Across the Distance

One of the greatest affordances of the digital world is the ability to stay connected to one another. The internet...

The locks on our bridges

This excerpt is from my talk with Sean Michael Morris and Amy Slay at Open Education 2016 about Critical Instructional...

Critical Instructional Design and Acts of Resistance

The following was delivered at the 2016 Open Education Conference as part of a presentation  titled “Critical Instructional Design and...

A verse, a tweet and an invitation – Bob’s Reflection on Collaboration and Distance

Greetings from the the Digital Learning Commons at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California! We are looking...

What does Middlebury’s new IP policy mean for you? (Part 1)

21st Oct
2016

At the September 2016 Board of Trustees meeting, the Board voted unanimously to approve Middlebury’s first Intellectual Property policy. The new...

Moodle to Canvas: Language Assessment Transitions

With Middlebury’s recent institution-wide transition to a new Learning Management System (LMS), many instructors as well as programs have worked diligently...

MiddCreate Conversations: “Attending to the Digital / Reclaiming the Web” | Oct 21

You are not an object that online companies get to play with. You don’t have to submit yourself to data mining...

Envisioning Distance Collaboration

Welcoming. Creating space. Participation and collaboration. Inclusiveness. The Middlebury ecosystem—the College, the Institute, the Language Schools, Bread Loaf School of...

Advice for working across distance

3rd Oct
2016

Middlebury is launching a strategic planning process this year, called Envisioning Middlebury. As part of this process, two committees of faculty,...

Language Learning and the Digital

We think of language learning as an in-person endeavor. At its most elemental level, what is language really about if...

The Rutabaga: What to Do with the Digital

The rutabaga. Also known as swede, or neep, part of the mustard seed—or brassica—family of vegetables. Closely related to turnips...

Postcards from Portland: Work and Collaboration at a Distance

Tea time is at 10:00 AM. Closing time is around 6:00 PM. I have lunch meetings at 3:00, and breakfast...

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