Category Archives: Video Collection Posts

New Closed Caption Features added to NCLOR


There are currently thousands of videos, stored in or linked, in the NCLOR that include closed captions. In an effort to make the NCLOR more accessible and help NCCCS faculty find ADA compliant resources, a filter to view only videos that have closed captions has been added to advance searches.

On the NCCCS advance searches, a selection to only return videos or interactive resources that include closed captions has been added to the option set. (shown in image 1 below)

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Image 1: Screenshot of closed caption option on the “Discipline, Level, or Resource Type” advanced search.

Reminders of the need to use closed captions when contributing video resources to the NCLOR have also been added to the each of the NCCCS collection wizards. The reminder is configured to display when the user selects “Video” from the learning resource type option. (shown in image 2 below)

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Image 2: Screenshot of closed caption reminder when adding video resources with arrows highlighting the options.

To search for closed caption videos:

  1. login to the NCLOR
  2. click the “Search” button on the left-hand menu, use the “Within all Resources” dropdown list to select “Discipline, Level, or Resource Type” from the Advanced searches list
  3. select the “Closed Captioned” option and then click the “Search” button to return results

 

 

Stanford Center for Professional Development Resource Series Added to NCLOR


Stanford University Center for Professional DevelopmentThe NCLOR now has 26 new video seminars from the Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD). SCPD is a part of the school of Engineering at Stanford University and connects professionals worldwide to the research and teaching of university faculty. Currently, there are five topics in this seminar series. The topics include; Engineering and Climate Change, Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders, Topics in International Technology Management, Human Computer Interaction, and Computer Systems Colloquium. The guest lecturers in this series include Melinda Gates, Peter Norvig from Google and many others.

Seminar Example: Google’s Peter Norvig on Online Education

To access this resource series:

  1. log into the NCLOR www.explorethelor.org or through your institution’s learning management system (LMS)
  2. navigate to the Browse by Resource Series area
  3. click on the Stanford University Seminars series.

National Science Foundation adds Science of NHL Hockey and Olympic Winter Games


National Science Foundation LogoThe National Science Foundation resource series has added two new special video reports. The Science of NHL Hockey® and the Science of  Olympic Winter Games joins the other two video collections already available ( NFL Football® and the Science of Speed (NASCAR)®). These video series explores the science behind some of America’s most popular sporting events.

The Science of NHL Hockey LogoSummary: The National Science Foundation, in partnership with NBC Learn and NBC Sports and the National Hockey League, explore the science and math behind professional hockey in this 9 part video series.

Accessibility: Closed Captioned

The Science of the Olympic Winter Games LogoSummary: NBC Learn has teamed up with the National Science Foundation to produce Science of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, a 16-part video series that explores the science behind individual Olympic events.

Accessibility: Closed Captioned

 

The NCCCS courses that could be enhanced by using these resources are:  PHY080, PHY090, PHY101, PHY102, PHY0110

To access the series you can do any of the following:

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

Football & Fast Cars: National Science Foundation Resource Series


National Science Foundation LogoA new resource series from the National Science Foundation is now available in the NCLOR. This series initially  includes two video collections of the Science of NFL Football® and the Science of Speed (NASCAR)®. These video series explores the science behind two of America’s most popular sporting events.

Science of NFL Football LogoSummary: NBC News’ educational arm, NBC Learn, has teamed up with NSF and the National Football League® to release the “Science of NFL Football®”–an informative 10-part video series that explores the science behind America’s most beloved sport.
Accessibility: Closed Captioned Instructional Materials: Lesson Plan available for each episode.

Science of Speed LogoSummary: You can’t win NASCAR® races without getting the science right. NSF has partnered with NASCAR® in the production of the “Science of Speed”, a fast-paced 12-part video series that explains the scientific principles that are so essential to the NASCAR® experience. Accessibility: Closed Captioned

To access the series you can do any of the following:

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

VLC Webinar Series Added to NCLOR


Six Virtual Learning Community webinars were added to the NC Community College collection this week. This series consists of links to the archives of the webinars as they were given in April of 2011.   The topics covered in this series were: Exploring the NCLOR, Using VLC Courses, Using Rubrics, Creating Quality Online Courses, Writing Measurable Outcomes and Understanding SACS & Student Learning Outcomes. Each webinar is approximately 40 minutes in duration and uses the Adobe Connect player in the web browser.

This webinar series is only available to the North Carolina community college faculty and staff.

The NCCCS faculty and staff can access this series by logging in the NCLOR directly or through their college’s learning management system and enter “VLC Webinar” in the basic search field.

NASA at 50 Video Collection added to NCLOR


The NASA at 50 collection highlights key innovations and milestones in chemistry, physics, engineering, and space exploration from NASA’s fifty-year history. Each of the 18 clips serve as a gateway for further learning in science and history and promotes critical thinking and inquiry as essential components of scientific literacy.

Students can enjoy NASA at 50 in video or audio formats that are compatible with common portable media players. In addition, teacher’s guides are provided for each clip to facilitate integration of this exciting and engaging content into lesson plans.

To access the collection: log in your LMS or the NCLOR and select Browse by Resource Series > NASA at 50 Video Collection.

NC LIVE PBS videos will soon be available via the NCLOR


The NCLOR will be integrating the NC LIVE PBS video collection into the NCLOR in August.  This value added service allows faculty to embed the videos within their LMS courses (Moodle or Blackboard).  Students will be able to access the videos from within the LMS without the need for additional NC LIVE passwords or authentication.

Faculty can access the NCLOR via their LMS interface.  Additional information (configuration, implementation, tutorials, FAQ, etc.) can be found on the NCLOR portal page: http://www.explorethelor.org

Stay tuned for the upcoming launch announcement.

Questions?  Write to nclorstaff@gmail.com

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