FAIRFAX, Va. and PORTLAND, Ore. (Nov. 16, 2015) – For colleges everywhere, offering a zero textbook cost degree program became easier today as Northern Virginia Community College’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) and open courseware provider Lumen Learning announced a collaboration to publish 24 online college courses for two complete degree programs. All courses were developed for zero student cost using open educational resources (OER) (i.e., no textbooks, just public access Internet).
Reston residents or employees can earn a bachelor’s degree in business administration close to home or work. Through a transfer agreement between Northern Virginia Community College and Marymount University, students can complete the first two years of college at NOVA and then finish at Marymount without leaving Reston. NOVA and Marymount are conveniently located next to each other on Wiehle Avenue adjacent to Metro’s Silver Line in Reston.
Northern Virginia Community College will hold a job fair for potential part-time instructors Nov. 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. at NOVA’s Innovation Park Center. The center is located at 9485 Innovation Drive, just off University Boulevard in Manassas.