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Foundations of Learning and Instructional Design Technology

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Last updated: 18/08/2020

This book contains both classic articles, republished with permission from their original copyright holders, and original articles written by leading scholars in the field. The book is organized to include chapters on learning and instructional theory, design process, media and technology applications, and professional development (including chapters on various career options, and ideas for networking, publishing, and professional conferences). Updated every five years, this book provides both historical context as well as current discussions for the field of learning and instructional design technology.

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Leadership and Influencing Change in Nursing

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Subject(s): Nursing, Nursing management and leadership

Institution(s): University of Regina

Publisher: University of Regina Press

Last updated: 16/09/2022

Leadership and Influencing Change in Nursing is designed for a single-semester introduction to the professional nurse’s leadership role as both a care provider and a formal leader. Nursing students will take this course in their third year as they prepare to assume a professional nursing role within the clinical health care environment. An assortment of authors with diverse nursing leadership roles across Saskatchewan and Canada have contributed to this textbook. These diverse voices are focused on providing student nurses with the foundational tools, techniques, and knowledge required to empower them to meet the leadership challenges found within the incessantly changing Canadian health care environment. Assembling this information using an online format allows for the material to be updated regularly so as to keep pace with the rapid expansion of knowledge.

The specific goals of this textbook are:

  1. to ensure the information is relevant to Saskatchewan nursing students,
  2. to tailor the content to nursing students’ needs for both practical knowledge and theoretical knowledge,
  3. to provide up-to-date evidence-informed content on nursing leadership,
  4. to thread Aboriginal content throughout the textbook, and
  5. to tailor the textbook to the curriculum.

The following additional resources are available:

  1. PowerPoint slides
  2. Video Introduction
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Financial Empowerment

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

Institution(s): University of Regina

Publisher: University of Regina Press

Last updated: 16/09/2022

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:

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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The Scholarship of Writing in Nursing Education: 1st Canadian Edition

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Last updated: 20/07/2022

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Fit for Online Learning

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Last updated: 02/09/2020

Fit for Online Learning (FitFOL) is designed to support Higher Education professionals with little or no previous online teaching experience in their transition to alternative modes of course delivery. We understand the challenges the current situation presents to both professors and students, but we believe that with the right knowledge and strategies, many of the hurdles of teaching online can be overcome and its possibilities will unfold.

In this course, you will take practical steps towards teaching and supporting your students online. In addition to reflecting on your pedagogical preferences and preparing concrete elements for your own online courses, you can  connect with your peers to share expertise and resources to help you get started and keep going in uncertain times.

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Zero Textbook Cost Degree Toolkit

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Subject(s): Open learning, distance education

Publisher: Ryerson University

Last updated: 01/06/2021

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Faculty OER Toolkit

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Subject(s): Language: reference and general

Publisher: BCcampus

Last updated: 16/06/2022

The Faculty OER Toolkit is an information resource about and guide to adapting and adopting Open Educational Resources. Included are definitions and examples, information about Creative Commons licensing, and tips on how to adapt and/or adopt OER for classroom use.

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Creating Online Learning Experiences

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Subject(s): Education

Publisher: Mavs Open Press

Last updated: 22/11/2021

The process of designing online courses often focuses on the methodology of taking certain steps to produce a product (the course). We feel that learning should be an experience more than a place run by a person constrained by specific designs. The goal of this book is to provide an updated look at many of the issues that comprise the online learning experience creation process. As online learning evolves, the lines and distinctions between the various classifications of courses has blurred and often vanished. Learning contexts run the gamut from small to massive, and from closed courses to boundary-less experiences. But how do we create something within this incredibly wide range? Classic elements of instructional design remain relevant at the same time that newer concepts of learning experience are growing in importance. However, problematic issues new and old still have to be addressed. This book aims to be a handbook that explores as many of these issues and concepts as possible for new and experienced designers alike, whether you are creating traditional online courses, open learning experiences, or anything in between. We also desire this book to be an ongoing process. Many issues and contexts were covered, many were not covered in enough depth, and many others were not covered at all. Our desire is that this book will begin a conversation that will add to future editions as more people join the writing team.

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OER: A Field Guide for Academic Librarians | Editor's Cut

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Publisher: Pacific University Press

Last updated: 01/06/2021

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Nursing Pharmacology

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Subject(s): Pharmacology

Last updated: 30/08/2021