Results: 26 Open Textbooks
  • Education and Career Planning Open Course

    Author(s): Mary Shier, College of the Rockies, Allison Schubert, Vancouver Community College

    Updated: Sep 11, 2020

    Description: This online course, Education and Career Planning, is a unique open course which is the result of a collaboration between seven colleges and BCcampus Open Education. It is at the provincial ABE level (grade 12 equivalent) and can be used as an elective course towards the BC Adult Grad Diploma. It enables colleges to offer the course on their platforms, use their own instructors, and earn their own FTE’s. The course includes learning modules, student activities and assignments. The goal of Caree...[more]

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  • Student Success

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

    Updated: Sep 11, 2020

    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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  • Building Blocks of Academic Writing

    Author(s): Carellin Brooks, KPU

    Updated: Sep 4, 2020

    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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  • Composition and Literature: A Handbook and Anthology

    Author(s): James Sexton, Derek Soles

    Updated: Jul 15, 2020

    Description: The purpose of this book is to help students achieve the learning objectives of their English 12 course. These include how to write intelligently, clearly, and fluently; understand and employ effectively the conventions of various forms of school and college writing assignments; read actively and critically; understand and appreciate diverse and inclusive works of imaginative literature; and think critically, creatively, and reflectively. This book is divided into two parts. Part I is a Composi...[more]

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  • Intermediate General and Applied Science Course

    Author(s): Christine Miller, Thompson Rivers University, Danielle Collins (Editor)

    Updated: May 16, 2020

    Description: This course package is designed as an introduction to General and Applied Science. It satisfies the learning outcomes for British Columbia ABE Intermediate General and Applied Science, which is considered an equivalent to BC Science 10. This resource includes powerpoints, class notes, and laboratory manuals for each of three three modules: Chemistry, Biology, and Physics. Throughout these modules, students explore the scientific method, take part in peer discussions, try out their problem solvi...[more]

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  • Intermediate Algebra and Trigonometry

    Author(s): Anna Kuczynska, University of Fraser Valley

    Updated: May 5, 2020

    Description: This textbook is intended for adult learners who wish to review and improve their algebra skills. The content covers all the ABE outcomes for the Algebraic Math - Advanced Level. The concepts are explained concisely, but with enough depth to provide students with the background necessary for success in college or university level mathematics. The ample number of examples and exercises makes this text a great resource for students as well as for instructors.

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  • Key Concepts of Intermediate Level Math

    Author(s): Meizhong Wang, College of New Caledonia

    Updated: Apr 15, 2020

    Description: This textbook is a concise, understandable, and effective guide on intermediate level mathematics. This book can be used by Adult Basic Education programs at colleges; students in community colleges, high schools, tutoring, or resource rooms; self-study readers, including new teachers to brush up on their mathematics; professionals as a quick review of some basic mathematic formulas and concepts; and by parents to help their children with homework. In this book, each topic, concept, term, and p...[more]

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  • BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Reader 1

    Author(s): Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College

    Updated: Mar 30, 2020

    Description: This reader contains nine original stories about healing, discovery, survival, relationships, justice, and connections to the land explored through the lens of the plant world. These stories, written specifically for adults, are designed to accompany the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 1. This level 1 reader, one of a series of six readers, is roughly equivalent to beginner to grade 1.5 in the K-12 system. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view,...[more]

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  • BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 1

    Author(s): Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College

    Updated: Mar 30, 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]

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  • Adult Literacy Fundamentals Mathematics: Book 3

    Author(s): Liz Girard, Wendy Tagami

    Updated: May 21, 2019

    Description: This is book three 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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