Results: 320 Open Textbooks
  • Line A - Safe Work Practices Competency A-2: Describe WorkSafeBC Regulations

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Jul 7, 2020

    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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  • Organic Chemistry with a Biological Emphasis - Volumes I & II

    Author(s): Timothy Soderberg, University of Minnesota, Morris

    Updated: Jul 7, 2020

    Description: This textbook is designed for a two-semester, sophomore-level course in organic chemistry in which biological chemistry takes center stage. For the most part, the text covers the core concepts of organic structure, structure determination, and reactivity in the standard order. What is different is the context: biological chemistry is fully integrated into the explanation of central principles, and as much as possible the in-chapter and end-of-chapter problems are taken from the biochemical lite...[more]

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

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Jul 7, 2020

    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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  • 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: Jul 7, 2020

    Description: 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 second edition has been updated significantly to reflect the latest research and current, ...[more]

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  • ECHO: Ethnographic, Cultural and Historical Overview of the Yukon's First Peoples

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

    Updated: Jul 6, 2020

    Description: Recently, Yukon, Canada has experienced huge growth in First Nations cultural revival as well as an influx of newcomers brought on by the growth of the education, industrial and tourism sectors, who are also interested in learning about Yukon First Nations peoples and their cultures. The need for academic teaching materials that can educate adult learners about Indigenous peoples of the Yukon has resulted in the publication of this handbook. ECHO is meant as a teaching tool that provides the mo...[more]

  • Introduction to Philosophy: Ethics

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

    Updated: Jun 30, 2020

    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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  • Human Resource Management (University of Minnesota)

    Author(s): Author removed at request of original publisher; adaptation by the University of Minnesota

    Updated: Jun 30, 2020

    Description: Human Resource Management teaches HRM strategies and theories that any manager—not just those in HR—needs to know about recruiting, selecting, training, and compensating people.

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  • Human Resource Management

    Author(s): Laura Dias , Shoreline Community College

    Updated: Jun 30, 2020

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON OCTOBER 1, 2020, AS IT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEW EDITION. Competing books are focused on the academic part of HRM, which is necessary in a university or college setting. However, the goal with this book is not only to provide the necessary academic background information but also to present the material with a practitioner’s focus on both large and small businesses. While the writing style is clear and focused, we don’t feel jargon and ten-dollar words are necessa...[more]

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  • Print-on-Demand Guide

    Author(s): Lauri Aesoph, BCcampus

    Updated: Jun 29, 2020

    Description: The updated and expanded Print-on-Demand Guide provides an overview for post-secondary institutions interested in offering on-demand and pre-order printing services for open textbooks and other OER. Discussions on why offering a print option enhances learning accessibility for some students are included, as well as, templates that can be used to take inventory of open educational activity and interest on campus.

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  • Adoption Guide - 2nd Edition

    Author(s): Lauri Aesoph, BCcampus

    Updated: Jun 29, 2020

    Description: The second edition is an updated and expanded version of the original adoption guide. The first sections address three distinct groups involved in open textbook adoption: instructors, post-secondary institutions, and students. The second--most comprehensive--section focuses on the operational aspects of adoption: surveying instructors about, tracking usage of, and reporting out about open textbooks (and other OER). The last "Learn More" part provides additional adoption information.

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