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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:

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Neuroscience: Canadian 3rd Edition book cover

Neuroscience: Canadian 3rd Edition

CC BY (Attribution)  13 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Dr William Ju, Maksym Shcherbina, Adel Halawa, Justin Jarovi, Maryna Pilkiw

Editor(s): Georgia Bains, Ingrid Barany, Maksym Shcherbina, Summer Lee

Subject(s): Neurosciences

Publisher: University of Toronto

Last updated: 25/10/2022

Neuroscience: Canadian 3rd Edition Open Textbook is a comprehensive source that examines the nervous system, neurodegeneration, techniques in studying neuroscience and emerging topics in the field.
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The Path to Funding

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Zane Forshee, Christina Manceor, Robin McGinness

Editor(s): Valerie Hartman, Kathleen DeLaurenti, Sarah Thomas

Subject(s): Performing arts, Entrepreneurship / Start-ups, Music

Institution(s): Johns Hopkins University

Publisher: The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University

Last updated: 25/10/2022

Based on coursework developed at Peabody Conservatory, this book breaks down the process of developing an artist mission statement, generating new ideas for creative projects, and creating an engaging project description. It also covers methods for artists to identify their audience, generate a comprehensive project budget, collect compelling work samples, and identify potential funders to support their creative work. Written by a team of active artists and educators, this resource provides creatives with tools and strategies to communicate passionately and effectively about their work and take control of their financial and artistic future.
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People Learning and Development

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)  9 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Monica Affleck

Editor(s): Monica Affleck

Last updated: 14/10/2022

Are you interested in the topic of people learning and development or are tasked to implement learning and training opportunities in your workplace? We invite you to use this resource full of information and tools to help support people and organizations in their learning journey.

Learning happens everywhere, and you will explore the different modes of learning on and off the job. But is a training program actually the right solution to address a performance issue in your organization? Learn how to conduct a needs analysis to help you decide what is in the best interest of the organization and people. Training and learning opportunities have to be properly designed to be effective and deliver the results you expect. Find out how adults learn and what motivates them to develop their skills. Discover how learning supports the performance management process and how to ensure that learning gets transferred into the workplace.

The ultimate goal of training and development is to increase productivity, employee engagement, and to make a positive impact on the organization’s bottom line. So, evaluating training and development programs is critical to determine the company’s return on investment (ROI). You will find all of this and more in this resource to help you invest in and reap the benefits of talent development in your company.  Remember, this is an interactive resource. We invite you to answer the questions at the end of each chapter to test your knowledge.

Universal Design for Learning: One Small Step book cover

Universal Design for Learning: One Small Step

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  3 H5P Activities    English (Canada)

Author(s): Sara Dzaman, Derek Fenlon, Julie Maier, Toni Marchione

Subject(s): Education

Institution(s): University of Saskatchewan

Publisher: University of Saskatchewan Open Press

Last updated: 11/10/2022

eCampusOntario's Digital Accessibility Toolkit book cover

eCampusOntario's Digital Accessibility Toolkit

CC BY (Attribution)   English (Canada)

Author(s): Cara Wilkie, John McNabb, Natalie Rose, Oskar Westin, Pierre Duez, Pia Dimayuga

Publisher: eCampus Ontario

Last updated: 01/10/2022

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.

Enhancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) in Open Educational Resources (OER) book cover

Enhancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) in Open Educational Resources (OER)

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  4 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Nikki Andersen

Editor(s): Nikki Andersen

Subject(s): Education, Diversity, equality and inclusion in the workplace

Institution(s): University of Southern Queensland

Publisher: University of Southern Queensland

Last updated: 30/09/2022

This practical guide provides a framework and tips to enhance inclusion, diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in Open Educational Resources.
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Teaching in the University

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Author(s): Donna Westfall-Rudd, Courtney Vengrin, Jeremy Elliott-Engel

Editor(s): Donna Westfall-Rudd, Courtney Vengrin, Jeremy Elliott-Engel

Subject(s): Education

Publisher: Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in association with Virginia Tech Publishing

Last updated: 30/09/2022

Teaching in the University: Learning from Graduate Students and Early Career Faculty provides insight and strategies for successful teaching, advising, and mentoring postsecondary students. In particular, the authors offer support and encouragement for implementing student-centered teaching practices relevant to college classrooms. This book is designed for new university teaching faculty and graduate teaching assistants looking for innovative teaching resources. As an Open Educational Resource (OER), this textbook provides university instructors free access to high-quality teaching materials based on the experiences of fellow new instructors. Seventeen contributors and two co-editors from the current students and alumni of university teaching scholars programs offer this resource for fellow faculty and graduate students to improve instruction and engagement. Each chapter comes from the experiences and expertise of these talented individuals who speak directly to their peers.

Graduate students and instructors adopting this book or its methods are encouraged to record their use by completing the form located at http://bit.ly/teaching-interest.

Links to additional formats (PDF, ePub, and order print-on-demand) are available at https://doi.org/10.21061/universityteaching

Difference, Power, and Discrimination in Film and Media: Student Essays book cover

Difference, Power, and Discrimination in Film and Media: Student Essays

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Author(s): Students at Linn-Benton Community College

Subject(s): Media studies, Film history, theory or criticism, Media studies: TV and society

Publisher: Linn-Benton Community College

Last updated: 30/09/2022

An open pedagogy project of student-authored essays to help readers, particularly high school and college students interested in movies and television, develop a better understanding of the ways that narrative media like movies and television represent issues of difference, power, and discrimination in American culture, both today and in the past. Authors are students in English 223: Difference, Power, and Discrimination in Film course at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany, Oregon taught by Dr. Stephen Rust.

Nursing: Mental Health and Community Concepts book cover

Nursing: Mental Health and Community Concepts

CC BY (Attribution)  50 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Open Resources for Nursing (Open RN)

Editor(s): Elizabeth Christman, MSN, RN, CNE, Kimberly Ernstmeyer, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE, APNP-BC

Subject(s): Nursing, Nursing specialties, Community nursing, Care of people with mental health issues

Institution(s): Chippewa Valley Technical College

Last updated: 22/08/2022

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Creative Commons

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): jrdingwall

Subject(s): Open learning, distance education, Higher education, tertiary education, Adult education, continuous learning

Last updated: 15/08/2022