Results: 315 Open Textbooks
  • Prose Fiction: An Introduction to the Semiotics of Narrative

    Author(s): Ignasi Ribó, Mae Fah Luang University

    Updated: Jan 22, 2020

    Description: This concise and highly accessible textbook outlines the principles and techniques of storytelling. It is intended as a high-school and college-level introduction to the central concepts of narrative theory that will aid students in developing their competence not only in analyzing and interpreting short stories and novels, but also in writing them. Prose Fiction prioritizes clarity over intricacy of theory, equipping its readers with the necessary tools to embark on further study of literature...[more]

  • Introduction to Oceanography

    Author(s): Paul Webb, Roger Williams University

    Updated: Jan 21, 2020

    Description: Introduction to Oceanography is a textbook appropriate to an introductory-level university course in oceanography. The book covers the fundamental geological, chemical, physical and biological processes in the ocean, with an emphasis on the North Atlantic region.

  • Teaching Autoethnography: Personal Writing in the Classroom

    Author(s): Melissa Tombro, SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology

    Updated: Jan 21, 2020

    Description: Teaching Autoethnography: Personal Writing in the Classroom is dedicated to the practice of immersive ethnographic and autoethnographic writing that encourages authors to participate in the communities about which they write. This book draws not only on critical qualitative inquiry methods such as interview and observation, but also on theories and sensibilities from creative writing and performance studies, which encourage self-reflection and narrative composition. Concepts from qualitative in...[more]

  • Introduction to Psychology - 1st Canadian Edition

    Author(s): Jennifer Walinga, Royal Roads University, Charles Stangor, University of Maryland

    Updated: Jan 20, 2020

    Description: This book is designed to help students organize their thinking about psychology at a conceptual level. The focus on behaviour and empiricism has produced a text that is better organized, has fewer chapters, and is somewhat shorter than many of the leading books. The beginning of each section includes learning objectives; throughout the body of each section are key terms in bold followed by their definitions in italics; key takeaways, and exercises and critical thinking activities end each secti...[more]

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  • Understanding Document Accessibility

    Author(s): Digital Education Strategies, The Chang School

    Updated: Jan 20, 2020

    Description: With much of the world gone digital, learning to create documents that are accessible to everyone is becoming a necessary skill. Intended for a general audience, this free resource reviews a wide range of document authoring applications, including the tools they contain for creating accessible documents, and tests them to ensure they do not contain potential barriers. Learn how to create accessible word processed documents, spreadsheets, presentation slides, and PDF documents, among others, so ...[more]

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  • Communication Beginnings: An Introductory Listening and Speaking Text for English Language Learners

    Author(s): Della Jean Abrahams, Portland State University

    Updated: Jan 17, 2020

    Description: This textbook is designed for advanced beginning-intermediate English language learners in an academic English program. It is composed of 7 chapters, each of which covers specific speaking and listening learning objectives and includes dialogues, interviews, discussions and conversation activities. Each chapter also focuses on 10 target words from the New General Service List of English vocabulary and reviews basic grammar points. The textbook includes an audio component that consists of record...[more]

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  • Creating Online Learning Experiences

    Author(s): Matt Crosslin, et al.; University of Texas at Arlington

    Updated: Jan 17, 2020

    Description: This book provides an updated look at issues that comprise the online learning experience creation process. As online learning evolves, the lines and distinctions between various classifications of courses has blurred and often vanished. Classic elements of instructional design remain relevant at the same time that newer concepts of learning experience are growing in importance. However, problematic issues new and old still have to be addressed. This handbook explores many of these topics for n...[more]

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  • Neuroscience - Canadian 1st Edition

    Author(s): William Ju, University of Toronto

    Updated: Jan 17, 2020

    Description: Neuroscience - Canadian 1st Edition is a comprehensive source that examines the nervous system, neurodegeneration, techniques in studying neuroscience and emerging topics in the field.

  • Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Author(s): John W. Wilson, Richard B. Primack, Boston University

    Updated: Jan 17, 2020

    Description: Easy to read, this lucid and accessible textbook includes fifteen chapters that cover a full range of conservation topics, including threats to biodiversity, environmental laws, and protected areas management, as well as related topics such as sustainability, poverty, and human-wildlife conflict. This rich resource also includes a background discussion of what conservation biology is, a wide range of theoretical approaches to the subject, and concrete examples of conservation practice in specif...[more]

  • Modern Pastry and Plated Dessert Techniques

    Author(s): The BC Cook Articulation Committee, go2HR

    Updated: Jan 16, 2020

    Description: Modern Pastry and Plated Dessert Techniques is one of a series of Culinary Arts books developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s food service and hospitality industry. Although created with the Professional Cook and Baker programs in mind, these have been designed as a modular series, and there for can be used to support a wide variety of programs that offer training in food service skills.

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