WCET recognizes creative higher-ed tech programs

The NROC Developmental Math program is an open educational resource-based nonprofit, funded by the William and Flora Hewlett and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundations. The math programs are already used in multiple pre- and postsecondary educational institutions, in addition to both traditional and non-traditional environments.

New Jersey’s Digital Video Repository (NJVID)

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NJVID preserves and streams academic and research videos for higher education. This statewide collaborative effort expands beyond universities to provide video resources to libraries, museums, and K-12 institutions. NJVID is home to more than 5,000 cataloged commercial educational videos from PBS, Ambrose, Intelecom, and Films Media Group, among other sources.

Aside from the ability to stream previously cataloged videos, educators are able to upload and share their own virtual clips and full-length videos with students. Educators also can compile personalized playlists of their favorite videos. NJVID simplifies video search options and offers greater opportunities for educators to incorporate integrated media into their classrooms.

“In creating a unified portal for faculty uploaded, locally owned and commercial licensed videos, NJVID has today grown to fulfill a much greater need of educators and students alike: the use of video as a major tool in teaching and learning,” according to the WCET press release.

TBR Mobile App Education and Workforce Resource Center

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With the advent of the smart phone, the Tennessee Board of Regents’ TBR Mobile App Education and Workforce Resource Center gives educators, students, parents, and workers an assortment of educational and job-related mobile applications. Simplified search options introduce users to more than 60,000 apps across 125 disciplines. Each mobile app is tagged according to educational level, subject area, and device type.

The TBR Mobile App Education and Workforce Resource Center aspires to become the premiere repository for educational and career training mobile apps for higher education, in addition to adult workforce training and K-12 education.

The center is careful to ensure that their apps retain high quality and relevancy. “The center uses a peer review rubric developed by MERLOT to elevate the apps for compliance with ADA standards, device neutrality, cost, privacy, and student engagement and outcomes,” the official WCET press release reads.

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