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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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Decolonization and Justice: An Introductory Overview book cover

Decolonization and Justice: An Introductory Overview

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Muhammad Asadullah, Charmine Cortez, Geena Holding, Hamza Said, Jenna Smith, Kayla Schick, Kudzai Mudyara, Megan Korchak, Nicola Kimber, Noor Shawush, Stephanie Dyck

Editor(s): Muhammad Asadullah

Subject(s): Criminal justice law, Crime and mystery: police procedural, Criminal law: procedure and offences, Criminal justice law, Police and security services, Police law and police procedures, Legal systems: courts and procedures, Administrative procedure and courts, Care of people with mental health issues, Coping with / advice about mental health issues

Institution(s): University of Regina

Publisher: University of Regina

Last updated: 08/11/2023

‘Decolonization and Justice: An Introductory Overview’ emerged from the undergraduate students’ final assignment in JS-419 on Advanced Seminar in Criminal Justice at the University of Regina’s Department of Justice Studies, Canada. This book focused on decolonization of multiple justice-related areas, such as policing, the court system, prison, restorative justice, and the studies of law and criminology. This is quite likely one of the few student-led book projects in Canada covering the range of decolonization topics. Ten student authors explored the concept of decolonization in law, policing, prison, court, mental health, transitional justice and restorative justice. We are grateful to receive funding support from the University of Regina’s OER Publishing Program Small Project Grant, which enabled us to hire a professional copy editor for the book.

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Living Heritage in Saskatchewan: Twelve Recent Projects

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Author(s): Sarah Hoag

Editor(s): Jérôme Melançon, Kristin Catherwood

Subject(s): Cultural studies: customs and traditions, Saskatchewan, Museology and heritage studies

Institution(s): University of Regina

Publisher: University of Regina / Heritage Saskatchewan

Last updated: 08/11/2023

Whether it is called living, cultural, or intangible, the practices that make up our heritage are at the centre of community and social life. This publication presents twelves projects of living heritage safeguarding and promotion that have recently taken place in Saskatchewan. Each presentation is based on an interview with those who led the project and stands as an example of the kind of work cultural, heritage, and folklore workers and researchers have in mind when they speak of cultural, living, or intangible heritage. As a whole, this online resource also serves to highlight the vitality of heritage work and research in Saskatchewan, as well as the diversity of communities and organizations doing heritage work in the province.

Introductory Physical Geology Laboratory Manual – First Canadian Edition (v.3 - Jan 2020) book cover

Introductory Physical Geology Laboratory Manual – First Canadian Edition (v.3 - Jan 2020)

CC BY-SA (Attribution ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): Joyce McBeth, Karla Panchuk, Tim Prokopiuk, Lyndsay Hauber, Sean Lacey

Subject(s): , Geology, geomorphology and the lithosphere, Earth sciences

Last updated: 08/11/2023

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Canada and the Challenges of Leadership

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Kelsey Lonie, Jonathon Zimmer, Corey Safinuk

Editor(s): Kelsey Lonie, Jonathon Zimmer, Corey Safinuk

Subject(s): History, Political leaders and leadership, Political structures: democracy, Canada

Institution(s): University of Regina

Publisher: University of Regina

Last updated: 08/11/2023

Throughout our course titled “Studies in Canadian Political History: Prime Ministers, Leadership, and Managing the Nation,” we conceded that a leader’s choices in the way they respond to a crisis can significantly shape the direction of the nation. How a Prime Minister manages a crisis or a particular adversity not only provides a glimpse into the abilities and effectiveness of the leader, but also defines for citizens of a nation — and those observing from a distance outside the national boundaries — what values are being upheld. Each student who has contributed to this book has chosen how one Prime Minister — from John A. Macdonald to Justin Trudeau — reacted to a crisis during their time in office, and how their decisions and leadership choices played a role in shaping Canada’s identity.

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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: 12/10/2023

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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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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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.