Results: 20 Open Textbooks
  • Technical Writing Essentials

    Author(s): Suzan Last, University of Victoria

    Updated: Jul 22, 2019

    Description: This open textbook is designed to introduce readers to the basics of professional communications in technical fields: audience and task analysis in workplace contexts, clear and concise communications style, effective document design, teamwork and collaboration, and fundamental research skills.

    Adopted Accessible

  • Media, Society, Culture and You

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

    Updated: Jun 19, 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.

    Faculty reviewed Adopted Accessible

  • Writing in College: From Competence to Excellence

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

    Updated: May 9, 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]

    Faculty reviewed Adopted

  • Writing for Success - 1st Canadian Edition

    Author(s): Tara Horkoff, Scott McLean

    Updated: May 9, 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.

    Faculty reviewed Adopted

  • The Word on College Reading and Writing

    Author(s): Monique Babin, Carol Burnell, Susan Pesznecker, Nicole Rosevear, Jaime Wood, OpenOregon

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Written by five college reading and writing instructors, this interactive, multimedia text draws from decades of experience teaching students who are entering the college reading and writing environment for the very first time. It includes examples, exercises, and definitions for just about every reading- and writing-related topic students will encounter in their college courses.

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  • Writing for Success

    Author(s): Scott McLean

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Scott McLean’s 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. Beginning with the sentence and its essential elements, this book addresses each concept with clear, concise and effective examples that are immediately reinforced with exercises and opportunities to demonstrate, and reinforce, learning. Scott McLean is the Shadle-Ed...[more]

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  • Media Studies 101

    Author(s): Dr Erika Pearson, Dr Sy Taffel, Dr Brett Nicholls, Martina Wengenmeir, Khin-Wee Chen, Hazel Phillips, Collette Snowden, Bernard Madill, Jane Ross, Sarah Gallagher, Thelma Fisher, Shah Nister J. Kabir, Maud Ceuterick, Hannah Mettner, Massimiliana Urbano

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Media Studies 101 is the open educational resource for media studies studies in New Zealand, Australia, and Pacifica. We have constructed this text so it can be read in a number of ways. You may wish to follow the structured order of 'chapters' like you would in a traditional printed textbook. Each section builds on and refers back to previous sections to build up your knowledge and skills. Alternatively, you may want to go straight to the section you are interested in -- links will help guide ...[more]

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  • Understanding Media and Culture

    Author(s): Jack Lule, Lehigh University

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This book’s title tells its intent. It is written to help you understand media and culture. The media and culture are so much a part of our days that sometimes it is difficult to step back and appreciate and apprehend their great impact on our lives. The book’s title, and the book itself, begin with a focus squarely on media. Think of your typical day. If you are like many people, you wake to a digital alarm clock or perhaps your cell phone. Soon after waking, you likely have a routine that inv...[more]

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  • Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers

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

    Updated: May 9, 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]

  • Professional Communications OER - Modules 1-4: Overview

    Author(s): Olds College OER Development Team

    Updated: May 9, 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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