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No Limits

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Author(s): University of Texas at Arlington

Publisher: Mavs Open Press

Last updated: 07/02/2023

Student Success and First Year Experience are learning community courses at UTA that teach new students academic success skills to aid their transition to college. The goal of the courses is to help students identify their individual needs, determine what resources are appropriate, recognize the faculty role in their development, and formulate a plan for an actively engaged and enriched experience from campus to career. The courses will be taught by Peer Academic Leaders (PALs) and faculty, staff and/or graduate students to provide guidance, raise awareness and understanding of students' majors and help support collaborative and co-curricular opportunities available within the School/College. This open educational resource is the required textbook for both courses.
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The Data Notebook

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Author(s): Peace Ossom-Williamson, Kenton Rambsy

Publisher: Mavs Open Press

Last updated: 07/02/2023

The Data Notebook is an online suite of open interactive resources that provides instructional materials for introductory data analytics and data visualization approaches relevant to a wide range of subjects and disciplines. Specifically, this book focuses on principles related to data storytelling, and provides tangible research steps and include case studies, mini-lessons, and interactive instructional components.
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How History is Made: A Student’s Guide to Reading, Writing, and Thinking in the Discipline

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Author(s): Stephanie Cole, Kimberly Breuer, Scott W. Palmer, Brandon Blakeslee

Editor(s): Kimberly Breuer, Stephanie Cole

Subject(s): History: theory and methods

Publisher: Mavs Open Press

Last updated: 07/02/2023

A guide to the historical profession appropriate for use in an undergraduate Historical Methods course. The goal for this book is that those who read it will learn how to do well in history courses by developing the ability to read, research, and write according to the standards established in our discipline. Becoming familiar with how historians customarily approach questions about the past–as well as learning to how to read critically, research efficiently, build strong arguments based on evidence, and write with clarity–are the lessons that will give history students not only a leg-up in their history courses, but provide important, marketable skills useful in other courses and in many careers (some of which are highlighted within the text). The main lesson gained from reading this book is that within the professional discipline of history there are standards for research and writing about the past.

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Introduction to Industrial Engineering

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Author(s): Bonnie Boardman

Subject(s): Production and industrial engineering

Publisher: Mavs Open Press

Last updated: 07/02/2023

This book was created for an undergraduate Introduction to Industrial Engineering course at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA).  The chapters give an overview of the profession and an introduction to some of the tools used by industrial engineers in industry.  There are interactive content exercises included at the end of most chapters.  This interactive content aims to engage students in the content as they are reading.  The book will continue to revised and updated with new information as it becomes necessary.  More interactive content will be added to the end of each chapter in future versions of the book.
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Producción de Noticias Televisivas en Español en Estados Unidos de América

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Subject(s): Producción televisiva: conocimientos básicos y técnicos

Publisher: Mavs Open Press

Last updated: 07/02/2023

Producción de Noticias Televisivas en Español en Estados Unidos de América es el primer Recurso Educativo Abierto (REA) dedicado exclusivamente al tema. Este REA expone la terminología empleada en las salas de redacción, facilita el entendimiento de la profesión y presenta ejemplos reales que conllevan al mejoramiento de la educación y la producción de noticias televisivas estadounidenses.
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Building Information Modeling using Revit for Architects and Engineers

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Author(s): Atefe Makhmalbaf

Subject(s): Construction planning

Publisher: Mavs Open Press

Last updated: 07/02/2023

This book offers a web-based multimedia platform to enable students in Architecture, Civil Engineering, and Construction Engineering to learn fundamentals of BIM using Revit and be able to create building architectural, mechanical and structural models, develop construction documentation and analyze building performance. The platform include: book chapters on detailed Revit instructions and videos.
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Where Does Art Come From?

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Author(s): Leah McCurdy

Subject(s): History of art

Publisher: Mavs Open Press

Last updated: 17/01/2023

Contributors to this open textbook offer relatable descriptions, details, and contexts of artworks from around the world, which have often been relegated to the peripheries of art and social history. Art traditions from Africa, Oceania, South and Southeast Asia, Islamicate regions, East Asia, and the indigenous Americas (before colonization) are prioritized to challenge the long-held view that “real art” only comes from the West. Introductory discussions of the history of art history and geographic conventions set the stage for considering the larger question, “where does art come from,” and other questions such as, “why haven’t I heard much about art from Africa, Oceania, etc.?” This book takes a pluralistic approach, forefronting diversity and interconnectedness. Scholars and students collaborated to produce this book. Student contributions will continue to improve the text and interactivity as it evolves. A scavenger hunt of student-made “easter eggs” builds a thread of engagement and humor throughout the book. Make sure to find them all! 

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A Guide to OER Creation with Mavs Open Press

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Publisher: Mavs Open Press

Last updated: 09/01/2023

A Guide to OER Creation with Mavs Open Press presents effective practices and policies for reusing and attributing open content, provides an overview of the OER creation and modification processes, and discusses tools and resources available to support OER use at UTA. It was created using Pressbooks, an open source web-based publishing tool adopted by UTA Libraries for hosting and disseminating OER published by Mavs Open Press.
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Teamwork: An Open Access Practical Guide

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Author(s): Andrew M. Clark, Lolin Martins-Crane, Mengqi Zhan, Justin Dellinger T.

Editor(s): Andrew M. Clark, Justin Dellinger T.

Publisher: Mavs Open Press

Last updated: 04/01/2023

One of the things that faculty often hear from students is that they dislike working in teams. However, employers stress that teamwork is an essential skill for the workforce and want applicants that can apply the knowledge and skills gained through their experiences to their new career. The goal of this guide is to provide students with tools to help them understand what a team is, the different roles that comprise a team and how they fit into them, managing the teamwork process, and how to effectively market teamwork skills to their future employers. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on what they have learned and evaluate themselves and their team. Employer testimonials are included so students can hear from professionals in different disciplines about what teamwork looks like and how it applies to their occupation.

 

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Applied Fluid Mechanics Lab Manual

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Author(s): Habib Ahmari, Shah Md Imran Kabir

Editor(s): Ginny Bowers

Subject(s): Engineering: general, Engineering: Mechanics of fluids

Publisher: Mavs Open Press

Last updated: 04/01/2023

Basic engineering knowledge about fluid mechanics is required in various sectors of water resources engineering, such as designing hydraulic structure on any riverine environments and flood mitigation process. The objective of this book is to enable students to understand fundamental concepts in the field of fluid mechanics and apply those concepts in practice. Applied Fluid Mechanics Lab Manual is designed to enhance civil engineering students’ understanding and knowledge of experimental methods and basic principles of fluid mechanics. The ten experiments in this lab manual provide an overview of widely used terms and phenomena of fluid mechanics and open channel flow, which are required for solving engineering problems.