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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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Subject:
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
Adaptation of Empoword by Shane Abrams
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Adaptation of Empoword by Shane Abrams. Link to original text: https://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/pdxopen/20/

This adaptation slims down the original by cutting student texts, activities, assignments, and the metacognitive section. Intended for use as a reader.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Author:
Erin Ergenbright
Date Added:
03/09/2020
Adoption Guide 2nd Edition
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A reference for instructors, institutions, and students on adopting open textbooks

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The second edition is an updated and expanded version of the original adoption guide. The first sections address three distinct groups involved in open textbook adoption: instructors, post-secondary institutions, and students. The second--most comprehensive--section focuses on the operational aspects of adoption: surveying instructors about, tracking usage of, and reporting out about open textbooks (and other OER). The last "Learn More" part provides additional adoption information.

Long Description:
This guide was originally created by BCcampus Open Education with the assistance of several BC faculty and staff who attended the 2016 Adoption Workshop Development Sprint. Since then, open education has evolved and in response this guide has been updated and expanded into four parts. The first sections address three distinct groups involved in open textbook adoption: instructors, post-secondary institutions, and students. The second–most comprehensive–section focuses on the operational aspects of adoption: surveying instructors about, tracking usage of, and reporting out about open textbooks (and other OER). The last “Learn More” part provides additional adoption information.

Word Count: 12688

ISBN: 978-1-77420-026-1

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Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Textbook
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BCcampus
Date Added:
09/27/2019
Adoption Guide - 2nd Edition
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A reference for instructors, institutions, and students on adopting open textbooks

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The second edition is an updated and expanded version of the original adoption guide. The first sections address three distinct groups involved in open textbook adoption: instructors, post-secondary institutions, and students. The second--most comprehensive--section focuses on the operational aspects of adoption: surveying instructors about, tracking usage of, and reporting out about open textbooks (and other OER). The last "Learn More" part provides additional adoption information.

Long Description:
This guide was originally created by BCcampus Open Education with the assistance of several BC faculty and staff who attended the 2016 Adoption Workshop Development Sprint. Since then, open education has evolved and in response this guide has been updated and expanded into four parts. The first sections address three distinct groups involved in open textbook adoption: instructors, post-secondary institutions, and students. The second–most comprehensive–section focuses on the operational aspects of adoption: surveying instructors about, tracking usage of, and reporting out about open textbooks (and other OER). The last “Learn More” part provides additional adoption information.

Word Count: 16473

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Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Date Added:
09/27/2019
Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 1
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This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English Level 1 (roughly equivalent to beginner to grade 1.5 in the K-12 system). Every of the nine chapters includes a level-appropriate, high-interest reading of approximately 100 words. The readings are freely available in a separate reader with convenient links to the readings in each chapter of this course pack. The online version of this course pack also contains audio recordings of each story in the reader. These recordings, combined with vocabulary and word pattern exercises, prepare the Level 1 student to read each paragraph-long text with greater independence. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF versions for easier reading. This course pack has been reviewed by subject experts from colleges and universities.

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This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English Level 1 (roughly equivalent to beginner to grade 1.5 in the K-12 system). Every one of the nine chapters includes a level-appropriate, high-interest reading of approximately 100 words.

The readings are freely available in a separate reader with convenient links to the readings in each chapter of this course pack. The online version of this course pack also contains audio recordings of each story in the reader. These recordings, combined with vocabulary and word pattern exercises, prepare the Level 1 student to read each paragraph-long text with greater independence. Depending on a learner’s readiness, you may wish to use the sentences in the Word Pattern sections as dictation. Exercises on the connections between consonant sounds and letters are beyond the scope of these books. I recommend using these books alongside a structured phonics program, such as the Wilson Reading System.

Each course pack chapter includes pre-reading questions that can be used for individual reflection or class discussion, vocabulary-building and word pattern exercises, comprehension questions, grammar lessons and practice exercises, and a writing task. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF versions for easier reading. This course pack has been reviewed by subject experts from colleges and universities.

Word Count: 9630

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Subject:
English Language Arts
Reading Foundation Skills
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Author:
Shantel Ivits
Date Added:
11/03/2015
Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 2
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This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English Level 2 (roughly equivalent to grades 1.5 to 3 in the K-12 system). Every of the eight chapters includes a level-appropriate, high-interest reading of approximately 200 words. The readings are freely available in a separate reader with convenient links to the readings in each chapter of this course pack. The online version of this course pack also contains audio recordings of each story in the reader. These recordings, combined with vocabulary and word pattern exercises, prepare the Level 2 student to read each chapter with greater independence. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF versions for easier reading. This course pack has been reviewed by subject experts from colleges and universities.

Long Description:
This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English Level 2 (roughly equivalent to grades 1.5 to 3 in the K-12 system). Every of the eight chapters includes a level-appropriate, high-interest reading of approximately 200 words.

The readings are freely available in a separate reader with convenient links to the readings in each chapter of this course pack. The online version of this course pack also contains audio recordings of each story in the reader. These recordings, combined with vocabulary and word pattern exercises, prepare the Level 2 student to read each chapter with greater independence. Depending on a learner’s readiness, you may wish to use the sentences in the Word Pattern sections as dictation. It is recommended that these books are used alongside a structured phonics program, such as the Wilson Reading System.

Each course pack chapter includes pre-reading questions that can be used for individual reflection or class discussion, vocabulary-building and word pattern exercises, comprehension questions, grammar lessons and practice exercises, and a writing task. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF versions for easier reading. This course pack has been reviewed by subject experts from colleges and universities.

Word Count: 10548

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Subject:
English Language Arts
Reading Foundation Skills
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Author:
Shantel Ivits
Date Added:
10/29/2015
Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Reader 1
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This reader contains nine original stories about healing, discovery, survival, relationships, justice, and connections to the land explored through the lens of the plant world. These stories, written specifically for adults, are designed to accompany the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 1. This level 1 reader, one of a series of six readers, is roughly equivalent to beginner to grade 1.5 in the K-12 system. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF versions for easier reading. This reader has been reviewed by subject experts from colleges and universities.

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This reader contains nine original stories about healing, discovery, survival, relationships, justice, and connections to the land explored through the lens of the plant world. These stories, written specifically for adults, are designed to accompany the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Course Pack 1. This level 1 reader, one of a series of six readers, is roughly equivalent to beginner to grade 1.5 in the K-12 system. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF versions for easier reading. This reader has been reviewed by subject experts from colleges and universities.

Word Count: 3018

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Subject:
English Language Arts
Reading Foundation Skills
Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Author:
Shantel Ivits
Date Added:
03/10/2020
Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Reader 2
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This reader, written specifically for adults, contains eight chapters about Langston Hughes' family history and personal life. It includes excerpts from many of Hughes' poems and is designed to accompany the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 2. This level 2 reader, one of a series of six readers, is roughly equivalent to grades 1.5 to 3 in the K-12 system. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF versions for easier reading. This reader has been reviewed by subject experts from colleges and universities.

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This reader, written specifically for adults, contains eight chapters about Langston Hughes’ family history and personal life. It includes excerpts from many of Hughes’ poems and is designed to accompany the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Course Pack 2. This level 2 reader, one of a series of six readers, is roughly equivalent to grades 1.5 to 3 in the K-12 system.

Each chapter in this reader mirrors a chapter in the accompanying course pack. It is suggested that instructors locate the full versions of these poems in books or on the web. Some or all of this author’s works are in the public domain. It is also recommend that instructors read Hughes’ excellent short story Thank You, Ma’am with their students.

Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF versions for easier reading. This reader has been reviewed by subject experts from colleges and universities.

Word Count: 2648

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Subject:
English Language Arts
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Author:
Shantel Ivits
Date Added:
03/09/2020
Advanced Community College ESL Composition: An Integrated Skills Approach
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Word Count: 100647

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Composition and Rhetoric
English Language Arts
Reading Foundation Skills
Material Type:
Textbook
Date Added:
01/26/2024
Advanced English
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This text introduces students to reading and writing at the college level and was designed to fulfill the requirements for the Adult Basic Education (ABE) Advanced English Course. This text included examples, exercises, and definitions for many reading- and writing-related topics encountered in college courses.

Word Count: 93980

ISBN: 978-1-77420-122-0

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Composition and Rhetoric
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Author:
Allison Kilgannon
Date Added:
08/20/2021
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.

Long Description:
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 Professional Writing Course
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Practical writing for the world of work. Includes business correspondence to technical reports. Analyze and create written digital products. Focus on understanding the audience for effective communication. Extensive critical reading and writing about workplace texts. Emphasis on fluency in critical writing. Includes research skills and writing a critical, documented report. Prerequisites: ENG101 or 101A or 103 or 136. Reading Proficiency.

COURSE CONTENT:

Writing skills: active verbs, specific details, imperative tone, parallelism, and information literacy
Workplace communication skills: memorandums, business letters, e-mails, blog posts, etc.
Outline development
Graphical integration: instructions, presentations
Technical project skills: research, reports, proposals
Audience and rhetorical situation
Workplace dynamics
Content production and delivery processes

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Demonstrate practical writing skills for workplace proficiency. (1, 2)
Create digital and written communication documents integrating data. (2)
Use organizational strategies to support the creation of written and digital workplace documents for a variety of purposes. (3)
Write effective instructions incorporating graphics to communicate with peers and clients. (4)
Locate and evaluate information to support workplace documents. (5)
Analyze and interpret information to support workplace documents. (5)
Integrate and document information to support workplace documents. (5)
Analyze the rhetorical situation of digital and written communication to adapt for internal and external audiences; hierarchies and roles; and for psychological, social, cultural, and political factors. (6)
Examine dynamics of organizational psychology in the workplace for the purpose of improving communication. (7)
Analyze written documents, digital content, and oral presentations in order to examine the content production and delivery processes of the workplace writer. (8)

Subject:
Business and Communication
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Karen Palmer
Tina Luffman
Date Added:
09/26/2023
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
Alma Strikes a Chord
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When Alma tries to write a song for her boyfriend Quang, she learns that actions speak louder than words.

Long Description:
When Alma tries to write a song for her boyfriend Quang, she learns that actions speak louder than words.

This short novel for low-intermediate students of English introduces more quirky characters from Portland set in the world of Stig Digs In.

Word Count: 9124

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Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
English Language Arts
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Textbook
Date Added:
03/01/2021
American Literature I
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American Literature I (1650–1860) examines significant literary works of early American and Puritan literature, the Enlightenment, American Romanticism, and pre-Civil War era. The course includes primary texts (many accompanied by video/audio options), historical background, literary criticism and interpretation, and instruction on writing about literature.

This course was developed by Anne Eidenmuller from Columbia Basin College with contributing work from Lumen Learning.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
English Language Arts
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Full Course
Reading
Provider:
LibreTexts
Author:
Anne Eidenmuller
Date Added:
12/13/2022
American Literature I: An Anthology of Texts From Early America Through the Civil War
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This book offers an anthology of texts that includes letters, journals, poetry, newspaper articles, pamphlets, sermons, narratives, and short fiction written in and about America beginning with collected oral stories from Native American tribes and ending with the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Many major and minor authors are included, providing a sampling of the different styles, topics, cultures, and concerns present during the formation and development of America through the mid-nineteenth century.

Word Count: 481042

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Subject:
English Language Arts
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Virtual Library of Virginia Open Publishing
Author:
Jenifer Kurtz
Date Added:
08/16/2019
American Literature I: An Open Anthology of Texts From Early America Through the Civil War
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This book offers an anthology of texts that includes letters, journals, poetry, newspaper articles, pamphlets, sermons, narratives, and short fiction written in and about America beginning with collected oral stories from Native American tribes and ending with the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Many major and minor authors are included, providing a sampling of the different styles, topics, cultures, and concerns present during the formation and development of America through the mid-nineteenth century.

Word Count: 574680

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Subject:
English Language Arts
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Textbook
Date Added:
01/18/2023
American Literature II
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This is a resource designed to accompany a course on American Literature II. It has been found to be appropriate for California Community College courses with the following C-ID: ENGL 135

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
English Language Arts
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
LibreTexts
Author:
Joshua Watson
Lumen Learning
Date Added:
12/13/2022
Answer Guide
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Scroll down or Search for answers to questions about BCcampus Open Education, its resources, and open education practices

Long Description:
A resource developed to answer common questions that the Support team at BCcampus gets asked about open education.

Word Count: 6353

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Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Date Added:
03/22/2019