About the Digital Learning Team
M.S., Instructional Technology
M.S., Positive Organizational Development and Change
Director of Learning Experience Design and Online Education
Megan Linos is the Director of Learning Experience Design and Online Education at UC Irvine’s Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation. She oversees an instructional design team providing teaching consultation, course development, and faculty support services to foster teaching excellence and digital learning innovations. Megan demonstrates a diverse background in faculty development, online education, instructional technology, and organizational development. She has a track record of excellence in cultivating cohort-based faculty learning communities, enhancing teaching with learning technologies, engaging students via digital active learning strategies. She has been serving as the principal learning architect for higher education institutions for over two decades, with several awards and accolades received. Megan’s leadership is recognized by the 2020 Dynamic Womxn of UCI Spotlight Award.
Introduction to Exam Digitization and Converting a Scantron-based Exam Online using Gradescope Bubble Sheets
February 08, 2023
Best Practices for Inclusive Teaching and Accessibility
September 02, 2021
Hosting an Inclusive Zoom Session with Digital Learning Activities
July 30, 2020
2023 Inclusive Course Design Institute
The Inclusive Course Design Institute (ICDI) is a professional development program designed to support faculty in cultivating a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility (DEI-A) culture in the classroom. The Goal of the program is to provide pedagogical resources and encourage faculty discussion in the areas of inclusive excellence, transparency in course design, accessibility, humanizing teaching, and pedagogical wellness.
2023 Digital Learning Institute
2021 – 2022 Teaching Experiment Academy
Higher education institutions are looking for ways to improve learning outcomes in STEM education. A collaborative team from UC Irvine, San Jose State University, and Cal Poly Pomona has created a cohort-based faculty development program, the Teaching Experiment Academy (TEA). The Teaching Experiment Academy (TEA) is a year long program (2021-2022) designed for STEM faculty to redesign their undergraduate courses with the components of Mastery Learning and Specifications Grading.
Teaching Experiment Academy Transforms STEM Education
While the concept of “grades” was introduced during the Industrial Revolution, the way we think about grades and grading has changed very little since then. Most notably, grades continue to have the unfortunate effect of training student attention to the grades...
How UCI’s Digital Learning Institute Supported Instructors and Students as they Pivoted to Remote Learning
When UCI shut down a few days before the finals in Winter 2020 due to the spread of COVID-19, faculty had only days to transition final exams to an online format and a week during spring break to prepare for remote teaching. Many of them, like History professor Sarah...
UCI Launches New Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation Supporting the Future of Digital Learning
“With each new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” Letting these thoughts develop into big ideas, and putting those big ideas into action is what UCI is known for. That’s why UCI is pleased to launch the Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI)....
I wanted to write a thank you for providing this great series of workshops at such an opportune time: I found the presentations thoughtful, informative, and practical, especially with the inclusion of real examples from instructors in different disciplines, and I appreciated how the presenters arranged for time for questions and exchange of ideas in breakout rooms afterward.
— Amalia Herrmann, Lecturer, School of Humanities
Many thanks again for organizing and facilitating the new DLI workshops this summer too! I can already see their positive influence on my current teaching and teacher training activities (especially in the current blended/hybrid regime of teaching). And, of course, certain things which we learned and discussed during those workshops will continue to prove useful for giving more informative and interesting answers to some teaching-related questions. Merci!
— Olga Muranova, Lecturer, School of Humanities