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Open Educational Resources: Communication

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MSUB Library Resources for Communication

The MSUB Library provides access to content such as online books, journals and image collections that can be used to lower or remove student textbook costs for MSUB students.  To learn more, see the following:


On this page you will find several open Communication textbooks along with supplemental material and a few lecture videos.


The purpose of these discipline specific pages is to showcase content that might be of interest to faculty who are considering adopting open educational resources for use in their classes. This list of content is by no means exhaustive.  The nature of open educational resources is very collaborative and it is in that spirit that we encourage any comments about the content featured on this page or recommendations of content that are not already listed here. 



 Media, Society, Culture and You - Mark Poepsei

Media, Society, Culture and You is an approachable introductory Mass Communication text that covers major mass communication terms and concepts including "digital culture." It discusses various media platforms and how they are evolving as Information and Communication Technologies change.


Mark Poepsei, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

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Communication in the Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies 

Overviews the time-tested conceptual foundations of the field, while incorporating the latest research and cutting-edge applications of these basics. Each.chapter will include timely, concrete, and real-life examples of communication concepts in action.



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Information Strategies for Communicators  - Kathleen A. Hansen & Nora Paul

Written by two nationally recognized experts in information strategy, Information Strategies for Communicators leads students step-by-step through the information search and evaluation process for news and strategic communication message production. The book includes a conceptual model of the information strategy process, case studies to illustrate the process in action, and links to current examples throughout.


Kathleen A. Hansen, University of Minnesota & Nora Paul, University of Minnesota

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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.


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Exploring Public Speaking: 3rd edition - Barbara Tucker, Kristin Barton, Amy Burger, et al.

In fifteen chapters, the authors have attempted to address all the major concerns, issues, and material that an introductory, freshman-level public speaking course involes.


Barbara Tucker, Dalton State College; Kristin Barton, Dalton State College; Amy Burger, Dalton State College;

Jerry Drye, Dalton State College; Cathy Hunsicker, Dalton State College; Amy Mendes, Dalton State College; 

Matthew LeHew, Dalton State College.

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Stand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking 

This book features two key themes. First, it focuses on helping students become more seasoned and polished public speakers, and second is its emphasis on ethics in communication. It is this practical approach and integrated ethical coverage that sets Stand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking apart from other texts in this market. 


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