About the NCLOR
The mission of the NCLOR is to provide a centralized location for the acquisition, collection, sharing, and management of quality learning resources for all teachers in North Carolina.
What We Do
The North Carolina Learning Object Repository (NCLOR) collects documents, audio/video clips, simulations, learning modules, assessments, and more – virtually any type of learning resource that can be digitized and processed. Teachers from around the state can then search the NCLOR, find materials appropriate to the classes they are teaching, and use them as is or modify them to suit their needs. This concept of sharing and reusing is the core of the NCLOR philosophy. Teachers can become more productive and efficient. If quality course or digital materials exist and are free for North Carolina faculty, why reinvent the wheel?
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A centralized NCLOR was conceived in 2006 at the NCCCS to be a repository of digital learning content that will be accessed and utilized by all PreK-20 educational institutions in North Carolina, eliminating the duplicative costs of content development and allowing seamless integration with an LMS.
Representatives from all NC educational sectors (NCCCS, UNC, Independent Colleges & Universities) participated in creation and development of NCLOR from inception to production. It was conceptualized that the NCLOR would provide the following benefits:
- Centralize hosting to reduce costs of hardware and IT;
- Capability for instructors to share Learning Object (LO) items;
- Capability for newly developed LO items to be moderated, improved, deployed, and shared;
- Reduce duplication of effort and save development resources statewide;
- Integrate easily with a Learning Management System (LMS) for ease of course creation
- The ability to set permissions for client populations;
- Report and usage capabilities; and
- Conform to standards governing content, protocol, and federation.
The NCLOR began production in January 2009, fully integrated with course management and data systems, and fully operational for North Carolina faculty to create and use sharable content.
The NCLOR is managed by the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) but is a collaborative effort between the NCCCS , University System of North Carolina , NC Department of Public Instruction, NC Virtual Public Schools, and Independent Colleges and Universities.Representatives of North Carolina state government communicate via this Web site. Consequently any communication via this site (whether by a state employee or the general public) may be subject to monitoring and disclosure to third parties.