Presentation on theme: "Welcome to NROC An Introduction to the The National Repository of Online Courses Featuring NROC Courses and the NROC Network Module 1."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to NROC An Introduction to the The National Repository of Online Courses Featuring NROC Courses and the NROC Network Module 1
NROC Members A network of educators, designers, technologists, and administrators Working together to promote the continuous improvement of online courses Through the development of high-quality content and instructor training.
NROC Support Team An educational nonprofit Committed to improving access to high quality education Specialize in Collaborative projects Small team of experts in multimedia development, education, publishing and organizational management http://montereyinstitute.org Managed by the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education
NROC Funding NROC is sponsored by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Members, like you! Designed and managed to be a self-sustaining operation through its membership fees, licenses and other fees. The MITE team and Members leverage existing course development resources in addition to seeking grants for new content development
NROC Members Buena Vista University Chattanooga State Technical and Community College Colorado Community Colleges Online Iowa Community College Online Consortium Kentucky Virtual High School Maryland Virtual Learning Opportunities Michigan Virtual High School Minnesota Online Omaha Public Schools South Carolina Department of Education St. Petersburg College UT TeleCampus University of California (UCCP) 2006 Charter Member Advisors
NROC Guidelines Learner Assessment Knowledge Community 1. Technology 2. Content 3. Media 4. Design 5. Pedagogy Instructor 6. Interaction 7. Assignments 8. Assessment 9. Access 10. Support Full guidelines downloadable from web site and online community
Course Structure Course elements are formatted and organized in a systematic structure to… Import into a variety of CMSs Import into content repositories
Designed to Adapt As Desired Faculty, Instructional Designers and/or Administrators may customize the courses Use within your CMS Change syllabus Add new content Add activities
Enhance Your Existing Course Use NROC content to enhance your existing course. Or use to supplement hybrid or classroom content for students.
Why Use External Content? High-quality and diverse content Multi-modal learning experience for students Allows instructor to design the learning experience Saves time and money You don’t write your textbook do you?
Member Network & Support NROCNetwork.org provides members with… Additional Content, Updates, Support Professional Development: Webinars, Articles, Discussions Connection to ideas and content from other NROC Members
Search for NROC Media Use FLORA, a searchable database of NROC content, to find and link to media lessons by subject or textbook, and key topics.
Additional NROC Opportunities Develop and share additional activities and assignments through the Network Participate in collaborative course development projects Publish peer review articles in the Community Co-present at academic conferences with the MITE team and other Members Look for more information about these options, and more on the NROC Commons in the online community. nrocnetwork.org
What’s Next? 1.Sign on to the NROCNetwork.org Get a password key from your administrator 2.Watch the NROC Network tutorial there “How to use the NROC Network” 3.Explore NROC course content Media Lessons (FLORA) All learning material (www.courserepository.org) 4.Watch an NROC Course tutorial “Getting Started with an NROC Course” “How to Customize NROC Courses” 5. Professional Development Read articles and participate in monthly Webinars to learn more about teaching online.
Participate in the NROC Network and raise the quality of your online courses! Get Connected Contact NROC with Ideas and questions at NROCNetwork.org/support