October 15, 2014
NBC Learn Higher Ed is a collection of videos, documents and images from the NBC News historical archives for classroom and online use.
The Texas Tech University Office of the Provost today announced the acquisition of a new digital resource called NBC Learn Higher Ed, a collection of videos, documents and images from the NBC News historical archives for classroom and online use.
Through a special project sponsored by the Office of the Provost, all Texas Tech students, faculty, staff and researchers have access – starting today – through their eRaider ID to the NBC Learn Higher Ed website. NBC Learn content also is searchable through Texas Tech University Libraries.
“NBC Learn is a wonderful tool that enhances the opportunities of academic exploration for our students,” said Texas Tech President M. Duane Nellis. “The opportunity to reference history through the evolving eye of the media provides valuable insight into some of the most transformative years in our nation and our world's histories.”
In addition to use in general classroom instruction, later this fall NBC Learn will be available in Blackboard for faculty who wish to incorporate the website into their classroom and online courses and for students who wish to view and search.
“We expect these materials to be used by students in researching topics they may be studying or as a resource for our faculty to enhance their teaching – either in the classroom or through an online environment,” said Lawrence Schovanec, Texas Tech provost and senior vice president. “These videos and materials help bring subjects to life. They can illustrate a very modern application of a topic or enhance the historical perspective of a subject.”
NBC Learn Higher Ed includes:
Access this new service in three different ways:
Also, non-personalized access to NBC Learn Higher Ed is available from any campus computer by visiting http://highered.nbclearn.com.
“Faculty and staff from the Colleges, Provost Office, TTU IT Division, Communications & Marketing, TTU Libraries, TTU Worldwide eLearning, and TLPDC collaborated closely to provide Texas Tech students ready access to NBC Learn's rich set of media, in formats ready for easy sharing via social media tools,” said Sam Segran, Texas Tech associate vice president for Information Technology and chief information officer.
For more information regarding this new service, visit the informational site http://www.depts.ttu.edu/infotech/nbclearn.
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