All resources in NCCCS OER Institute, Fall 2022

Biology of Hydra

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This video shows living hydra and explores the amazing cellular anatomy of this animal which is one of the most primitive multicellular organisms on the planet. A stained cross-section of the hydra body is also discussed.  This is an almost 10-minute video.  It is hosted on Vimeo, where it is caption-enabled.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Elizabeth Simpson, Gary Duncan

GVL - Cell Reproduction

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The resource "Cell Reproduction" is a module in the "Biology" course. The course is included in the Georgia Virtual Learning resource series available in the open educational resources collection of the NCLOR. This resource is included in the Agricultural and Natural Sciences discipline with the subject of Biological and life sciences.

Material Type: Interactive, Unit of Study

GVL - Chemistry of Life

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The resource "Chemistry of Life" is a module in the "AP Biology" course. The course is included in the Georgia Virtual Learning resource series available in the open educational resources collection of the NCLOR. This resource is included in the Agricultural and Natural Sciences discipline with the subject of Biological and life sciences.

Material Type: Interactive, Unit of Study

Managing Building Adaptation: a Sustainable Approach

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Do you have a passion for buildings and want to contribute to a sustainable environment? Then this is your chance to make a difference! The biggest sustainability challenge for cities worldwide is adapting existing obsolescent buildings and making them future-proof. In this course, you will learn about adapting buildings for sustainability. This course first introduces you to the challenging management task of redeveloping buildings for future use. Then you will learn how different management tools can be used to convert old buildings for sustainable reuse. Prior experience with studies or jobs related to the built environment is not essential for this course, but will be a great advantage. This MOOC is especially relevant for students who are interested in Real Estate, Project Management, Urban Planning, Architecture, Construction, Engineering, and Sustainability. The course is taught by a multi-disciplinary team of instructors and professors with relevant practical and theoretical experience. You can use the practical knowledge you obtain during this course to tackle many challenges related to the built environment.

Material Type: Full Course

Authors: Erwin Heurkens, Gerard van Bortel, Hilde Remoy, Jelle Koolwijk, John Heints

Technical Project Management in Living and Geometric Order: A Practical Perspective

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Technical Project Management in Living and Geometric Order demonstrates that even the best-laid project plans can be undone by new technologies, financial upheavals, or resource scarcity, to name just a few disruptors. It encourages project managers to focus on learning throughout a project, with the understanding that what they learn could necessitate major changes in midstream. This adaptive, flexible, living-order approach is inspired by Lean in construction projects and Agile in software development. Technical Project Management in Living and Geometric Order explains how today’s projects unfold in dynamic environments in response to unexpected events. With its practical tips, detailed graphics, links to additional resources, and interviews with engineering professionals, it’s an accessible introduction to the living order for aspiring project managers.

Material Type: Full Course

Authors: Jeffrey Russell, John Nelson, Wayne Pferdehirt

Project Management of Engineering Projects: Preparing for Success

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Are you a (project) engineer with a technical background but lack management knowledge? Are you eager to improve project performance and want to expand your knowledge? This business and management course will focus on the necessary project management skills to successfully manage projects, distinguishing three areas: The project manager and the team The project process The project context The course focuses on the early project phases, including examples from technical projects within various sectors and industries (amongst others, but not limited to, infrastructure projects and construction projects). At the end of this course, you will have created your own project execution plan, either in a team effort or on individual basis. Of course, the team effort allows for a special learning experience and we appraise active team participation.

Material Type: Full Course

Authors: Dr.ir. Marian Bosch-Rekveldt, Prof.dr.ir. Hans Bakker, Prof.dr.ir. Marcel Hertogh

ARCS Motivation and Distance Learning

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The first published account of the theorizing that was involved in the development of John M. Keller’s ARCS model is contained in a 1979 publication entitled Motivation and Instructional Design: A Theoretical Perspective. At that early stage, Keller explains his working definition, “motivation is generally defined as that which accounts for the arousal, direction, and sustenance of behavior” (Keller, 1979, p. 29). The emergence of Keller’s model was heavily influenced by a research into a variety of underlying motivational constructs. The theoretical alignment of the original ARCS model is covered more in-depth in the theoretical alignment section. The ARCS model has an official website. This textbook explores the ARCS model.

Material Type: Student Guide

Authors: DEBRA DELL, LEEANN WADDINGTON

Cybersecurity-Online Identity Theft

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This is an activity the goals of which are to facilitate team work; critical thinking; presentation skills in the area of cybersecurity and law. Students will be grouped into two teams. As a team, they will choose and analyze cases about online identity theft through the questions presented in the activity. They will present their analysis to the class.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Homework/Assignment

Author: Amy J Ramson