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  • Principles of Economics: OpenStax

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    Author(s): Timothy Taylor, Macalester College, Steven A. Greenlaw, University of Mary Washington
    Date: Apr 12, 2018

    Description: Principles of Economics 2e (2nd edition) covers the scope and sequence of requirements for a two-semester introductory economics course. The authors take a balanced approach to micro-and macroeconomics, to both Keynesian and classical views, and to the theory and application of economics concepts. The text also includes many current examples, which are handled in a politically equitable way. NOTE: The second edition of this book was posted January 2018. This book will be archived in June 1, 201...[more]

  • Principles of Macroeconomics: OpenStax

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    Author(s): Timothy Taylor, Macalester College
    Date: Apr 12, 2018

    Description: Published by OpenStax College, Principles of Macroeconomics covers the scope and sequence for a one-semester economics course. The text also includes many current examples, including: the housing bubble and housing crisis, Zimbabwe’s hyperinflation, global unemployment, and the appointment of the United States’ first female Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen. The pedagogical choices, chapter arrangements, and learning objective fulfillment were developed and vetted with feedback from educators...[more]

  • Principles of Microeconomics: OpenStax

    Faculty reviewed Accessible Ancillary Resources

    Author(s): Timothy Taylor, Macalester College
    Date: Apr 12, 2018

    Description: Published by OpenStax College, Principles of Microeconomics covers the scope and sequence for a one-semester economics course. The text also includes many current examples, including; the Keystone Pipeline, Occupy Wall Street, and debates over the minimum wage. The pedagogical choices, chapter arrangements, and learning objective fulfillment were developed and vetted with feedback from educators dedicated to the project. The outcome is a balanced approach to economics and to the theory and appl...[more]

  • Astronomy: OpenStax

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    Author(s): Andrew Fraknoi, Foothill College, David Morrison, NASA Ames Research Center, Sidney C. Wolff, National Optical Astronomy Observatory
    Date: Apr 11, 2018

    Description: Astronomy is written in clear non-technical language, with the occasional touch of humor and a wide range of clarifying illustrations. It has many analogies drawn from everyday life to help non-science majors appreciate, on their own terms, what our modern exploration of the universe is revealing. Astronomy was written, updated, and reviewed by a broad range of astronomers and astronomy educators in a strong community effort. Astronomy has information and images from the New Horizons exploratio...[more]

  • Linear Algebra with Applications: Lyryx

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    Author(s): W. Keith Nicholson, University of Calgary, Lyryx Learning Team
    Date: Apr 10, 2018

    Description: After being traditionally published for many years Linear Algebra with Applications by W. Keith Nicholson is now released as an open educational resource and part of Lyryx with Open Texts! Overall, the aim of the text is to achieve a balance among computational skills, theory, and applicationsof linear algebra. It is a relatively advanced introduction to the ideas and techniques of linear algebra targeted for science and engineering students who need to understand not only how to use these meth...[more]

  • Complexities, Capacities, Communities: Changing Development Narratives in Early Childhood Education, Care and Development

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    Author(s): Alan Pence, Allison Benner
    Date: Apr 9, 2018

    Description: The term ‘capacity building’ has come into common usage in twenty-first century international development. While the term means different things to different people, it is often used to describe an infusion of knowledge or skills to help ‘build’ a government’s or institution’s ability to address key development challenges. However, like other well intentioned interventions from the industrialized West, such ‘capacity building’ can have destructive, as well as productive, impacts. This volume pr...[more]

  • Open Pedagogy Resources

    Author(s): Lauri Aesoph
    Date: Apr 6, 2018

    Description: Open pedagogy, also known as open educational practices (OEP), are pedagogical strategies that use the affordances of open licences to get students involved in creative activities that often contribute back to the course materials - or have other real-world applications. David Wiley is credited with coining the term "open pedagogy" and contrasts this type of assignment with "disposable assignments" that have no value once a grade is assigned (more info: http://opencontent.org/blog/archives/2975...[more]

  • Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care

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    Author(s): Glynda Rees Doyle, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Jodie Anita McCutcheon, British Columbia Institute of Technology
    Date: Mar 28, 2018

    Description: This open educational resource (OER) was developed to ensure best practice and quality care based on the latest evidence, and to address inconsistencies in how clinical health care skills are taught and practised in the clinical setting. The checklist approach, used in this textbook, aims to provide standardized processes for clinical skills and to help nursing schools and clinical practice partners keep procedural practice current. Each skill/procedure is covered in a chapter that has learning...[more]

  • BCcampus Open Education Accessibility Toolkit

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    Author(s): Amanda Coolidge, BCcampus, Sue Doner, Camosun College, Tara Robertson, CAPER-BC
    Date: Mar 26, 2018

    Description: This Accessibility Toolkit is a collaboration between BCcampus and CAPER-BC. The goal of the Accessibility Toolkit is to provide the resources needed so that each content creator, instructional designer, educational technologist, librarian, administrator, teaching assistant, etc. has the opportunity to create a truly open and accessible textbook. The Accessibility Toolkit has also been translated into French. http://opentextbc.ca/troussedoutildaccessibilite

  • In the Community: An Intermediate Integrated Skills Textbook

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    Author(s): NorQuest College
    Date: Mar 20, 2018

    Description: This is an English language skills textbook to help ELL students acquire communication skills in the community (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). The book is aimed at Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels 5/6, focusing on intercultural skills and essential skills: reading text, document use, writing, oral communication, thinking skills, working with others, and computer use. The digital PDF file can be printed or used from a computer. All of the multimedia files can be accessed fro...[more]