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.

101 results
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NSCC Introduction to Sociology

CC BY-SA (Attribution ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): NSCC

Subject(s): Sociology

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 22/11/2021

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NSCC Human Biology

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Rhea Langille

Subject(s): Human biology, Biology, life sciences

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 22/11/2021

In this survey text, directed at those not majoring in biology, we dispel the assumption that a little learning is a dangerous thing. We hope that by skimming the surface of a very deep subject, biology, we may inspire you to drink more deeply and make more informed choices relating to your health, the environment, politics, and the greatest subject that are all of us are entwined in, life itself.

NSCC Human Biology by Rhea Langille is a condensed and adapted version of the open textbook Concepts of Biology—1st Canadian Edition by Charles Molnar and Jane Gair. Concepts of Biology—1st Canadian Edition is an adaptation of Concepts of Biology created by Rice University & OpenStax.

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Introduction to Psychology Study Guide

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

Author(s): Sarah Murray

Subject(s): Psychology, Society and Social Sciences

Last updated: 10/09/2021

This study guide is designed to accompany the Introduction to Psychology – Ist Canadian Edition open text by Jennifer Walinga and Charles Stangor (https://open.bccampus.ca/find-open-textbooks/?uuid=8390d51e-0efe-493c-881c-cf86852a612f&contributor=&keyword=&subject=Psychology). For each chapter it summarizes the learning objectives and presents multiple-choice, true-false and fill-in-the-blank tests of the material covered. It provides links to resources to enable students to deepen their understanding of key topics and to explore related issues. Finally, it offers suggestions for hands-on activities relevant to each chapter.

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Communication and Mentoring in the Trades

CC BY (Attribution)   English (Canada)

Author(s): Tim Carson

Subject(s): Communication studies

Last updated: 10/09/2021

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SDG Toolkit for Canadian Colleges and Institutes

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

Author(s): CICAN

Subject(s): Sustainability, Climate change, International institutions, For College, Technical Programs (Canada), For higher / tertiary / university education, Social impact of environmental issues, Environmental policy and protocols

Last updated: 23/04/2021

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Faculty OER Toolkit

CC BY (Attribution)   English (Canada)

Subject(s): Language: reference and general

Publisher: BCcampus

Last updated: 08/04/2021

The Faculty OER Toolkit is an information resource about and guide to adapting and adopting Open Educational Resources. Included are definitions and examples, information about Creative Commons licensing, and tips on how to adapt and/or adopt OER for classroom use.

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Beginning Excel

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Subject(s): Spreadsheet software, , Business studies: general

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

Last updated: 03/12/2020

This Beginning Excel textbook is intended for use in a one-term introductory spreadsheet course for all majors taught at two-year colleges. The basics of Excel, as they apply to the professional workplace, are introduced, including spreadsheet design, data entry, formulas, functions, charts, tables, and multi-sheet use.

Contact Diane Shingledecker (dshingle@pcc.edu) for inquiries about accompanying online quizzes, tests, What’s Wrong with this Spreadsheet critical thinking exercises, midterm, and final projects that currently reside in a Desire2Learn online course shell.

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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: Washington State University

Last updated: 01/09/2020

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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Adaptation Guide

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Subject(s): Education, Publishing and book trade

Publisher: BCcampus

Last updated: 21/08/2020

The  Adaptation Guide is a practical reference about how to customize — or adapt — an open textbook so that it better fits your needs in the classroom and elsewhere. This guide defines the term adaptation and discusses reasons for revising a book, why this is possible with an open textbook, and the challenges involved.

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Adoption Guide 2nd Edition

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Subject(s): Education, Reference, Information and Interdisciplinary subjects, ,

Publisher: BCcampus

Last updated: 09/06/2020

This guide was originally created by BCcampus Open Education with the assistance of several BC faculty and staff who attended the 2016 Adoption Workshop Development Sprint. Since then, open education has evolved and in response this guide has been updated and expanded into four parts. The first sections address three distinct groups involved in open textbook adoption: instructors, post-secondary institutions, and students. The second–most comprehensive–section focuses on the operational aspects of adoption: surveying instructors about, tracking usage of, and reporting out about open textbooks (and other OER).  The last “Learn More” part provides additional adoption information.