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Biology 2e for Biol 111 and Biol 112 book cover

Biology 2e for Biol 111 and Biol 112

CC BY (Attribution)  97 H5P Activities    English (Canada)

Author(s): Mary Ann Clark, Jung Choi, Matthew Douglas

Editor(s): Maryann Burbidge, jperry

Subject(s): Biology, life sciences

Institution(s): St. Francis Xavier University

Last updated: 27/03/2023

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Building Relationships With Business Communication

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  127 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: 19/03/2023

Building Relationships With Business Communication is aimed at first-year students of Commerce. The book presents material from Business Communication for Success [Author removed at request of original publisher]; Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers by Mike Caulfield; 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; 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!

Cape Breton University Occupational Health and Safety Management book cover

Cape Breton University Occupational Health and Safety Management

All Rights Reserved   English

Author(s): dcockcroft

Last updated: 28/02/2023

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

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)  10 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Lindsey MacCallum

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

Last updated: 17/02/2023

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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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: 09/02/2023

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Academic Integrity Handbook

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  52 H5P Activities    English (Canada)

Author(s): Donnie Calabrese, Emma Russell, Jasmine Hoover, Tammy Byrne

Subject(s): Writing and editing guides

Publisher: Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Adapted version Cape Breton University

Last updated: 23/01/2023

Original version attribution to: Ulrike Kestler. Revised version by: Donnie Calabrese, Emma Russell, Jasmine Hoover and Tammy Byrne.
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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

Last updated: 14/01/2023

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.

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Foundations of Public Relations: Canadian Edition

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  17 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Department of Communication Studies

Subject(s): Public relations

Last updated: 17/10/2022

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Introduction to the Library and Library Research

CC BY (Attribution)  3 H5P Activities    English

Subject(s): Library and information services, Nursing, Research and information: general

Institution(s): St. Francis Xavier University

Last updated: 05/10/2022

This series open access book introduces nursing students to library services and library research skills.
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Thinking Critically About Classrooms and Income Inequality

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English (Canada)

Subject(s): Education

Institution(s): Mount Saint Vincent University

Publisher: Mount Saint Vincent University Library

Last updated: 28/09/2022

Income disparity within and among school districts in Canada makes it difficult to fulfill public education’s promise of equitable schooling experiences for all students.  As educators, we must examine, carefully and critically, the impacts of socioeconomic status and social class on and for parents and children in the day-to-day processes and expectations of schooling.

Students and teachers bring to the classroom experience various cultures, races, identities, orientations, genders, socio-economic classes, religious or spiritual affiliations, abilities, language backgrounds, etc., and it is our job as teachers to teach all of our students to the best of our ability, not just the kids who look like us, talk like us, pray like us, or come from the same communities that we do.

This book discusses the ways that some students may experience school, with a focus on how some schooling practices rest on assumptions being made about students’ financial abilities to engage fully. Simply put, many students do not have the financial ability to fully participate in some school activities, ranging from not having internet and computer access to complete homework assignments, to food insecurity at home, to lack of access to “material or cultural goods” that often form the basis of classroom practices. We offer some analysis of how these factors may impact students’ experiences in schools.