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OLRC is a collaboration between the Minnesota State Career and Technical Education office, the eight Minnesota State Centers of Excellence, and the Minnesota Department of Education.

Welcome to the Minnesota State Career and Technical Education Online Learning Resource Center (OLRC), a consolidated source of instructional materials to help secondary and post-secondary educators adapt to the need for ongoing remote or blended instruction. The resources in OLRC have been curated by educators and are free for educators to browse and use.  Curation was performed using a selection criteria rubric, and content in OLRC is monitored and updated regularly to ensure its relevance and usefulness.​
Neither Minnesota State nor the Minnesota Department of Education endorses or promotes any of the resources in OLRC.

Online Learning Instructional Content for Post Secondary Technology and I.T. Educators


CAREER READINESS +

Career Readiness Modules and Badges

Eight modules built to help faculty teach important soft skills that can help students in future job searches and careers.

Free

CODING, SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING, & GAME DEVELOPMENT +

Code.org

Free resources for students to learning computer coding at home

Free

 

ComputScholar

Coding, web design, computer skills, and game designee courses

Per student License

 

EduCode             

Course in JavaScript, Game Development, and Web Development

Free trial for 14 days

 

NDG

Linux and Linus II for Cisco

Free for courses

GENERAL COMPUTING & TECH+

ISTE       

Resources of Instructors and for teaching a variety of classes:  gaming, digital citizenship, artificial intelligence and general IT topics

Membership required

 

ITX Exploration Curriculum

A complete curriculum with a 8 modules of topics including computer basics, networking, repair, internet, gaming, computer productivity, careers etc.

Free

 

Khan Academy 

Programming

Free

 

National Academy Foundation 

Curriculum and resources for IT and other subject areas

Free

NETWORKS, OPERATING SYSTEMS, HARDWARE, & CYBER SECURITY +

Cisco E-learning Resources         

Free networking simulations, free tools and online testing

Subscriptions and free access to selected tools

 

CompTia IT Fundamentals          

Remote testing available and on-line demand webinars for instructors, virtual classroom tips, curriculum for at home in IT fundamentals and CertiMaster

Subscriptions

 

National Cybersecurity Training and Education Center  

Resources for students

Membership by state and institution

 

NOVA Energy and Cybersecurity Lab Games

A free digital platform the uses games and interactive to foster exploration.  Labs to engage students in scientific investigation

Free

OTHER STEM+

Explore NASA   

Stem activities for all ages including videos

Free

 

PBS Learning Media:  Engineering and Technology          

Resources for remote and at home learning

Free

Watch a Short Video to Learn More About OLRC:

ONLINE LEARNING PEDAGOGY AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR POST-SECONDARY EDUCATORS

To provide feedback on OLRC or suggest other resources to be added, please send an email to OLRCfeedback@minnstate.edu.