Search Resources

23 Results

View
Selected filters:
  • Higher Education
APA Style Guide
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

The standard citation style guide book for the fields of business, education, health science, public service, and social science is the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, 2010. The American Psychological Association (APA) publishes the manual. We commonly refer to it as "the APA Manual".

The business, education, health science, public service, and social science departments at IRSC recommend APA format for papers written in these fields.

Two types of citations are included in most research papers: citations within the text of the document and a list of reference citations at the end of the paper.

In-Text Citations:

The APA Manual uses the author-date citation system for in-text citations.

Reference Citations:

The sources you use in your work are included as a separate list at the end of the paper. The APA Manual suggests using the title, References, for the list.

Subject:
Higher Education
Literature and Composition
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Indian River State College
Date Added:
04/24/2019
Assembling a Geologic History
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

Through a higher-order integration of concepts and observations, students can combine information from several field labs, all discussed in the Starting Point collection, to construct an overall geologic history of the local region. This site details the learning goals, teaching notes and materials, method of assessment, and context of use of this lab. It also provides links to additional references and resources.

Subject:
Higher Education
Geology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point (SERC)
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Mary Savina
Date Added:
04/04/2019
CULA 495 Senior Internship
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

The internship process is structured to: (1) reduce the time required for interns to become “part” of their working environment; (2) ease the traditional anxiety that accompanies learning; (3) increase productivity in less time; (4) provide a structured system for strengthening and assuring assimilation of the their new organization culture; (5) increase the number and diversity of successful internship experiences; (6) increase intern-workplace collaboration; and overall, (7) increase the potential for academic success.

Your Advanced Focus
Analyze your work environment
Evaluate structure, roles and tasks
Understand their method to achieve desired results
What is working, what would you do differently - create

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Lecture Notes
Provider:
LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
Author:
William Thibodeaux
Date Added:
03/25/2020
College Success Course (COLLG 110)
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating

This course is designed to equip you with the tools to succeed during your college career. Simply attending school for many years is no guarantee that you have a clear understanding of the specific strategies needed to get what you want out of college. This course will provide the opportunity for you to learn and practice methods that will assist you in identifying and reaching your academic and career goals.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Full Course
Reading
Syllabus
Textbook
Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Provider Set:
Open Course Library
Date Added:
10/31/2011
Doing Research
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating

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.

Table of Contents
Introduction
How to Use This Tutorial
Acknowledgements
I. Part 1. Get Started on Your Research
II. Part 2. Recognize Types of Information
III. Part 3. Develop your Search Strategy
IV. Part 4. Evaluate your Sources

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Celia Brinkerhoff
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Date Added:
08/21/2020
Exploring Educational Theory
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating

This workbook offers an overview of core educational theories applied in a Higher Education praxis.Addressing such issues and dilemmas as:what is learning? what epistemological and learning theories do we use?, which psychological approaches are applied etc

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Higher Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University College Dublin
Provider Set:
UCD Teaching and Learning
Author:
David Jennings and Paul Surgenor
Date Added:
07/15/2020
Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom (FAS: WoW) introduces you to the various aspects of student and academic life on campus and prepares you to thrive as a successful college student (since there is a difference between a college student and a successful college student). Each section of FAS: WoW is framed by self-authored, true-to-life short stories from actual State University of New York (SUNY) students, employees, and alumni. The advice they share includes a variety of techniques to help you cope with the demands of college. The lessons learned are meant to enlarge your awareness of self with respect to your academic and personal goals and assist you to gain the necessary skills to succeed in college.

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/foundations-of-academic-success-words-of-wisdom

Table of Contents
The Student Experience by Kristen Mruk
Practice, Practice, Practice by Dr. Kristine Duffy
Why So Many Questions? by Fatima Rodriguez Johnson
These Are the Best Years of Your Life by Sara Vacin
With a Little Help from My Friends by Paulo Fernandes
Can You Listen to Yourself? by Yuki Sasao
Failure Is Not an Option by Nathan Wallace
Thinking Critically and Creatively by Dr. Andrew Robert Baker
Time Is on Your Side by Christopher L. Hockey
What Do You Enjoy Studying? by Dr. Patricia Munsch
Fighting for My Future Now by Amie Bernstein
Something Was Different by Jacqueline Tiermini
Transferrable by Vicki L. Brown
It's Like Online Dating by Jackie Vetrano
Learn What You Don't Want by Jamie Edwards
Conclusion

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Provider:
State University of New York
Provider Set:
OpenSUNY Textbooks
Author:
Thomas C. Priester
Date Added:
08/21/2015
The History of MIT, Spring 2011
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

This course examines the history of MIT through the lens of the broader history of science and technology, and vice versa. The course covers the founding of MIT in 1861 and goes through the present, including such topics as William Barton Rogers, educational philosophy, biographies of MIT students and professors, intellectual and organizational development, the role of science, changing laboratories and practices, and MIT's relationship with Boston, the federal government, and industry. Assignments include short papers, presentations, and final paper. A number of classes are concurrent with the MIT150 Symposia.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Philosophy
Higher Education
U.S. History
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Mindell, David
Smith, Merritt Roe
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Investigations Across the Curriculum: Reality and the Americas
Only Sharing Permitted
CC BY-NC-ND
Rating

This section examines how reality and fantasy are understood and constructed by, across, and in the Americas. Materials drawn from across the curriculum (e.g., from history, psychology, media, and communication studies) are used to question definitions of reality, fact, truth, fiction, fantasy, magical realism, myth, virtual space, reality-TV, and corporeality. Students gain the ability to defend their positions about how categories such as reality and fantasy differ and overlap.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
UMass Boston
Provider Set:
UMass Boston OpenCourseWare
Author:
Meesh McCarthy
Date Added:
04/25/2019
Learning to Learn
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating

COUNS 142 at College of the Canyons
Focuses on brain-based learning strategies that develop self-regulatory learning: discovering self-motivation; gaining self-awareness; developing emotional intelligence; employing interdependence; accepting personal responsibility; applying active listening; reading and note-taking; monitoring performance; and developing a growth mindset that believes in self. Students will combine theory and practice to become successful learners and successful college students.

Lesson 1: Successful Learning Strategies, Mindsets, & Basic Brain Facts (Plasticity)
Lesson 2: Motivation, Locus of Control, and Goal Setting
Lesson 3: Self-Regulated Learning and Student Engagement
Lesson 4: Use of Time
Lesson 5: Critical Thinking, Metacognition, and Bloom’s Taxonomy
Lesson 6: Active Listening and Note-Taking from Lectures
Lesson 7: Reading to Learn
Lesson 8: Preparing for and Taking Tests
Lesson 9: Memory and Information Processing Theory
Lesson 10: The Amazing Brain
Lesson 11: Learning Theories
Lesson 12: A Healthy Mindful Brain
Lesson 13: Managing Stress, Self-Talk, and Emotional Intelligence

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
College of the Canyons
Author:
Aivee Ortega
Anh Nguyen
Julie Hovden
Date Added:
04/30/2020
No Limits
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating

Student Success and First Year Experience are learning community courses at UTA that teach new students academic success skills to aid their transition to college. The goal of the courses is to help students identify their individual needs, determine what resources are appropriate, recognize the faculty role in their development, and formulate a plan for an actively engaged and enriched experience from campus to career. The courses will be taught by Peer Academic Leaders (PALs) and faculty, staff and/or graduate students to provide guidance, raise awareness and understanding of students' majors and help support collaborative and co-curricular opportunities available within the School/College. This open educational resource is the required textbook for both courses.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Welcome to UT Arlington
Chapter 2: About a University
Chapter 3: Campus Life - The value Added from Involvement
Chapter 4: Foundations of Academic Self-Management
Chapter 5: Self-Directed and Active Learning
Chapter 6: Avoiding the Hazards Along the Way
Chapter 7: Healthy Living
Chapter 8: Self- and Career Exploration
Chapter 9: Financial Self-Management
Chapter 10: Campus Resources

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
University of Texas at Arlington
Date Added:
06/12/2020
No Limits: Foundations and Strategies for College Success
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating

Student Success and First Year Experience are learning community courses at UTA that teach new students academic success skills to aid their transition to college. The goal of the courses is to help students identify their individual needs, determine what resources are appropriate, recognize the faculty role in their development, and formulate a plan for an actively engaged and enriched experience from campus to career. The courses will be taught by Peer Academic Leaders (PALs) and faculty, staff and/or graduate students to provide guidance, raise awareness and understanding of students' majors and help support collaborative and co-curricular opportunities available within the School/College. This open educational resource is the required textbook for both courses.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Bridgitte Barclay
Christopher Martin
Denisse Avila
Elizabeth Feranchak
Date Added:
07/11/2019
OER: A Field Guide for Academic Librarians
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating

We intend this book to act as a guide writ large for would-be champions of OER, that anyone—called to action by the example set by our chapter authors—might serve as guides themselves. The following chapters tap into the deep experience of practitioners who represent a meaningful cross section of higher education institutions in North America. It is our hope that the examples and discussions presented by our authors will facilitate connections among practitioners, foster the development of best practices for OER adoption and creation, and more importantly, lay a foundation for novel, educational excellence.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Pacific University Press
Author:
Andrew Wesolek
Anne Langley
Jonathan Lashley
Date Added:
11/30/2018
Ontario College Libraries’ OER Toolkit
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC
Rating

The OER Toolkit aims to improve equitable access to open learning resources and services to college students by providing a province-wide academic support platform for faculty to use while designing courses and assignments. The Toolkit is a one-stop guide to open educational resources, providing faculty and library staff with tools and information to understand, engage with, create, and sustain OER in their work and practice.

The Toolkit is designed to be used by anyone involved with OER at an academic institution, whether you are part of a team that is collaborating to create OER, a library staff member who is supporting OER development and use, an advocate for OER at your institution, or an instructor seeking to incorporate OER and open pedagogy in the classroom. The primary purpose of this Toolkit is to support faculty and library staff at Ontario colleges; however, it is openly available for use beyond the Ontario college community.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Module
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
College Libraries Ontario
Author:
Colleges Libraries Ontario and the Ontario Colleges Library Service in collaboration with ISKME
Date Added:
04/29/2019
SPA 101.pdf
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

This is a book written by a community college Spanish instructor. It contains explanations, examples, fill-in-the-blank activities, reading activities, writing activities and speaking activities. The grammar and vocabulary covered in this book are in line with the state-wide accepted goals and objectives for grammar at the 101 level in Arizona. If you would like an editable version of the book, or learn how to make this type of book, feel free to contact me at jared.reynolds@yc.edu.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Higher Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Textbook
Author:
Jared Reynolds
Date Added:
11/11/2019
The Science Education Initiative Handbook
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

This Handbook is based on the Science Education Initiative (SEI), a transformative initiative aimed at changing STEM teaching practices in university settings. The SEI was successfully implemented in two institutions (University of Colorado Boulder and The University of British Columbia) over a period of 10 years. The SEI centered on department-based Discipline-Based Education Specialists (DBESs), disciplinary experts with training in the science of teaching and learning who serve as catalysts of change within departments. The two SEIs have influenced the teaching of hundreds of faculty and the learning of tens of thousands of students per year by promoting the use of evidence-based teaching practices in STEM. These teaching practices are informed by research on teaching and learning, and often include some element of active learning.

This Handbook shares the accumulated wisdom of practice in how to effectively implement a model of change based on the SEI. It provides advice to the three main stakeholders in such initiatives: the initiative leaders who provide central direction and management, the departmental leaders who help lead the activities and engage faculty, and the Discipline-Based Education Specialists who partner with faculty to transform courses.

Subject:
Higher Education
Mathematics
Physical Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Chasteen Warren J Code
Stephanie V
Date Added:
04/26/2019
Strategies for Academic Success
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

Strategies for Academic Success accompanies the online first-year University of Saskatchewan Arts and Science course by the same name. The textbook has a reader-friendly format arranged to help you develop the essential skills and provide the information you need to succeed in university.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Saskatchewan
Provider Set:
Distance Education Unit
Date Added:
06/28/2017
Student Success
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating

COUNS 150 (3 units) at College of the Canyons. This course is designed for new students as a complete orientation of the responsibilities and benefits of higher education. Educational planning, goal setting, and career choices are examined. Study and life survival skills are provided to ensure a successful academic experience.

UNIT 1: SELF-AWARENESS
UNIT 2: CULTURAL DIVERSITY
UNIT 3 SELF-RESPONSIBILITY
UNIT 4: SELF-EMPOWERMENT
UNIT 5: PERSONAL PLAN OF ACTION
UNIT 6 LEARNING SKILLS

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
College of the Canyons
Author:
Anh Nguyen
Graciela Martinez
Liz Shaker
Date Added:
04/30/2020
University 101: Study, Strategize and Succeed
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-SA
Rating

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.

A good foundation for university is learning how to learn. By taking the time to read this book and work through the exercises included, you are investing in the skills that will support you in all of your classes and future learning. Successful students share a set of skills and habits in common. The good news is that these skills are not a secret; anyone can learn the skills that support successful learning. By taking some time to learn proven study strategies, you will be able to reach your learning goals, and avoid the pitfalls that can take you off-track.

Table of Contents
I. Learning in University: The Critical Skill of Metacognition
II. Plan for Success: Knowing Yourself and Setting Goals
III. Your First Week: Getting Organized and Finding Resources
IV. Manage Your Time: Study Strategies for Busy Students
V. Learn From Lectures and Texts
VI. Study Smart – Use Powerful Strategies to Remember, Understand and Apply
VII. Get Those Projects Done
VIII. Get Ready for Exams
IX. Evaluate and Move Ahead

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Kwantlen Polytechnic University Learning Centres
Date Added:
08/21/2020