Strategic Management (2020) adapted by Reed Kennedy, with Eli Jamison, Joseph Simpson, Pankaj Kumar, Ayenda Kemp, Kiran Awate, and Kathleen Manning is a 325-page open educational resource designed as an introduction to the key topics and themes of strategic management. The open textbook is intended for a senior capstone course in an undergraduate business program and suitable for a wide range of undergraduate business students including those majoring in marketing, management, business administration, accounting, finance, real estate, business information technology, and hospitality and tourism. The text presents examples of familiar companies and personalities to illustrate the different strategies used by today’s firms and how they go about implementing those strategies. It includes case studies, end of section key takeaways, exercises, and links to external videos, and an end-of-book glossary. The text is ideal for courses which focus on how organizations operate at the strategic level to be successful. Students will learn how to conduct case analyses, measure organizational performance, and conduct external and internal analyses.
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Press release at Open@VA (Sept 15, 2020): Announcing open textbook Strategic Management
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Voices of Virginia: An Auditory Primary Source Reader by Jessica Taylor with Emily Stewart
Voices of Virginia pulls together oral histories from across decades and archives in an all-audio source companion for Virginia’s high school and college students. The complete "album" contains dozens of short oral histories from eyewitnesses to key moments in American history from the Civil War to the present. Excerpts are downloadable, accessible by smartphone, and accompanied by a transcript. You’ll also find brief historical context adapted from experts at Encyclopedia Virginia and American Yawp, and classroom tools like discussion questions, activities, and lesson plans that fit Virginia high school standards. By telling the larger national story with narratives from across the Commonwealth, Voices of Virginia grounds students in how history guides and is guided by everyday people. Listen online or download the 150+ page Reader (detailed table of contents, transcripts, questions and lesson plans), and audio clips.
(License: CC BY NC SA)
Virtual reality brings dog's anatomy to life for veterinary students (news & video from October 2018)
VR dog (2018) and cow (2019) anatomy models for Veterinary Medicine. A collaboration between the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, School of Visual Arts, and University Libraries at Virginia Tech.
Normal Canine Video Series
Read more about the project and the grant funds that supported it here.
January 2018 | August 2018 | January 2020
Electromagnetics, Volume 2 (January 2020) by Steven W. Ellingson is a ~216-page, peer-reviewed open educational resource intended for electrical engineering students in the third year of a bachelor of science degree program. It is intended to follow Electromagnetics Vol 1 as the primary textbook for the second-semester of a two-semester undergraduate engineering electromagnetics sequence. The book addresses magnetic force and the Biot-Savart law; fields in general and lossy media; AC current flow and skin depth; reflection and transmission at planar boundaries; fields in parallel plate, parallel wire, and microstrip transmission lines; optical fiber; radiation from current distributions, and antennas. Published: January 2020.
Cover credits: Robert Browder | Cover image: (c) Michelle Yost. Total Internal Reflection is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license (cropped and/or color edited by Robert Browder)
Fundamentals of Business, 2nd edition (2018) was released in August 2018. It features multiple formats: PDF, Pressbooks, html, ePub (mobile), Mobi (Kindle), Print on Demand, and XML and ODF formats on request. Instructors reviewing, selecting, or adapting the text are encouraged to register their use here. Visit this page for more information and links to the various formats.
Introduction to Biological Systems Engineering (open textbook - forthcoming October 2020)
by Nicholas M. Holden, Mary Leigh Wolfe, Jactone A. Ogejo, Enda J. Cummins
Table of Contents - The discipline of Biosystems Engineering emerged in the 1990s from the traditional strongholds of agricultural engineering and food engineering. Biosystems engineering integrates engineering science and design with applied biological, environmental, and agricultural sciences. This book is targeted at 1st and 2nd year university-level students with an interest in biosystems engineering but who are not yet familiar with the breadth and depth of the subject.
Fundamentals of Business, 3rd edition (adaptation of existing open textbook - online and print versions coming December 2020)
Adapted by Ron Poff
Teaching in the University- forthcoming April 2021
Edited collection/open textbook by Donna Westfall-Rudd, Courtney Verengrin, Jeremy Elliot-Engel
Fish, Fishing, and Conservation- forthcoming Fall 2021
Open textbook by Don Orth
Aerospace Structures (open textbook - forthcoming in August 2021)
Various Virginia Tech Authors
Aircraft Performance (open textbook - forthcoming TBD)
by James F. Marchman III, Emeritas
Introductory text for First-Year Medical Students - forthcoming 2021
by Renee LeClaire and Andrew Binks
Introduction to Statistics (adaptation of an existing open textbook - forthcoming 2021)
Adapted by John "Morgan" Russell
Elements of Linear Algebra (open textbook - forthcoming TBD)
by Jason Wilson, Mathematics
The textbook is a proof-based introduction to the core topics of linear algebra including abstract vector spaces and linear maps, diagonalizable operators, and inner product spaces with applications including the singular value decomposition (SVD). The textbook is meant as a second course in linear algebra for students who have completed a first course in linear algebra as well as an introduction to proofs course.