Virtual Cell Animation Resource Series Updated in NCLOR


The Virtual Cell Animation resource series has been updated in the NCLOR. This resource series from the World Wide Web Instructional Committee at North Dakota State University is a set of high-quality animations of molecular and cellular processes. This collection has been developed to introduce students to new concepts. By walking through the still images and a movie included for each topic, viewers are in control of choosing the learning style that best fits their needs.

There are a total of 25 resources included in this series on the topics of molecular and cellular processes as well as cellular energy conversion. The animations added with this update include: Glycolysis – Overview, Glycolysis Reactions, The Citric Acid Cycle – Overview, The Citric Acid Cycle – Reactions, and Energy Consumption.

All items in this resource series now have a YouTube video (closed captioned) and a flash-based movie of each animation, a zip file of annotated still images from the animations, and a text file of the animation narration (where needed).

Example: Energy Consumption: An Overview Video

All resources in this series are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

The suggested NCCCS courses for these resources are: BIO092, BIO110, BIO111, BIO275, BIO265

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

New BozemanScience Physics & Environmental Science Videos added to the NCLOR


Bozemanscience logo Over 170 new science videos have been added to the NCLOR’s Open Educational Resource collection. The new video topics included in the BozemanScience Series AP Physics and AP Environmental Science. This latest addition to the collection adds to the 300 videos already available. BozemanScience is a video series maintained by Paul Andersen. Paul has provided training for thousands of students, teachers, administrators, and professors around the world.

 

Example: Environmental Science Introduction Video

The suggested NCCCS courses these resources may benefit are: ENV110, PHY101, PHY110, PHY121, and PHY122.

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.

Emerging Technology Resources Added to the NCLOR


Technology is penetrating our lives in various ways, shapes and forms. It can be expected that the flow of tech innovations will continue into the future and create job opportunities for those willing to invest in the skills to master them.

Example: Image of micro drone hovering.

Example: Image of micro drone hovering.

In that effort, the NCLOR staff has compiled a list of available resources that showcases few emerging technologies fields. The NCLOR staff has created a series showcases the resources in the NCLOR about some new and emerging job fields.

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Example: 3D Printer creating frog prototype.

The new technology fields included in this series are: (Click on the links below to view the resources in each field.)

To access these resources, you can do any of the following:

  • Click on any of the links above.
  • Log into the NCLOR and click on the More button on the left menu bar. Then click the Resource Series link and then Emerging Technology Job Resources.
  • If you are K-14 faculty, you can add the links to the resources directly to your LMS based course. (learn how)

The North Carolina Community College system offers courses related to the job fields showcased. Click on the courses titles below to view the NCCCS Combined Course Library entry for each course.

  • (3D Printing) ART-120: 3D Printing for the Artist, TDP-110: Introduction to 3D Printing
  • (Drones/ Unmanned Arial Vehicles) UAS-110: Intro to UAS Operations, UAS-111: Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • (Nanotechnology) NAN-111: Intro to Nanotechnology, NAN-112: Fundamentals of Nanoscience
  • (Artificial Intelligence) CSC-230: Analysis of Algorithms, SGD-125: Simulation & Gaming – Artificial Intelligence

Scheduled Maintenance set for 7:00 – 8:30 pm – 8/30/16


MaintenanceThe NCLOR service will be temporarily unavailable from 7:00-8:30 PM on Tuesday, August 30th. The downtime is required for standard maintenance and upgrades from the hosting data center. The NCLOR staff apologizes in advance for any inconvenience this short downtime may cause.

Thank-you,

NCLOR System Admin

More UNC-TV & PBS LearningMedia resources added to NCLOR


pbs_lm_logoThis week, the  UNC-TV PBS LearningMedia resources were updated in the NCLOR. Over 2,300 resources were added to the 14,000 resources already available. These PBS Learning Media resources are made available to North Carolina Community College users through a partnership between UNC-TV and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI). The collection is closed and can only be made available to current NCCCS users in North Carolina.

NCCCS users will have access to over 16,200 media-rich resources especially designed for teachers and students including self-guided lessons, lesson plans, videos, interactives, and hundreds of images. Some of the content added in this update include video clips from series like; NOVA, FRONTLINE, American Experience, PBS NewsHour, and Ken Burns: Jackie Robinson, just to name a few.

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Example: Discovering Planets Outside Our Solar System from the series “Genius by Stephen Hawking”

 

The subjects included in this collection are: Agricultural and Natural Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Business, Career and Technical Education, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Health Medical Sciences, Information Sciences, Language Arts, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences.

This collection is only available to the NCCCS faculty. NC K-12 users have their own PBS collection available.

The NCCCS courses that this content may supplement are: ARC250, ART110, ART111, ART113, ART266, ART281, BIO110, CHM082, CHM092, CHM131, CTS210, CTS285, DES220, DMA010, DMA020, DMA030, DMA040, DMA050, DMA060, DME140, EGR111, ENV110, ENV214, FVP3100, HIS111, HIS112, HIS145, HIS164, HIS167, HIS221, HIS226, HIS227, HIT221, HOR112, JOU110, JOU214, JOU218, JOU242, JPN111, JPN112, MAT171, MUS110, PCF121, PHS130, PHY101, PHY110, POL120, TEX110, TRN110, UAS110, and UPH3000.

To access this collection you can:

  • log into the NCLOR or through your institution’s learning management system
  • navigate to the Browse by UNC-TV-PBS LearningMedia area
  • Or click the search button, then select NCCCS PBS Collection from the “within” dropdown list.

New Closed Caption Features added to NCLOR


There are currently thousands of videos, stored in or linked, in the NCLOR that include closed captions. In an effort to make the NCLOR more accessible and help NCCCS faculty find ADA compliant resources, a filter to view only videos that have closed captions has been added to advance searches.

On the NCCCS advance searches, a selection to only return videos or interactive resources that include closed captions has been added to the option set. (shown in image 1 below)

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Image 1: Screenshot of closed caption option on the “Discipline, Level, or Resource Type” advanced search.

Reminders of the need to use closed captions when contributing video resources to the NCLOR have also been added to the each of the NCCCS collection wizards. The reminder is configured to display when the user selects “Video” from the learning resource type option. (shown in image 2 below)

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Image 2: Screenshot of closed caption reminder when adding video resources with arrows highlighting the options.

To search for closed caption videos:

  1. login to the NCLOR
  2. click the “Search” button on the left-hand menu, use the “Within all Resources” dropdown list to select “Discipline, Level, or Resource Type” from the Advanced searches list
  3. select the “Closed Captioned” option and then click the “Search” button to return results

 

 

Notice of Content Removal – SAS CP


In accordance with maintaining a healthy repository, the SAS – Curriculum Pathways content that has been made available to the NC Community College System (NCCCS) faculty will be removed from the NCLOR on 6/29/2016. The current resource links are non-functional at this time because of a technical issue with the integration. The ability to make the collection available again is still an option once a solution presents itself.

This notice pertains only to the NCCCS faculty. The K-12 access to this content is not affected by this removal.

Thank-you,

NCLOR System Admin

UNC-TV & PBS LearningMedia resources added to NCLOR for NCCCS


pbs_lm_logoToday, the UNC-TV PBS LearningMedia series was updated with 1800+ new resources available in the NCLOR. This update joins the over 16,000 resources included in the series. These PBS Learning Media resources are made available to North Carolina Community College users through a partnership between UNC-TV and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI). The collection is closed and can only be made available to current NCCCS users in North Carolina.

NCCCS users will have access to media-rich resources especially designed for teachers and students including self-guided lessons, lesson plans, videos, interactives, science resources developed by UNC –TV, and popular PBS series such as NOVA, FRONTLINE, American Experience, and more.

 

The subjects included in this collection are: Agricultural and Natural Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Business, Career and Technical Education, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Health Medical Sciences, Information Sciences, Language Arts, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences.

 

This collection is only available to the NCCCS faculty. NC K-12 users have their own PBS collection available.

To access this collection you can:

  1. log into the NCLOR or through your institution’s learning management system
  2. navigate to the Browse by UNC-TV-PBS LearningMedia area
  3. Or click the search button, then select NCCCS PBS Collection from the “within” dropdown list.

Khan Academy collection updated with Web Programming Series


khan logoToday, over 400 new resources were added into the Khan Academy collection within the NCLOR. The new content focused around computing and specifically about web programming. Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. This resource addition adds to the 2,500 + resources already available in the NCLOR from Khan Academy.

The web programming resources added includes content in the following areas: HTML, Cascade Style Sheets, SQL & Databases, Games & Visualizations, Simulations and JQuery.

 

Khan Academy Example: HTML Basics

Khan Academy Example: HTML Basics (video version)

Complete Topic List with number of resources available in each.

The NCCCS courses that these resource may supplement are: WEB110, WEB111, WEB115, WEB120, WEB210, WEB211, WEB250, SGD113, and CSC174.

To access these resources, you can do any of the following:

  • Click on any of the links above.
  • Log into the NCLOR and click on the More button on the left menu bar. Then click the Resource Series link and then Khan Academy.
  • If you are K-14 faculty, you can add the links to the resources directly to your LMS based course. (learn how)

INTELECOM Content Removal Notice for NCCCS Faculty


Intelecom LogoContent Removal Notice (NCCCS Faculty Only)

The North Carolina Community College System Office is currently in the process of reviewing contracts for resource materials available to all NCCCS colleges via the NCLOR. To that end, the System Office will not be renewing the contract with INTELECOM for two of the three video series they have purchased in the past. This content has only been available for NCCCS users.  The System Office will not renew the Allied Health and Philosophy video series that include “The Human Condition” and “The Examined Life” video series originally added to the NCLOR on October 10, 2014. The NCLOR staff will be removing the content from the NCCCS premium content collection on March 19th. The NCCCS will however be renewing all of the Adult Education video series which includes: “Crossroad Café”, “Madison Heights”, and “On Common Ground” series. The System Office will not renewing the content because NCLOR statistics shows low popularity for these resources by NCCCS educators.

If you currently use any of the content that will be removed, please plan accordingly. Any links to the removed content in LMS based courses will cease working after March 19th, 2016. The NCCCS System Office apologizes in advance for any inconvenience this action may cause.

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