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 Engineering, Science and Math Educators
Lucidchart is a web-based proprietary platform that allows users to collaborate on drawing, revising and sharing charts and diagrams. Allows for planning and communicating engineering processes and managing projects.
Free 30 day trial of SolidWorks. Solidworks is a 3D modeling software used by industry, engineering and manufacturing.
Mike Rowe Works SWEAT Pledge
There are 12 videos that explore each statement of The S.W.E.A.T. Pledge and the importance of four pillars— work ethic, personal responsibility, delayed gratification, and a positive attitude.
Numworx Solutions provides access to high quality online couseware for mathematics and other science education. 3d visualization activites to assist students to work in 3d modeling world.
Blender is a free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, video editing and 2D animation pipeline.
WeVideo is an online, cloud-based video editing platform that works in web browsers and on mobile devices.
Gear Generator is a tool for creating involute spur gears and download them in DXF or SVG format. Students can design gear trains and test the operation online.
PhET: Free Online physics, biology, chemistry, Earth science and math
PhET simulations provide fun, interactive research-based simulations for use in K-12 and college STEM education. To help students visually comprehend concepts, PhET simulations animate what is invisible to the eye through the use of graphics and intuitive controls such as click-and-drag manipulations, sliders and radio buttons. In order to further encourage quantitative exploration, the simulations also offer measurement instruments including rulers, stop watches, voltmeters, and thermometers.
Online Learning Pedagogy and Technologies for Educators
To provide feedback on OLRC or suggest other resources to be added, please send an email to OLRCfeedback@minnstate.edu.