EKU Libraries publishes Open Educational Resources (OERs) to reduce barriers to student success and to empower faculty to creatively customize content for their classes. We work with EKU faculty and departments to publish high-quality, peer-reviewed open access textbooks designed specifically for their courses. These resources are free to students at our university and to anyone in the world to download, remix, and build upon.
In this brief video, EKU faculty reflect on their experiences teaching with OERs.
Learn more about Open Educational Resources (OER)s at EKU: https://libguides.eku.edu/oer
Security Analysis: A Critical Thinking Approach
Michael W. Collier
Security Analysis: A Critical-Thinking Approach is for anyone desiring to learn techniques for generating the best answers to complex questions and best solutions to complex problems. It furnishes current and future analysts in national security, homeland security, law enforcement, and corporate security an alternative, comprehensive process for conducting both intelligence analysis and policy analysis. The target audience is upper-division undergraduate students and new graduate students, along with entry-level practitioner trainees. The book centers on a Security Analysis Critical-Thinking Framework that synthesizes critical-thinking and existing analytic techniques. Ample examples are provided to assist readers in comprehending the material. Newly created material includes techniques for analyzing beliefs and political cultures. The book also functions as an introduction to Foreign Policy and Security Studies.
Slavery to Liberation: The African American Experience (Second Edition)
Ogechi E. Anyanwu, Lisa Day, Joshua Farrington, Gwendolyn Graham, and Norman Powell
Slavery to Liberation: The African American Experience (Second Edition) gives instructors, students, and general readers a comprehensive and up-to-date account of African Americans’ cultural and political history, economic development, artistic expressiveness, and religious and philosophical worldviews in a critical framework. It offers sound interdisciplinary analysis of selected historical and contemporary issues surrounding the origins and manifestations of White supremacy in the United States. By placing race at the center of the work, the book offers significant lessons for understanding the institutional marginalization of Blacks in contemporary America and their historical resistance and perseverance.
The Commons: Tools for Reading, Writing, and Rhetoric
Jill M. Parrott, Dominic J. Ashby, and Jonathon Collins
The Commons: Tools for Reading, Writing, and Rhetoric gives instructors and students of college writing courses a single source for information on metacognitive critical reading, rhetorical awareness, and MLA formatting basics as well as interesting and relevant reading and viewing content. Its approach is interdisciplinary, bringing in material from ecology, sociology, psychology, technology, popular culture, political science, cultural studies, and literature. Each essay, website, video, infographic, and poem has been carefully chosen to speak to the Eastern Kentucky University community, but everyone can find something that speaks to our common human experience and our need to communicate and connect with one another.
SWK 225: Human Behavior in the Social Environment OER Collection
The SWK 225: Human Behavior in the Social Environment OER Collection is a collection of course materials that Dr. Erin Stevenson created to accompany the open access textbook Human Behavior and the Social Environment, by Dr. Susan Tyler, for use in her course SWK 225 Human Behavior in the Social Environment at Eastern Kentucky University.
SWK 340: Social Work Research Methods OER Collection
The SWK 340: Social Work Research Methods OER Collection is a collection of course materials that Dr. Erin Stevenson adapted from the open access textbook Scientific Inquiry in Social Work, by Dr. Matthew DeCarlo, for use in her course SWK 340 Social Work Research Methods at Eastern Kentucky University. Assignments were adapted from the original assignments suggested by textbook author Dr. Matthew DeCarlo.