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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.

Why Public Speaking Matters Today

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.

We’ll begin by discussing the ways in which public speaking is relevant to you and can benefit you in your career, education, and personal life. 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?” 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.

Mexico's Largest University to Post Online Nearly All Publications and Course Materials - Global

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. 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.

Build Your Own Digital Textbooks

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. OER Commons. Rent online textbooks and eResources for half the price of printed college textbooks. Google Advanced Book Search. 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.

446 Places for Free Books Online

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. 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. Google Books. Global Text Project. 'Bookless' textbook study launched at Foothill. Opening Up Education - MIT Press. 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.

Smarthistory: a multimedia web-book about art and art history

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: Art history basics First things first (you are here) The materials and techniques artists use Art 1010 Prehistoric art in Europe and West Asia Paleolithic art Neolithic art Art of the ancient Mediterranean Ancient Near East Egyptian art and culture Aegean Greek Nabatean Etruscan Roman Judaism in art Art of Medieval Europe A beginner's guide to medieval Europe Books and the dissemination of knowledge in medieval Europe Early Christian Byzantine (late Roman Empire) Latin (Western) Europe Late Gothic art in Italy.

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