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Technical Writing

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): Allison Gross, Annemarie Hamlin, Billy Merck, Chris Rubio, Jodi Naas, Megan Savage, Michele DeSilva

Subject(s): Writing and editing guides

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

Last updated: 30/11/2023

This open textbook offers students of technical writing an introduction to the processes and products  involved in professional, workplace, and technical writing. The text is broken up into sections reflecting key components of researching, developing, and producing a technical report. Readers will also learn about other professional communication, designing documents, and creating and integrating graphics. Written especially for an academic setting, this book provides readers with guidance on information literacy and documenting sources. This book was collected, adapted, and edited from multiple openly licensed sources.

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

Author(s): Timothy Krause

Subject(s): Language learning: writing skills, Research methods: general, Language learning: grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation

Last updated: 14/11/2023

This writing course for advanced students of ESOL offers an integrated approach to metacognition and critical thinking skills, research and source evaluation skills, standard composition and grammar skills, and academic vocabulary skills.

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Excel for Contractors

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Barbara Lave, Nick Bredleau, Hallie Puncochar, Julie Romey, Mary Schatz, Art Schneider

Subject(s): Construction and heavy industry, Business studies: general

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

Last updated: 09/11/2023

This Beginning Excel textbook is intended for use in a one-term introductory spreadsheet course with an emphasis in the use of Excel for Building Construction Programs. The basics of Excel, as they apply to the professional workplace, are introduced, including spreadsheet design, data entry, formulas, functions, charts, tables, and multi-sheet use. This textbook includes instructions for Excel for Mac also.

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit

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Plan para el éxito en la universidad y la carrera profesional

CC BY (Attribution)   Spanish

Author(s): Dave Dillon

Publisher: Rebus Community

Last updated: 08/11/2023

Blueprint for Success in College and Career es una remezcla de cuatro REA (recursos educativos abiertos) ya existentes: A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning To College For Non-traditional Students de Alise Lamoreaux, How to Learn Like a Pro! de Phyllis Nissila, Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom, editado por Thomas Priester, College Success, proporcionado por Lumen Learning, y un libro de texto previamente protegido por derechos de autor con contenido que ahora tiene licencia abierta: Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills and Time Management Strategies, de Dave Dillon. Blueprint for Success in College and Career, un OER (Open Educational Resource) es una guía gratuita para que les estudiantes tengan éxito en el aula y en su carrera. Este texto, diseñado para mostrar cómo tener éxito en la universidad y en la preparación de la carrera, se centra en las técnicas de estudio, la gestión del tiempo, la exploración de la carrera, la salud y los conocimientos financieros.

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Los orígenes hispanos de Oregón

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   Spanish

Author(s): Olga Gutiérrez Rodríguez

Last updated: 25/10/2023

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Environmental Biology

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Matthew R. Fisher

Editor(s): Matthew R. Fisher

Subject(s): Biology, life sciences

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

Last updated: 20/10/2023

This open textbook covers the most salient environmental issues, from a biological perspective. The text is designed for an introductory-level college science course. Topics include the fundamentals of ecology, biodiversity, pollution,  climate change, food production, and human population growth.

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Green Tea Intermediate English Communication OER

CC BY (Attribution)  18 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Eric Dodson, Luciana Diniz, Nanci Leiton

Subject(s): Language learning: listening skills, Language learning: speaking skills

Last updated: 19/10/2023

This set of multimedia materials incorporates interesting topics and real-world language in an accessible way for adult English language learners at the low-to-mid intermediate level, using eclectic methods (communicative activities, content-based instruction lite, focus on form), all while maintaining a connection to our learners’ lives


Each unit has handouts, presentation slides, key vocabulary lists, informative speeches recorded by ESOL teachers at PCC, dialogs, extension activities, and additional videos or materials for assessment. The videos can be linked to directly, embedded in a class page or Learning Management System (LMS, such as Canvas), or downloaded. Closed captioned versions of the videos are also available. Teachers can incorporate everything here, or take an a la carte approach with their existing activities and curricula.


To make it easier to navigate these materials, we are gathering them in a pressbooks site as well. That site may make it easier for teachers to navigate and share links with students.


Like any set of classroom materials, this OER is not a “class in a box.” We anticipate that teachers will have their own approach to in-class (or synchronous online) activities, out-of-class work, assessments, and speeches, so we’re not offering a one-size-fits-all solution.


These materials are openly shared (with the exception of youtube videos, where noted), which means you have all the permission you need to use, adapt, and re-share them. All we ask is to attribute the materials to “Green Tea Communication OER,” and, if you have a moment, let us know if you found the materials helpful.

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Nutrition: Science and Everyday Application

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)  68 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Alice Callahan, PhD, Heather Leonard, PhD, RDN, Tamberly Powell, MS, RDN

Subject(s): Dietetics and nutrition, Public health and preventive medicine, Personal and public health / health education, Family and health, Fitness and diet, Cultural studies: food and society

Institution(s): Lane Community College

Last updated: 17/10/2023

This book is designed as an Open Education Resource (OER) for introductory nutrition courses and has been adopted for use in high schools and colleges. Topics covered include basic nutrition and metabolism, information literacy, body weight and health, nutrition across life stages, dietary supplements, an in-depth look at each of the macronutrients, and major functions of vitamins and minerals. The second edition of Nutrition: Science and Everyday Application was released in August 2022. The second edition includes a fully revised Unit 7 (Body Weight and Health) and minor revisions to Unit 10 (Nutrition and Physical Activity). In June 2023, Unit 2 (Nutrition Science and Information Literacy) was significantly updated along with the ancillary materials for Unit 2. The remainder of the OER and the accompanying ancillary materials are the same as the first edition, originally published in December 2020. Order a print copy:
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Mt Hood Community College Biology 101

CC BY (Attribution)  63 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Lisa Bartee, Christine Anderson

Subject(s): Biology, life sciences

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

Last updated: 05/10/2023

BI101: Survey of Cellular Biology is intended for one term of the introductory biology course for non-science majors taught at many two- and four-year colleges. The concepts of cellular biology, as they apply to the study of life, are introduced, including parts of a cell, metabolism, and homeostasis.

This textbook incorporates the mandates found in Vision and Change and focuses on the non-content aspects of biology education that are just as important. Additionally, this book explicitly teaches the general education outcomes that we have identified as important for this class. This textbook pulls together biology content resources that are accessible for our community college non-major biology students, as well as resources to provide them with explicit instruction in the quantitative literacy, communication, and information literacy general education outcomes as they relate to the biology content they are learning.

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Digital Foundations: Introduction to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Cloud

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): xtine burrough, Michael Mandiberg

Editor(s): Thomas Burton, Meredith Keene

Subject(s): Graphical and digital media applications

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

Last updated: 02/10/2023

Digital Foundations uses formal exercises of the Bauhaus to teach the Adobe Creative Suite. All students of digital design and production—whether learning in a classroom or on their own—need to understand the basic principles of design in order to implement them using current software. Far too often design is left out of books that teach software for the trade and academic markets. Consequently, the design software training exercise is often a lost opportunity for visual learning.  This revised edition updates the original text for use with Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 software.

What is Digital Foundations?

Digital Foundations: Introduction to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Suite integrates the formal principles of the Bauhaus Basic Course into an introduction to digital media production with the Adobe Creative Suite, or the FLOSS graphics applications.

Why Digital Foundations is different

Most textbooks and software manuals in the current market do not include art and design history or visual principles. These books synthesize historical examples and traditional studio foundation exercises into smart, well-paced digital studio exercises. See it for yourself in Chapter 5 of Digital Foundations, where we explore Illustrator’s Color Picker window through Joseph Albers’ color exercises.

Digital media texts about Adobe Creative Suite, whether they are “Bibles”, “For Dummies” or “Classroom in a Books”, focus on tools and production tips. Digital Foundations is the only textbook that teaches visual skills through production tools. For example, look at our Table of Contents. It is organized by visual topics, including symmetry, line art, tonal scale, elements of motion, and more.

Digital Foundations is not specifically for dummies or classrooms. It was made for self-learners, artists, designers, as well as classroom applications. We wrote this book for our classrooms as well as for our parents!

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