NCLOR will be unavailable


MaintenanceThe NCLOR will be unavailable for a short time  Sunday 12/8/2019  for system maintenance.

Thank-you,
NCLOR Admin

News: Blackboard building block update 11/12/2019


The Blackboard building block has been updated.  You can find the instructions below.

Blackboard 9.1.x – NCLOR provides Blackboard building blocks that allows Blackboard users to search for content in the NCLOR and then easily link it back to a course. These building blocks can ONLY be installed by the Blackboard Administrator. The NCLOR currently has only one building block that can be used with the Blackboard learning management system.

Updated Blackboard 9.x Building Block and Instructions (Community College Only)

News: Blackboard building block update


The Blackboard building block has been updated.  You can find the instructions below.

Blackboard 9.1.x – NCLOR provides Blackboard building blocks that allows Blackboard users to search for content in the NCLOR and then easily link it back to a course. These building blocks can ONLY be installed by the Blackboard Administrator. The NCLOR currently has only one building block that can be used with the Blackboard learning management system.

Updated Blackboard 9.x Building Block and Instructions (Community College Only)

NCLOR will be unavailable


MaintenanceThe NCLOR will be unavailable for a short time  Sunday 9/8/2019  for system maintenance.

Thank-you,
NCLOR Admin

Kurzgesagt Video Series added to the OER collection of NCLOR


Today over 90 video resources were added to the open educational resources collection from Kurzgesagt.org. Kurzgesagt – German for “In a nutshell“ is a Munich-based YouTube channel and design studio with a unique perspective on design, color and storytelling. They want their work to raise awareness for topics from the fields of science, space, technology, biology, history and philosophy. Their goal is to inspire people to learn – and believe humor and a good story to tell are just as important as straight facts.

Example: Building a Mars base is a Horrible Idea: Let’s do it!,  Kurzgesagt YouTube Channel, Feb 3, 2019

The NCCCS courses that could be enhanced by using these resources are: ANT-220 Cultural Anthropology, AST-111 Descriptive Astronomy, BAF-110 Principles of Banking, BIO-090 Foundations of Biology, BIO-145 Ecology, BIO-250 Genetics, ENV-110 Environmental Science, ENV-255 Envir/Public Hth.Pathogen, GRO-120 Gerontology, PHI-215 Philosophical Issues, PHS-130 Earth Science, PHY-110 Conceptual Physics, and SAB-110 Substance Abuse Overview.

Accessibility Statement:  All of the videos and/or learning objects in this series are closed captioned or have links to the text version of the video narration on of each activity.

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

Four New eTextbooks Added to NCLOR OER Collection


APUS ePress LogoThe American Public University System ePress (APUS) ePress is an electronic academic publisher providing high quality open access, low cost, and specialty digital materials for online classroom and scholarly use. There are currently four course eTextbooks available within this series. The courses titles included are:

 

  • Effectiveness in Writing
  • Music Appreciation
  • Research, Analysis, and Writing
  • World Literature Anthology: Through the Renaissance

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Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 Unported License.

The NCCCS courses that these resources may supplement are; ENG111, ENG116, ENG252, and MUS110.

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

  • Since these resources are open, you can access the series via Guest Access here: American Public University System ePress.
  • Also you may log into the NCLOR and click on the More button on the left menu bar. Then click the Resource Series link and click the series of your choice.
  • If you are K-14 faculty, you can add the links to the resources directly to your LMS based course. (learn how)

SciShow – Space Video Series added to the OER collection of NCLOR


Today over 400 video space science resources were added to the open educational resources collection from SciShow -Space. SciShow – Space is a video series from a family of science related YouTube channels. They make videos about: science news, history, particle physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, you name it. Their goal is to capture the awesomeness of our bizarre universe and make it easy for everyone to understand and enjoy. This space science video series includes topics like: Aliens, Astronauts, Black Holes, Comets, Dark Matter, Exoplanets, Galaxies and more.

Example: The Truth About Warp Drive,  Hank Green, May 14, 2015

The NCCCS courses that could be enhanced by using these resources are: AST-111 Descriptive Astronomy, AST-151 General Astronomy I

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

Python Programming Resources Added to NCLOR OER Collection


Today, ninety-two resources from Pythonlearn.org were added to the OER collection of the NCLOR. These resources are a set of generic Python Learning Resources to allow self-paced learning of the Python language. The materials from the site are collected from several courses at the University of Michigan. The instructor for this course is Chuck Severance of the University of Michigan. This content covers both 2.x and 3.x versions of Python. The content includes two open courses that cover many programming topics some of which include the following topics: Functions, Loops, Strings, Files, Lists, Dictionaries, Tuples and Using Web Services.

The two courses available are:

Example: Python for Informatics: Chapter 2 – Expressions Video, Chuck Severance. Jan 15, 2013

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The NCCCS courses that these resources may supplement are; CSC-121 Python Programming and CSC-122 Python  Application Development.

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

  • Since these resources are open, you can access the series via Guest Access here: Pythonlearn.org.
  • Also you may log into the NCLOR and click on the More button on the left menu bar. Then click the Resource Series link and click the series of your choice.
  • If you are K-14 faculty, you can add the links to the resources directly to your LMS based course. (learn how)

Periodic Table of Videos Series Updated within the OER collection of the NCLOR


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This resource series has now been updated to include fixed links that point directly to the YouTube videos. This resource series 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: More White Phosphorus – Periodic Table of Videos Published on May 7, 2010

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.

 

NC BioNetwork Collection Updated


NC BioNetworkOver 200 new and updated learning resources have been added to the NC BioNetwork collection of the NCLOR. The mission of NC BioNetwork is to provide high quality economic and workforce development for biotechnology and life science industries across North Carolina through education, training, and laboratory resources. The topics include this series are: Aquaculture, BioForum, Bioprocessing, Career Skills, Composites, Craft Beverage, DNA, Education, Experiments in Biotechnology, Good Manufacturing Practice, Green Fluorescent Protein, Lab Equipment, Lab Procedure, Lab Safety, Measurement, Microscopes, Plant Grafting Workshop, Research, Scientific Notation, Spectrophotometer, Subject/Media Preparation, Using a Pipette, Viticulture, and Zombie College.

Example: Lake Monsters and Immunoassays, BioNetwork, Published on Feb 22, 2016

The NCCCS courses that these resources may supplement are; AQU-111 Aquaculture I, BDF-115 Applied Craft Bev Microbiology, BIO-280 Biotechnology, BTC-3401 Bioprocessing in the Workplace, and VEN-135 Intro to Viticulture.

Accessibility Statement:  All of the videos and/or learning objects in this series are closed captioned or have links to the text version of the video narration on of each activity.

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

  • Since these resources are open, you can access the series via Guest Access here:  NC BioNetwork or log into the NCLOR and click on the More button on the left menu bar. Then click the Resource Series link and then click the NC BioNetwork link.
  • If you are K-14 faculty, you can add the links to the resources directly to your LMS based course. (learn how)

 

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