The Office of Digital Learning and Inquiry (DLINQ), explores and creates digital practices and spaces that advance the transformative potential of education in students’ lives, and advances digital fluency and critical engagement with the digital at Middlebury. It is a dynamic, strategic, robust, and accessible resource for faculty, staff, and students across all of Middlebury's programs.

DLINQ is a leader in advancing Middlebury’s strategic direction in critical digital fluency, focusing on the intersection of digital pedagogies and critical digital fluency.


Headed by Associate Provost for Digital Learning, Dr. Amy Collier, DLINQ includes: Bill Koulopoulos, Sarah Lohnes Watulak, Joe Antonioli, Heather Stafford, Daniel Houghton, Shel Sax, Sonja Burrows, Bob Cole, Mark Basse, Amy Slay, and student workers from across the College and Institute.

DLINQ is sub-divided into three teams that are cross-institutional:

  • Digital Pedagogy and Media
  • Exploratory Initiatives and Partnerships
  • Technology and Learning Spaces



Wondering how to get involved or get help? Here are three ways to connect with DLINQ.

Digital detox

DLINQ looks holistically at “the digital” in our worlds and encourages the development of critical habits in digital spaces. This digital detox will help you be mindful about your personal habits in digital tools and spaces. It will also take on questions of privacy, security, and other strategies that help keep us safe and healthy in digital spaces. Began January 10, 2018.

Information environmentalism

The web is polluted. Misinformation is polarizing and radicalizing us on the web platforms we use daily. As educators and scholars, we must lead the way in improving our information ecosystem through real, consequential, actions. Our goal is to better understand web pollution and its sources, and follow with work on how to depollute the environment.

Consult with us

We have experts in instructional design and pedagogy, multimedia, blogging and web tools, animation, graphic design, learning space design, and more. Request a consultation if you have questions about integrating digital tools into your classroom, or if you want to explore pedagogical opportunities that involve digital practices and spaces.

DLINQ blog

This Week's DIRT

A weekly publication of DLINQ goings-on—Published every Tuesday

The DIRT for November 12-16, 2018
“Defense Against the Digital Dark Arts”, Prototyping Conversations on Privacy and Security Written by Joe Antonioli and Amy Slay Do you
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