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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

 

Digital Detox 4: Better passwords & password management
by Evelyn Helminen, Exploratory Initiatives and Partnerships team My grandmother’s Facebook account was hacked over the holidays. Afterwards, she posted,
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Digital Detox 3: Using privacy-oriented web tools
by Amy Slay, pedagogical consultant for DLINQ Our lives play out in digital arenas. Our identities and relationships, personal and
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Digital Detox 2: Safe(r) social media practices
by Amy Collier, Associate Provost for Digital Learning Social media platforms collect a lot of data about us. They have
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Digital Detox 1: Mindful social media practices
Written by Sonja Burrows, pedagogical consultant for DLINQ In Can Higher Education Save the Web? Michael Caulfield wrote, “The recent technologies we
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MiddCreate Spotlight: Tom Dils
MiddCreate is an initiative at Middlebury that offers faculty, staff, and students their own subdomain spaces and easy installation of open-source
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Complex knitting and critical instructional design: A problem-solving mindset
Fair warning: this is a little bit about wool. About textiles created with this natural fiber, using one’s hands accompanied
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MiddCreate Spotlight: Briana Garrett
Welcome back to MiddCreate Spotlight, a new blog series hosted by the Office of Digital Learning. In this series, we will
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Exploring mis/disinformation on Pinterest
I am going to walk you through a little exercise to show how quickly mis/disinformation gets spread on the social
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Students and critical instructional design
Being someone interested in exploring the potential of technology and digital tools to create positive change in the world, I
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Critical Thinking in Language Teaching: A Rumination
Having spent a series of jam-packed days last week at Music City Center in Nashville at the annual convention of
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Header photo by Adi Goldstein on Unsplash