Wake Tech. CC NEH Grant resources now available in the NCLOR


WTCC_NEH_bannerAs part of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant, the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Division at Wake Technical Community College has developed and implemented a project, “America’s Wars: Individual Experience and Cultural Memory.” These resources have been made available in the open educational resources collection within the NCLOR.

The goal of this project is to render more visible the experiences of military veterans and their families by incorporating their perspectives into humanities courses. Additionally, the America’s Wars project aims to help WTCC veterans make the difficult transition from military to college. This project also strives to present an accurate depiction of the nature of war and what soldiers endure physically and psychologically in order to foster both a better understanding of veterans and to educate students who may be considering military service or transitioning from it.

By incorporating war-related materials into English, history, psychology, and philosophy courses, this project promotes cultural awareness and sensitivity to the experiences of others and enhances students’ critical thinking by helping them understand the importance of questioning prevailing beliefs and master narratives.

NCCCS courses in which the NEH resources were incorporated were:

  • ENG-242 British Literature II
  • HIS-111 World Civilizations I
  • HIS-112 World Civilizations II
  • HIS-121 Western Civilization I
  • HIS-122 Western Civilization II
  • HIS-131 American History I
  • HIS-132 American History II
  • HUM-115 Critical Thinking
  • PHI-215 Philosophical Issues
  • PHI-240 Introduction to Ethics

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:NEH Wake Tech CC Grant .
  • 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:

Creative Commons License
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:

 

World Science Festival Videos Added to the NCLOR’s OER Collection


Today, over 300 free video resources were added to the open educational resources collection of the NCLOR. The added resources were videos from the World Science Festival YouTube collection. The World Science Festival gathers great minds in science and the arts to produce live and digital content that allows a broad general audience to engage with scientific discoveries. Through discussions, debates, theatrical works, interactive explorations, musical performances, intimate salons, and major outdoor experiences, the Festival takes science out of the laboratory and into the streets, parks, museums, galleries and premier performing arts venues of New York City and beyond.

The World Science Festival is a production of the World Science Foundation, a non-profit organization headquartered in New York City. The Foundation’s mission is to cultivate a general public informed by science, inspired by its wonder, convinced of its value, and prepared to engage with its implications for the future.

The topics included in this upload are: Biology, Cosmology, Physics, and Technology.

Example: Video “What does it mean for the speed of light to be constant?” World Science Festival , Mar 20, 2015

You can use the World Science Festival videos for free as long as you adhere to the terms of use available here: https://www.worldsciencefestival.com/terms-of-use/

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; ANT230, ANT245, AQU111, AST111, AST151, ATR280, BAS250, BIO130, BIO230, BIO243, BIO250, BIO275, BMT111, CSC211, CTS080, DET113, EDT110, EHS211, ENV255, MSC160, MUS110, NAN111, PHY101, PSG112, and PSY259.

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

CrashCourse Video Series Added to OER Collection


On May 5th, the CrashCourse educational video series was added to the open educational resources collection within the NCLOR. CrashCourse is a YouTube based educational channel that creates free, high-quality educational videos used by teachers and learners of all kinds. CrashCourse is a educational video series created by John and Hank Green. Over 660 resources were added in the courses of World Mythology, Computer Science, Sociology, Media Literacy, Statistics, Film, History, Biology, Ecology, Chemistry, Psychology, Anatomy & Physiology, Physics, Philosophy, Astronomy, and U.S. Government and Politics. This series has helped changed attitudes towards education by creating a community of learners who are looking for more than just help passing a test. Each course includes animated videos to explain course topics in an easy to understand manner.

Example: Quantum Mechanics – Part 1: Crash Course Physics #43

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; AST111, AST151, AST152, BIO090, BIO145, BIO163, BIO165, BIO166, CHM082, CHM090, CHM092, CSC120, CSC130, FVP111, FVP112, FVP212, FVP213, FVP3100, HEA3002, HIS111, HIS112, MAT152, PHI210, PHI215, PHY110, PHY151, POL120, PSY150, SOC100, and SOC210.

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

Notice of Removal of Content – PBS LearningMedia


pbs_lm_logoThis message is to bring to your attention the removal of PBS LearningMedia content from the NCLOR. PBS  LearningMedia has decided to require users to create an account in order to access their content. They have directed the NCLOR to remove all links to their content. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the NCLOR staff will continue to work with PBS LearningMedia to restore the content in the future.

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)

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.

Thanks,
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)

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)
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