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Leadership and Influencing Change in Nursing book cover

Leadership and Influencing Change in Nursing

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Joan Wagner

Editor(s): Joan Wagner

Subject(s): Nursing, Nursing management and leadership

Publisher: University of Regina Press

Last updated: 13/12/2023

Leadership and Influencing Change in Nursing is designed for a single-semester introduction to the professional nurse’s leadership role as both a care provider and a formal leader. Nursing students will take this course in their third year as they prepare to assume a professional nursing role within the clinical health care environment. An assortment of authors with diverse nursing leadership roles across Saskatchewan and Canada have contributed to this textbook. These diverse voices are focused on providing student nurses with the foundational tools, techniques, and knowledge required to empower them to meet the leadership challenges found within the incessantly changing Canadian health care environment. Assembling this information using an online format allows for the material to be updated regularly so as to keep pace with the rapid expansion of knowledge.

The specific goals of this textbook are:

  1. to ensure the information is relevant to Saskatchewan nursing students,
  2. to tailor the content to nursing students’ needs for both practical knowledge and theoretical knowledge,
  3. to provide up-to-date evidence-informed content on nursing leadership,
  4. to thread Aboriginal content throughout the textbook, and
  5. to tailor the textbook to the curriculum.
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Basic Electricity For Technology Programs

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Tim Schneider

Subject(s): Electricity, electromagnetism and magnetism

Institution(s): Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Publisher: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Last updated: 28/11/2023

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Disinformation: Dealing with the Disaster

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

Author(s): Nina Verishagen, Diane Zerr

Subject(s): Disinformation and misinformation

Institution(s): Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Publisher: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Last updated: 22/11/2023

Disinformation: Dealing with the Disaster is an accompaniment to an online course with the same title. The first four chapters provide an overview of fundamental concepts and phenomena that have led us to our current online information environment. Chapter 1, Information Disorder, examines information and its evolution, looking briefly at historical and contemporary trends in the areas of misinformation, disinformation, online propaganda and more. Chapter 2, Information Distribution, provides a simple overview of the news industry including journalism and editing, as well as the progression of fake newsa politicized concept which is leading us into a post-truth world. Chapter 3, Information Automation, takes readers through the automatic aspects of information exploration, examining search engines, algorithms, and associated concepts. Chapter 4, Information Manipulation, explores human interactions with information, focusing on how humans share, consume, and interact with information on social media. Each chapter provides the reader with a base level of a specific literacy (information, media, digital and meta) making them better equipped to confront disinformation. The final chapter provides readers with various frameworks and tools for effectively evaluating information and suggests that readers integrate them into their online search behaviors. 

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Tools for Creating OER

CC BY (Attribution)  16 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Isaac Mulolani

Subject(s): Educational: Design and technology, Word processing software, Book design and Bookbinding, Media studies: internet, digital media and society, Open learning, distance education, Adult education, continuous learning, Higher education, tertiary education, Educational equipment and technology, computer-aided learning (CAL), Cultural and media studies, Educational: Media studies, Digital and information technologies: social and ethical aspects, Accessibility in web and digital design, Curriculum planning and development, Computing and Information Technology, Educational: IT and computing, ICT, Textbook, coursework

Institution(s): University of Regina

Publisher: University of Regina

Last updated: 27/10/2023

The use of open education is growing and has become a global movement. Across much of North America, most post-secondary institutions are in the process of integrating the use of open education resources into teaching and learning activities. The following are the chapters covered in the guide:

  • Chapter 1 starts with very basic information on the definition and description of what constitutes OER.
  • Chapter 2 introduces the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by providing a brief listing of each goal.
  • Chapter 3  focuses on commercial word processing tool options.
  • Chapter 4 describes a number of open-source word processing and additional tools.
  • Chapter 5 introduces the basic open-source TeX-based systems that arose out of the open-source software movement.
  • Chapter 6 delves further into TeX-based open-source tools by highlighting some packages useful for content creation.
  • Chapter 7 describes other TeX-based tools helpful for creating open content.
  • Chapter 8 introduces the emerging OER tools Pressbooks, EdTech Books and LibreTexts.