Surprising insights, outliers, and privilege in design thinking

Surprising insights, outliers, and privilege in design thinking

Whenever I read about design thinking, I find myself rolling my eyes… a lot. If you’re new to the term...

Digital embodiment: What happens to the body when we “go digital?”

On February 17, I spoke to students, faculty, and staff at the Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey on...

Across the Distance

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

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...

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...

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...

Working across distance – Amy’s view

Sean in Middlebury this week! Hooray! This may not seem like a big deal to you, but to Sonja and...

Best Feet Forward: Instructional Designers as Pedagogical Consultants

I was perhaps more an instructional designer as the English Program chair at the Community Colleges of Colorado Online than...

What is Pre-immersion?

At Middlebury, we ask language learners to speak, live, and even dream in their chosen language. Students immerse themselves in...

About time

by Amy Collier I remember vividly the first time I taught a college class. I had been teaching classes for the university...