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Entering the Conversation – College Composition Compilation

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This is a resource that includes essays curated from some excellent open composition texts online. We curated these resources to meet the needs of students in Introduction to College Composition courses at UW-Madison. This is an expanding resource, and I welcome suggestions for strong, openly-licensed fiction and nonfiction essays to include in this text! The essays in this text come from a range of sources, so the licensing permissions differ essay to essay. (You can find more specific information here: https://wisc.pb.unizin.org/opencomp/chapter/readings-reuse-permissions/)

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Naomi Salmon (Curator)

Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care

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This open educational resource (OER) was developed to ensure best practice and quality care based on the latest evidence, and to address inconsistencies in how clinical health care skills are taught and practised in the clinical setting. The checklist approach, used in this textbook, aims to provide standardized processes for clinical skills and to help nursing schools and clinical practice partners keep procedural practice current. Each skill/procedure is covered in a chapter that has learning objectives, a brief overview of the relevant theory, checklists of steps for procedures with the rationale behind each step of the process, and a summary of key takeaways. Key terms are set in bold throughout the book and laid out again in a Glossary in the appendix. All 88 checklists are also summarized, and hyperlinked to the original checklist, in the appendix.

Material Type: Textbook

Web Literacy for Student Fact Checkers

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This is an unabashedly practical guide for the student fact-checker. It supplements generic information literacy with the specific web-based techniques that can get you closer to the truth on the web more quickly. We will show you how to use date filters to find the source of viral content, how to assess the reputation of a scientific journal in less than five seconds, and how to see if a tweet is really from the famous person you think it is or from an impostor. We’ll show you how to find pages that have been deleted, figure out who paid for the web site you’re looking at, and whether the weather portrayed in that viral video actual matches the weather in that location on that day. We’ll show you how to check a Wikipedia page for recent vandalism, and how to search the text of almost any printed book to verify a quote. We’ll teach you to parse URLs and scan search result blurbs so that you are more likely to get to the right result on the first click. And we’ll show you how to avoid baking confirmation bias into your search terms.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Mike Caulfield

Career Decision Making – Blueprint for Success in College and Career

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A college students' guide for career success, this free Open Educational Resource text focuses on major identification and career exploration. The Blueprint for Success series comprises three books for the College Success and FYE (First-Year Experience) genre. The central text, Blueprint for Success in College and Career, is designed to show how to be successful in college and in career preparation. In addition, targeted sections on Study Skills and Time Management, and Career and Decision Making are available separately as Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills and Time Management Strategies, and Blueprint for Success in Career Decision Making.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Dave Dillon

Indispensable Study Skills and Time Management Strategies – Blueprint for Success in College and Careeer

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A free, Open Educational Resource, Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills and Time Management Strategies is a students' guide for classroom success. This text, designed to show how to be successful in college focuses on study skills and time management. The Blueprint for Success series comprises three books for the College Success and FYE (First-Year Experience) genre. The central text, Blueprint for Success in College and Career, is designed to show how to be successful in college and in career preparation. In addition, targeted sections on Study Skills and Time Management, and Career and Decision Making are available separately as Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills and Time Management Strategies, and Blueprint for Success in Career Decision Making.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Dave Dillon

Blueprint for Success in College and Career

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A free, Open Educational Resource, Blueprint for Success in College and Career is a students' guide for classroom and career success. This text, designed to show how to be successful in college and in career preparation focuses on study skills, time management, career exploration, health, and financial literacy. The Blueprint for Success series comprises three books for the College Success and FYE (First-Year Experience) genre. The central text, Blueprint for Success in College and Career, is designed to show how to be successful in college and in career preparation. In addition, targeted sections on Study Skills and Time Management, and Career and Decision Making are available separately as Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills and Time Management Strategies, and Blueprint for Success in Career Decision Making.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Dave Dillon

Process of Science Companion Vol. 1 – Scientific Writing Manual

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This Scientific Writing Manual guides students through the process of writing a college-level lab report, poster presentation, and other assignments specific to the UW-Madison Biocore program. This is the first component of what will soon be a three-part textbook called The Process of Science Companion. (Please stay tuned for the expanded and updated textbook link once the statistics primer and additional resources are also complete!) Because students are often able to learn about genre conventions more effectively when they have models to refer to, Dr. Batzli and Dr. Harris also include annotated examples of strong student writing. They also provide models of weak hypotheses, titles, and other forms of writing and outline how to make them stronger. Excerpts from this writing manual may be of use to students in courses outside of UW-Madison Biocore program. The assignment descriptions and rubrics may be useful for instructors who are looking for materials to adapt to their own teaching contexts.

Material Type: Reference Material

Authors: Janet Batzli, Michelle Harris, Uw-madison Biocore Program

ARISE Scenarios

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150 low- and high-fidelity simulations and serious games scenarios created for Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, EMT-Paramedic, Medical Assistant and Pharmacy Technician programs. Nursing scenarios are aligned with WTCS Statewide Nursing Curriculum. Simulation documents can be used as standalone scenarios or as augmented reality scenarios using the free, open source iOS "ARIS" app on iPads. This work by the Wisconsin Technical College System TAACCCT IV Consortium is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. Third party marks and brands are the property of their respective holders. Please respect the copyright and terms of use on any webpage links that may be included in this document. This workforce product was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The product was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The U.S. Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership. This is an equal opportunity program. Assistive technologies are available upon request and include Voice/TTY (771 or 800-947-6644).

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Kim Ernstmeyer, Theresa Meinen