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Social Cost Benefit Analysis and Economic Evaluation book cover

Social Cost Benefit Analysis and Economic Evaluation

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  297 H5P Activities    English (United Kingdom)

Author(s): Suzanne Bonner

Subject(s): Economics, Welfare economics, Microeconomics

Publisher: The University of Queensland

Last updated: 08/04/2024

This book provides detailed foundational tools to assess and evaluate the costs and benefits associated with public or private decision making through a cost-benefit analysis (CBA). This book is targeted at students with preliminary foundations in economics. The content and activities have been developed to support learning in ECON2101 Cost Benefit Analysis offered as a course at UQ.
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Artificial Intelligence

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)  4 H5P Activities    English (United Kingdom)

Author(s): The University of Queensland Library

Subject(s): Artificial intelligence, Digital Lifestyle and online world: consumer and user guides

Institution(s): University of Queensland

Publisher: The University of Queensland

Last updated: 25/03/2024

An introduction to different types of Artificial Intelligence (AI), using AI in your studies, the implications for society and research being done on AI at UQ.
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Information Essentials

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)  4 H5P Activities    English (United Kingdom)

Author(s): The University of Queensland Library

Subject(s): Research and information: general, Digital Lifestyle and online world: consumer and user guides

Institution(s): University of Queensland

Publisher: The University of Queensland

Last updated: 25/03/2024

Complete this module to learn how to develop a search strategy to find the best information, find different kinds of information using different tools and evaluate information.
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Find and Use Media

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)  2 H5P Activities    English (United Kingdom)

Author(s): The University of Queensland Library

Subject(s): Digital and information technologies: Legal aspects, Research methods: general

Institution(s): University of Queensland

Publisher: The University of Queensland

Last updated: 25/03/2024

Complete this module to learn how to source media (including images, video, and audio) for your assignments and help you understand copyright and licencing obligations so that you can ethically reuse media.
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Music Research Essentials

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

Author(s): Adam McCarthy, Felicity Berends, Kat Lee, Simon Perry

Subject(s): Educational: Music

Publisher: The University of Queensland

Last updated: 21/03/2024

Music Research Essentials is for undergraduate music students and provides discipline-specific information on the fundamentals of doing music research. Students will gain knowledge and skills in responding to a topic or question, developing effective research strategies, using information technology and search tools efficiently, locating and discriminating between sources of information, using secondary and primary sources, documenting and referencing sources, as well as setting assignment work out clearly and consistently.  Music Research Essentials has been designed with first-year students in the School of Music at the University of Queensland in mind, but it also provides generic information that is more widely applicable.

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School of Pharmacy Preceptor Handbook

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)  9 H5P Activities    English (Australia)

Author(s): School of Pharmacy

Subject(s): Pharmacy / dispensing, Work experience, placements and internships

Institution(s): University of Queensland

Publisher: The University of Queensland

Last updated: 28/02/2024

The School of Pharmacy Preceptor Handbook has been developed for preceptors hosting students in the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) program. Within this resource, preceptors can find supporting guides and information on placements, the work integrated learning program, and the Entrustable Professional Activities.
Legal Research Skills: An Australian Law Guide: 2024 Edition book cover

Legal Research Skills: An Australian Law Guide: 2024 Edition

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)  18 H5P Activities    English (Australia)

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

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

Publisher: The University of Queensland, James Cook University, the University of Southern Queensland, Charles Darwin University, Southern Cross University, Queensland University of Technology, Deakin University and University of South Australia

Last updated: 21/02/2024

The updated 2024 edition of this guide is designed to support students undertaking legal studies and contribute to the development of research skills in Australian law schools.
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Using Language Data to Learn About Language: A Teachers' Guide to Classroom Corpus Use

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)  129 H5P Activities    English (United Kingdom)

Author(s): Paula Tavares Pinto, Peter Crosthwaite, Carolina Tavares de Carvalho, Franciele Spinelli, Talita Serpa, William Garcia, Adriane Orenha Ottaiano

Editor(s): Paula Tavares Pinto, Peter Crosthwaite, Carolina Tavares de Carvalho, Franciele Spinelli, Talita Serpa, William Garcia, Adriane Orenha Ottaiano

Subject(s): Language learning: specific skills, Computational and corpus linguistics

Institution(s): University of Queensland

Publisher: The University of Queensland

Last updated: 01/08/2023

Using language data to learn about language: A teachers’ guide to classroom corpus use contains English, Portuguese and Spanish teaching resources to be used in international language classes. These resources can be used in classrooms with internet access (hands on) or without (hands off). The idea behind using corpora in the classroom is that learners will play the role of language “detectives”, taking charge of their own learning process while working with others to investigate the language in use. Corpora are large collections of electronic text that learners can query and manipulate to learn about language through repeated exposure. Learners are encouraged to observe data, create hypotheses, formulate rules on linguistic patterns (i.e., an inductive approach), and/or verify the validity of grammatical rules from textbooks (i.e., a deductive approach). This perspective is called Data-Driven Learning (DDL), and is now widely featured in Computer Aided Language Learning (CALL) research (Boulton, 2010; Crosthwaite, 2020; Frankenberg-Garcia, 2021; Pérez-Paredes, 2020; Scott, 2010; among others). This collection of ready-made DDL lesson plans is curated to help both new and experienced teachers introduce DDL concepts into their language lesson planning. In each lesson, teachers and learners will find a description of the target tool and a link to a short video, in which the author(s) of the lesson explain(s) how this tool can be used. Detailed lesson plans are included, which can be used as a starting point or as an inspiration for the creation of future class activities. Most of the lesson activities can be done 1) with access to the internet (hands on); and/or 2) without access to the internet (hands off). This is useful for schools where students are not allowed to use their own devices, or where internet access is not available.

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Academic Writing Skills

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  16 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Patricia Williamson

Subject(s): Writing and editing guides, Study and learning skills: general

Institution(s): University of Queensland

Publisher: The University of Queensland

Last updated: 26/05/2023

Designed specifically for UQ College Academic English Tertiary Preparation Program students, this Pressbook offers interactive activities and strategies for developing and refining academic writing skills. Learners are introduced to the writing basics, such as parts of speech, sentence and paragraph structure, right through to writing, editing , and refining their own essay. Students will have the opportunity to review key parts of the writing process from interpreting their assignment instructions, organizing their ideas, drafting their writing, and revising their work before final submission. In addition, students will learn key oral presentation skills for both group and individual class presentations. Also, it offers students the opportunity to develop as critical thinkers and write sound and valid academic arguments. The contents are supported by in-class practice and while it has been designed as an integral part of the TPP Academic English syllabus, it will enhance the writing skills of anyone new to academic writing.

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Introduction to the Social Sciences

CC BY (Attribution)   English (United Kingdom)

Author(s): Zoe Staines, Gerhard Hoffstaedter, Ned Binnie

Subject(s): Society and Social Sciences, History of scholarship (principally of social sciences and humanities), Social research and statistics, Social and ethical issues, Social theory

Institution(s): University of Queensland

Publisher: The University of Queensland

Last updated: 19/05/2023

This book is a multidisciplinary introduction to the social sciences with an applied approach to the study of human society. This book examines diverse aspects of social life from multiple perspectives, incorporating analytical and methodological insights in a wide range of social science disciplines, including sociology, anthropology, political science, public policy, psychology and human geography. Through real cases of contemporary issues and social problems, students will explore a wide range of topics that shape both Australia and the world today – the changing nature of work and education, the environment and health, community and development. Using a blend of text, video, and online materials, students will learn the skills for independent study and collaborative investigation. Upon the successful completion of this book, students will have gained critical knowledge on Australian and global social issues, relevant policies, and possible solutions.