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In Summer 2020, the Open Education and Publishing (OEP) Program purchased an institutional subscription to the online publishing platform Pressbooks. Pressbooks is a book production software that enables the creation and distribution of open educational resources.

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This institutional network gives access to educational features, institutional branding and ongoing training for users across the institution. A Pressbooks network allows you to:

  • Showcase and distribute the collection of open textbooks and other resources the institution creates on an OER platform and a catalogue branded to the university
  • Create digital textbooks and course materials that can be made available to students free of charge and easily accessible online
  • Produce open textbooks in many digital formats and in print
  • Make engaging course content that incorporates embedded media, interactive content like H5P quizzes and more
  • Create open resources that follow best practices for accessible content development
  • Clone any openly licensed public webbook from other Pressbooks network directly into your own network to adapt, remix and redistribute it
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Financial Empowerment

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): Bettina Schneider

Editor(s): Bettina Schneider

Subject(s): Personal finance, Budgeting and financial management, Personal tax, Retirement

Institution(s): University of Regina

Publisher: University of Regina

Last updated: 09/08/2023

Financial Empowerment is an adaptation of the openly licensed textbook Personal Finance, v. 1.0 which was adapted by Saylor Academy (2012) under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License without attribution as requested by the work’s original creator or licensee and is available here: http://www.saylor.org/site/textbooks/.

The purpose of the Financial Empowerment adaptation is to take an accessible, student-focused, personal finance textbook from the United States and make it affordable and relevant for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada. While many mainstream Canadian personal finance texts provide excellent content in terms of the mechanics of personal finance, they are expensive and not always relevant to the values and experiences of students in the classroom. Many mainstream personal finance texts fall short for Indigenous Canadians and non-Indigenous Canadians alike because they do not speak to the varied backgrounds, knowledge systems, and experiences of their readers. This textbook was adapted in order to motivate a broad range of students to learn about personal finance.

The specific goals of this textbook are:

  1. to help students build a solid understanding of personal finance in order to achieve financial literacy and financial success by providing them with the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate short and long-term financial change;
  2. to tailor the content for a Canadian audience by providing Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives on personal finance and financial planning using examples and information from the Canadian financial system and economy;
  3. to increase accessibility to financial education resources for students and general public alike regardless of where they live or study;
  4. to customize the content for Indigenous students in Canada and address student needs for practical and theoretical knowledge on financial decision-making and financial risk assessment; and
  5. to connect financial literacy with Indigenous Knowledge and history by threading Indigenous perspectives and interviews with Elders and other community leaders throughout the textbook.

Supplementary resources for this text include:

  1. PowerPoint slides
  2. Video Introduction
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PERFECT TIMING - Recollections of coping with cancer during a pandemic

CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives)   English

Author(s): Barbara Reul

Subject(s): Coping with / advice about cancer, Memoirs, Chemotherapy, Menopause, Autobiography: religious and spiritual, Music: styles and genres, Educational: Music, Educational: Humanities and social sciences, general, Educational: Personal and health education, Nuclear chemistry, photochemistry and radiation, Relationships: friends / peer groups, Textbook, coursework, Gender studies: women and girls, Health, Relationships and Personal development, Self-help, personal development and practical advice, Germany, Primary care medicine, primary health care, Traditional medicine and herbal remedies, Mind, body, spirit: meditation and visualization, Exercise and workouts, Narrative theme: Identity / belonging

Institution(s): University of Regina

Publisher: University of Regina

Last updated: 31/07/2023

This book is an educational, entertaining, and highly personal memoir written during a global pandemic. It provides an insightful snapshot of the occasionally bumpy yet spiritually transformative cancer journey of a middle-aged, immigrant, and non-partnered academic living in a sunny Canadian prairie province.

It will be of interest to anyone who: 1) is or has been on the cancer continuum as a patient, caregiver, family member, or friend; 2) is or strives to be a health professional (oncologist, GP, nurse, social worker, pharmacist, physio- or exercise therapist, etc.); 3) is an administrator, instructor, teaching assistant, or student at a post-secondary institution interested in health sciences, English literature (memoir writing, creative non-fiction, and narratives of illness), Women’s and Gender Studies, Spirituality Studies, Religious Studies, and the Fine Arts; 4) fellow authors and/or readers who like to give writers from the Canadian prairies a chance.

The Appendix includes “Leading Reading Questions” meant to increase everyone’s reading experience and lighten the load of fellow university professors who wish to adopt this book, or part of this book, for a class.

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Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Mike Caulfield

Publisher: Self-published

Last updated: 17/04/2023

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The Diaries and Selected Letters of Jeanne Demessieux

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): Lynn Cavanagh

Subject(s): Diaries, letters and journals, History of music

Institution(s): University of Regina

Publisher: Lynn Cavanagh

Last updated: 24/03/2023

This publication presents the diaries and selected letters of French organist-composer Jeanne Demessieux (1921-1968) in English translation. These fall into three sections. The earliest letters and diary, spanning 1932 to 1940, were written by the teenage Demessieux during her first eight years of study in Paris, mainly at the Paris Conservatory. They concern her tribulations and successes as a student of piano, composition, and organ. The second diary, with related letters, spans 1940 to 1946. The opening of the diary concerns Demessieux’s last semester of study at the Paris Conservatory; the bulk of the diary describes Demessieux’s collaboration, as organist and composer, with Marcel Dupré, and quotes from lengthy conversations she had with him. The third section consists of letters and travel diaries from Demessieux’s 1950s North American recital tours, and is a revealing glimpse of the trials of being a touring organist in a country very different from the European countries in which she ordinarily toured.

Interspersed with the translations are chapters of introduction and commentary. The chapters introducing each translation describe the biographical, historical, and musical contexts of its content. The chapter following each translation comments on the subject matter, reading between the lines to demonstrate how the written words provide clues to more than first meets the eye.

The translations are annotated with notes. These explain obscure or incomplete references, provide background information, and mention when statements made can either be confirmed by other sources, or appear to be in error. In the translations spanning 1932 to 1940 and 1940 to 1946, names of historical figures mentioned are linked to short biographical notes.

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The University of Regina OER by Subject Directory

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): University of Regina

Editor(s): Arlysse Quiring, Isaac Mulolani

Subject(s): Reference works, Directories

Institution(s): University of Regina

Publisher: University of Regina

Last updated: 11/01/2023

This guide is designed to help University of Regina faculty easily discover open educational resources (OER) for their courses. It is primarily a list of open textbooks organized by faculty and department at the University of Regina, but other OER such as videos may also be included. The guide will be continuously updated as new resources are identified and created across the OER ecosystem.

There are 9 main sections in the guide:

  • Faculty of Media Art and Performance
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Nursing
  • Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Social Work
  • Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Faculty of Business Administration: Paul J. Hill School of Business

For each resource listed, the following are provided:

  • A short summary of the book based on the content, author, or other features
  • If available, the “Includes” line lists supplementary materials (e.g. exercises) that are available
  • If available, the “May suit” line lists University of Regina courses in which the resource could potentially be adopted (work-in-progress)

Faculty are encouraged to make use of these resources in their courses either as textbooks or as supplementary readings.

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Critical Perspectives on Technology and the Family

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Author(s): Susan K. Walker

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

Last updated: 04/01/2023

From the perspective of a long time family practitioner, researcher, and educator, and technology innovator, this textbook offers the first comprehensive view of technology in the family for college students, professionals and the public. Each chapter offers content and a complete reference list, learning activities, ideas for critical blog posting and additional readings. The beginning chapters cover foundational information about our societal use of information and communications technology, family theories and ways of understanding families, and how families differ in their use and access to ICT. The main body of the book (chapters 4-10) covers elements of the family from couple relationships and dating apps, to children’s use and impacts on development from early childhood through young adulthood, use by parents and in the parent-child relationship, shared use by family members, and then topics important to family life: work-family balance and health and financial management and technology. The end of the book pivots to look closely at use by family professionals, the competencies needed to integrate technology into practice, and policy as a proactive and systemic avenue for change. End of book material include an additional reading list and recommended web content, social media and thought leaders. The authors lends her ideas on teaching for critical thinking with an overview at the beginning of the book, and classroom assessment ideas (actually short ways to engage learners in critical thinking activities).

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Open Source for Digital Communication & Learning Objects

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): David Kwasny, Matthew Humphries

Subject(s): Digital, video and new media arts, Intermediate technology, Open source and other operating systems

Institution(s): University of Toronto, Scarborough

Last updated: 04/01/2023

This project is made possible with funding by the Government of Ontario and through eCampusOntario’s support of the Virtual Learning Strategy. To learn more about the Virtual Learning Strategy visit: https://vls.ecampusontario.ca.
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Tools for Creating OER

CC BY (Attribution)  27 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Isaac Mulolani

Subject(s): Educational: Design and technology, Word processing software, Book design and Bookbinding, Media studies: internet, digital media and society, Open learning, distance education, Adult education, continuous learning, Higher education, tertiary education, Educational equipment and technology, computer-aided learning (CAL), Cultural and media studies, Educational: Media studies, Digital and information technologies: social and ethical aspects, Accessibility in web and digital design, Curriculum planning and development, Computing and Information Technology, Educational: IT and computing, ICT, Textbook, coursework

Institution(s): University of Regina

Publisher: University of Regina

Last updated: 08/12/2022

The use of open education is growing and has become a global movement. Across much of North America, most post-secondary institutions are in the process of integrating the use of open education resources into teaching and learning activities. The following are the chapters covered in the guide:

  • Chapter 1 starts with very basic information on the definition and description of what constitutes OER.
  • Chapter 2 introduces the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by providing a brief listing of each goal.
  • Chapter 3  focuses on commercial word processing tool options.
  • Chapter 4 describes a number of open-source word processing and additional tools.
  • Chapter 5 introduces the basic open-source TeX-based systems that arose out of the open-source software movement.
  • Chapter 6 delves further into TeX-based open-source tools by highlighting some packages useful for content creation.
  • Chapter 7 describes other TeX-based tools helpful for creating open content.
  • Chapter 8 introduces the emerging OER tools Pressbooks, EdTech Books and LibreTexts.
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University of Regina OER Bootcamps

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): University of Regina

Editor(s): Arlysse Quiring, Isaac Mulolani

Subject(s): Open learning, distance education, Digital and information technologies: social and ethical aspects, Higher education, tertiary education, Open learning, distance education, Educational equipment and technology, computer-aided learning (CAL), Educational strategies and policy: inclusion, Indigenous Peoples / Cultural Diversity Days, Human–computer interaction, Study and learning skills: general, For home learning / Self-study / autonomous learning, Technology: general issues, Information technology: general topics, Practical applications of information technology, Educational: Design and technology

Institution(s): University of Regina

Publisher: University of Regina

Last updated: 07/12/2022

The OER Program and Dr. John Archer Library will be facilitating OER Bootcamps to provide faculty and staff the opportunity to acquire basic information on Open Education Practices including hands-on opportunities in OER creation and development. These sessions would benefit those initially interested in using OER in the teaching and learning activities as well as those further along in their open education journey. These sessions are planned to occur each spring to jumpstart instructor OER development efforts for the year. This resource will be a collection of these sessions including video recordings and handouts for those unable to attend.
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Conferencing Tools for Teaching & Learning: Best practices

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): Lisa Gedak, Chris Ryan

Editor(s): Lisa Gedak, Chris Ryan

Subject(s): Educational: Technology, Educational: Design and technology, Teaching skills and techniques

Publisher: The KPU Teaching & Learning Commons

Last updated: 24/11/2022

Conferencing tools are a technology that allows educators to engage with their students in real-time.

This open resource has been created for KPU educators (and educators everywhere) to explore best practices for using conferencing tools for teaching and learning.

The strategies provided within this PressBook are adaptable and may be used with any conferencing tool in educational contexts. Each chapter contains critical considerations for using conferencing tools to support pedagogy and provides an overview infographic for the key takeaways. 

Additionally, there are Activity “recipes” that can be used in various spaces, including, Zoom, BigBlueButton, and Microsoft Teams.