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Educational Psychology
Author: Lumen Learning
Source: SUNY OER Services Lumen Catalog
Type: Course
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This course teaches educators how to handle the many psychological struggles of today’s day and age as a educator. Topics such as student diversity, students with special educational needs, and student motivation will be covered to provide educators with the tools they need to help their students achieve success.
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Educational Psychology
Author: Kelvin Seifert and Rosemary Sutton
Source: Open NYS Lumen Courses
Type: Course
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Foundations of Education
Author: Jacqueline M. DiSanto, Hostos Community College
Source: Open NYS Lumen Courses
Type: Course
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Complexities, Capacities, Communities: Changing Development Narratives in Early Childhood Education, Care and Development
Author: Alan Pence, Allison Benner
Source: BC Campus
Type: Textbook
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The term ‘capacity building’ has come into common usage in twenty-first century international development. While the term means different things to different people, it is often used to describe an infusion of knowledge or skills to help ‘build’ a government’s or institution’s ability to address key development challenges. However, like other well intentioned interventions from the industrialized West, such ‘capacity building’ can have destructive, as well as productive, impacts. This volume problematizes such activities and presents an alternative approach to promoting capacity in development contexts. The volume starts with an exploration of the concept of capacity building and goes on to focus on two examples of capacity promotion for early childhood education, care and development (ECD). The First Nations Partnerships Program (FNPP), an innovative and successful post-secondary education program initiated in 1989 at the request of a large tribal council in northern Canada, led to 10 educational deliveries with diverse Indigenous communities over the subsequent two decades. The second program, launched in 1994 at the request of UNICEF headquarters, focuses on sub-Saharan Africa. While the program encompasses a range of capacity-promoting activities, the central vehicle for this ECD development work is the Early Childhood Development Virtual University (ECDVU), a program created in 2001 and now in transition to African universities. This book describes approaches to capacity promotion that respond to the complexities and possibilities of communities—at local and country levels. These initiatives challenge established developmental narratives in ECD and international development, and in so doing provide alternative ways for scholars and practitioners in ECD, education, and the broad international development field to enhance capacities.
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Education and Career Planning Open Course
Author: Mary Shier, College of the Rockies, Allison Schubert, Vancouver Community College
Source: BC Campus
Type: Textbook
License: Attribution
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This online course, Education and Career Planning, is a unique open course which is the result of a collaboration between 7 colleges and BCcampus Open Education. It is at the provincial ABE level (grade 12 equivalent) and can be used as an elective course towards the BC Adult Grad Diploma. It enables colleges to offer the course on their platforms, use their own instructors, and earn their own FTE’s. The course includes learning modules, student activities and assignments. The goal of Career Planning is to enhance the life and employment readiness skills of adult learners. Students will be prepared to pursue occupational and educational goals in a changing and diverse world. The topics include career exploration, communication skills, personal awareness, living skills, job search, interpersonal skills, and career management. The course can be downloaded into a learning management system such as Moodle or Desire2Learn using the files available below. The Common Cartridge file can be used for LMS systems other than D2L and Moodle. If you are need help importing the file, contact the IT support at your instutution. Gina Bennett, Instructional Designer, and Gordon Shier, Lead Illustrator.
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Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students
Author: Linda Frederiksen, Sue F. Phelps; Washington State University Vancouver
Source: BC Campus
Type: Textbook
License: Attribution
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Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students is an open textbook designed for students in graduate-level nursing and education programs. Its intent is to recognize the significant role the literature review plays in the research process and to prepare students for the work that goes into writing one. Developed for new graduate students and novice researchers just entering into the work of a chosen discipline, each of the eight chapters covers a component of the literature review process. Students will learn how to form a research question, search existing literature, synthesize results and write the review. The book contains examples, checklists, supplementary materials, and additional resources. Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students is written by two librarians with expertise guiding students through research and writing assignments,
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Educational Psychology
Author: Kelvin Seifert, University of Manitoba, Rosemary Sutton, Cleveland State University
Publisher: Saylor Foundation
Source: Open Textbook Library
Type: Textbook
License: Attribution
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Chapters in the text can be assigned either from beginning to end, as with a conventional printed book, or they can be selected in some other sequence to meet the needs of particular students or classes. In general the first half of the book focuses on broader questions and principles taken from psychology per se, and the second half focuses on somewhat more practical issues of teaching. But the division between “theory” and “practice” is only approximate; all parts of the book draw on research, theory, and practical wisdom wherever appropriate. Chapter 2 is about learning theory, and Chapter 3 is about development; but as we point out, these topics overlap with each other as well as with the concerns of daily teaching. Chapter 4 is about several forms of student diversity (what might be called individual differences in another context), and Chapter 5 is about one form of diversity that has become prominent in schools recently—students with disabilities. Chapter 6 is about motivation, a topic that is heavily studied by psychological researchers, but that also poses perennial challenges to classroom teachers. Following these somewhat more basic psychological chapters, we turn to several lasting challenges of classroom life—challenges that seem to be an intrinsic part of the job. Chapter 7 offers ideas about classroom management; Chapter 8, ideas about communicating with students; Chapter 9, about ways to assist students' complex forms of thinking; and Chapter 10, about planning instruction systematically. The book closes with two chapters about assessment of learning: Chapter 11 focuses on teachers' own efforts to assess students, and Chapter 12 focuses on standardized measures of assessment. We have organized material and features in ways that we hope will allow for a variety of students, instructors, and institutions to use the book. For instructors and courses that seek a strong focus on research and the research process, for example, we have included an extra “chapter” on research methods—Appendix C, “The Reflective Practitioner”—that discusses the nature of research and the research process. We have also included a set of research-related case studies in Appendix B, “Deciding for yourself about the research”, that describe a number of particular educational research programs or topics in detail and that invite students to reflect on the quality and implications of the research. Whether or not a strong focus on research is a priority in your particular course, there are additional features of the book that are intended to help students in learning about educational psychology. In particular, each chapter ends with a “Chapter summary”, a list of “Key terms”, and links to Internet sites (called “Further resources”) relevant to the themes of the chapter. One of the sites that is cited frequently and that may be particularly helpful to instructors is the teachingedpsych wiki (http://teachingedpsych.wikispaces.com/), an archive of hundreds of teaching and learning materials that supports the teaching of introductory educational psychology. Teachingedpsych is a project of the Special Interest Group on the Teaching of Educational Psychology (TEP SIG), affiliated with the American Educational Research Association. All in all, we hope that you find Educational Psychology a useful and accessible part of your education. If you are preparing to be a teacher, good luck with your studies and your future! If you are an instructor, good luck with helping your students learn about this subject!
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Writing Programs Worldwide: Profiles of Academic Writing in Many Places
Author: Chris Thaiss, University of California, Davis, Gerd Bräuer, University of Education, Paula Carlino, University of Buenos Aires, Lisa Ganobcsik-Williams, Coventry University, Aparna Sinha, University of California, Davis
Publisher: WAC Clearinghouse
Source: Open Textbook Library
Type: Textbook
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Emerging from the International WAC/WID Mapping Project, this collection of essays is meant to inform decision-making by teachers, program managers, and college/university administrators considering how writing can most appropriately be defined, managed, funded, and taught in the places where they work. Writing Programs Worldwide offers an important global perspective to the growing research literature in the shaping of writing programs. The authors of its program profiles show how innovators at a diverse range of universities on six continents have dealt creatively over many years with day-to-day and long-range issues affecting how students across disciplines and languages grow as communicators and learners. In these profiles, we see teachers and researchers relying on colleagues and on transnational scholarship to build initiatives that are both well suited to their specific environments and can serve as regional and often global models. Their struggles and achievements offer insights to colleagues in similar locales and across borders who seek to establish, enhance, and assess their own work as designers of writing programs. An introduction and three section essays by the editors illuminate themes that inform this collection. Growing networks of initiators and scholars and survey results from the International WAC/WID Mapping Project exemplify the argument of this collection for transnational exchange and collaboration.
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Education for a Digital World: Advice, Guidelines and Effective Practice from Around Globe
Author: Sandy Hirtz, David Harper, Harvard Medical School
Publisher: BCcampus
Source: Open Textbook Library
Type: Textbook
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Education for a Digital World contains a comprehensive collection of proven strategies and tools for effective online teaching, based on the principles of learning as a social process. It offers practical, contemporary guidance to support e-learning decision-making, instructional choices, as well as program and course planning, and development. Practical advice, real-life examples, case studies, and useful resources supply in-depth perspectives about structuring and fostering socially engaging learning in an online environment. A plethora of e-learning topics provide insights, ideas, and usable tools. Tips and evidence-based theory guide administrators, program and course developers, project teams, and teachers through the development of online learning opportunities. Education for a Digital World is an indispensable guide, resource, textbook and manual for policymakers and practitioners in developing and developed countries.
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Open Research
Author: Multiple Authors, Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University
Publisher: Independent
Source: Open Textbook Library
Type: Textbook
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If you have an interest in openness, open education, research skills or want to find out more about the impact of Open Educational Resources (OER), then this resource is for you. You could be: This resource will help you explore what open research is, how you can ethically and openly share your findings so others can reuse or develop your work, and the role of reflection and open dissemination. Whilst many challenges and issues apply to all aspects of research (for example choosing an appropriate methodology), open research brings a range of different opportunities and challenges; it’s these that we are specifically interested in exploring. What can openness add to the research process?
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Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students
Author: Linda Frederiksen, Washington State University Vancouver, Sue Phelps, Washington State University Vancouver
Publisher: Rebus Community
Source: Open Textbook Library
Type: Textbook
License: Attribution
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Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students is an open textbook designed for students in graduate-level nursing and education programs. Its intent is to recognize the significant role the literature review plays in the research process and to prepare students for the work that goes into writing one. Developed for new graduate students and novice researchers just entering into the work of a chosen discipline, each of the eight chapters covers a component of the literature review process. Students will learn how to form a research question, search existing literature, synthesize results and write the review. The book contains examples, checklists, supplementary materials, and additional resources. Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students is written by two librarians with expertise guiding students through research and writing assignments, and is openly licensed.
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Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students
Author: Linda Frederiksen, Sue F. Phelps
Subject: Education
Source: Rebus Community
Type: Textbook
License: Attribution
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This open textbook is designed for students in graduate-level nursing and education programs. From developing a research question to locating and evaluating sources to writing a sample literature review using appropriate publication guidelines, readers will be guided through the process. This book has been peer-reviewed by 7 subject experts and is now available for adoption and use in courses or as a library resource. If you’d like to adopt the book, please let us know. You can view the book's Review Statement for more information about reviewers and the review process. The Accessibility Assessment for this is book is also available. If you'd like to adopt or adapt this book, please let us know.
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Online Statistics Education: A Multimedia Course of Study
Author: David Lane, lead author
Subject: Mathematics
Source: American Institute of Mathematics
Type: Textbook
License: Public Domain
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This is a collaborative effort led by David Lane of Rice University. The core material is an interactive textbook that is best used over the Internet to take advantage of the embedded questions created in JavaScript. The PDF version that can be downloaded simply shows the answers in a different font following the questions.
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Changing education paradigms
Author: Ken Robinson
Source: TED Talks
Type: Video
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