NSCC Open Textbook Catalogue

This catalogue contains NSCC Open Textbook Titles that have been authored or adapted at NSCC and Open Textbooks being used by NSCC instructors.

All titles hosted on NSCC Pressbooks.

115 results
Foundations of Entrepreneurship book cover

Foundations of Entrepreneurship

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Michael Laverty, Chris Littel, NSCC

Subject(s): Entrepreneurship / Start-ups, Economics, Finance, Business and Management

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 07/06/2023

A remixed adapted version of Entrepreneurship by OpenStax.
Foundations of Entrepreneurship aims to drive students toward active participation in entrepreneurial roles, and exposes them to a wide range of companies and scenarios.
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Safety, Health and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education

CC BY (Attribution)  32 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Jennifer Paris, Kelly McKown

Subject(s): Early childhood care and education

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 05/06/2023

Early childhood is a critical time in development. Many outcomes, both positive and negative, have their beginnings in these years. It is vital that children’s health and safety be protected. High-quality early care and education programs can play a valuable role in improving outcomesfor children.
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Reflective Practice in Early Years Education

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  14 H5P Activities    English (Canada)

Author(s): Sheryl Third

Subject(s): Early childhood care and education

Institution(s): Fanshawe College

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 05/06/2023

This resource will provide a context that will allow the reader to consider their obligation to reflect from their own perspective and will explore how to create a practice that best suits their professional setting. This book will bring together in one place the history, the values, the skills and disposition required to be a reflective practitioner. It is a textbook with elements of a workbook, embedded are opportunities to watch, to think, to write, and to listen allowing the reader to become a purposeful and intentional reflective practitioner.

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World Regional Geography

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): Caitlin Finlayson

Subject(s): Geography

Publisher: Caitlin Finlayson

Last updated: 05/06/2023

Read online or download formats for free. This text approaches geography as experts understand the discipline, focusing on connections and an in-depth understanding of core themes.
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Web Literacy for College Students 2nd Ed

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): NSCC, Mike Caulfield

Subject(s): Information theory, Research and information: general

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 05/06/2023

Download FREE digital formats or read online.This guide will help you become "web literate" by showing you how to become a discerning consumer of information. Learn how to search for information, evaluate content, and learn tips for separating facts from internet myths.
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Professional Business Practice

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)  40 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Lucinda Atwood

Subject(s): Office and workplace, Working patterns and practices, Business communication and presentation, Management: leadership and motivation, Job hunting / changing careers

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 05/06/2023

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Principles of Behavior Analysis and Modification

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): Lee W. Daffin Jr.

Subject(s): Psychology

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 02/06/2023

This textbook covers the principles and procedures used in behaviour modification and through them, you can change a behaviour in yourself thanks to a carefully designed self-modification project.
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Leadership in Early Care and Education

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): Tammy Marino, Maidie Rosengarden, Sally Gunyon, Taya Noland

Subject(s): Early childhood care and education, Management: leadership and motivation

Publisher: Nova Scotia Community College

Last updated: 01/06/2023

Welcome to Leadership in Early Care and Education! We hope you find this text helpful, thought provoking, and affirming. We created this text to support learning in a couple of different. This text can be used from start to finish, or as modules that you (the instructor or the student) select based on your learning outcomes.

We created this text with these principles in mind:

  • Anyone can be a leader at any time. Leadership is not title specific and the field of Early Care and Education needs leaders from diverse background, experiences, and expertise.
  • Leadership has an inherent set of responsibilities and leaders need to understand what those are and how to navigate them.
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion are important topics and leadership should be grounded in them.
  • Reflection is a key part of professional practice and should be encouraged and supported at all levels.
  • It is important to represent a variety of contexts, individuals and scenarios.
  • White space is important. How we interact with learning materials is important. We hope you will find our design effective.

Leaders in Early Childhood Education and K-12 Education exist at levels and take many different paths to leadership. Some receive formal education and while many find themselves in leadership roles because they have the most tenure.  Most become leaders through a combination of education and experience – and all are woefully underprepared for what they experience.

These modules were designed to empower leaders at all levels and in any educational context. We realize that is a lofty goal and we felt it was important to aspire to ensure that all leaders could see themselves in the scenarios and strategies we share.  We have been in leadership roles and know how challenging and complex leadership in education can be.

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Introduction to Sociology Lumen/OpenStax

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Lumen Learning, OpenStax

Subject(s): Sociology

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 01/06/2023

Learn how the core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories of sociology help explain how simple, everyday human actions and interactions can change the world. This is an open textbook. Digital versions are free.
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Using H5P in Pressbooks

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  45 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Lynn MacGregor

Subject(s): Educational equipment and technology, computer-aided learning (CAL)

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 31/05/2023

This open book was created in NSCC Pressbooks for a Council of Atlantic Academic Libraries (CAAL) session on using H5P in Pressbooks.