LEARN NC to host online teaching training session

LEARN NC will host a day-long training on the best practices of online teaching on Feb. 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Peabody 02. With a strong emphasis on curriculum design and teaching, the workshop will feature Kathy Walbert, a current LEARN NC instructor, and Leslie Fetzer, the 2012 National Online Teacher of the Year and current faculty member at North Carolina Virtual Public School. Our audience will include in-service educators, university faculty, and educational organization content experts who will be designing new courses for LEARN NC this spring. All School of Education faculty and graduate students with an interest in this work are invited to join us. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Andy Mink at mink(AT)unc.edu no later than Thursday, Feb 7.

Zephyr Frank to present “Layers, Flows, Intersections: Historical GIS for 19th-century Rio de Janeiro”

UNC’s Digital Innovation Lab and Kings College London’s Centre for e-Research in the Department of Digital Humanities presents Zephyr Frank in a joint videoseminar/live web stream on “Layers, Flows, Intersections: Historical GIS for 19th-century Rio de Janeiro.” The presentation will take place on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 from 1:00 – 2:00pm at Peabody Hall, room 08F.

Zephyr Frank is Associate Professor of Latin American history at Stanford University, where he has taught since 2000. His research interests include quantitative methods for social and economic history, the application of GIS techniques in historical analysis, and the study of literature in relation to social and cultural history. His research has appeared in the pages of the Journal of Economic History, Comparative Studies in Society and History, the Journal of Social History, and the Journal of Latin American Geography, among other venues. He is a founding member of the Spatial History Project and the current director of the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA) at Stanford University.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP to plach@email.unc.edu by February 13, 2013 to reserve a spot at Peabody Hall. All others may participate via live webcast/chat.

For more information, visit http://digitalinnovation.unc.edu/event/zephyr-frank/.