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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.

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)

10,000 New UNC-TV & PBS LearningMedia Resources Available for NCCCS


pbs_lm_logoToday, the second set of UNC-TV PBS LearningMedia resources were made available in the NCLOR. Over 6,000 resources were included in the first set with another 10,000 resources available today. 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 16,000 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.

NROC Developmental English Content Available in the NCLOR


NROC ProjectThe NROC project has just released their new Developmental English course and the resources are now available in the NCLOR. This collaboratively developed, innovative program of study was designed for students preparing for either college or a career. After conversations with developmental English instructors across the country and in-depth research into state and district studies,  they elected to compress the standard developmental English curriculum – reading comprehension, writing, vocabulary building, grammar, punctuation and usage skills – to accelerate student success.

The unit topics included in this course are: An Introduction to College Reading and Writing, Identifying Main Ideas, Discovering Implied Meaning, Interpreting Bias, Analysis Through Definition, Learning Across Disciplines, Exploring Comparative Elements, Informed Opinions Through Causal Chains, Applied Critical Analysis, and Using Sources in Critical Reading and Writing.

The course also provides essential study skills, such as note and test taking, to build confidence and boost skills required for overall success at the college level and beyond.

This program integrates numerous media-rich instructional approaches into basic reading and writing strategies in an engaging and efficient environment.

NROC Dev. English Example Screenshot

Example: Screenshot from the introduction video “Introduction to College Reading and Writing” unit in NROC’s Developmental English course with closed captions displayed.

The resources in this course have been organized in units with Instructional Materials, Foundation Lessons, Grammar Worked Example Videos, and Instructor Guides included. The materials have also been created in Blackboard, Moodle and IMS Common Cartridge formats with all resources linked from the NCLOR for easy adoption and roll-out.

The NCCCS courses this material could supplement are: DRE096, DRE097, DRE098, and DRE099.

The NROC project collection in the NCLOR is only available to the NCCCS faculty.

Accessing Content: To find this content you can do any of the following:

  • Search by free text: Type “Dev English” in the search field
  • Browse by NROC resources: Navigate to the Browse by NCCCS Premium Content  area>  The NROC Project > Sorted by Subject Areas >English and then select “Developmental English”.
  • If you are NCCCS faculty, you can add the links to the resources directly to your LMS based course. (learn how)

CK-12 Resource Series Updated in NCLOR


CK 12 logoDue to a resource reorganization at CK-12, the NCLOR needed to re-catalog all the resources available from the CK-12 foundation. The FlexBooks® currently available (72), have now been downloaded to the NCLOR directly in PDF and ePub formats. To view the files you will need a pdf reader or an iOS device, Android device or ePub reader to view the ePub files. All older versions of the resources in the CK-12 series have been archived.

FlexBook® textbooks are CK-12’s open source digital textbooks.

The CK-12 Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to reduce the cost of textbook materials for the K-12 market both in the U.S. and worldwide. Using an open-content, web-based collaborative model termed the FlexBook®, CK-12 intends to pioneer the generation and distribution of high-quality educational content that will serve both as core text as well as provide an adaptive environment for learning.

Except as otherwise noted, all CK-12 Content is made available to users in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0) License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/), as amended and updated by Creative Commons from time to time (the “CC License”), which is incorporated herein by this reference.

Click on the links below to view the different FlexBook® subjects available in this resource series collection.

FlexBook® Subjects

The NCCCS courses that these resource may supplement are: AST111,  AST111A,  BIO090,  BIO094,  BIO100,  BIO106,  BIO110,  BIO111,  BIO112,  BIO150,  BIO162,  BIO163,  CHM080,  CHM081,  CHM082,  CHM130,  CHM132,  DFT214,  DMA030,  EGR110,  EGY2000,  ENG125,  ENG126,  EVN110,  HIS131,  JOU110,  MAT121,  MAT122,  MAT142,  MAT223,  MAT252,  MAT263,  MAT271,  PHY101,  PHY110,  PHY121,  and PHY122.

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 CK-12 Flexbooks.
  • If you are K-14 faculty, you can add the links to the resources directly to your LMS based course. (learn how)

Eight New NROC Collections Added to the NCLOR


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Available to NCCCS Only

The content available in the NCLOR from NROC has been updated with eight new collections. The eight new collections are: The Concord Consortium Collection, NMSU Learning Games Lab Collection, Mt. San Jacinto College Collection, Chattanooga State Technical College Collection, BioInteractive Collection, APES in a Box Collection, Virginia Historical Society Collection, and NASA eClips Collection. The NROC Project provides core academic rich multimedia content–videos, animations, and simulations–on general education subjects to middle-school, high-school teachers, college professors and their students. Over 490 new resources have been added to the NROC collection. These resources join the other 2,800+ items already available for NCCCS faculty use.


 

The Concord Consortium Logo The Concord Consortium is a collection of Revolutionary Digital Learning items for Science, Engineering, and Math. The Concord Consortium is a nonprofit educational research and development organization based in Concord, Massachusetts. The courses in the NCCCS combined course library that could be support by this content include: CHM081, CHM082, PHY080, BIO090, MAT121, PHY101, EHS115.  Number of items added = 41  Subjects included = Biology, Algebra, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental science


 

Chattanooga State Technical Community College LogoThe Chattanooga State Technical Community College collection includes topics in Religion & Chemistry of Global Climate Change. The courses in the NCCCS combined course library that could be support by this content include: CHM081, CHM082, CHM1312,CTC120, ENV110, ENV120, ENV222, ENV234, EPP112, HIS117, HUM122, NAN251, NUC110, PHS121, PHS140, REL110, REL111, REL112, REL221, SOC250, WAT3200.  Number of items added =177  Subjects included = Religion, Chemistry, Atmospheric science, Climatology


 

BioInteractive Logo The BioInteractive collection includes Cutting-edge Science Animations and Videos. BioInteractive series of films brings compelling stories of scientific discovery, featuring leading scientists in fields ranging from evolutionary biology and genetics to earth science. The courses in the NCCCS combined course library that could be support by this content include: ANT230, BIO094, BIO100, BIO111, BIO250, ENV120, GEL111, MED138, and PHS130. Number of items added =42   Subjects included = Biology, Environmental science


 

MSJC Mt. San Jacinto College LogoThe Mt.San Jacinto College collection provides Crafting an Effective Writer: Tools of the Trade course. This course is designed for anyone who wants to become a better writer. If you need to write more clearly for work, prepare for a placement test for a college, or improve your skills for current writing projects, this class is beneficial. Please be aware that basic writers are the targeted audience for this course. The courses in the NCCCS combined course library that could be support by this content include: ENG125, ENG126.  Number of items added =15  Subjects included = English, Writing


 

NMSU Learning Games Lab Logo New Mexico State University Learning Games Lab collection offers Math Snacks: Animations and Games for Middle School. Math Snacks are short animations and mini-games designed to present mathematics in a very different way. Math Snacks give students, especially those who don’t particularly like math, another way to look at math concepts. The courses in the NCCCS combined course library that could be support by this content include: MAT101.  Number of items added =22  Subjects included = Mathematics, Mathematics education


 

APES in a BOX Logo APES in a BOX collection contain AP Environmental Science Review courses. APES in a Box is an all-inclusive study guide for the AP Environmental Science exam. APES in a BOX has been updated to reflect changes in the 2011 APES Exam! APES in a Box was written by experienced APES teachers Benjy Wood and Dave Holbert. The courses in the NCCCS combined course library that could be support by this content include: AGR121, AGR170, ALT120, ARG121, ARG170, ATT135, BIO145, EGY3001, EGY3004, EHS115, ELC231, ENV110, ENV120, ENV220, EPP112, FOR175, IVS110, NUC210, and PHS140.   Number of items added =33  Subjects included = Environmental science


 

Virginia Historical Society LogoThe Virginia Historical Society, founded in 1811  in Richmond, Virginia, is a major repository, research, and teaching center for Virginia history. The mission of the Virginia Historical Society is to connect people to America’s past through the unparalleled story of Virginia.  The courses in the NCCCS combined course library that could be support by this content include: HIS131, HIS132. Number of items added =14  Subjects included = United States history and  State history


 

NASA eClips LogoNASA eClips™ are short, relevant educational video segments. These videos inspire and engage students, helping them see real world connections. New video segments are produced weekly exploring current applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, topics. NASA eClips™ offer unlimited flexibility in the classroom for timing, sequencing and pacing instruction to meet the needs of students and classroom instructors. The courses in the NCCCS combined course library that could be support by this content include: PHY080, PHY090, AST111, ENV120, and CHM092.  Number of items added =147  Subjects included = Astronomy and astrophysics, Biology, Chemistry, Earth science, Food science, Physics, and Space sciences

 

Accessing Content: To find this content you can do any of the following:

  • Search by free text by typing in the collection name: (i.e.“Chattanooga State Technical College” or “APES in a BOX” or “New Mexico State University Learning Games Lab” etc.)
  • Browse by NROC resource series: Navigate to the Browse by Resource Series area> click on the The NROC Project > Sort by Subject Areas or Sort by NROC Collection

Important Note: Due to NROC license agreement this content is only available to NCCCS Faculty.

V-Scope Explorer Resource Series updated in the NCLOR


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Open to NCCCS Faculty Only

The V-Scope Explorer resource series from Science Learning Resources has been updated in the NCLOR.  The Multicellular Plants, Multicellular Animals, Single Cell Organisms applications have now been combined into one application titled ” Basic Biology”. The Basic Biology and the already available Anatomy/Physiology simulation both have new activity guides. AV-Scope demo image link to these guides has been included in on every slide in the set.  V-Scope Explorer™ Microscope  is a simulated experience of using a real microscope. These simulations add a new dimension to the lab experience and can supplement textbook and classroom sessions by learning through this virtual lab.

Note: This resource series is purchased content and only available to North Carolina Community College System faculty.

Play the video below to get a brief introduction to V-Scope Explorer.

V-Scope Explorer Introduction Video by Dr. Gary Duncan, Science Learning Resources

The NCCCS courses that could be enhanced by using these resources are: BIO090, BIO092, BIO100, BIO110, BIO111,  and BIO112.

To access the V-Scope Explorer series you can:

  1. log into the NCLOR  or through your institution’s learning management system
  2. navigate to the Browse by Resource Series area
  3. click on the V-Scope Explorer (Virtual Microscope) series.

Four New Resource Series from NROC have been added to NCLOR


NROC LogoThe NROC collection in the NCLOR has been updated with four new series. The four new series are: Phoenix College, WhyU, National Geographic Creative Motion, and Moments in American History.  NROC provides core academic rich multimedia content–videos, animations, and simulations–on general education subjects to middle-school, high-school teachers, college professors and their students. Close to 1700 items have been added to this collection.

Phoenix College Logo  The Phoenix college collection includes items from  Mathispower4u.com, which is a collection of mini-lessons and example videos with no ads.  The courses that can be supported in the NCCCS combined course library include: DMA065, MAT075, MAT140, MAT271, MAT272, EHS115, ENV110, MAT273, MAT285, MAT280, MAT162, MA040.  1,550 items have been added to the collection from Phoenix college.

 Subjects covered in the Phoenix College Collection are: Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, and SAT Math Practice

WHYU LogoWhy U is funded by the Goldman Charitable Foundation in partnership with the University of Central Florida. The goal of these lectures is to explore fundamental concepts more precisely and in greater depth than is currently possible in most high-school and college-level algebra courses.  The courses that can be supported in the NCCCS combined course library include: MAT285, MAT095, MAT152, DMA050, DMA060, DMA020, DMA010, DMA040,DMA065.

57 Items have been added to the collection from Why U.

Subjects covered in the Why U Collection are: Pre-Algebra Foundational Concepts, Algebra Foundational Concepts, and Infinite Series.

National Geographic Collection LogoThe National Geographic Creative Motion collection spans a 60-year history and embodies the global vision, spirit of adventure and credibility for which National Geographic is recognized worldwide. National Geographic is a Creative Motion collection database comprised of video clips as well as a unique collection of short-form videos available for use in educational markets. The courses that can be supported in the NCCCS combined course library include: HIS114, HIS131, EHS115, ENV110, MAT162. 49 items from this collection have been added to the NCLOR.

Subjects covered in the National Geographic Creative Collection are: Environmental Science, U.S. History, and World History.
Moments in American History LogoThe Moments in American History series was created when the Thorp School District and Central Washington University entered a collaborative partnership with 18 Central Washington school districts, seven universities, four museums, four libraries and a historical society for the purpose of enlisting U. S. History content and expertise. The courses that can be supported in the NCCCS combined course library include: HIS131,HIS132.  37 items from this collection were added.
The subject covered in Moments in American History Collection is U.S. History.

Accessing Content: To find this content you can do any of the following:

  • Search by free text for: “National Geographic Creative Collection” or “Moments in American History” or “WhyU” or “Phoenix College”.
  • Browse by NROC resource series: Navigate to the Browse by Resource Series area> click on the NROC series> Subject Areas

Important Note: Due to NROC license agreement this series is only available to NCCCS Faculty.

NROC Course Content to be Removed June 24, 2014


Dear NCCCS Faculty,

Many of you have been making use of the digital media from the NROC collections through our NCCCS system-wide NROC membership.  This message is to alert you that the University of California-copyrighted courses found under the NROC Collection will be removed from the NCLOR on June 24, 2014. The content will be exclusively distributed through their UC Scout program thereafter.

Per our license agreement with NROC, after the June 24th the resource links in the NCLOR will be removed. Faculty should remove the links in all LMS based courses that reference this content as well. If the resource links are not removed, the link will not longer function correctly. More reminders about this issue will be sent to as the date goes nearer.

The NCLOR staff regrets the inconvenience these changes may cause but we must abide by our license agreement. Other NROC content will be made available but there will not a one-to-one replacement of subjects and/or resources.

Sincerely,

NCLOR System Administrator
Jonathon Sweetin


List of AFFECTED RESOURCES: (All content related to the following courses will be affected by this change.)

SOCIAL SCIENCES:

  1. US History I & II
  2. AP US History I & II
  3. American Government
  4. AP US Government & Politics
  5. Psychology

PHYSICS:

  1. College Prep Physics I & II
  2. Introductory Physics I & II
  3. General Physics I & II
  4. AP Physics B I & II
  5. AP Physics C I & II

BIOLOGY and ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE:

  1. AP Biology I & II
  2. Environmental Science
  3. AP Environmental Science

MATHEMATICS:

  1. Algebra 1a & 1b (2004 version)
  2. Elementary Algebra
  3. Introductory Calculus I & II
  4. General Calculus I & II
  5. AP Calculus AB I & II
  6. AP Calculus BC I & II
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