Faculty of Arts and Science – Social Sciences
Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research
This textbook provides a process for academic research and writing, from formulating your research question to selecting good information and using it effectively in your research assignments.
Conventions 101: A Functional Approach to Teaching (and Assessing!) Grammar and Punctuation
This is a collection of cumulative units of study for conventional errors common in student writing. It zeroes in problems typically seen in writing of all types, from the eternal “there/they’re/their” struggle to correct colon use. Units are organized from most simple to most challenging.
Includes: examples, worksheets.
Creating Online Learning Experiences
This book looks at issues that comprise the online learning experience creation process. It is meant for for new and experienced designers alike, whether creating traditional online courses, open learning experiences, or anything in between.
Doing Research – A Student’s Guide to Finding and Using the Best Sources
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.
Includes: activities, short quizzes.
Introduction to Curriculum for Early Childhood Education
This textbook is an introduction to planning curriculum for young children.
Includes: reflection questions, planning form, sample classrooms.
Mathematics for Elementary Teachers
This book aims to help readers understand elementary mathematics more deeply, gain facility with creating and using mathematical notation, develop a habit of looking for reasons and creating mathematical explanations, and become more comfortable exploring unfamiliar mathematical situations.
Includes: activities, examples, problem banks.
Teaching in a Digital Age
The textbook has been positively-reviewed and translated into many languages. It examines the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in an age when everyone is using technology. A framework and a set of guidelines are suggested for making decisions about teaching, while understanding that every subject is different, and every teacher and instructor has something unique and special to bring to their teaching.
Includes: scenarios, activities.
The Information Literacy User’s Guide: An Open, Online Textbook
This textbook introduces students to critical concepts of information literacy as defined for the information-infused and technology-rich environment in which they find themselves.
Includes: case studies, scenarios, exercises, interactive quizzes.