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Mental Wellbeing Essentials (Student course) book cover

Mental Wellbeing Essentials (Student course)

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Author(s): RMIT Mental Wellbeing Initiatives

Editor(s): Ian Kolk, Sophie Langley, Emily Russell, Lisa Chee, Michael Swadling

Subject(s): Counselling and care of students, Higher education, tertiary education, Coping with / advice about mental health issues, Care of people with mental health issues

Institution(s): RMIT University

Publisher: RMIT Open Press

Last updated: 24/07/2024

Students experience higher rates of mental illness than the general population. We’ve created this course to allow learning institutions to share a short resource with their students covering the essentials of mental wellbeing.

Content includes:

– Why looking after your mental wellbeing is important when studying
– Signs to look out for that might indicate you or others need extra support
– Practical tips for supporting others in distress
– How you can look after yourself when supporting others.

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Protocols for assisting distressed students: Essentials (Staff course)

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Author(s): RMIT Mental Wellbeing Initiatives

Editor(s): Lisa Chee, Michael Swadling, Ian Kolk, Sophie Langley, Emily Russell

Subject(s): Counselling and care of students, Higher education, tertiary education

Institution(s): RMIT University

Publisher: RMIT Open Press

Last updated: 24/07/2024

Teaching and professional staff are often the first to respond in times when study and life have overwhelmed a student. To assist, we have created this course to build staff confidence in responding to students in distress in a way that respects the boundaries of their role.
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RMIT Open Publishing Toolkit for Authors

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Author(s): Julian Blake, Jennifer Hurley, Ian Kolk, Anne Lennox, Stuart Moffat, Mark Parsons, Frank Ponte, Emily Russell, Carrie Thomas

Editor(s): Carrie Thomas, Jennifer Hurley

Subject(s): Education, Teaching staff, Publishing and book trade, Higher education, tertiary education, Open learning, distance education

Institution(s): RMIT University

Publisher: RMIT Open Press

Last updated: 24/07/2024

The RMIT Open Publishing Toolkit for Authors is a guide for those who want to publish an open educational resource with RMIT Open Press. It steps authors through the process they will undertake when working with the RMIT Open Publishing Team, and sets out guidelines and expectations for the undertaking.

It covers:

  • Planning an open publication: guiding principles and considerations
  • Preparing your manuscript: style and licence requirements; keeping track of your project; inclusivity and accessibility; creating your manuscript; academic integrity; and quality and peer review
  • Working with the RMIT Open Publishing Team: the role of authors, and the role of the RMIT Open Publishing Team.

While this book was developed specifically for an RMIT University audience, others may find it useful as a resource to refer to, or to adopt or adapt for their own contexts.

Partnerships with the Community: Social Work Field Education during the Covid-19 Pandemic book cover

Partnerships with the Community: Social Work Field Education during the Covid-19 Pandemic

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Author(s): Ronnie Egan, Betty Haralambous, Patrick O’Keeffe

Subject(s): Social work, Work experience, placements and internships

Institution(s): RMIT University

Publisher: RMIT University in partnership with Informit Open

Last updated: 24/07/2024

This edition of Partnerships with the Community: Social Work Field Education during the Covid-19 Pandemic emerged from RMIT’s Partnership Reference Group in response to the impacts of the global pandemic on field placement supply and delivery. There was collective agreement that the long-term relationships between RMIT Social Work and the field through field education and beyond allowed us to rapidly respond to the needs of students, agencies and the community and continue to provide social work field education over 2020 and 2021. This book is a testament to the strength of these relationships demonstrated in the trust, respect, shared vision, flexibility, and reciprocity exhibited during this period. The book brings together the narratives of the RMIT Field education team and eleven of our industry partners about their experiences of providing social work placements during a global pandemic.

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A Skilled Hand and a Cultivated Mind

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Author(s): Julian Lee, Maki Yoshida, Jindan Ni, Kaye Quek, Anamaria Ducasse

Editor(s): Julian Lee, Maki Yoshida, Jindan Ni, Kaye Quek, Anamaria Ducasse

Subject(s): Education, Teaching skills and techniques

Institution(s): RMIT University

Publisher: RMIT Open Press

Last updated: 24/07/2024

Perita manus, mens exculta – a skilled hand, a cultivated mind. The title of this book uses RMIT University’s motto to reflect on the approaches of RMIT University to teaching and learning. This open book presents the endeavors of a range of educators to explore how they engage with communities and industry, and are guided by theory and research to progress teaching and learning at RMIT and beyond.
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RMIT Strategic Management Case Studies

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Author(s): Tim O'Shannassy, Justin Pierce

Editor(s): Tim O'Shannassy

Subject(s): Economics, Finance, Business and Management, Management decision making

Institution(s): RMIT University

Publisher: RMIT Open Press

Last updated: 24/07/2024

This collection of business strategy case studies have been written for RMIT MBA strategy courses. The case studies in this book reflect the approach in strategic management: the structure of the external environment (or PESTLE) analysis, the Porter five forces analysis, an appraisal of the company strategy and status of business units and functions, and a SWOT analysis that helps to facilitate synthesis of the case study situation. This sets the student up to craft recommendations on improving shareholder and stakeholder value. Think about the corporate level of the firm, the network level, the business level and the functional level. What can be improved? In the RMIT MBA strategy courses students attempt five recommendations.
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Six Acceptance and Commitment Training Conversations

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Author(s): Julian McNally, Michael Swadling

Editor(s): Ian Kolk, Mark Parsons, Michael Swadling, Sophie Langley

Subject(s): Counselling and care of students, Positive psychology, Higher education, tertiary education, Cognitive behavioural therapy, Coping with / advice about mental health issues, Popular psychology, Mindfulness, Emotions and emotional intelligence, Educational: Study skills, Educational: Social and life skills

Institution(s): RMIT University

Publisher: RMIT Open Press

Last updated: 24/07/2024

An e-learning program aimed to provide students with the psychological and emotional intelligence skills to support them in:

  • completing study assessment tasks in a disciplined and stress-free manner
  • starting and sustaining enjoyable relationships with their peers and friends
  • conducting a meaningful and valued life while studying at university
  • participating in group assessment projects in a fulfilling and confident manner
  • living a balanced and enjoyable life!
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Ready for Uni: An RMIT Chemistry Bridging Course

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Author(s): Durga Dharmadana, Jack Benci, Matthew Millis, Joshua Muir, Jiawen Qu

Subject(s): Chemistry, Educational: Chemistry

Institution(s): RMIT University

Publisher: RMIT Open Press

Last updated: 24/07/2024

Ready for Uni: An RMIT Chemistry Bridging Course is designed for RMIT students transitioning from high school science into undergraduate chemistry studies. The fundamental concepts covered throughout this book are considered to be essential knowledge for many chemistry-based subjects here at RMIT. To ensure that the content is digestible for all learning styles, we’ve included interactive quizzes, explanatory videos, real-world examples, practice questions (and more!) in each section for students to engage with as they please. So if you’re an RMIT student in need of a quick refresher, or perhaps you wish to dive a little bit deeper into the strange and wonderful world of chemistry, then this textbook is the perfect study companion for you!
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RMIT Open Press Style Guide

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Author(s): Carrie Thomas, Jennifer Hurley, Rebecca Rata

Subject(s): Education, Higher education, tertiary education, Open learning, distance education, Publishing and book trade, Desktop publishing, Teaching staff, Writing and editing guides

Institution(s): RMIT University

Publisher: RMIT Open Press

Last updated: 24/07/2024

This style guide is for authors publishing with RMIT Open Press using the Pressbooks platform. It sets out requirements for writing style, diversity, accessibility, acknowledging sources, and using figures, tables and embedded media. While the guide has been written for RMIT authors, it may provide a useful starting point for others wanting to publish open resources. The RMIT Open Press Style Guide is a companion to the RMIT Open Publishing Toolkit for Authors.

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OER Capability Toolkit

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Author(s): Julian Blake, Jane Halson, Ian Kolk, Anne Lennox, Stuart Moffat, Frank Ponte, Rebecca Rata, Carrie Thomas

Editor(s): Frank Ponte, Carrie Thomas, Rebecca Rata

Subject(s): Teaching staff, Higher education, tertiary education, Open learning, distance education

Institution(s): RMIT University

Publisher: RMIT Open Press

Last updated: 24/07/2024

The OER Capability Toolkit aims to provide educators a fundamental understanding in the use and creation of OER. This book provides a higher education Australian perspective and content is broken down into five parts: Defining Open Education and OER; Understanding Open Licensing; Finding and Evaluating OER; Adapting, Creating and Sharing OER; and Open Pedagogy, Principles and Practices. Each part features interactive elements culminating in a final exercise that enables educators to reflect on their own course curriculum to include OER and think about how open pedagogical principles can be introduced in their own teaching practice.