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    Pathways to Culture, Health and Well-Being Understanding
    (2022) Kalaitzi, Valia
    “Pathways to Culture, Health, and Well-Being Understanding” is a contemporary, open educational resource (OER) content created firsthand to serve the learning objectives of the "Culture, Health and Well-Being" course. This teaching book focuses on bringing together the new knowledge and developments on understanding how regional cultures and health are intertwined and influence our perceptions and choices on health and well-being. The aim is for students of all majors to get deeper insights on cultural competence as a key driver in the population’s health, health professions, and health systems as well as on its influence on health, and well-being across ethnic and vulnerable groups.
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    Prose Fiction: An Introduction to the Semiotics of Narrative
    (2022) Rodak, Miranda; Storey, Ben
    Prose Fiction: An Introduction to the Semiotics of Narrative is an open-access textbook that introduces readers of fiction to its underlying semiotic principles. The text was originally published by Ignasi Ribo for students in a 300-level literature course. As an open access text, it has been adapted into this modified version by two additional authors, Miranda Rodak and Ben Storey, to address 200-level literature students entering the "Introduction to Fiction" course at Indiana University.
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    Introduction to Molecular Biology
    (2022) Mehta, Sapna
    Introduction to Molecular Biology is a textbook curated from open-source materials for BIOL-L211- a core course required for students majoring in biology at Indiana University Bloomington. Students enrolled in this course have completed college-level introductory biology and chemistry. The text is tailored for a flipped/hybrid format and serves as the primary source of learning material before a class meeting. Following Universal Design for Learning principles, multiple means of representation are provided for students to engage with the content. The textbook includes links to lecture videos, other digital content, resources for extended learning, and interactive self-check exercises. Concepts in Context are interwoven within the text and provide students an opportunity to see the application of molecular biology principles even when not apparent! This document is intended to be a living text and will be updated organically as time permits. Planned updates include the addition of chapters on common topics not included in the current version.
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    Marketing: An Introductory Text
    (2022) Donahue, Kim
    There are many excellent Introduction to Marketing textbooks on the market. Since most professors emphasize some parts and not others, and as some terminology is author specific, this OER was designed to emphasize the material the author emphasizes in class and to focus on a minimalistic approach, allowing the instructor to provide additional insights. This text addresses the basic marketing concepts of marketing research, STP, product ,place, price, and promotion. Digital marketing is addressed but not emphasized as the author considers it a very effective and important tool to implement marketing concepts and strategies. This text stresses the role of marketing in strategic planning and how the specific concepts and strategies fit into the organization’s strategic plan.
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    Undergraduate Statistics (K300) Videos and Resources
    (2022) Hullinger, Rick
    Many students think of K300 as a math course. While it is true that we will perform some calculations along the way, this course is not about the math. Instead, this course will focus on the underlying logic and principles of statistical analysis so that you understand what the numbers tell you (and what they don't tell you), not just how to generate them.
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    IUPUI First Year Experience Course Template
    (2022) Powell, Amy; Sanders, Julia
    The goal for IUPUI FYS Course Template is to provide materials at zero cost to students by utilizing existing resources through the IUPUI library and high-quality resources found online. With the course template being used at scale, it is important the resources are sustainable, available to all students simultaneously, and integrated within Canvas, because the First Year Experience course shell is widely distributed to a large student population. In addition to serving students, the first-year seminar course template must also serve the needs of faculty and staff instructors across campus. We plan to make substantive changes to the first version of the course shell, including adding an activity catalog of new content and materials so instructors have multiple options for meeting learning goals and/or can use multiple instructional items to go deeper into a topic. Due to the sheer number of instructors with varying levels of experience who will be teaching a first-year seminar course using the course template, all activities need to be self-explanatory and/or contain instructor notes for customizing content. Additionally, all lessons are in the TILT (Transparency in Learning and Teaching) format to support student success.