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OER Subject Guides

This guide is a collection of Open Educational Resources across disciplines relevant to the Touro College community. A work-in-progress!

Communication

Professional Communication

This resource is divided in 4 modules: foundations, writing, presentation, and interpersonal. The modules can be downloaded in full as a textbook, or separately. Besides the textbook, all modules contain lesson slides, lecture notes, activities, multimedia assets and assessments.

Professional Communication will be useful for instructors whose courses cover introductory communication skills, workplace communication, technical communication or business writing. The resources is openly available under a Creative Commons license, and may be reused or adapted. It contains four modules, each with its own lesson plans, assets, assessments and supporting materials.

 

Business Communication: Written & Verbal Presentation Skills

This course allows students to develop effective written and verbal communication strategies specifically for the workplace. From idea gathering to drafting to delivery, this course will prepare students to effectively write, present, and communicate in a variety of methods and styles, tailored to professional audiences.

 

English for Business Success 

Business English for Success is a creative solution to a common challenge across Business Communication courses: Business English or Business Presentations? Some classes place an equal emphasis on oral and written communication, and if that is the case for you please let me direct you to our online text Business Communication for Success. If, however, your class places the emphasis squarely on written communication and writing proficiency then this book is for you.

 

Business Communication for Success

Business Communication for Success (BCS) provides a comprehensive, integrated approach to the study and application of written and oral business communication to serve both student and professor.

textbook coverUnderstanding Media and Culture

According to the author, the world did not need another introductory text in mass communication. But the world did need another kind of introductory text in mass communication, and that is how Understanding Media and Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication was birthed.
 

https://doi.org/10.24926/8668.2601

Includes Question Bank.

textbook coverFrom the introduction:

Welcome to The Beginner's Guide to Social Media! Whether you're new to social media or just looking to close a few knowledge gaps, we're glad you stopped by. By now, we've all heard how valuable—even essential—social media can be. Whether your current sentiment leans more toward enthusiasm or trepidation, there's no way around the fact that social media is a far more complex field than it first seems. Diving in without a sense for what it's like can be overwhelming, and building a network that provides real value takes both savvy and hard work, but fear not—we're here to help! We hope you'll find this to be one of the most comprehensive social media resources available, and that no matter what your skill level is, there's plenty in here to help you improve your social presence. What are we waiting for? Let's dive in!

Available at: https://moz.com/beginners-guide-to-social-media

Print PDF here: http://d2eeipcrcdle6.cloudfront.net/guides/beginners_guide_to_social_media.pdf

book cover

Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media

Jon Dron, Athabasca University

Terry Anderson, Athabasca University

Publisher: Athabasca University Press

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs
CC BY-NC-ND

From the Open Textbook Library

In Teaching Crowds, Dron and Anderson introduce a new model for understanding and exploiting the pedagogical potential of Web-based technologies, one that rests on connections — on networks and collectives — rather than on separations. Recognizing that online learning both demands and affords new models of teaching and learning, the authors show how learners can engage with social media platforms to create an unbounded field of emergent connections. These connections empower learners, allowing them to draw from one another's expertise to formulate and fulfill their own educational goals. In an increasingly networked world, developing such skills will, they argue, better prepare students to become self-directed, lifelong learners.

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