Results: 381 Open Textbooks
  • Basic HVAC

    Author(s): Aaron Lee, BCIT

    Updated: Sep 29, 2021

    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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  • 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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  • Active Bystander Intervention: Training and Facilitation Guide

    Author(s): Sexual Violence Training Development Team

    Updated: Sep 29, 2021

    Description: A workshop and facilitation guide to support B.C. post-secondary institutions to prevent and respond to sexual violence and misconduct. Active Bystander Intervention is a 90-minute workshop for all members of the campus community: students, faculty, administrators, and staff. This training helps learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to recognize and intervene in an incident of sexual violence as well as discuss strategies for creating a safer campus community. Uses the 4D’s (Direct, ...[more]

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  • Accountability and Repairing Relationships: Training and Facilitation Guide

    Author(s): Sexual Violence Training Development Team

    Updated: Sep 29, 2021

    Description: A workshop and facilitation guide to support B.C. post-secondary institutions to prevent and respond to sexual violence and misconduct. Accountability and Repairing Relationships is a series of four 90-minute workshops for individuals who have been informed that they have caused harm in the context of sexual violence. Designed for one-on-one or small group facilitation, learners are guided through information and reflection activities that help them recognize the harm they have caused, learn ho...[more]

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  • Pattern Development: Sheet Metal Level 1

    Author(s): Brian Coey, Camosun College

    Updated: Sep 22, 2021

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

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  • Statistics Using Technology - Third Edition

    Author(s): Kathryn Kozak

    Updated: Sep 21, 2021

    Description: This is an introductory Statistics Textbook for first year college courses. This book places data at the center of the course. It also uses the statistical package R, though you can use another statistical computer package if you wish.

  • Digging into Canadian Soils

    Author(s): Canadian Society of Soil Science

    Updated: Sep 21, 2021

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

  • Customer Centric Strategy

    Author(s): Kerri Shields, Centennial College

    Updated: Sep 21, 2021

    Description: Customer centricity is about organizational transformation making the customer the focus for business decisions, processes, product development, services, and procedures. Some companies purport to be customer centric but they fall short in connecting this concept throughout all functional areas of the business. While it is important to offer superb customer service, being customer centric is far more than that. It's about mapping the customer journey to discover customer needs and wants, what...[more]

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

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

    Updated: Sep 21, 2021

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

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  • Psychology – H5P Edition

    Author(s): Rose M. Spielman, Kathryn Dumper, William Jenkins, Arlene Lacombe, Marilyn Lovett, Marion Perlmutter

    Updated: Sep 20, 2021

    Description: Psychology - H5P Edition is designed to meet scope and sequence requirements for the single-semester introduction to psychology course. The book offers a comprehensive treatment of core concepts, grounded in both classic studies and current and emerging research. The text also includes coverage of the DSM-5 in examinations of psychological disorders. Psychology incorporates discussions that reflect the diversity within the discipline, as well as the diversity of cultures and communities across ...[more]

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