The UNC System Digital Learning Community is nearly 4,000 members strong. This community includes faculty and learning professionals interested in applying technology to support the creation of effective and efficient learning within the framework of instructor-specific pedagogical choices. The Digital Learning Office fosters System-wide sharing of best practices, innovations, and faculty development to guide the enhancement of quality digital learning across all UNC institutions. This is accomplished through practitioner-led lunch and learn sessions, communities of practice, targeted faculty development, and monthly digital learning webinars.

Lunch and Learn Sessions

Facilitated by our Associate Faculty Fellows, the DEOC Lunch & Learns are designed to explore specific digital tools and pedagogical techniques that help us to enhance our online teaching. Each week during Spring, 2021, our Associate Faculty Fellows have will offer workshops on topics such as ADA compliance, engagement through play, and facilitating Zoom discussions. These Friday lunch-hour sessions (12pm – 1pm) have been a great way to extend our learning community beyond the workshop. Please review the upcoming Lunch and Learn Sessions schedule below.

January 22
Facilitating Zoom Discussions
January 15
ADA Compliance
January 8
Engagement Through Play

Friday, January 22 12 noon – 1 p.m.

Facilitating Effective Class Discussions on Zoom

Are you having trouble getting students engaged in online discussions?  Do you feel like your course’s online discussions could simply be better somehow?  Or maybe, you’re just looking for more strategies to facilitate productive online discussions in general!.  The good news is that you are not alone!

Please join Erma Smith-King of North Carolina Central University for our “Facilitating Effective Class Discussions on Zoom” Lunch & Learn on Friday, January 22 12 noon – 1 p.m.

Go to this Zoom link, and use the password LUNCH to access this Lunch & Learn. Hope to see you there!

Friday, January 15, 12 noon –  1 p.m.

Digital ADA Compliance

What is digital ADA compliance and what does it mean for your online material? If you want to know how to make compliant online class materials, join us this Friday! We’ll share tips for making ADA compliant documents, graphics, pdfs, and videos.

Join Tom Rogers of Western Carolina University and Angel Kaur of UNC Asheville on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 12 p.m. for an informative “Digital ADA Compliance” Lunch & Learn!

Go to this Zoom link, and use the password LUNCH to access this Lunch & Learn.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, January 8, 12 noon – 1 p.m.

Game On: Student Engagement Through Play

Running out of ideas to keep your students engaged in a virtual classroom? How about games! Yes, you heard that correctly! Gamification is an innovative, fun, and interactive way to keep students engaged in learning (plus it could bring a little competition!)

Bring your “A-GAME” and your lunch and join UNC Pembroke’s Julie Harrison-Swartz for “Game On: Student Engagement Through Play,” on January 8, 2021 at 12pm for an interactive and engaging Lunch & Learn!

Go to this Zoom link, and use the password LUNCH to access this Lunch & Learn.

Hope to see you there!

DLI4Faculty communities of Practice

One of the best parts about the workshop is the sense of community that each workshop cohort has created through the discussion forums and the sharing of video reflections. We know you want to keep the conversations going after your workshop experience ends, and the DLI4Faculty space is designed to do just that. This Community is a hub that enables you to connect and discuss common digital learning pedagogical interests, to build resources to support our teaching, and to promote continuing education opportunities for faculty across the UNC System. Explore the DLI4Faculty Communities of Practice space at  https://go.participate.com/dli4faculty and engage with our communities of practice through resource sharing and discussion forums. We can continue to Teach, Create, and Discover together, across UNC System campuses!