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OER Textbook Guide: Home

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NOLOs and OERs: What's the difference?

NCC faculty, when possible, are increasingly choosing no- and low-cost (NOLO) texts and other course materials. NOLO courses are then flagged in SIS and the online course schedule so that students are aware of them. When a resource is both free (no-cost) and openly-licensed it is considered an OER. Because of its open license, an OER can usually be customized or "remixed" by faculty.  

NOLO course = course with required materials (excluding equipment or fees) under $40

OER = Open Educational Resources = free and openly-licensed course materials

Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) = a course using OER and or one that has no required texts

This guide shows OERs that have been adopted by NCC instructors as of December 2022.

See the Faculty section of this website for more information about NOLOs and OERs at NCC.

The library adds all NCC OERs to the NH Open OER Commons Hub which features OER texts in use at CCSNH and USNH colleges. If you know of an OER used at NCC that we missed, please email Fran Keenan or Troy Nikander at ncclibrary@ccsnh.edu.

 

OER texts adopted by NCC faculty

ARTS 120N - Introduction to Graphic Design

ECE 102N - Growth and Development of Young Children

ECE 103N - Safety, Health, and Nutrition in Early Education

ECE 104N - Curriculum and Care in Early Childhood Ed.

ENGL 101N - College Composition

ENGL 103N - Professional Writing and Presentation

ENGL 109N - Public Speaking

ENGL 122N - Technical Writing

ENGL 231N - British Literature: 1800 to Present

ENGL 241N - American Literature: Civil War to Present

GEOG 110N - World Regional Geography

HIST 101N - World Civilization: Ancient Times to 1700

HIST 102N - Western Civilization: 1700 to the Present

HIST 140N - U.S. History: Colonial to Reconstruction

HIST 141N - U.S. History Since Reconstruction

Course list (as of Dec. 2022)

ARTS 120N - Introduction to Graphic Design
COMM 106N - Public Relations
ECE 102N - Growth and Development of Young Children
ECE 103N - Safety, Health, and Nutrition in Early Education
ECE 104N - Curriculum and Care in Early Childhood Education
ENGL 101N - College Composition
ENGL 103N - Professional Writing and Presentation
ENGL 109N - Public Speaking
ENGL 122N - Technical Writing
ENGL 230N - British Literature: Middle Ages to 1800
ENGL 231N - British Literature: 1800 to Present
ENGL 241N - American Literature: Civil War to Present
GEOG 110N - World Regional Geography
HIST 101N - World Civilization: Ancient Times to 1700
HIST 102N - Western Civilization: 1700 to the Present
HIST 110N - Ancient Civilizations
HIST 140N - U.S. History: Colonial to Reconstruction
HIST 141N - U.S. History Since Reconstruction
HUMA 230 - Ethics in the Workplace
MATH 103N - Quantitative Reasoning
MATH 106N - Statistics I
MATH 110N - Algebra and Trigonometry
MATH 120N - Precalculus
MATH 215 - Linear Algebra
SPAN 105 + 106N - Spanish I + II

HUMA 230N - Ethics in the Workplace

MATH 103N - Quantitative Reasoning

MATH 110N - Algebra and Trigonometry

MATH 120N - Precalculus

MATH 215 - Linear Algebra