The second most common use of web.unc.edu is for pedagogical uses. The first website below was the first website on web.unc.edu. Sarah Shield in the history department wanted a place for her students to share their research from the semester with the world. She didn’t do anything on the site, but instead gave all her students access to the site and they built it out with pages. The final result was a wonderful site with lots of information (http://nbiconflict.web.unc.edu).
Below is (http://mediadifference.web.unc.edu) is another website where the professor gave the students rights to the site, but they used it throughout the semester for assignments. You’ll notice that this course is focused on film, so they embedded quite a few videos into the site.
Another site that bears mentioning is the Lumbee Indian Course. (http://lumbee.web.unc.edu) This professor created this site and gave the students access to the site. She had the students add all their assignments though out the semester and categorize and tag them. When they finished they had one of the premier resources for information about the lumbee Indians on the Internet. It has been featured in several publications.
In addition to the standard sharing of information, we have quite a few classes that use the blogging feature of web.unc.edu for assignments, to garner feedback from other students, and the world. The first example to the right is from an Arabic class (http://arabic306.web.unc.edu). They came to web.unc.edu looking for a way to write in Arabic online. WordPress supports hundreds of languages out of the box without any problems. They also uploaded audio assignments to the site as part of the course. The Arabic teacher continues to use web.unc.edu each semester.
There are also professors that have the students create their own blogs for writing, and reflection. The English department has quite a few of these for writing courses, as does Information Library Science for students to reflect on internships.
Another common use of web.unc.edu is for final projects where students can share their research with the world. To the left is a site created by a student in the med school (http://adhd.web.unc.edu). Each semester there is a flurry of activity at the end of the semester as students create multimedia