Open Textbooks are freely available online and licensed for redistribution. Some open textbooks are also licensed for editing and modification. For more information about Virginia Tech Libraries' Open Education Initiative, see our OER Guide or contact Anita Walz.

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  • Tree Steward Manual 

    Virginia Cooperative Extension (Virginia Cooperative Extension in Association with Virginia Tech Publishing, 2021-10-11)
    Tree Steward Manual is designed for Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners who are training to be certified advanced Master Gardener tree stewards. Written by a dedicated team of volunteers who themselves ...
  • Road to Success: A Guide for Doctoral Students and Junior Faculty Members in the Behavioral and Social Sciences 

    Venkatesh, Viswanath (2021-10-05)
    Life in academia is like life in no other profession. The intellectual freedom in conducting research coupled with the ability to positively impact the lives of students through teaching makes it exciting and noble. The ...
  • Storytelling on Screen: An Online Playback Theatre Archive and Guidebook 

    Rosin, Jordan; Vogel, Heidi Winters; Lebron, Sammy (2021-10-01)
    Playback Theatre is a form of community-centered storytelling theater where the audience tells stories, which are then reflected by a company of actors and musicians. Storytelling on Screen: An Online Playback Theatre ...
  • Aerodynamics and Aircraft Performance 

    Marchman, James F. III (2004, 2021)
    Aerodynamics and Aircraft Performance, 3rd edition is a college undergraduate-level introduction to aircraft aerodynamics and performance. This text is designed for a course in Aircraft Performance that is ...
  • Strategic Management Test Bank 

    Jamison, Eli; Vander Weerdt, Candice; Gaines, Ashley; Quadri, Shazeen; Wu, Lucy; Walz, Anita R.; Bunjaku, Besa (2021-09-01)
    The Strategic Management Test Bank includes 782 peer-reviewed, multiple-choice questions which correspond to topics taught in undergraduate, capstone-level business open textbook, Strategic Management (2020), ...
  • Problem Sets for Aerospace Structures 

    Patil, Mayuresh (2021-07)
    This collection of interactive problems and solutions includes over twenty-five collections of 3-5 problems each on topics relevant to undergraduate-level aerospace structures such as: load factors, strain, stress, stress ...
  • Class Slides for Strategic Management 

    Kennedy, Reed (2021)
    Class slides for Strategic Management are freely-available, screen-reader friendly, openly-licensed, and editable. The slides align with the freely-available open textbook, Strategic Management, which ...
  • Motivating Students by Design: Practical Strategies for Professors, 2nd Edition 

    Jones, Brett D. (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2018)
    The title of the book, Motivating Students by Design (2018), was chosen because the author explains how instructors can motivate students intentionally through the design of their courses. The two primary purposes ...
  • Introduction to Biosystems Engineering 

    Holden, Nicholas M.; Wolfe, Mary Leigh; Ogejo, Jactone Arogo; Cummins, Enda J. (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) in association with Virginia Tech Publishing, Virginia Tech Libraries, 2021-01)
    The discipline of Biosystems Engineering emerged in the 1990s from the traditional strongholds of Agricultural and Food Engineering with the goal of advancing engineering solutions toward creating a sustainable world with ...
  • Fundamentals of Business, third edition 

    Skripak, Stephen J.; Poff, Ron (Pamplin College of Business in association with Virginia Tech Publishing, 2020-07)
    Fundamentals of Business, third edition (2020) is an 370-page open education resource intended to serve as a no-cost, faculty customizable primary text for one-semester undergraduate introductory business ...
  • Strategic Management 

    Kennedy, Reed; Jamison, Eli; Simpson, Joseph; Kumar, Pankaj; Kemp, Ayenda; Awate, Kiran; Manning, Kathleen (Pamplin College of Business in association with Virginia Tech Publishing, 2020-08)
    Strategic Management (2020) is a 343-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 ...
  • Voices of Virginia: An Auditory Primary Source Reader 

    Taylor, Jessica; Stewart, Emily (Virginia Tech, 2020-01-21)
    Voices of Virginia pulls together stories from oral history collections from across decades and archives to create an all-audio source companion for Virginia’s high school and college students. The "album" is only ...
  • Course material evaluation worksheet 

    Walz, Anita R. (2019-11-25)
    Course material evaluation worksheet. Suggestions and corrections are welcome at arwalz@vt.edu
  • Testbank for Fundamentals of Business 

    Bamgarner, Sarah; Cortes, Anastasia; Futyma, Frank; Goodwin, Thomas; Hertweck, Bryan; Manfred, Michelle; Poff, Ron; Tuttle, Mallory; Watters, Sheila; Walz, Anita R. (2019-01)
    ABOUT THE TESTBANK The testbank includes 377 peer-reviewed, multiple-choice questions which correspond to topics taught in introductory-level business open textbook,
  • Electromagnetics, Volume 2 

    Ellingson, Steven W. (Virginia Tech Publishing, 2020-01)
    Electromagnetics, volume 2 by Steven W. Ellingson is a 216-page peer-reviewed open textbook designed especially for electrical engineering students in the third year of a bachelor of science degree program. ...
  • Fundamentals of Business, Second Edition 

    Skripak, Stephen J.; Cortes, Anastasia; Walz, Anita R.; Parsons, Richard; Walton, Gary (VT Publishing, 2018-08-31)
    Fundamentals of Business, Second Edition (2018) is an 372-page open education resource intended to serve as a no-cost, faculty customizable primary text for one-semester undergraduate introductory business ...
  • Electromagnetics, Volume 1 

    Ellingson, Steven W. (VT Publishing, 2018-08)
    Electromagnetics, volume 1 by Steven W. Ellingson is a 225-page, peer-reviewed open educational resource intended for electrical engineering students in the third year of a bachelor of science degree program. ...
  • Handbook for Evaluating and Selecting Curriculum Materials 

    Gall, Meredith "Mark" Damien (Allyn and Bacon, Inc., 1981)
    Handbook for Evaluating and Selecting Curriculum Materials was published in 1981 by Allyn and Bacon, Inc. Rights for this work have been reverted to the author by the original publisher. The author/copyright holder has ...
  • Introduction to Linear, Time-Invariant, Dynamic Systems for Students of Engineering 

    Hallauer, William L. Jr. (Virginia Tech, 2016-06-02)
    This is a complete college textbook, including a detailed Table of Contents, seventeen Chapters (each with a set of relevant homework problems), a list of References, two Appendices, and a detailed Index. The book is ...
  • Electromagnetics Volume 1 (beta) 

    Ellingson, Steven (Virginia Tech Libraries, 2018)
    PLEASE NOTE: This item has been superceded by a new version. Electromagnetics Vol. 1 (Aug. 2018), which is freely available electronically. Abstract: ...

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