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ACC Learn OER
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ACC Learn OER is a series of self-paced online learning modules designed specifically for Austin Community College faculty and staff. The first nine modules will serve as an introduction to open educational resources (OER) and as an opportunity for further exploration and discovery of open education practices. The tenth module serves as a final assessment of learning. Throughout the modules there are opportunities to test ones knowledge and further explore a concept. The modules allow one to learn at their own pace. While one can follow the modules in any order, it is recommended to start with Module 1 and progress through in order.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Carrie Gits
Jack O'Grady
Date Added:
11/10/2020
APA Style Guide
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The standard citation style guide book for the fields of business, education, health science, public service, and social science is the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, 2010. The American Psychological Association (APA) publishes the manual. We commonly refer to it as "the APA Manual".

The business, education, health science, public service, and social science departments at IRSC recommend APA format for papers written in these fields.

Two types of citations are included in most research papers: citations within the text of the document and a list of reference citations at the end of the paper.

In-Text Citations:

The APA Manual uses the author-date citation system for in-text citations.

Reference Citations:

The sources you use in your work are included as a separate list at the end of the paper. The APA Manual suggests using the title, References, for the list.

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Communication and English Language Arts
Higher Education
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Reading
Provider:
Indian River State College
Date Added:
08/13/2020
ARCS Motivation and Distance Learning
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The first published account of the theorizing that was involved in the development of John M. Keller’s ARCS model is contained in a 1979 publication entitled Motivation and Instructional Design: A Theoretical Perspective. At that early stage, Keller explains his working definition, “motivation is generally defined as that which accounts for the arousal, direction, and sustenance of behavior” (Keller, 1979, p. 29). The emergence of Keller’s model was heavily influenced by a research into a variety of underlying motivational constructs. The theoretical alignment of the original ARCS model is covered more in-depth in the theoretical alignment section. The ARCS model has an official website. This textbook explores the ARCS model.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Student Guide
Provider:
British Columbia/Yukon Open Authoring Platform
Author:
DEBRA DELL
LEEANN WADDINGTON
Date Added:
06/01/2020
Academic Integrity
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An interactive approach to conveying the values of academic integrity, clarifying the meaning of plagiarism, and introducing the basics of citations, quoting and paraphrasing.

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Education
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Textbook
Provider:
University of Regina
Author:
Ulrike Kestler
Date Added:
07/01/2021
Academic Success
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Academic Success is designed to help students on their university journey. It is divided into four parts, each reflecting different aspects of a student’s tertiary experience. Part A: Successful Beginnings addresses what it is like to be a new student at an Australian university. Part B: Successful Foundations introduces basic skills in English language, techniques for accessing and working with information, and understanding academic integrity. Part C: Successful Study Skills presents the everyday, core skills that successful students use while at university. Lastly, Part D: Successful Assessment meets head-on the challenges of tertiary assessments. This open book ultimately aids students across all disciplines in achieving academic success at university.

Subject:
Higher Education
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Textbook
Provider:
University of Southern Queensland
Author:
Cristy Bartlett
Linda Clark
Tyler Cawthray
Date Added:
02/14/2022
Accessibility Toolkit
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The NSCC Edition is a revised version of the BC Campus Accessibility Toolkit - 2nd Edition. The goal of this book is to provide resources for each content creator, instructional designer, educational technologist, librarian, administrator, and teaching assistant to create a truly open textbook—one that is free and accessible for all students.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
NSCC Libraries Pressbooks
Author:
Amanda Coolidge
Josie Gray
Lauri Aesoph
Sue Doner
Tara Robertson
Date Added:
03/04/2021
Accessibility Toolkit – 2nd Edition – Open Textbook
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The goal of this accessibility toolkit, 2nd edition, is to provide resources for each content creator, instructional designer, educational technologist, librarian, administrator, and teaching assistant to create a truly open textbook—one that is free and accessible for all students. This is a collaboration between BCcampus, Camosun College, and CAPER-BC.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Amanda Coolidge
Josie Gray
Sue Doner
Tara Robertson
Date Added:
10/19/2021
Accessible Digital Content Training
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This Pressbook contains video training modules for creating accessible content within digital environments and using content authoring programs, such as the Microsoft Office 365 suite and Pressbooks platform. Each section has an optional self-assessment checkpoint for viewers who wish to check their learning progress. Videos have been migrated to permit open-access.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
eCampusOntario
Author:
Jessica Blackwood
Kate Brown
Date Added:
08/20/2021
Action Research
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Action research is a common journey for graduate students in education and other human science fields. This book attempts to meet the needs of graduate students, in-service teachers, and any other educators interested in action research and/or self-study. The chapters of this book draw on our collective experiences as educators in a variety of educational contexts, and our roles guiding educator/researchers in various settings. All of our experiences have enabled us to question and refine our own understanding of action research as a process and means for pedagogical improvement.

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Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
New Prairie Press
Author:
J. Spencer Clark
Julie Thiele
Morgan Jobe
Suzanne Porath
Date Added:
08/18/2020
Action Research for Educational, Professional, and Personal Change, Fall 2007
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This course covers techniques for and critical thinking about the evaluation of changes in educational practices and policies in schools, organizations, and informal contexts. Topics include quantitative and qualitative methods for design and analysis, participatory design of practices and policies, institutional learning, the wider reception or discounting of evaluations, and selected case studies, including those arising from semester-long student projects.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Case Study
Full Course
Syllabus
Provider:
UMass Boston
Provider Set:
UMass Boston OpenCourseWare
Author:
Ph.D.
Professor Peter Taylor
Date Added:
08/13/2020
Adaptation Guide: A reference to adapting or revising an open textbook
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The Adaptation Guide is a practical reference about how to customize — or adapt — an open textbook so that it better fits your needs in the classroom and elsewhere. This guide defines the term adaptation and discusses reasons for revising a book, why this is possible with an open textbook, and the challenges involved.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Date Added:
11/10/2020
Adopting Open Educational Resources in the Classroom
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VCCS's "Pathways" Course provides faculty with an introduction to the laws that influence the use, re-use, and distribution of content they may want to use in a course. Activities include finding openly licensed content for use in a class and publishing openly licensed works created by faculty. At the end of the course, students will have openly licensed content that will be ready for use in a course.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Provider Set:
Candela Courseware
Author:
Linda Williams
Date Added:
08/13/2020
Adopting and Evaluating OER
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As faculty, you assess textbooks against a set of criteria that reflects your long experience and knowledge of student needs. You do the same with Open Textbooks, but there are a few additional considerations.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Lansing Community College
Author:
Regina Gong
Date Added:
08/13/2020
Adopting and Evaluating OER
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As faculty, you assess textbooks against a set of criteria that reflects your long experience and knowledge of student needs. You do the same with Open Textbooks, but there are a few additional considerations.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Lansing Community College
Author:
Regina Gong
Date Added:
08/31/2021
Adoption Guide - 2nd Edition
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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.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Lauri M. Aesoph
Date Added:
08/13/2020
Adult Literacy Fundamentals Mathematics: Book 1
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: Fundamental mathematics for adult learners. Book 1 includes a Table of Contents, Glossary, Grades Records, Self Tests, Practice Tests and Unit Tests. Ancillary Resources include the Instructor's Manual. This is 1 of a series of 6 books in the ABE Math collection.

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Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Liz Gerard
Wendy Tagami
Date Added:
10/28/2014
Adult Literacy Fundamentals Mathematics: Book 2
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: Fundamental mathematics for adult learners. Book 2 includes a Table of Contents, Glossary, Grades Records, Self Tests, Practice Tests and Unit Tests. Ancillary Resources include the Instructor's Manual. This is 1 of a series of 6 books in the ABE Math collection.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Liz Gerard
Wendy Tagami
Date Added:
10/28/2014
Adult Literacy Fundamentals Mathematics: Book 3
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: Fundamental mathematics for adult learners. Book 3 includes a Table of Contents, Glossary, Grades Records, Self Tests, Practice Tests and Unit Tests. Ancillary Resources include the Instructor's Manual. This is 1 of a series of 6 books in the ABE Math collection.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Liz Gerard
Wendy Tagami
Date Added:
10/28/2014
Adult Literacy Fundamentals Mathematics: Book 4
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: Fundamental mathematics for adult learners. Book 4 includes a Table of Contents, Glossary, Grades Records, Self Tests, Practice Tests and Unit Tests. Ancillary Resources include the Instructor's Manual. This is 1 of a series of 6 books in the ABE Math collection.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Liz Gerard
Wendy Tagami
Date Added:
10/28/2014
Adult Literacy Fundamentals Mathematics: Book 5
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: Fundamental mathematics for adult learners. Book 5 includes a Table of Contents, Glossary, Grades Records, Self Tests, Practice Tests and Unit Tests. Ancillary Resources include the Instructor's Manual. This is 1 of a series of 6 books in the ABE Math collection.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Liz Gerard
Wendy Tagami
Date Added:
10/28/2014
Adult Literacy Fundamentals Mathematics: Book 6
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: Fundamental mathematics for adult learners. Book 6 includes a Table of Contents, Glossary, Grades Records, Self Tests, Practice Tests and Unit Tests. Ancillary Resources include the Instructor's Manual. This is 1 of a series of 6 books in the ABE Math collection.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Liz Gerard
Wendy Tagami
Date Added:
10/28/2014
Advanced Academic Grammar for ESL Students
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This textbook was created for an advanced academic grammar course for ESL students. By the end of the course, students will recognize and demonstrate the appropriate use of advanced grammar structures. To meet these outcomes, students will listen to aural language that includes the target structures, identify and edit grammar errors in written language, read and analyze texts that include the target grammar structures, and demonstrate the correct and appropriate use of target structures in written and spoken language.

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Language Education (ESL and TESOL)
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Rebecca Al Haider
Date Added:
02/14/2022
Advanced Community College ESL Composition: An Integrated Skills Approach
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This book has been created to provide a framework for building your skills in writing and critical thinking. It provides access to published samples from professional authors along with essay drafts from ESL students who have polished their skills in their respective writing courses.

The themes in the readings will give you a variety of topics to discuss with your classmates, which may inspire your own deeper thinking and writing. Overall, we hope that as you proceed through these chapters, you will build confidence and develop your voice in the classroom and beyond.

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Language Education (ESL and TESOL)
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Edgar Perez
Jenell Rae
Sara Behseta
Date Added:
02/14/2022
Advanced Seminar: Urban Nature and City Design
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Urban nature is discussed and explored in this set of course material offered online as part of the MIT OpenCourseWare initiative. The course was originally taught by Professor Anne Whiston Spirn in fall 2012 and, as the site notes, explores ̢ĺŰĺĎthe mutual influences of ideas of nature, theories of city design and planning.̢ĺŰĺ On the site visitors can read over the syllabus to check out the list of readings as well as the assignments. Some of the readings are available as free downloads and there really are some great works here. The Assignments are sure to pique the curiosity of those with a penchant for urban affairs and the truly adventurous may complete them on their own.

Subject:
Education
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Date Added:
11/07/2012
Advancing an Ecosystem for  Open Educational Resources:  OER in Texas Higher Education
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This report presents the results of a biennial independent survey done by the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) commissioned by the Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas (DigiTex), in collaboration with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), to examine the landscape of Open Educational Resources (OER) programs, policies, and practices at higher education institutions in Texas.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Amee Godwin
Anastasia Karaglani
Cynthia Jimes
Judith Sebesta
Kylah Torre
Michelle Singh
Ursula Pike
Date Added:
12/20/2021
Applications of Educational Technology
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This course is an introduction to the design and development of instruction using educational media and technology. It involves development of teaching and learning materials using digital technologies, contemporary applications of computers and other electronic systems to instruction. Because this is a preservice education course, the main focus is on effective integration of educational technology and instructional design. This is a semester-long course that is taught face-to-face and aims not only to model excellence in teaching with technology but also to provide a safe environment within which preservice teachers work in teams to facilitate active and engaged peer learning that reflects best practices in technology integration, instructional design, content presentation, instructional strategies, standards-based assessment, and lesson reflection. You will experience true student-centered learning in this class with your instructor modelling the role of facilitator.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Open OKState
Author:
Susan Stansberry
Date Added:
12/03/2020
Applications of LinkedIn Learning in Ontario's Post-Secondary Institutions
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Each of the cases in this book reflect a range of approaches and perspectives of using video-based resources to increase learner engagement. The authors, through their work, encourage the reader to contemplate the impact of technology on the learner and the educator. The goal of this collection is to generate ideas for your own implementation, to promote inquiry, and to grow the community's knowledge.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
eCampusOntario
Author:
Anne-Marie Taylor
Date Added:
03/09/2020
Applied Developmental Systems Science: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Theories, Meta-Theories, Methods, and Interventions but Didn't Realize You Needed to Ask. An Advanced Textbook
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This textbook provides a toolbox, a guidebook, and an instruction manual for researchers and interventionists who want to conceptualize and study applied problems from a developmental systems perspective, and for those who want to teach their graduate (or advanced undergraduate) students how to do this. It is designed to be useful to practitioners who focus on applied developmental problems, such as improving the important developmental contexts where people live, learn, and work, including the applied professions in education, social work, counseling, health care, community development, and business, all of which at their core are concerned with optimizing the development of their students, clients, patients, workers, citizens, and others whose lives they touch.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Portland State University
Provider Set:
PDXOpen
Author:
Thomas A. Kindermann; Andrew Mashburn; Robert W. Roeser; Ellen A. Skinner; Cathleen L. Smith; Joel Steele
Date Added:
12/29/2015
Aprendizaje Colaborativo Apoyado por Computador
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Marx, en 1884, define el término trabajo cooperativo como “múltiples individuos trabajando juntos de una manera planificada en un mismo proceso de producción o en procesos de producción diferentes pero conectados” [MAR84]. Por otro lado, se afirma que un trabajo cooperativo “está formado por procesos de trabajo relacionados. Cada proceso genera ciertas tareas a ser desarrolladas por los miembros del equipo de trabajo para el cumplimiento de los objetivos” [COR04]. Bannon y Schmidt establecen que hay muchas formas de trabajo cooperativo, por ejemplo: trabajo colaborativo, trabajo colectivo, trabajo coordinado, y trabajo de articulación [BAN89a].

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Project LATIn: The Latin American Open Textbook Initiative
Author:
César Collazos
Jaime Muñoz
Yosly Hernández
Date Added:
08/13/2020
The Art of Serious Game Design: A hands-on workshop for developing educational games: Facilitator guide
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The materials within this guide are intended to support multidisciplinary teams in or during the pre-production phase of serious game design as they collaborate in a facilitated workshop. It is critical that the workshop facilitators are familiar with the conceptual framework and proposed methodology in order to better support participants as they collaborate in the game design brainstorming and protoyping steps.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Ryerson University
Author:
The Chang School
Date Added:
08/13/2020
Arts Integration in Elementary Curriculum
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This open textbook was created with the support of an ALG Textbook Transformation Grant. Topics include art integration, music integration, physical education / dance integration, and the theoretical foundations of arts integration in education

Subject:
Elementary Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University System of Georgia
Provider Set:
Galileo Open Learning Materials
Author:
David Browm
Molly Zhou
Date Added:
09/29/2015
Assessing Visual Materials for Diversity & Inclusivity
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This resource is a modification of the Washington Models for the Evaluation of Bias Content in Instructional Materials (2009) that is made available through OER Commons under a public domain license. This resource attempts to both update the content with more contemporary vocabulary and also to narrow the scope to evaluating still images as they are found online. It was developed as a secondary project while working on a BranchED OER grant during summer 2020. It includes an attached rubric adapted from the Washington Model (2009).

Subject:
Graphic Arts
Educational Technology
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Kimberly Grotewold
Date Added:
09/21/2020
Atmospheric and Oceanic Modeling, Spring 2004
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The numerical methods, formulation and parameterizations used in models of the circulation of the atmosphere and ocean will be described in detail. Widely used numerical methods will be the focus but we will also review emerging concepts and new methods. The numerics underlying a hierarchy of models will be discussed, ranging from simple GFD models to the high-end GCMs. In the context of ocean GCMs, we will describe parameterization of geostrophic eddies, mixing and the surface and bottom boundary layers. In the atmosphere, we will review parameterizations of convection and large scale condensation, the planetary boundary layer and radiative transfer.

Subject:
Education
Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Adcroft, Alistair
Adcroft, Alistair J
Emanuel, Kerry A., 1955-
Marshall, John
Date Added:
01/01/2004
Authoring Open Textbooks
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This guide is for faculty authors, librarians, project managers and others who are involved in the production of open textbooks in higher education and K-12. Content includes a checklist for getting started, publishing program case studies, textbook organization and elements, writing resources and an overview of useful tools.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Open Textbook Network
Author:
Anita R. Walz
Caitie Finlayson
Cody Taylor
Deb Quentel
Dianna Fisher
Karen Bjork
Karen Lauritsen
Linda Frederiksen
Melissa Falldin
Ralph Morelli
Shane Nackerud
Date Added:
01/01/2017
BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Reader 1
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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, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF versions for easier reading. This reader has been reviewed by subject experts from colleges and universities.

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Communication and English Language Arts
Language Education (ESL and TESOL)
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Shantel Ivits
Date Added:
01/01/2015
Beyond The Lecture: Innovations in Teaching Canadian History
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Beyond the Lecture is open access ebook which developed out of the enthusiasm, insight, and conversations that were sparked by the ActiveHistory.ca Beyond the Lecture blog series. This book compiles pieces from the Beyond the Lecture series and the Active History site more broadly, as well as blogs like Borealia, The Otter/La loutre, and Unwritten Histories. It also builds more broadly on discussions taking place at all levels about the value of a university education and the importance of history as a field and a discipline.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
eCampusOntario
Author:
Andrea Eidinger
Krista McCracken
Date Added:
03/09/2020