Welcome to Leveraging Learning Resources!
Leveraging Learning Resources: This site is a compilation of the materials and resources I use academically (as a continuing student), professionally (as an educator), and privately (as a researcher). The materials here are intended for student academic research and development in addition to the classroom.
Just as a firm might leverage returns by capitalization through borrowed funds, this site is purposed to leverage institutional learning outcomes by agumenting classroom activities with technology and trade resources.
Given the relative expense and extensive restriction of propriety technology, most of the content of this site is developed by and provides instruction for open source software. Students, for the most part, should be able to find and freely acquire the same software and data documented on this site. This is not a philosophical commitment, but rather a pragmatic solution; although, I am committed to the Open Source philosophy of community support and crowdsourcing. If you want to work with an OSS/FS I encourage you to join a users community, and once you are proficient contribute back.
It is my hope you will find something here to assist in class projects, research, or professional development. If you have suggestions for making this site better or know of an open source technology that could potentially benefit student learning feel free to contact me.
Statistics: (In progress) Although not completed to a high degree, this page contains my lecture notes, data sets, and class assignments for my quantitative analysis courses. This page will be populated as I convert my existing lectures into LaTex. However, for the notes that are posted, you will find several statistical procedures defined with embedded R code along with supporting scripts and datasets.
Spatial: (In progress) This page will be populated with resources for spatial research and analysis. Currently, the GIS section only contains links to data resources and an online supplement to the Intorductory GIS in Border/Homeland Security. For students enrolled in BOR 6302, you will find course information, errata, and mind mapping resources that are intended to supplement online content.
Business: (In progress) The Business contains links to general business course I offer, and will (hopefully-soon) provide links to environmnetal/ecological business mangement (Green Business) .
West Central Texas Agricultural Economic Resource: (In progress) The West Central Texas Agricultural Economic Resource page is a template page for an upcoming student research project (began 2/27/2012) directed by Dr. Sierra Howry. This page will provide student teaching materials, fact sheets, and data resources for the ASU campus and west Texas Agri-business. We are excited at the potentialities of this site, not only for resources it will provide, but opportunities for student research and professional development.
OSS/FS: This page has several links to open source software I use personally and professionally. As a student, you will find the addresses to software I use in class and some techincal notes on useage. Additionally, there is a Webtools and LaTeX section for students working on research projects.