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Introduction to Speech Communication

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

Author(s): Mary Walker, Megan Linsenmeyer, Sarah E. Hollingsworth, Sasha Hanrahan, Terrisa Elwood

Editor(s): Kathryn Weinland, Mary Walker, Megan Linsenmeyer, Sarah E. Hollingsworth, Sasha Hanrahan, Terrisa Elwood

Subject(s): Speaking in public: advice and guides, Communication studies, Interpersonal communication and skills, Business communication and presentation, Information visualization

Institution(s): Oklahoma State University

Publisher: Oklahoma State University Libraries

Last updated: 12/06/2024

This book, Introduction to Speech Communication, is used to support teaching, learning and research for SPCH 2713 at Oklahoma State University (OSU). This resource has been customized for use at OSU by faculty members Sarah E. Hollingsworth, Kathryn Weinland, Sasha Hanrahan, Mary Walker, Terrisa Elwood and Megan Linsenmeyer. In addition to inclusion of original work authored by the editors to meet the needs of their course at OSU, the editors adapted and mixed together portions of  Exploring Public Speaking: 4th EditionStand Up, Speak Out, and Fundamentals of Public Speaking. Please see below for full citations of each of these works. We at Oklahoma State University Libraries acknowledge our gratitude for the expertise and generosity of the scholars at Affordable Learning Georgia, College of the Canyons, the Open Education Network and elsewhere for creating and sharing customizable versions of their work.

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Learning in the Digital Age

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Tutaleni I. Asino

Editor(s): Tutaleni I. Asino

Subject(s): Educational equipment and technology, computer-aided learning (CAL), Higher education, tertiary education, Open learning, distance education, Education, Digital and information technologies: social and ethical aspects

Publisher: Oklahoma State University Libraries

Last updated: 12/06/2024

This book is designed to serve as a textbook for classes exploring the nature of learning in the digital age. The genesis of this book is a desire to use OERs in all my teachings, coupled with the realization that the resources that I was looking for were not available and as such I needed to contribute in creating them. It is thus a small attempt to contribute to the vast repository of Open Educational Resources.

When discussing learning in the digital age, most focus on the technology first. However, the emphasis made in this book is that it’s about the learner not just the technology. One of the things that is easy to lose track of when talking about learning in the digital age is the learner. Technology is important and it has significant impact but it is still about the person who is using the technology. Many people conflate learning in the digital age with technology in today’s age. This important misconception is common and results from our failure to examine our understanding of what “learning” really is. Of course, Most of this depends on a person’s epistemology. There are numerous definitions of what learning is and often they come to how a person sees the world. Some argue that learning is about a change in behavior due to experiences, others state simply that learning is being able to do something new that you were not able to do before. Regardless of what side you choose, to understand what learning in the digital age is, one has to understand what learning itself is.

I am immensely thankful to the authors for sharing their ideas freely and for the reviewers who volunteered their time to give feedback.

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Intro to Social Media

CC BY (Attribution)  10 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Cheryl Lawson

Subject(s): Communication studies, Media studies: advertising and society, Online marketing / Social media marketing, Social media / social networking, Higher education, tertiary education

Institution(s): Oklahoma State University

Publisher: Oklahoma State University Libraries

Last updated: 23/05/2024

This book is aimed at managers, business owners, marketing managers, and aspiring social media marketing interns and managers. I will assume that however accomplished in your own field – baker, developer, teacher and that even as successful business owners, you approach the topic of social media marketing as a beginner. Even if you are an avid personal user of social networks, we will treat this book as a guided tour of social media for marketing purposes.

While this is a textbook, it is not meant to read like a traditional textbook, especially on a topic that is rooted in digital to an audience who, let’s be honest, doesn’t really like to read. No shade. I too would rather watch a YouTube video on how to fix a problem with my laptop than read the manual.

Like many of my Generation X peers, I began using forums and chat rooms in the early 1990’s and have watched social networks come and go (AOL and Yahoo chat rooms, Friendster, Myspace) – To those not inclined to spend countless hours online over the past couple of decades, it may seem as if things change too often.

For others, particularly those born into the technology, aka digital natives, social networks as with most technology, are second nature to you, but not having work experience may leave you perplexed as to what your boss/ client / customers really want from you as a social media manager.

If you fall within either one of these audiences, this book is for you. I will do my best to help you sort out a basic understanding of the why of social media as a marketing tool for business, for personal brand building, and perhaps more importantly, where to find supporting information and research to help you design, monitor, test, and re-define a social media marketing strategy.

If you are utilizing this book as an instructor or are considering using this book as an instructor, first of all, Thank you very much! Here, you will find the instruction plan and a practical way of teaching students how the principles of marketing work. We will also explore the principles for each prominent social website. Also, the exercises with every chapter will give students a better chance at understanding these concepts as well.

To sum it up, the target audience for the book is a person who is interested in social media marketing for brand building.

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Who Teaches Writing?

CC BY (Attribution)  5 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Dr. Tyler Branson, Dr. Ron Brooks, Dana Cadman, Dr. Heidi Cephus, Sarah Beth Childers, Dr. Joshua Daniel, Beth Devore, Dr. Rafael Hernandez, Dr. Charlotte Hogg, Dr. Ho'omana Nathan Horton, Dr. Stephanie Link, Vyshali Manivannan, Dr. Josiah Meints, Dr. Robert Mundy, Sara Nezami Nav, Holly Reiter, Dr. Anna Sicari, Ryan Slesinger, Natasha Tinsley, Laura Tunningley, Graig Uhlin, Lisa Wright

Editor(s): Dr. Joshua Daniel

Subject(s): Writing and editing guides, Language learning: writing skills

Institution(s): Oklahoma State University

Publisher: Oklahoma State University Libraries

Last updated: 19/04/2024

Who Teaches Writing is an open teaching and learning resource being used in English Composition classes at Oklahoma State University. It was authored by contributors from Oklahoma State University and also includes invited chapters from other institutions both inside and outside of Oklahoma. Contributors include faculty from various departments, contingent faculty and staff, and graduate instructors. One purpose of the resource is to provide short, relatively jargon-free chapters geared toward undergraduate students taking First-Year Composition. Support for this project was provided in part by OpenOKState, Oklahoma State University Libraries, and the Claud D. Kniffin Professorship of Library Service and Education.

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Philosophical Thought

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  14 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Edited by Heather Wilburn, Ph.D.

Editor(s): Heather Wilburn, Ph.D., Jamie Holmes

Subject(s): Philosophy

Publisher: Tulsa Community College

Last updated: 02/04/2024

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People, Places, and Cultures

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Raymon Huston, Editor, R. Adam Dastrup

Editor(s): Jamie Holmes

Subject(s): Social geography, Human geography

Institution(s): Tulsa Community College

Publisher: Tulsa Community College

Last updated: 20/03/2024

 

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OpenOKState Student Fellows

CC BY (Attribution)  2 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Kathy Essmiller

Subject(s): Open learning, distance education, Political activism / Political engagement, Funding of education and student finance, Student life, Higher education, tertiary education, Library and information services

Institution(s): Oklahoma State University

Publisher: Oklahoma State University Libraries

Last updated: 04/03/2024

This resource provides a micro-course opportunity for students to learn about, engage with, and advocate for lower textbook costs through the use of open educational resources. It is used at Oklahoma State University to support student advocacy for open practices; it is used in particular with students selected to the OpenOKState Student Fellows program.

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Applications of Educational Technology

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)  1 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Susan Stansberry

Subject(s): Computing and Information Technology, Education, Higher education, tertiary education, Teacher training, Teaching skills and techniques, Teachers’ classroom resources and material, Educational equipment and technology, computer-aided learning (CAL), Information technology: general topics, Digital and information technologies: Health and safety aspects, Digital and information technologies: social and ethical aspects, Practical applications of information technology

Institution(s): Oklahoma State University

Publisher: Oklahoma State University Libraries

Last updated: 10/02/2024

Welcome to the Applications of Educational Technology eBook. The resource comes alongside the Oklahoma State University Emerging Technologies and Creativity Research Lab, where students in this class will play and help in transforming education through creative habits!

The purpose of this online resource is to serve as an interactive open textbook for EDTC 3123 Applications of Educational Technology at Oklahoma State University. We invite you to ask questions, contribute resources, and participate in making this a living, collaborative resource for all educators!

Course information: This course is an introduction to the design and development of instruction using educational media and technology. It involves development of teaching and learning materials using digital technologies, contemporary applications of computers and other electronic systems to instruction. Because this is a preservice education course, the main focus is on effective integration of educational technology and instructional design.

This semester-long course supported by this resource is taught face-to-face and aims not only to model excellence in teaching with technology but also to provide a safe environment within which preservice teachers work in teams to facilitate active and engaged peer learning that reflects best practices in technology integration, instructional design, content presentation, instructional strategies, standards-based assessment, and lesson reflection.

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Arts Administration Library Instruction

CC BY (Attribution)  1 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Kathy Essmiller

Subject(s): Library and information services, Music, Theory of music and musicology

Publisher: OSU Libraries

Last updated: 08/02/2024

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Writing Spaces at Oklahoma State University

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Dr. Joshua Daniel, Dr. Kathy Essmiller, Mark DiFrusio, Natasha Tinsley, Dr. Josiah Meints, Dr. Courtney Lund O'Neil, Dane Howard, Roseanna Recchia

Subject(s): Language and Linguistics, Usage and grammar guides, Creative writing and creative writing guides, Writing and editing guides, For higher / tertiary / university education, Reference, Information and Interdisciplinary subjects

Institution(s): Oklahoma State University

Publisher: Oklahoma State University Libraries

Last updated: 19/01/2024

This resource incorporates and contextualizes material from Writing Spaces. Writing Spaces is, as Dr. Daniel likes to say, the “OG” of all things commercial-free-textbooks for first-year writing. If terms like “book series” and “peer-reviewed essays” or “by teachers for students” or “free” sound reminiscent of Who Teaches Writing, it is because Writing Spaces was and is the inspiration for Who Teaches WritingWho Teaches Writing was no brain child of ours, but just the end result of us keeping up with good practice from smart people who have been doing this work for many years. Dr. Daniel had the good fortune to serve as web editor for Writing Spaces for a time, and he knows their work well. While we borrowed their process to create our textbook, this textbook uses existing Writing Spaces articles and organizes them around the English 1213 curriculum, along with abstracts and introductions from our editorial team (you’ll be meeting them in each section) to deliver you another commercial free textbook. Not only is it entirely possible to create free textbooks for FYC students, it has been for a while. This is because, well, Writing Spaces has been at it for a minute; as FYC Director, Dr. Daniel does not believe in unnecessary textbook costs.