This Week in DLINQ: Apr 2-6, 2018

Middlebury Faculty Online Tech Orientation

Members of the Office of Digital Learning and Inquiry have collaborated to create and build a set of online modules for incoming or returning Middlebury faculty to help them get oriented to the curricular technologies available to them at the institution. These modules, currently under development and scheduled for completion next month, consist of a step-by-step guide for faculty who need support in obtaining Middlebury credentials, getting connected, and getting access to curricular technologies to augment their teaching and learning environments.

There are three modules to help faculty get connected to, and learn how to use, our resources. Step 1: Get your credentials helps you get access to technology. Step 2: Get Connected helps you connect to Course Hub, printers, email and file storage. Our final module: Connect to teaching resources guides you through the most common resources used by faculty in their courses. We also provide a ‘Help & Troubleshooting guide’.

DLINQ is excited to support faculty in getting oriented to Middlebury’s robust curricular technology infrastructures in a self-guided, online environment that allows faculty to get their course sites set up early. We invite you to visit our latest draft of these faculty tech orientation modules here


Re-Envisioning Student Engagement in DLINQ

As part of our re-envisioning process for student engagement with our new office, several DLINQ members have taken on new interns for the remainder of the semester so as to provide an opportunity for our group to take a closer look at new models of student engagement within the Office of Digital Learning and Inquiry. In support of this process, DLINQ’s Heather Stafford has coordinated a brief internship for several existing digital media tutors whom she supervises through the Wilson Media Lab in Davis Library on the Vermont campus. The tutors have agreed to work closely with DLINQ members on strategic projects run through our group.

As part of this effort, Amy Collier, Associate Provost for Digital Learning, has taken in two new student interns: Jack Brisson will be participating in her Pinterest research project, and Ratang Sedimo will be working with Amy on a plotter research project. Additionally, Instructional Designer Sonja Burrows has taken in one new intern, Sarah Edwards, who will be partnering with her on the design and build of the ‘Portuguese at Middlebury’ digital hub site currently under development. Sarah will focus on several elements of the site development with particular emphasis on helping to grow a meaningful online community of practice space for Portuguese speakers and learners across Middlebury.

DLINQ is thrilled to welcome these fabulous student interns into key projects as part of our re-envisioning process for student engagement, as well as to support not only the mission of our office but also of Middlebury’s strategic directions. We wish a warm welcome to our new interns!

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