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    Research Data Management in the Canadian Context

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    Contributors: Carlisle-Johnston, Dennie, Fortin, Hill, and Thompson

    Publisher: Western University

    License: CC BY-NC

    Research Data Management is a term for all the things that researchers do to structure, organize and maintain data before, during and after doing research. RDM is also an emerging discipline that is concerned with researching and developing ways to manage research data more effectively. But what is research data? Where is the push towards formal Research Data Management coming from? What are the requirements of good data management? Research Data Management in the Canadian Context: A Guide for Practitioners and Learners looks at these questions and more, all with a focus on Canadian guidelines, regulations and infrastructure.

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    Content Area Language and Literacy

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    Contributors: Ali and Berg

    Publisher: University of Northern Colorado

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Content Area Literacy courses have long been a requirement in teacher education programs for pre-service teachers for the secondary level and, sometimes, for the elementary level. The 2020 World-class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) Framework takes a genre approach that aligns well with the traditional Content Area Literacy courses in teacher preparation programs. WIDA argues for an educational approach that fosters (a) equity of opportunity and access, (b) integration of content and language, (c) collaboration among stakeholders, and (d) a functional approach to language development. This textbook examines the elements that make up the Simple View of Reading with adjustments made for the increasing Multilingual student population. Then, the text focuses on the Key Uses of Language (KLUs) developed by WIDA with examples of how these are employed in different Content Areas. The final chapters focus on the unique needs and benefits of Multilingual students within U.S. classrooms.

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    Communication Across Cultures

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    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 Government Powers and Limitations - 1st Edition

    Government Powers and Limitations - 1st Edition

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    Contributors: Clairmont, Derstine, Metzdorf, Kemp, Thomison, Vidal, DePuy, and Solberg

    Publisher: Oregon State University

    License: CC BY

    This volume focuses on constitutional doctrine and law in the areas of government powers and limitations. It includes excerpts of landmark cases related to the judiciary and executive, contracts and takings clauses, and due process. The excerpts include the constitutional issues in these cases that are related to government powers and limitations with other questions of law and dicta omitted.

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    Read more about A Handbook of Higher Education Leadership

    A Handbook of Higher Education Leadership

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    Contributor: Ray

    Publisher: Oregon State University

    License: CC BY-NC

    Thirty-five experienced and accomplished higher education leaders have come together to provide twenty-five essays on twelve topics about which all leaders, aspiring leaders and students of higher education should be informed. This is a labor of love, provided for free electronically, and there are no star turns here. Each essay is focused on providing the reader with advice based on wisdom acquired from lessons learned. Some topics covered include: beginning and completing a leadership position, responding to authority, establishing accountability, budget policy, long-term planning, affordability and student success, creating a safe community, fundraising, research funding, college athletics, and crisis management.

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    Read more about Making Open Educational Resources with and for PreK12: A Collaboration Toolkit for Higher Education

    Making Open Educational Resources with and for PreK12: A Collaboration Toolkit for Higher Education

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    Contributors: Walz and Farley

    Publisher: Virginia Tech Libraries

    License: CC BY

    Higher education and PreK12 are vastly different domains. As such, well-intended, collaborative efforts between higher education and PreK12 do not always result in creation of useful and reusable learning materials for PreK12 classrooms or effective, productive partnerships. Making Open Educational Resources with and for PreK12: A Collaboration Toolkit for Higher Education is a toolkit of instructional resources designed to support higher education personnel who wish to improve or build strong and generative collaborations between higher education and PreK12 educators. The toolkit aims to expand use and re-usability of PreK12-centric learning resources through informed practices regarding copyright, open-licensing, and accessibility and includes a variety of resources: videos, presentations, transcripts, activities, guides, assignments, and assessment tools.

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    Read more about Neuroscience, Psychology and Conflict Management

    Neuroscience, Psychology and Conflict Management

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    Contributor: Rafferty

    Publisher: James Cook University

    License: CC BY-NC

    This peer reviewed eBook introduces readers to foundational concepts in neuroscience, cognitive psychology, personality psychology and social psychology to help explain why conflict occurs, how it develops and how it may be managed and/or resolved.

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    Read more about Children, Families, Schools, and Communities

    Children, Families, Schools, and Communities

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    Contributor: Giovannini

    Publisher: ROTEL

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Children, Families, Schools, and Communities is an introductory text in the field of Child and Family Studies. It provides a lens for understanding the evolving definition of “family” through socially constructed and ecological theory frameworks. It promotes strategies for culturally sustaining and deeply collaborative relationships between families, schools, and communities through the use of home-grown advocacy strategies based on community-driven data. Children, Families, Schools, and Communities is an adapted OER text from Rebecca Laff’s and Wendy Ruiz’s Child, Family, and Community.

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

    Creative Translation for Real-World Contexts: English ↔ Spanish

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    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

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    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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