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NCLOR will be unavailable


MaintenanceThe NCLOR will be unavailable for a short time  Sunday 12/8/2019  for system maintenance.

Thank-you,
NCLOR Admin

News: Blackboard building block update 11/12/2019


The Blackboard building block has been updated.  You can find the instructions below.

Blackboard 9.1.x – NCLOR provides Blackboard building blocks that allows Blackboard users to search for content in the NCLOR and then easily link it back to a course. These building blocks can ONLY be installed by the Blackboard Administrator. The NCLOR currently has only one building block that can be used with the Blackboard learning management system.

Updated Blackboard 9.x Building Block and Instructions (Community College Only)

News: Blackboard building block update


The Blackboard building block has been updated.  You can find the instructions below.

Blackboard 9.1.x – NCLOR provides Blackboard building blocks that allows Blackboard users to search for content in the NCLOR and then easily link it back to a course. These building blocks can ONLY be installed by the Blackboard Administrator. The NCLOR currently has only one building block that can be used with the Blackboard learning management system.

Updated Blackboard 9.x Building Block and Instructions (Community College Only)

NCLOR will be unavailable


MaintenanceThe NCLOR will be unavailable for a short time  Sunday 9/8/2019  for system maintenance.

Thank-you,
NCLOR Admin

Kurzgesagt Video Series added to the OER collection of NCLOR


Today over 90 video resources were added to the open educational resources collection from Kurzgesagt.org. Kurzgesagt – German for “In a nutshell“ is a Munich-based YouTube channel and design studio with a unique perspective on design, color and storytelling. They want their work to raise awareness for topics from the fields of science, space, technology, biology, history and philosophy. Their goal is to inspire people to learn – and believe humor and a good story to tell are just as important as straight facts.

Example: Building a Mars base is a Horrible Idea: Let’s do it!,  Kurzgesagt YouTube Channel, Feb 3, 2019

The NCCCS courses that could be enhanced by using these resources are: ANT-220 Cultural Anthropology, AST-111 Descriptive Astronomy, BAF-110 Principles of Banking, BIO-090 Foundations of Biology, BIO-145 Ecology, BIO-250 Genetics, ENV-110 Environmental Science, ENV-255 Envir/Public Hth.Pathogen, GRO-120 Gerontology, PHI-215 Philosophical Issues, PHS-130 Earth Science, PHY-110 Conceptual Physics, and SAB-110 Substance Abuse Overview.

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 this series, you can do any of the following:

  • Log into the NCLOR and click on “Browse by Resource Series” and then the Kurzgesagt – In a nutshell series.
  • If you are NCCCS faculty, you can add the links to the resources directly to your LMS based course. (learn how)
  • Simply, click Kurzgesagt – In a nutshell to view the series as a guest.

Python Programming Resources Added to NCLOR OER Collection


Today, ninety-two resources from Pythonlearn.org were added to the OER collection of the NCLOR. These resources are a set of generic Python Learning Resources to allow self-paced learning of the Python language. The materials from the site are collected from several courses at the University of Michigan. The instructor for this course is Chuck Severance of the University of Michigan. This content covers both 2.x and 3.x versions of Python. The content includes two open courses that cover many programming topics some of which include the following topics: Functions, Loops, Strings, Files, Lists, Dictionaries, Tuples and Using Web Services.

The two courses available are:

Example: Python for Informatics: Chapter 2 – Expressions Video, Chuck Severance. Jan 15, 2013

Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

The NCCCS courses that these resources may supplement are; CSC-121 Python Programming and CSC-122 Python  Application Development.

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: Pythonlearn.org.
  • Also you may log into the NCLOR and click on the More button on the left menu bar. Then click the Resource Series link and click the series of your choice.
  • If you are K-14 faculty, you can add the links to the resources directly to your LMS based course. (learn how)

Three New Open e-Textbooks Series Added to the NCLOR OER Collection


Today, fifty-one new open e-textbooks were added to the open educational resources collection available within the NCLOR. The e-textbooks have been created by The University of Wisconsin, The University of Minnesota, and Oregon State University. The textbooks were created under a creative commons license and are free and open to use.

The subject included in this addition are: Accounting, Biochemistry and molecular biology, Biological and life sciences, Business administration, Change management, Climatology, Communication & Media, Cultural studies, Economics, Educational technology, Finance, Fisheries and wildlife sciences, Geography , Geology, Government, Human relations, Human resources, Information systems, Law, Linear Algebra, Marketing, Materials science, Organizational development, Physiology, Psychology, Social science, Sustainable agriculture, Technology and civilization, Web technologies, and Writing. 

The University of Minnesota collection of Open Textbook collection states its mission as “promoting access to higher education and collaborating to advance knowledge benefiting communities, the state, and world.”

The some of open textbooks available from The University of Minnesota are:


The Open Oregon State collection is an part of OSU’s open educational resource initiative.

The some of open textbooks available from Open Oregon State are:


University of Wisconsin – Madison has made small set of open textbook available for use.

The some of open textbooks available from University of Wisconsin – Madison are:

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The works listed above are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Unported License.

The NCCCS courses that these resources may supplement are; ACA-111, ACC-120, AGR-139, AGR-300, BIO-165, BIO-175, BUS-110, BUS-137, BUS-153, BUS-237, BUS-255, BUS-260, CHM-130, CJC-131, COM-150, CSC-211, ECO-151, ECO-252, EDU-271, ENG-011, FWL-142, GEL-120, GEO-111, GEO-130, GIS-121, LIB-112, MAT-280, MEC-265, MKT-120, POL-120, PSY-150, PSY-237, SOC-210, and WEB-210.

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

 

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.

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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)

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