Results: 15 Open Textbooks
  • Media, Society, Culture and You

    Author(s): Mark Poepsel, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

    Updated: Mar 29, 2019

    Description: Media, Society, Culture, and You is an approachable introductory Mass Communication text that covers major mass communication terms and concepts including "digital culture." It discusses various media platforms and how they are evolving as Information and Communication Technologies change.

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  • Professional Communications OER - Modules 1-4: Overview

    Author(s): Olds College OER Development Team

    Updated: Mar 29, 2019

    Description: This Open Educational Resource (OER), developed by Olds College is collaboration with the Government of Alberta, is a series of modules intended for use in Higher Education courses or by independent learners. This resource is useful for instructors whose courses cover introductory communication skills, workplace communication, technical communication, or business writing. It contains four modules (Foundations, Writing, Presentations, and Interpersonal), each with its own lesson plans, assessmen...[more]

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  • Writing in College: From Competence to Excellence

    Author(s): Amy Guptill, The College at Brockport, SUNY

    Updated: Mar 29, 2019

    Description: Writing in College: From Competence to Excellence is designed for students who have largely mastered the conventions of high-school level writing and are now rising to meet more the advanced expectations of college. Students will find in Writing in College a warm invitation to think of themselves as full, self-motivated members of the academic community. With concise explanations, clear multi-disciplinary examples and empathy for the challenges of student life, this short textbook both explains...[more]

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  • Professional Communications OER - Module 2: Writing

    Author(s): Olds College OER Development Team

    Updated: Mar 28, 2019

    Description: This Open Education Resource (OER), developed by Olds College in collaboration with the Government of Alberta, is a series of modules intended for use in Higher Education courses or by independent learners. The resource is useful for instructors whose courses cover introductory communication skills, workplace communication, technical communication, or business writing. It contains four modules, each with its own lesson plans, assessments, and supporting materials. This is module 2 of 4, in whic...[more]

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  • Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers

    Author(s): Michael A. Caulfield, Washington State University Vancouver

    Updated: Mar 28, 2019

    Description: This is an unabashedly practical guide for the student fact-checker. It supplements generic information literacy with the specific web-based techniques that can get you closer to the truth on the web more quickly. We will show you how to use date filters to find the source of viral content, how to assess the reputation of a scientific journal in less than five seconds, and how to see if a tweet is really from the famous person you think it is or from an impostor. We’ll show you how to find p...[more]

  • Writing for Success - 1st Canadian Edition

    Author(s): Tara Horkoff, Scott McLean

    Updated: Mar 28, 2019

    Description: Writing for Success is a text that provides instruction in steps, builds writing, reading, and critical thinking, and combines comprehensive grammar review with an introduction to paragraph writing and composition.

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  • Communication for Business Professionals - Canadian Edition

    Author(s): Ontario Business Faculty and eCampusOntario Program Managers

    Updated: Mar 28, 2019

    Description: This books provides a comprehensive, integrated approach to the study and application of written and oral business communication to serve both student and professor. The text includes a number of features such as learning objectives, exercises, real world examples, key terms, and post-chapter assessments.This text is adapted from Business Communication for Success. This 2018 adaptation has significantly reduced the size and scope of the original publication and added Canadian examples. This ope...[more]

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  • Communication Theory

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    Updated: Mar 27, 2019

    Description: This book is an introduction to communication theory — the theory of how humans share, encode, and decode what they know, what they need, and what they expect from each other.

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  • Introduction to Professional Communications

    Author(s): Melissa Ashman, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

    Updated: Mar 27, 2019

    Description: No matter what your field is, having professional communication skills are essential to success in today's workplace. This book covers key business communications topics that will help you in your career, including intercultural communication, team work, professional writing, audience analysis and adapting messages, document formatting, oral communication, and more.

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  • Professional Communications OER - Module 4: Interpersonal

    Author(s): Olds College OER Development Team

    Updated: Mar 26, 2019

    Description: This Open Educational Resource (OER), developed by Olds College is collaboration with the Government of Alberta, is a series of modules intended for use in higher-education courses or by independent learners. This resource is useful for instructors whose courses cover introductory communication skills, workplace communication, technical communication, or business writing. It contains four modules, each with its own lesson plans, assessments, and supporting materials. This is module 4 of 4, in w...[more]

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