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Read more about Digital Foundations: Introduction to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Cloud, Revised Edition

Digital Foundations: Introduction to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Cloud, Revised Edition

xtine burrough

Michael Mandiberg

Digital Foundations uses formal exercises of the Bauhaus to teach the Adobe Creative Suite. All students of digital design and production—whether learning in a classroom or on their own—need to understand the basic principles of design in order to implement them using current software. Far too often design is left out of books that teach software for the trade and academic markets. Consequently, the design software training exercise is often a lost opportunity for visual learning. This revised edition updates the original text for use with Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 software.

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Read more about OER: A Field Guide for Academic Librarians

OER: A Field Guide for Academic Librarians

Andrew Wesolek, Vanderbilt University

Jonathan Lashley, Boise State University

Anne Langley, University of Connecticut

We intend this book to act as a guide writ large for would-be champions of OER, that anyone—called to action by the example set by our chapter authors—might serve as guides themselves. The following chapters tap into the deep experience of practitioners who represent a meaningful cross section of higher education institutions in North America. It is our hope that the examples and discussions presented by our authors will facilitate connections among practitioners, foster the development of best practices for OER adoption and creation, and more importantly, lay a foundation for novel, educational excellence.

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Read more about The Data Journalism Handbook

The Data Journalism Handbook

Jonathan Gray, King’s College London

Lucy Chambers

Liliana Bounegru

When you combine the sheer scale and range of digital information now available with a journalist’s "nose for news" and her ability to tell a compelling story, a new world of possibility opens up. With The Data Journalism Handbook, you’ll explore the potential, limits, and applied uses of this new and fascinating field.

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Read more about Media, Society, Culture and You

Media, Society, Culture and You

Mark Poepsel, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Media, Society, Culture, and You is an approachable introductory Mass Communication text that covers major mass communication terms and concepts including "digital culture." It discusses various media platforms and how they are evolving as Information and Communication Technologies change.

(8 reviews)

Read more about Message Processing: The Science of Creating Understanding

Message Processing: The Science of Creating Understanding

Jessica Gasiorek

The text provides an upper-level undergraduate introduction and explanation of the social and cognitive processes involved in human communication, focusing on how people create understanding.

(1 review)

Read more about Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Michelle Ferrier, Elon University

Elizabeth Mays, Arizona State University

This is the first edition of a modular open textbook designed for entrepreneurial journalism, media innovation, and related courses. This book has been undergoing student and faculty testing and open review in fall 2017. Feedback has been implemented in Version 1.0 and will continue to be implemented in Version 2.0 (ETA spring 2018). An accompanying handbook will include additional activities, ancillary materials and faculty resources on media innovation for instructors.

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Read more about A Guide to Technical Communications: Strategies & Applications

A Guide to Technical Communications: Strategies & Applications

Lynn Hall, The Ohio State University

Leah Wahlin, The Ohio State University

Welcome to the textbook for Engineering Technical Communications courses at The Ohio State University. Our aim in writing this textbook was to create a resource specifically focused on and applicable to the kinds of communication skills most beneficial to the students who take our courses. Therefore, this textbook focuses on developing both technical and professional communication skills and will help readers practice strategies for critically analyzing audiences and contexts, real-world applications of rhetorical principles, and skills for producing documents (reports, proposals, instructions), presentations, videos, and wide variety of other professional communications.

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Read more about Exploring Public Speaking: 3rd Edition

Exploring Public Speaking: 3rd Edition

Kris Barton, Florida State University

Barbara G. Tucker, University of Georgia

This Third Edition, along with including necessary updates and being formatted with different software, includes four more appendices: one on online speaking, one on APA, one on humor and storytelling in public speaking, and one on Dalton State’s Library. I have also tried to clarify concepts, to provide “case studies” to show the rhetorical process, and include more outlines and examples.

(21 reviews)

Read more about Media Studies 101

Media Studies 101

Erika Pearson, University of Otago

Media Studies 101 is the open educational resource for media studies studies in New Zealand, Australia, and Pacifica. We have constructed this text so it can be read in a number of ways. You may wish to follow the structured order of 'chapters' like you would in a traditional printed textbook. Each section builds on and refers back to previous sections to build up your knowledge and skills. Alternatively, you may want to go straight to the section you are interested in -- links will help guide you back to definitions and key ideas if you need to refresh your knowledge or understand a new concept.This text is open under a Creative Commons NZ BY license.

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Read more about Writing for Strategic Communication Industries

Writing for Strategic Communication Industries

Jasmine Roberts, Ohio State University

Good writing skills are important in today's competitive work environment. This is especially the case for communication-related professions such as public relations, brand communication, journalism, and marketing. Writing for Strategic Communication Industries emphasizes practical application of academic inquiry to help readers improve their writing skills. This book gives readers:

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