UNC System Digital Learning Webinar
May 22, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Phone: (646) 558-8656 ID: 943 706 306
11:00 AM – 11:10 AM
Welcome and Overview
James Garner Ptaszynski, Ph.D.
Vice President, Digital Learning
UNC System Office
11:10 AM – 11:30 AM
GUIDING FACULTY INTO REMOTE TEACHING AND OPERATING IN THE “NEWISH” NORM
Director, Curriculum and Innovation
Kenan-Flagler Business School
UNC Chapel Hill
In this session, Jennifer Cutts will share Kenan-Flagler Business School’s experiences in transitioning to virtual teaching in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Jennifer will highlight a workshop strategy that was implemented to expedite faculty orientation to teaching in Zoom as well as faculty feedback on what worked well, challenges, and what could still be improved. Additionally, she will share the many lessons learned that will be applied to the Summer and Fall terms to enhance faculty and student experiences in the “newish” norm. Finally, Jennifer will share the business school’s efforts to create digital content in a virtual working environment and how they are partnering with faculty to prepare for a variety of possible teaching scenarios in the fall.
Jennifer Cutts is the director of Curriculum and Innovation for UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. Jennifer specializes in faculty community, curriculum development, and the creation of an innovative, centralized center for excellence that serves multiple degree programs and focuses on digital presence in learning environments and promoting communities of learning for faculty. Jennifer has over 20 years of online learning and higher education experience. She has been a leader with two top distance education consulting companies, Bisk Education and Embanet-Compass Knowledge Group (now Pearson-Embanet). Jennifer is a doctoral student in the Leadership and Learning in Organizations Ed.D. program at Vanderbilt University and holds an MBA from Regis University and a Bachelor’s in Communications from the University of South Florida.
11:30 AM – 11:50 AM
Connecting the Dots: Leveraging Connectivism to Support Competency Based Learning
This session will explore how connectivism, connective teaching methods, and data-driven decision-making support learners in achieving proficiency in industry related competencies through personalized adaptive learning. Speakers will offer tangible tools and innovative strategies for educators to bridge the divide between connectivism theory and competency-focused skills development. The UNCW team will discuss how this educational model enables learners to chart a personalized course toward competency attainment by leveraging divergent, diverse, and distinctive experiences while acquiring professional skills, knowledge, networks, and certifications.
Questions Comments and Suggestions?
Questions related to the monthly webinar? Want to suggest or present on a topic during a future webinar? If so, please email the UNC digital learning team at DLI@northcarolina.edu.