Focus and Scope

This journal publishes the proceedings from the UNC System Learning and Technology Symposium and special issues on relevant topics. The UNC System Learning and Technology Symposium, held annually or bi-annually, showcases innovative and effective practices across the system

It’s clear that the future of learning is multi-modal, champions inclusion and equity, and promotes openness. We must work in increasingly collaborative ways, and establish cross-campus and system partnerships to achieve our goals. Faculty, librarians, staff, and graduate students across the system are invited to participate in order to learn from one another and share innovative and effective practices in technology-enhanced learning in all modes. We welcome a range of formats, from ideas in formation to case studies and other approaches.

Subjects covered include:

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) & Inclusive Teaching
  • Supporting Student Engagement and Success
  • Innovative Technologies and Learning Spaces
  • Open Educational Resources, Open Pedagogy & Open Access Scholarship
  • Course Design
  • Learning Professionals as Researchers


Submission Types

Submission type may vary by year, so please read the call for proposals carefully. The two general types of submissions are:

  • PRESENTATION. These 45-minute sessions are opportunities to share topics of interest, lessons learned, foresight, or evidence of impact related to a conference theme.
  • POSTER. These 45-minute sessions allow presenters to visually present their topic with a physical poster display.

Authors must have an online account before they can submit a manuscript for review. Please email our editorial team at learning.tech@northcarolina.edu to get this process started.


Editorial Team

Please refer to the specific journal issue for the editorial team. The editorial team is comprised of the symposium planning committee members for that year.


Peer Review Process

All proposals submitted to the UNC System Learning and Technology Symposium Proceedings are peer reviewed using a double-blind review process. The Symposium Planning Proposal Review Sub-committee assigns proposals to reviewers, ensuring there are no conflicts of interests. Each proposal is assigned to 3-4 reviewers. Reviewers are volunteers from the field who have expertise in the topics covered by the symposium.

Presentations and posters accepted to the Symposium are eligible for publication in the journal. The volume managing editor has full accountability and power to approve or reject a presentation submitted for publication. The presentation must follow the required formatting in order to be accepted for publication. To assist in making this decision, the managing editor can consult with other editors (i.e., the Symposium Planning Committee members for that year) or reviewers for an assessment. Reviewers should sufficiently clarify and justify their opinions, so that editors and authors can understand the reason for their statements.

How Reviewers are Selected

Reviewers are invited by the Symposium Planning Committee based on their expertise. The database of reviewers is constantly being updated. We welcome suggestions for reviewers from the author/s though these recommendations may or may not be used.

Reviewer Reports

Reviewers are asked to evaluate the proposals using the following criteria: How well does the title and abstract match the presentation description?How well does the selected track theme correlate to the description? How well does the presenter offer a creative approach to the topics and/or presentation? How well do the presentation strategies include audience interaction? How relevant are the content and/or skills highlighted in the presentation? Is this a presentation that you would attend? Overall Judgment (and Reason)

Becoming a Reviewer

If you are not currently a reviewer for this journal we publish but would like to be added to the list, please contact us at learning.tech@northcarolina.edu. The benefits of serving as a reviewer include the opportunity to see and evaluate the latest work in your research area at an early stage. You may also be able to cite your work for the journal as part of your professional service contributions.


Publication Frequency

The journal is published after each UNC System Learning and Technology Symposium. The Symposium is held annually or bi-annually.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Terms of Use

All content contained within the UNC System Learning and Technology Symposium Proceedings may be used as set forth in the Creative Commons CC BY Attribution License.

You are free to:

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.


Journal History

The UNC System Learning and Technology Symposium was held for the first time in 2023. Here you can find all accepted, reviewed, and published presentations during all symposia since then. Google Scholar, Web of Science, and other databases also index our symposium proceedings.