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Communication Across Cultures

Copyright Year: 2024

Contributors: Chang, Windeatt, and Stockwell

Publisher: University of Southern Queensland

License: CC BY-NC

These resources will prepare culturally and linguistically diverse students for academic study in situations involving intercultural communication.

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Read more about Creative Translation for Real-World Contexts: English ↔ Spanish

Creative Translation for Real-World Contexts: English ↔ Spanish

Copyright Year: 2024

Contributor: Attig

Publisher: Bowling Green State University Libraries

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Creative Translation for Real-World Contexts is one of the first translation textbooks designed for Spanish/English speakers at an intermediate-high (B2) level. This book introduces students to the basic ideas of translation while addressing frequent pain points that recur when working bidirectionally. Additionally, a focus is placed on fostering metacognitive skills by encouraging creative translation from real-world environments such as narration, business, advertising, specialized contexts (including inclusive and queer language), and in situations when there are no clear translations available, such as sci-fi and fantasy works. Chapters alternate between Spanish and English as the languages of discussion, thus providing an equitable challenge for native speakers of both languages.

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Read more about Zombie Apocalypse: Holy Land, Haiti, Hollywood

Zombie Apocalypse: Holy Land, Haiti, Hollywood

Copyright Year: 2024

Contributor: Rey

Publisher: North Broad Press

License: CC BY

Zombie Apocalypse: Holy Land, Haiti, Hollywood explores the intellectual and cultural histories of two highly influential and essentially religious ideas, that of the zombie and that of the apocalypse. The former is a modern idea rooted in Haitian Vodou and its popular African and European religious antecedents, while the latter is an ancient one rooted in Zoroastrianism and the Bible and widely expanded in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and is arguably one of the most influential ideas in world history. Today the merger of the zombie and the apocalypse has pervaded popular culture, with the zombie surpassing the vampire and Frankenstein as the most prolific monster in popular American consciousness.

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Read more about Unlocking the Digital Age: The Musician's Guide to Research, Copyright, and Publishing

Unlocking the Digital Age: The Musician's Guide to Research, Copyright, and Publishing

Copyright Year: 2024

Contributors: DeLaurenti and Copland

Publisher: The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University

License: CC BY

Based on coursework developed at the Peabody Conservatory, this book serves as a crucial resource for early career musicians navigating the complexities of the digital era. This guide bridges the gap between creative practice and scholarly research, empowering musicians to confidently share and protect their work as they expand their performing lives beyond the concert stage as citizen artists. It offers a plain language resource that helps early career musicians see where creative practice and creative research intersect and how to traverse information systems to share their work. As professional musicians and researchers, the authors’ experiences on stage and in academia makes this guide an indispensable tool for musicians aiming to thrive in the digital landscape.

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Read more about Heritages of Change: Curatorial Activism and First-Year Writing

Heritages of Change: Curatorial Activism and First-Year Writing

Copyright Year: 2024

Contributor: Tracy

Publisher: ROTEL

License: CC BY-NC

In first-year writing courses, it can often feel that we practice writing and research in a vacuum. Writing is about communication, and, if we do not feel that we have an audience, then it can seem like our writing has no purpose (even though practice of any kind will help us develop these skills). Heritages of Change: Curatorial Activism and First-Year Writing is a method for students to think about the social changes that were prevalent during the COVID years and remain important in their wake. Heritages of Change is a lens for thinking and writing about these ideas. Through curation and exhibition as an act of activism, students focus on a specific audience with whom they can communicate authentically about this dynamic world.

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Read more about #OnYGo

#OnYGo

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Blattner, Dalola, and Roulon

Publisher: G. Blattner, A. Dalola, and S. Roulon

License: CC BY-NC-SA

#OnYGo is an innovative first-year French language e-textbook, designed as Open Educational Resource (OER), for learning beginning French (equivalent to one year at an American university). It is inspired by a remix of task-based, multiliteracies and communicative approaches, which provides students with opportunities to engage with French language and culture in a variety of contexts and situations, across a range of modalities. Through a wide range of activities, students develop and practice their language skills, and reflect on their cross-cultural knowledge and positionality in their understanding of the vast francophone landscape. #OnYGo is a first-year textbook that takes a DEI-forward approach to the depiction of people, contexts, and concepts. It views language learners, instructors and a wide range of individuals interacting in French as belonging to a large multilingual and francophone community. It recognizes multilingualism and multiculturalism in all its forms, and showcases French speakers with a variety of backgrounds and relationships to the French language. The cultural and pedagogical materials in this collection have been selected for their authenticity and diverse representation of French speakers on the five continents, and are thus purposely inclusive of gender, sexual orientation, race, and ethnicity.

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Read more about Building Bridges: Establishing a Foundation for Interprofessional Collaboration in Healthcare

Building Bridges: Establishing a Foundation for Interprofessional Collaboration in Healthcare

Copyright Year: 2024

Contributors: Nelson, Greene, and Cavnar

Publisher: University of West Florida Pressbooks

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Building Bridges: Establishing a Foundation for Interprofessional Collaboration in Healthcare is an Open Educational Resource (OER) that focuses on teaching interprofessional collaboration in healthcare to students entering their respective health profession's program. This book will help students achieve success not only in their educational program, but as they experience various healthcare settings through internships and employment. This resource is targeted for students in healthcare professions.

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Read more about Leading in Health and Social Care

Leading in Health and Social Care

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Lloyd, Olley, and Milligan

Publisher: Griffith University

License: CC BY-NC

This comprehensive textbook captures best international practice and is focused on the practical needs of leaders in health and social care. The text includes chapters that address evolving and innovative practices in leadership, ethics, leading people and human resource management, cultural safety for First Nations peoples, innovation, digital health, finance and resource management, systems thinking, change, evaluation and safety and quality. As an open educational resource, leaders, managers, students, policymakers and all readers interested in improving healthcare systems can access the book. The choice to publish on an open platform demonstrates our commitment to building a strong, transparent, and connected community of practice for health service leaders across many disciplines and across the world. We hope this pragmatic and contemporary textbook will reach a broad audience with an interest in strengthening the discipline of health service leadership and building fit-for-purpose healthcare systems that meet the needs of the diverse communities we serve. To achieve this we want the text to be free and widely available. To achieve the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, health and quality education are key and this open educational resource (OER) is available for all to use to guide their practice and the strengthening of health and social care systems.

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Read more about Business Writing For Everyone

Business Writing For Everyone

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributor: Cruthers

Publisher: Kwantlen Polytechnic University

License: CC BY-NC

Business Writing For Everyone is an inclusive guide to writing in the workplace. The book takes a process-oriented, storytelling approach to composition: focusing less on genre and more on the decisions that effective business communicators make. Business Writing For Everyone also contains interactive H5P activities for students to test their learning, and activities for further reflection that instructors can use in the classroom or assign as homework.

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Read more about (Re)Writing Communities and Identities - Sixth Edition

(Re)Writing Communities and Identities - Sixth Edition

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Marzluf, Goins, Debes, Gray, and Knoblauch

Publisher: New Prairie Press

License: CC BY-NC

(Re)Writing Communities and Identities enables college-level students to develop their ability to compose various informative and expressive genres, including analyses, reflections, summaries, syntheses, and informative reports. While students raise their consciousness about their writing process and audience-based informative strategies, they also familiarize themselves with important social and cultural issues related to the theme of "identities and communities."

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