Archive for June, 2011

New Learning Objects Available

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

In a recent North Carolina Learning Object Repository (NCLOR) resource poll, faculty members were asked what subject areas they would like to see more resources added to the repository. English and Anatomy were the two most requested subject area additions. In an effort to meet the needs of the faculty, two new resource series have been added to the NCLOR.

ReadWriteThink : This K-12 series includes 54 student interactive resources that focus on all aspects of literacy including literature, vocabulary, spelling, writing, and speech. All resources in this series have been reviewed and approved by the ReadWriteThink Advisory Board in partnership with the International Reading Association, the National Council of Teachers of English and the Verizon Foundation. This series is perfect for basic skills or beginning English and reading courses. This series is free and open to all NCLOR users and guests.

V-Scope Explorer Anatomy and Physiology: A new set of 53 anatomy and physiology slides have been added to the NCLOR V-Scope Explorer Resource Series. This new virtual microscope slide set is the latest addition to the outstanding resources available from Dr. Gary Duncan at Science Learning Resources. The anatomy and physiology slides include a variety of specimens such as epithelial, connective, muscle and bone tissues as well as human blood examples.  The anatomy and physiology slides join the multicellular plants, multicellular animals, and single cell organisms slide sets which are already available in the NCLOR. You can view an introduction video to the V-Scope Explorer here. The V-Scope Explorer Series is ONLY available to North Carolina Community College System FACULTY.

To access these resources you can:

  1. Log into the NCLOR  (www.explorethelor.org) or through your institution’s learning management system (Click here for more info about using Blackboard or Moodle with NCLOR)
  2. Navigate to the Browse by Resource Series area.
  3. Click on the ReadWriteThink or V-Scope Explorer Resource Series.

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World Trade Center Artifacts Arriving Wednesday

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
 
On Wednesday, June 8, two artifacts from the World Trade Center will arrive into Wilmington from New York City. One of these artifacts belongs to Cape Fear Community College and the other belongs to the Wilmington Fire Department.
 
If you’d like to see these artifacts up close, the pieces will be on display temporarily in the Independence Mall parking lot near the main Oleander Dr. entrance. The pieces are expected to arrive at the mall at approximately 2:00 p.m. A short ceremony will be held from 2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Artifacts will be on display until 6 p.m.
 
CFCC’s artifact will be officially dedicated on Sept. 11, 2011 and permanently displayed at the Safety Training Center later this year.
 

June Is Great Outdoors Month

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

June is the month to celebrate our nation’s natural beauty and renew our commitment to protecting and enjoying it.  If you want fishing tips, hiking trail guides, campfire cooking recipes, or a guide to buying a kayak, the Library has books that can help.  On display now and available for checkout . . .

Gale E-Resources Unavailable on Saturday

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Gale will be performing infrastructure maintenance on Saturday, June 4, 2011. A twelve (12) hour period will be required for this maintenance.

The maintenance will take place from Saturday at 12:00am EDT to 12:00pm EDT. During this time, all Gale products and services, including Literature Resource Center (Gale) and the Gale Virtual Reference Library provided via NC LIVE, will be unavailable.


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