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All of the books listed here are open access, and most have been published with Creative Commons licenses which permit anyone to freely revise and redistribute the content. If you are staff at Utopos University and would like to create or adopt an open access textbook, please consult our Open Textbook Fund for more information about funding options.

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Inclusive Pedagogies

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): Christina Page, Seanna Takacs, Jennifer Hardwick

Editor(s): Christina Page

Subject(s): Educational strategies and policy: inclusion

Publisher: Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Last updated: 13/02/2024

Building on the principles explored in Foundations of Intercultural Teaching, this resource introduces educators to educational strategies that can foster more inclusive, equitable, and just classroom environments.  Practices focus on creating classroom environments that support the needs of diverse learners, while at the same time creating an enhanced learning environment for all.  Topics include:

  • Defining inclusive teaching practices.
  • Applying a systematic approach to making implicit cultural and disciplinary knowledge explicit.
  • Using the academic literacies model to support student development in reading, writing, and digital literacies.
  • Supporting multilingual student writing.
  • Facilitating diverse student teams.
  • Creating inclusive online learning environments.
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Northern and Indigenous Health and Healthcare

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

Author(s): Alise Lamoreaux, Bente Norbye, Heather Exner-Pirot, Lorna Butler

Editor(s): Bente Norbye, Heather Exner-Pirot, Lorna Butler

Subject(s): The Arts

Last updated: 25/01/2024

The provision of northern health care entails many unique challenges and circumstances that are rarely represented in mainstream health sciences education. This open access, online resource consists of 38 short chapters from a variety of experts, academics, and practitioners in northern and Indigenous health and health care from around the Circumpolar North  on the following themes:

  • Health issues in northern and Indigenous communities
  • Health systems and governance
  • The social determinants of health in northern and Indigenous communities
  • Culture and health
  • Professional practice in rural/remote/isolated communities

The learning objectives for this OpenEd textbook include:

  • Understanding the unique healthcare needs and professional responsibilities that result from remoteness and population sparsity;
  • Identifying the social, environmental and cultural aspects of a community that inform and impact care needs;
  • Appreciating traditional and Indigenous medicines and approaches to healing as part of a holistic care system; and
  • Exploring the similarities and differences in northern health care across the circumpolar region.
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Northern and Indigenous Health and Healthcare

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   French

Author(s): Heather Exner-Pirot, Bente Norbye, Lorna Butler

Editor(s): Heather Exner-Pirot, Bente Norbye, Lorna Butler

Last updated: 24/10/2023

The provision of northern health care entails many unique challenges and circumstances that are rarely represented in mainstream health sciences education. This open access, online resource consists of 38 short chapters from a variety of experts, academics, and practitioners in northern and Indigenous health and health care from around the Circumpolar North  on the following themes:

  • Health issues in northern and Indigenous communities
  • Health systems and governance
  • The social determinants of health in northern and Indigenous communities
  • Culture and health
  • Professional practice in rural/remote/isolated communities

The learning objectives for this OpenEd textbook include:

  • Understanding the unique healthcare needs and professional responsibilities that result from remoteness and population sparsity;
  • Identifying the social, environmental and cultural aspects of a community that inform and impact care needs;
  • Appreciating traditional and Indigenous medicines and approaches to healing as part of a holistic care system; and
  • Exploring the similarities and differences in northern health care across the circumpolar region.
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OER Activity Sourcebook

CC BY (Attribution)  36 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Naomi Salmon

Editor(s): Naomi Salmon

Last updated: 22/10/2023

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The OER Starter Kit

CC BY (Attribution)  12 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Abbey Elder

Subject(s): ,

Publisher: Iowa State University Digital Press

Last updated: 21/10/2023

This starter kit has been created to provide instructors with an introduction to the use and creation of open educational resources (OER). The text is broken into five sections: Getting Started, Copyright, Finding OER, Teaching with OER, and Creating OER. Each chapter is accompanied with learning objectives and most chapters feature interactive elements and opportunities for readers to engage with the text. Although some chapters contain more advanced content, the starter kit is primarily intended for users who are entirely new to Open Education.

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Essentials of Linguistics

CC BY-SA (Attribution ShareAlike)  49 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Catherine Anderson

Subject(s): Linguistics

Publisher: McMaster University

Last updated: 17/10/2023

This Open Educational Resource (OER) brings together Open Access content from around the web and enhances it with dynamic video lectures about the core areas of theoretical linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics), supplemented with discussion of psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic findings. Essentials of Linguistics is suitable for any beginning learner of linguistics but is primarily aimed at the Canadian learner, focusing on Canadian English for learning phonetic transcription, and discussing the status of Indigenous languages in Canada. Drawing on best practices for instructional design, Essentials of Linguistics is suitable for blended classes, traditional lecture classes, and for self-directed learning. No prior knowledge of linguistics is required.
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Analytical Methods in Geosciences

CC BY-SA (Attribution ShareAlike)  20 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Elizabeth Johnson, Juhong Christie Liu

Subject(s): Geology, geomorphology and the lithosphere, Analytical chemistry

Last updated: 16/10/2023

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Introduction to Community Psychology (clone for demo)

CC BY (Attribution)  38 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Leonard A. Jason, Olya Glantsman, Jack F. O'Brien, Kaitlyn N. Ramian (Editors)

Subject(s): Psychology

Last updated: 15/10/2023

This textbook will show you how to comprehensively analyze, investigate, and address escalating problems of economic inequality, violence, substance abuse, homelessness, poverty, and racism. It will provide you with perspectives and tools to partner with community members and organizations to promote a fair and equitable allocation of resources and opportunities. Please email us at openaccesscptextbook@gmail.com with any feedback or to request downloadable versions of the chapter lecture slides and quizzes for instructor use.
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Be Prepared! Everything you should know for 1st year Chemistry

CC BY (Attribution)  30 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Andrew Vreugdenhil, Kelly Wright

Last updated: 13/10/2023

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Foundations of Neuroscience

Ontario Commons License  3 H5P Activities    English (United Kingdom)

Author(s): Steel Wagstaff

Institution(s): University of Cambridge, Victoria University of Wellington, University of Galway, Dundalk Institute of Technology

Last updated: 12/10/2023