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Mavs Open Press OER

XanEdu is excited to announce that we have been selected by Mavs Open Press (University of Texas, Arlington) to be their exclusive print provider and distributor for their catalog of more than a dozen OER, plus future OER titles.

The OER course materials are written by UTA faculty and scholars, and include:

(Note: for more information and full book descriptions, see the catalog listings found further down this page)

  • Applied Fluid Mechanics Lab Manual
  • Creating Online Learning Experiences - A Brief Guide to Online Courses
  • Foundations of Social Work Research
  • Guidebook for Social Work Literature Reviews and Research Questions
  • Human Anatomy Lab Manual
  • Introduction to Archaeology: A Workbook
  • Introduction to Industrial Engineering
  • Marking Open and Affordable Courses: Best Practices and Case Studies
  • No Limits - Foundations and Strategies for College Success
  • Price Transparency - State Approaches to OER/No Cost/Low Cost Course Schedule
  • Teamwork: An Open Access Practical Guide
  • Teamwork: An Open Access Practical Guide (Instructor Companion)
  • The Little Orange Book - Short Lessons in Excellent Teaching

XanEdu has been selected to handle the fulfillment and distribution of print formats of Mavs Open Press OER to college bookstore and K12 schools, as well as their faculty and students.

Campus bookstores: XanEdu offers bookstores the lowest prices on all printed Mavs Open Press titles with 100% returns.

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Free digital books + low-cost in print

The Mavs Open Press OER will always be free in digital formats, and low-cost in print (paperback, full-color). Affordable print versions will be available through XanEdu in college bookstores and on Amazon.

OER: Share and share alike

Open Educational Resources (OER) are designed to be shared freely with other educators and students. The content can freely be "remixed" by faculty and aligned to every colleges' curriculum and state requirements.

Write to us at OERSolutions@xanedu.com to discuss how we can help you access and customize these course materials.

 

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About Mavs Open Press

Mavs Open Press is operated by the University of Texas at Arlington Libraries (UTA Libraries).

Mavs Open Press offers no-cost services for UTA faculty, staff, and students who wish to openly publish their scholarship. The Libraries’ program provides human and technological resources that empower our communities to publish new open access journals, to convert traditional print journals to open access publications, and to create or adapt open educational resources (OER).

Resources published by Mavs Open Press are openly licensed using Creative Commons licenses and are offered in various e-book formats free of charge. Optional print copies may be available through the UTA Bookstore or can be purchased directly from XanEdu, Mavs Open Press’ exclusive print provider and distributor.

About XanEdu

XanEdu has been selected to handle the fulfillment and distribution of print formats of Mavs Open Press OER to college bookstore and K12 schools, as well as their faculty and students. XanEdu's mission is to provide open and accessible course materials to students everywhere.

Mavs Open Press Catalog

Expand the sections below to view details and download Mavs Open Press Open Educational Resources, Open Access Journals, and other publications:

Open Educational Resources

Applied Fluid Mechanics Lab Manual

Print ISBN: TBD 
Digital ISBN: TBD 

Authors: Habib Ahmari and Shah Md Imran Kabir 

Description:

This lab manual provides students with the theory, practical applications, objectives, and laboratory procedure of ten experiments. The manual also includes educational videos showing how student should run each experiment and a workbook for organizing data collected in the lab and preparing result tables and charts.

Creating Online Learning Experiences - A Brief Guide to Online Courses

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Print ISBN: TBD 
Digital ISBN: TBD

Authors: Matt Crosslin, et al.

Description:

A Brief Guide to Online Courses, from Small and Private to Massive and Open: This book provides an updated look at issues that comprise the online learning experience creation process. As online learning evolves, the lines and distinctions between various classifications of courses has blurred and often vanished. Classic elements of instructional design remain relevant at the same time that newer concepts of learning experience are growing in importance. However, problematic issues new and old still have to be addressed. This handbook explores many of these topics for new and experienced designers alike, whether creating traditional online courses, open learning experiences, or anything in between.

Foundations of Social Work Research

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Print ISBN: TBD 
Digital ISBN: TBD

Author: Rebecca L. Mauldin

Description:

This textbook was created to provide an introduction to research methods for BSW and MSW students, with particular emphasis on research and practice relevant to students at the University of Texas at Arlington. It provides an introduction to social work students to help evaluate research for evidence-based practice and design social work research projects. It can be used with its companion, A Guidebook for Social Work Literature Reviews and Research Questions by Rebecca L. Mauldin and Matthew DeCarlo, or as a stand-alone textbook.

Guidebook for Social Work Literature Reviews and Research Questions

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Print ISBN: TBD 
Digital ISBN: TBD

Authors: Rebecca L. Mauldin and Matthew DeCarlo

Description:

This short guidebook provides information about selecting a research topic and research questions, searching for literature, reading and understanding scholarly writing, and writing a literature review to synthesize what is known and what remains to be learned about a social problem. For students who appreciate the availability of resources on the internet, it also provides links to additional materials. It can be used with its companion textbook, Foundations of Social Work Research by Rebecca L. Mauldin and Matthew DeCarlo, or as a stand-alone guide.

Human Anatomy Lab Manual

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Print ISBN: TBD 
Digital ISBN: TBD

Author: Malgosia Wilk-Blaszczak

Description:

This is a lab manual for a college-level human anatomy course. Mastery of anatomy requires a fair amount of memorization and recall skills. The activities in this manual encourage students to engage with new vocabulary in many ways, including grouping key terms, matching terms to structures, recalling definitions, and written exercises. Most of the activities in this manual utilize anatomical models, and several dissections of animal tissues and histological examinations are also included. Each unit includes both pre- and post-lab questions and six lab exercises designed for a classroom where students move from station to station. The vocabulary terms used in each unit are listed at the end of the manual and serve as a checklist for practicals.

Introduction to Archaeology: A Workbook

Print ISBN: TBD 
Digital ISBN: TBD 

Author: Ashley Lemke

Description:

Introduction to Archaeology: A Workbook, is designed to assist students in the Intro to Archaeology course by giving them questions and assignments to reinforce what is learned in the classroom lectures.

Introduction to Industrial Engineering

Print ISBN: TBD 
Digital ISBN: TBD 

Author: Bonnie Boardman

Description:

This book was created for an undergraduate Introduction to Industrial Engineering course at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA).  The chapters give an overview of the profession and an introduction to some of the tools used by industrial engineers in industry.  There are interactive content exercises included at the end of most chapters.  This interactive content aims to engage students in the content as they are reading.  The book will continue to revised and updated with new information as it becomes necessary.  More interactive content will be added to the end of each chapter in future versions of the book.

No Limits - Foundations and Strategies for College Success

Print ISBN: TBD 
Digital ISBN: TBD 

Author: University of Texas at Arlington

Description:

Student Success and First Year Experience are learning community courses at UTA that teach new students academic success skills to aid their transition to college. The goal of the courses is to help students identify their individual needs, determine what resources are appropriate, recognize the faculty role in their development, and formulate a plan for an actively engaged and enriched experience from campus to career. The courses will be taught by Peer Academic Leaders (PALs) and faculty, staff and/or graduate students to provide guidance, raise awareness and understanding of students' majors and help support collaborative and co-curricular opportunities available within the School/College. This open educational resource is the required textbook for both courses.

Price Transparency - State Approaches to OER/No Cost/Low Cost Course Schedule

Print ISBN: TBD 
Digital ISBN: TBD 

Authors: Boyoung Chae, Kevin Corcoran, Michael Daly, Ann Fiddler, Jeff Gallant, James Glapa-Grossklag, Amy Hofer, and Michelle Reed

Description:

State Approaches to OER/No Cost/Low Cost Course Schedule Designators.

The practice of adding either OER or no-cost/low-cost materials designators in course schedules is on the rise, aiming to give more visibility and transparency to students and administrators as to which courses offer these more affordable options. Few formal reports have been published on the implementation and impact of OER/No Cost/Low Cost designations integrated into course schedules at colleges and universities. This booklet aims to lessen the literature gap by providing written accounts of the course marking drivers, implementation strategies, challenges, and lessons learned presented by panelists at the 16th Annual Open Education Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, in October 2019.

Teamwork: An Open Access Practical Guide

Print ISBN: TBD 
Digital ISBN: TBD 

Authors: Andrew M. Clark, Lolin Martins-Crane, Mengqi Zhan, and Justin T. Dellinger

Description:

This guide will help students better understand what a team is and how they can contribute effectively to the success of their teams. In doing so, student experience in the classroom and workplace settings will be more fulfilling, and students will be able to more fully evaluate and understand the team experience and communicate it to future employers.

Teamwork: An Open Access Practical Guide (Instructor Companion)

Print ISBN: TBD 
Digital ISBN: TBD 

Authors: Andrew M. Clark and Justin T. Dellinger

Description:

This companion will help instructors who wish to implement 'Teamwork: An Open Access Practical Guide' in their courses. Doing so can help students more fully understand how they can contribute effectively to the success of their teams in the classroom and workplace settings as well as evaluate and understand the team experience and communicate it to future employers.

Open Access Journals

5th Edition IC4N

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Print ISBN: TBD 
Digital ISBN: TBD

Available: TBD

Description:

IC4N is a highly interdisciplinary conference focusing on all aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology addressing global problems in energy, environment and human health. As in previous editions of this highly popular conference series, the overarching goal is to combine a high quality of scientific dialogue with a relaxing environment. This is a unique opportunity for both senior and junior researchers to meet, interact, and stimulate collaborations on a global scale. A number of Plenary, Keynote and invited lectures are planned by renowned scientists from all over the world, making IC4N an international nano forum of the highest quality.

6th Edition IC4N

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Print ISBN: TBD 
Digital ISBN: TBD

Available: TBD

Description:

IC4N is a highly interdisciplinary conference focusing on all aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology addressing global problems in energy, environment and human health. As in previous editions of this highly popular conference series, the overarching goal is to combine a high quality of scientific dialogue with a relaxing environment. This is a unique opportunity for both senior and junior researchers to meet, interact, and stimulate collaborations on a global scale. A number of Plenary, Keynote and invited lectures are planned by renowned scientists from all over the world, making IC4N an international nano forum of the highest quality.

Global Insight

Print ISBN: TBD 
Digital ISBN: TBD 

Author: UTA Libraries - Mavs Open Press

Description:

“Global Insight” is an undergraduate peer-reviewed research journal, and it’s a collaborative effort of the McDowell Center for Global Studies and UTA Libraries.

Mavs Open Press has offered a place for those who are involved in the journal “Global Insight”, including authors or students, faculty, staff members, and librarians, to share resources, to find the best practices of the operation of the journal, and to provide support and networking to those individuals.

The journal “Global Insight” has provided the students with a valuable professional opportunity to publish their scholarly works in the journal, which can make their scholarly works visible online. Those students have earned experience in academic publishing and engaged with research profoundly.

McNair Scholars Research Journal, vol 24, 2021

Print ISBN: TBD 
Digital ISBN: TBD 

Author: University of Texas at Arlington

Description:

The McNair Scholars program is a national initiative that encourages pursuit of the research doctorate, ideally leading to a career in research and teaching at the university level. It serves undergraduates from first-generation/low-income or underrepresented ethnicities/races. In the 2020 edition of The University of Texas at Arlington McNair Scholars Research Journal, seventeen Scholars share with you their research findings, proving yet again what undergraduates at this Research I institution can achieve when offered the chance, whatever their economic, educational, or ethnic/racial background.

Other Publications

Marking Open and Affordable Courses: Best Practices and Case Studies

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Print ISBN: TBD 
Digital ISBN: TBD

Authors: Breeman Ainsworth, Nicole Allen, Jessica Dai, Abbey Elder, Nicole Finkbeiner, Amie Freeman, Sarah Hare, Kris Helge, Nicole Helregel, Jeanne Hoover, Jessica Kirschner, Joy Perrin, Jacquelyn Ray, Jennifer Raye, Michelle Reed, John Schoppert, and Liz Thompson

Description:

This collaboratively authored guide helps institutions navigate the uncharted waters of tagging course material as open educational resources (OER) or under a low-cost threshold by summarizing relevant state legislation, providing tips for working with stakeholders, and analyzing technological and process considerations.

The first half of the book provides high-level analysis of the technology, legislation, and cultural change needed to operationalize course markings.

The second half features case studies by Alexis Clifton, Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Michael Daly, Juville Dario-Becker, Tony DeFranco, Cindy Domaika, Ann Fiddler, Andrea Gillaspy Steinhilper, Rajiv Jhangiani, Brian Lindshield, Andrew McKinney, Nathan Smith, and Heather White.

The Little Orange Book - Short Lessons in Excellent Teaching

Print ISBN: TBD 
Digital ISBN: TBD 

Authors: The University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers

Description:

The Little Orange Book captures reflections, tips and commentaries on teaching and learning from the members of the University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers. Its many vignettes span a wide range of topics and teaching interests, from establishing a safe learning space to classroom silences, from curriculum development to modeling the best teachers, and from giving thanks to those teachers who came before us to leaving our own legacies.

The Little Orange Book is the perfect text for first-time college instructors who are just getting started on their instructional careers, as well as longtime faculty who have many experiences in the college-level classroom.

Contact us to learn more

If you have questions on the above Mavs Open Press publications or how you can adopt and re-use these OER for your class, XanEdu can help. Either fill out the form on this page or write to us at OERSolutions@xanedu.com and an Account Executive will be in touch to discuss your needs. We look forward to hearing from you.

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