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ACE School Management and Leadership: Lead and Manage organisational system, physical and financial resources (Word)
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This module examines the structures, systems and processes that should be established ...

This module examines the structures, systems and processes that should be established in order for a school to be effective. The expectation of all stakeholders in the school environment is that an effective school will be able to provide an education of progressively higher quality for all learners. The premise of this module is that effective education is built upon, and grounded in, policies, principles and values. The acts, regulations and policies of national and provincial governments have created the framework and values within which the schools organisational systems, and physical and financial resources should be managed.

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Business and Information Technology
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
Department of Education
Date Added:
01/31/2018
Accuracy and Precision Lab (with measurement and density)
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In this lab exercise, students make measurements using common lab equipment and ...

In this lab exercise, students make measurements using common lab equipment and practice a wide range of calculations. It serves as an introduction to lab measurement and calculation for a physics or chemistry course.

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Technology and Engineering
Higher Education
Measurement and Data
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Activity/Lab
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Learning Task
Author:
Author Profile
Date Added:
11/08/2018
Authentic Problem-based Collaborative Learning Practices for Professional Development in Teacher Education
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Higher learning organizations frequently offer courses isolated from other disciplines or areas ...

Higher learning organizations frequently offer courses isolated from other disciplines or areas of concentration. The intent of this study was to explore collaboration practices on authentic based projects involving two distinct courses from differing programs: Instructional Technology and Educational Leadership. This paper describes the strategies of designing effective learning environments for multidisciplinary collaboration and problem-based learning and reports the effectiveness of those strategies. The result of the collaboration was the production of various multimedia interactive professional development training materials developed by the technology students on various topics proposed by the school administrators. The collaborative learning practices provided the opportunity to not only give and receive knowledge among the participants but also view this exchange as a responsibility to create a collaborative culture within the university.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Carol Schultz
Seung Kim
Date Added:
11/09/2017
College Success Course (COLLG 110)
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This course is designed to equip you with the tools to succeed ...

This course is designed to equip you with the tools to succeed during your college career. Simply attending school for many years is no guarantee that you have a clear understanding of the specific strategies needed to get what you want out of college. This course will provide the opportunity for you to learn and practice methods that will assist you in identifying and reaching your academic and career goals.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Full Course
Reading
Syllabus
Textbook
Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Provider Set:
Open Course Library
Date Added:
10/31/2011
Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom | Open SUNY Textbooks
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Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom (FAS: WoW) introduces you to ...

Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom (FAS: WoW) introduces you to the various aspects of student and academic life on campus and prepares you to thrive as a successful college student (since there is a difference between a college student and a successful college student). Each section of FAS: WoW is framed by self-authored, true-to-life short stories from actual State University of New York (SUNY) students, employees, and alumni. The advice they share includes a variety of techniques to help you cope with the demands of college. The lessons learned are meant to enlarge your awareness of self with respect to your academic and personal goals and assist you to gain the necessary skills to succeed in college.

Table of Contents:

Part One: YOUR Solid Foundation

The Student Experience by Kristen Mruk

Practice, Practice, Practice by Dr. Kristine Duffy

Why So Many Questions? by Fatima Rodriguez Johnson

These Are the Best Years of Your Life by Sara Vacin

With a Little Help from My Friends by Paulo Fernandes

Part Two: YOU Are the President and CEO of YOU

Can You Listen to Yourself? by Yuki Sasao
Failure Is Not an Option by Nathan Wallace

Thinking Critically and Creatively by Dr. Andrew Robert Baker

Time Is on Your Side by Christopher L. Hockey

What Do You Enjoy Studying? by Dr. Patricia Munsch

Part Three: The Future YOU

Fighting for My Future Now by Amie Bernstein

Something Was Different by Jacqueline Tiermini

Transferrable by Vicki L. Brown

It’s Like Online Dating by Jackie Vetrano

Learn What You Don’t Want by Jamie Edwards

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Higher Education
Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Provider:
State University of New York
Provider Set:
OpenSUNY Textbooks
Date Added:
08/21/2015
The History of MIT, Spring 2011
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This course examines the history of MIT through the lens of the ...

This course examines the history of MIT through the lens of the broader history of science and technology, and vice versa. The course covers the founding of MIT in 1861 and goes through the present, including such topics as William Barton Rogers, educational philosophy, biographies of MIT students and professors, intellectual and organizational development, the role of science, changing laboratories and practices, and MIT's relationship with Boston, the federal government, and industry. Assignments include short papers, presentations, and final paper. A number of classes are concurrent with the MIT150 Symposia.

Subject:
Higher Education
Fine Arts
Philosophy
U.S. History
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Mindell, David
Smith, Merritt Roe
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Module 7: Short-term Financing
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This area of financing provides many options for an exporter and in ...

This area of financing provides many options for an exporter and in some cases desirable financing options for an importer. It is important to remember that all options carry risk and the greater the risk the higher the cost. When evaluating risk, the associated costs must be a factor in the cost equation. The financing tools that have been presented in other sections merge at this point into potential financing options.MSU Global has teamed with experts in the international finance field to create resources to help increase international skills in the business community. These materials address the need of the international trade practitioner for knowledge and information that is specific to trade finance by providing a means for educators and business practitioners to transfer knowledge, skills, and understanding of the global marketplace to a number of prospective learners. These resources were created around the framework developed by the NASBITE International Certified Global Business Professional Program.

Subject:
Business and Information Technology
Higher Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lecture Notes
Reading
Provider:
MSU Global
WikiEducator
Date Added:
01/31/2018
Open Textbook Network
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The Open Textbook Network (OTN) promotes access, affordability, and student success through ...

The Open Textbook Network (OTN) promotes access, affordability, and student success through the use of open textbooks.

We believe in the power of open education to transform higher education. Open textbooks not only contribute to student academic success, but also offer faculty the chance to reclaim their courses based on their expertise.

The leadership, actions, and results of our network members drive this transformation, and OTN connects these efforts to pool expertise and promote best practices. Be a part of our community of schools, universities, and institutions making a difference in higher education. Learn about the benefits of membership, get in touch to join, or visit the Open Textbook Library (OTL).

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Minnesota
Date Added:
10/13/2017
Strategies for Academic Success
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Strategies for Academic Success accompanies the online first-year University of Saskatchewan Arts ...

Strategies for Academic Success accompanies the online first-year University of Saskatchewan Arts and Science course by the same name. The textbook has a reader-friendly format arranged to help you develop the essential skills and provide the information you need to succeed in university.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Saskatchewan
Provider Set:
Distance Education Unit
Date Added:
06/28/2017
User Centered School Library Design
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If we take a constructivist approach to learning in libraries, then library ...

If we take a constructivist approach to learning in libraries, then library spaces should be responsive to student needs. As Theodore Creighton points out in Setting the Stage for Staff Development, "the teacher’s responsibilities involve creating classroom environments where students think, explore, and construct meaning, while including opportunities for students to have social interaction." Similarly, library spaces, which allow support for both classes and "free-range" learning should do the same. In a previous OER Commons module by this author on library space design, students studied methods for gathering student input into design. The next step is to begin incorporating that input into the actual design process and to apply input to the space as a whole. Too often librarians start with furniture rather than starting with the purposes and mission of the program and space. As Malcolm Brown points out,"Creating a vision for learning and learning spaces is a powerful leverage point; it informs almost all other decisions about learning space design. A vision also allows us to effectively articulate to all constituents what we are trying to accomplish. The vision helps organize all participants in the design and implementation of these spaces as well as the activities they support. Simply installing wireless access points and fresh carpeting isn't enough if done in isolation; such improvements pay real dividends only if they are in concert with the institution's overall teaching and learning objectives." (Learning Spaces)Prospective librarians may not have a current space to design, but they can begin envisioning space as a construct that incorporates user needs and wants and that drives program goals, and begin to think about spaces as a whole. This module particularly focuses on ideas contained in the book Language of School Design(Nair and Fielding) and work by Ewan McIntosh (notosh.org). Both works ask library designers to think of spaces in terms of zones and how those zones make a variety of student learning possible. A series of readings and recordings will provide an introduction to these concepts with examples. School Librarian Competencies , 4, 5, and 10http://researchguides.austincc.edu/c.php?g=554360&p=3891603ISTE Educator Standards 2 and 5https://www.iste.org/standards/standards/for-educators

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Carolyn Foote
Date Added:
01/18/2019
Writing Recommendation Letters Online
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Building on the foundation laid by the popular earlier print editions of ...

Building on the foundation laid by the popular earlier print editions of his faculty handbook on writing recommendation letters, Joe Schall digs deeper in this new online edition, addressing issues including the ethical considerations faculty wrestle with when writing letters and the new challenges posed by the information age. Citing sources ranging from The Chronicle of Higher Education to refereed journal articles to excerpts from listserv discussions among scholarship directors, this handbook advises faculty on the best practices when writing letters for students, as well as informs writers about nine of the nation's top scholarships and the detail that selectors crave in winning scholarship reference letters.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Pennsylvania State University
Provider Set:
Penn State, College of EMS
Author:
Joe Schall
Date Added:
10/13/2017