NOVA zELI Courses:                                             Zero Textbook Cost Degree Pathways.                                 For Everyone.

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Pioneering zero textbook cost courses and degree programs since 2012, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is the first community college to fully share its OER degree pathways and courses for others to use and build on. 

NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) and Lumen Learning have teamed up to make these “zELI” courses and degree pathways broadly available to the education community. These courses fulfill all requirements for NOVA Associate’s degrees in General Studies and Social Sciences. Published with open, Creative Commons licenses, anyone can freely use, revise, remix and repurpose the courses.

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This collection of zELI courses is freely available. Click on any course to access it. Institutions may opt to use Lumen’s low-cost paid support for zELI courses, which provides faculty training and support, full editing/customization privileges, integration into any major LMS, technical support, and guidance for OER program design.

College Composition I 

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College Success 

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Introduction to Communications 

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Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts 

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Introduction to the Study of Religion 

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Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I 

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Mathematics for the Liberal Arts II 

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Music Appreciation I 

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Principles of Macroeconomics 

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Additional zELI Courses Coming Soon:

NOVA and Lumen are collaborating to build the following zELI courses in Lumen’s platform, to make them broadly available to the education community. Check back soon for updates to available courses.

Course # zELI Course Title Course # zELI Course Title
ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art I HIS 262 United States History in Film
ART 102 History and Appreciation of Art II MTH 157 Elementary Statistics
ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics PED 116 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
ENG 112 College Composition II PHY 201 General College Physics I
ENG 123 Writing for the World Wide Web PHY 202 General College Physics II
ENG 125 Introduction to Literature PSY 200 Principles of Psychology
HIS 121 United States History I SOC 200 Principles of Sociology
HIS 122 United States History II
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