Results: 319 Open Textbooks
  • 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    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON OCTOBER 1, 2020, AS IT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEW EDITION.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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  • Introductory Business Statistics with Interactive Spreadsheets - 1st Canadian Edition

    Author(s): Mohammad Mahbobi, Thompson Rivers University, Thomas K. Tiemann, Elon University

    Updated: Jun 24, 2020

    Description: "Introductory Business Statistics with Interactive Spreadsheets - 1st Canadian Edition" is an adaptation of Thomas K. Tiemann's book, "Introductory Business Statistics". In addition to covering basics such as populations, samples, the difference between data and information, and sampling distributions, descriptive statistics and frequency distributions, normal and t-distributions, hypothesis testing, t-tests, f-tests, analysis of variance, non-parametric tests, and regression basics, the follow...[more]

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  • Education and Career Planning Open Course

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

    Updated: Jun 24, 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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  • Building Blocks of Academic Writing

    Author(s): Carellin Brooks, KPU

    Updated: Jun 19, 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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  • Intermediate Algebra (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Lynn Marecek, Santa Ana College

    Updated: Jun 15, 2020

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON OCTOBER 1, 2020, AS IT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEW EDITION. Intermediate Algebra is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of a one-semester intermediate algebra course. The book’s organization makes it easy to adapt to a variety of course syllabi. The text expands on the fundamental concepts of algebra while addressing the needs of students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles. The material is presented as a sequence of clear steps, building o...[more]

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  • Elementary Algebra (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Lynn Marecek, MaryAnne Anthony-Smith

    Updated: Jun 15, 2020

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON OCTOBER 1, 2020, AS IT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEW EDITION. Elementary Algebra is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of a one-semester elementary algebra course. The book’s organization makes it easy to adapt to a variety of course syllabi. The text expands on the fundamental concepts of algebra while addressing the needs of students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles. Each topic builds upon previously developed material to demonstrate th...[more]

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