K-12 Teaching and Learning From the UNC School of Education

LEARN NC was a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education from 1997 – 2013. It provided lesson plans, professional development, and innovative web resources to support teachers, build community, and improve K-12 education in North Carolina. Learn NC is no longer supported by the School of Education – this is a historical archive of their website.

LEARN NC recently completed an effort to evolve portions of our website in advance of a longer-term migration to a community-supported content management system.

Long-Term Strategy

In the long term we plan to migrate to an open source platform like Drupal, which will allow us to employ the same lean but effective technology strategy that powers LEARN's Moodle system:

  1. choose an open source software package that does what we want and has great community support
  2. gain expertise in deploying, administering and extending the software
  3. customize the software as per our requirements, but make changes in such a way that they can be re-applied when the system is updated
  4. if features we've developed could help someone else, consider releasing code back to the community

Recent Initiative

Because the strategy described above will take some amount of time to come to fruition, in the fall of 2013 we launched a shorter-term initiative to modernize www.learnnc.org and make the site more representative of LEARN's current focus and activities.

This "facelift" project was completed recently and includes a home page redesign and other new features such as people and projects pages. The feedback we get regarding these changes will be beneficial to our longer term strategy as well. Please let us know your thoughts by using our contact form.