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.

NC Dept. of Cultural Resources Collection added to NCLOR


North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources logoThe North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources has added a large collection of its educational resources to the NCLOR. Topics included in this collection are: Agriculture, Anthropology, Architecture, Business, Civics, Cultural studies, Government, Journalism, Literature, Performing arts, Public health, Religion, Sociology, State history, Transportation, and Visual arts. There are over 2100+ resources available in this collection.

Pioneers in Aviation Screen Shot

Collection Example: “Pioneers in Aviation” from the NC State Archives.

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 NC Department of Cultural Resources series.
  • If you are faculty, you can add the links to the resources directly to your LMS based course. (learn how)
  • Simply, click NC Department of Cultural Resources to view the series as a guest.

NCVPS adds Math and American History resources to NCLOR


NCVPS LogoThe North Carolina Virtual Public School is a supplemental service to the public schools of North Carolina. Students enroll through their local public school, grades are reported to their public school, and their school awards credit. The courses use learning management and collaborative software to maximize student interaction in each class. NCVPS teachers use the latest technologies to engage students as well as prepare them to be career and college ready.

Eventually, this collection will include resources in many different subjects but initially Math and American History are currently available. Each resource has been vetted by NC educators and tagged to NC and Common Core standards.

NCVPS Example image: The Adams Administration

Collection Example: “The Adams Administration: Maintaining Neutrality and Provoking Criticism”

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 NC Virtual Public School series.
  • If you are faculty, you can add the links to the resources directly to your LMS based course. (learn how)
  • Simply, click NCVPS Collection to view the series as a guest.

Intelecom Resource Series Added to the Repository


Intelecom LogoThe INTELECOM Online Resources Network is a hosted and supported digital repository and subscription database of academic video clips – streamed on demand – for use in support of online, hybrid and face-to-face classes. The NCLOR staff has recently added 17 free videos representing a sample of the INTELECOM content collection. The subjects included in this series are: Adult Basic Education, Anatomy & Physiology, Biological Sciences, Business, Environmental Studies, Health, History, Mathematics, Nursing, Oceanography, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.

Series Example: “DNA Structure and Replication”, BioMEDIA ASSOCIATES

 DNA Structure and Replication Example

Series Example: DNA Structure and Replication – How Cells Reproduce, BioMEDIA ASSOCIATES

The suggested NCCCS courses these resources may benefit are: BTC270, BIO150, BIO250, MSC160, PHS130,EVN110, EDT110, CHM081, CHM082, CHM090, CHM092, SGD3200, CET242,SOC210, POL220, PHI210, PHI215, NUR133, HRD3001, HRD3004, DMA040, DMA070, HEA110, ECO101,HIS131, HIS237 EGY2002, ENV214, WAT150, WAT110, BUS153, and BUS110.

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 Intelecom series.
  • If you are NCCCS faculty, you can add the links to the resources directly to your LMS based course. (learn how)
  • Simply, click Intelecom Resource Series to view the series as a guest.

Sumanas Inc. Learning Objects added as new Series


Sumanas Inc. LogoSumanas Inc is a education multimedia group that specializes in accurate high-impact interactive learning activities for higher education. Sumanas has made available 105 examples of the work they have completed for science textbooks and related fields. The subjects included in this series are: General Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, General Biotechnology, Biopsychology & Neuroscience, Environmental Science, Astronomy, and Chemistry. This series is a open educational resource and available to everyone.

Sumanus Heart Example

Example: Screenshot of the “Blood Flow through the Human Heart” learning object. from the Sumanas Inc. series. Click the image to view the resource.

The suggested NCCCS courses these resources may benefit are:  BIO100, BIO111, BIO112, BIO165, BIO166, BIO168, BIO169, BIO170, BIO175, BIO275,  BIO280, ENV110, EHS115, AST151, CHM080, CHM082, CHM090, and CHM094.

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 Sumanas Inc.  series.
  • If you are NCCCS faculty, you can add the links to the resources directly to your LMS based course. (learn how)
  • Simply, click Sumanas Resource Series to view the series as a guest.

Periodic Table of Videos Series Updated


periodic table of videos logo

This resource series has now been updated to include 53 new videos of molecules. Some of the topics included in this addition are: Morphine, Penicillin, Heavy Water, Hydrochloric Acid, and many others.  This resource series also includes short video clips that explain all 118 elements of the periodic table. This project, devised by Brady Haran a BBC-trained video journalist, who had spent a year filming University of Nottingham scientists at work. The approach was unconventional: no scripts or storyboards, but a passionate desire to appeal to a general audience.

This series is available to everyone in the NCLOR including guests and all videos include closed caption options.

The NCCCS courses that could be enhanced by using these resources are: CHM3001, CHM081, CHM082, CHM090, and  CHM092.

Example: Frog Poison – Why it can kill a human.

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 Periodic Table of Videos  series.
  • If you are NCCCS faculty, you can add the links to the resources directly to your LMS based course. (learn how)
  • Simply, click Periodic Table of Videos Series to view the series as a guest.

Career and Technical Ed. related resources add to Wisc-Online collection


Wisc-Online LogoA career and technical education related set of resources from Wisc-Online has been added to the NCLOR. Forty-six new learning objects have been included in this update. The resources include topics like; Barbering, Cosmetology, Early Childhood Education, Instructional Assistant, Housekeeping Management, Criminal Justice, and Bar-tending are available in this series. The learning objects in this series have been designed and developed by a team of instructional designers, editors, technicians, and student interns from the Wisconsin Technical College System.

Wisc-Online Example ScreenShot

Resource Example: Criminal Justice – Entering a Room: A Video Demonstration (screenshot)

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

  •     Search by free text for: “W-O Service”
  •     Browse by Wisc-Online resource series: Navigate to the Browse by Resource Series area> click on the Wisc-Online series> Sort by Service

Dallas Learning Solutions series available from NROC


Dallas Learning Solution LogoThe Dallas Learning Solutions resources for: Sociology, General Business, U.S. History Before 1877, U.S. History Since 1877, and English Composition are now available in the NROC collection. Dallas Learning Solutions, formerly Dallas TeleLearning, part of the Dallas County Community College District, has been providing distance learning courses since 1972. Their dynamic content – including video and activities – features some of the most prominent voices in education from colleges and universities around the globe. Some of the topics included in this series are: Sociological Perspectives, Introducing Business, Exploring e-Business, Reconstructing the Nation, The Elements of Argument, and Refining a Thesis. The resources include videos and assessment material for each subject.

The American Revolution Lesson Screenshot

Example Activity: The American Revolution: Advantages and Disadvantages, Part 1 (screenshot)

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

  •     Search by free text for: “Dallas Learning Solutions”
  •     Browse by NROC resource series: Navigate to the Browse by Resource Series area> click on the National Repository of Online Courses series> Subject Area> US History or Economics or Sociology

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

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