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Introduction to Criminology

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Dr. Shereen Hassan, Dan Lett, MA

Editor(s): Leah Ballantyne, LLB, LLM

Subject(s): Crime and criminology

Publisher: Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Last updated: 05/07/2024

Although this open education resource (OER) is written with the needs and abilities of first-year undergraduate criminology students in mind, it is designed to be flexible. As a whole, the OER is amply broad to serve as the main textbook for an introductory course, yet each chapter is deep enough to be useful as a supplement for subject-area courses; authors use plain and accessible language as much as possible, but introduce more advanced, technical concepts where appropriate; the text gives due attention to the historical “canon” of mainstream criminological thought, but it also challenges many of these ideas by exploring alternative, critical, and marginalized perspectives. After all, criminology is more than just the study of crime and criminal law; it is an examination of the ways human societies construct, contest, and defend ideas about right and wrong, the meaning of justice, the purpose and power of laws, and the practical methods of responding to broken rules and of mending relationships.

Special thanks to Leah Ballantyne, LLB LLM, a Cree lawyer from the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation in Pukatawagan, Manitoba, who provided expert Indigenous consultation/editing for this textbook.

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Organic Chemistry I

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): Xin Liu

Subject(s): Organic chemistry

Publisher: Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Last updated: 14/06/2024

Due to the high price barrier, about half of Organic Chemistry students at KPU do not have access to the textbook. This has become a serious issue that significantly affects the learning outcomes for the course. The creation of this open textbook is intended to provide a solution to this problem and help students get success in this course.

The book contains ten chapters, with the contents cover from the basic concepts on chemical bonding, functional group, to stereochemistry, spectroscopy for structure determination (IR and NMR) and organic reactions (nucleophilic substitution, elimination, radical substitution of alkanes, addition and oxidation reactions of alkenes, preparation and reactions of alkynes).

Organic Chemistry is a challenging subject for lots students. To help readers understand the concepts more easily, simple and concise languages are intentionally applied in the book. The featured shaded textbox areas are included frequently in the book, where readers can find useful learning tips, reminder of common errors, comparison between similar concepts. To help readers develop the problem-solving skills, a small section labelled as “strategy” is usually given for the examples in the book. Readers are encouraged to try solving the problems by themselves with helpful hints provided in the “strategy”, and then compare their work with the detailed solutions provided afterwards.

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Level One Peer Tutoring Fundamentals and Integration Workbook

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): Alice Macpherson, Christina Page

Subject(s): Education, Teaching skills and techniques, Higher education, tertiary education

Publisher: Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Last updated: 16/05/2024

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La hora del cuento en español

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Author(s): Constanza Rojas-Primus, Sofía Rodríguez

Editor(s): Constanza Rojas-Primus, Sofía Rodríguez

Subject(s): Children’s picture books, Spanish, Language teaching and learning, Fiction in translation

Publisher: Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Last updated: 08/04/2024

La hora del cuento en español is a collection of children’s stories in Spanish authored by Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) students and edited by KPU Faculty Constanza Rojas-Primus and KPU alumna Sofía Rodríguez. The first part of this collection is a selection of stories written by KPU Spanish 1100 students between Fall 2017 and Spring 2019 as a result of a collaboration between KPU Spanish and Guildford Public Library Language Literacy Program “Storytime in Spanish”. The second part of this collection is a selection of stories written by KPU Spanish 1101 students between Fall 2020 and Spring 2022 as a result of an interuniversity collaboration in support of UNESCO´s Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2030. All stories are narrated by Constanza Rojas-Primus and have been translated into English by Sofía Rodríguez. The illustrations in the cover and first part of this collection are artwork of KPU Fine Arts student Cheyenne Pokeda.

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APA Style Citations

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  45 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Ulrike Kestler

Subject(s): Educational material

Publisher: Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Last updated: 27/03/2024

APA Style Citations covers why it is important to use citations, elements of common source types, and how to create reference and in-text citations based on the 7th edition APA guidelines. The sources and activities throughout the tutorial focus on educational content. This tutorial can also be used as a reference resource. This tutorial is adapted from APA Style Citation Tutorial by Sarah Adams and Debbie Feisst (University of Alberta Library), which in turn was based on the Introduction to APA Library Tutorials by NorQuest College Library.

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An Open Guide to Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC)

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  63 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Andrea Niosi, KPU Marketing 4201 Class of Summer 2020

Subject(s): Sales and marketing management, Sales and marketing, Online marketing / Social media marketing, Non-profitmaking organizations

Institution(s): Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Last updated: 27/03/2024

The Open Guide to Integrated Marketing Communications is an OER that was written and edited by KPU students in 2020. It covers a range of topics related to designing and launching integrated marketing campaigns, such as research, audience segmentation, creative briefs, content calendars, and more. The authors have also included reusable materials and templates to support the marketing and communications efforts of those organizations with the smallest of budgets and most limited resources, namely not-for-profit organizations, NGO’s, charities, advocacy groups, and climate & social activists. The Open Guide to IMC is centred around the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals and created as an inclusive, equitable, and accessible resource to support quality education.

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Introduction to Marketing

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  46 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Pamela Ip

Subject(s): Sales and marketing, Advertising, Brands and branding

Institution(s): Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Publisher: Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Last updated: 20/02/2024

Introduction to Marketing teaches the experience and process of actually doing marketing - not just the vocabulary. It carries five dominant themes throughout in order to expose students to marketing in today's environment: Service dominant logic, sustainability, ethics and social responsibility, global coverage, and metrics.
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Pressbooks Template

CC0 (Creative Commons Zero)   English

Author(s): Amanda Grey

Subject(s): The Arts

Institution(s): Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Publisher: Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Last updated: 26/01/2024

This is a collection of template pages that you can import into your own Pressbooks OER project as a starting point for creating the front and back matter for your project.
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¡Voy en camino!

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)  307 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Constanza Rojas-Primus, Ana Robles

Subject(s): Language learning: grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, Spanish, Language teaching and learning

Publisher: Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Last updated: 23/01/2024

¡Voy en camino! means “I’m on my way” in Spanish. Since learning an additional language and the culture is a journey in itself, ¡Voy en camino! captures the voyage to get there. ¡Voy en camino! has been created to serve the first two introductory Spanish language courses at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) and to solidify our commitment to Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC). All units of study are designed to be interactive with embedded audio, videos and links for learners to practice the material along the way. Learners can self-pace and self-test their knowledge both individually and with the assistance of an instructor. ¡Voy en camino! has plenty of opportunities to practice writing and speaking with downloadable capabilities becoming a Spanish teaching and learning tool that promotes and supports sustainable renewable learning. With its digital format and open publication ¡Voy en camino! is also meant to join the Spanish teaching open education community and provide access to learning to interested users along the way.

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The Ancient and Medieval World

CC BY (Attribution)  13 H5P Activities    English (Canada)

Author(s): Adrianna Bakos, Barrie Brill, Niall Christie, Jessica Hemming, Aleksandar Jovanović, Tracey J. Kinney

Subject(s): European history: medieval period, middle ages, Ancient history

Publisher: Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Last updated: 18/01/2024

The Ancient & Medieval World is a collaborative, open educational resource designed to help students better understand a world long removed from their contemporary experience. The text uses a modular format where students are provided with a brief introduction to each theme, several primary sources, interpretive material written by subject-matter experts, relevant maps and timelines, and visual sources, as well as a glossary of unfamiliar terms. Each module can be used as the foundation of a course assignment or thematic lesson.