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  • Ethics in Law Enforcement

    Faculty reviewed Adopted

    Author(s): Steve McCartney, Justice Institute of British Columbia, Rick Parent, Simon Fraser University
    Date: Feb 22, 2018

    Description: In this book, you will examine the moral and ethical issues that exist within law enforcement. This book will also familiarize you with the basic history, principles, and theories of ethics. These concepts will then be applied to the major components of the criminal justice system: policing, the courts, and corrections. Discussion will focus on personal values, individual responsibility, decision making, discretion, and the structure of accountability. Specific topics covered will include core ...[more]

  • Differential Calculus for the Life Sciences

    Adopted

    Author(s): Leah Edelstein-Keshet, University of British Columbia
    Date: Feb 22, 2018

    Description: Calculus arose as a tool for solving practical scientific problems through the centuries. However, it is often taught as a technical subject with rules and formulas (and occasionally theorems), devoid of its connection to applications. In this textbook, the applications form an important focal point, with emphasis on life sciences. This places the techniques and concepts into practical context, as well as motivating quantitative approaches to biology taught to undergraduates. While many of the ...[more]

  • Introduction to Criminal Investigation: Processes, Practices and Thinking

    Adopted

    Author(s): Rod Gehl, Justice Institute of British Columbia, Darryl Plecas, University of the Fraser Valley
    Date: Feb 13, 2018

    Description: Introduction to Criminal Investigation, Processes, Practices, and Thinking, as the title suggests, is a teaching text describing and segmenting criminal investigations into its component parts to illustrate the craft of criminal investigation. Delineating criminal investigation within the components of task-skills and thinking-skills, this book describes task-skills such incident response, crime scene management, evidence management, witness management, and forensic analysis, as essential found...[more]

  • Business Communication for Success

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    Author(s): University of Minnesota Libraries' Publishing Services (Adapted version)
    Date: Jan 30, 2018

    Description: Business Communication for Success (BCS) provides a comprehensive, integrated approach to the study and application of written and oral business communication to serve both student and professor. The text includes a number of features such as learning objectives, exercises, real world examples, key terms, and post-chapter assessments. Each chapter is self-contained, allowing for mix-and-match flexibility and custom or course-specific design. The first three chapters form the core foundation for...[more]

  • Education and Career Planning Open Course

    Ancillary Resources

    Author(s): Mary Shier, College of the Rockies, Allison Schubert, Vancouver Community College
    Date: Jan 16, 2018

    Description: This online course, Education and Career Planning, is a unique open course which is the result of a collaboration between 7 colleges and BCcampus Open Education. It is at the provincial ABE level (grade 12 equivalent) and can be used as an elective course towards the BC Adult Grad Diploma. It enables colleges to offer the course on their platforms, use their own instructors, and earn their own FTE’s. The course includes learning modules, student activities and assignments. The goal of Career Pl...[more]

  • Supporting Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities & Mental Illness

    Faculty reviewed

    Author(s): Sherri Melrose, Debra Dusome, John Simpson, Cheryl Crocker, Elizabeth Athens
    Date: Jan 16, 2018

    Description: This multidisciplinary resource develops topics of interest to all those who care about and for individuals with co-occurring intellectual disabilities and mental illness. Each chapter presents current evidence informed practice knowledge. Each topic is also presented with audio enabled text boxes emphasizing 'Key Points for Caregivers.' For those who are interested in background knowledge, we provided the comprehensive literature base. And, for those interested mainly in 'what to do,' we provi...[more]

  • Professional Communications OER - Module 2: Writing

    Adopted Ancillary Resources

    Author(s): Olds College OER Development Team
    Date: Jan 16, 2018

    Description: This Open Education Resource (OER), developed by Olds College in collaboration with the Government of Alberta, is a series of modules intended for use in Higher Education courses or by independent learners. The resource is useful for instructors whose courses cover introductory communication skills, workplace communication, technical communication, or business writing. It contains four modules, each with its own lesson plans, assessments, and supporting materials. This is module 2 of 4, in whic...[more]

  • Introductory Business Statistics: Tiemann

    Author(s): Thomas K. Tiemann, Elon University
    Date: Jan 12, 2018

    Description: The book "Introductory Business Statistics" by Thomas K. Tiemann explores the basic ideas behind statistics, such as populations, samples, the difference between data and information, and most importantly sampling distributions. The author covers topics including descriptive statistics and frequency distributions, normal and t-distributions, hypothesis testing, t-tests, f-tests, analysis of variance, non-parametric tests, and regression basics. Using real-world examples throughout the text, the...[more]

  • Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students

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    Author(s): Linda Frederiksen, Sue F. Phelps; Washington State University Vancouver
    Date: Jan 9, 2018

    Description: Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students is an open textbook designed for students in graduate-level nursing and education programs. Its intent is to recognize the significant role the literature review plays in the research process and to prepare students for the work that goes into writing one. Developed for new graduate students and novice researchers just entering into the work of a chosen discipline, each of the eight chapters covers a component of the literature revi...[more]

  • Concepts of Biology: OpenStax

    Faculty reviewed Adopted Accessible Ancillary Resources

    Author(s): Samantha Fowler, Clayton State University , Rebecca Roush, Sandhills Community College, James Wise, Hampton University
    Date: Jan 4, 2018

    Description: Published by OpenStax College, Concepts of Biology is designed for the single-semester introduction to biology course for non-science majors, which for many students is their only college-level science course. As such, this course represents an important opportunity for students to develop the necessary knowledge, tools, and skills to make informed decisions as they continue with their lives. Rather than being mired down with facts and vocabulary, the typical non-science major student needs inf...[more]