Category: Digital Learning Commons

Story Circle: “Don’t ask where I’m from, ask where I’m a local”

What do you do when someone asks you the loaded question, “Where are your from……wait, where are you really from?” This can be a challenging question, especially in a world of multi and complementing identities. Borders and nationalities don’t necessarily define us; they are constructs, inconstant and potentially stifling. The Intercultural Digital Storytelling Project (IDSP), Committee for Intercultural Communication, […]

Upstairs Remodel Scheduled for December & January

DLC staff are excited about scheduled plans to remodel the upstairs balcony in our open work environment. As you see in the 3D rendering above, the upstairs balcony will be removed and a set of two nearly floor to ceiling 8′ wide storefront style windows will be installed. The upper window portion will be able to […]

Beginning SDL Trados Workshop

Translation Students! Learn how to create and maintain Translation Memories with a workshop just for you. Using TMs will help you to maintain consistency throughout your translations. It also means you will be able to use your previous work as a tool to speed up your own translation process. Use of TMs is standard industry […]

Story + Maps: Brown Bag Session

On Tuesday, November 10th, The DLC, CSIL, and the META Lab co-hosted a brown bag session on how mapping tools could be used to tell a story and communicate impact. Institute alumni Andy Stieglitz and Aaron Ebner, founders of the Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development (AASD) in Peru, spoke about the work they did with ArcGIS […]

Digital Storytelling Internship Info Session: Freedom from Hunger & MIIS Collaboration

The NGO Freedom From Hunger (FFH) is partnering with MIIS to develop internships for students to help create a pipeline of digital content for their outreach efforts. FFH will be hosting an information session on this initiative, the Digital Storytelling Internship Program, on Thursday November 19th. Students who are interested in international development work and digital storytelling are invited to […]

Team Development Consultant Leads Communication & Team Building Workshop

On Thursday, October 29th, the DLC brought team development consultant, Tritia Moneypenny to MIIS for a workshop on team building and communication.  Tricia facilitated several hands-on activities designed to get participants thinking about how leadership, learning styles, and communication can contribute to greater team synergy. Activities included the ‘Story Rope’ exercise, which is a storytelling activity designed […]

More Professional Headshots!

Back by popular demand! Upgrade your LinkedIn and E-portfolios with a professional head shot by Taylor McCord. Open to all MIIS students, faculty and staff. Day, Time and Place Headshots are happening two days—November 12th from 12:00-2:00 pm & November 13th from 11:00-1:00 pm. They will be taken on the patio between the Lara Soto adobe and the […]

Story+Maps Brown Bag Lunch Nov 10

What: Story+Maps Brown Bag Lunch When: Tuesday, November 10 | 12:15pm-1:30pm Where: DLC Design Sp@ce Join Institute alumni Andy Stieglitz and Aaron Ebner, founders of the Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development (AASD) in Peru, for a brown bag lunch focusing on using new media approaches to communicating the reach of organizations. The informal event is a […]

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