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JCU OER Author Guide

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)  13 H5P Activities    English (Australia)

Author(s): Deborah King

Subject(s): Education

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 23/05/2024

This Guide is for authors who are interested in publishing an Open Education Resource (OER) through the James Cook University Open Education Program.
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Documentation in Nursing and Midwifery: Australian edition

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)  11 H5P Activities    English (Australia)

Author(s): Tanya Langtree, Elspeth Wood

Subject(s): Nursing fundamentals and skills, Medicolegal issues

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 09/05/2024

Documenting patient care and records is an important skill for nurses. This peer reviewed eBook is designed for students in undergraduate nursing programs and addresses principles of documentation, legislation associated with documentation, methods and systems of documentation, and related documentation matters, in the Australian context.
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Confident Supervisors: Creating Independent Researchers

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): Susan Gasson, Jillian Blacker, Ian Stoodley, Abbe Winter and Christine Bruce

Editor(s): Susan Gasson, Jillian Blacker, Ian Stoodley, Abbe Winter and Christine Bruce

Subject(s): Higher education, tertiary education

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 08/05/2024

Confident Supervisors is intended to be both a textbook and a professional development resource for Higher Degree Research supervisors and researcher developers involved in providing workshops and resources to support research supervisors in their practice. Throughout this book, authors introduce different theoretical frameworks and concepts to provide supervisors with tools and strategies for responding to the challenges and opportunities associated with research supervision. It contains chapters written by current supervisors and research support partners who are engaged in the scholarship of supervision and can share the practical and theoretical constructs they employ in their practice. The authors have been drawn from a broad range of higher education and research contexts and contribute understandings of local and global relevance. This openly available eBook responds to turbulent times in higher education, offering practical tips and suggestions for supervisors to pivot to changing contexts.
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Creative Commons for JCU Staff

CC BY (Attribution)  64 H5P Activities    English (Australia)

Author(s): James Cook University Library

Subject(s): Copyright law

Institution(s): James Cook University

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 24/04/2024

This eBook, adapted by Bronwen Forster, is designed for in-house professional development for James Cook University staff. This eBook is an adaptation of freely available course materials, including the materials for a US version of the official Creative Commons Certificate course. It includes H5P activities for participants to check their understanding while progressing through the units of information. JCU Library staff have enhanced the content with Australian content and examples.
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Shakespeare's Major Plays

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)  17 H5P Activities    English (United Kingdom)

Author(s): Cheryl Taylor

Editor(s): Kezia Perry

Subject(s): Biography, Literature and Literary studies, Education, Educational: Language, literature and literacy

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 08/04/2024

This book is designed to assist upper secondary school and first and second-year university students in their reading and understanding of Shakespeare's plays. The plays selected for discussion are those that students are most likely to encounter in their early adventures with Shakespeare. Each discussion provides guidance on issues raised by each play and suggests approaches from which students can build original ideas and insights. The book contains interactive exercises that are designed to assist students to understand and remember the characters, plots and structures of Shakespeare's plays. The book contains free full text copies of the plays. Volume 1 includes As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet.
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Eddie Koiki Mabo: History in the Making

All Rights Reserved  3 H5P Activities    English (United Kingdom)

Author(s): James Cook University Library

Subject(s): The Arts

Institution(s): James Cook University

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 21/03/2024

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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Legal Research Skills: An Australian Law Guide: 2024 JCU Edition

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)  39 H5P Activities    English (Australia)

Author(s): James Cook University Library, The University of Queensland Library, University of Southern Queensland Library, Charles Darwin University Library, Southern Cross University Library, Deakin University Library, Queensland University of Technology Library, University of South Australia Library

Subject(s): Law, Primary sources of law, Sources of law: case law, precedent, Sources of law: legislation

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 22/02/2024

The updated 2024 edition of this guide is designed to support James Cook University students undertaking legal studies and contribute to the development of legal research skills.
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An Introduction to Research Methods for Undergraduate Health Profession Students

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)  37 H5P Activities    English (United Kingdom)

Author(s): Faith Alele, Bunmi Malau-Aduli

Subject(s): Research methods: general

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 16/02/2024

This introduction to research methods aims to provide undergraduate health professions students with appropriate guidance, knowledge and skills that are essential for research. This eBook is packed full of practical tips and examples to equip students with the knowledge to engage with research, making it invaluable for students embarking on health research for the first time. The book covers the entire research process, starting with developing a research question, qualitative and quantitative research approaches, ethical considerations, data collection and analysis and the dissemination of the results of the study. Other contents covered in this eBook include conducting a literature review, designing a questionnaire, designing an interview guide and writing a research proposal. This eBook will simplify and breakdown complex research concepts for the students. The free availability of this eBook will make it a lifelong companion for students that can be referred to even after completing their degree.

The eBook also has H5P activities such as interactive videos, presentations and quizzes that will enable students to connect theory with practice. Ultimately, this eBook will contribute to the development of tomorrow’s clinical researchers and future leaders in the advancement of health professions research.

The Creative Commons Licence applied to this work allows adaptations, but the authors wish to be contacted prior to any adaption being made to discuss the nature of the adapted work.

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Legal Research Skills: An Australian Law Guide: 2023 JCU Edition

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)  19 H5P Activities    English (Australia)

Author(s): Charles Darwin University Library, Deakin University Library, James Cook University Library, Queensland University of Technology Library, Southern Cross University Library, The University of Queensland Library, University of Southern Queensland Library

Subject(s): Law, Primary sources of law, Sources of law: case law, precedent, Sources of law: legislation

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 08/02/2024

This Edition has been superseded by the 2024 Edition. Please go to Legal Research Skills: An Australian Law Guide: 2024 JCU Edition

This guide is designed to support JCU students undertaking legal studies and contribute to the development of legal research skills.

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Teaching with Technology

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

Author(s): Frances Cochrane, Trine Paerata

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

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 23/01/2024

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.