JCU Open eBooks Catalogue

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A Long Goodbye: Ed and Mary's Journey with Lewy Body Dementia book cover

A Long Goodbye: Ed and Mary's Journey with Lewy Body Dementia

CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives)   English

Author(s): Adele Baldwin, Stephen Anderson, Michael Inskip, Kellie Johns, David Lindsay, Bronwyn Mathiesen, Marie Bodak

Subject(s): Home nursing and caring, Alzheimer’s and dementia, Care of people with specific needs, Educational material, Nursing and ancillary services

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 13/01/2023

Often the lessons to be learned from recipients of care are overshadowed by more formal learning strategies. Ed’s story is one of compassion, strength, laughter, loyalty and loss.  It chronicles the journey of caring for a loved one diagnosed with Dementia with Lewy Bodies.  Unfortunately, diagnosis of any form of dementia is more frequent in our communities than many of us are aware.  Very few people, however, journal their story as their lives, and that of those around them, change. Thus, the richness of learning from recipients of formal care and support is a unique opportunity for all health professionals working in dementia care. Further, the raw, honest insights in Ed’s story are a valuable learning tool for any health professional from any discipline, particularly those who are still learning their craft. Sometimes the impact our words and actions have on patients and families is not apparent, and Ed’s reflections allow us a glimpse into how the actions and words affect them, both positively and negatively.

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Foundations of Academic Success

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  4 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Rhian Morgan, Lisa Moody, Ana Stevenson, Colleen Kaesehagen, Lyle Cleeland, Gemma Lynch, Brenda Carter, Tony Hewitt, Meghan Boland, Camilla Robson

Editor(s): Rhian Morgan, Lisa Moody, Ana Stevenson

Subject(s): Higher education, tertiary education, For higher / tertiary / university education

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 12/01/2023

This book is designed to assist students undertaking bridging subjects at James Cook University to achieve success in Higher Education.

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Pacific French Intermediate Workbook

CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives)  17 H5P Activities    English (Australia)

Subject(s): Language teaching and learning, South Pacific, French

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 12/01/2023

This free French language ebook seeks to develop Pacific-literacy by purposefully highlighting the language and culture of the Francophone Islands of New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna and French Polynesia. This ebook was originally written for students of French who enrolled in a semester (twelve weeks) of Intermediate French within the College of Arts, Society and Education at James Cook University. It has since been adapted and updated to provide a resource for all French learners who wish to expand their knowledge of Global French, improve their Pacific Literacy, or visit the Francophone Islands of the Pacific region.

The book is aimed at Intermediate learners who already have an A2 level of French (CEFR), and can be used as a free resource by French teachers in high schools, universities and colleges, as well as self-directed learners.

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Project Management: A Strategic Approach

CC BY (Attribution)  33 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Associate Professor Carmen Reaiche

Subject(s): Project management

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 09/01/2023

Project management is becoming a core competence and not just about managing processes to ensure that the strategic goals of a business are delivered on time, within budget and specification. These days, project management is more about managing strategic goals while adapting to change and responding to ongoing disruptions. The pandemic, rapid urbanisation, digital transformation and environmental challenges are only some of the types of disruption faced by contemporary businesses. It is up to the project manager to ensure that the project management processes, as well as the projects and/or services themselves, are part of the readjustment required for business to survive these new challenges.  This freely available ebook introduces some of the core values, concepts and tools as recognised by the Project Management Institute (PMI). This book will be of value to both students and practitioners in Australia and overseas seeking professional development in the field of project management.
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Taxonomy for Credentialing Australasian University Educators

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English (United Kingdom)

Subject(s): Higher education, tertiary education, For higher / tertiary / university education, Adult education, continuous learning, Curriculum planning and development, Student life

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 18/11/2022

The TCAUE recognises and values the varied roles that educators have in student learning, and makes transparent the pathways for personal and professional development. As an Australasian credentialing framework, it is underpinned by regulatory requirements, is aligned to qualification and micro-credentialing frameworks, and permits university contextualisation and portability.

CONTRIBUTORS

Maree Dinan-Thompson; Liz Branigan; Shannon Johnston; Simon Bedford; Ann Luzeckyj; Andrea Lynch; Gina Saliba; Lisa Cary; and Gillian Cowden

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Eddie Koiki Mabo: History in the Making

All Rights Reserved  3 H5P Activities    English (United Kingdom)

Institution(s): James Cook University

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 25/10/2022

In 2022, to mark the 30th anniversary of the Mabo Decision, this book was developed to provide a focus on the timeline of Eddie Koiki Mabo’s life, the Mabo Decision and the ways in which Eddie Koiki Mabo has been honoured and celebrated over the past few decades. As well as illustrating Mabo’s life and making connections with other resources for further reading, the book contains accompanying educational material available under a Creative Commons license for use in schools all over the world.As the book contains information and images of a highly personal nature to the Mabo family, the main content of the book is freely available, but under an All Rights Reserved license, and may not be copied or distributed without permission. The teaching material towards the back of the book is available under a CC BY license and may be copied, adapted and distributed freely. Check the licenses at the bottom of the chapters for confirmation before re-using.
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Management Methods for Complex Projects

CC BY (Attribution)  26 H5P Activities    English (United Kingdom)

Subject(s): Project management

Institution(s): James Cook University

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 09/09/2022

This freely available project management eBook is the start of your journey in the field of complex project management methodologies, introducing you to some of the core methods, processes and tools as recognised by the project management discipline. This eBook lays out methodologies such as XP, Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Six Sigma, PRINCE2, Waterfall, PRiSM, Soft Systems Methodology as well as introducing Project Design as a method so you can leverage the right project management approach. This eBook will be of value to students, practitioners, and businesses in Australia and overseas seeking professional development in the field of project management methodologies.
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A Manual for Project Governance and Asset Management

CC BY (Attribution)  16 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): A/Prof Carmen Reaiche, Dr. Samantha Papavasiliou

Editor(s): Tina Morganella

Subject(s): Project management

Institution(s): James Cook University

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 09/09/2022

Students, practitioners, and businesses will all benefit from this free eBook, which focuses on project governance and asset management. We are breaking new ground by establishing the value proposition associated with the integration of both AM and Governance. Both areas, in our opinion, are inextricably connected in project management. In this eBook, which we have written as a manual, the ideas of assets and governance are brought together, and an agile governance framework is introduced. We hope to examine how these ideas may be used in project management in order to provide you with beneficial methodologies and approaches.
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Teaching with Technology

CC BY (Attribution)  36 H5P Activities    English (Australia)

Subject(s): Open learning, distance education, Educational equipment and technology, computer-aided learning (CAL)

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 09/09/2022

This freely available eBook is designed to provide an overview of the entire process of teaching with technology, from planning to implementation.   Written for the Australian higher education context, this resource will help you plan, design, develop, and teach technology-enhanced subjects and courses.  Up to date information is included on strategies and recommendations that illustrate good practice pedagogical design; tips on planning, developing, and writing online subject content; as well as planning and facilitating online interaction.
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Beyond Cook: Explorers of Australia and the Pacific

CC BY (Attribution)   English (United States)

Author(s): Claire Brennan

Subject(s): Australasian and Pacific history, Geographical discovery and exploration, Australasia, Oceania, Pacific Islands, Atlantic Islands, Indigenous peoples, History of ideas

Institution(s): James Cook University

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 09/09/2022

When Europeans entered the Pacific they entered a place they thought they knew, and a place that was already peopled. European explorer accounts of Australia and the Pacific are fascinating in what they reveal about the people and places explorers encountered, and about European expectations of what they would find. This book is a guide to European exploration of Australia and the Pacific; to those accounts of contact and how to interpret them in the light of European preconceptions and misunderstanding; and to the actions taken by the people descended from the regions' original explorers.