We’re very proud to bring you the latest new additions to the B.C. Open Textbook collection. The majority of these books (and one course) are by authors in B.C.and Canada with several from the University of Victoria.

Education

Complexities, Capacities, Communities (English) | Complexités, Capacités, Communautés (French)

Made in British Columbia

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.

Health

Handbook of eHealth Evaluation: An Evidence-based Approach

Made in British Columbia

This handbook presents the science and practice of eHealth evaluation based on empirical evidence gathered over many years within the health informatics discipline. The handbook describes different approaches used to evaluate the planning, design, implementation, use and impact of eHealth systems in different health settings. It also provides a snapshot of the current state of knowledge on the consequences of opting for eHealth systems with respect to their effects and implications on provider performance and health outcomes.

Living Well with Dementia

Made in British Columbia

This website-based course from Judith DeGroot and Sharon Leitch, Health Care Assistant Program instructors at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, explores how individuals can live a fully engaged, productive, and satisfying life with dementia. The course covers how to connect with afflicted individuals, learn about the disease itself, and discover useful tools. This resource was funded, in part, by an OER Grant from BCcampus.

Business & Economics

Business Math: A Step-by-Step Handbook

Made in Canada (Alberta)

Business math is the study of mathematics required by the field of business. This textbook covers taxes, gross earnings, product prices, and currency exchange; loans, lines of credit, mortgages, leases, savings bonds, and other financial tools. It also discusses how to execute smart monetary decisions both personally and for their business.

There are two versions of this book: The “Basic Edition” and the “Premium Edition.” While they cover the same content, the Premium Edition includes additional features such as Excel integration, Excel templates, Excel screenshots, along with lots of extra visuals and graphics to help student wrap their heads around the numbers, procedures, and concepts that they work with. The Basic Edition does not include Excel and those extra visuals and graphics in order to streamline the book.

Principles of Microeconomics, adaptation, UVic

Made in British Columbia

This book is an adaptation of Principles of Microeconomics originally published by OpenStax. This adapted version has been reorganized into eight topics and expanded to include over 200 multiple choice questions, examples, eight case studies including questions and solutions, and over 200 editable figures. This adaptation is a work by Dr. Emma Hutchinson with assistance from Maxwell Nicholson at the University of Victoria. This resource was funded, in part, by an OER Grant from BCcampus.

A Suggestion for the Collection request

Organizational Behavior

This book is not about giving students all the answers to every situation they may encounter when they start their first job or as they continue up the career ladder. Instead, this book gives students the vocabulary, framework, and critical thinking skills necessary to diagnose situations, ask tough questions, evaluate the answers received, and to act in an effective and ethical manner regardless of situational characteristics.

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