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Behind the Scenes with the Digital Media & Pedagogy team: Amy Slay

Each month, this series will feature an interview with a member of the Digital Pedagogy and Media team. Broadly, our team has expertise in instructional design and pedagogy, multimedia production, and animation and narrative storytelling. We all have interests and expertise that we bring to the team, including the use of digital tools for instructional…

Middlebury XR Expo

Friday, April 26, 2019 1:30 – 3pm Mahaney Arts Center Dance Theatre   Please join us on Friday, April 26th in the Dance Studio, MCA 110, at 1:30pm EST/ 10:30am PST, where we will explore the uses of virtual and augmented reality at Middlebury. At the Expo you will be able to interact with simulations, including blends…

OLC Innovate Conference Round Up

In early April, I attended the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Innovate conference in Denver, CO. As a large, professional organization for online and digital learning in higher ed, the conference attracts instructional designers, administrators, and faculty who have some stake in digital, blended, and/or online learning. My overall general impression and experience was quite positive;…

Inclusive Design at DPL Toronto – a brief overview and reflection

A couple of weeks ago, I taught a 3-day course on Inclusive Design at the Digital Pedagogy Lab event in Toronto, ON. I’ve taught for Digital Pedagogy Lab for years, but this was my first experience teaching on the topic of Inclusive Design (and I’ve only recently begun to learn more about it). To say…

Made for Whom? Critically Examining the Design Logic of Everyday Objects

“Designing for inclusion starts with recognizing exclusion.” “Design shapes our ability to access, participate in, and contribute to the world.” (Kat Holmes, in Mismatch)   This exhibition invites students, faculty, and staff to critically engage with the design history of everyday objects from the perspective of inclusive design. Interact with a series of everyday objects,…

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May 21, 2019 | Online & Hybrid Faculty Conversation Series: Defining, Supporting, and Assessing Participation in Online Spaces
About the Conversation Series The Office of Digital Learning & Inquiry (DLINQ) is convening a year-long conversation series for faculty to explore and address pedagogical and technical issues related to 
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April 22, 2019 | Online & Hybrid Faculty Conversation Series: Innovation Design Clinic Redux
About the Conversation Series The Office of Digital Learning & Inquiry (DLINQ) is convening a year-long conversation series for faculty to explore and address pedagogical and technical issues related to 
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What do we mean by inclusive design?
I have virtually been working with Sarah Lohnes Watulak, Director of Digital Pedagogy and Media from the Middlebury Vermont campus, in imagining the DLINQ inclusive design studio. When we embarked 
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Inclusive Design for Learning? Or, Down the Rabbit Hole
In my last post, I wrote about the launch of the DLINQ Inclusive Design Studio, and shared the list of inquiry questions that Noraya and I are exploring as we 
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March 11, 2019 | Online & Hybrid Faculty Conversation Series: Strategies for Collecting and Using Learner Feedback
About the Conversation Series The Office of Digital Learning & Inquiry (DLINQ) is convening a year-long conversation series for faculty to explore and address pedagogical and technical issues related to 
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March 6, 2019 | Workshop: What are your students telling you? Making mid-semester adjustments in Canvas
What are your students telling you? – Making mid-semester adjustments in Canvas At this point in the semester you are getting to know the interpersonal dynamics of your class, and 
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New tools on MiddCreate
MiddCreate is Middlebury’s Domain of One’s instance—a space for faculty, staff, and students to explore and develop their digital identity, presence, and capabilities. MiddCreate gives you ownership and agency in 
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Working Openly in the Inclusive Design Studio
I’m so excited to be working on the launch of the DLINQ Inclusive Design Studio, along with Noraya Razzaque, a grad student in International Education Management at the Middlebury Institute 
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Digital Detox 2.10: Social Snow – A Personal Data Security Story
  Written by Joe Antonioli, DLINQ Senior Curricular Innovation Strategist This academic year my colleague Amy 
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Digital Detox 2.9: Responding to Online Harassment
Written by Renee Wells, Director of Education for Equity and Inclusion, Middlebury “Knowing how to handle 
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Digital Detox 2.8: Universal Design for Learning and Accessibility
Written by Bill Koulopoulos, DLINQ Director of Technology and Learning Spaces As the number of students 
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Digital Detox 2.7: Resisting the “Average” and Including “Edge Cases”
Written by DLINQ staff “In Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic 
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