New! UNC Learning Technology Commons

logo of learntrialsFaculty and Staff, have you ever wondered what educational technologies are being used in classrooms? Have you asked your colleagues what latest tech tools they have experimented with, what works for them and what doesn’t?

Last month the University of North Carolina System launched a new UNC Learning Technology Commons where UNC educators can come together to rate and review tech tools. It’s a common place for faculty and support staff in the UNC system to share their own and read others’ experiences with instructional technologies.

Using the LearnTrials platform with 4,000+ EdTech Products, UNC educators can ask questions about any product and find thousands of reviews from their colleagues. On LearnTrials, you can:

  • See which products your peers are using to get results
  • Give insight and have a voice in edtech decisions
  • Discover what digital tools work best for you and your students
  • Search by topic, grade, subject, device type, and more

Video: Teachers Save Time with LearnTrials

Check out this video featuring Sonja McKay, a Math & Science teacher at the Exploris School, where she discusses how Teachers Save Time (helping each other) with LearnTrials.

“…communicate with and collaborate with [other professionals] and share our successes and our challenges, and then in turn see what’s worked for others and have that confidence to start using it in our own classroom.”

Accessing UNC Learning Technology Commons

To access UNC Learning Technology Commons:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on Join the UNC Community
  3. Select the logo for UNC-Chapel Hill
  4. Log in with your Onyen and password

Publications & Reviews

Several articles have been published in the community on the new UNC Learning Technology Commons. We encourage you to check out this list compiled by Phil Hill, a Co-Publisher of the e-Literate Blog:

UNC Learning Technology Commons: Easing the procurement problem with NGDLE

We’d love to hear about your experiences! Feel free to reach out to us.

We hope you’re having a fantastic Spring Break!