People and Teams
DLINQ is headed by Dr. Amy Collier, Associate Provost for Digital Learning, and sub-divided into three teams:
- Digital Pedagogy and Media
- Exploratory Initiatives and Partnerships
- Learning Spaces and Infrastructures
We also have student workers (Monterey Graduate Assistants, Middlebury Digital Media Tutors and Interns) and partners helping us make this transition.
Digital Pedagogy and Media
Interim Director: Amy Collier
This group partners with faculty, staff, and students to build critical learning spaces in both digital and hybrid environments, to research and offer guidance for digital fluency, literacies, and identity, and critical instructional design, and to initiate conversations and projects that forward the transformative potential of education. This group provides on-ground and online faculty development, opportunities for students to work together with designers, faculty, and staff on digital projects, and intra- and inter-institutional collaborations that aim to support participation in diverse communities and cross geographical and cultural borders. Team members include design and pedagogy consultants / Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research (CTLR) consultants (Heather, Amy S., Sonja, Shel); digital media producer (Mark), and an arts technology specialist (Daniel).
Exploratory Initiatives and Partnerships
Director: Bob Cole
This group is the Research and Development (R&D) wing of the organization, playfully and yet critically exploring new digital tools, spaces, and practices and pursuing initiatives that take those explorations to new places. They develop new partnerships and strengthen existing partnerships (with both internal and external partners) in support of initiatives and to bring more faculty and students into contact with this organization. They surface and support opportunities for collaboration across the institution and help to address barriers our communities face when trying to explore new initiatives. They also manage our physical lab spaces for exploration and play (Digital Learning Commons (DLC), Wilson Lab) and programming within those spaces. Team members include two innovation specialists (Joe, Evelyn).
Learning Spaces and Infrastructures
Director: Bill Koulopoulos
This group leads the design and successful deployment of learning spaces and infrastructures (e.g., tools, systems, etc.) for teaching and research, based on a foundation of pedagogical research and practice. They are responsible for envisioning new or better ways to support strategic initiatives through learning spaces and through the effective deployment of digital/technological infrastructures. In addition, they work with digital scholarship organizations to ensure that the research/digital scholarship infrastructure is robust, nimble, equitably distributed, well communicated, and well supported as new faculty scholarship emerges. This group is led by a director, who partners closely with Information Technology Services (ITS), academic programs, research organizations (e.g., Digital Liberal Arts (DLA), Mixed-Methods Evaluation, Training, and Analysis (META) Lab), the Libraries (and MiddLab), Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research (CTLR), and other groups within this organization, to ensure that the learning infrastructures and spaces—and the support available for them—is robust.
Partners and Student Workers
DLINQ is supported by a number of other people and departments across Middlebury. We receive guidance and direction from the Provost's office and Organizational Development (Melissa). We also have a number of student workers in both Monterey and Middlebury. Other partners and collaborators include Information Technology Services (ITS), academic programs, research organizations (e.g., Digital Liberal Arts (DLA), Mixed-Methods Evaluation, Training, and Analysis (META) Lab), the Libraries (and MiddLab), Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research (CTLR), and others.