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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]

  • BCcampus Open Education Print-on-Demand Guide

    Author(s): Lauri Aesoph, BCcampus
    Date: Feb 20, 2018

    Description: The BCcampus Open Education Print-on-Demand Guide is an in-progress (open creation) practical manual on the what, why, and how of creating your own hard copy textbook of any openly licensed textbook found in the B.C. Open Textbook Collection. However, these same steps can be used to create a print-on-demand textbook from other collections providing you have access to the correct file types. This guide will be updated as new information, practices and processes are developed.

  • BCcampus Open Education OER by Discipline Guide

    Author(s): Lauri Aesoph, BCcampus
    Date: Feb 20, 2018

    Description: The BCcampus Open Education OER by Discipline Guide is an in-progress (open creation) this lists a broad range of open educational resources organized by discipline. The purpose of this guide is to capture as many OER as possible -- case studies, courses, games, repositories, simulations, textbooks, videos, and more -- and organize them so faculty can easily locate resources in their subject area. This guide will be updated as new resources are identified.

  • Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care

    Faculty reviewed Adopted Ancillary Resources

    Author(s): Glynda Rees Doyle, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Jodie Anita McCutcheon, British Columbia Institute of Technology
    Date: Feb 20, 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 Self-Publishing Guide

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    Author(s): Lauri Aesoph, BCcampus
    Date: Feb 19, 2018

    Description: The BCcampus Open Education Self-Publishing Guide is a reference for individuals or groups wanting to write and self-publish an open textbook.This guide provides details on the preparation, planning, writing, publication, and maintenance of an open textbook. Copyright, open-copyright licences, and the differences between citation and attribution are discussed as well as the importance of copy editing and proofreading. Checklists and templates are also provided. This guide replaces the BCcampus ...[more]

  • Beginning Excel

    Faculty reviewed Ancillary Resources

    Author(s): Noreen Brown, Barbara Lave, Julie Romey, Mary Schatz, Diane Shingledecker, OpenOregon
    Date: Feb 19, 2018

    Description: This textbook was written for a community college introductory course in spreadsheets utilizing Microsoft Excel. While the figures shown utilize Excel 2016, the textbook was written to be applicable to other versions of Excel as well. The book introduces new users to the basics of spreadsheets and is appropriate for students in any major who have not used Excel before.

  • 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]

  • BCcampus Open Education Authoring Guide

    Author(s): Lauri Aesoph, Amanda Coolidge, BCcampus
    Date: Feb 8, 2018

    Description: This book is a practical guide to adapting or creating open textbooks using the PressBooks platform. It is continually evolving as new information, practices and processes are developed. The primary audience for this book are faculty in British Columbia, Canada, who are participating in the B.C. Open Textbook project. However, there may be content within this book that is useful to others working on similar open educational resource initiatives.

  • BCcampus Open Education Adoption Guide

    Author(s): Lauri Aesoph, BCcampus
    Date: Feb 8, 2018

    Description: This guide was created by BCcampus Open Education with the assistance of several faculty and staff that attended our Adoption Workshop Development Sprint on March 31-April 1, 2016, in Vancouver. We thank Caroline Daniels and Dr. Farhad Dastur (Kwantlen Polytechnic University), Inba Kehoe (University of Victoria), Dr. David Harper (University of the Fraser Valley), Lucas Wright (UBC), and Gail Morong (Thompson Rivers University). This guide continues to be an ever evolving resource that will be...[more]