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NOVA Online offers several online courses that do not require students to purchase textbooks or other course materials. These zNOVA Online courses use Free Digital/Open Educational Resources (OER) instead of expensive textbooks. You can try one or two zNOVA Online courses, or even complete an entire AS degree track without having to purchase textbooks. Instead of requiring traditional textbooks, all readings and materials used in the courses will be available to students free of charge online as OER, or through NOVA’s digital library resources.
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-"Duty Calls" by Randall Munroe
We regularly hear about the harassment and bullying that occurs within social media. In fact, a Pew research study has found that “60% of internet users said they had witnessed someone being called offensive names.” So what can you do to make the internet a safer place?
The book “Civility in the Digital Age: How Companies and People can Triumph Over Haters, Trolls, Bullies, and Other Jerks” by Andrea Weckerle offers great advice for handling conflict over the web.
The author offers a “30-Day Action Plan for restoring civility to your corner of the digital world.”1 Here’s some of what you will learn:
- “Master the foundational skills you need to resolve and prevent conflict online
- Stay cool and effectively manage conflict in even the highest-pressure online environments
- Differentiate between what people say and what they really want
- Create a positive online footprint—or start cleaning up a negative image
- Recognize online troublemakers and strategize ways to handle them
- Manage your own anger—and, when necessary, express it online safely and productively
- Strategically manage others’ online hostility and frustration”1
Interested in learning more? Visit NOVA library’s website (http://www.nvcc.edu/academics/library) to read this e-book and to find other resources on the topic. As always, if you need assistance please contact the NOVA Online library at NOVA Online-Library@nvcc.edu.
1. Excerpted from safaribooksonline.com
This Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, learn more about Dr. King and his legacy.
Here is a landmark interview with Dr. King filmed in 1957:
We also recommend this e-book for more information:
To access these items, use your myNOVA username and password when prompted. For more resources on Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement, please visit the library’s website or contact us at NOVA Online-Library@nvcc.edu.