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    Read more about Communication in the Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies

    Communication in the Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies

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    Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Communication in the Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies overviews the time-tested conceptual foundations of the field, while incorporating the latest research and cutting-edge applications of these basics. Each chapter will include timely, concrete, and real-life examples of communication concepts in action.

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    Read more about Writing Programs Worldwide: Profiles of Academic Writing in Many Places

    Writing Programs Worldwide: Profiles of Academic Writing in Many Places

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    Contributors: Thaiss, Bräuer, Carlino, Ganobcsik-Williams, and Sinha

    Publisher: WAC Clearinghouse

    License: CC BY-NC-ND

    Emerging from the International WAC/WID Mapping Project, this collection of essays is meant to inform decision-making by teachers, program managers, and college/university administrators considering how writing can most appropriately be defined, managed, funded, and taught in the places where they work. Writing Programs Worldwide offers an important global perspective to the growing research literature in the shaping of writing programs. The authors of its program profiles show how innovators at a diverse range of universities on six continents have dealt creatively over many years with day-to-day and long-range issues affecting how students across disciplines and languages grow as communicators and learners.

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    Read more about Genre in a Changing World

    Genre in a Changing World

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    Contributors: Bazerman, Bonini, and Figueiredo

    Publisher: WAC Clearinghouse

    License: CC BY-NC-ND

    Genre studies and genre approaches to literacy instruction continue to develop in many regions and from a widening variety of approaches. Genre has provided a key to understanding the varying literacy cultures of regions, disciplines, professions and educational settings. Genre in a Changing World,edited by Charles Bazerman, Adair Bonini, and Débora Figueiredo,provides a wide-ranging sampler of the remarkable variety of current work. The twenty-four chapters in this volume, reflecting the work of scholars in Europe, Australasia, North and South America, were selected from more than 400 presentations at SIGET IV (the Fourth International Symposium on Genre Studies), held on the campus of UNISUL in Tubarão, Santa Catarina, Brazil in August 2007—the largest gathering on genre to that date. The chapters also represent a wide variety of approaches including rhetoric, Systemic Functional Linguistics, media and critical cultural studies, sociology, phenomenology, enunciation theory, the Geneva school of educational sequences, cognitive psychology, relevance theory, sociocultural psychology, activity theory, Gestalt psychology, and schema theory. Sections are devoted to theoretical issues, studies of genres in the professions, studies of genre and media, teaching and learning genre, and writing across the curriculum. The broad selection of material in this volume displays the full range of contemporary genre studies and sets the ground for a next generation of work.

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    Read more about World Regional Geography

    World Regional Geography

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    Contributor: Finlayson

    Publisher: Caitlin Finlayson

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Rather than present students with a broad, novice-level introduction to geography, emphasizing places and vocabulary terms, this text approaches geography as experts understand the discipline, focusing on connections and an in-depth understanding of core themes. This thematic approach, informed by pedagogical research, provides students with an introduction to thinking geographically. Instead of repeating the same several themes each chapter, this text emphasizes depth over breadth by arranging each chapter around a central theme and then exploring that theme in detail as it applies to the particular region. In addition, while chapters are designed to stand alone and be rearranged or eliminated at the instructor's discretion, the theme of globalization and inequality unites all of the regions discussed. This core focus enables students to draw connections between regions and to better understand the interconnectedness of our world. Furthermore, the focus on both globalization and inequality helps demonstrate the real-world application of the concepts discussed. Colonialism, for instance, rather than a historical relict, becomes a force that has shaped geography and informs social justice. This thematic approach is also intended to facilitate active learning and would be suitable for a flipped or team-based learning-style course since it more easily integrates case studies and higher-order thinking than the traditional model.

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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 World Literature I: Beginnings to 1650

    World Literature I: Beginnings to 1650

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    Contributors: Getty and Kwon

    Publisher: University of North Georgia Press

    License: CC BY-SA

    This peer-reviewedWorld Literature Ianthology includes introductory text and images before each series of readings. Sections of the text are divided bytimeperiod in three parts: the Ancient World, Middle Ages, and Renaissance, and then divided into chapters by location.

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    Read more about Compact Anthology of World Literature

    Compact Anthology of World Literature

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    Contributors: Getty and Kwon

    Publisher: University of North Georgia Press

    License: CC BY-SA

    A world literature class may be the first place that some students have encountered European works, let alone non-Western texts. The emphasis in this anthology, therefore, is on non-Western and European works, with only the British authors who were the most influential to European and non-Western authors (such as Shakespeare, whose works have influenced authors around the world to the present day). In a world literature class, there is no way that a student can be equally familiar with all of the societies, contexts, time periods, cultures, religions, and languages that they will encounter; even though the works presented here are translated, students will face issues such as unfamiliar names and parts of the story (such as puns) that may not translate well or at all. Since these stories are rooted in their cultures and time periods, it is necessary to know the basic context of each work to understand the expectations of the original audience.

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    Read more about Global Women's Issues: Women in the World Today, extended version

    Global Women's Issues: Women in the World Today, extended version

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    Contributors: Aragon and Miller

    Publisher: BCcampus

    License: CC BY

    We cannot solve global challenges unless women participate fully in efforts to find solutions. Female participation in the private sector is a crucial economic driver for societies worldwide. Economic security benefits every facet of a woman's life, with positive effects on the health, education and vitality of families. Learn about women who are changing their societies for the better. This book is based on the twelve critical areas of concern identified in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995: The burden of poverty on women, unequal access to education and training, inequalities and inadequacies in and unequal access to health care and related services, violence against women, the effects of armed or other kinds of conflict on women, including those living under foreign occupation, inequality in economic structures and policies, inequality between men and women in the sharing of power and decision-making at all levels, insufficient mechanisms at all levels to promote the advancement of women, lack of respect for and inadequate promotion and protection of the human rights of women, stereotyping of women and inequality in women's access to and participation in all communication systems, especially in the media, gender inequalities in the management of natural resources and in the safeguarding of the environment, and persistent discrimination against and violation of the rights of the girl child. This extended version of Global Women's Issues: Women in the World Today includes, for each chapter, a summary, key words, multiple choice questions, discussion questions, essay questions, and a list of additional resources. Copies of the original book are also available in Arabic, Portuguese, and Spanish.

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    Read more about Laboratory Exercises in Microbiology: Discovering the Unseen World Through Hands-On Investigation

    Laboratory Exercises in Microbiology: Discovering the Unseen World Through Hands-On Investigation

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    Contributors: McLaughlin and Petersen

    Publisher: CUNY Academic Works

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    The exercises in this laboratory manual are designed to engage students in hand-on activities that reinforce their understanding of the microbial world. Topics covered include: staining and microscopy, metabolic testing, physical and chemical control of microorganisms, and immunology. The target audience is primarily students preparing for a career in the health sciences, however many of the topics would be appropriate for a general microbiology course as well.

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    Read more about The Western World: Daily Readings on Geography

    The Western World: Daily Readings on Geography

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    Contributors: Quam and Campbell

    Publisher: College of DuPage

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    In essay format, this textbook considers examples of various sub-categories of Geography in combination with five regions of the Western World.

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