CCCOnline has joined the National Repository of Online Courses (NROC), a project of the Monterey Institute for Technology in Education (www.montereyinstitute.org). NROC is a growing library of high-quality online course materials for students and faculty in higher education. This project, supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, facilitates collaboration among a community of content developers to reach students and teachers worldwide. What does this mean for CCCOnline faculty? There is a wide range of learning materials in a variety of subjects available for integration into your courses. For an overview of this material, see www.hippocampus.org. Stay tuned to the faculty blog for further information on how to access the faculty resources through NROC.
There will also be opportunities for CCCOnline faculty to participate in collaborative course development through the NROC "Social Authoring" initiative. Courses in the NROC library are contributed by developers from leading online-learning programs across the country, including CCCOnline. All courses are assessed to ensure they meet high standards of scholarship, instructional value, and presentational impact. NROC works with developers and contributes resources to improve course quality and to provide ongoing maintenance.