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Author(s): Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College
Updated: Nov 12, 2020
Description: This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English Level 1 (roughly equivalent to beginner to grade 1.5 in the K-12 system). Every of the nine chapters includes a level-appropriate, high-interest reading of approximately 100 words. The readings are freely available in a separate reader with convenient links to the readings in each chapter of this course pack. The online version of this course pack also contains audio recordings of each story in the...[more]
Author(s): J. Gordon Betts, Tyler Junior College, Eddie Johnson, Central Oregon Community College, James A. Wise, Hampton University, Kelly A. Young, California State University, Long Beach, et al.
Updated: Nov 12, 2020
Description: Anatomy and Physiology is a dynamic textbook for the two-semester human anatomy and physiology course for life science and allied health majors. The book is organized by body system and covers standard scope and sequence requirements. Its lucid text, strategically constructed art, career features, and links to external learning tools address the critical teaching and learning challenges in the course. The web-based version of Anatomy and Physiology also features links to surgical videos, histol...[more]
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]
Author(s): Alex and Sabina Lautensach, Eds. (UNBC)
Updated: Nov 4, 2020
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]
Author(s): Paul Grinder, Okanagan College
Updated: Oct 29, 2020
Description: We are often faced with questions concerning our finances: Am I saving enough to put my daughter through college? How much will my investment be worth five years from now? Should I pay down my mortgage with weekly or monthly payments? The mathematics of finance allows us to answer these and similar questions. This textbook aligns with Adult Basic Education (ABE) Advanced Level Mathemativs.
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]
Author(s): go2HR, The BC Cook Articulation Committee
Updated: Oct 16, 2020
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.
Author(s): J. Stewart Black, David S. Bright, Donald G. Gardner, Eva Hartmann, et al.
Updated: Oct 14, 2020
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]
Author(s): Renée Anderson, Thompson Rivers University, Glynda Rees Doyle, Jodie Anita McCutcheon, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Updated: Oct 6, 2020
Description: This open educational resource (OER) was developed to ensure best practice and quality care based on the latest evidence, and to address inconsistencies in how clinical health care skills are taught and practised in the clinical setting. The checklist approach, used in this textbook, aims to provide standardized processes for clinical skills and to help nursing schools and clinical practice partners keep procedural practice current. Each skill/procedure is covered in a chapter that has learning...[more]
Author(s): Chad Flinn, BCIT, Aaron Lee, BCIT
Updated: Oct 2, 2020
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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