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This Friday, at 11:00 a.m. – Noon, I am changing our normal monthly Digital Learning Webinar agenda, usually focused on innovation, to a focus on the impact of our online response to the Coronavirus. Here is the Zoom url, and phone number, (646) 558-8656ID 943 706 306.

I have invited a few members of the critical communities across the university (Faculty Development Centers, Faculty Assembly, Distance Learning Directors, Faculty Fellows) to be on the webinar and provide their perspective on:

  • Adjusting\coping to moving online so quickly
  • Identification of any major issues that have been observed (impediments)
  • What might we do to make the rest of this semester a little better for faculty and students
  • What do we need to start thinking about to prepare for Summer and Fall semesters

If you have other questions you would like the panel to address, please email them to me ( prior to this Friday’s webinar or, enter them into the chat during the webinar.

Our panelists include:

Eli Collins-Brown, Ed.D.

Director, Coulter Faculty Commons

Western Carolina University

Timothy J. Ives, Pharm.D., M.P.H., FCCP, CPP

Professor, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Vice Chair, Faculty Assembly

Heather McCullough, Ph.D. 

Associate Director, Center for Teaching and Learning

UNC Charlotte

Anne Ogg, Ed.S.

Instructional Designer

Center for Teaching and Learning, UNC Asheville

Ellen Pearson, Ph.D.

Professor of History, UNC Asheville

System Office Faculty Fellow

Katherine Saul, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, NCSU

System Office Faculty Fellow

Bethany V. Smith, M.S.

Associate Director, Instructional Technology Training

Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications (DELTA), NCSU

Benjamin Powell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Appalachian State University

System Office Faculty Fellow

Tom Van Gilder, M.S.

Director of Learning Technology Services, Center for Academic Excellence

Appalachian State University

Wanda White, Ed.D.

Director, Center for Innovative and Transformative Instruction

Winston- Salem State University

Jeremy Dickerson, Ed.D.

Associate Vice Chancellor for Distance Education and E-Learning

Associate Professor of Educational Technology

UNC Wilmington

I look forward to this important discussion on Friday at 11:00 a.m. and I hope you will be a part of it.


James Garner Ptaszynski, Ph.D.