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Conferencing Tools for Teaching & Learning: Best practices book cover

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.

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Introduction to Design Equity

CC BY (Attribution)   English (United States)

Author(s): Kristine Miller, Ph.D.

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

Last updated: 18/11/2022

Why do affluent, liberal, and design-rich cities like Minneapolis have some of the biggest racial disparities in the country? How can designers help to create more equitable communities? Introduction to Design Equity, an open access book for students and professionals, maps design processes and products against equity research to highlight the pitfalls and potentials of design as a tool for building social justice.

Using the book in a class or in your work with communities? Let us know by filling out this brief form!

Innovative Learning and Teaching: Experiments Across the Disciplines book cover

Innovative Learning and Teaching: Experiments Across the Disciplines

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Author(s): Ilene D. Alexander and Robert K. Poch, Editors

Last updated: 18/11/2022

The authors of these chapters are faculty and instructors from the University of Minnesota System whose proposals to pursue innovative undergraduate teaching and learning at the course or curricular level were awarded grants through the Provost’s “Experiments in Learning Innovations” or “Digital Technology” initiatives. Working within teams that included teaching and technology consultants, each project engaged in formative design and research across 12 to 18 months, with several teams opting to contribute a scholarship of learning and teaching chapter for this monograph.

Collectively, the authors in this volume demonstrate a commitment to on-going responsiveness to challenges, and a desire to incorporate opportunities made available by technological developments. Many authors also reflect on the ways that relationships between teachers and their students, as well as between teachers in and beyond one’s home department, are critically important in fostering student learning.

Readers – including future faculty, as well as current instructors, faculty, administrators, regents and legislators – will benefit from this collection of articles for their attention to learners, complex learning, practicable pedagogy, and curricular experimentation.

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Introduction to Sensation and Perception

CC BY (Attribution)  19 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Students of PSY 3031, Edited by Dr. Cheryl Olman

Subject(s): Psychology, Cognitive and behavioural neuroscience

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

Last updated: 18/11/2022

This book was created by the students of PSY 3031: Sensation and Perception, as a class project, because there is no existing open-source textbook for S&P. Content is, for the most part, re-used and re-mixed from existing open-source materials from Psychology and Anatomy textbooks. We needed to do this project because we need a resource that goes into greater depth than the Sensation and Perception sections of introductory psychology textbooks. We also wanted to create a resource with a stronger neuroscience foundation than your average psychology textbook, with strong links between physiology and perception. The final product will always be a work in progress, but hopefully a useful collection of materials to support college-level courses that want to understand how human physiology supports human perceptual experiences.

The course has two over-arching themes or guiding principles, both of which rest on the basic understanding that perception is an interpretive act, which means that our perceptions are sometimes only loosely based on our sensory experiences:

  • Our brains shape our environment: there are many things that we simply do not perceive because we are not prepared to perceive them.
  • Our environments shape our brains: color categories and phonetic boundaries are just two examples of how our conscious access to sensory information is limited by the culture we grew up in.
Teaching in a Digital Age - Third Edition - Translators' version book cover

Teaching in a Digital Age - Third Edition - Translators' version

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Author(s): A.W. (Tony) Bates

Publisher: Tony Bates Associates Ltd.

Last updated: 18/11/2022

This version is for instructors who have used an earlier edition as a set text, or for translators of an earlier edition of this book. General readers should go to https://pressbooks.bccampus.ca/teachinginadigitalagev3m/. The book examines the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in an age when all of us, and in particular the students we are teaching, are using technology. A framework for making decisions about your teaching is provided, while understanding that every subject is different, and every instructor has something unique and special to bring to their teaching. The book enables teachers and instructors to help students develop the knowledge and skills they will need in a digital age: not so much the IT skills, but the thinking and attitudes to learning that will bring them success. Book release date (third edition): 18 August, 2022. For subsequent updates, see Updates and Revisions in the front matter of the book.
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Global Femicide

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Author(s): Brenda Anderson, Shauneen Pete, Wendee Kubik, Mary Rucklos-Hampton

Editor(s): Brenda Anderson, Wendee Kubik, Shauneen Pete, Mary Rucklos-Hampton

Subject(s): Social and ethical issues, Gender studies: women and girls, Society and culture: general, True stories of survival of abuse and injustice, Violence and abuse in society, Violent crimes, Criminal law: Gender violence, Indigenous peoples

Institution(s): University of Regina

Publisher: University of Regina

Last updated: 16/11/2022

Global Femicide:  Indigenous Women and Girls Torn from our Midst brings Canadian, Mexican and Guatemalan stories together to show that the interlocking systems of sexualized and racialized violence is not only a product of historic colonization but continues to be entrenched as deliberate systems of colonization and global femicide.  Using reflections from Torn from our Midst:  Voices of Grief, Healing and Action from the 2008 MMIW Conference, this book is uniquely situated to provide a decades-long retrospective on what, if anything has changed since the time of that conference.  Roadblocks and successes are found in the chapters written by family members, scholars and researchers, artists, global activists and Canadian policy-makers.

This book is designed to be readable and approachable, taking an Indigenous feminist approach of including personal stories of family members as well as critical analyses of history, governmental policies, intimate partner violence and health, and intergenerational art activism. Issues around governmental manipulation in the Canadian Indian Act, Mexican families’ resistance to neo-liberal economics as it pertains to the vulnerability of women workers in maquiladoras as well as the rampant environmental crisis, and the devastation wreaked by complicit governments and police forces in Guatemala all have bearing on the specific vulnerability of Indigenous women. Book sections provide specific recommendations, such as the chapters on pedagogical and administrative transformation at the university level.  The book is driven by the underlying question of how we can best prepare and support young adults in work that redresses structural colonialism and violence against women.  Each chapter serves as a call to all global citizens to engage in the work of decolonization, reconciliation (or “setting things right” as Maria Campbell teaches us) and justice.  The analysis and the heart of all the authors is generously shared, exemplifying what resistance looks like.

Cree: Language of the Plains / nēhiyawēwin: paskwāwi-pīkiskwēwin book cover

Cree: Language of the Plains / nēhiyawēwin: paskwāwi-pīkiskwēwin

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

Author(s): Jean L. Okimasis

Subject(s): Language learning: specific skills, Cree languages, Cultural studies: customs and traditions, Cultural studies, Cultural and media studies, Social and cultural anthropology, Language teaching and learning: first or native languages, Language learning: grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, Language teaching and learning, Language self-study, Language learning: listening skills, Language learning: speaking skills, Language learning: specific skills

Institution(s): University of Regina

Publisher: University of Regina

Last updated: 16/11/2022

Cree: Language of the Plains is a comprehensive educational resource, offering a broad range of learning materials that is easily accessible to Cree language learners. This collection includes an updated and redesigned Cree language textbook, Cree language audio labs, and a Cree language workbook. Access the book from the link Cree: Language of the Plains. Other resources available are:

  1.  Workbook
  2. Audio Lab Sessions
  3. Cree Audio Sessions User Guide
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OER Creation Toolkit

CC BY (Attribution)  4 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Amanda Coolidge, Ariana Santiago, Josie Gray, Sue Doner, Tara Robertson

Editor(s): Isaac Mulolani

Subject(s): Book design and Bookbinding, Open learning, distance education, Higher education, tertiary education, Educational equipment and technology, computer-aided learning (CAL), Adult education, continuous learning, For higher / tertiary / university education, For vocational / professional education / training, For undergraduate education and equivalents, Human–computer interaction, Language teaching and learning material and coursework, Language teaching and learning: first or native languages, Language teaching and learning: second or additional languages, Teaching of a specific subject, Teaching of students with different educational needs, Economics, Finance, Business and Management, Business studies: general, Business innovation, Business ethics and social responsibility, Digital Lifestyle and online world: consumer and user guides, Revision and study guide

Institution(s): University of Regina

Publisher: University of Regina

Last updated: 16/11/2022

This toolkit has been created to provide University of Regina instructors with an introduction to the use and creation of open educational resources (OER). The text is broken into five sections: Getting Started, Copyright, Finding OER, Teaching with OER, and Creating OER. Although some chapters contain more advanced content, the starter kit is primarily intended for users who are entirely new to Open Education. The toolkit will be updated periodically as relevant information for inclusion is identified.
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Leadership and Influencing Change in Nursing

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Joan Wagner

Editor(s): Joan Wagner

Subject(s): Nursing, Nursing management and leadership

Institution(s): University of Regina

Publisher: University of Regina

Last updated: 16/11/2022

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


CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Arzu Sardarli, Ida Swan

Subject(s): Mathematics, Relating to Indigenous peoples, Education, Other graphic or visual art forms

Institution(s): University of Regina, First Nations University of Canada

Publisher: University of Regina

Last updated: 16/11/2022

The Cree Dictionary of Mathematical Terms with Visual Examples is the continuation of our work on composing Cree equivalents of mathematics terms. The glossary of mathematics terms was developed considering the topics of school curriculums of Canadian provinces. The Dictionary provides Cree equivalents of 176 mathematics terms and their definitions in English. The visual examples mainly contain Indigenous elements. The Dictionary was reviewed by Elders, Indigenous Knowledge Keepers, and Cree-speaking educators. Elders found it acceptable to use visual examples with Indigenous elements for educational purposes.