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Our New and Notable e-Resources for September/October focus on some of the back-to school, distance learning, and e-Learning resources held in our Library.

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Learning Online: The Student Experience (2020)

Author: George Veletsianos

This book presents stories from actual students and shows how diverse their experiences with online learning are. The author hopes that understanding learners better will help instructors design education better. The reader has access to many different situations and stories about students learning in a digital environment. Instructors, academic chairs, and of course, students will appreciate the candidness and real-life details of these students conquering digital learning. 

The Ultimate College Student Handbook: Your Guide To Everything From Hangover To Homesickness book cover

The Ultimate College Student Handbook: Your Guide To Everything From Hangover To Homesickness (2020)

Authors: Jill Grimes and Nicole Grimes

This award-winning book delivers mental and physical health information that is credible, accurate, and evidence-based for students to confidently access and make decisions while away from home. Readers will like how the medical information is laid out by body parts and how it covers more than fifty medical and social conditions such as pink eye, test anxiety, hangovers, public washroom panic, nose bleeds, DIY First Aid, and much more. The authors caution that suggestions from friends and Google, can be dubious. This resource provides reliable answers (sometimes, funny) and solutions to life’s ups and downs at college. 

Study With Me: Effective Bullet Journaling Techniques, habits, and Hacks To Be Successful, Productive, and Organized book cover

Study With Me: Effective Bullet Journaling Techniques, habits, and Hacks To Be Successful, Productive, and Organized (2020)

Authors: Jasmine Shao and Alyssa Jagan

This is a book to help you with note taking and it will teach you how to select and write more effective notes for studying. Learn how to use easy, bullet journaling methods to capture important points within a book chapter, article, or scholarly paper. Adapt and change notes and ideas to suit particular studying needs. Also, the authors have added suggestions and ways for organizing time, arranging and setting up ideas for page and spread layouts on research topics. Beginner and advanced students will find this resource useful because the hacks and tips will help them learn how to note-take and be organized.

Self-care for College Students: From Orientation to Graduation, 150+ Easy Ways to Stay Happy, Healthy, and Stress-Free book cover

Self-care for College Students: From Orientation to Graduation, 150+ Easy Ways to Stay Happy, Healthy, and Stress-Free (2019)

Author: Julia Dellitt

This book covers the importance of allotting time for personal wellness in order to be successful at college. Taking advantage of some of these simple self-care tips and gratifying activities will help one tackle and deal with what one is facing. The reader will learn how to spend their time wisely in healthy and stress-free ways while they are attending college.

Letters to a New Student: Tips to Study Smarter from a Psychologist book cover

Letters to a New Student: Tips to Study Smarter from a Psychologist (2019)

Author: Gary W. Wood

Any new or returning student or anyone with interest in lifelong learning will be surprised that this is not just another study skills workbook.  These are letters that describe real life problems with helpful learning strategies and study skills. The best part is that you get to decide how you read it - in any order you choose as it’s laid out in short, enticing tidbits of helpful learning and study tips.

How to Be a Successful Student: 20 Study Habits Based on the Science of Learning book cover

How to Be a Successful Student: 20 Study Habits Based on the Science of Learning (2019)

Author: Richard E. Mayer

This book focuses on 20 top study habits to help you learn based on the science of learning. These welcoming suggestions will help you develop valuable ways to study and eliminate unproductive ones in order to be effective and successful. Learning and applying just one study habit will provide you with a sense of achievement and set you in the right direction in your studies. 

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We also want to make sure you are aware of this other excellent campus resource, Student Development and Counselling, if you are facing any difficult, stressful or emotional challenges. Counselling services are free and focus on the well-being and success of SAIT students. They offer a range of resources to assist you with personal counselling, educational counselling, and career counselling, as well as self-help tools for when:

  • You're feeling stressed or overwhelmed
  • You need help working through a personal concern
  • You need help with your school work and academics
  • You're concerned about a friend

Drop-in or book an appointment with one of their counsellors if you are seeking support or need to talk to someone.

 

Student Development and Counselling is located in AA205, Heritage Hall.

Their hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:15 pm.

Contact them via:

Phone: 403.284.7023

Email: counselling@sait.ca

Microsoft Teams: 'Student Development and Counselling'

 

Here is a short list of other general interest resources that you might be interested in as well:

Still Moving Field Guide: Change Vitality At Your Fingertips book cover

Still Moving Field Guide: Change Vitality At Your Fingertips (2021)

Author: Deborah Rowland

The Still Moving Field Guide is a companion to another bestselling book on leading change, Still Moving: How to Lead Mindful Change. This hands-on resource shows you how to enhance your leadership skills and guide change. Using a holistic Change Vitality model, the author lays out each element of this model explaining what the element is, how to identify it, and the reason it aids leaders who lead change effectively and comfortably. Readers will learn how to rate leadership by skill and enjoy the stories of actual leaders who applied these skills. This guide offers many concrete and innovative ideas on how to apply the concepts within real life, a team environment, and an organization.

Yoga Student Handbook: Develop Your Knowledge of Yoga Principles And Practice book cover

Yoga Student Handbook: Develop Your Knowledge of Yoga Principles And Practice (2020)

Edited by: Sian O’Neill

Whether you are new to or curious about yoga or are a practicing yoga student, this handbook covers the history, anatomy, and philosophy behind yoga. It provides insights from well-known yoga practitioners with useful techniques to help you refine yoga poses, understand breathing, and yoga styles as well as your yoga teacher training expectations.  This is not a how-to manual yet it is a purposeful resource that will increase your awareness of holistic yoga practice. 

The Power Of Disability: 10 Lessons For Surviving, Thriving, And Changing The World book cover

The Power Of Disability: 10 Lessons For Surviving, Thriving, And Changing The World (2020)

Author: Ali Atmanski

This book is not about disability - it is a book about life. It shows disabled people how to use their disability in the best possible way. People with disabilities make up the biggest minority group on the planet. This group includes famous and not so famous individuals who have been instrumental in the areas of science, arts, technology, justice, medicine, and much more. We can all learn these 10 lessons and from the short, funny, and captivating stories of 100 people from 20 countries who have made a difference in the world.  It is time to acknowledge people with disabilities as reliable sources of resilience, love, and innovation.

Distance Learning Playbook For College And University Instruction: Teaching For Engagement And Impact In Any Setting book cover

Distance Learning Playbook For College And University Instruction: Teaching For Engagement And Impact In Any Setting (2019)

Authors: Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, John Hattie and John Almarode

Distance education was at the forefront of higher education in 2020 when teaching faculty were catapulted into online instruction. Distance teaching suddenly changed into emergency instruction where old processes, tools, and teaching methods were challenged. This vital resource offers focused direction for college and university faculty by showing the best instruction and learning strategies in a digital setting. Every aspect of students learning at a distance is covered with deliberate emphasis on the instructor-student relationship and advice to help faculty plan, streamline and strengthen learning experiences. 

An Introduction To Machine Learning book cover

An Introduction To Machine Learning (2019)

Authors: Gobinath Rebala, Ajaay Ravi and Sanjay Churiwala

This is a thorough resource which introduces machine learning and covers the mathematical and statistical concepts for the novice reader. It slowly moves into detail and provides the latest machine learning applications and algorithms and concludes with algorithms for Deep Learning and Reinforcement. Readers can test the concepts and algorithms as the content is not connected to a particular hardware or programming language. Let this book be one’s first resource on machine learning. 

Suggestions from students, faculty, and staff for the purchase of new materials are always welcome!

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