Results: 33 Open Textbooks
  • Business/Technical Mathematics

    Author(s): Izabela Mazur, Thompson River University, Kim Moshenko, Thompson River University

    Updated: Sep 15, 2021

    Description: The content of this textbook is aligned with the British Columbia Adult Basic Education learning outcomes for the Advanced Level Business/Technical Mathematics. The textbook covers nine groups of learning outcomes organized in chapters. The first three chapters cover the core learning outcomes: 1. Operations with Real Numbers, 2. First Degree Equations and Inequalities, 3. Equations and their Graphs. The remaining chapters cover the following six topics: 4. Systems of Equations, 5. Trigonometry...[more]


  • Student Success

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

    Updated: Sep 3, 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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  • Advanced English

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

    Updated: Aug 20, 2021

    Description: This text introduces students to reading and writing at the college level and was designed to fulfill the requirements for the Adult Basic Education (ABE) Advanced English Course. This text included examples, exercises, and definitions for many reading- and writing-related topics encountered in college courses.


  • Introductory Algebra

    Author(s): Izabela Mazur, Thompson Rivers University

    Updated: Jul 20, 2021

    Description: This textbook is aligned with the British Columbia Adult Basic Education learning outcomes for Mathematics: Intermediate Level Algebra. The textbook introduces the fundamental concepts of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry while addressing the needs of students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles. Each topic builds upon previously developed material to demonstrate the cohesiveness and structure of mathematics. This text was adapted from Elementary Algebra and Prealgebra, textbooks ori...[more]


  • BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 5

    Author(s): Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College

    Updated: Jun 1, 2021

    Description: This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English Level 5 (roughly equivalent to grades 6 to 7.5 in the K-12 system). Every chapter includes a level-appropriate, high-interest reading of between 500 and 800 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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  • Key Concepts of Computer Studies

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

    Updated: Mar 9, 2021

    Description: If you are looking for a quick study guide in Computer Studies, this book is an excellent resource. Skip the lengthy and distracting books and instead use this book to guide your studies, review your knowledge, or help with tutoring. This book quickly gets to the heart of each particular topic, helping students with a quick review before doing homework or preparing for a test.


  • Human Biology: Human Anatomy and Physiology

    Author(s): Christine Miller, Thompson Rivers University

    Updated: Mar 5, 2021

    Description: This textbook is ideal for an introductory-level human biology course. It is aligned with the British Columbia Adult Basic Education learning outcomes for Provincial Level Biology, which is the equivalent of Grade 12 Anatomy and Physiology. This textbook begins with an introduction to sciences and the scientific method, and then addresses the human body in increasing scale: from biological molecules, to cells and tissues, to organs and all eleven organ systems, all with an overarching focus on ...[more]


  • Data Analysis

    Author(s): Paul Grinder, Okanagan College

    Updated: Jan 27, 2021

    Description: This resource covers the following learning objectives: explain the uses and misuses of statistics; demonstrate an understanding of mean, median, mode, range, quartiles, percentiles, standard deviation, the normal curve, z scores, sampling error, and confidence intervals; graphically present data in the form of frequency tables, line graphs, bar graphs, and stem and leaf plots; and design and conduct a statistics project, analyze the data and communicate your observations about the data. This ...[more]


  • Education and Career Planning Open Course

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

    Updated: Jan 27, 2021

    Description: This online course 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 Career Planning is to enhance the life and employment readiness skills of adult learners. Students will be prepared to pursue occupational and educational ...[more]

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  • Building Blocks of Academic Writing

    Author(s): Carellin Brooks, KPU

    Updated: Jan 26, 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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