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  • Line C - Tools and Equipment Competency C-2: Describe Common Power Tools and Their Uses

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    Author(s): Camosun College
    Date: Jan 13, 2021

    Description: Power tools play a major role in virtually every trade. You will be expected to be familiar with a wide range of portable and stationary power tools and to understand the safe operation of these tools. Proper maintenance improves the life and performance of the tool. Correct set-up and operating procedures ensure good results and prevent injury. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offering the...[more]

  • Research Methods in Psychology - 2nd Canadian Edition

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    Author(s): Dr. Rajiv S. Jhangiani, Dr. I-Chant A. Chiang, Dr. Paul C. Price
    Date: Jan 5, 2021

    Description: Psychology, like most other sciences, has its own set of tools to investigate the important research questions of its field. Unlike other sciences, psychology is a relatively new field with methods and practices that are evolving at a rapid rate. With this textbook, we introduce students to the fundamental principles of what it is like to think like a psychology researcher. We also hope to connect with the Canadian audience to show them the fantastic research being generated in Canada as well a...[more]

  • Chemistry: Atoms First - 2e (OpenStax)

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    Author(s): Paul Flowers, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Edward J. Neth, University of Connecticut, William R. Robinson, PhD, Klaus Theopold, University of Delaware, et al.
    Date: Jan 4, 2021

    Description: The intention of “atoms-first” involves a few basic principles: first, it introduces atomic and molecular structure much earlier than the traditional approach, and it threads these themes through subsequent chapters. This approach may be chosen as a way to delay the introduction of material such as stoichiometry that students traditionally find abstract and difficult, thereby allowing students time to acclimate their study skills to chemistry. Additionally, it gives students a basis for underst...[more]

  • Student Success

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    Author(s): Mary Shier, College of the Rockies
    Date: Dec 17, 2020

    Description: This book offers study skills and practices for college and university students to help them make a positive transition to post-secondary education, learn how to be a successful student, and make the most of their learning experience. This textbook was created to provide a resource for the ABE provincial level course, Student Success, and it provides resources to meet all the required and optional learning outcomes. The course can be used an elective course towards the BC Adult Graduation Diplo...[more]

  • Human Biology: Human Anatomy and Physiology

    Author(s): Christine Miller, Thompson Rivers University
    Date: Dec 16, 2020

    Description: This textbook is ideal for an introductory-level human biology course. It is aligned with the British Columbia Adult Basic Education learning outcomes for Provincial Level Biology, which is the equivalent of Grade 12 Anatomy and Physiology. This textbook begins with an introduction to sciences and the scientific method, and then addresses the human body in increasing scale: from biological molecules, to cells and tissues, to organs and all eleven organ systems, all with an overarching focus on ...[more]

  • Introduction to Psychology (University of Saskatchewan)

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    Author(s): Jorden A. Cummings, Lee Sanders; University of Saskatchewan
    Date: Dec 11, 2020

    Description: This introductory text has been created from a combination of original content and materials compiled and adapted from a number of open text publications, including Introduction to Psychology – 1st Canadian Edition (Stangor & Wallinga, 2014), the Noba Project, and Research Methods in Psychology – 3rd American Edition (Price, Jhangiani, Chiang, Leighton, & Cuttler, 2017). This version of the text includes a Key Terms list for each chapter, an expanded glossary, and H5P chapter self-tests.

  • Supporting Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities & Mental Illness

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    Author(s): Sherri Melrose, Debra Dusome, John Simpson, Cheryl Crocker, Elizabeth Athens
    Date: Dec 9, 2020

    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]

  • Composition and Literature: A Handbook and Anthology

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    Author(s): James Sexton, Derek Soles
    Date: Dec 9, 2020

    Description: The purpose of this book is to help students achieve the learning objectives of their English 12 course. These include how to write intelligently, clearly, and fluently; understand and employ effectively the conventions of various forms of school and college writing assignments; read actively and critically; understand and appreciate diverse and inclusive works of imaginative literature; and think critically, creatively, and reflectively. This book is divided into two parts. Part I is a Composi...[more]

  • Autodesk Inventor eBook

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    Author(s): Wally Baumback, Vancouver Community College
    Date: Dec 4, 2020

    Description: This eBook contains self-paced learning modules that were written as a tool to guide and teach students to master Inventor. No two students learn at the same pace, therefore, the modules were written as competency-based bite-size pieces to allow students to work at their own pace. This book can be used in correspondence courses, online courses, instructor-lead classes, or by individuals teaching themselves to use Inventor in their own home or office. An editable, Pressbooks version of this res...[more]

  • AutoCAD 2D eBook

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    Author(s): Wally Baumback, Vancouver Community College
    Date: Dec 4, 2020

    Description: The AutoCAD 2D eBook was written as a tool to guide and teach you to master AutoCAD. No two students learn at the same pace, therefore the eBook was written with competency-based modules. The competency-based modules are bite-size pieces that allows you to work at your own pace. They can be used to learn by distance education, correspondence, online, instructor-lead classes, or by individuals teaching themselves to use AutoCAD in their own home or office. This eBook was designed to be used on A...[more]