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446 Places for Free Books Online Introduction This is the launch page for the pages here at Gizmo's Tech Support Alert that list sites with free ebooks and audiobooks. There are well over a million free ebooks and audiobooks at the sites listed within these pages. There are 3 pages that separate sites on the format of the ebooks, Kindle, ePub and Online Reading. There is a main page for both ebooks and audiobooks that lists all the sites carrying each. The sites within the free comic books and free motion comics pages are not included in the main ebook and audiobook pages. To the best of my knowledge all of the websites listed here offer only content that they are legally entitled to transfer to you. To the best of my knowledge every website listed here, and its downloads, are safe. I hope you enjoy the content. Free eBooks & Audiobooks Complete Listings Best Free eBooks Online (913 sites) Best Free AudioBooks Online (224 sites) Free eBooks By Format Free Kindle eBooks Online Free eBooks Online Without Download or Registration

Welcome to the home page of Umberto Eco Guiding the Digital Transformation of Organizations « Legerity Digital Press As information technologies (IT) become core elements of an organization’s competitive and operational strategies, executives, technologists and business professionals cannot ignore important decisions about their IT investments and IT-enabled business initiatives. They must focus their attention toward alignment among business and technology strategies, competitive markets, organization structures and processes, implemented technologies, and people. Sambamurthy and Zmud have in-depth experience in both interacting with executives, technologists and business professionals, and teaching these materials in graduate programs and executive programs. They have drawn upon their experience in crafting this book on the strategic management and use of IT in organizations. The authors have specifically developed the book for the core course on IT Management in MBA programs, for Masters’ programs in information systems, and for executive education programs. Chapter Titles Robert W.

OER Commons The Adventures of Augie March | All-TIME 100 Novels Welcome to the massive, anguished, exalted undertaking that is the ALL TIME 100 books list. The parameters: English language novels published anywhere in the world since 1923, the year that TIME Magazine began, which, before you ask, means that Ulysses (1922) doesn’t make the cut. In May, posted a similar list, of 100 movies picked by our film critics, Richard Corliss and Richard Schickel. This one is chosen by me, Richard Lacayo, and my colleague Lev Grossman, whom we sometimes cite as proof that you don’t need to be named Richard to be hired as a critic at TIME, though apparently it helps. Just ask our theater critic, Richard Zoglin. For the books project, Grossman and I each began by drawing up inventories of our nominees. Even so, there are many titles we couldn’t fit here that we’re still anguishing over. This project, which got underway in January, was not just a reading effort. There were also first time discoveries. Lists like this one have two purposes.

5 Free (or Low-Cost) Tools for Flipped Learning -- Campus Technology Flipped Classroom Page 2 of 2 5 Free (or Low-Cost) Tools for Flipped Learning Office Mix For Windows users, Office Mix is a free add-on that lets you turn PowerPoint presentations into interactive online videos, complete with built-in polls, quizzes and analytics to check for understanding. Office Mix works on versions of Office 2013 or later, including the free Office 365 for educators. When you're done recording, you can upload your mix to a free Office Mix hosting portal. According to Bergmann, Office Mix is very useful "because it offers video creation and interaction and hosting — all in one solution." Screencast-O-Matic Screencast-O-Matic is a free browser-based app that lets you create screencasts from a Mac or Windows computer without having to install any software. With just one click from the Screencast-O-Matic Web site, you can bring up a screen recorder window, which you can drag and resize to anywhere on your screen. Verso Plus, "it's all anonymous," Bergmann added.

Build Your Own Digital Textbooks When the governors of the nation's two most populous states bang the drum for schools to switch to electronic textbooks, you gotta think that the transition away from paper and toward digital devices would be rapidly under way. Indeed, the big three textbook publishers do offer nearly all of their products in a digital form, just as they're scrambling to keep up with demand for supplemental, game-like resources. But while the rallying cry for open-source digital textbooks is coming from California and Texas, the real revolution is happening elsewhere. Create Your OwnIn districts from Arizona to Indiana, educators are opting out of textbooks altogether, culling from vetted electronic resources and courseware to essentially create their own texts. Online articles, simulations, and audiovisual files, along with lesson plans shared through wikis, can be found on the syllabi for a growing number of secondary classes. What to Do Now? "We basically said, ‘Ew.

Cheaters Are Thieves. Learn How to Do the Right Thing. | Cleveland Tutors Why shouldn’t you poach other people’s ideas and pass them off as your own? For one thing, taking other people’s ideas and using them as if they were yours is plagiarism. Plagiarism reflects a fundamental lack of thought and imagination. People who aren’t thinking and don’t have an imagination are prime plagiarizers. Plus, cheaters are incredibly lazy. Here at Cleveland Tutors, we have a new page with our Honor Code on it. Learn how to give credit where credit is due because it’s the right thing to do;Know the consequences if you plagiarize or cheat. Let’s first define plagiarism, and then we’ll talk about how to avoid it. What Is Plagiarism? Everybody shares their homework answers, though, right? Using someone else’s ideas as if they were your own without appropriately citing your sources is plagiarism. What if you decide to be that person who doesn’t care that cheating is the wrong thing to do? Academic Consequences What are the consequences if you plagiarize in school? Think again.

Mexico's Largest University to Post Online Nearly All Publications and Course Materials - Global By Steven Ambrus Mexico City The National Autonomous University of Mexico, better known as UNAM, has said it will make virtually all of its publications, databases, and course materials freely available on the Internet over the next few years—a move that some academics speculated could push other universities in the region to follow suit. Campus officials at UNAM, Mexico's largest university, said the program, known as All of UNAM Online, could double or triple the institution's 3.5 million publicly available Web pages, as the largest collection of its kind in Latin America. They also said it was key to UNAM's social mission as a public institution: providing educational resources to populations usually underrepresented in the university system—really, to anyone who desires access to them. Mr. But he said it would include all magazines and periodicals published by UNAM, and, if negotiations with outside publishers went well, all research published by UNAM employees.

Best Alternatives to PowerPoint Let’s face it: PowerPoint isn’t the easiest to learn and use, especially if you’re wanting to elevate your design beyond headers and bullet points. Thankfully there are other tools available today that allow you to easily create presentations — and have them look good, too. Here’s a look: 1. Keynote Keynote is Apple’s version of PowerPoint. Pros: Easy to use; not bloated; works well with video and audio; can export to PowerPoint; iPad and iPhone friendly Cons: Mac only; not as robust and lacks a lot of the bells and whistles PowerPoint offers 2. Canva simplifies the design process. Pros: Sophisticated layouts and design elements; easy to use Cons: Small collection of presentation templates 3. If you are like me, you have probably been wanting an excuse to switch your presentations to a mobile device since Steve Jobs introduced the world to the iPad back in 2010. Pros: Beautiful templates; inexpensive design options Cons: Limited design; iPad and web only 4. Cons: Mac only 5. eMaze Author Bio

Why Public Speaking Matters Today Public speaking is the process of designing and delivering a messageAny verbal or nonverbal stimulus that is meaningful to a receiver. to an audience. Effective public speaking involves understanding your audience and speaking goals, choosing elements for the speech that will engage your audience with your topic, and delivering your message skillfully. Good public speakers understand that they must plan, organize, and revise their material in order to develop an effective speech. This book will help you understand the basics of effective public speaking and guide you through the process of creating your own presentations. In a world where people are bombarded with messages through television, social media, and the Internet, one of the first questions you may ask is, “Do people still give speeches?” Technology can also help public speakers reach audiences that were not possible to reach in the past.

Computer and Information Systems Managers IT directors sometimes present new ideas to a firm’s top executives. Computer and information systems managers, often called information technology (IT) managers, or IT project managers, plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing computer systems to meet those goals. Duties Computer and information systems managers typically do the following: Few managers carry out all of these duties. The following are types of computer and information systems managers: Chief information officers (CIOs) are responsible for the overall technology strategy of their organizations. CIOs may focus on a specific area, such as electronic data processing or information systems, but they differ from chief technology officers (CTOs; see next) in that the CIO is more focused on long-term, or “big picture,” issues.

Books | Global Text Project We maintain the chapters for all Global Text Project books in open document format with extensive use of style sheets so that we can quickly convert them into different media or formats. Global Text Project books have been internationalized and converted to a standard format using OpenOffice. You can access individual chapters in open document format and modify them to meet your needs. There are two ways to find books, by directory or by search. Directory All books in title orderBusinessComputingEducationHealthScienceSocial Science Search * Hold down the ⌘ (Macintosh) or CONTROL key while selecting multiple categories.

Using Student-Generated Reading Questions to Uncover Knowledge Gaps March 30, 2015 By: Erika G. Offerdahl, PhD and Lisa Montplaisir, PhD in Educational Assessment, Effective Teaching Strategies Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Student-Generated Reading Questions: Diagnosing Student Thinking with Diverse Formative Assessments, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 42 (1), 29-38. As instructors, we make a myriad of assumptions about the knowledge students bring to our courses. Within large-lecture courses in particular, instructors have traditionally relied on the use of verbal questions to gauge student learning. Methods The context of the study was an upper-level, large-lecture biochemistry course offered at a research-intensive university in the southwestern United States. A regular reading question assignment was integrated as a formative assessment prompt to collect evidence of student thinking in the form of SGRQs. Eleven reading questions submissions were collected from each student throughout the semester. Erika G.