The DIRT for October 8-12, 2018

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Upcoming Events—Save the Date

Written by Evelyn Helminen

DLINQ has several online events coming up. Keep reading for more details.

DLINQ Fall 2018 Mini-Workshop SeriesDesigning Digital Assignments That Support Learner Variability


Looking for strategies to support the diverse learning needs that students bring to your classroom? In this session, we’ll use Universal Design for Learning as a framework to explore ways of using digital media and digital technologies to design assignments that account for learner variability and promote the success of all learners. We’ll also work together to identify barriers that might exist in our own assignments and address those barriers using the UDL principles.


Dr. Sarah Lohnes Watulak, Director of Digital Pedagogy and Media


Thursday, October 11, 2018


1:30-2:30 am PT | 4:30-5:30 pm ET


online via via Zoom

Four Moves and a Habit for Addressing Web Pollution


The web is polluted. In this session, you will learn Four Moves and a Habit—a set of strategies to help you detect and debunk misinformation on the web. These strategies will help you to become a more deft web citizen and can be tied into classroom-based activities you can use to teach students how to be better citizens on the web.


Dr. Amy Collier, Associate Provost for Digital Learning


Friday, October 19, 2018


1:30-2:30 pm PT | 4:30-5:30 pm ET


online via via Zoom

Welcome Fall 2018 DLINQ Interns

This week will feature two DLINQ Interns on the Middlebury campus. Interns divide their time into three areas of work:

Learn more about our student engagement program.


Fayza is a Lead DLINQ Intern pursuing a degree in Film and Media Culture at Middlebury College. Fayza was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh but currently resides in Oberlin, Ohio. During her free time she enjoys dancing, reading, and creating ceramics at the campus’s pottery studio.

She is available for consultations in areas including:

  • Video Editing (Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, iMovie, Sony Vegas)
  • Visual Effects and Animation (After Effects, Blender)
  • Video Coloring (DaVinci Resolve)
  • Sound/ Audio Editing (Garageband, Audacity)
  • Media Publication (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Microsoft Office Tools (Powerpoint, Excel, Word)
  • Web Development (WordPress, Scalar)



Veronica is a DLINQ Intern at Middlebury College pursuing degrees in Economics and Computer Science. Through her experiences as a DLINQ Intern, she hopes to combine her passions of economics and technology using the multitude of resources and opportunities that digital media has to offer. During her free time Veronica enjoys swimming, hiking, and reading.

She’s available for consultations in areas including:

  • Video editing (Adobe Premiere and iMovie)
  • WordPress website design
  • Podcasts and audio content creation
  • Canvas from a student perspective


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