Omaha High Schools Implement eLearning Materials From Monterey Institute for Technology and Education's National Repository of Online Courses.Omaha Public Schools Omaha Public Schools is the largest school district in the state of Nebraska. This public school district serves a diverse community of more than 46,000 students at over 80 elementary and secondary schools in Omaha, Nebraska. Keeping Up With Needs of Tech-Savvy Students in Digital World
MONTEREY, Calif. -- The Omaha Public Schools (OPS Ops (ŏps), in Roman religion, goddess of harvests. She was the wife of Saturn, by whom she bore Jupiter and Juno. At her festivals, the Opiconsivia and the Opalia, held in August and December, respectively, she was worshiped as a goddess of sowing ) system is ramping up the online homework help and study materials available to the region's twenty thousand tech-savvy secondary students with content from the National Repository A national repository is repository for academic publications by scholars working in a particular country is a (Such repositories can also be organized on a more local basis) These can be intended fas the main repository for all such scholarship, or as a supplement to existing of Online Courses (NROC NROC National Repository of Online Courses (Monterey Institute for Technology and Education)
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NROC Navy Requirements Oversight Council ), a project of the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE). The online course materials include audio, streaming video A one-way video transmission over a data network. It is widely used on the Web as well as company networks to play video clips and video broadcasts. Computers in home networks stream video to digital media hubs connected to a home theater. , and interactive presentations, aligned with approved online textbooks. Teachers and students can access the digital course content via the OPS website or the OPS-branded HippoCampus hippocampus
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"Our goal is excellence and we strive to provide all our students with high quality online materials as we think about this increasingly digital world," says Rachel Wise, Ph.D., Director of Secondary Education for OPS. "The use of the new OPS-branded HippoCampus site is very exciting for us, providing an additional resource for our teachers and giving them the ability to create their own HippoCampus pages."
OPS first contracted with MITE for resources to support credit recovery programs and now is in the process of transitioning the learning objects in NROC to a broader repository of district curricula. OPS saw dramatic results from its online credit recovery program. Of the enrollments, 74% of students recovered credits with a passing grade while another 14% received "in progress" grades.
In addition to using HippoCampus and NROC in its own district, OPS has begun a pilot program for school districts within the State of Nebraska, allowing them to access NROC content through the OPS server during the 2007-08 school year. NROC is a library of 33 high quality online courses for students and faculty in higher education higher education
Study beyond the level of secondary education. Institutions of higher education include not only colleges and universities but also professional schools in such fields as law, theology, medicine, business, music, and art. , high school, and Advanced Placement(c), suitable for advanced learners, credit recovery, home schooling home schooling, the practice of teaching children in the home as an alternative to attending public or private elementary or high school. In most cases, one or both of the children's parents serve as the teachers. , and general student use. The multimedia content includes lesson plans, simulations, and assessment tools for teachers; presentations and study guides in text or audiovisual formats for students.
"Resources like NROC and HippoCampus are expanding access to education for everyone and giving educators access to materials that may not have been available locally," says Gary Lopez, Ph.D., Executive Director of MITE. "Our content is flexible so teachers can pick and choose only the materials they wish to incorporate, tailoring the NROC material to their curricula and to the specific needs of their students."
NROC is an Open Educational Resource project of MITE supported by a grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, philanthropic organization founded in 1966 by engineer and entrepeneur William R. Hewlett (1913–2001), co-founder of Hewlett-Packard, his wife, Flora Lamson Hewlett (1914–77), and their eldest son, Walter B. .
The Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE) is an educational non-profit organization A non-profit organization (abbreviated "NPO", also "non-profit" or "not-for-profit") is a legally constituted organization whose primary objective is to support or to actively engage in activities of public or private interest without any commercial or monetary profit purposes. committed to helping meet society's need for access to effective, high-quality educational opportunities in an era of rapid economic, social, and personal change. The Monterey Institute for Technology and Education was founded as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 2003. Learn more at: www.montereyinstitute.org.
Omaha Public Schools strives to prepare its 46,000 students for life in a world where understanding and appreciation of diversity are essential. The majority of OPS graduates continue on to college or technical schools and become valuable, contributing members of society. OPS belongs to the North Central Association and is one of the country's few major urban school districts to maintain state AA accreditation. OPS test scores exceed the national average for large school districts.