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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. Why Public Speaking Matters Today
Mexico's Largest University to Post Online Nearly All Publications and Course Materials - Global 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.
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. Build Your Own Digital Textbooks Build Your Own Digital Textbooks
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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.

446 Places for Free Books Online

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.

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Opening Up Education - MIT Press

Opening Up Education - MIT Press

Climate engineering—which could slow the pace of global warming by injecting reflective particles into the upper atmosphere—has emerged in recent years as an extremely controversial technology. And for good reason: it carries unknown risks and it may undermine commitments to conserving energy. Some critics also view it as an immoral human breach of the natural world.
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Smarthistory: a multimedia web-book about art and art history

Smarthistory: a multimedia web-book about art and art history
Search Results: textbooks Search Results: textbooks CK-12's Geometry delivers a full course of study in the mathematics of ... (more) CK-12's Geometry delivers a full course of study in the mathematics of shape and space for the high school student, relating the ancient logic and modern applications of measurement and description to its essential elements, processes of reasoning and proof, parallel and perpendicular lines, congruence and similarity, relationships within triangles and among quadrilaterals, trigonometry of right triangles, circles, perimeter, area, surface area, volume, and geometric transformations. This digital textbook was reviewed for its alignment with California content standards (less) Subject:
Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change is an updated look at the issue of abrupt climate change and its potential impacts on the physical climate system, natural systems, and human systems. This report summarizes the state of our knowledge about potential abrupt changes and abrupt climate impacts and categorizes changes that are already occurring, have a high probability of occurrence, or are unlikely to occur. [read more] In the United States, approximately 14 million people have had cancer and more than 1.6 million new cases are diagnosed each year.

The National Academies Press

The National Academies Press
Books | Global Text Project 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.
Welcome to College Open Textbooks! Our Featured Book: Funded by an eminent group of generous sponsors*, College Open Textbooks (COT) is a project of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation and the Open Doors Group. The COT Collaborative is collection of colleges, governmental agencies, education non-profits, and other education-related organizations that are focused on the mission of driving awareness, adoptions**, and affordability of open textbooks. Our focus is on community colleges and other 2-year institutions of higher education and the first two years (lower division) of 4-year institutions. Some of our activities also apply to K-12, upper division, graduate school, and life-long learning.

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