College Open Textbooks Releases its First New Textbook, Project Management Skills for All Careers

This textbook offers real-world project management skills for students in any profession.

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San Jose, CA (PRWEB) February 28, 2012

College Open Textbooks, the leading source of information about open-licensed textbooks for community colleges and other 2-year institutions of higher education, is pleased to announce that it just released its first new textbook, Project Management Skills for All Careers, which is now available to purchase on the College Open Textbook website. Bound copies are available in black/white for $27.09; color is $41.65. EBook copies are $15.95. A portion of all proceeds from this textbook will go to support College Open Textbooks’ activities.

This new textbook is designed to provide students with project management skills they can apply in any chosen profession and instructors with an open-licensed textbook they can freely modify to suit their teaching style, student demographics, available teaching time, and more.

As Daniel Dishno of De Anza College’s Occupational Training Center writes in the foreword: “I am excited to have this book in my arsenal of professional resources …. Project Management Skills for All Careers offers a framework for managing projects in any career area. The concepts can be applied no matter where you work.”

Developed by members of Project Management Open Resources, TAP-a-PM, and others for College Open Textbooks, Project Management Skills for All Careers is an excellent book for people in almost any career who find they need or want to learn more about how to manage projects. In today’s workplace, more and more employees find themselves becoming accidental project managers. Project Management Skills for All Careers is designed to give a strong foundation in the principles of project management along with a solid overview of the analytical and reporting tools necessary to keep projects on track. To learn more about Project Management Skills for All Careers or to purchase a copy, visit the featured page on the College Open Textbook website. A portion of Project Management Skills for All Careers is available in PDF format for review. Editable copies are available upon request for instructors who wish to incorporate parts of the book into their lectures and learning management system. Instructors who want an editable version of the book should contact co-director, Jacky Hood at jacky(dot)hood(at)opendoorsgroup(dot)org

About College Open Textbooks
Funded by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Community College Open Textbooks Collaborative is a collection of colleges, governmental agencies, education non-profits, and other education-related organizations that are focused on the mission of driving the awareness, adoption, and affordability of open textbooks. This includes providing training for instructors adopting open resources, peer reviews of open textbooks, and mentoring online professional networks that provide support to authors who open their resources. The need to move to open digital textbooks is also a way to help financially distressed states such as California reduce the cost of public education. To learn more about the Community College Open Textbooks Collaborative, please visit our website at http://collegeopentextbooks.org, our blog at http://collegeopentextbooks.org/blog and join our Ning community at http://collegeopentextbooks.ning.com. For more information on the College Open Textbooks Collaborative, contact Mitchell Levy, Co-Director, at 408-257-3000 or mitchell(dot)levy(at)happyabout(dot)info.

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Phone: 650-814-5835
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