NROC webinar avaliable


NROC ProjectNROC hosted an informational webinar on October 29th. This webinar reviews the vast collections available from the NROC Project through the NCLOR. Beth Pickett, NROC Project HippoCampus Product Manager, provides a whirlwind tour of some of the 3,000 + objects across subjects. Jonathon Sweetin, NCLOR Systems Administrator, demonstrates how to easily include objects from NCLOR into your Blackboard or Moodle courses.

The NROC Project is a community-guided, non-profit project focused on new models of digital content development, distribution, and use.

For more information, please contact Jonathon Sweetin: sweetinj@nccommunitycolleges.edu
Run time apx. 54 minutes.

The NROC project collection in the NCLOR is only available to the NCCCS faculty.

New Intelecom Video Series Available in NCLOR


Intelecom LogoToday, three new subject areas from the INTELECOM video collection have been added to the NCLOR. The subject areas added include Adult Education, Allied Health and Philosophy. Over 780 new videos and video clips have been included in this addition. The new content includes nationally recognized documentary series such as: Crossroads Café, Madison Heights, Lifelines, On Common Ground, The Human Condition, and The Examined Life. All videos content included in this content are closed captioned and are available for viewing at the resource summary page and the attachment level for easy inclusion into LMS based courses.  This purchased content has been made available only to the NCCCS system. For more information on this new content, see the detailed information below.

Example: screenshot of crossroads cafe video displayed in NCLOR

Example: screenshot of crossroads café video displayed in NCLOR


Detailed information about the new series…

Crossroads CafeCrossroads Café

Subject Area: Adult Education (ESL)
NCCCS Course(s) this content may support: BSP2000, BSP2001

This English language learner (ELL) series blends comedy and drama to teach English to speakers of other languages. The stories feature characters whose lives intersect at Crossroad Cafe, a neighborhood restaurant, where together they experience the struggles, conflicts, joys and victories of everyday life. Each episode features “Word Play,” an animated segment demonstrating a specific language function. Culture Clips is a video series included in Crossroads Café and made up of 26 documentary-style short segments on various aspects of life in the U.S.

Madison HeightsMadison Heights

Subject Area: Adult Education
NCCCS Course this content may support: BSP2000, BSP2001

Ten half-hour dramatic episodes. Madison Heights centers around a hypothetical middle school and focuses on one or more families struggling to overcome adversity with courage, dignity and hope. Each episode addresses a particular problem, such as illiteracy, alcoholism, and welfare.

On Common GroundOn Common Ground

Subject Area: Adult Education
NCCCS Courses this content may support: BSP2000, BSP2001

On Common Ground is anthology of stories that unfolds in a City Hall of a medium-sized city. This 15 episode series present dramatic stories which take on controversial issues, usually in situations that lack a single right answer. Each episode concludes with a relevant video of a key event from U.S. history. Individual lessons focus on such crucial issues as racial polarization, extremism and freedom of speech, individual rights versus the public good, separation of powers, and checks and balances.

lifelinesLifelines

Subject Area: Adult Education
NCCCS Courses this content may support: BSP2000, BSP2001

Lifelines is a ten-part documentary videos series for family literacy and adult education. Inspiring stories of families working together provide meaningful, and motivating learning experiences for today’s parent learner.

The Human ConditionThe Human Condition

Subject Area: Allied Health, Health, Biology
NCCCS Courses this content may support: BIO092, BIO155, CIM125, HEA110, HEA130, HEA150, HEA3029, HEA3029, HSE245

The Human Condition takes a comprehensive view of health care, focusing on nine topic areas: The Fabric of Health, Who is at Risk?, The life Cycle, Emotional and Mental Health, Sexual Health, Health and Chemical Substances, Health Risks: The Role of Heredity and Lifestyle, Promoting Well-Being Through Fitness and Nutrition, and The Individual in the Health/Medical Marketplace. These 26 video episodes (349 clips) combine interviews with leading health professionals, dynamic location footage, and illustrative case studies, to bring each lesson to life.

the_examined_life_logoThe Examined Life

Subject Area: Philosophy
NCCCS Courses this content may support: PHI210 , PHI215 , PHI220 , PHI221 , PHI230 , PHI240 , REL110

The series “The Examined Life” offers learners an in-depth analysis of the wisdom of the Western world, The Examined Life studies the “Great Questions” that have intrigued philosophers from antiquity to the present. Using writings of past philosophers and interviews with more than 50 contemporary thinkers, the course episodes underscore how these great questions – What is art? Does God exist? What is the meaning of life? Does the end justify the means? – still reverberate in society today. The series includes 26 episodes (136 clips) and 15 interviews with leading contemporary thinkers (201 clips).

Accessing Content: To find this content in the NCLOR, you can do any of the following:

  • On the quick search bar, click the search button, then select Intelecom Video Collection from the “within” dropdown list.
  • Navigate to the Browse by NCCCS Premium Content area> click on the Intelecom Video Collection

Eight New NROC Collections Added to the NCLOR


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Available to NCCCS Only

The content available in the NCLOR from NROC has been updated with eight new collections. The eight new collections are: The Concord Consortium Collection, NMSU Learning Games Lab Collection, Mt. San Jacinto College Collection, Chattanooga State Technical College Collection, BioInteractive Collection, APES in a Box Collection, Virginia Historical Society Collection, and NASA eClips Collection. The NROC Project provides core academic rich multimedia content–videos, animations, and simulations–on general education subjects to middle-school, high-school teachers, college professors and their students. Over 490 new resources have been added to the NROC collection. These resources join the other 2,800+ items already available for NCCCS faculty use.


 

The Concord Consortium Logo The Concord Consortium is a collection of Revolutionary Digital Learning items for Science, Engineering, and Math. The Concord Consortium is a nonprofit educational research and development organization based in Concord, Massachusetts. The courses in the NCCCS combined course library that could be support by this content include: CHM081, CHM082, PHY080, BIO090, MAT121, PHY101, EHS115.  Number of items added = 41  Subjects included = Biology, Algebra, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental science


 

Chattanooga State Technical Community College LogoThe Chattanooga State Technical Community College collection includes topics in Religion & Chemistry of Global Climate Change. The courses in the NCCCS combined course library that could be support by this content include: CHM081, CHM082, CHM1312,CTC120, ENV110, ENV120, ENV222, ENV234, EPP112, HIS117, HUM122, NAN251, NUC110, PHS121, PHS140, REL110, REL111, REL112, REL221, SOC250, WAT3200.  Number of items added =177  Subjects included = Religion, Chemistry, Atmospheric science, Climatology


 

BioInteractive Logo The BioInteractive collection includes Cutting-edge Science Animations and Videos. BioInteractive series of films brings compelling stories of scientific discovery, featuring leading scientists in fields ranging from evolutionary biology and genetics to earth science. The courses in the NCCCS combined course library that could be support by this content include: ANT230, BIO094, BIO100, BIO111, BIO250, ENV120, GEL111, MED138, and PHS130. Number of items added =42   Subjects included = Biology, Environmental science


 

MSJC Mt. San Jacinto College LogoThe Mt.San Jacinto College collection provides Crafting an Effective Writer: Tools of the Trade course. This course is designed for anyone who wants to become a better writer. If you need to write more clearly for work, prepare for a placement test for a college, or improve your skills for current writing projects, this class is beneficial. Please be aware that basic writers are the targeted audience for this course. The courses in the NCCCS combined course library that could be support by this content include: ENG125, ENG126.  Number of items added =15  Subjects included = English, Writing


 

NMSU Learning Games Lab Logo New Mexico State University Learning Games Lab collection offers Math Snacks: Animations and Games for Middle School. Math Snacks are short animations and mini-games designed to present mathematics in a very different way. Math Snacks give students, especially those who don’t particularly like math, another way to look at math concepts. The courses in the NCCCS combined course library that could be support by this content include: MAT101.  Number of items added =22  Subjects included = Mathematics, Mathematics education


 

APES in a BOX Logo APES in a BOX collection contain AP Environmental Science Review courses. APES in a Box is an all-inclusive study guide for the AP Environmental Science exam. APES in a BOX has been updated to reflect changes in the 2011 APES Exam! APES in a Box was written by experienced APES teachers Benjy Wood and Dave Holbert. The courses in the NCCCS combined course library that could be support by this content include: AGR121, AGR170, ALT120, ARG121, ARG170, ATT135, BIO145, EGY3001, EGY3004, EHS115, ELC231, ENV110, ENV120, ENV220, EPP112, FOR175, IVS110, NUC210, and PHS140.   Number of items added =33  Subjects included = Environmental science


 

Virginia Historical Society LogoThe Virginia Historical Society, founded in 1811  in Richmond, Virginia, is a major repository, research, and teaching center for Virginia history. The mission of the Virginia Historical Society is to connect people to America’s past through the unparalleled story of Virginia.  The courses in the NCCCS combined course library that could be support by this content include: HIS131, HIS132. Number of items added =14  Subjects included = United States history and  State history


 

NASA eClips LogoNASA eClips™ are short, relevant educational video segments. These videos inspire and engage students, helping them see real world connections. New video segments are produced weekly exploring current applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, topics. NASA eClips™ offer unlimited flexibility in the classroom for timing, sequencing and pacing instruction to meet the needs of students and classroom instructors. The courses in the NCCCS combined course library that could be support by this content include: PHY080, PHY090, AST111, ENV120, and CHM092.  Number of items added =147  Subjects included = Astronomy and astrophysics, Biology, Chemistry, Earth science, Food science, Physics, and Space sciences

 

Accessing Content: To find this content you can do any of the following:

  • Search by free text by typing in the collection name: (i.e.“Chattanooga State Technical College” or “APES in a BOX” or “New Mexico State University Learning Games Lab” etc.)
  • Browse by NROC resource series: Navigate to the Browse by Resource Series area> click on the The NROC Project > Sort by Subject Areas or Sort by NROC Collection

Important Note: Due to NROC license agreement this content is only available to NCCCS Faculty.

Network Slowness Issues 8/12/14


MaintenanceThe NCLOR hosting service is currently experiencing some network issues affecting several services. There are performance issues with NCLOR, Production and Test instances. NCLOR staff have confirmed with the ITS Service Desk that work on the network issues is in progress but no ETA for a resolution at this point.

We apologize for the inconvenience to our users.

NCLOR System Admin

V-Scope Explorer Resource Series updated in the NCLOR


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Open to NCCCS Faculty Only

The V-Scope Explorer resource series from Science Learning Resources has been updated in the NCLOR.  The Multicellular Plants, Multicellular Animals, Single Cell Organisms applications have now been combined into one application titled ” Basic Biology”. The Basic Biology and the already available Anatomy/Physiology simulation both have new activity guides. AV-Scope demo image link to these guides has been included in on every slide in the set.  V-Scope Explorer™ Microscope  is a simulated experience of using a real microscope. These simulations add a new dimension to the lab experience and can supplement textbook and classroom sessions by learning through this virtual lab.

Note: This resource series is purchased content and only available to North Carolina Community College System faculty.

Play the video below to get a brief introduction to V-Scope Explorer.

V-Scope Explorer Introduction Video by Dr. Gary Duncan, Science Learning Resources

The NCCCS courses that could be enhanced by using these resources are: BIO090, BIO092, BIO100, BIO110, BIO111,  and BIO112.

To access the V-Scope Explorer series you can:

  1. log into the NCLOR  or through your institution’s learning management system
  2. navigate to the Browse by Resource Series area
  3. click on the V-Scope Explorer (Virtual Microscope) series.

BozemanScience Video Series added to the NCLOR


Bozemanscience logo Over three hundred new science videos have been added to the NCLOR’s Open Educational Resource collection. BozemanScience is a video series maintained by Paul Andersen a Bozeman Montana High School teacher who has been teaching high school science for the last nineteen years, and teaching science on YouTube for the last 3 years. Anderson was the 2011 Montana Teacher of the Year.   He has created hundreds of science videos that have been viewed millions of times by students and teachers around the world. Paul was recently selected as a YouTube Edu Guru. He has presented  at TEDx Talk on classroom game design and been called the next Sal Khan.

The topics included in the BozemanScience Series are: Anatomy and Physiology, AP Biology, Biology, AP Chemistry, Chemistry, AP Physics, Earth Science and Physics have been added to the collection.

(Beginner’s Guide – Balancing Equations video by Paul Andersen from Unit 5: Chemical Reactions, Chemistry course.)

The suggested NCCCS courses these resources may benefit are: BIO090, BIO100, BIO163, BIO165, CHM081, CHM082, CHM092, CHM121, PHY080, PHY090, PHY101, PHY102, ENV110, and MAT151.

To access this series, you can do any of the following:

  • Log into the NCLOR and click on “Browse by Resource Series” and then the BozemanScience series.
  • If you are NCCCS faculty, you can add the links to the resources directly to your LMS based course. (learn how)
  • Simply, click BozemanScience to view the series as a guest.

Four New Resource Series from NROC have been added to NCLOR


NROC LogoThe NROC collection in the NCLOR has been updated with four new series. The four new series are: Phoenix College, WhyU, National Geographic Creative Motion, and Moments in American History.  NROC provides core academic rich multimedia content–videos, animations, and simulations–on general education subjects to middle-school, high-school teachers, college professors and their students. Close to 1700 items have been added to this collection.

Phoenix College Logo  The Phoenix college collection includes items from  Mathispower4u.com, which is a collection of mini-lessons and example videos with no ads.  The courses that can be supported in the NCCCS combined course library include: DMA065, MAT075, MAT140, MAT271, MAT272, EHS115, ENV110, MAT273, MAT285, MAT280, MAT162, MA040.  1,550 items have been added to the collection from Phoenix college.

 Subjects covered in the Phoenix College Collection are: Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, and SAT Math Practice

WHYU LogoWhy U is funded by the Goldman Charitable Foundation in partnership with the University of Central Florida. The goal of these lectures is to explore fundamental concepts more precisely and in greater depth than is currently possible in most high-school and college-level algebra courses.  The courses that can be supported in the NCCCS combined course library include: MAT285, MAT095, MAT152, DMA050, DMA060, DMA020, DMA010, DMA040,DMA065.

57 Items have been added to the collection from Why U.

Subjects covered in the Why U Collection are: Pre-Algebra Foundational Concepts, Algebra Foundational Concepts, and Infinite Series.

National Geographic Collection LogoThe National Geographic Creative Motion collection spans a 60-year history and embodies the global vision, spirit of adventure and credibility for which National Geographic is recognized worldwide. National Geographic is a Creative Motion collection database comprised of video clips as well as a unique collection of short-form videos available for use in educational markets. The courses that can be supported in the NCCCS combined course library include: HIS114, HIS131, EHS115, ENV110, MAT162. 49 items from this collection have been added to the NCLOR.

Subjects covered in the National Geographic Creative Collection are: Environmental Science, U.S. History, and World History.
Moments in American History LogoThe Moments in American History series was created when the Thorp School District and Central Washington University entered a collaborative partnership with 18 Central Washington school districts, seven universities, four museums, four libraries and a historical society for the purpose of enlisting U. S. History content and expertise. The courses that can be supported in the NCCCS combined course library include: HIS131,HIS132.  37 items from this collection were added.
The subject covered in Moments in American History Collection is U.S. History.

Accessing Content: To find this content you can do any of the following:

  • Search by free text for: “National Geographic Creative Collection” or “Moments in American History” or “WhyU” or “Phoenix College”.
  • Browse by NROC resource series: Navigate to the Browse by Resource Series area> click on the NROC series> Subject Areas

Important Note: Due to NROC license agreement this series is only available to NCCCS Faculty.

NROC Course Content to be Removed June 24, 2014


Dear NCCCS Faculty,

Many of you have been making use of the digital media from the NROC collections through our NCCCS system-wide NROC membership.  This message is to alert you that the University of California-copyrighted courses found under the NROC Collection will be removed from the NCLOR on June 24, 2014. The content will be exclusively distributed through their UC Scout program thereafter.

Per our license agreement with NROC, after the June 24th the resource links in the NCLOR will be removed. Faculty should remove the links in all LMS based courses that reference this content as well. If the resource links are not removed, the link will not longer function correctly. More reminders about this issue will be sent to as the date goes nearer.

The NCLOR staff regrets the inconvenience these changes may cause but we must abide by our license agreement. Other NROC content will be made available but there will not a one-to-one replacement of subjects and/or resources.

Sincerely,

NCLOR System Administrator
Jonathon Sweetin


List of AFFECTED RESOURCES: (All content related to the following courses will be affected by this change.)

SOCIAL SCIENCES:

  1. US History I & II
  2. AP US History I & II
  3. American Government
  4. AP US Government & Politics
  5. Psychology

PHYSICS:

  1. College Prep Physics I & II
  2. Introductory Physics I & II
  3. General Physics I & II
  4. AP Physics B I & II
  5. AP Physics C I & II

BIOLOGY and ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE:

  1. AP Biology I & II
  2. Environmental Science
  3. AP Environmental Science

MATHEMATICS:

  1. Algebra 1a & 1b (2004 version)
  2. Elementary Algebra
  3. Introductory Calculus I & II
  4. General Calculus I & II
  5. AP Calculus AB I & II
  6. AP Calculus BC I & II

Medical Billing and Coding Resources Added to NCLOR


MB&CC LogoOn February 1st 2014, 66 new learning resources from medicalbillingandcoding.com (MB&CC) were added to the open educational resources collection. This series explains the basic vocabulary, concepts, and principles that guide the billing and coding professions. Whether it’s the organization of a certain code manual or the regulations that govern the creation of a medical claim. MB&CC is an independent research project and not-for-profit. The content is broken into six sections which are; 1. What is Medical Billing & Coding, 2. Medical Coding Training, 3. Medical Billing Training, 4. MBAC at Work, 5. Certification Prep, and 6. Advice.

MBCC Example Video

Example Video: “HUMAN ANATOMY AND MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY” from Section 2 of Medical Billing Training

The suggested NCCCS courses these resources may benefit are: MED3030, HIT211, HIT214, HMT210, MED232, OST148, OST248, and OST249.

To access this series, you can do any of the following:

  • Log into the NCLOR and click on “Browse by Resource Series” and then the Medical Billing & Coding series.
  • If you are NCCCS faculty, you can add the links to the resources directly to your LMS based course. (learn how)
  • Simply, click the Medical Billing and Coding Series to view the series as a guest.

UNC-TV Science Educational Resources Added to OER collection


UNC TV Science LogoForty-two new science resources were added to the open educational resources collection of the NCLOR on January 24th, 2014. The UNC-TV Science website is sponsored by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and by UNC-TV members. The new resources included in this series are the North Carolina Science Now and the resources included in Quest NC.

  • North Carolina Science Now is a weekly series that airs on UNC-TV. The series promotes awareness and understanding of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) subjects critically important to our state and nation’s future.
  • QUEST is a consortium of public media providers across the country coming together in a unique collaboration to foster widespread STEM literacy for general audiences. Quest NC is North Carolina’s contribution to that collaboration.
Example: " Fruit Infusion" from NC Science Now, September 25, 2013.

Example: ” Fruit Infusion” from NC Science Now, September 25, 2013.

To access this series, you can do any of the following:

  • Log into the NCLOR and click on “Browse by Resource Series” and then the UNC-TV Science Resources series.
  • If you are faculty, you can add the links to the resources directly to your LMS based course. (learn how)
  • Simply, click the UNC-TV Science Resources Series to view the series as a guest.
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