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World Science Festival Videos Added to the NCLOR’s OER Collection


Today, over 300 free video resources were added to the open educational resources collection of the NCLOR. The added resources were videos from the World Science Festival YouTube collection. The World Science Festival gathers great minds in science and the arts to produce live and digital content that allows a broad general audience to engage with scientific discoveries. Through discussions, debates, theatrical works, interactive explorations, musical performances, intimate salons, and major outdoor experiences, the Festival takes science out of the laboratory and into the streets, parks, museums, galleries and premier performing arts venues of New York City and beyond.

The World Science Festival is a production of the World Science Foundation, a non-profit organization headquartered in New York City. The Foundation’s mission is to cultivate a general public informed by science, inspired by its wonder, convinced of its value, and prepared to engage with its implications for the future.

The topics included in this upload are: Biology, Cosmology, Physics, and Technology.

Example: Video “What does it mean for the speed of light to be constant?” World Science Festival , Mar 20, 2015

You can use the World Science Festival videos for free as long as you adhere to the terms of use available here: https://www.worldsciencefestival.com/terms-of-use/

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.

The NCCCS courses that these resources may supplement are; ANT230, ANT245, AQU111, AST111, AST151, ATR280, BAS250, BIO130, BIO230, BIO243, BIO250, BIO275, BMT111, CSC211, CTS080, DET113, EDT110, EHS211, ENV255, MSC160, MUS110, NAN111, PHY101, PSG112, and PSY259.

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: World Science Festival or log into the NCLOR and click on the More button on the left menu bar. Then click the Browse by Open Educational Resource Series link and then click the World Science Festival link.
  • If you are K-14 faculty, you can add the links to the resources directly to your LMS based course. (learn how)

CrashCourse Video Series Added to OER Collection


On May 5th, the CrashCourse educational video series was added to the open educational resources collection within the NCLOR. CrashCourse is a YouTube based educational channel that creates free, high-quality educational videos used by teachers and learners of all kinds. CrashCourse is a educational video series created by John and Hank Green. Over 660 resources were added in the courses of World Mythology, Computer Science, Sociology, Media Literacy, Statistics, Film, History, Biology, Ecology, Chemistry, Psychology, Anatomy & Physiology, Physics, Philosophy, Astronomy, and U.S. Government and Politics. This series has helped changed attitudes towards education by creating a community of learners who are looking for more than just help passing a test. Each course includes animated videos to explain course topics in an easy to understand manner.

Example: Quantum Mechanics – Part 1: Crash Course Physics #43

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.

The NCCCS courses that these resources may supplement are; AST111, AST151, AST152, BIO090, BIO145, BIO163, BIO165, BIO166, CHM082, CHM090, CHM092, CSC120, CSC130, FVP111, FVP112, FVP212, FVP213, FVP3100, HEA3002, HIS111, HIS112, MAT152, PHI210, PHI215, PHY110, PHY151, POL120, PSY150, SOC100, and SOC210.

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: CrashCourse or log into the NCLOR and click on the More button on the left menu bar. Then click the Browse by Open Educational Resource Series link and then click the CrashCourse link.
  • If you are K-14 faculty, you can add the links to the resources directly to your LMS based course. (learn how)

Notice of Removal of Content – PBS LearningMedia


pbs_lm_logoThis message is to bring to your attention the removal of PBS LearningMedia content from the NCLOR. PBS  LearningMedia has decided to require users to create an account in order to access their content. They have directed the NCLOR to remove all links to their content. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the NCLOR staff will continue to work with PBS LearningMedia to restore the content in the future.

OpenIntro eTextbooks added to NCLOR OER collection


Today, three statistical eTextbooks from OpenIntro.org were added to the open educational resources collection in the NCLOR. The goal of the openintro.org and its related projects are to improve the quality of education while lowering expenses. This is largely accomplished by providing, distributing, and organizing educational information, materials, and services.

In regard to education quality, OpenIntro.org states…

“The textbook and other resources have been tested by a wide range of instructors. For example, our textbooks have been used in high schools and at dozens of colleges, from Edmonds Community College in Washington to Princeton University in New Jersey to the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, India.”

The textbook titles added in this series are:

Each textbook is accompanied by a list of videos, labs, and teacher resources used in the instruction. The video list is a summary of each video used in the textbook chapters. The lab resources are links to tools and data sets students may use in the instruction. The teacher resources are the lecture slides, sample exams, sample syllabi, learning objectives and educational software needed for the instruction.

Creative Commons License These textbooks are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The NCCCS courses that these resources may supplement are; BUS-228, MAT-152, and MAT-252.

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: OpenIntro 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 OpenIntro link.
  • Or go directly to OpenIntro.org

If you are K-14 faculty, you can add the links to the resources directly to your LMS based course. (learn how)

NCLOR service is now available


The NCLOR service is back up and running after brief maintenance down time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Thanks,
NCLOR System Admin

NCLOR will be unavailable from 4:15 to 5:00 3/27/18


MaintenanceThe NCLOR will be unavailable for a short time at 4:15 – 5:00 tonight for system maintenance.

Thank-you,
NCLOR Admin

UMass Boston – OpenCourseWare Added to OER Collection


UMass Boston logoToday, 43 new courses from UMass Boston – OpenCourseWare were added to the open educational resources collection within the NCLOR. UMass Boston OpenCourseWare is a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners world wide. The idea behind University of Massachusetts Boston OCW is to make University of Massachusetts Boston course materials that are used in the teaching of undergraduate and graduate subjects available on the Web, free of charge, to any user anywhere in the world.

This series includes a wide variety of course topics but the content focused on biology, chemistry, math, education, as well as arts & sciences and engineering.

Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

The NCCCS courses that these resources may supplement are; BIO111, BIO112, CHM132, CHM132, CHM151, CHM151, CJC213, ENV236, FOR173, GEL230, HEA3029, HIS121, HIS212, HIS212, HIS216, HUM115, MAT271, MAT272, MSC160, MSC160, MUS110, MUS111, SGD125.

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: UMass Boston OpenCourseWare 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 UMass Boston OpenCourseWare link.

If you are K-14 faculty, you can add the links to the resources directly to your LMS based course. (learn how)

UNC Cancer Network Lectures Added to NCLOR


UNC_Cancer_Network3 Today, twenty-two new video lectures were added to the open educational resource collection of the NCLOR. The UNC Cancer Network is provided by the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UNC at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. The mission of the UNC Cancer Network to provide scalable mechanisms for delivering oncology-related programs in education and research to healthcare practitioners, practitioners-in-training, and the public that will lead to reductions in morbidity and mortality from cancer and cancer-related illness in North Carolina.

With this mission in mind, the UNC Cancer Network has created various one hour lectures cancer health professionals speak about cancer related topics. The available lectures are categorized into two series: the RN and Allied Health lectures and the Community College Oncology lectures.

  • RN and Allied Health Lectures – These lectures focus on putting theory into practice for those responsible for the direct care of cancer patients (nurses, advanced practice nurses, radiology and radiation oncology technicians, social workers, dietitians, physical therapists, speech therapists, etc.). Special attention is given to equip nurses and allied health professionals with tools they need to be successful when caring for cancer patients.
  • Community Lunch and Learn Lectures – These lectures are focused on providing information to the general public about cancer, prevention, survivor-ship, and other health-related topics. The content is designed for cancer patients, survivors, friends, family, care givers and allied health professionals.

Lecture Example: Community Resources of the Patient with Cancer- UNC Cancer Network, Presenters: Cindy Rogers JD, Julia Rodriguez-O’Donnell LCSW, Jenny Hanspal RN, BSN, OCN, and Michelle Gardiner PharmD, BCOP , March, 2017

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.

The NCCCS courses that these resources may supplement are; CIM125, CIM225, CTR110, DET226, HEA3120, HMT211, NAS103, NUR113, NUR118, NUR3218, RTT221, and RTT222.

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: UNC Cancer Network or log into the NCLOR and click on the More button on the left menu bar. Then click the Browse by Open Educational Resource Series link and then click the UNC Cancer Network link.
  • If you are K-14 faculty, you can add the links to the resources directly to your LMS based course. (learn how)

Tufts OpenCourseWare resources added to OER collection


Today, fifty-four resources available from Tufts University’s OpenCourseWare project was added to the NCLOR. Tufts OpenCourseWare is part of an  educational movement initiated by MIT that provides free access to course content for everyone online. Tufts’ course offerings demonstrate the University’s strength in the life sciences in addition to its multidisciplinary approach, international perspective and underlying ethic of service to its local, national and international communities. This series includes a wide variety of course topics but the content focused on human, dental, and veterinary medicine, as well as arts & sciences and engineering.

Intro to Game Development Course homepage

Image of Video game development online course home page. (Courtesy of M. Chow, 2009.)

The courses included in this series are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Unported LicenseCreative Commons License

The NCCCS courses that these resources may supplement are; AGR213, ANS3500, ARG110, BIO145, BIO155, BIO250, BIO271, BIO275, CEG111, CIM250, DEN103, DEN104, DEN106, DEN107, DEN230, DLT116, EDU244, ENV120, ENV214, ENV218, ENV220, FSE214, HIT112, HMT212, HTO110, HTO120, HUM160, HUM161, MED138, NUR3252, NUT110, PAD252, PHY101, PHY133, POL220, PTA170, RCP115, SCO213, SGD111, SGD114, SOC220, TRE270, VET122, VET125, VET131,  and VET137.

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: Tufts OpenCourseWare 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 Tufts OpenCourseWare link.
  • If you are K-14 faculty, you can add the links to the resources directly to your LMS based course. (learn how)

GaTech Biology Resources added to the NCLOR


GeTech BiologyToday, two new Biology courses were added to the Open Educational Resources collection in the NCLOR. Georgia Tech Biology has made  74 resources available in the nine modules.

The courses made available in are:

  • BIOL 1510 – Biological Principles. An introduction to the basic principles of modern biology, including biomacromolecules, bioenergetics, cell structure, genetics, homeostasis, evolution, and ecological relationships.
  • BIOL 1520 – Introduction to Organismal Biology. An introduction to biology at the organ and organismal levels, with emphasis on physiological processes and integration of growth and development.

The NCCCS courses that these resources may supplement are; BIO-110 and BIO-115.

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: GaTech Biology 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 GaTech Biology 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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