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.

102 results
Building and Supporting Professional Relationships in Early Childhood Education book cover

Building and Supporting Professional Relationships in Early Childhood Education

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  1 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): May MacKenzie, Barbie Rowe

Subject(s): Early childhood care and education

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 15/11/2022

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Business Computer Applications

CC BY (Attribution)  10 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Amy Savoury, Abigail Rusu, Joy Perrin

Editor(s): Jessica Parsons, Aleta Butler, Andrea Long, Heather Maye, Jennifer Evans, Amy Ledgerwood

Subject(s): Word processing software, Office and workplace

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 09/11/2022

This book introduces students to Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email management. The text covers basic concepts of creating word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation materials for the workplace.

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Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education in Nova Scotia

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Mathew Sampson, Moashella Shortte

Subject(s): Early childhood care and education, Education, Curriculum planning and development, Educational: Child care / Child development

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 25/10/2022

This NSCC created open textbook provides an overview of the historical, societal, and theoretical origins of early childhood education with Nova Scotia specific content.
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Introduction to Marketing I 2e (MKTG 1010)

CC BY (Attribution)  10 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): NSCC Faculty, Lumen Learning

Editor(s): Jules Fauteux, Di Best, Deidre Evans, Rankin MacMaster, Barb Powers, George Swaniker, Hadley Brooks-Joiner, Kimia Ghasemi

Subject(s): Sales and marketing management, Business studies: general

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 19/09/2022

Designed to teach students the foundational principles of marketing in the digital age, this open textbook uses current case studies and engaging, real-world scenarios to help students recognize and analyze marketing in business as well as in everyday life. Curated OER readings, videos, simulations and other learning activities introduce students to the principles of marketing.
See also Introduction to Marketing II 2e (MKTG 2005) .
Supplementary teaching resources available.
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1, 2, 3 Write!

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

Author(s): Gay Monteverde

Subject(s): Language learning: writing skills

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 15/09/2022

1, 2, 3 Write! provides step-by-step instruction to build college writing skills. It combines comprehensive grammar and mechanics review with sentence, paragraph and essay writing techniques and practice. Links to example essays from professional and student writers demonstrate the skills studied and provide reading and critical thinking opportunities.

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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: 09/09/2022

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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NSCC Fundamentals of Business

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  86 H5P Activities    English

Subject(s): Business studies: general

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 07/09/2022

An introductory textbook in business that covers a variety of topics: The Foundation of Business, Ethics and Social Responsibility, Business in a Global Environment, Forms of Business Ownership, Entrepreneurship: Starting a Business, Management and Leadership, Structuring Organizations, Operations Management, Management Human Resources.
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Understanding the Whole Child

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Jennifer Paris, Antoinette Ricardo, Dawn Rymond, Alexa Johnson

Subject(s): Child, developmental and lifespan psychology, Human growth and development, Early childhood care and education

Publisher: NSCC

Last updated: 07/09/2022

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Interpersonal Communication

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

Subject(s): Communication studies

Last updated: 02/09/2022

Interpersonal Communication: A Mindful Approach to Relationships helps readers examine their own one-on-one communicative interactions using a mindfulness lens. The writing team of Jason S. Wrench, Narissra M. Punyanunt-Carter, and Katherine Thweatt incorporates the latest communication theory and research to help students navigate everyday interpersonal interactions. The 14 chapters in this book cover topics typically taught in an undergraduate interpersonal communication course: family interactions, interpersonal dynamics, language, listening, nonverbal communication, and romantic relationships, as well as exploring emerging areas such as self-compassion, body positivity, friendships, and “the dark side”. The writing takes on a purposefully informal tone to engage readers. Each chapter is broken into different sections that have unique instructional outcomes, key takeaways, and exercises, and concludes with real-world case studies and sample quiz questions. Also included is  an extensive glossary with over 350 definitions.

Fundamentals of Business: Canadian Edition book cover

Fundamentals of Business: Canadian Edition

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  42 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Business Faculty from Ontario Colleges, eCampusOntario Program Managers

Subject(s): Business studies: general

Publisher: eCampusOntario

Last updated: 02/09/2022

An introductory textbook in business that covers a variety of topics: The Foundation of Business, Economics and Business, Ethics and Social Responsibility, Business in a Global Environment, Forms of Business Ownership, Entrepreneurship: Starting a Business, Management and Leadership, Structuring Organizations, Operations Management, Motivating Employees, Management Human Resources, Union/Management Issues, Marketing: Providing Value, Accounting and Financial Information, and Personal Finances.