Category Archives: New Collection Posts

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)

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)

TED Ed series added to NCLOR


Today, 240 videos from TED Ed were made available in the Open Educational Resources collection in the NCLOR. TED-Ed is TED’s (Technology, Entertainment and Design) youth and education initiative. Most of the resources made available are TED-Ed Originals. These resources are short, award-winning animated videos about ideas that spark the curiosity of learners. The videos also include quizzes, more detailed information, and a discussion area under the: Think, Dig Deeper, Discuss links respectively. Some of the subjects included in this series are: mathematics, biology, history, literature, and health.

TED-Ed’s mission is to spark and celebrate the ideas of teachers and students around the world. TED-Ed’s supports learning by producing a growing library of original animated videos , provides an international platform for teachers to create their own interactive lessons, helps curious students around the globe bring TED to their schools and gain presentation literacy skills, celebrates innovative leadership within TED-Ed’s global network of over 250,000 teachers. TED-Ed has grown from an idea worth spreading into an award-winning education platform that serves millions of teachers and students around the world every week.” – Source About TED Ed, (https://ed.ted.com/about)

 

Example: “Do schools kill creativity?”, Sir Ken Robinson, February 2006 at TED2006

All TED Ed content available in this series is free to use and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License  Creative Commons License.

The NCCCS courses that these resources may supplement are; ANT220, ANT230, ART111, ART114, ART115, BIO094, BIO110, BIO120, BIO230, BUS225, CHM090, CJC111, CJC231, CUL150, DAN110, EGR110, EMS3000, ENG101, ENG131, ENV120, HIS111, HIS112, HIS115, HIS132, HIS145, HIS211, HIS212, HIS221, HPT3100, HUM120, MAT141, MAT3713, MSC160, MSC172, MUS110, PHI210, PHI215, PHM265, PHY101, POL110, PSY101, and REL110.

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

University of Nottingham’s – HELM Open health services collection added to NCLOR


periodic table logoToday, 180 new Health eLearning Media (HELM) Open resources were made available in the NCLOR’s Open Educational Resource Collection. This new series contains nursing and health services content. The HELM Open learning and teaching resources are high quality, interactive peer-reviewed resources developed by University experts over a 10 year period. HELM resources provide 15 minutes each of engaging multimedia bite-sized learning for you to use in your learning and teaching. This collection is a series of nursing and health services related items.

The some of the subjects covered in this series are; Nursing, Death and dying, Pharmacology, Physical and occupational therapy, Geriatric Nursing, Public health, Disease, and Physiology.

All HELM Open content available in this series is free to use and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported LicenseCreative Commons License

The NCCCS courses that these resources may supplement are; NUR3101, NUR3240, NUR3252, NUR101, and NUR117.

An Introduction to Receptor Pharmacology

Example: Introduction to Receptor Pharmacology,  HELM Open, 2009

Accessibility Statement:  All of the videos and/or learning objects in this series 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: University of Nottingham – HELM Open 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 University of Nottingham – HELM Open link.
  • If you are K-14 faculty, you can add the links to the resources directly to your LMS based course. (learn how)

CyArk 3D Objects Resource Series Added to the Open Collection


Today, 122 new resources from CyArk.org has been added to the NCLOR’s Open Educational Resources collection. CyArk was founded in 2003 to ensure heritage sites are available to future generations while making them uniquely accessible today. CyArk operates internationally as a non-profit organization with the mission of using new technologies to create a free, 3D online library of the world’s cultural heritage sites before they are lost to natural disasters, destroyed by human aggression or ravaged by the passage of time. The subjects included in this series are; Archeology, Architecture, U.S. History, World History and Historic Preservation.

Click the play button on the video below to view an introduction about the CyArk project.

Some of the 3D historical sites included in this resource series are; Mount Rushmore, Lincoln Memorial, Sydney Opera House, and the Tower of London.

Example: Lukang Longshan Temple, CyArk Jun 23, 2016

The NCCCS courses that these resources may supplement are; ARC250, HUM140, HPT110, HIS115, and HIS131.

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

More Cambridge University Videos Added to the NCLOR


cambridge-university-logoToday, thirty-five video resources from the University of Cambridge were added to the open educational resources collection within the NCLOR. In this series, you can find out about some of the research, discoveries, and innovations that take place at Cambridge University. In particular, Cambridge Ideas which is an ongoing series of short documentaries that present Cambridge’s cutting edge research together with comment and opinion on matters of global significance. Additions to the Cambridge Shorts and Curious Objects series have also been added to the series.

The topics included in this series are:

  • Cambridge Ideas – cutting edge research at Cambridge (20 new resources)
  • Cambridge Shorts – short films from top researchers at Cambridge (4 new resources)
  • Curious Objects – small collection of artifacts found in the University of Cambridge Library (11 resources)

Example: Cambridge Ideas – The Emotional Computer, Cambridge Univerisity, Dec. 2010

The NCCCS courses that these resources may supplement are; ANT210, ANT220, AST151, AST152, BIO090, BIO092, BIO110, BIO120, BIO230, CJC112, EDT110, EGY3000, ELC233, HIS145, HPT3100, HUM150, MUS110, PSY271, SGD125, SST110, and ZAS235.

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

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

New Digital Literacy Series Added to NCLOR


digitallearn.org logo Today, 92 new digital literacy resources were made available in the NCLOR’s Open Educational Resource collection. This new series contains content from the Public Library Association’s website “DigitalLearn.org”.   DigitalLearn.org is an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant-funded project to create an online hub for digital literacy support and training. Included in this series is a collection of self-directed tutorials for end-users to increase their digital literacy, and a community of practice for digital literacy trainers to share resources, tools, and best practices. For user convenience, the resources available from this series have been organized by DigitalLearn.org: course topics, courses, and activity modules within the NCLOR.

All DigitalLearn.org content available in this series is free to use and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported LicenseCreative Commons License

The following list is an outline of the new content in order of topic name, course name, and the number of activity modules in each course.

  • Being Productive – Cloud Storage (4), Microsoft Word (5)
  • Being Safe Online – Accounts & Passwords (3), Internet Privacy (4), Online Scams (4)
  • Connecting with Others -Intro to Facebook (6), Intro to Skype (6)
  • Job Skills – Creating Resumes (4), Online Job Searching (6)
  • Online Shopping – Buying a Plane Ticket (4)
  • Operating Systems – Using a Mac (OS X) (6), Using a PC (Windows 10) (6), Using a PC (Windows 7) (7)
  • Searching the Internet – Basic Search (4)
  • Using Computers – Getting Started on a Computer (4), Why Use a Computer? (3)
  • Using Email – Intro to Email (6), Intro to Email 2: Beyond the Basics (7)
  • Website Navigation – Navigating a Website (3)

Figure #1 is annotated screen capture of an example learning object available within this series. The layout of important screen features for each activity module have been noted for your reference.

Learning Object Example: What is Windows 10, from the “Using a PC (Windows 10)” course by Jenny Rathmell of Kixal

Image of Using Windows 10 course page with callout boxes

Figure #1: Image of “Using Windows 10” course page with callout boxes pointing to: the course progress bar in the upper right of the screen, the course navigation area in the lower left of the screen, the module activity display area in the center, and the links to narration text PDF files in the lower right of the screen.

The NCCCS courses that these resources may supplement are; CIS110, CIS111, CIS113, CIS3100, OST136, and OST145.

Accessibility Statement:  All of the videos and/or learning objects in this series have links to the text version of the video narration at the bottom of each module activity. You may also download the text narrations for all Digitallearn courses from the: DigitalLearn Text Narration for All Courses  NCLOR resource.

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: DigitalLearn – Public Library Association 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 DigitalLearn – Public Library Association link.
  • If you are K-14 faculty, you can add the links to the resources directly to your LMS based course. (learn how)

Wisc-Online INTERFACE and GAMMA+ content added to OER collection


The NCLOR has added content from two new Wisc-Online projects. Totaling more than 900+ learning resources, the additions are from the Wisconsin Technical College System and Fox Valley Technical College.  The projects are the work products from a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The projects added to the NCLOR were:

  • INTERFACE is a statewide project with participation from all 16 colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System to develop, improve, and expand adult educational training pathways to careers in information technology-related occupations in Business, Information Technology, Healthcare, Logistics, Automation, and Manufacturing.
  • The GAMMA+ project is designed to help users learn faster and better. College faculty members write mobile learning apps and flashcards for key advanced manufacturing programs.

The topics covered in these projects are; Business administration, Change management, Computer fundamentals, Computer programming, Database development and management, Electrical engineering, Industrial engineering, Knowledge management, Mathematics, Networking Security, Trade and industrial, Web technologies, and Welding.

The projects include tutorial learning objects and flashcard activities for self assessment.  All content is open and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

Image of example learning object

Welding Wire Spool Installation Instructions Example from GAMMA+ Project with narration link and toolbar highlighted

The NCCCS courses that these resources may supplement are; ATR281, BAT111, CIS110, CIS111, CIS155, CIS3100, CSC119, CSC143, CSC3110, CTI120, CTI131, CTS240, DBA110, DBA3110, DMA020, DMA030, DMA040, DMA050, ELC111, ELN110, ELN3113, MAC111, MAC112, MAC113, MAC131, MAC132, MEC3010, NET110, NET3100, OMT222, SEC110, SEC160, WEB110, WEB3000, WLD112, WLD265, and WLD3106.

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

Other U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration Grant content available within the NCLOR are;

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:  Wisc-Online 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 Wisc-Online 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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