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  • Open Pedagogy Resources

    Author(s): Lauri Aesoph
    Date: Mar 25, 2019

    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]

  • Self-Publishing Guide

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    Author(s): Lauri Aesoph, BCcampus
    Date: Mar 25, 2019

    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]

  • Professional Web Accessibility Auditing Made Easy

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    Author(s): Digital Education Strategies, The Chang School
    Date: Mar 25, 2019

    Description: Digital accessibility skills are in high demand, as the world becomes more aware of barriers in digital content that prevent some people from participating in a digital society. This book will help readers develop the skills and knowledge needed to evaluate websites, web content, and web applications for compliance with international web accessibility requirements. These requirements help ensure that people with disabilities are able to participate fully on the Web. Each chapter includes an act...[more]

  • Technical Project Management in Living and Geometric Order

    Author(s): Jeffrey Russell, Wayne Pferdehirt, John Nelson, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Date: Mar 25, 2019

    Description: This book is organized around the fifteen lessons of a Technical Project Management course, with an emphasis on the connections between the various stages and practices of technical project management. After all, in practice, a project manager must continually draw on a wide base of knowledge, connecting, for instance, effective negotiating techniques with best practices for scheduling and resource allocation. No phase of a project unfolds in complete isolation from other phases of the project....[more]

  • Working Group Guide

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    Author(s): Lucas Wright, Krista Lambert; BCcampus
    Date: Mar 25, 2019

    Description: The Working Group Guide is a resource for librarians, staff, and faculty who support or are supporting open education at their institution and are starting or running an open working group. This resource contains three sections to help users establish, run, and sustain a working group, as well as a sprint toolkit for OER creation.

  • Chemistry: OpenStax

    Faculty reviewed Adopted Accessible Ancillary Resources

    Author(s): Paul Flowers, PhD, University of North Carolina - Pembroke, Klaus Theopold, PhD, University of Delaware, Richard Langley, PhD, Stephen F. Austin State University
    Date: Mar 20, 2019

    Description: Published by OpenStax, Chemistry is designed for the two-semester general chemistry course. For many students, this course provides the foundation to a career in chemistry, while for others, this may be their only college-level science course. As such, this textbook provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of chemistry and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. The text has been developed to meet the scope and sequence of m...[more]

  • Teaching in a Digital Age

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    Author(s): A.W. (Tony) Bates
    Date: Mar 19, 2019

    Description: The book examines the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in an age when everyone,and in particular the students we are teaching, are using technology. A framework for making decisions about your teaching is provided, while understanding that every subject is different, and every instructor has something unique and special to bring to their teaching. The book enables teachers and instructors to help students develop the knowledge and skills they will need in a digital age: not...[more]

  • Business Ethics: OpenStax

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    Author(s): OpenStax
    Date: Mar 19, 2019

    Description: Business Ethics is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the single-semester business ethics course. This title includes innovative features designed to enhance student learning, including case studies, application scenarios, and links to video interviews with executives, all of which help instill in students a sense of ethical awareness and responsibility.

  • Pulling Together: Foundations Guide

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    Author(s): Kory Wilson
    Date: Mar 18, 2019

    Description: The Foundations Guide is part of an open professional learning series developed for staff across post-secondary institutions in British Columbia. These guides are the result of the Indigenization Project, a collaboration between BCcampus and the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. The project was supported by a steering committee of Indigenous education leaders from BC universities, colleges, and institutes, the First Nations Education Steering Committee, the Indigenous Adult a...[more]

  • Introductory Business Statistics: OpenStax

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    Author(s): Alexander Holmes, The University of Oklahoma, Barbara Illowsky, De Anza College, Susan Dean, De Anza College
    Date: Mar 5, 2019

    Description: Introductory Business Statistics is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the one-semester statistics course for business, economics, and related majors. Core statistical concepts and skills have been augmented with practical business examples, scenarios, and exercises. The result is a meaningful understanding of the discipline, which will serve students in their business careers and real-world experiences.