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NCVPS adds Math and American History resources to NCLOR


NCVPS LogoThe North Carolina Virtual Public School is a supplemental service to the public schools of North Carolina. Students enroll through their local public school, grades are reported to their public school, and their school awards credit. The courses use learning management and collaborative software to maximize student interaction in each class. NCVPS teachers use the latest technologies to engage students as well as prepare them to be career and college ready.

Eventually, this collection will include resources in many different subjects but initially Math and American History are currently available. Each resource has been vetted by NC educators and tagged to NC and Common Core standards.

NCVPS Example image: The Adams Administration

Collection Example: “The Adams Administration: Maintaining Neutrality and Provoking Criticism”

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 NC Virtual Public School series.
  • If you are faculty, you can add the links to the resources directly to your LMS based course. (learn how)
  • Simply, click NCVPS Collection to view the series as a guest.

Intelecom Resource Series Added to the Repository


Intelecom LogoThe INTELECOM Online Resources Network is a hosted and supported digital repository and subscription database of academic video clips – streamed on demand – for use in support of online, hybrid and face-to-face classes. The NCLOR staff has recently added 17 free videos representing a sample of the INTELECOM content collection. The subjects included in this series are: Adult Basic Education, Anatomy & Physiology, Biological Sciences, Business, Environmental Studies, Health, History, Mathematics, Nursing, Oceanography, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.

Series Example: “DNA Structure and Replication”, BioMEDIA ASSOCIATES

 DNA Structure and Replication Example

Series Example: DNA Structure and Replication – How Cells Reproduce, BioMEDIA ASSOCIATES

The suggested NCCCS courses these resources may benefit are: BTC270, BIO150, BIO250, MSC160, PHS130,EVN110, EDT110, CHM081, CHM082, CHM090, CHM092, SGD3200, CET242,SOC210, POL220, PHI210, PHI215, NUR133, HRD3001, HRD3004, DMA040, DMA070, HEA110, ECO101,HIS131, HIS237 EGY2002, ENV214, WAT150, WAT110, BUS153, and BUS110.

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 Intelecom series.
  • If you are NCCCS faculty, you can add the links to the resources directly to your LMS based course. (learn how)
  • Simply, click Intelecom Resource Series to view the series as a guest.

NC DPI K-12 Vetted collection added to the NCLOR


NC DPI LogoThe North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI) has now added over 9,600 resources to the NCLOR. This collection is the result of the ongoing collaboration between the NC Community College System and NC Department of Public Instruction (K-12). All resources in this collection have been vetted by K-12 subject matter experts and tagged to Common Core and NC Essential standards. This collection includes resources from all subject areas of the standard course of study for K-12 in North Carolina. These subjects include: Arts Education, Career Technical Education, Engineering, English as a Second Language, English Language Arts, Healthful Living, Information and Technology, Mathematics, Professional Development, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages. The collection is available for all K-12 and Community College educators in North Carolina.

This collection will also be made available via Home Base the statewide, instructional improvement (IIS) and student information system (SIS) for teachers, students, parents and administrators.

Accessing Content: To find this content you can log into the NCLOR and do any of the following:

  • Freetext Search the State Vetted K-12 Resources Collection from the “Within” dropdown list on the search page.
  • Browse by NC DPI Subject: Click on Browse by NC DPI Subject, then select a subject from the list.

Notre Dame University OpenCourseWare added to the NCLOR


University of Notre Dame LogoToday, fifty new courses from the Notre Dame University OpenCourseWare were added to the NCLOR. The Notre Dame OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a free and open digital publication of course materials. By offering free, high-quality course materials to the world, OCW strives to overcome the barriers geography, economics, age and language present to the spread of knowledge.

ND OCW Homepage

This is a screenshot of the Notre Dame University OpenCourseWare website at http://ocw.nd.edu/.

The courses included in this resource series have links to lessons, assignments, exams, and additional resources. There are IMS package links in every course in order to download the complete course at one time. The subjects included are: Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Africana Studies, Anthropology, Arabic and Middle East Studies, Architecture, Center for Social Concerns, Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences, Classics, Computer Applications, English, History, Latino Studies, Mathematics, Peace Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Poverty Studies, Sociology, Theology, and University Writing Program.

This is an Open Educational Resource series and you can access this resource series by:

  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 Notre Dame University OpenCourseWare series.

Open eTextbook series now available in the NCLOR


etextbook logoA new eTextbook resource series is now available in the NCLOR. Initially, there are 17 open eTextbooks available in the series, but we will be expanding on the collection in the near future. All of the etexbooks are open and FREE to use. The subjects included in this series are:  business, mathematics, chemistry, psychology, physics, marketing and many others. The majority of the eTextbooks are from the Connexions Repository at Rice University and have been endorsed by the Community College Open Textbook Collaborative.

PDF logo

ePub Logo

The eTextbooks in this series are loaded to the NCLOR in multiple formats which include PDF, ePUB and links to online versions. The PDF versions of the eTextbooks are viewable on any PC and Mac computer and most mobile devices. The ePUB format is specifically designed to be viewed with mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones.  For more information about devices that can read the ePUB format, click here.

Why are Open eTextbooks important? Please view the video below from the Florida’s statewide Orange Grove Repository to find out the importance of open eTextbooks.

The eTextbook titles included in this series and the NCCCS courses the eTextbooks could enrich are:

  • AP Environmental Science (EVN-110)
  • Applied Finite Mathematics (MAT-167)
  • Business Fundamentals (BUS-110)
  • Collaborative Statistics (MAT-151)
  • Concept Development Studies in Chemistry (CHM-081)
  • Educational Psychology (PSY-263)
  • Elementary Algebra (DMA-020, DMA-040,DMA-050, DMA-060, DMA-070, DMA-080)
  • A First Course in Electrical and Computer Engineering (EGR-110)
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics (DMA-020, DMA-030)
  • Project Management for Scientists and Engineers (PMT-110)
  • Three Modules on Clear Writing Style – An Introduction to The Craft of Argument (ENG-090)
  • Introduction to Paleoanthropology (ANT245)
  • Core Concepts of Marketing (MKT-120)
  • Democratizing Innovation
  • Education for a Digital World – Advice, Guidelines, and Effective Practice from Around the Globe (EDU-3005)
  • College Physics (PHY-080)
  • Introduction to Sociology (SOC-100)

To access this resource series:

  1. log into the NCLOR  www.explorethelor.org  as guest or through your institution’s learning management system (LMS)
  2. navigate to the Browse by Learning Resource Type area
  3. click on  eBooks.

VLC Developmental Math Course Content added


VLC logoThe Virtual Learning Community (VLC)  is a collaborative effort of all of North Carolina’s Community Colleges to increase the quality and availability of online learning and support services.  The Developmental Math Redesign Program is designed to be used with students striving to meet college entrance requirements. NCLOR has resently imported the resources used in the VLC developmental math courses. Theses developmental math resources have also been tagged to the appropriate DMA 010-080 student learning outcomes.

The resources from this series may be used in the following courses: DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030, DMA-040, DMA-050, DMA-060, DMA-070, and DMA080.

To search for these resources, go to Browse by NCCCS Combined Course Library > Course Subjects C – D >and then click on DMA -Developmental Mathematics. You can also search by student learning outcome by  going to Search> Click on “Within”> choose Student Learning Outcomes from the advanced search.

NROC Series Updated with Algebra and Dev Math Resource


NROC Network Logo

Over a hundred NROC Algebra and Developmental Math courses have been added to the NCLOR.

The NROC courses utilize various combinations of video, animation, still graphics, simulations, text and audio.  Each course includes structured learning guides. This series is available to NCCCS Faculty Only.

NROC’s Developmental Math Program is designed to be used with students striving to meet college entrance requirements. The program has pre- and post-assessment features that help direct students to the content needed to close their proficiency gaps, and offers video, audio, interactive simulations, puzzles, and other instructional approaches that engage a variety of learning styles and attitudes.

Also included are instructor guides and etextbooks for the courses. Many of the developmental math resources have been tagged to the appropriate DMA 010-080 student learning outcomes.

Screenshot from the "Solving Multi-Step Equations"

Screenshot from the “Solving Multi-Step Equations” learning object the the NROC series.

The resources from this series may be used in the following courses: DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030, DMA-040, DMA-050, DMA-060,DMA-070, MAT060, MAT070, and MAT080.

To search for these resources by student learning outcome go to Search> Click on “Within”> choose Student Learning Outcomes from the advanced search.

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 NROC series.

NC School of Science and Math Adds 500+ New Resources to NCLOR


NCSSM Logo The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics has added over 500 new learning resources to their resource series in the NCLOR. The topics included in this installment of resources are: Algebra, Calculus, Chemistry, History, Physics, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry,  and Statistics. The format of the new resources are videos, animations and documents. The resources included this addition are the very ones used in the NCSSM Online program.

Atmospheric Pressure

Image from the Atmospheric Pressure animation from the Chemistry "CORE" collection of NCSSM.

This series is available to everyone in the NCLOR including guests.

The NCCCS courses that could be enhanced by using these resources are: CHM081, CHM082, CHM092, CHM131, MAT121, MAT122, MAT151, MAT162, MAT171, MAT172, MAT175, MAT271, HIS131, PHY080, PHY090, PHY101, and PHY102.

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 NC School of Science and Mathematics 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.

NC School of Science and Math Adds Instructional Music Videos to NCLOR


NCSSM Logo

Strumming vs. Picking Video Example

Strumming vs. Picking (Scott Laird, NCSSM)

The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics has added 95 new instructional videos to the NCLOR. The videos include music theory and how to play music on a variety of instruments. The video’s by Scott Laird &  Phillip Riggs, instructors at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, cover a range of musical instruments.  Some of the instruments covered in this series are:  Guitar, Cello, Jass Bass, Violin, Viola, …and more.

This series is available to everyone in the NCLOR including guests.

The NCCCS courses that could be enhanced by using these resources are: MUS110, MUS111, MUS151, MUS152,MUS161, and MUS162.

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 NC School of Science and Mathematics 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.

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.
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