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DLINQ Interns

DLINQ Interns are Middlebury students who are employed by DLINQ. They divide their time into three areas of work:

  • Lab support for Wilson Media Lab (Middlebury) and Digital Learning Commons (Monterey)
  • In-person and online consultations with other students, faculty, and staff
  • DLINQ project work

THE MISSION

DLINQ’s student engagement program is designed to provide opportunities for Middlebury students to work on meaningful and impactful digital projects. DLINQ Interns work with mentorship from DLINQ staff and are offered continuous learning opportunities. As such, the program is aligned with Middlebury’s strategic direction focused on developing students' digital fluency and critical engagement with the digital.

Interns offer support for the Middlebury community for a variety of software and digital tools, including: the Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, WordPress and website development, iMovie, Keynote, Powerpoint, and Prezi, as well as many others. In addition to offering technical support to faculty, staff, and students, Interns assist with DLINQ projects from departments across Middlebury.

LINQ UP WITH AN INTERN

See us in the Lab

The Wilson Media Lab (Middlebury, VT) and the DLC Learning Lab (Monterey, CA) are staffed by Interns during specified hours. Interns are available to help on topics such as: media creation software, learning tools, and other digital resources available inside and outside of the lab. Drop-ins are welcome.

Consultations

Interns provide consultations to other students, and occasionally to faculty, for topics on which they have expertise (e.g., media production, using software). When possible, we encourage scheduling a consultation with a DLINQ Intern to ensure that they are prepared to provide support.

Project Work

Interns are an integral part of DLINQ projects, including Studio projects, in coordination with DLINQ staff. In some cases, project work is part of a DLA-funded project, in coordination with DLA staff.

Blog posts by Interns

 

How to grow a band-like-thing-that-involves-instructional-designers [1]
Note: How to Grow A Band is the name of the Punch Brothers documentary. Instructional designers get a raw deal. They are experts in digital pedagogy. Creative imagineers of communities 
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Amy’s summer reading list
Ahhhhhh, summer. As the days extend longer and warmer, it’s the perfect time to attack a terrifyingly long reading list. I have big plans to make a dent in the 
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Tech Prep for the Language Schools
Summer is fast upon us and soon our campuses will be teeming with language learners and teachers from all over the country and globe. It’s my favorite time of year 
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Surprising insights, outliers, and privilege in design thinking
Whenever I read about design thinking, I find myself rolling my eyes… a lot. If you’re new to the term design thinking, let me provide a brief description. Design thinking, 
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Exploring Digital Sanctuary
Last month, I gave a talk at the University of Edinburgh on critical digital pedagogy in troubled political times. While the main purpose of the talk was to give my UK 
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Digital embodiment: What happens to the body when we “go digital?”
On February 17, I spoke to students, faculty, and staff at the Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey on the topic of digital embodiment, as part of their Whole 
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Developing Digital Literacy Through MiddCreate
Last Monday I had the privilege of virtually joining Joe Antonioli’s ‘Innovation in Action: Design Thinking and Problem-Solving’ class at the Middlebury Vermont campus. His students have spent the semester 
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The locks on our bridges
This excerpt is from my talk with Sean Michael Morris and Amy Slay at Open Education 2016 about Critical Instructional Design. Read Sean’s post Critical Instructional Design and Acts of 
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What does Middlebury’s new IP policy mean for you? (Part 1)
At the September 2016 Board of Trustees meeting, the Board voted unanimously to approve Middlebury’s first Intellectual Property policy. The new policy is a result of a year-long process that involved 
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Moodle to Canvas: Language Assessment Transitions
With Middlebury’s recent institution-wide transition to a new Learning Management System (LMS), many instructors as well as programs have worked diligently to migrate existing learning content from Moodle to Canvas. Moodle, which has 
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Header photo by Adi Goldstein on Unsplash