During the 2018-19 program year, the NC CCR System Office team collaborated with a pilot group of community colleges to explore ways adult education , developmental education programs, and NC Student Success Centers could collaborate to reduce barriers of adult education students’ success in postsecondary education. It was decided that NROC, Ed Ready educational software, already being used with postsecondary patterners could be reviewed and adapted to equip adult education students with academic skills and distance learning experience to transition into gateway post-secondary courses.
NC CCR unit-initiated conversations with the online courseware provider National Repository of Online Courses (NROC). What is NROC? NROC is a non-profit organization that partners with education agencies to provide open and low-cost online courses and learning options. The goal of the NROC organization is to develop courses that are adaptable to every student’s learning needs.
The goal of the North Carolina College and Career Readiness (CCR) Unit in this partnership was to expand the high quality, low cost distance learning options for all NC providers to assist with post-secondary transition.