Collaboration with professional associations, academics & NROC membership community
First course to publish September 2010. Project runs through 2012.
STAY TUNED at www.nrocnetwork.org
Developmental Math Project
HippoCampus.org: Free for Individuals
Curricular Complete teaching materials Correlated with popular textbooks & state standards
Flexible Customizable by a teacher, a department, or an institution Can be used within popular LMS’s and repositories
“ . . . sustainability problems plague open educational resources . . . the inherent contradiction in the idea of sustaining and upgrading a product that is given away.” The Promise of Open Educational Resources , Marshall S. Smith and Catherine M. Casserly, Change , September/October 2006 The Challenge of OER
Educators, designers, technologists, and administrators working together to promote the continuous improvement of online courses through collaborative development of high-quality content and instruction.
2009 Network Members 2009-2010 Advisors Academy School District 20 Online (CO) Alabama ACCESS (DOE) Albuquerque Public Schools (NM) Anaheim Union High School District (CA) Arizona Department of Education Bambugare Network (Sub-Saharan Africa) Bethel Covenant College (Uganda) California State University at Fullerton Center to Bridge the Digital Divide (Rwanda) Chattanooga State Technical & Comm. College (TN) CORE (China) Clark County School District (NV) Colorado Community Colleges Online Colorado Online Learning CUDI (Mexico) Florida Distance Learning Consortium Georgia Virtual School (DOE) Global Literacy Foundation (AZ) Greenville County Virtual School (SC) Grossmont Union High School (CA) Gwinnett County Online Campus (GA) Kentucky Statewide Consortium (P-20) ( a joint effort of the KY Department of Education, KY Council of Post-Secondary Education & the KY Community & Technical College System ) Hudson Schools of Technology (NJ) Idaho Digital Learning Academy IDEAL-New Mexico Illinois Virtual School (DOE) Indian Prairie School District #204 (IL) Iowa Community College Online Consortium Los Angeles Unified School District Louisiana Virtual School Lubbock Independent School District Online (TX) Maryland State Department of Education Michigan Virtual High School Mid-Hudson Regional BOCES Consortium (NY) Minnesota Learning Commons (P-20) ( a joint effort of MN State Colleges and Universities and the University of Minnesota serving P-20 learners across the state) Minneapolis Public Schools Online Mississippi Virtual School (DOE) Missouri Dept. of Elem. and Secondary Education Montana State University at Billings Myron B. Thompson Academy (HI) Niles Township High School District (IL) Nebraska: Partnerships for Innovation (P-20) North Carolina Community College System North Dakota Center for Distance Education Northwest Area Education Agency (IA) Oregon Department of Education Portland State University San Jose Education Foundation (CA) San Luis Obispo County Board of Education (CA) School District of the Chathams (NJ) Sierra Vista High School (CA) South Carolina Virtual School (DOE) Tulare County Office of Education (CA) University of California, Irvine University of Georgia System Board of Regents Utah Electronic High School University of Texas at Brownsville UT System TeleCampus Valley Christian School (CA) Virtual Virginia (DOE) West Virginia University-Parkersburg West Virginia DOE Whitfield County School District (GA) Partner Advisors: Council of Chief State Supervisors and Officers Southern Regional Education Board
Value of Membership
Members use NROC to support institutional efforts:
Traditional classroom use
… and to address a variety of challenges.
NROC Network Case Studies Opportunity: Replacing Costly Textbooks On teaching US History without a textbook “ . . . we turned to NROC. I left my discussion questions, midterms, and finals the same as they were when we used the textbook, so I could compare outcomes. I was happy to find that my students are right on track with the digital alternative.“ Karen Kaemmerling Chair of Social Sciences, CCCOnline
NROC Network Case Studies Opportunity: Course redesign to replace some classroom time with online course components “ We chose the NROC content because it is high quality, and includes lessons, learning objects, activities and assessments, all of which may be used separately. The fact that lessons can be “chunked” in ways that work for the individual faculty member make them more desirable than other third party content.” Michael Anderson, Assistant Director, UT System TeleCampus
NROC Network Case Studies Opportunity: Maximize course development budgets by integrating NROC’s high-quality, low-cost, adaptable multi-media learning objects. “ NROC’s content transforms excellent teaching and online delivery into best practices.” Judy Lowe, Asst. VP of Distributed Education and Multi Media, CSTCC
NROC Network Case Studies Opportunity: Seeding a statewide repository to promote content sharing and save development costs "Starting a statewide digital repository is a challenge. At the core of the project, the repository must offer sufficient rich multimedia and high quality resources to attract and motivate faculty to use repository content. In Florida, we are licensing the high quality NROC content library to form that essential content core." Susie Henderson, Director, Orange Grove
NROC Network Case Studies Opportunity: Bridging the gap between High School and College to support student success. “ Perkins IV launched new thinking about how Nebraska could build statewide systems to accomplish program improvement and increase student achievement. Our consortium provides an opportunity to reduce the burden on local institutions by offering resources like NROC for every student and teacher in the state. NROC provides the opportunity for integration of career and academic education in every classroom and learning delivery system.” Erika Volker, Administrative Director, Nebraska PFI
Link to HippoCampus
Make HippoCampus assignments
Blog about it, add links to directory sites
Introduce faculty to HippoCampus tools
Offer feedback on HippoCampus
Know of great content? Suggest HippoCampus as a sharing vehicle
Consider other institutional uses possible through membership
OER success is measured by usage
Share it---with LEARNERS!
Terri Rowenhorst. [email_address] OER site: Free for individuals! www.hippocampus.org For more information: www.montereyinstitute.org/nroc Federal Stimulus Funding and OER Email Terri for more about upcoming webinars on this topic. First to be held Wed. Oct 28 at 2pm ET Questions?