Results: 376 Open Textbooks
  • Business Writing for Everyone

    Author(s): Arley Cruthers, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

    Updated: Sep 16, 2021

    Description: Business Writing For Everyone is an inclusive guide to writing in the workplace. The book takes a process-oriented, storytelling approach to composition: focusing less on genre and more on the decisions that effective business communicators make. Business Writing For Everyone also contains interactive H5P activities for students to test their learning, and activities for further reflection that instructors can use in the classroom or assign as homework.

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  • Business/Technical Mathematics

    Author(s): Izabela Mazur, Thompson River University, Kim Moshenko, Thompson River University

    Updated: Sep 15, 2021

    Description: The content of this textbook is aligned with the British Columbia Adult Basic Education learning outcomes for the Advanced Level Business/Technical Mathematics. The textbook covers nine groups of learning outcomes organized in chapters. The first three chapters cover the core learning outcomes: 1. Operations with Real Numbers, 2. First Degree Equations and Inequalities, 3. Equations and their Graphs. The remaining chapters cover the following six topics: 4. Systems of Equations, 5. Trigonometry...[more]


  • Digging into Canadian Soils

    Author(s): Canadian Society of Soil Science

    Updated: Sep 14, 2021

    Description: Written entirely by members of the Canadian Society of Soil Science, "Digging into Canadian Soils: An Introduction to Soil Science" provides an introduction to the core disciplines of soil science, and introduces the concepts and vocabulary needed by students just beginning their soil science journey. The textbook provides supplementary materials that are specific to regions in Canada, or may be of specific interest beyond what might be considered introductory soil science material. Importantly...[more]

  • Open Pedagogy Resources

    Author(s): Assorted authors

    Updated: Sep 13, 2021

    Description: This entry includes a collection of resources on open pedagogy. 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 i...[more]

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  • Let’s Talk About Suicide: Raising Awareness and Supporting Students

    Author(s): Dawn Schell, University of Victoria, Jewell Gillies, Barbara Johnston, Liz Warwick

    Updated: Sep 13, 2021

    Description: "Let’s Talk About Suicide: Raising Awareness and Supporting Students" includes a facilitator’s guide with handouts and a PowerPoint presentation. This adaptable resource offers a sensitive, respectful, and detailed training on suicide awareness and response. It can be used for two-hour synchronous training or for self-study.

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  • Pattern Development: Sheet Metal Level 1

    Author(s): Brian Coey, Camosun College

    Updated: Sep 13, 2021

    Description: This book covers all three forms of layout as well as geometric construction. It introduces the learner to the techniques used in parallel line, radial line, and triangulation. With videos and animations, the learner has an opportunity to play, pause, and rewind as they practice these techniques. This book covers material required for a level 1 sheet metal apprentice (Line E).


  • Graduate Research Methods in Social Work

    Author(s): Matthew DeCarlo, Cory Cummings, Kate Agnelli

    Updated: Sep 9, 2021

    Description: Our textbook guides graduate social work students step by step through the research process from conceptualization to dissemination. We center cultural humility, information literacy, pragmatism, and ethics and values as core components of social work research.

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  • Ethics in Law Enforcement

    Author(s): Steve McCartney, Justice Institute of British Columbia, Rick Parent, Simon Fraser University

    Updated: Sep 9, 2021

    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]

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  • Plain Language Best Practices

    Author(s): West Coast Editorial Associates

    Updated: Sep 7, 2021

    Description: This plain language resource is a model for how British Columbia post-secondary institutions can craft and review their policies on sexualized violence and misconduct.


  • Evaluating Sexualized Violence Training and Resources

    Author(s): SVM Training and Resources Working Group

    Updated: Sep 7, 2021

    Description: The purpose of this toolkit is to assist B.C. post-secondary institutions with evaluating and selecting resources to support their ongoing planning and delivery of training on sexualized violence.


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