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Welcome to the Global Text Project

Welcome to the Global Text Project
Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world - Nelson Mandela We publish open content electronic textbooks that are freely available from this website. We focus on content development and Web distribution, and we will work with relevant authorities to facilitate dissemination by other means when bandwidth is unavailable or inadequate. The goal is to make textbooks available to the many who cannot afford them. We have experience with developing a free textbook, XML: Managing Data Exchange. This project started in January 2004 when a graduate class at the University of Georgia wrote the first version of the book.

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The Online Books Page: Search Examples: Entering austen, jane in the Author field finds books by Jane Austen. Entering Baum in the Author field and and oz in the Title field finds L. Frank Baum's Oz books. 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. There are also 21 genre listings.

14 Infographics to Help Organize Your Kitchen With the right preparation and setup, your kitchen can be a magical place where you create the most amazing gustatory sensations. Without the right preparation? That space could become, at worst, the scene of a culinary disaster — and at best, a messy place where you just cooked a mediocre meal. The 14 infographics below have one main purpose, above all: to help you find the right tools for your kitchen and enable you to cook in it the culinary feats you’ve always imagined yourself preparing.

O'Reilly Open Books Project O'Reilly has published a number of Open Books--books with various forms of "open" copyright--over the years. The reasons for "opening" copyright, as well as the specific license agreements under which they are opened, are as varied as our authors. Perhaps a book was outdated enough to be put out of print, yet some people still needed the information it covered. Or the author or subject of a book felt strongly that it should be published under a particular open copyright. Maybe the book was written collectively by a particular community, as in the case of our Community Press books. But there's more to making Open Books available online than simply adopting an open license or giving up rights granted under copyright law.

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 book adopts an executive management perspective, but also ensures that the concepts and terminology being introduced are readily understood by readers from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.

200 Free eBooks: Download Great Classics for Free Download 800 free eBooks to your Kindle, iPad/iPhone, computer, smart phone or ereader. Collection includes great works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, including works by Asimov, Jane Austen, Philip K. Dick, F. 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?

Active Learning Objectives Students will learn to use Pages for publishing a magazine. Students will learn to use a shared file. Free textbooks From WikiEducator A book shelf project. This is a starter page for the Free Textbooks group that came together during the iCommons Summit in Dubrovnik, Croatia in June 2007. 5 Free (or Low-Cost) Tools for Flipped Learning 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. Smarthistory: a multimedia web-book about art and art history Smarthistory offers more than 1500 videos and essays on art from around the world and across time. We are working with more than 200 art historians and some of the world's most important museums to make the best art history resource anywhere. Use the "subject" pulldown menu (go to "Arts and Humanities") at the top of this window or click on the headings below to access our content:

NTDOEScratch What do students learn as they create interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art with Scratch? For one thing, they learn mathematical and computational ideas that are built into the Scratch experience. As students create programs in Scratch, they learn core computational concepts such as iteration and conditionals. They also gain an understanding of important mathematical concepts such as coordinates, variables, and random numbers. Significantly, students learn these concepts in a meaningful and motivating context. When students learn about variables in traditional algebra classes, they usually feel little personal connection to the concept.

Online texts Professor Jim Herod and I have written Multivariable Calculus ,a book which we and a few others have used here at Georgia Tech for two years. We have also proposed that this be the first calculus course in the curriculum here, but that is another story.... Although it is still in print, Calculus,by Gilbert Strang is made available through MIT's OpenCourseWare electronic publishing initiative. Cheaters Are Thieves. Learn How to Do the Right Thing. 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. Don’t be lazy.