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  • Composition and Literature: A Handbook and Anthology

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    Author(s): James Sexton, Derek Soles
    Date: Dec 9, 2019

    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]

  • Accessibility Toolkit - 2nd Edition

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    Author(s): Amanda Coolidge and Josie Gray, BCcampus, Sue Doner, Camosun College, Tara Robertson, CAPER-BC
    Date: Dec 6, 2019

    Description: The Accessibility Toolkit - 2nd edition is a collaboration between BCcampus, Camosun College, and CAPER-BC that includes updates and new material such as how to write an accessibility statement. The goal of the Accessibility Toolkit is to provide the resources needed so that each author, instructional designer, educational technologist, librarian, administrator, and teaching assistant can create a truly open and accessible textbook. The original edition of the Accessibility Toolkit has been tra...[more]

  • Faculty OER Toolkit

    Author(s): Shannon Moist, SFU
    Date: Dec 6, 2019

    Description: The Faculty OER Toolkit is intended as an introductory guide for faculty interested in incorporating Open Educational Resources (OER) into their teaching practice. Beginning with a definition of OER, reasons to use OER, and online collections of OER to use, the Toolkit also covers basic information about adapting, adopting, and evaluating OER. Additionally, there is information about licensing and copyright, including an explanation of Creative Commons licenses and attribution statements. Throu...[more]

  • Self-Publishing Guide

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    Author(s): Lauri Aesoph, BCcampus
    Date: Dec 6, 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]

  • Working Group Guide

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    Author(s): Lucas Wright, Krista Lambert; BCcampus
    Date: Dec 6, 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.

  • University Physics - Volume 3 (OpenStax)

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    Author(s): Samuel J. Ling, Truman State University, Jeff Sanny, Loyola Marymount University, William Moebs (retired), Loyola Marymount University
    Date: Dec 5, 2019

    Description: University Physics is a three-volume collection that meets the scope and sequence requirements for two- and three-semester calculus-based physics courses. Volume 1 covers mechanics, sound, oscillations, and waves. Volume 2 covers thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, and Volume 3 covers optics and modern physics. This textbook emphasizes connections between between theory and application, making physics concepts interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the mathematical rigo...[more]

  • Education and Career Planning Open Course

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    Author(s): Mary Shier, College of the Rockies, Allison Schubert, Vancouver Community College
    Date: Dec 5, 2019

    Description: This online course, Education and Career Planning, is a unique open course which is the result of a collaboration between seven 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 Caree...[more]

  • Introduction to Philosophy: Philosophy of Mind

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    Author(s): Eran Asoulin, Paul Richard Blum, Tony Cheng, et al.
    Date: Dec 5, 2019

    Description: Introduction to Philosophy: Philosophy of Mind surveys the central themes in philosophy of mind and places them in a historical and contemporary context intended to engage first-time readers in the field. It focuses on debates about the status and character of the mind and its seemingly subjective nature in an apparently more objective world.

  • Digital Foundations

    Author(s): Xtine Burrough, Michael Mandiberg
    Date: Dec 5, 2019

    Description: This book was written by two artist educators who teach digital art and design studio foundation classes. While teaching classes that take place in software laboratories, we noticed that many of our students expected to learn to use software, but gave little consideration to aesthetics or art and design history. A typical first day question is, "Are we going to learn Photoshop in this class?" This book is a mash-up of the Bauhaus Basic Course and open source software such as Inkscape, Gimp, Fi...[more]

  • Professional Web Accessibility Auditing Made Easy

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    Author(s): Digital Education Strategies, The Chang School
    Date: Dec 5, 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]