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.”

ChemWiki: The Dynamic Chemistry E-textbook

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The ChemWiki is a collaborative approach toward chemistry education where an Open Access textbook environment is constantly being written and re-written by students and faculty members resulting in a free Chemistry textbook to supplant conventional paper-based books. The development of the ChemWiki is currently directed by UC Davis Professor Delmar Larsen.

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.

Media Studies 101 ~ A Creative Commons Textbook

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This text is beta v1 of the Media 101 Text – a collaborately curated text for media and communication studies students in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific. A group of academics and librarians across Australia and New Zealand got together at their respective campuses to collaboratively write — or ‘hack’ this open textbook on Media Studies in 2013.

BC Open Textbooks Project

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The BC government is working with BC Campus to develop free, online, open textbooks for a variety of popular subjects. The project will result in freely available textbooks for web or mobile consumption, or for download which can be printed by instructors and students for use in their courses. BC Campus has a link to a selection of existing textbooks they have been reviewing on their website in a variety of disciplines.