DLINQ oversees the Digital Learning Commons in Monterey, CA, and co-manages the Wilson Media Lab in Davis Family Library, VT.

Drop-in support is available from DLINQ interns in each lab during specified hours. DLINQ interns provide assistance to students, faculty, or staff. Scheduled consultations with interns may take place in the labs or virtually.

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The Digital Learning Commons (DLC) is located in the McGowan building on the Monterey campus. The DLC includes: the Peer Learning Lab, Media Booths, and the Design Space.

The DLC is accessed by entering McGowan off Pacific Street, then heading straight and to the right (around the back of McGowan 102).

The DLC has media booths for recording media and video conferences in addition to a design space for classes, workshops, team meetings, and community events.

DLC Hours

Drop-in hours in the Digital Learning Commons are generally available Monday – Friday from 11:00am to 5:00pm while courses are in session. Drop-in hours are not available during breaks and intersessions, however you may still visit the lab on your own when the McGowan Building is open or schedule an appointment using the consultation form.

DLC Spaces

Peer Learning Lab

The upper area of the DLC is an open and collaborative work area with multiple Mac mini networked workstations. Guests may login with Middlebury login to access most enterprise licensed tools.

Media Booths

The two networked media-recording booths are equipped with Apple computers, high-quality microphones, headphones and multimedia software, including:

  • Audio recording and editing software
  • Screen capture and video editing tools
  • Cloud-based video storage
  • Web conferencing

Media booths may be reserved in 60 minute blocks by submitting a consultation request or drop-in basis if not reserved.

Design Space

The Design Space, located in McGowan below the DLC Peer Learning Lab, is available to reserve for classes, workshops, team meetings, and community events. The “dSpace” is also available as a quiet place to study or for informal collaborative groupwork when it is not reserved. Drop by or use the room reserve system to submit a request for group use. Check the availability of this space through the Institute’s room reserve system. There are two ways to enter this space:

  • through the McGowan building off Pacific Street, then head to the right (around the back to McGowan 102)
  • Directly from the street at 420 Calle Principal