The Commons

Welcome to the center of concentrated awesomeness—a campus hub for technology, innovation, and peer-to-peer teaching and learning.

Upcoming Events

  • MIIS Happening is April 16!

    MIIS Happening is April 16!

    MIIS Happening is a two hour Pecha Kucha-inspired event on Wednesday, April 16 from 12-2pm in the Holland Center featuring short 6 minute and 40 second (20 slides x 20 seconds) talks, by MIIS students, staff, and faculty. Read More »
  • Emerging Teaching Practices Brown Bag Lunch with Visiting Asst. Professor Orion Lewis

    Emerging Teaching Practices Brown Bag Lunch with Visiting Asst. Professor Orion Lewis

    Middlebury Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, Orion Lewis, shares his insights and experience in planning, designing, collaborating and teaching hybridized and online courses via HD video conference with Middlebury College and MIIS students. April 21 | 12:15-1:30pm | Digital Learning Commons Read More »
  • Intercultural Digital Storytelling Project Showcase | April 22 | 5-7:00pm

    Intercultural Digital Storytelling Project Showcase | April 22 | 5-7:00pm

    The 2015 cohort of intercultural storytelling fellows representing immersive learning programs in five countries is pleased to invite you to join us for the first digital storytelling showcase. Weds. Apr 22 | 5-7:00pm | Digital Learning Commons Read More »
  • Infographics with Piktochart Workshop

    Infographics with Piktochart Workshop

    Have you ever thought of creative ways to present your information, especially the important kind such as your resume? Have you ever tried to craft an attention-grabbing poster or handout? Unless you are a born artist, it could be challenging to make your information stand out. Fear not, this workshop … Read More »

Mission: The Digital Learning Commons empowers the Middlebury Institute of International Studies community to achieve academic excellence, professional development, and digital media fluency. We accomplish this by providing students, faculty, and staff with training opportunities, technological resources, and collaborative spaces to facilitate peer-driven teaching and learning.

Vision: To be a supportive environment where the Institute community comes to push the limits of their ingenuity. The Digital Learning Commons envisions a thriving professional learning community that engages in creative risk-taking to design and implement innovative solutions.

Location: The Commons is located at McGowan 001, which you can reach by entering McGowan on Pacific Street and heading to the right (around the back of McGowan 102). You can also enter at 420 Calle Principal. The Commons is light, airy, spacious, and includes a fully equipped work space on the upper level as well as an open teaching and learning area called the Design or “D” Sp@ce.  Learn more about the D Sp@ce. If you’re interested in booking our Design Sp@ce, check the Room Reservation system. See the DLC Room Availability Calendar here.

We hope to see you soon at the Digital Learning Commons!