Results: 176 Open Textbooks
  1. Math for Trades: Volume 1

    Author(s): Chad Flinn, Mark Overgaard; BCIT

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    Description: The Math for Trades: Volume 1 textbook represents the building blocks for math training. The book includes whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percents. The material is presented from a trades perspective with easy-to-understand examples and video explanations accompanying questions. The goal of this volume is to get students prepared for the more advanced topics that they will encounter during their trades math education.

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  2. Math for Trades: Volume 2

    Author(s): Chad Flinn, Mark Overgaard; BCIT

    Updated: May 16, 2022

    Description: The Math for Trades: Volume 2 textbook continues where the first volume left off. Volume 2 increases the challenge with topics such as converting units and working with equations, perimeter, area, and volume. Once again the material is presented from a trades perspective with easy-to-understand examples and videos explanations accompanying questions. The goal of this volume is to take the material you learned in Math for Trades: Volume 1 and apply it to more advanced topics that you may encount...[more]

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  3. Open Pedagogy in the Trades

    Author(s): Bruce Neid, Nicki Rehn; Coast Mountain College

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    Description: Open Pedagogy in the Trades: Instructor Resource contains a bank of activities and projects to integrate with your course curriculum and use with your students immediately. All the activities are adaptable to any trade or ITA line item, and most will work for in-person and remote learning modalities. Adopting open pedagogy will lead to more engaged and invested students and richer learning outcomes.

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  4. OER Toolkit for Trades Instructors

    Author(s): Sue Doner, Susan Chandler, Rod Lidstone, Josh Stull; Camosun College

    Updated: Oct 15, 2019

    Description: The "OER Toolkit for Trades Instructors: Adopting an Open Education Resource & Integrating it into a Trades Course" illustrates a snapshot of the OER adoption process. This Toolkit is designed to answer questions posed by BC Trades instructors specifically, but the steps described will also support similar projects in other disciplines and programs. The Toolkit is presented in the form of a (possible) case study, which is based on questions and issues shared by Trades instructors from three BC ...[more]

  5. Essential Skills Companion Kit for Culinary Arts Trades Training

    Author(s): Marlin Ratch, Francesca de Bastiani, Shelby Desjarlais, Chef Andrew George, Chef Nathan Hyam, Chef Chris Monkman, Jason Forseth

    Updated: Jun 17, 2019

    Description: The Essential Skills Companion Kit to Culinary Arts Trades Training was developed to complement technical Culinary Arts Trades Training. The various activity sets are designed to reinforce academic information that students are required to know during their training. The Content Experts provided the Curriculum Development Team with themes and the curriculum was created to practice Essential Skills such as Reading Text, Document Use, Thinking Skills, Oral Communication and Working with Others.

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  6. Trades Access Common Core Competency B-4: Describe the Apprenticeship System – 2nd Edition

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Apr 12, 2022

    Description: This Competency provides the information necessary for you to understand the trades training system and how to explore any trades you may be interested in. Careers in the trades can be highly rewarding. Forecast shortages in skilled trades mean that there will be significant opportunities for new workers to enter many of the trades.

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  7. Line D - Organizational Skills Competency D-2: Apply Science Concepts to Trades Applications

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Dec 19, 2019

    Description: This Competency introduces the basic principles governing the structure and the behaviour of solids, liquids, and gases. You will look at the effects forces have on objects and the basic machines that transmit a force. You will also examine the effects of thermal and electrical energy. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offering the flexibility for lines to be used as stand-alone books. Lin...[more]

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  8. Line D - Organizational Skills Competency D-1: Solve Trades Mathematical Problems

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Feb 27, 2021

    Description: Essential skills are used in every job to varying degrees and at different levels of complexity. They provide the foundation for learning all other skills and enable people to evolve in their jobs and adapt to changes in the workplace. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offering the flexibility for lines to be used as stand-alone books. Line D – Organizational Skills. D-1 Solve Trades Mathemat...[more]

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  9. Trades Access Common Core Competency B-1: Apply Study and Learning Skills – 2nd Edition

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Apr 12, 2022

    Description: This resource is one of twenty-three competencies that make of Trades Access Common Core (TACC). After completing this competency, students should be able to use effective study habits; effective listening techniques; effective note-taking techniques; techniques for reading textbooks effectively; ways to research materials; and effective techniques for preparing for and taking notes.

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  10. Trades Access Common Core Competency B-2: Describe Expectations and Responsibilities of Employers and Employees – 2nd Edition

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Apr 12, 2022

    Description: As you enter the workforce, it is important to understand the major trends in employment and how to find this information. In this competency, we’ll look some of the current major trends in employment in Canada and British Columbia. This review includes an overview of the economy, skills that employers look for, employee expectations, and effective strategies for entering the labour market and finding a job.

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  11. Cross Connection Control for Plumbing and Piping Trades: Plumber Apprenticeship Program Level 3

    Author(s): Richard V. Mawle RSE, Camosun College (retired)

    Updated: Apr 8, 2022

    Description: This manual is as part of your third year of apprenticeship training program you must have completed your level 1 and level 2 training to be eligible for this level of training in cross connection control. If you pass the theory and practical portion of this third year and your fourth year training during your apprenticeship training and pass your Red Seal Interprovincial examinations, you will be issued a Red Seal Certificate of Qualification. This Red Seal endorsement entitles you to work any...[more]

  12. Trades Access Common Core Competency B-3: Use Interpersonal Communication Skills – 2nd Edition

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Apr 26, 2022

    Description: No matter what your job is, you will need to communicate with other people. Your communication skills determine how successfully you receive and transmit information. Communication is arguably the most important of all life skills and plays a significant role in all aspects of work and home life. Communication is verbal, written, and non-verbal, and every gesture, voice inflection, or facial movement speaks volumes and conveys information to others. An effective communicator is also an active l...[more]

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  13. Line B - Employability Skills Competency B-4: Describe the Apprenticeship System

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Apr 5, 2022

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON OCTOBR 1, 2022, AS IT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEW EDITION. This Competency provides the information necessary for you to understand the trades training system and how to explore any trades you may be interested in. Careers in the trades can be highly rewarding. Forecast shortages in skilled trades mean that there will be significant opportunities for new workers to enter many of the trades. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal...[more]

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  14. Line E - Electrical Fundamentals Competency E-2: Identify Common Circuit Components and Their Symbols

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Dec 19, 2019

    Description: Many types of electric devices are used in almost every trade. Mechanical trades will find electrical devices in every motor-driven vehicle. Construction trades will encounter them in most construction projects. To be able to recognize or troubleshoot electrical devices, you must be familiar with the correct terminology and symbols used to identify them. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offe...[more]

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  15. Line D - Organizational Skills Competency D-4: Use Codes, Regulations and Standards

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Dec 19, 2019

    Description: Codes, regulations, standards, specifications, and recommended practices are used in all aspects of construction, fabrication, manufacturing, and inspection. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offering the flexibility for lines to be used as stand-alone books. Line D – Organizational Skills. D-1 Solve Trades Mathematical Problems, D-2 Apply Science Concepts to Trades Applications, D-3 Read ...[more]

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  16. Line D - Organizational Skills Competency D-5: Use Manufacturer and Supplier Documentation

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Sep 9, 2020

    Description: Document use is one of the nine essential skills identified by the Government of Canada to be successful in the workplace. It refers to the skills needed to find, enter, and use letters, numbers, symbols, and images in electronic and paper form. In the trades, people use document literacy skills to find and enter information in forms, lists, tables, graphs, maps, and drawings. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training res...[more]

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  17. Line C - Tools and Equipment Competency C-1: Describe Common Hand Tools and Their Uses

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Dec 18, 2019

    Description: Hand tools are used in almost every trade, but many of them have particular applications in a specific trade. It is likely you have used some of these tools already at work, at school, or at home, but this may be the first time you have had the chance to study some of the tools’ designs and applications in detail. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offering the flexibility for lines to be use...[more]

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  18. Line D - Organizational Skills Competency D-3: Read Drawings and Specifications

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Aug 5, 2020

    Description: Some of the most important documents used in the workplace are the technical drawings, diagrams, and schematics that specify how fabrication and construction tasks will be carried out, or describe the composition and assembly of equipment. One of the essential skills for anyone involved in a trade is the ability to correctly interpret drawings. If you are in a construction or fabrication industry, you will need to be able to examine a drawing, take information from it, and visualize the finishe...[more]

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  19. Line E - Electrical Fundamentals Competency E-4: Use Multimeters

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Jan 6, 2020

    Description: Whether you choose to work in an electrical trade, a mechanical trade, or one of the construction trades, you will probably be faced with using and/or maintaining a variety of electrical measuring instruments. This Competency will introduce you to three basic meters for measuring voltage, current, and resistance. You must have a basic understanding of the purpose and operation of each type of meter before you attempt to use one. If you connect a meter incorrectly, you not only risk damaging the...[more]

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  20. Line C - Tools and Equipment Competency C-2: Describe Common Power Tools and Their Uses

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Jan 13, 2021

    Description: Power tools play a major role in virtually every trade. You will be expected to be familiar with a wide range of portable and stationary power tools and to understand the safe operation of these tools. Proper maintenance improves the life and performance of the tool. Correct set-up and operating procedures ensure good results and prevent injury. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offering the...[more]

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  21. Good Corporation, Bad Corporation: Corporate Social Responsibility in the Global Economy

    Author(s): Guillermo C. Jimenez, Elizabeth Pulos; SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology

    Updated: Jan 14, 2022

    Description: This textbook provides an innovative, internationally-oriented approach to the teaching of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and business ethics. Drawing on case studies in- volving companies and countries around the world, the textbook explores the social, ethical and business dynamics underlying CSR in areas such as: global warming, genetically-mod- ified organisms (GMO) in food production, free trade and fair trade, anti-sweatshop and living-wage movements, organic foods and textiles, et...[more]

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  22. Line D - Organizational Skills Competency D-6: Plan Projects

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Dec 19, 2019

    Description: Every job is different and may have special requirements. Anticipating these requirements and planning accordingly is vital to ensuring that you have the materials, tools, and time to complete the job. To do this effectively you will need to have a clear understanding of the overall job. You will need to know what materials are required and be able to record organized and accurate notes on the time and materials used when the job is complete. Planning ahead saves time and money and makes a job ...[more]

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  23. Line A - Safe Work Practices Competency A-5: Describe Fire Safety

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Nov 16, 2021

    Description: As a trades worker you have a responsibility to work safely, and fire prevention is a primary concern. Many of the work tasks you carry out include the application of heat and flame. You should be able to apply fire prevention practices, identify fire causes, and identify and apply fire extinguishing agents to control or extinguish a fire. You are not expected to be an expert firefighter, but you may have to deal with a fire to protect your safety and the safety of others. The following list o...[more]

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  24. Line C - Tools and Equipment Competency C-3: Describe Rigging and Hoisting Equipment

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Dec 19, 2019

    Description: Rigging loads for lifting requires the use of various hardware items. Knowing how to correctly select, inspect, and assemble of each of these items is critical to a safe lift. To effectively use ropes in a work setting requires that you become familiar with several types of ropes, knots, bends, and hitches. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offering the flexibility for lines to be used as st...[more]

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  25. Line A - Safe Work Practices Competency A-1: Control Workplace Hazards

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Oct 26, 2021

    Description: Safety is a part of the job. When you take a job, you have a safety obligation to your employer, co-workers, family, and yourself. By recognizing and understanding the hazards in your work area, you can prevent the occurrence of many accidents. Most accidents are preventable. Both employees and employers must take responsibility for making the workplace safe. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while stil...[more]

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  26. Line B - Employability Skills Competency B-1: Apply Study and Learning Skills

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Apr 5, 2022

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON OCTOBER 1, 2022, AS IT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEW EDITION. Every learner has different abilities, backgrounds, and life experiences. Some individuals will be entering a trades program directly from high school as part of a dual-credit program or youth initiative and have limited experience outside of the classroom. Others may have been out ofthe formal education system for a number of years, but bring valuable years of work experience into the classroom. Regardless...[more]

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  27. Line E - Electrical Fundamentals Competency E-1: Describe the Basic Principles of Electricity

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Dec 19, 2019

    Description: You will use electricity daily. Vehicles and machinery are started and often operated by electricity. Electric tools make the performance of your job easier and more efficient. However, to use electricity safely and effectively, it is important to understand electricity’s terminology and principles.The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offering the flexibility for lines to be used as stand-alone ...[more]

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  28. Line A - Safe Work Practices Competency A-2: Describe WorkSafeBC Regulations

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Oct 26, 2021

    Description: In most provinces, one or more agencies are responsible for safe, healthful working environments at job sites. These organizations normally have names such as the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) or the Occupational Health and Safety Department. WorkSafeBC is the provincial organization that promotes workplace health and safety for workers and employers in BC. When a work-related injury, disease, or death occurs, WorkSafeBC collaborates with those involved to provide return-to-work rehabilitat...[more]

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  29. Line E - Electrical Fundamentals Competency E-3: Explain Wiring Connections

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Jan 6, 2020

    Description: It is important for you to be familiar with techniques for soldering electrical connections and how to use wireless connectors. For example, the ends of the finely stranded wires used for power supply cords on most portable power tools are soldered to permit a long-lasting, troublefree connection. Solder also produces secure, durable electrical connections for switches, plugs, and tools. Wireless connectors are commonly used in many electrical applications because they are quick and easy to use...[more]

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  30. Line B - Employability Skills Competency B-2: Describe Expectations and Responsibilities of Employers and Employees

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Apr 5, 2022

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON OCTOBER 1, 2022, AS IT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEW EDITION. As you enter the workforce, it is important to understand the major trends in employment and how to find this information. In this Competency, we’ll look some of the current major trends in employment in Canada and British Columbia. This review includes an overview of the economy, skills that employers look for, and employee expectations. We’ll also look at employee expectations and effective strategies for...[more]

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  31. Line A - Safe Work Practices Competency A-4: Describe Personal Safety Practices

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Oct 26, 2021

    Description: These Learning Tasks describe the clothing and protective equipment workers must wear on the job site and the safety precautions they must take to protect themselves and others from injury. Special personal protective equipment (PPE) is required on the job site. The equipment used will depend on the hazards anticipated. When working at elevations, significant hazards are present and fall protection is normally required. Knowing the hazards allows workers to select methods to reduce the hazard a...[more]

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  32. Line B - Employability Skills Competency B-3: Use Interpersonal Communication Skills

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Apr 13, 2022

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON October 1, 2022, AS IT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEW EDITION. No matter what your job is, you will need to communicate with other people. Your communication skills determine how successfully you receive and transmit information. Communication is arguably the most important of all life skills and plays a significant role in all aspects of work and home life. Communication is verbal, written, and non-verbal, and every gesture, voice inflection, or facial movement speak...[more]

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  33. Microeconomics: Markets, Methods, and Models (Lyryx)

    Author(s): Douglas Curtis, Ian Irvine, Lyryx Learning Team

    Updated: May 12, 2022

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON October 1, 2022, AS IT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEW EDITION. Microeconomics: Markets, Methods, and Models by D. Curtis and I. Irvine (edited by Lyryx Learning) provides concise yet complete coverage of introductory microeconomic theory, application and policy. The text begins with an explanation and development of the standard tools of analysis in the discipline and carries on to investigate the meaning of 'well-being' in the context of an efficient use of the econom...[more]

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  34. Line A - Safe Work Practices Competency A-3: Handle Hazardous Materials Safely

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Oct 26, 2021

    Description: Workers exposed to hazardous materials may be at risk for many serious health problems, such as kidney or lung damage, sterility, cancer, allergic reactions, or burns. Some hazardous materials can also cause fires or explosions. Legislation and regulations are in place to reduce injuries or diseases caused by exposure to hazardous materials used in the workplace. Every person working with or near controlled products has the right to know the hazards and how to safely use the products. The foll...[more]

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  35. Macroeconomics: Theory, Models, and Policy

    Author(s): Douglas Curtis, Ian Irvine, Lyryx Learning Team

    Updated: May 12, 2022

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON October 1, 2022, AS IT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEW EDITION. Macroeconomics: Theory, Models, and Policy by D. Curtis and I. Irvine (edited by Lyryx Learning) provides complete, concise coverage of introductory macroeconomics theory and policy. The text observes short-run macroeconomic performance, analysis, and policy motivated by the recessions of the early 1980s and 1990s, the financial crisis and recession of 2008-2009, and the prolonged recovery in most industria...[more]

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  36. Line C - Tools and Equipment Competency C-4: Describe Ladders and Work Platforms

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Dec 19, 2019

    Description: In this Competency you will learn about some of the common equipment used for performing work at elevated locations. The safe use of ladders and scaffolds is required in all types of jobs. A safely built scaffold provides a stable platform for workers to complete their work. The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulation has set minimum standards for erecting and using ladders and work platforms.The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-l...[more]

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  37. Principles of Macroeconomics - 2021A (Lyryx)

    Author(s): Douglas Curtis, Ian Irvine, Lyryx Learning Team

    Updated: Jan 14, 2022

    Description: Principles of Macroeconomics is an adaptation of the textbook, Macroeconomics: Theory, Markets, and Policy by D. Curtis and I. Irvine, and presents a complete and concise examination of introductory macroeconomics theory and policy suitable for a first introductory course. Examples are domestic and international in their subject matter and are of the modern era — financial markets, monetary and fiscal policies aimed at inflation and debt control, globalization and the importance of trade flows...[more]

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  38. Hair Colour for Hairstylists: Level 2

    Author(s): Arden Magtiza, Vancouver Island University

    Updated: Sep 29, 2021

    Description: This manual serves as a guide for apprentices with the desire to stretch beyond their foundational colour knowledge and skills so as to reach a higher level of competency. This text will walk the stylist step-by-step through many current and advanced techniques used in the industry today.

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  39. Barbering Techniques for Hairstylists

    Author(s): Arden Magtiza, Vancouver Island University, Gary Franceschini, Vancouver Community College

    Updated: Sep 29, 2021

    Description: This manual serves as a guide for apprentices who desire to grow beyond their foundational haircutting knowledge and skills, and expand their knowledge to include more advanced barbering services, such as beard and moustache design, and straight razor shaves.

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  40. Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist Identify Plants and Plant Requirements

    Author(s): Michelle Nakano, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

    Updated: Jan 26, 2022

    Description: Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist Identify Plants and Plant Requirements is an adaptation of KPU HORT 1155 Introduction to Plant Materials Lecture Notes. It is an editable, open access learning resource with interactive web-based experiences customized for horticulture students studying plant identification. This edition supports student achievement of the Level 1, 2, 3, and 4 learning goals for Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist Line F2.

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  41. Basic Motor Control

    Author(s): Chad Flinn, BCIT, Aaron Lee, BCIT

    Updated: Feb 8, 2022

    Description: This readily accessible online resource was developed for anyone who has interest in, or works with, AC motors and their associated motor control equipment. Whether you are an electrical apprentice learning about the subject in school or a seasoned journeyperson installing equipment in the field, you will find it easy to navigate through the descriptive text, original diagrams, and explanatory videos to find the exact information you are looking for.

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  42. Trigonometry and Single Phase AC Generation for Electricians

    Author(s): Chad Flinn, BCIT

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    Description: To understand electrical theory, it is important to have a grasp of trigonometry. Whether we are talking about single phase or polyphase power, trigonometry is a key concept. This textbook, divided into three sections and provides easy-to-understand and enjoyable lessons on trigonometry, vectors, and AC generation for those training and working as electricians.

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  43. Basic HVAC

    Author(s): Aaron Lee, BCIT

    Updated: Mar 23, 2022

    Description: This readily accessible online introductory resource was developed for anyone who has interest in, or works with, HVAC controls and equipment. Designed for electrical and HVAC apprentices learning about the subject in school, you will find the descriptive text and original diagrams easy to navigate through, while the question bank will help students review the subject matter covered in each section.

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  44. Pattern Development: Sheet Metal Level 1

    Author(s): Brian Coey, Camosun College

    Updated: Mar 23, 2022

    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).

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  45. Basic Kitchen and Food Service Management

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

    Updated: Sep 29, 2021

    Description: Basic Kitchen and Food Service Management is one of a series of Culinary Arts open textbooks developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s foodservice and hospitality industry. Although created with the Professional Cook, Baker and Meatcutter programs in mind, these have been designed as a modular series, and therefore can be used to support a wide variety of programs that offer training in foodservice skills.

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  46. Nutrition and Labelling for the Canadian Baker

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

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    Description: This book is intended to give students a basic understanding of nutritional information and labelling in the baking industry. In particular, there is a focus on Canadian regulations regarding labelling and merchandising of baked goods, as well as baking for customers with special diets, allergies, and intolerances. Nutrition and Labelling for the Canadian Baker is one of a series of Culinary Arts books developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s food ser...[more]

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  47. Modern Pastry and Plated Dessert Techniques

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

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    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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  48. Working in the Food Service Industry

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

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    Description: Workplace Safety in the Foodservice Industry is one of a series of Culinary Arts open textbooks developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s foodservice and hospitality industry. Although created with the Professional Cook, Baker and Meatcutter programs in mind, these have been designed as a modular series, and therefore can be used to support a wide variety of programs that offer training in foodservice skills. Workplace Safety covers British Columbia le...[more]

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  49. Workplace Safety in the Food Service Industry

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

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    Description: Workplace Safety in the Food Service Industry is one of a series of Culinary Arts books developed to support the training of students and apprentices in BC’s foodservice and hospitality industry. Your health and well-being are your most valuable possessions. Many laws and regulations exist to ensure employee safety, yet every year thousands of serious injuries occur. In many cases, these injuries have serious long-term consequences for both employees and employers. For those new to the workfor...[more]

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  50. Food Safety, Sanitation, and Personal Hygiene

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

    Updated: Sep 29, 2021

    Description: Food Safety, Sanitation, and Personal Hygiene is one of a series of Culinary Arts open textbooks developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s foodservice and hospitality industry. Although created with the Professional Cook, Baker and Meatcutter programs in mind, these have been designed as a modular series, and therefore can be used to support a wide variety of programs that offer training in foodservice skills. Other books in the series include: Bas...[more]

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  51. Meat Cutting and Processing for Food Service

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

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    Description: This book is intended to give students a basic understanding of the various types of meat and poultry used in the food service industry, and of how the terminology used by retail, wholesale, and food service customers varies. Meat cutting for restaurants and hotels differs slightly from meat cutting for retail. Restaurants and hotels sometimes use names of cuts on menus that are common in the kitchen vernacular or in other jurisdictions like Europe or the United States, while retail meat cutter...[more]

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  52. Understanding Ingredients for the Canadian Baker

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

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    Description: This book is intended to give students a basic understanding of the various types and uses of ingredients used in the baking industry, and how certain ingredients, in particular grains and flours are produced, graded and processed in Canada. Understanding Ingredients for the Canadian Baker 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 Coo...[more]

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  53. Building a Competitive First Nation Investment Climate

    Author(s): Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This is the first edition of the open text book Building a Competitive Investment Climate on First Nation Lands. This textbook is for students who are First Nation and tribal government employees or students who would like to work for or with First Nation and tribal governments. The purpose of this textbook is to help interested First Nation and tribal governments build a competitive investment climate. Work began on this text book in early 2012 with a generous grant from the Donner Canadian Fo...[more]

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  54. Principles of Microeconomics (UVic)

    Author(s): Emma Hutchinson, University of Victoria

    Updated: Mar 4, 2022

    Description: This book is an adaptation of Principles of Microeconomics originally published by OpenStax. This adapted version has been reorganized into eight topics and expanded to include over 200 multiple choice questions, examples, eight case studies including questions and solutions, and over 200 editable figures.

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  55. U.S. History (OpenStax)

    Author(s): P. Scott Corbett, Volker Janssen, John M. Lund, Todd Pfannestiel, et al.

    Updated: Feb 26, 2020

    Description: U.S. History is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of most introductory courses. The text provides a balanced approach to U.S. history, considering the people, events, and ideas that have shaped the United States from both the top down (politics, economics, diplomacy) and bottom up (eyewitness accounts, lived experience). U.S. History covers key forces that form the American experience, with particular attention to issues of race, class, and gender.

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  56. Principles of Macroeconomics - 2e (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Steven A. Greenlaw, David Shapiro

    Updated: Mar 23, 2022

    Description: Principles of Macroeconomics 2e covers the scope and sequence of most introductory economics courses. The text includes many current examples, which are handled in a politically equitable way. The outcome is a balanced approach to the theory and application of economics concepts. The second edition has been thoroughly revised to increase clarity, update data and current event impacts, and incorporate the feedback from many reviewers and adopters. Changes made in Principles of Macroeconomics ...[more]

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  57. Principles of Microeconomics - 2021A (Lyryx)

    Author(s): Douglas Curtis, Ian Irvine, Lyryx Learning Team

    Updated: May 26, 2021

    Description: Principles of Microeconomics is an adaptation of the textbook, Microeconomics: Markets, Methods, and Models by D. Curtis and I. Irvine, which provides concise yet complete coverage of introductory microeconomic theory, application and policy in a Canadian and global environment. This adaptation employs methods that use equations sparingly and do not utilize calculus. The key issues in most chapters are analyzed by introducing a numerical example or case study at the outset. Students are introd...[more]

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  58. Principles of Economics - 2e (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Steven A. Greenlaw, David Shapiro

    Updated: Mar 23, 2022

    Description: Principles of Economics - 2e covers the scope and sequence of requirements for a two-semester introductory economics course. The authors take a balanced approach to micro-and macroeconomics, to both Keynesian and classical views, and to the theory and application of economics concepts. The text also includes many current examples, which are handled in a politically equitable way. The second edition has been thoroughly revised to increase clarity, update data and current event impacts, and incor...[more]

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  59. Intermediate Financial Accounting: Volume 1 - 2021A (Lyryx)

    Author(s): Glenn Arnold, Suzanne Kyle, Athabasca University, Lyryx Learning Team

    Updated: Jan 4, 2022

    Description: Intermediate Financial Accounting Volume 1 by G. Arnold and S. Kyle, developed in collaboration by Athabasca University and Lyryx, is intended for a first course in Intermediate Financial Accounting, and presumes that students have already completed one or two Introductory Financial Accounting courses. The textbook reflects current International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), such as IFRS 15 – Revenue from Contracts With Customers. This textbook provides a review of introductory account...[more]

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  60. Financial Empowerment: Personal Finance for Indigenous and Non-Indigenous People

    Author(s): Bettina Schneider, First Nations University of Canada, Saylor Academy

    Updated: Jan 14, 2022

    Description: Financial Empowerment is designed for a single-semester introduction to financial planning and decision-making, in order to provide first and second-year business students with the necessary financial literacy and skills needed to make sound financial decisions, assess financial risk, and achieve financial success. This textbook attempts to speak to the varied backgrounds, knowledge systems, and experiences of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians by providing Indigenous and non-Indigenous pe...[more]

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  61. History of International Relations: A Non-European Perspective

    Author(s): Erik Ringmar, Ibn Haldun University

    Updated: Mar 6, 2020

    Description: This textbook pioneers a new approach to the study of international relations by historicizing the material traditionally taught in international relations courses and by explicitly focusing on non-European cases, debates, and issues. The volume is divided into three parts. The first part focuses on the international systems that traditionally existed in Europe, East Asia, pre-Columbian Central and South America, Africa, and Polynesia. The second part discusses the ways in which these internati...[more]

  62. Intermediate Financial Accounting: Volume 2 - 2021A (Lyryx)

    Author(s): Glenn Arnold, Suzanne Kyle, Athabasca University, Lyryx Learning Team

    Updated: Jan 4, 2022

    Description: Intermediate Financial Accounting Volume 2 by G. Arnold and S. Kyle, developed in collaboration by Athabasca University and Lyryx, is intended for the second of two in Intermediate Financial Accounting courses. It presumes that students have already completed the Introductory Financial Accounting, and the first Intermediate Financing Accounting course. The textbook reflects both current International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and ASPE. This textbook covers all topics essential to a ...[more]

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  63. World History: Cultures, States, and Societies to 1500

    Author(s): Eugene Berger, George L. Israel, Charlotte Miller, Brian Parkinson, Andrew Reeves, Nadejda Williams, University System of Georgia

    Updated: May 15, 2020

    Description: World History: Cultures, States, and Societies to 1500 offers a comprehensive introduction to the history of humankind from prehistory to 1500. Authored by six USG faculty members with advance degrees in History, this textbook offers up-to-date original scholarship. It covers such cultures, states, and societies as Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Israel, Dynastic Egypt, India’s Classical Age, the Dynasties of China, Archaic Greece, the Roman Empire, Islam, Medieval Africa, the Americas, and the Kh...[more]

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  64. Global Corruption: Its Regulation under International Conventions, US, UK, and Canadian Law and Practice – 4th Edition

    Author(s): Gerry Ferguson, University of Victoria

    Updated: Apr 25, 2022

    Description: This book has been specifically created to make it easier for professors to offer a law school course on global corruption. It is also designed as a resource tool for all persons working in the anti-corruption field. The first chapter sets out the general context of global corruption: its nature and extent, and some views on its historical, social, economic and political dimensions. Each subsequent chapter sets out international standards and requirements in respect to combatting corruption — m...[more]

  65. Principles of Microeconomics - 2e (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Steven A. Greenlaw, David Shapiro

    Updated: Mar 23, 2022

    Description: Principles of Microeconomics 2e covers the scope and sequence of most introductory microeconomics courses. The text includes many current examples, which are handled in a politically equitable way. The outcome is a balanced approach to the theory and application of economics concepts. The second edition has been thoroughly revised to increase clarity, update data and current event impacts, and incorporate the feedback from many reviewers and adopters. Changes made in Principles of Microecono...[more]

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  66. Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students

    Author(s): Linda Frederiksen, Sue F. Phelps; Washington State University Vancouver

    Updated: Oct 5, 2021

    Description: Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students is an open textbook designed for students in graduate-level nursing and education programs. Its intent is to recognize the significant role the literature review plays in the research process and to prepare students for the work that goes into writing one. Developed for new graduate students and novice researchers just entering into the work of a chosen discipline, each of the eight chapters covers a component of the literature revi...[more]

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  67. Global Corruption: Law, Theory & Practice

    Author(s): Gerry Ferguson, University of Victoria

    Updated: Apr 11, 2022

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON OCTOBER 1, 2022, AS IT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEW EDITION. Created as part of the UNODC’s Anti-Corruption Academic Initiative (ACAD), Global Corruption: Law, Theory & Practice is a key resource for lawyers, public officials, and business persons of tomorrow on anti-corruption laws and strategies. This book has been specifically created to make it easier for professors to offer a law school course on global corruption. The first chapter sets out the general context ...[more]

  68. British Columbia in a Global Context

    Author(s): Arthur Green, Okanagan College, Siobhan McPhee, University of British Columbia, Aviv Ettya, University of the Fraser Valley, Britta Ricker, Simon Fraser University, Cristina Temenos, Simon Fraser University

    Updated: Jan 19, 2022

    Description: This first year geography textbook takes a holistic approach to geography by incorporating elements of physical, human and regional geography, as well as bringing in methods and perspectives from spatial information science.. This textbook applies a fundamental geographical approach to understanding our globally changing world by looking at local processes which are linked to larger global processes and events. For example, mining and its effects are a global issue and we can see how these unfo...[more]

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  69. Canadian History: Pre-Confederation – 2nd Edition

    Author(s): John Douglas Belshaw, Thompson Rivers University

    Updated: Nov 15, 2021

    Description: Canadian History: Pre-Confederation – 2nd Edition is a survey text that introduces undergraduate students to important themes in North American history to 1867. It provides room for Indigenous and European agendas and narratives, explores the connections between the territory that coalesces into the shape of modern Canada and the larger continent and world in which it operates, and engages with emergent issues in the field.

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  70. Histories of Indigenous Peoples and Canada

    Author(s): John Douglas Belshaw, Thompson Rivers University, Sarah Nickel, University of Saskatchewan, Chelsea Horton, Vancouver Island University

    Updated: Jun 14, 2021

    Description: Since the 18th century, the historical study of “Indians,” “Natives,” and “Aboriginals” in universities and colleges was contextualized within the story of colonization and growing European influence. Whatever justification might be mustered for that practice, it had real and dire effects: Canadians — including many Indigenous people — came to understand Indigenous histories as tangential, small, unimportant, and even a blind alley. This kind of thinking enabled Canadian authorities and citizen...[more]

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  71. ECHO: Ethnographic, Cultural and Historical Overview of Yukon's First Peoples

    Author(s): Victoria Elena Castillo, Christine Schreyer, Tosh Southwick

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    Description: Today, First Nations peoples living in Yukon, Canada are reviving and practicing their cultural traditions in exciting ways. At the same time, there has been an influx of newcomers to the territory who want to learn more about Yukon's Indigenous peoples and their cultures. With hundreds of references for those wanting to delve deeper into particular topics, ECHO is a handbook that provides the most current research pertaining to Yukon First Nations peoples. Topics include archaeology, ethnology...[more]

  72. Scientific Inquiry in Social Work

    Author(s): Matthew DeCarlo, Radford Univeristy

    Updated: Mar 12, 2021

    Description: As an introductory textbook for social work students studying research methods, this book guides students through the process of creating a research project. Students will learn how to discover a researchable topic that is interesting to them, examine scholarly literature, formulate a proper research question, design a quantitative or qualitative study to answer their question, carry out the design, interpret quantitative or qualitative results, and disseminate their findings to a variety of au...[more]

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  73. Introduction to Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies

    Author(s): Miliann Kang, Donovan Lessard, Laura Heston; University of Massachusetts

    Updated: Dec 17, 2019

    Description: This textbook introduces key feminist concepts and analytical frameworks used in the interdisciplinary Women, Gender, Sexualities field. It unpacks the social construction of knowledge and categories of difference, processes and structures of power and inequality, with a focus on gendered labor in the global economy, and the historical development of feminist social movements. The book emphasizes feminist sociological approaches to analyzing structures of power, drawing heavily from empirical f...[more]

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  74. Canadian History: Post-Confederation - 2nd Edition

    Author(s): John Douglas Belshaw, Thompson Rivers University

    Updated: Apr 1, 2022

    Description: This textbook introduces aspects of the history of Canada since Confederation. “Canada” in this context includes Newfoundland and all the other parts that come to be aggregated into the Dominion after 1867. Much of this text follows thematic lines. Each chapter moves chronologically but with alternative narratives in mind. What Indigenous accounts must we place in the foreground? Which structures (economic or social) determine the range of choices available to human agents of history? What envi...[more]

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  75. Intermediate Microeconomics with Microsoft Excel - 2nd Edition

    Author(s): Humberto Barreto, DePauw University

    Updated: Mar 26, 2021

    Description: This book is based on the idea that there is a particular framework used by economists to interpret observed reality. This framework has been called the economic way of thinking, the economic approach, and the method of economics. This book is different from the many other books that attempt to teach microeconomics in three ways: It explicitly applies the recipe of the economic approach in every example; it uses concrete examples via Microsoft Excel in every application, which enables the reade...[more]

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  76. Introduction to Business (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Lawrence J. Gitman, San Diego State University - Emeritus, Carl McDaniel, University of Texas, Arlington, Amit Shah, Frostburg State University, Monique Reece, et. al

    Updated: Feb 10, 2022

    Description: Introduction to Business covers the scope and sequence of most introductory business courses. The book provides detailed explanations in the context of core themes such as customer satisfaction, ethics, entrepreneurship, global business, and managing change. Introduction to Business includes hundreds of current business examples from a range of industries and geographic locations, which feature a variety of individuals. The outcome is a balanced approach to the theory and application of busines...[more]

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  77. Pulling Together: Manitoba Foundations Guide (Brandon Edition)

    Author(s): Manitoba Foundations Group

    Updated: Apr 25, 2022

    Description: The Manitoba Foundations Guide (Brandon Edition) is the first Manitoba adaptation of an open professional learning series developed for staff across post-secondary institutions. This guide is an adaptation of the Foundations Guide published by BCcampus and the Ministry of Advanced Education. This guide explores Indigenous-Canadian relationships from contact to the present in order to support the systemic change occurring across post-secondary institutions and beyond through Indigenization, deco...[more]

  78. World Regional Geography

    Author(s): Caitlin Finlayson, University of Mary Washington

    Updated: Oct 4, 2021

    Description: World Regional Geography presents an overview of the discipline by introducing students to key themes and concepts in the discipline of geography through a study of the world’s regions. This text approaches geography as experts understand the discipline, focusing on connections and an in-depth understanding of core themes. This thematic approach, informed by pedagogical research, provides students with an introduction to thinking geographically. This text emphasizes depth over breadth by arrang...[more]

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  79. Writing in College: From Competence to Excellence

    Author(s): Amy Guptill, The College at Brockport, SUNY

    Updated: Jan 14, 2022

    Description: Writing in College: From Competence to Excellence is designed for students who have largely mastered the conventions of high-school level writing and are now rising to meet more the advanced expectations of college. Students will find in Writing in College a warm invitation to think of themselves as full, self-motivated members of the academic community. With concise explanations, clear multi-disciplinary examples and empathy for the challenges of student life, this short textbook both explains...[more]

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  80. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Toolkit

    Author(s): Lee A. Swanson, University of Saskatchewan

    Updated: Nov 2, 2021

    Description: This book provides an overview of the world of entrepreneurship. Topics covered include an introduction to entrepreneurship; opportunity recognition and design thinking; evaluation entrepreneurial opportunities; business models; business planning; financing entrepreneurship; business set-up, start-up, and growth; strategic entrepreneurship; innovation and entrepreneurship; and the entrepreneurial environment.

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  81. Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality in BC - 2nd Edition

    Author(s): Morgan Westcott, BCIT, Wendy Anderson, Selkirk College

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    Description: This textbook is an introduction to the tourism and hospitality industry in British Columbia, and is written with a first year college and university audience in mind. It is a collaborative work with input from educators, industry leaders, employers, and past graduates of BC’s tourism and hospitality management programs. All chapters have been reviewed by experts in the field. Each chapter is organized thematically moving from a global, then national, and finally provincial context. Chapters co...[more]

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  82. Fundamentals of Business - 3rd Edition

    Author(s): Stephen J. Skripak, Ron Poff, Virginia Tech

    Updated: Nov 15, 2021

    Description: Fundamentals of Business - 3rd Edition (2020) is a 370-page open education resource intended to serve as a no-cost, faculty customizable primary text for one-semester undergraduate introductory business courses. It covers the following topics in business: teamwork; economics; ethics; entrepreneurship; business ownership, management, and leadership; organizational structures and operations management; human resources and motivating employees; managing in labour union contexts; marketing and pric...[more]

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  83. Principles of Marketing

    Author(s): University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

    Updated: Jan 14, 2022

    Description: Principles of Marketing teaches the experience and process of actually doing marketing—not just the vocabulary. It carries five dominant themes throughout in order to expose students to marketing in today’s environment: Service dominant logic, sustainability, ethics and social responsibility, global coverage, and metrics. This book includes a test bank created by Michael Orwick. NOTE: This book was updated on January 20, 2017. Any reviews posted before this date are based on the older edition o...[more]

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  84. Human Rights in Brief

    Author(s): United States Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs

    Updated: Jan 14, 2022

    Description: In all civilized nations, attempts are made to define and buttress human rights. The core of the concept is the same everywhere: Human rights are the rights that one has simply because one is human. They are universal and equal. The following pubilcation gives an overview of Human Rights across the globe. The online version of this book is availabe in several languages: Arabic, French, Farsi, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.

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  85. Principles of Sociological Inquiry: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

    Author(s): Amy Blackstone, University Of Maine-ME-Orono

    Updated: Jan 14, 2022

    Description: Principles of Sociological Inquiry: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods emphasizes the relevance of research methods for the everyday lives of its readers, undergraduate students. Each chapter describes how research methodology is useful for students in the multiple roles they fill: (1) as consumers of popular and public information, (2) as citizens in a society where findings from social research shape laws, policies, and public life, and (3) as current and future employees. Connections to th...[more]

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  86. Introductory Business Statistics with Interactive Spreadsheets - 1st Canadian Edition

    Author(s): Mohammad Mahbobi, Thompson Rivers University, Thomas K. Tiemann, Elon University

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    Description: "Introductory Business Statistics with Interactive Spreadsheets - 1st Canadian Edition" is an adaptation of Thomas K. Tiemann's book, "Introductory Business Statistics". In addition to covering basics such as populations, samples, the difference between data and information, and sampling distributions, descriptive statistics and frequency distributions, normal and t-distributions, hypothesis testing, t-tests, f-tests, analysis of variance, non-parametric tests, and regression basics, the follow...[more]

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  87. Financial Strategy for Public Managers

    Author(s): Sharon Kioko, Justin Marlowe, University of Washington

    Updated: Oct 5, 2021

    Description: Financial Strategy for Public Managers is a new generation textbook for financial management in the public sector. It offers a thorough, applied, and concise introduction to the essential financial concepts and analytical tools that today’s effective public servants need to know. It starts “at the beginning” and assumes no prior knowledge or experience in financial management. Throughout the text, Kioko and Marlowe emphasize how financial information can and should inform every aspect of public...[more]

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  88. Health and Safety in Canadian Workplaces

    Author(s): Jason Foster, Bob Barnetson

    Updated: Mar 12, 2021

    Description: This textbook is for workers and students looking for an introduction to injury prevention on the job. It offers an extensive overview of central occupational health and safety (OHS) concepts and practices and provides practical suggestions for health and safety advocacy. Foster and Barnetson bring the field into the twenty-first century by including discussions of how precarious employment, gender, and ill-health can be better handled in Canadian OHS. Although they address the gendered and ra...[more]

  89. BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 3

    Author(s): Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College

    Updated: Sep 29, 2021

    Description: This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English Level 3 (roughly equivalent to grades 3 to 4.5 in the K-12 system). Every chapter within the three units includes a level-appropriate, high-interest reading of between 350 and 500 words. The readings are freely available in a separate reader with convenient links to the readings in each chapter of this course pack. For students using this program in a self-paced format, there are audio clips embedd...[more]

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  90. Introductory Business Statistics (Tiemann)

    Author(s): Thomas K. Tiemann, Elon University

    Updated: Jan 10, 2022

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON JUNE 1, 2022, AS IT NO LONGER MEETS OUR QUALITY STANDARDS. AFTER THIS DATE, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO FIND THE TEXTBOOK IN THE OER BY DISCIPLINE DIRECTORY (https://opentextbc.ca/oerdiscipline/chapter/statistics/). The book "Introductory Business Statistics" by Thomas K. Tiemann explores the basic ideas behind statistics, such as populations, samples, the difference between data and information, and most importantly sampling distributions. The author covers topics includi...[more]

  91. Teaching in a Digital Age - Second Edition

    Author(s): A. W. (Tony) Bates

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    Description: The book examines the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in an age when all of us, 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]

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  92. Human Security in World Affairs: Problems and Opportunities - 2nd Edition

    Author(s): Alex and Sabina Lautensach, Eds. (UNBC)

    Updated: Sep 29, 2021

    Description: This first and only university textbook of human security is intended as an introductory text from senior undergraduate level up and includes chapters by 24 authors,from BC, Canada, and around the globe, that encompass the full spectrum of disciplines contributing to the human security field. It is based on the four pillar model of socio-political security, economic security, environmental security and health security. The chapters include learning outcomes, extension activities,and suggested ...[more]

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  93. Provincial English

    Author(s): Allison Kilgannon, University of the Fraser Valley

    Updated: Jan 7, 2022

    Description: This textbook was designed to fulfill the requirements for the Adult Basic Education (ABE) Provincial English course. This text provides instruction in steps, builds writing, reading, and critical thinking skills, and combines comprehensive grammar review with an introduction to paragraph writing and composition.

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  94. Writing for Success - 1st Canadian H5P Edition

    Author(s): Tara Horkoff

    Updated: Jan 28, 2022

    Description: Writing for Success is a text that provides instruction in steps, builds writing, reading, and critical thinking, and combines comprehensive grammar review with an introduction to paragraph writing and composition. It includes over 150 interactive H5P activities.

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  95. Human Resources in the Food Service and Hospitality Industry

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

    Updated: Sep 29, 2021

    Description: Human Resources in the Food Services and Hospitality Industry is one of a series of Culinary Arts open textbooks developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s foodservice and hospitality industry. Although created with the Professional Cook, Baker and Meatcutter programs in mind, these have been designed as a modular series, and therefore can be used to support a wide variety of programs that offer training in foodservice skills.

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  96. Electronic Commerce: The Strategic Perspective

    Author(s): Richard T. Watson, Pierre Berthon, Leyland F. Pitt, George M. Zinkhan

    Updated: Sep 29, 2021

    Description: This book contains eight chapters. Chapter Two briefly describes the technology that makes electronic commerce possible, while Chapter Three introduces the topic of Web strategy. The major functions of marketing are described in the next five chapters: Promotion (Chapter Four); Promotion and Purchase (Chapter Five); Distribution (Chapter Six); Service (Chapter Seven); and Pricing (Chapter Eight). The final chapter takes a broader, societal perspective and discusses the influence of electronic c...[more]

  97. Project Management - 2nd Edition

    Author(s): Adrienne Watt

    Updated: Jan 13, 2022

    Description: This book covers the basics of project management. This includes the process of initiation, planning, execution, control and close out that all projects share. This book has been adapted by the author as of August 15, 2014. The adaptation includes Canadianized content, PowerPoints, Audio Files, and Chapter Questions, which are located in the book's appendixes.

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  98. Introducing Marketing

    Author(s): John Burnett

    Updated: Jun 12, 2019

    Description: Through good economic times and bad, marketing remains the pivotal function in any business. Determining and satisfying the needs of customers through products that have value and accessibility and whose features are clearly communicated is the general purpose of any business. It is also a fundamental definition of marketing. This text introduces students to the marketing strategies and tools that practitioners use to market their products.

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  99. Complexities, Capacities, Communities: Changing Development Narratives in Early Childhood Education, Care and Development

    Author(s): Alan Pence, Allison Benner

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: The term ‘capacity building’ has come into common usage in twenty-first century international development. While the term means different things to different people, it is often used to describe an infusion of knowledge or skills to help ‘build’ a government’s or institution’s ability to address key development challenges. However, like other well intentioned interventions from the industrialized West, such ‘capacity building’ can have destructive, as well as productive, impacts. This volume pr...[more]

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  100. Business Math: A Step-by-Step Handbook (Lyryx)

    Author(s): Jean-Paul Olivier; Red River College of Applied Arts, Science, & Technology

    Updated: Oct 20, 2020

    Description: Business math is the study of mathematics required by the field of business. Business professionals will work with taxes, gross earnings, product prices, and currency exchange; they will be offered loans, lines of credit, mortgages, leases, savings bonds, and other financial tools. This textbook covers all of these topics and how these financial tools can maximize their earnings and minimize their costs. It also discusses how to execute smart monetary decisions both personally and for their bus...[more]

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  101. Writing for Success

    Author(s): Scott McLean

    Updated: Oct 6, 2021

    Description: Writing for Success is a text that provides instruction in steps, builds writing, reading, and critical thinking, and combines comprehensive grammar review with an introduction to paragraph writing and composition. Beginning with the sentence and its essential elements, this book addresses each concept with clear, concise and effective examples that are immediately reinforced with exercises and opportunities to demonstrate, and reinforce, learning. Each chapter allows your students to demonst...[more]

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  102. Literature, the Humanities, and Humanity

    Author(s): Dr. Theodore L. Steinberg, SUNY Fredonia

    Updated: Jan 14, 2022

    Description: Literature, the Humanities, and Humanity attempts to make the study of literature more than simply another school subject that students have to take. At a time when all subjects seem to be valued only for their testability, this book tries to show the value of reading and studying literature, even earlier literature. It shows students, some of whom will themselves become teachers, that literature actually has something to say to them. Furthermore, it shows that literature is meant to be enjoyed...[more]

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  103. Macroeconomics: Theory through Applications

    Author(s):

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: The intended audience of the textbook is first-year undergraduates taking courses on the principles of macroeconomics and microeconomics. Many may never take another economics course. We aim to increase their economic literacy both by developing their aptitude for economic thinking and by presenting key insights about economics that every educated individual should know. We have written a fundamentally different text for principles of economics, based on two premises: Students are motivated to ...[more]

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  104. Business Ethics (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Stephen M. Byars, Kurt Stanberry

    Updated: Feb 10, 2022

    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.

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  105. Fundamentals of Business - Canadian Edition

    Author(s): Business Faculty from Ontario Colleges and eCampusOntario Program Managers

    Updated: Oct 5, 2021

    Description: An introductory textbook in business that covers a variety of topics: The Foundations of Business, Economics and Business, Ethics and Social Responsibility, Business in a Global Environment, Forms of Business Ownership, Entrepreneurship: Starting a Business, Management and Leadership, Structuring Organizations, Operations Management, Motivating Employees, Managing Human Resources, Union/Management Issues, Marketing: Providing Value, Accounting and Financial Information, and Personal Finances.

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  106. Student Success

    Author(s): Mary Shier, College of the Rockies

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    Description: This book offers study skills and practices for college and university students to help them make a positive transition to post-secondary education, learn how to be a successful student, and make the most of their learning experience. This textbook was created to provide a resource for the ABE provincial level course, Student Success, and it provides resources to meet all the required and optional learning outcomes. The course can be used an elective course towards the BC Adult Graduation Diplo...[more]

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  107. Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology - 2nd Edition

    Author(s): Nina Brown, Thomas McIlwraith, Laura Tubelle de González

    Updated: Nov 10, 2021

    Description: This textbook is a collection of chapters on the essential topics in cultural anthropology. Different from other introductory textbooks, this book is an edited volume with each chapter written by a different author. Each author has written from their experiences working as an anthropologist and that personal touch makes for an accessible introduction to cultural anthropology. The authors' approach to cultural anthropology is holistic. They see the interconnectedness of cultural practices and, i...[more]

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  108. Adult Literacy Fundamentals Mathematics: Book 6 – 2nd Edition

    Author(s): Liz Girard, Wendy Tagami

    Updated: Apr 5, 2022

    Description: This is book six in a six-book series on fundamental mathematics for adult learners. These books include glossaries, self tests, practice requests, grades records, and unit tests. Ancillary Resources include the Instructor's Manual. Topics in this book include: ratio, rate, and proportion; percent; and statistics. These books align with the learning outcomes for Adult Fundamental Math as outlined in the BC ABE Articulation Handbook.

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  109. Greek and Latin Roots: Part I - Latin

    Author(s): Peter Smith, University of Victoria

    Updated: Sep 29, 2021

    Description: Greek and Latin Roots: Part I - Latin is part one of a two part series. This series examines the systematic principles by which a large portion of English vocabulary has evolved from Latin and (to a lesser degree) from Greek. This book focuses on Latin roots. A link to the second part focusing on the Greek roots can be found below. Part I will try to impart some skill in the recognition and proper use of words derived from Latin. There is a stress on principles: although students will be conti...[more]

  110. Introduction to Sociology - 2e (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Heather Griffiths, Fayetteville State University, Nathan Keirns, Zane State College, Eric Strayer, Hartnell College, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Georgia Perimeter College

    Updated: Feb 10, 2022

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON JUNE 1, 2022, AS IT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEW EDITION. Introduction to Sociology - 2e adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical, one-semester introductory sociology course. It offers comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories. The textbook presents section reviews with rich questions, discussions that help students apply their knowledge, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways. The seco...[more]

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  111. College Skills: Intermediate English

    Author(s): Tania Pattison, Coast Mountain College

    Updated: Apr 25, 2022

    Description: This book has been written for adult students of English Language Arts at a Grade 10 level. As such, it meets the criteria established by the British Columbia Ministry of Education while providing content suitable for adult learners. The goal of the book is to help students develop skills in reading, writing, language use, and study skills. The book is divided into ten units, each of which focuses on a specific theme; these include food, work, art, money, nature, and more. All units follow the...[more]

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  112. 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]

  113. Exploring Movie Construction and Production

    Author(s): John Reich, SUNY Genesee Community College

    Updated: Jan 14, 2022

    Description: Exploring Movie Construction and Production contains eight chapters of the major areas of film construction and production. The discussion covers theme, genre, narrative structure, character portrayal, story, plot, directing style, cinematography, and editing. Important terminology is defined and types of analysis are discussed and demonstrated. An extended example of how a movie description reflects the setting, narrative structure, or directing style is used throughout the book to illustrate ...[more]

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  114. Naming the Unnameable: An Approach to Poetry for New Generations

    Author(s): Michelle Bonczek Evory. Western Michigan University

    Updated: Jan 14, 2022

    Description: Informed by a writing philosophy that values both spontaneity and discipline, Michelle Bonczek Evory’s Naming the Unnameable: An Approach to Poetry for New Generations offers practical advice and strategies for developing a writing process that is centered on play and supported by an understanding of America’s rich literary traditions. With consideration to the psychology of invention, Bonczek Evory provides students with exercises aimed to make writing in its early stages a form of play that ...[more]

  115. Writing for Strategic Communication Industries

    Author(s): Jasmine Roberts, The Ohio State University

    Updated: Jan 14, 2022

    Description: Good writing skills are important in today’s competitive work environment. This is especially the case for communication-related professions such as public relations, brand communication, journalism, and marketing. Writing for Strategic Communication Industries emphasizes practical application of academic inquiry to help readers improve their writing skills. This book has straightforward chapters that use real-world examples to illustrate key points. It discusses different writing styles and te...[more]

  116. Introduction to Sociology - 3e (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Tonja R. Conerly, San Jacinto College, Kathleen Holmes, Northern Essex Community College, Asha Lal Tamang, Minneapolis Community and Technical College & North Hennepin Community College, et al.

    Updated: Feb 14, 2022

    Description: Introduction to Sociology - 3e aligns to the topics and objectives of many introductory sociology courses. It is arranged in a manner that provides foundational sociological theories and contexts, then progresses through various aspects of human and societal interactions. The new edition is focused on driving meaningful and memorable learning experiences related to critical thinking about society and culture. The text includes comprehensive coverage of core concepts, discussions and data releva...[more]

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  117. Writing for Success - 1st Canadian Edition

    Author(s): Tara Horkoff, Scott McLean

    Updated: Jan 5, 2022

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON JUNE 1ST 2022 AS IT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEW EDITION. Writing for Success is a text that provides instruction in steps, builds writing, reading, and critical thinking, and combines comprehensive grammar review with an introduction to paragraph writing and composition.

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  118. In the Community: An Intermediate Integrated Skills Textbook

    Author(s): NorQuest College

    Updated: Sep 29, 2021

    Description: This is an English language skills textbook to help ELL students acquire communication skills in the community (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). The book is aimed at Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels 5/6, focusing on intercultural skills and essential skills: reading text, document use, writing, oral communication, thinking skills, working with others, and computer use. The digital PDF file can be printed or used from a computer. All of the multimedia files can be accessed fro...[more]

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  119. Adult Literacy Fundamentals Mathematics: Book 6

    Author(s): Liz Girard, Wendy Tagami

    Updated: Apr 5, 2022

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON OCTOBER 1, 2022 AS IT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEW EDITION. This is book six in a six-book series on fundamental mathematics for adult learners. These books include glossaries, self tests, practice requests, grades records, and unit tests. Ancillary Resources include the Instructor's Manual.

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  120. Global Women's Issues: Women in the World Today - Extended version

    Author(s): United States Department of State, Bureau of International Information Programs , Dr. Janni Aragon, Dr. Mariel Miller, University of Victoria

    Updated: Jan 14, 2022

    Description: We cannot solve global challenges unless women participate fully in efforts to find solutions. Female participation in the private sector is a crucial economic driver for societies worldwide. Economic security benefits every facet of a woman’s life, with positive effects on the health, education and vitality of families. Learn about women who are changing their societies for the better. This book is based on the twelve critical areas of concern identified in the Beijing Declaration and Platform...[more]

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  121. Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills and Time Management Strategies

    Author(s): Dave Dillon, Grossmont College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills and Time Management Strategies is a students' guide for classroom success. This text, designed to show how to be successful in college focuses on study skills and time management. This textbook is a “remix” of five previous open sourced textbooks. Effort was placed into maintaining consistency throughout while striving to strike a balance with preserving original content. The Blueprint for Success series comprises three books for the ...[more]

  122. Digital Accessibility as a Business Practice

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

    Updated: Oct 5, 2021

    Description: Most business leaders would agree that reaching the broadest audience is good for a business’s bottom line. A good portion of that audience will be people with disabilities. How, though, would an organization go about ensuring it is as accessible as it can be to all its potential clients or customers, including people with disabilities? This book has been created to answer this question, and to demystify “digital accessibility” as a business practice. It brings together all the pieces of the di...[more]

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  123. Media, Society, Culture and You

    Author(s): Mark Poepsel, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

    Updated: Jan 14, 2022

    Description: Media, Society, Culture, and You is an approachable introductory Mass Communication text that covers major mass communication terms and concepts including "digital culture." It discusses various media platforms and how they are evolving as Information and Communication Technologies change.

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  124. Blueprint for Success in College and Career

    Author(s): Dave Dillon, Grossmont College

    Updated: Oct 5, 2021

    Description: Blueprint for Success in College and Career is a students’ guide for classroom and career success. This text, designed to show how to be successful in college and in career preparation focuses on study skills, time management, career exploration, health, and financial literacy. This book is a remix of four previously existing OER (Open Educational Resources): A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning To College For Non-traditional Students by Alise Lamoreaux, How to Learn Like a Pr...[more]

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  125. World Regional Geography: People, Places and Globalization

    Author(s): University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

    Updated: Nov 15, 2021

    Description: World Regional Geography: People, Places and Globalization provides students with a working knowledge of world geography in an easy-to-read format. Basic geographic concepts of world places are presented in concise chapters, and each chapter provides a foundational framework for understanding the development patterns of world regions. For questions about this textbook please contact textbookuse@umn.edu

  126. Mastering Strategic Management

    Author(s): Dave Ketchen , Auburn University, Jeremy Short , University of Oklahoma

    Updated: Jan 19, 2022

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON JUNE 1ST 2022 AS IT NO LONGER MEETS OUR QUALITY STANDARDS. AFTER THIS DATE, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO FIND THE TEXTBOOK IN THE OER BY DISCIPLINE DIRECTORY (https://opentextbc.ca/oerdiscipline/chapter/management/). Mastering Strategic Management by Dave Ketchen and Jeremy Short is designed to enhance student engagement in three innovative ways. The first is through visual adaptations of the key content in the book. It is well documented that many of today’s students are...[more]

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  127. eMarketing: The Essential Guide to Online Marketing

    Author(s): Rob Stokes, Saylor Academy

    Updated: Jun 12, 2019

    Description: eMarketing: The Essential Guide to Online Marketing is a textbook intended for third and fourth year marketing students and draws on both academic theory and practical experience. The book offers students information that is applicable to the eMarket industry by providing examples that are easily relatable. The book covers all of the important aspects of online marketing, including the areas associated with search engine marketing, affiliate marketing, web analytics and conversion optimisation,...[more]

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  128. BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Reader 3

    Author(s): Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College

    Updated: Sep 29, 2021

    Description: This reader contains nine original stories written specifically for adults, and is designed to accompany the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 3. This level 3 reader, one of a series of six readers, is roughly equivalent to grades 3 to 4.5 in the K-12 system. New vocabulary and word patterns are highlighted throughout each story, and then summarized at the end. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF ve...[more]

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  129. BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Reader 4

    Author(s): Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College

    Updated: Sep 29, 2021

    Description: This reader contains nine original stories written specifically for adults, and is designed to accompany the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 4. This level 4 reader, one of a series of six readers, is roughly equivalent to grades 4.5 to 6 in the K-12 system. New vocabulary are set in bold throughout each story, and then summarized and defined in a Glossary found in the appendix. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for t...[more]

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  130. Geographic Information System Basics

    Author(s): Jonathan E. Campbell, UCLA, Michael Shin, UCLA

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Essentials of Geographic Information Systems integrates key concepts behind the technology with practical concerns and real-world applications. Recognizing that many potential GIS users are nonspecialists or may only need a few maps, this book is designed to be accessible, pragmatic, and concise. Essentials of Geographic Information Systems also illustrates how GIS is used to ask questions, inform choices, and guide policy. From the melting of the polar ice caps to privacy issues associated wit...[more]

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  131. Organizational Behavior (OpenStax)

    Author(s): J. Stewart Black, David S. Bright, Donald G. Gardner, Eva Hartmann, et al.

    Updated: Feb 10, 2022

    Description: This OpenStax resource aligns to introductory courses in Organizational Behavior. The text presents the theory, concepts, and applications with particular emphasis on the impact that individuals and groups can have on organizational performance and culture. An array of recurring features engages students in entrepreneurial thinking, managing change, using tools/technology, and responsible management; furthermore, the unique chapter on Social Media and Communication contextualizes the importance...[more]

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  132. Nationalism, Self-determination and Secession

    Author(s): Geoff Andrews, Open University, Michael Saward, Open University

    Updated: Jan 14, 2022

    Description: What makes a ‘nation’ and what makes peoples strive for nationhood? This unit will provide you with an introduction to studying political ideas by looking at how people who see themselves as nations challenge the existing order to assert their right to a state of their own. After studying this unit you should be able to: grasp the concepts of nation, nationalism and self-determination; have a better understanding of the role they play in current political disputes; think about the...[more]

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  133. Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation

    Author(s): Tom Theis, University of Illinois, Jonathan Tomkin, University of Illinois

    Updated: Jun 11, 2019

    Description: With “Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation”, first and second-year college students are introduced to this expanding new field, comprehensively exploring the essential concepts from every branch of knowledge – including engineering and the applied arts, natural and social sciences, and the humanities. As sustainability is a multi-disciplinary area of study, the text is the product of multiple authors drawn from the diverse faculty of the University of Illinois: each chapter is written by ...[more]

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  134. Democracy in Brief

    Author(s): United States Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs

    Updated: Jan 14, 2022

    Description: Democracy in Brief touches on topics such as rights and responsibilities of citizens, free and fair elections, the rule of law, the role of a written constitution, separation of powers, a free media, the role of parties and interest groups, military-civilian relations and democratic culture.

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  135. Information Systems

    Author(s): Richard T. Watson

    Updated: Jan 10, 2022

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON JUNE 1, 2022 AS IT NO LONGER MEETS OUR QUALITY STANDARDS. AFTER THIS DATE, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO FIND THE TEXTBOOK IN THE OER BY DISCIPLINE DIRECTORY. Students need to understand systems and the systems concept, and they need to understand the role of ICT in enabling systems. Students will learn the characteristics of good systems (e.g., intuitive, likable, error-resistant, fast, flexible, and the like). Knowing the characteristics of good systems will permit student...[more]

  136. Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers

    Author(s): Michael A. Caulfield, Washington State University Vancouver

    Updated: Jun 1, 2021

    Description: This is an unabashedly practical guide for the student fact-checker. It supplements generic information literacy with the specific web-based techniques that can get you closer to the truth on the web more quickly. We will show you how to use date filters to find the source of viral content, how to assess the reputation of a scientific journal in less than five seconds, and how to see if a tweet is really from the famous person you think it is or from an impostor. We’ll show you how to find p...[more]

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  137. Algorithms and Data Structures with Applications to Graphics and Geometry

    Author(s): Jurg Nievergelt, Klaus Hinrichs

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This is a textbook for first year computer science. It covers programming environments for motion, graphics, and geometry; programming concepts (beyond notation); objects, algorithms, and programs; complexity of problems and algorithms; data structures; and the interaction between algorithms and data structures (case studies in geometric computation).

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  138. Introduction to Philosophy: Logic

    Author(s): Bahram Assadian, Matthew Knachel, Cassiano Terra Rodrigues, et al.

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    Description: Introduction to Philosophy: Logic provides students with the concepts and skills necessary to identify and evaluate arguments effectively. The chapters, all written by experts in the field, provide an overview of what arguments are, the different types of arguments one can expect to encounter in both philosophy and everyday life, and how to recognise common argumentative mistakes.

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  139. Introductory Statistics (Saylor)

    Author(s): Douglas S. Shafer, Zhiyi Zhang

    Updated: May 10, 2019

    Description: This book is meant to be a textbook for a standard one-semester introductory statistics course for general education students.Over time the core content of this course has developed into a well-defined body of material that is substantial for a one-semester course. The authors believe that the students in this course are best served by a focus on the core material and not by an exposure to a plethora of peripheral topics. Therefore in writing this book we have sought to present material that co...[more]

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  140. Research Methods in Psychology - 2nd Canadian Edition

    Author(s): Dr. Rajiv S. Jhangiani, Dr. I-Chant A. Chiang, Dr. Paul C. Price

    Updated: Apr 1, 2022

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON OCTOBER 1ST, 2022 AS IT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEW EDITION. Psychology, like most other sciences, has its own set of tools to investigate the important research questions of its field. Unlike other sciences, psychology is a relatively new field with methods and practices that are evolving at a rapid rate. With this textbook, we introduce students to the fundamental principles of what it is like to think like a psychology researcher. We also hope to connect wit...[more]

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  141. Research Methods in Psychology - 4th Edition

    Author(s): Rajiv S. Jhangiani, I-Chant A. Chiang, Carrie Cuttler, Dana C. Leighton

    Updated: Apr 25, 2022

    Description: A comprehensive textbook for research methods classes. A peer-reviewed inter-institutional project.

  142. Blueprint for Success in College: Career Decision Making

    Author(s): Dave Dillon, Grossmont College

    Updated: Jun 14, 2019

    Description: Blueprint for Success in College: Career Decision Making is a students’ guide for the process of identifying a major and career. This text focuses on career exploration. This book is a remix of two previously existing OER (Open Educational Resources): Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom, edited by Thomas Priester, and College Success, provided by Lumen Learning. The Blueprint for Success series comprises three books for the College Success and FYE (First-Year Experience) genre. Th...[more]

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  143. Problems in Argument Analysis and Evaluation

    Author(s): Trudy Govier, Windsor Studies in Argumentation

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This is the WSIA edition of Trudy’s Govier’s seminal volume, Problems in Argument Analysis and Evaluation. Originally published in 1987 by Foris Publications, this was a pioneering work that played a major role in establishing argumentation theory as a discipline. Today, it is as relevant to the field as when it first appeared, with discussions of questions and issues that remain central to the study of argument. It has defined the main approaches to many of those issues and guided the ways in ...[more]

  144. Introduction to Philosophy: Philosophy of Mind

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

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    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.

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  145. University 101: Study, Strategize, and Succeed

    Author(s): Kwantlen Polytechnic University Learning Centres

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    Description: University 101: Study, Strategize, and Succeed helps students to create a foundation for post-secondary studies by learning how to learn. By taking the time to read this book and work through the exercises included, students are investing in the skills that will support them in all of their classes and future learning. Successful students share a set of skills and habits in common. The good news is that these skills are not a secret; anyone can learn the skills that support successful learning....[more]

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  146. Introduction to Professional Communications

    Author(s): Melissa Ashman, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    Description: No matter what your field is, having professional communication skills are essential to success in today's workplace. This book covers key business communications topics that will help you in your career, including intercultural communication, team work, professional writing, audience analysis and adapting messages, document formatting, oral communication, and more.

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  147. Introduction to Philosophy: Ethics

    Author(s): Frank Aragbonfoh Abumere, Douglas Giles, Ya-Yun (Sherry) Kao, et al.

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    Description: We often make judgments about good and bad, right and wrong. Philosophical ethics is the critical examination of these and other concepts central to how we evaluate our own and each others' behavior and choices. This text examines some of the main threads of discussion on these topics that have developed over the last couple of millennia, mostly within the Western cultural tradition.

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  148. Words of Wisdom: Intro to Philosophy

    Author(s): Jody Ondich, Lake Superior College

    Updated: Aug 18, 2020

    Description: Words of wisdom can come from anyone. In this text, we discuss topics ranging from “Are humans good by nature?” to “Is there a God?” to “Do I have the right to my own opinion?” Philosophy is the study of wisdom and can emerge in our conversations in places like social media, school, the family dinner table, and even the car. This text uses materials that are 2,500 years old and materials that were in the news recently. Wise people come in all shapes and types, and from every culture on earth. P...[more]

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  149. Technical Writing Essentials

    Author(s): Suzan Last, University of Victoria

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    Description: This open textbook is designed to introduce readers to the basics of professional communications in technical fields: audience and task analysis in workplace contexts, clear and concise communications style, effective document design, teamwork and collaboration, and fundamental research skills.

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  150. Introduction to Web Accessibility

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

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    Description: With raised awareness and accessibility laws emerging around the world, understanding what inclusive access to the Web means is becoming necessary knowledge for anyone who produces digital content. Much of the current information on Web accessibility requires some technical understanding, and may be difficult to consume for the average person. This book will “interpret” the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1), to make it easier to understand for a general audience. You will have...[more]

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  151. Principles of Social Psychology - 1st International H5P Edition

    Author(s): Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Dr. Hammond Tarry, Capilano University, Adler School of Professional Psychology, Dr. Charles Stangor, University of Maryland

    Updated: Jan 26, 2022

    Description: The first International edition of this textbook provides students with an introduction to the basic concepts and principles of social psychology from an interactionist perspective. The presentation of classic studies and theories are balanced with insights from cutting-edge, contemporary research. An emphasis on real world examples and applications is intended to guide students to critically analyze their situations and social interactions in order to put their knowledge to effective use. In 2...[more]

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  152. English Literature: Victorians and Moderns

    Author(s): Dr. James Sexton, Camosun College

    Updated: Aug 13, 2021

    Description: English Literature: Victorians and Moderns is an anthology with a difference. In addition to providing annotated teaching editions of many of the most frequently-taught classics of Victorian and Modern poetry, fiction and drama, it also provides a series of guided research casebooks which make available numerous published essays from open access books and journals, as well as several reprinted critical essays from established learned journals such as English Studies in Canada and the Aldous Hux...[more]

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  153. Graphic Design and Print Production Fundamentals

    Author(s): Graphic Communications Open Textbook Collective, British Columbia Institute of Technology

    Updated: Sep 29, 2021

    Description: This textbook -- written by a group of select experts with a focus on different aspects of the design process, from creation to production -- addresses the many steps of creating and then producing physical, printed, or other imaged products that people interact with on a daily basis. It covers the concept that, while most modern graphic design is created on computers using design software, the ideas and concepts don’t stay on the computer. The ideas need to be completed in the computer softwa...[more]

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  154. A Comprehensive Guide to Applying Universal Design for Learning

    Author(s): Dr. Seanna Takacs, Junsong Zhang, Helen Lee, Lynn Truong, David Smulders

    Updated: Apr 25, 2022

    Description: A collection of three UDL workbooks. Universal Design for Learning: A Practical Guide, Universal Design for Learning: Strategies for Blended and Online Learning, and Assessment Design: Perspectives and Examples Informed by Universal Design for Learning.

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  155. Introduction to Oceanography

    Author(s): Paul Webb, Roger Williams University

    Updated: Mar 6, 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.

  156. Building Blocks of Academic Writing

    Author(s): Carellin Brooks, KPU

    Updated: Sep 29, 2021

    Description: Building Blocks of Academic Writing covers typical writing situations for developing academic writers, from prewriting and research through expressing themselves online. Developmental work in different types of paragraphs—descriptive, narrative, expository, persuasive—allows students to build capacity for longer essays. Each chapter includes review questions with a Canadian focus that instructors can assign to help students practise the skills developed in the text. This book aligns with the BC...[more]

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  157. Embedded Controllers using C and Arduino

    Author(s): James Fiore, Mohawk Valley Community College, OpenSUNY

    Updated: Jun 3, 2021

    Description: This text introduces embedded controller systems using the inexpensive and widely available Arduino hardware platform and the C programming language. It is intended for students in Electrical Engineering and Electrical Engineering Technology programs at the Associate and Baccalaureate levels. Unlike many Arduino texts, this text does not rely solely on the Arduino libraries. Rather, it “gets under the hood” and directly accesses I/O ports, pins and DDR, as would be expected in a traditional col...[more]

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  158. BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 4

    Author(s): Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College

    Updated: Sep 29, 2021

    Description: This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English Level 4 (roughly equivalent to grades 4.5 to 6 in the K-12 system). Every chapter includes a level-appropriate, high-interest reading of between 400 and 500 words. The readings are freely available in a separate reader with convenient links to the readings in each chapter of this course pack. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF...[more]

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  159. Knowing Home: Braiding Indigenous Science with Western Science, Book 1

    Author(s): Gloria Snively, Wanosts'a7 Lorna Williams

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    Description: Since Indigenous peoples have developed time-proven approaches to sustaining both community and environment, Elders and young people are concerned that this rich legacy of Indigenous Science with its wealth of environmental knowledge and the wisdom of previous generations could disappear if it is not respected, studied and understood by today's children and youth. A perspective where relationships between home place and all other beings that inhabit the earth is vitally important to all residen...[more]

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  160. Information Systems for Business and Beyond

    Author(s): David T. Bourgeois, Ph.D.

    Updated: Sep 29, 2020

    Description: Information Systems for Business and Beyond introduces the concept of information systems, their use in business, and the larger impact they are having on our world.

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  161. Professional Communications OER - Module 1: Foundations

    Author(s): Olds College OER Development Team

    Updated: Feb 9, 2022

    Description: This Open Educational Resource (OER), developed by Olds College is collaboration with the Government of Alberta, is a series of modules intended for use in Higher Education courses or by independent learners. This resource is useful for instructors whose courses cover introductory communication skills, workplace communication, technical communication, or business writing. It contains four modules, each with its own lesson plans, assessments, and supporting materials. This is module 1 of 4, in w...[more]

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  162. Professional Communications OER - Module 2: Writing

    Author(s): Olds College OER Development Team

    Updated: Feb 9, 2022

    Description: This Open Education Resource (OER), developed by Olds College in collaboration with the Government of Alberta, is a series of modules intended for use in Higher Education courses or by independent learners. The resource is useful for instructors whose courses cover introductory communication skills, workplace communication, technical communication, or business writing. It contains four modules, each with its own lesson plans, assessments, and supporting materials. This is module 2 of 4, in whic...[more]

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  163. IoT Use Cases and Technologies

    Author(s): F. John Dian, R. Vahidnia; BCIT

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    Description: The phrase “Internet of Things" (IoT) alludes to the billions of physical devices connected to the Internet in order to exchange raw data and analyze the information. This book introduces the IoT use cases and technologies. It uses practical examples to demonstrate the effect of IoT and its potential to change our world, and it discusses the existing wired and wireless communication technologies that have enabled IoT. The book also includes multiple choice and review questions to support studen...[more]

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  164. Principles of Social Psychology

    Author(s): Charles Stangor, University of Maryland

    Updated: Jan 12, 2022

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON JUNE 1ST 2022 AS IT NO LONGER MEETS OUR QUALITY STANDARDS. AFTER THIS DATE, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO FIND THE TEXTBOOK IN THE OER BY DISCIPLINE DIRECTORY (https://opentextbc.ca/oerdiscipline/chapter/psychology/). Have you ever had trouble teaching the various topics of social psychology and fitting them together to form a coherent field? Dr. Stangor felt like he was presenting a laundry list of ideas, research studies, and phenomena, rather than an integrated set of pr...[more]

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  165. Handbook of eHealth Evaluation: An Evidence-based Approach

    Author(s): Edited by Francis Lau, Craig Kuziemsky

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This handbook presents the science and practice of eHealth evaluation based on empirical evidence gathered over many years within the health informatics discipline. The handbook describes different approaches used to evaluate the planning, design, implementation, use and impact of eHealth systems in different health settings. It also provides a snapshot of the current state of knowledge on the consequences of opting for eHealth systems with respect to their effects and implications on provider ...[more]

  166. Medicines by Design

    Author(s): US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Health, National Institute of General Medical Sciences

    Updated: Nov 5, 2020

    Description: Medicines By Design aims to explain how scientists unravel the many different ways medicines work in the body and how this information guides the hunt for drugs of the future. Pharmacology is a broad discipline encompassing every aspect of the study of drugs, including their discovery and development and the testing of their action in the body. Much of the most promising pharmacological research going on at universities across the country is sponsored by the National Institute of General Medica...[more]

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  167. College Algebra (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Jay Abramson, Arizona State University

    Updated: Feb 10, 2022

    Description: College Algebra provides a comprehensive exploration of algebraic principles and meets scope and sequence requirements for a typical introductory algebra course. The modular approach and richness of content ensure that the book meets the needs of a variety of courses. College Algebra offers a wealth of examples with detailed, conceptual explanations, building a strong foundation in the material before asking students to apply what they’ve learned.

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  168. Introduction to Consumer Behaviour

    Author(s): Andrea Niosi, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

    Updated: Mar 11, 2022

    Description: This open textbook was designed for students studying business or marketing at an undergraduate level. It draws on the fields of marketing, business, communications, media studies, psychology, sociology, and anthropology. The book invites readers to examine the internal forces that shape consumer decision making, such as perceptions, motivations, personality, and attitudes as well as the external ones, such as social and situational influences, culture, and subcultures. This text centres the li...[more]

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  169. Algebra and Trigonometry (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Jay Abramson, Arizona State University

    Updated: Mar 23, 2022

    Description: Algebra and Trigonometry provides a comprehensive exploration of algebraic principles and meets scope and sequence requirements for a typical introductory algebra and trigonometry course. The modular approach and the richness of content ensure that the book meets the needs of a variety of courses. Algebra and Trigonometry offers a wealth of examples with detailed, conceptual explanations, building a strong foundation in the material before asking students to apply what they’ve learned.

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  170. Adult Literacy Fundamentals Mathematics: Book 1

    Author(s): Wendy Tagami, Liz Girard

    Updated: Dec 16, 2021

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON JUNE 1ST, 2022 AS IT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEW EDITION. This is book one in a six-book series on fundamental mathematics for adult learners. These books include glossaries, self tests, practice requests, grades records, and unit tests. Ancillary Resources include the Instructor's Manual.

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  171. Principles of Microeconomics (Saylor)

    Author(s): Libby Rittenberg , Tim Tregarthen

    Updated: Jan 14, 2022

    Description: Recognizing that a course in economics may seem daunting to some students, we have tried to make the writing clear and engaging. Clarity comes in part from the intuitive presentation style, but we have also integrated a number of pedagogical features that we believe make learning economic concepts and principles easier and more fun. These features are very student-focused. The chapters themselves are written using a “modular” format. In particular, chapters generally consist of three main cont...[more]

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  172. Adult Literacy Fundamental Mathematics: Book 1 - 2nd Edition

    Author(s): Wendy Tagami, Liz Girard

    Updated: Mar 30, 2022

    Description: This is book one in a six-book series on fundamental mathematics for adult learners. These books include glossaries, self tests, practice requests, grades records, and unit tests. Ancillary Resources include the Instructor's Manual. Topics in this book include: number and number operations, patterns, functions and relations, real life applications, geometry, and time. These books align with the learning outcomes for Adult Fundamental Math as outlined in the BC ABE Articulation Handbook.

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  173. Provisional Prosthodontic series - 2nd Edition

    Author(s): Fern Hubbard, Margaret Dennett, Catherine Baranow, Province of British Columbia

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: The Provisional Prosthodontic Series - 2nd Edition is comprised of five resources: Provisional Prosthodontic Theory Manual, Provisional Prosthodontic Clinical Manual, a study guide, instructor's guide, and a manual of practice exercises and case studies. This course is available to programs accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada. These course materials are written for practising certified dental assistants. Registered and licensed dental hygienists are also eligible and ...[more]

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  174. Professional Communications OER - Module 4: Interpersonal

    Author(s): Olds College OER Development Team

    Updated: Feb 9, 2022

    Description: This Open Educational Resource (OER), developed by Olds College is collaboration with the Government of Alberta, is a series of modules intended for use in higher-education courses or by independent learners. This resource is useful for instructors whose courses cover introductory communication skills, workplace communication, technical communication, or business writing. It contains four modules, each with its own lesson plans, assessments, and supporting materials. This is module 4 of 4, in w...[more]

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  175. Introduction to Drafting and AutoCAD 2D

    Author(s): William Baumback, Bruce McGarvie, Vancouver Community College

    Updated: Nov 15, 2021

    Description: Introduction to Drafting and AutoCAD 2D was written as a tool to guide and teach you to master AutoCAD. No two students learn at the same pace, therefore the eook was written with competency-based modules. The competency-based modules are bite-size pieces that allow you to work at your own pace. They can be used to learn by distance education, correspondence, online, instructor-lead classes, or by individuals teaching themselves to use AutoCAD in their own home or office.

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  176. Mastering Strategic Management - 1st Canadian Edition

    Author(s): Janice Edwards, COTR, David Try, Coast Mountain College, Dave Ketchen, Auburn University, Jeremy Short, University of Oklahoma

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    Description: Mastering Strategic Management is designed to enhance student engagement in three innovative ways. The first is through visual adaptations of the key content in the book. It is well documented that many of today’s students are visual learners. To meet students’ wants and needs (and thereby create a much better teaching experience for professors), Mastering Strategic Management contains multiple graphic concept pages in ever section of every chapter of the book. Think of graphic concept pages as...[more]

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