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    Read more about Interpersonal Communication: A Mindful Approach to Relationships

    Interpersonal Communication: A Mindful Approach to Relationships

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    Contributors: Wrench, Punyanunt-Carter, and Thweatt

    Publisher: Milne Open Textbooks

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Interpersonal Communication: A Mindful Approach to Relationships helps readers examine their own one-on-one communicative interactions using a mindfulness lens. The writing team of Jason S. Wrench, Narissra M. Punyanunt-Carter, and Katherine Thweatt incorporates the latest communication theory and research to help students navigate everyday interpersonal interactions. The 14 chapters in this book cover topics typically taught in an undergraduate interpersonal communication course: family interactions, interpersonal dynamics, language, listening, nonverbal communication, and romantic relationships, as well as exploring emerging areas such as self-compassion, body positivity, friendships, and “the dark side”. The writing takes on a purposefully informal tone to engage readers. Each chapter is broken into different sections that have unique instructional outcomes, key takeaways, and exercises, and concludes with real-world case studies and sample quiz questions. Also included is an extensive glossary with over 350 definitions.

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    Read more about Doing Research

    Doing Research

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    Contributor: Brinkerhoff

    Publisher: Kwantlen Polytechnic University

    License: CC BY

    A modules-based approach to learning research skills that emphasizes the reflective nature of information discovery, the contextual basis for evaluating that information, and a recognition that information has value.

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    Read more about University 101: Study, Strategize and Succeed

    University 101: Study, Strategize and Succeed

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    Publisher: Kwantlen Polytechnic University

    License: CC BY-SA

    Welcome to university! Whether this is your first time in post-secondary education, or whether you are returning to studies, you’re arriving with some goals you want to achieve. Perhaps you are taking a focused program to lead you into your desired career. Perhaps you are exploring courses in different areas, providing a foundation for future specialization. Wherever you are in your journey, you find yourself in a learning environment that is different from one you have experienced before.

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    Read more about Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist Identify Plants and Plant Requirements

    Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist Identify Plants and Plant Requirements

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    Contributor: Nakano

    Publisher: Kwantlen Polytechnic University

    License: CC BY

    Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist Identify Plants and Plant Requirements is an adaptation of KPU HORT 1155 Introduction to Plant Materials Lecture Notes. It is an editable, open access learning resource with interactive web based experiences customized for horticulture students studying plant identification.

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    Read more about Succeeding at Your Internship: A Handbook Written for and with Students

    Succeeding at Your Internship: A Handbook Written for and with Students

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    Contributors: Mruk and Moor

    Publisher: Bowling Green State University Libraries

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    There are several textbooks for students whose majors include internships in human services, broadly defi­­­ned, such as case management, counseling, criminal justice, and social work. Most of these books are written in an academic format. Typically, it involves an introduction to a theoretical orientation that concerns working with others followed by a series of chapters devoted to learning professional skills associated with a given discipline. This approach is fine, as far as it goes, but also has two drawbacks. One is that the texts are usually sold by main stream publishers, which means they are expensive. Another is that they seldom address what might be described as the experiential dimension of the internship that most beginners face on their own. This new book addresses both concerns. The fact that it is offered as a free text addresses the first issue, of course, but the second one requires a new approach. It began with asking students to talk about what they experienced when going through their first internship and what they would tell others about how to make it a successful one. That work led to a structured narrative about basic practical topics, such as finding an internship, getting started there, making effective use of supervision, understanding ethics, appreciating cultural diversity, becoming competent, and completing the internship. The text includes descriptions, suggestions, and exercises. It may be used as either a primary course text or, due to its relative brevity, a supplemental one. Although the lead editor is an experienced clinician and professor who has supervised internships for a variety of human services majors over many years, the book was written with and for students to make it more readable and more useful.

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    Read more about Geological Structures: a Practical Introduction

    Geological Structures: a Practical Introduction

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    Contributors: Waldron and Snyder

    Publisher: Open Education Alberta

    License: CC BY-NC

    This manual is about structures that occur within the Earth’s crust. Structures are the features that allow geologists to figure out how parts of the Earth have changed position, orientation, size and shape over time. This work requires careful observation and measurements of features at the surface of the Earth, and deductions about what’s below the surface. The practical skills you will learn in this course form the foundation for much of what is known about the history of the Earth, and are important tools for exploring the subsurface. They are essential for Earth scientists of all kinds.

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    Read more about Financial Management for Small Businesses: Financial Statements & Present Value Models

    Financial Management for Small Businesses: Financial Statements & Present Value Models

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    Contributors: Robinson, Hanson, and Black

    Publisher: Michigan State University

    License: CC BY

    This book is for those whose financial management focus is on small businesses. For you, we adapt the traditional financial management themes emphasized in corporate financial management courses to meet the needs of small businesses.

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    Read more about The Joy of Cryptography

    The Joy of Cryptography

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    Contributor: Rosulek

    Publisher: Oregon State University

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    The pedagogical approach is anchored in formal definitions/proof of security, but in a way that I believe is more accessible than what is "traditional" in crypto. All security definitions are written in a unified and simplified "game-based" style. For an example of what security definitions look like in this style, see the index of security definitions (which will make more sense after reading chapters 2 & 4).

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    Read more about A Primer for Computational Biology

    A Primer for Computational Biology

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    Contributor: O'Neil

    Publisher: Oregon State University

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    A Primer for Computational Biology aims to provide life scientists and students the skills necessary for research in a data-rich world. The text covers accessing and using remote servers via the command-line, writing programs and pipelines for data analysis, and provides useful vocabulary for interdisciplinary work. The book is broken into three parts:

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    Read more about The ELC: An Early Childhood Learning Community at Work

    The ELC: An Early Childhood Learning Community at Work

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    Contributors: Bridge, Melita, and Roiger

    Publisher: Open SUNY

    License: CC BY-NC

    The ELC professional development model was designed to improve the quality of teacher candidates’ Practicum field placements and align teaching in field placements with Learning Standards used in the teacher education program.

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