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    Principles of Business Statistics

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    Contributor: Nica

    Publisher: OpenStax CNX

    License: CC BY

    You are probably asking yourself the question, "When and where will I use statistics?". If you read any newspaper or watch television, or use the Internet, you will see statistical information. There are statistics about crime, sports, education, politics, and real estate. Typically, when you read a newspaper article or watch a news program on television, you are given sample information. With this information, you may make a decision about the correctness of a statement, claim, or "fact." Statistical methods can help you make the "best educated guess."

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    Introductory Business Statistics

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    Contributor: Tiemann

    Publisher: BCcampus

    License: CC BY

    The book "Introductory Business Statistics" by Thomas K. Tiemann explores the basic ideas behind statistics, such as populations, samples, the difference between data and information, and most importantly sampling distributions. The author covers topics including descriptive statistics and frequency distributions, normal and t-distributions, hypothesis testing, t-tests, f-tests, analysis of variance, non-parametric tests, and regression basics. Using real-world examples throughout the text, the author hopes to help students understand how statistics works, not just how to "get the right number."

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    Read more about An Introduction to Computer Networks - Second Edition

    An Introduction to Computer Networks - Second Edition

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    Contributor: Dordal

    Publisher: Peter L Dordal

    License: CC BY-NC-ND

    An Introduction to Computer Networksis a free and open general-purpose computer-networking textbook, complete with diagrams and exercises.It covers the LAN, internetworking and transport layers, focusing primarily on TCP/IP. Particular attention is paid to congestion; other special topics include queuing, real-time traffic, network management, security and the ns simulator.

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    Read more about Database Design - 2nd Edition

    Database Design - 2nd Edition

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    Contributor: Watt

    Publisher: BCcampus

    License: CC BY

    This second edition of Database Design book covers the concepts used in database systems and the database design process. Topics include:

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    Read more about Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media

    Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media

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    Contributors: Dron and Anderson

    Publisher: Athabasca University Press

    License: CC BY-NC-ND

    Within the rapidly expanding field of educational technology, learners and educators must confront a seemingly overwhelming selection of tools designed to deliver and facilitate both online and blended learning. Many of these tools assume that learning is configured and delivered in closed contexts, through learning management systems (LMS). However, while traditional "classroom" learning is by no means obsolete, networked learning is in the ascendant. A foundational method in online and blended education, as well as the most common means of informal and self-directed learning, networked learning is rapidly becoming the dominant mode of teaching as well as learning.

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    Read more about Education for a Digital World: Advice, Guidelines and Effective Practice from Around Globe

    Education for a Digital World: Advice, Guidelines and Effective Practice from Around Globe

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    Contributors: Hirtz and Harper

    Publisher: BCcampus

    License: CC BY-SA

    Education for a Digital World contains a comprehensive collection of proven strategies and tools for effective online teaching, based on the principles of learning as a social process. It offers practical, contemporary guidance to support e-learning decision-making, instructional choices, as well as program and course planning, and development.

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    Read more about Reading With My Eyes Open: Embracing the critical and the personal in language pedagogy

    Reading With My Eyes Open: Embracing the critical and the personal in language pedagogy

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    Contributor: Quist

    Publisher: Ubiquity Press

    License: CC BY

    Untangling the various approaches to language teaching and their history, Gerdi Quist maps recent thinking in language studies at university. Using an interdisciplinary theoretical framework, drawn from educational philosophy, cultural studies, intercultural studies and language pedagogy, the author discusses the many tensions and currents in contemporary language teaching. The author puts forward an alternative pedagogy, that of a cultuurtekst-perspective, which engages learners at complex linguistic and cultural levels. In discussing the case study in which this approach is tested, the author develops her argument for embracing various critical perspectives through the personal engagement of students. From the start the author acknowledges her own engaged position as a language teacher in a liberal humanistic educational environment. She adopts a self-critical perspective through which her engagement with adverse student reaction leads to deepening insights both for the author and her students as part of the non-linear process of learning. Gerdi Quist teaches Dutch language and lectures on multiculturalism and intercultural communication. Recent publications included a book chapter and journal articles on language pedagogy and intercultural communication.

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    Read more about Conventions 101: A Functional Approach to Teaching (And Assessing!) Grammar and Punctuation

    Conventions 101: A Functional Approach to Teaching (And Assessing!) Grammar and Punctuation

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    Contributor: Ramsey

    Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

    License: CC BY-NC

    This is a collection of cumulative units of study for conventional errors common in student writing. It's flexible, functional, and zeroes in problems typically seen in writing of all types, from the eternal “there/they're/their” struggle to correct colon use. Units are organized from most simple to most challenging.

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    About Writing: A Guide

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    Contributor: Jeffrey

    Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

    License: CC BY

    This writer's reference condenses and covers everything a beginning writing student should need to successfully compose college-level work. The book covers the basics of composition and revising, including how to build a strong thesis, how to peer review a fellow student's work, and a handy checklist for revision, before moving on to a broad overview of academic writing. Included for those students who need writing help at the most basic level are comprehensive sections on sentence style and grammar, verbs, nouns and other tenets of basic grammar. Finally, the sections on research and citation should help any student find solid evidence for their school work and cite it correctly, as well as encouraging an understanding of why citation is so important in the first place. This is a guide that is useful to writing students of all levels, either as a direct teaching tool or a simple reference.

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    Read more about Writing for Strategic Communication Industries

    Writing for Strategic Communication Industries

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    Contributor: Roberts

    Publisher: Ohio State University Libraries

    License: CC BY-NC

    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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