energy, are introduced before forces, and one-dimensional setups are thoroughly explored before two-dimensional systems are considered. It contains both problems and worked-out examples.
Adam Rex Pope
This book presents technical writing as an approach to researching and carrying out writing that centers on technical subject matter. Each and every chapter is devoted to helping students understand that good technical writing is situationally-aware and context-driven. Technical writing doesn’t work off knowing the one true right way of doing things—there is no magic report template out there that will always work. Instead, the focus is on offering students a series of approaches they can use to map out their situations and do research accordingly.
Michael R. Thomsen
An Interactive Text for Food and Agricultural Marketing. This is a web-based text. It includes interactive demonstrations and problem sets designed to help students better understand the textual content.
The text itself is written in R markdown language with embedded R Shiny Apps that provide the interactive content. The text is accessible and fully functional on mobile browsers. The text is hosted on a dedicated Red Hat virtual machine running R Shiny Server.1 An Interactive Text for Food and Agricultural Marketing has been released with a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. The markdown files are available on GitHub (https://github.com/thomsen-m/FAM-OER) in a format ready to be deployed on an R Shiny Server. Chapters of the text can also be downloaded and viewed locally on any PC with an R installation (https://cran.r-project.org/). R is open-source and runs on Linux, Mac OS or Windows.