This open educational resource is designed to guide first-year college students in developing the vital communication skills that will help with the real, everyday tasks of writing and speaking in their chosen profession. Organized in three major units—Communication Fundamentals, Applied Writing, and Oral Communication—the textbook is conveniently presented in a variety of AODA-compliant formats and written in the reader-friendly style of a professional email between colleagues. By meeting the learning outcomes of Algonquin College’s first-year Communications course ENL1813 and its follow-up ENL1823 or equivalent, the textbook helps ensure that students graduate with the communication skills necessary to succeed in the modern workplace.
This Open Educational Resource (OER) brings together Open Access content from around the web and enhances it with dynamic video lectures about the core areas of theoretical linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics), supplemented with discussion of psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic findings. Essentials of Linguistics is suitable for any beginning learner of linguistics but is primarily aimed at the Canadian learner, focusing on Canadian English for learning phonetic transcription, and discussing the status of Indigenous languages in Canada. Drawing on best practices for instructional design, Essentials of Linguistics is suitable for blended classes, traditional lecture classes, and for self-directed learning. No prior knowledge of linguistics is required.
This clinical practice handbook will prove essential to healthcare providers interested in non-pharmacological management of musculoskeletal pain.
This textbook emphasizes connections between theory and application, making physics concepts interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the mathematical rigour inherent in the subject. Frequent, strong examples focus on how to approach a problem, how to work with the equations, and how to check and generalize the result.
A technician is only as accurate as the measurement equipment they are using. If the equipment is used incorrectly or is faulty, then the measurements will be inaccurate. If the measurements are inaccurate, then the technician will draw the wrong conclusions. To avoid getting inaccurate readings, you need to handle, use, and store meters properly. When you are done using a multimeter, it should always be turned off to extend battery life.