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Academic listening and note-taking skills for community college second language students
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During the Spring 2020 semester, I taught this wonderful group of ESL learners in the classroom and on Zoom after the pandemic hit. This OER is a collection of resources, teaching ideas, and student artifacts about that experience. I hope it helps you. If you have questions, or just want to brainstorm, feel free to email me at <mike.mutschelknaus@rctc.edu>. 

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Mike Mutschelknaus
Date Added:
05/27/2020
Accessibility Toolkit - 2nd Edition
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The goal of the Accessibility Toolkit - 2nd Edition is to provide resources for each content creator, instructional designer, educational technologist, librarian, administrator, and teaching assistant to create a truly open textbook—one that is free and accessible for all students. This is a collaboration between BCcampus, Camosun College, and CAPER-BC.

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The goal of the Accessibility Toolkit – 2nd Edition is to provide resources for each content creator, instructional designer, educational technologist, librarian, administrator, and teaching assistant to create a truly open textbook—one that is free and accessible for all students.

This second edition has built upon, and improved, the original toolkit—a collaboration between BCcampus, Camosun College, and CAPER-BC—with a new “Accessibility Statements” chapter, bibliography and list of links by chapter for print users in the back matter, updated information, and corrections to content, style and layout.

The French translation of the first edition of the Accessibility Toolkit—La Trousse d’outils d’accessibilité —is still available. In time, a French translation of this second edition will be made available.

Word Count: 14908

ISBN: 978-1-77420-030-8

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Business and Communication
Communication
Composition and Rhetoric
Education
English Language Arts
Special Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Author:
Amanda Coolidge
Josie Gray
Sue Doner
Tara Robertson
Date Added:
08/31/2018
Achieving Public Dialogue
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There are a wide range of interactions between 'science' and 'the public'. Examples range from visiting a museum, or indulging in a science-related hobby, to reading a newspaper article about a breakthrough in the techniques of therapeutic cloning. Many of these interactions could be said to be 'passive'. This unit explores the practicalities of the public becoming more 'active' in the direction of science practice by 'two-way' interactions, with dialogue taking place between science and some part of 'the public',

Subject:
Business and Communication
Communication
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Date Added:
09/06/2007
Activity 2.3: Constructing the Argument
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In Activity 2.3, students make an argument from evidence to address the problem: "To what extent should we build or rebuild coastal communities?" Students work as a team to complete a graphic organizer. This task helps them organize an evidence-based position paper. Each student writes his or her own position paper.

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Subject:
Biology
Business and Communication
Communication
Composition and Rhetoric
English Language Arts
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Teach the Earth
Author:
James Ebert
Jeffrey D. Thomas
Scott Linneman
Date Added:
09/14/2022
Activity Illustrating Several Categories of Nonverbal Communication
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This is an activity to illustrate several categories of nonverbal communication, including eye contact, body orientation, territoriality, vocalics/paralanguage, touch, and chronemics.

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Business and Communication
Communication
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Date Added:
11/23/2019
Adaptation Guide
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A reference for adapting or revising an open textbook

Short Description:
The Adaptation Guide is a practical reference about how to customize — or adapt — an open textbook so that it better fits your needs in the classroom and elsewhere. This guide defines the term adaptation and discusses reasons for revising a book, why this is possible with an open textbook, and the challenges involved.

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The Adaptation Guide is a practical reference about how to customize — or adapt — an open textbook so that it better fits your needs in the classroom and elsewhere. This guide defines the term adaptation and discusses reasons for revising a book, why this is possible with an open textbook, and the challenges involved.

Word Count: 7989

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Subject:
Business and Communication
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Author:
Corinne Litchfield
Lauri M. Aesoph
Date Added:
03/29/2016
Adaptation Guide
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A reference to adapting or revising an open textbook

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The Adaptation Guide is a practical reference about how to customize — or adapt — an open textbook so that it better fits your needs in the classroom and elsewhere. This guide defines the term adaptation and discusses reasons for revising a book, why this is possible with an open textbook, and the challenges involved.

Long Description:
The Adaptation Guide is a practical reference about how to customize — or adapt — an open textbook so that it better fits your needs in the classroom and elsewhere. This guide defines the term adaptation and discusses reasons for revising a book, why this is possible with an open textbook, and the challenges involved.

Word Count: 6514

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Subject:
Business and Communication
Communication
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Date Added:
03/29/2016
Adopt a Blob
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At the beginning of the course, each student is assigned a unique blob - or a piece of material of a particular shape with specific material properties (density, bulk modulus, composition, viscosity, volatile content, etc) that is residing within the mantle at a specific environment (depth, pressure, temperature). Then as the semester continues as a topic is covered the student must assess (either quantitatively or qualitatively) what observable would be associated with their blob (for example, gravity anomalies, geoid anomalies, surface expressions, seismic tomography, phase transition topography). The student then develops a portfolio of their blob and its observables to then present at the end of the course with an explanation/interpretation for the source of the blob culiminating at building a geo-story around their anomaly.

Some blobs could be amorphous anomalies whereas other could have physical significance (though best not to tell the students ahead of time so they can make their own discovery as to what the blob is or isn't) such as subducted slabs at the CMB (or 660 km), plumes, lithospheric drip, lithospheric root, or a boring typical piece of the mantle.

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Biology
Business and Communication
Communication
Life Science
Mathematics
Measurement and Data
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Teach the Earth
Author:
Catherine Cooper
Date Added:
03/02/2020
Advanced Professional Communication
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A Principled Approach to Workplace Writing

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This open textbook supports the learning outcomes of Fanshawe College’s Advanced Professional Communications curriculum (COMM 6019). This resource is designed to guide college students in advancing their existing skills in communication by using a principled approach to business communication for managerial and leadership success in the modern workplace.

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This open textbook supports the learning outcomes of Fanshawe College’s Advanced Professional Communications curriculum (COMM 6019). Organized in five major units— Foundational Principles of Business Messaging, The Principles of Business Style, Format, and Composition, The Principles of Social, Cultural and Employment Communication, The Principles of Report and Research Writing, and The Principles of Visual, Verbal and Group Communication—this educational resource is conveniently presented in a variety of AODA-compliant formats and written in a reader-friendly style. This textbook helps ensure that students graduate with the advanced communication skills necessary to succeed in the modern workplace from a managerial and leadership perspective.

Word Count: 277283

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Subject:
Business and Communication
Communication
Composition and Rhetoric
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
eCampus
Author:
Andrew Stracuzzi
Arley Cruthers
Cristina Ionica
Melissa Ashman
Ontario Business Faculty
University of Minnesota
eCampusOntario
Date Added:
09/01/2021
Advanced Public Speaking
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This advanced public speaking textbook is designed to encourage you as a speaker and to help you sharpen your skills. It is written to feel like you are sitting with a trusted mentor over coffee as you receive practical advice on speaking. Grow in confidence, unleash your personal power and find your unique style as you learn to take your speaking to the next level--polished and professional. SCROLL DOWN for Chapters

Word Count: 183127

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Subject:
Business and Communication
Communication
Composition and Rhetoric
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Arkansas
Author:
Lynn Meade
Date Added:
09/02/2021
Ag Communications Social Media Analysis
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This lesson plans helps students prepare for the agricultural industry and storytelling through social media. Students will learn how impactful social media can be and learn about those in the industry already paving the way to advocate for our industry.

Subject:
Agriculture
Communication
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Author:
Hailey Walmsley
Date Added:
07/10/2023
Altice USA- Digital Smarts Blog
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This resource is published by Altice USA. The Digital Smarts Blog resource is a weekly summary of articles related to digital safety including information on digital resources on media literacy, digital safety, misinformation, and other topics that parents and teachers need to stay abreast of. 

Subject:
Communication
Computer Science
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Cyber Citizenship Initiative
Date Added:
08/07/2021
Ancient Greek for Everyone at Duke
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Essential Morphology and Syntax for Beginning Greek

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Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Linguistics
Social Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Date Added:
02/08/2024
Archiving for the Future: Simple Steps for Archiving Language Documentation Collections
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Archiving for the Future is a free training course designed to teach language documenters, activists, and researchers how to organize, arrange, and archive language documentation, revitalization, and maintenance materials and metadata in a digital repository or language archive. Then entire course can be completed in approximately 3-5 hours.

This course was developed by the staff of the Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America at the University of Texas at Austin in consultation with representatives of various DELAMAN (https://www.delaman.org/) archives and other digital data repositories in the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Australia, and Cameroon.

The course material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. BCS-1653380 (September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2020). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Subject:
Anthropology
Applied Science
Arts and Humanities
Ethnic Studies
Information Science
Languages
Linguistics
Social Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Interactive
Author:
Alicia Niwagaba
Elena Pojman
Ryan Sullivant
Susan Smythe Kung
Date Added:
11/05/2020
BUS 105 - Social Media Marketing
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This book is part of the college course BUS 105 Social Media Marketing currently offered at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA and taught by Dr. Scot Trodick. This book can be viewed along with original social media marketing content which can be accessed by enrolling in BUS 105 Social Media Marketing offered at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA and taught by Dr. Scot Trodick. Material from this course is not included in this open educational resource. Enrolling in the course BUS 105 Social Media Marketing at Saddleback College will provide full access to all materials or the content can be obtained directly from Bishop Publishing.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Communication
Management
Marketing
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Author:
Scot Trodick
Date Added:
09/09/2023
Back to School Speed Dating, Advanced Low, ASL 301, Lab 01
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In this activity, students will have the opportunity to get to know each other and their lab assistant by sharing summer experiences in a casual setting. Students will share their preferences and express reasons for their preferences as well. Students will also practice describing vacations.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Communication
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Date Added:
09/19/2018
Be Credible
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Information Literacy for Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing Students

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This book teaches college-level journalism and strategic communication students to become information experts. If you use or adapt this book in your classroom please let us know, and tell us about your experience.

Word Count: 94398

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Subject:
Applied Science
Business and Communication
Communication
Information Science
Journalism
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Unversity of Kansas
Author:
Karna Younger
Peter Bobkowski
Date Added:
08/20/2018
Becoming an Open Author!
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A reference for writing and self-publishing an open textbook

Word Count: 5735

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Subject:
Business and Communication
Communication
Composition and Rhetoric
Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Claremont Colleges
Date Added:
10/20/2021
Been There, Done That: The Business Student’s Guide to Rhetorical Analysis & Discourse Communities
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This book was developed by one section of the University of Baltimore spring 2020 Composition and Research (WRIT 300) course for Merrick School of Business (MSB) students. This book is designed to take business students beyond the standard requirements for the class. In addition to exploring rhetorical analysis of discourse community genres, the students developed essays to guide future learners through the development of specific genres used in business-related discourse communities. The hard work and enduring patience of the spring 2020 students has culminated in this publication, "Been There, Done That: The Business Student’s Guide to Rhetorical Analysis & Discourse Communities." The book includes guidance for future WRIT 300 MSB students a guide to success – from a college student’s point of view.

Word Count: 8354

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Subject:
Business and Communication
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Lifestyle Publishing
Author:
Harvey Sky
Kristin Conlin
Nett Smith
Tracy Worley
Date Added:
05/24/2020