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Academic Integrity at Mount Saint Vincent University book cover

Academic Integrity at Mount Saint Vincent University

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  57 H5P Activities    English (Canada)

Author(s): Marisha Caswell, Lisa Crowell, Christine Drew, Clare Goulet, Sarah Jacques, Lindsey MacCallum, Kelsey MacGillivray, Meagan Pottie, Jennifer Rizwan, Denyse Rodrigues

Subject(s): Library and information services

Institution(s): Mount Saint Vincent University

Publisher: Mount Saint Vincent University

Last updated: 04/07/2024

After working through the Academic Integrity pressbook, students will be able to explain the six fundamental values of academic integrity, identify unethical academic behaviours, and will be familiar with the university’s policy and procedures for academic integrity violations. They will have developed an understanding of plagiarism as a form of misrepresentation, will be able to describe how citations work and will be aware of quoting and paraphrasing properly. Students will be able to explain the university services available to them if they need assistance with their work.

Original version attribution to:

Academic Integrity by Ulrike Kestler. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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Digital Media Essays for Research and Communication

CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives)  1 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Luca Dinu, Paul De Decker

Editor(s): Luca Dinu, Paul De Decker

Subject(s): Digital, video and new media arts, Education

Institution(s): Memorial University of Newfoundland

Last updated: 04/07/2024

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Building Relationships With Business Communication

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  154 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Linda Macdonald

Editor(s): Linda Macdonald

Subject(s): Business communication and presentation, Language learning for business, professional and vocational, Communication studies, Language learning: writing skills

Publisher: Dalhousie University Libraries Digital Editions

Last updated: 23/06/2024

Building Relationships With Business Communication is aimed at first-year students of Commerce. The book presents material adapted from various open access textbooks including Business Communication for Success [Author removed at request of original publisher]; ; Business Presentation Skills by Lucinda Atwood and Christian Westin; Professional Communications by Jordan Smith, Melissa Ashman, eCampusOntario, Brian Dunphy, Andrew Stracuzzi; and APA Style Citation Tutorial by Sarah Adams and Debbie Feisst. This material is supplemented with new material on personal and social identity; rhetorical listening; visual rhetoric; analytical report writing; inclusive language; storytelling; and territorial Land Acknowledgments. The principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion are woven throughout the textbook. Interactive H5P content enhances the student experience.

Part I includes chapters on developing business relationships. The first two chapters explain the importance of effective business communication and the responsibilities the students will have as business communicators.  Next, students consider the ways in which the communication context, the purpose of the message, the audience for the communication, and the channel of communication impact their writing or presenting strategy. The final chapter of Part 1 considers the importance of inclusive language in developing and maintaining business relationships.

Part 2 presents tools for effective communication and primarily focuses on rhetoric. Rhetorical listening and visual rhetoric are often overlooked elements of persuasion. These strategies are discussed as well as the classical rhetorical strategies of logos, ethos, and pathos.

Part 3 focuses on preparing and delivering business presentations. This section addresses speech anxiety, ways to alleviate this anxiety through clear presentation structures, and the importance of storytelling in engaging an audience.

Part 4 concerns written forms of communication including email, memos, letters, and reports. Techniques to develop and maintain a positive audience relationship are addressed throughout. An additional resource on APA Style referencing is provided in Part 5.

INSTRUCTORS: If you adopt Building Relationships with Business Communication in part or in whole, as a core or supplemental resource, please report your adoption to Thank you!

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Applied Ethics Primer

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)  11 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Letitia Meynell, Clarisse Paron

Subject(s): Educational: Philosophy and ethics, Ethics and moral philosophy

Institution(s): Dalhousie University

Publisher: Dalhousie University Libraries Digital Editions

Last updated: 22/04/2024

Every applied ethics course requires some brief introduction to ethical theory and philosophical reasoning. Without this, applied ethics courses risk merely teaching students how to rationalize their prejudices and preferences rather than teaching them how to critically assess and engage in ethical decision-making. At the same time, spending too much time on normative ethical theory can take precious course time away from the applied issues that are the focus of the course.

The Applied Ethics Primer offers a concise intoduction to both basic argumentation and normative ethics that can be integrated into any applied ethics course. The primer provides the basic conceptual tools needed to analyze ethical positions, identify ethical problems, and assess arguments, all without assuming any prior knowledge of ethics or argumentation theory. The concepts discussed reflect the normative concepts that ground most professional ethics codes and debates in applied ethics. At the same time, the content is global, drawing on ethical theories and practices from Asia, Africa, Europe, and Indigenous traditions of North America, as well as feminist theory.

Part I introduces the ethical question—what should I do?—and how to address it. The first chapter alerts readers to the role of emotions in moral responses and the importance of reflection. This grounds a brief discussion of disagreement that leads to the second chapter on reason and argument. Here we introduce argument analysis and offer advice on how to engage in productive debates and the importance of public reasons.

Part II constitutes the main body of the primer—the ethical lenses. The first chapter focuses on consequences, presenting both the ideas of Mozi and act and rule utilitarianism. We then turn to a focus on action, with a discussion of duties based on social role, past action, and reason alone, which draw from a passage in the Bhagavad Gita, the work of W.D. Ross, and Kantian deontology, respectively. The chapter that focuses on character (and virtue) addresses both Aristotle’s eudaimonism and Buddhist ethics, particularly emphasizing the root poisons and the eightfold path. The last main chapter in this part addresses ethical approaches that focus on relations, looking at feminist ideas about personal and political relationships (with a nod to Kongfuzi), before turning to African communal ethics, captured by the concept of ubuntu, and the all my relations and seven generations teachings from the philosophies of the first nations of what settlers call North America. The part on ethical lenses is followed by a brief part that addresses a couple of important ethical ideas that cannot be captured by any given lens. Here we introduce the concept of ahimsa  (or non-violence), which reflects all of the lenses equally, and the concept of rights that cannot adequately be captured by any of them.

The final part addresses self-regarding attitudes, such as rational self-interest—which is shown to ground social contract theory—as well as biases like exceptionalism and moral licensing. We end this section with a discussion of helpful heuristics and conclude the primer with an emphasis on the importance of careful reflection and argumentation for ethical decision-making.

The primer has several pedagogical tools, including a set of recommended readings at the end of the chapters that address substantive ethical theories, a set of “Stop and think” reflective excercises throughout the primer, and brief self-quizzes at the end of each chapter. The appendix includes a set of tips for reading philosophy and a critical thinking worksheet. There is also a glossary for key terms. We also provide support for how to cite the primer and how to pronounce some of the unfamiliar terms.

A print version of this book is available from Broadview Press.

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Transforming Practice: Learning Equity, Learning Excellence

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  3 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Social Equity Working Group Curriculum Committee

Editor(s): Corrie Melanson

Subject(s): Educational strategies and policy: inclusion

Last updated: 05/03/2024

This publication contains learning modules designed for both faculty and professional staff in Nova Scotia post secondary institutions, addressing topics like Universal Design for Learning, Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Learning Equity.

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Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research, 1st Canadian Edition

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)  11 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Lindsey MacCallum

Subject(s): Research and information: general, Information retrieval and access

Last updated: 05/10/2023

Chapters cover developing research questions, understanding types of sources, searching for information, evaluating sources, and avoiding plagiarism. Each chapter includes self-quizzes and activities to reinforce core concepts and help you apply them.

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OER Toolkit

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  1 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Jason Loxton, Kim Mears, Victoria Volkanova, Amanda Tiller-Hackett

Last updated: 27/09/2023

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Business Computer Applications

CC BY (Attribution)  6 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Amy Savoury, Abigail Rusu, Joy Perrin

Editor(s): Jessica Parsons, Aleta Butler, Andrea Long, Heather Maye, Jennifer Evans, Amy Ledgerwood, Aynslie Croney

Subject(s): Word processing software, Office and workplace, Business applications, Spreadsheet software, Presentation graphics software

Institution(s): New Brunswick Community College

Publisher: NBCC

Last updated: 25/09/2023

This book introduces students to Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The text covers basic concepts of creating word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation materials for the workplace.

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Business Information Skills Certificate (BISC): Research Guide

CC BY (Attribution)  42 H5P Activities    English (Canada)

Author(s): Leanne Wells, Sally Armstrong, Jeannie Bail

Editor(s): Jeannie Bail, Sally Armstrong

Subject(s): Research and information: general, Business and Management, Reference, Information and Interdisciplinary subjects, Research methods: general, Library and information services

Institution(s): University of New Brunswick

Last updated: 25/09/2023

The Business Information Skills Certificate (BISC) Research Guide is designed to:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of the unique nature of business information
  • Improve awareness and use of library-subscribed business databases
  • Introduce more effective ways to locate company and industry information using library databases
  • Increase understanding of thinking critically about business information and its sources
  • Encourage the effective and ethical use of business information
  • Save time in locating quality business information
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Accessible Teaching and Learning

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Author(s): Nova Scotia Post-Secondary Accessibility Working Group

Subject(s): Education

Last updated: 24/07/2023