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Georgia Virtual Learning Content Added to OER Collection in NCLOR


Today, over 1100 individual learning modules were added to the open educational resources collection within the NCLOR. This series has been made available from the Georgia Department of Education. The Georgia Virtual Learning (GVL) is a large online repository of learning content used for online instruction. The virtual courses included in this series serve a wide array of student learning styles through interactive and engaging learning content that’s designed for best practice and flexibility. The resources included in this series are the “shared” or the open educational resources created for the Georgia Virtual Learning instruction. There are 94 complete courses included in this collection, in subjects such as: Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education, Fine Arts, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences, and World Languages.

The courses were created by Georgia Department of Education faculty. They are organized in modular format (SoftChalk) with audio/video interactive features and built in navigation. Specific attention was paid regarding ADA compliance with the inclusion of closed caption/audio features as well as universal design.

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

In the NCLOR, the courses are sorted by subject area, course name and then module order. Click a subject area listed below, to view the full list of courses available.

Subjects

Example: “Introduction to Digital Design” – Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education

The NCCCS courses that these resources may supplement are; ACC-125, AIB-110, ART-111, ART-114, ART-115, AST-111, ATR-282, BAF-110, BIO-106, BIO-110, BIO-111, BIO-163, BIO-165, BIO-280, BUS-110, CHM-090, CHM-131, CIS-070, CIS-110, CIS-111, CIS-115, CIS-3100, CJC-111, CJC-251, CJC-5001, CJC-5070, COM-120, DET-112, DMA-030, DME-110, DME-140, ECO-251, EFL-093, ENG-231, ENG-241, ENG-261, ENG-271, ENV-110, ENV-120, FLI-3712, FLI-3714, FLI-3715, FLI-3720, GEL-111, GEO-111, GEO-112, GEO-113, HIS-111, HIS-112, HIS-131, HIS-132, HRD-3008, HUM-130, JOU-110, LAT-111, LAT-112, MAT-110, MAT-121, MAT-122, MAT-171, MAT-271, MKT-227, MUS-110, MUS-121, NUR-3100, PHY-101, PHY-110, PHY-131, PHY-132, POL-120, PSY-150, SGD-112, SGD-3200, SOC-210, SPA-110, WEB-210, and WEB-3000.

Technology Note: Many of the resources in this series use embedded Flash elements within the modules. You should be sure to configure your web browser to accept embedded Flash content.  

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

NCLOR Tutorials Updated


Recently the NCLOR tutorials have been updated with new assessment material. At the end of each tutorial, a page named “Check Your Understanding” has been added.  The check your understanding assessments are for user guidance only and meant to reinforce important NCLOR concepts.

The new “Check Your Understanding” assessment pages have been added to the following tutorials:

  • Using the NCLOR with Blackboard 9.1x
  • Using the NCLOR with Moodle 2.8 & Higher
  • Using the NCLOR with Canvas
  • Searching the NCLOR Using Basic, Advanced and Browse
  • How to Contribute
  • Resource Management

The instructions below explain some the features within the assessments and how to access the exercises from the tutorials.

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On any tutorial, click “Check Your Understanding” link and then click the “Start the exercise” link.

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After the quiz page is displayed, click the “Next” button to begin the exercise.

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After submitting the exercise, you can review your results by clicking on the “View your score” link or you can click the “Submit another response” to complete the exercise again.

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Near the top of the results page, you can view your score for each attempt. 

Passing the assessments is not a prerequisite for NCLOR access but is recommended for user success.

All scores are anonymous and are not shared with any third party.

NCLOR Slowness Reported


MaintenanceThe NCLOR server is performing slowly this morning. The NCLOR team is currently investigation the issue. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

NCLOR Manager

NCLOR Application Update Complete


MaintenanceThe NCLOR Equella application update scheduled for 5:10 pm, Tuesday, January 3rd completed without incident. The repository is functioning normally in version 6.4. QA3.

Thank-you,

NCLOR Staff

NCLOR 6.4 QA3 Update Rescheduled to Tuesday, January 3rd at 5:10 p.m


The scheduled update planned for Dec. 30th did not occur due to unforeseen circumstances. The NCLOR staff will upgrade the core application to version 6.4 QA3 on Tuesday, January 3rd at 5:10 p.m. There should only be a couple of hours of down time associated with this upgrade. The NCLOR team apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

NCLOR Staff

Science Friday Series Added to NCLOR


scifri_icon2Today, the NCLOR added a 100+ video series from Science Friday (SciFri). For 25 years SciFri introduced top scientists to public radio listeners, and reminded them how much fun it is to learn something new. But it is more than just a radio show. They produce award-winning digital videos, original web articles, and educational resources for teachers and informal educators. All of the work is independently produced by the Science Friday Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the public’s access to science and scientific information. Public Radio International (PRI) distributes the radio show, which you can catch on public radio stations across the U.S.

The videos in this series include topics in the subjects of: Arts, Biology, Chemistry, Design, Earth Science, Engineering, Food Science, Health, and Physics.

Example: “How Owl Turn their Heads” Science Friday, Feb 1, 2013.

The NCCCS courses that these resource may supplement are: ANS111, ART261, ART267, ART281, ART282, ASL250, AST111, AST151, BDF114, BIO090, BIO110, BIO120, BIO130, BIO140A, BIO160, BIO163, BIO165, BIO168, BIO170, BIO173, BIO230, BIO243, BIO250, BIO275, BIO280, BTC260, CHM080, CHM082, CHM090, CHM092, CHM131, CUL142, CUL150, DAN140, DES125, DES135, DES240, DES3000, DME110, EDT110, EDU234, EGR150, EGR230, EGR250, ENV110, ENV218, HIS164, HOR3307, ISC3600, MSC172, MUS110, MUS111, PED211, PHY101, PHY110, PHY122, PSY150, and REL221.

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

Cambridge University Video Series Added to the NCLOR


cambridge-university-logoToday, seventy-five 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, a collection of short films in which top researchers reveal some of their latest findings and discuss subjects ranging from energy to disappearing languages, and policing the streets to the future of robotics.

The topics included in this series are:

  • Cambridge Shorts – short films from top researchers at Cambridge
  • Lines of Thought – Discoveries that Changed the World – videos from the Cambridge Library
  • Nano-materials Up Close – images from a electron microscope
  • Under the Microscopevideos that capture glimpses of the natural and man-made world in stunning close-up
  • Engineering – department of engineering based videos at University of Cambridge
  • Law – videos relating to law at the University of Cambridge.

Example: Airflow across a wing engineering video – University of Cambridge

The NCCCS courses that these resource may supplement are: INT230, LEX240, CCT231, LEX160, OST149, BIO106, NAN111, EGR150, EGR230, EGR220, CJC131, AER113, ATR282, LEX110, and CMT218.

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)

Notice of Content Removal – SAS CP


In accordance with maintaining a healthy repository, the SAS – Curriculum Pathways content that has been made available to the NC Community College System (NCCCS) faculty will be removed from the NCLOR on 6/29/2016. The current resource links are non-functional at this time because of a technical issue with the integration. The ability to make the collection available again is still an option once a solution presents itself.

This notice pertains only to the NCCCS faculty. The K-12 access to this content is not affected by this removal.

Thank-you,

NCLOR System Admin

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)

INTELECOM Content Removal Notice for NCCCS Faculty


Intelecom LogoContent Removal Notice (NCCCS Faculty Only)

The North Carolina Community College System Office is currently in the process of reviewing contracts for resource materials available to all NCCCS colleges via the NCLOR. To that end, the System Office will not be renewing the contract with INTELECOM for two of the three video series they have purchased in the past. This content has only been available for NCCCS users.  The System Office will not renew the Allied Health and Philosophy video series that include “The Human Condition” and “The Examined Life” video series originally added to the NCLOR on October 10, 2014. The NCLOR staff will be removing the content from the NCCCS premium content collection on March 19th. The NCCCS will however be renewing all of the Adult Education video series which includes: “Crossroad Café”, “Madison Heights”, and “On Common Ground” series. The System Office will not renewing the content because NCLOR statistics shows low popularity for these resources by NCCCS educators.

If you currently use any of the content that will be removed, please plan accordingly. Any links to the removed content in LMS based courses will cease working after March 19th, 2016. The NCCCS System Office apologizes in advance for any inconvenience this action may cause.

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