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New Resources Available in the NCLOR

What is the NCLOR?

The NCLOR is a digital repository that provides one system to house your teaching and learning, research, media and library content. This FREE resource lets teachers from around the state search the NCLOR, find resources appropriate to the subjects they are teaching, and use them in their classes.  Click here for more information and how to get started using the NCLOR.

What has been added recently?

The NCLOR has over 190,000 resources and has added the following content within the last few months:

You can access this content by directly logging into the NCLOR at ( may also access the content through your institution’s learning management system. Go to NCLOR Training to learn more.

NOVA ELI Open Courses

Over 830 resources from the Extended Learning Institute (ELI) from Northern Virginia Community College System (NOVA) have been added to the NCLOR’s open educational resources collection.

The resources from eight NOVA curriculum courses were added. The courses added were: Principles of Macroeconomics, Introduction to the Study of Religion, Music Appreciation, Mathematics for the Liberal Arts II, Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I, College Composition I, Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts, and Introduction to Communication.

ELI Example ScreenshotMost resources are available in eBook format. (see example shown right)

The NCCCS courses that these resource may supplement are: MAT3713, MAT110, MAT122, MAT142, MAT143, MAT152, MAT252, MAT141, MAT167, MAT263, ECO252, REL110, MUS110, DMA050, DMA030, CIS110, COM110, and ENG110.

To view more information about this series, click on the following link: NOVA ELI Open Courses

PBS LearningMedia

The PBS Learning Media resources are made available to North Carolina Community College users through a partnership between UNC-TV and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI). The collection is closed and can only be made available to current NCCCS users in North Carolina.

NCCCS users will have access to over 16,000 media-rich resources especially designed for teachers and students including: self-guided lessons, lesson plans, videos, interactives, science resources developed by UNC –TV, and popular PBS series such as NOVA, FRONTLINE, American Experience, and more.

The subjects included in this collection are: Agricultural and Natural Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Business, Career and Technical Education, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Health Medical Sciences, Information Sciences, Language Arts, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Operation Link

Operation Link is an AmeriCorps, in partnership with East Carolina University, S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) mentoring program for elementary and middle grades students, with a priority given to serving military youth. Sixty-five mentors and approximately 500 K-12 students work together to explore S.T.E.M. concepts using Vex IQ robots.

The resources included in this series are materials that can supplement a VEX IQ Robotics program. To use the curriculum, you will need a VEX IQ robot which can be purchased at many online retailers.

There are 15 resources available in the subjects of Automation and Robotics and Electrical Engineering. All of the curriculum created by Operation Link are Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported Licensed.

To view more information about this series, click on the following link: Operation Link


NROC Developmental English Content

The NROC project has released their new Developmental English course and the resources are now available in the NCLOR. This collaboratively developed, innovative program of study was designed for students preparing for either college or a career. NROC elected to compress the standard developmental English curriculum – reading comprehension, writing, vocabulary building, grammar, punctuation and usage skills – to accelerate student success.

The unit topics included in this course are: An Introduction to College Reading and Writing, Identifying Main Ideas, Discovering Implied Meaning, Interpreting Bias, Analysis Through Definition, Learning Across Disciplines, Exploring Comparative Elements, Informed Opinions Through Causal Chains, Applied Critical Analysis, and Using Sources in Critical Reading and Writing.

NROC screenshot

Example: Screenshot from the introduction video “Introduction to College Reading and Writing” unit in NROC’s Developmental English course with closed captions displayed.

The resources in this course have been organized in units with Instructional Materials, Foundation Lessons, Grammar Worked Example Videos, and Instructor Guides included. The materials have also been created in Blackboard, Moodle and IMS Common Cartridge formats with all resources linked from the NCLOR for easy adoption and roll-out.

The NCCCS courses this material could supplement are: DRE096, DRE097, DRE098, and DRE099.

NROC content is only available to the NCCCS and can be access by any of the following:
Logging into your LMS or to the NCLOR directly and…

  • Search by free text: Type “Dev English” in the search field..or
  • Browse by NROC resources: Navigate to the Browse by NCCCS Premium Content  area>  The NROC Project > Sorted by Subject Areas >English and then select “Developmental English”.
  • If you are NCCCS faculty, you can add the links to the resources directly to your LMS based course. (learn how)

About James Frye

James Frye (@mrjamesfrye) serves as Instructional Technology Facilitator and Public Information Officer for Newton-Conover City Schools. Formerly, he was an English and Journalism Teacher at Newton-Conover High School and a Blended/Virtual English Teacher. He is a NC Teaching Fellow and studied education abroad at the Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal in Germany. James holds a Post-Masters Certificate in Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction with a Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology from Michigan State University, and a B.A. in English/Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University, where he serves as an Adjunct Professor. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law with The University of Kentucky. In addition to modeling technological and leadership innovation and leading various professional learning, Jamie also serves statewide on the NC Digital Learning Initiative Advisory Board/Home Base Design Team, the NC Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development’s Board of Directors, the #NCed Leadership Team, and is co-founder of Edcamp WNC. He is a member of the NC Digital Leadership Coaches’ Network, and was named an international Emerging Leader by ASCD in 2015. He resides in Hickory with his wife and their baby girl.

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