Strategies for Academic Success

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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.

 

Knowing Home: Braiding Indigenous Science with Western Science

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“Knowing Home attempts to capture the creative vision of Indigenous scientific knowledge and technology that is derived from an ecology of a home place. The traditional wisdom component of Indigenous Science—the values and ways of decision-making—assists humans in their relationship with each other, the land and water, and all of creation. Indigenous perspectives have the potential to give insight and guidance to the kind of environmental ethics and deep understanding that we must gain as we attempt to solve the increasingly complex problems of the 21st century.”

The Art of Community

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The critically acclaimed The Art of Community by Jono Bacon and published by O’Reilly brings together over a decade of experience in growing, empowering, and leading communities to success.

The book includes coverage of:

Build Community Strategy
Build an effective strategic plan the focusing on growth, collaboration, and meeting stakeholder requirements.

Create Awesome Collaboration
Coverage of infrastructure, communication, processes and building an effective collaborative on-ramp.

Build Excitement and Participation
Learn how to get people excited and motivated about your community and goals using a variety of approaches, techniques, and media.

Use Social Media Effectively
Use social media to grow awareness and active involvement, while avoiding the pitfalls of this growing trend.

Get People Together To Create
Learn how to organize and run community events, including conferences, summits, and sprints.

Solidify Capable Governance
Discover how to plan your governance infrastructure, codify it, and ensure your leaders are motivated and effective.

Effective Community Management
Learn how to hire a community manager, plan their work, and ensure they are reliable yet inventive at building stunning community.

Learn From The Best
The book also includes interviews with established community leaders across a range of disciplines and industries.

Project Management for Instructional Designers

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Project Management for Instructional Designers (PM4ID) is – as the name suggests – a book about project management tailored specifically for instructional designers. This book is a revise / remix of a pre-existing, openly licensed project management textbook which was donated to the commons by a benefactor that desires to be attributed as Anonymous.

InTech Open Access Science Books and Research

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InTech is a pioneer and world’s largest multidisciplinary open access publisher of books covering the fields of Science, Technology and Medicine. Since 2004, InTech has collaborated with more than 85545 authors and published 2315 books and 7 journals with the aim of providing free online access to high-quality research and helping leading academics to make their work visible and accessible to diverse new audiences around the world.

Internet Archive: Ebook and Texts Archive

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The Internet Archive’s site OpenLibrary provides an interface to download free books and texts published on archive.org and links to other online book collections. The Internet Archive Text Archive contains a wide range of fiction, popular books, children’s books, historical texts and academic books.