If this appeals to you, we urge you to examine the pages on this website or to contact us. The Fall 2022 catalog with information about registration (Registration equals membership.) is available now. Also, consult the general information menu at the top of the page.
About Shared Learning
Founded in 1979, Shared Learning is an informal association of senior and other adults in the Chapel Hill area who are enthusiastic about continuing to learn throughout their lives. There is no pressure and no grades, with classes giving in in an informal and social setting. To that end, the association organizes weekday morning courses. Each meets once a week for 90 minutes (usually with a break for refreshments). Starting In Fall 2021, we began offering in-person courses at the Church of Reconciliation, 110 N. Elliott Rd. On-line courses meet via Zoom video conferencing. Many are recorded. Some courses use combine on-site and Zoom participation.
For a membership fee of $70 you can take as many courses as you wish in all three semesters from our rich and varied curriculum. We offer Fall and Winter semesters, and a mini-term in Spring. (The Spring mini-term is also open, without charge, to non-members.) Members of the association moderate (lead) the courses. Moderators may or may not be “experts” in the topic but are willing to organize learning activities for the duration of the semester. Class sessions are composed of combinations of video sources, including DVD lectures by experts, presentation materials generated by the moderators, and open class discussions.