“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty…”- Theodore Roosevelt, 23rd President of the United States
“Nothing is easy. If it is, someone has already done it.” – George R. Rossman, Mineralogist
We would like to acknowledge those who have helped to create these resources:
Authors and Main Contributors
Elizabeth A. Johnson, Professor, Department of Geology and Environmental Science, James Madison University. Role: writer and science expert. I also take pictures, create graphics, and record and edit videos.
Juhong Christie Liu, Associate Professor, James Madison University Libraries. Role: instructional design, evaluation, and guidance on media development, writer, project management, problem-solving with applied research.
Mark Peale, Graphic Design Artist. Role: Creating h5p interactive diagrams, photography, and filming, converting scientific concepts to visualizations.
Other Contributors and Reviewers
Graham Andrews, Assistant Professor, Department of Geology and Geography, West Virginia University. Role: reviewer.
Alyssa Valcourt, Assistant Professor, Science and Math Librarian, James Madison University Libraries. Role: reviewer.
We gratefully acknowledge funding from the following sources:
- Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA): Creating an Interactive OER Microscopy Textbook for Petrology.
- Some chapters were adapted from resources developed under National Science Foundation Award DUE-1611798 “Collaborative Research: Open Access Blended Learning Modules for Teaching Laboratory Methods: Developing Scientific Skills for Undergraduates.” Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.