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Earth Day Pop Up Lunch & Working Session: Innovating “Green Teaching” Practices

Co-sponsored by the MIIS Sustainability Council and the Digital Learning Commons, the biased toward action agenda for this lunch-time working session is the question:

How might we improve and encourage innovation around ‘green teaching’ practices that improve the student learning experience while also achieving campus pro-sustainability goals?” e.g. reducing paper use, conserving energy, leveraging new technologies and incorporating sustainability themes into our campus culture.

Join us for a sandwich and drink if you want to help develop and implement ideas to improve current “green classroom” policies and campus sustainability!

RSVP Required by Monday, April 19 with an e-mail to Meagan Braun, Sustainability Council graduate assistant:

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Intro to Screen Recording Workshop!

Professors, want to turn your lecture slides into narrated videos?  Want to create tutorial videos for your students?

Students, need to record a presentation or Skype call for class?  Want to easily demo your work on your e-portfolio?

Why? With Camtasia, you can easily record, narrate, and edit your onscreen activity to create professional-quality videos.  Come learn the basics of narrated screen capture as well as how to share your videos.

When? April 17, 12:30-1:30

Where? DLC D Space

How? The DLC has 6 computers with Camtasia software for you to use.  Computers will be given out on a first-come first-serve basis.

Questions? Email us at

Photoshop Tricks Workshop

DLC Workshop: Photoshop Tricks

Thursday, April 3rd
12:30 – 1:30 at the DLC Design Space

As part of our continuing Thursday workshop series, this event will teach you some neat tricks for Adobe Photoshop.

During this workshop, we will go over some of the basic tools of Photoshop, and resolve some of the common problems that beginners face, including working with layers and resizing images.

Then we will demonstrate how to manipulate layers to create some cool effects.

In the end, you should be able to create a basic layout in Photoshop from scratch, and apply some stylistic touches for a personalized design. This means that you’ll be able to create something such as a custom header for your WordPress site or a custom digital sign!

Participants are encourage to bring their own computers if they have Photoshop installed on them; otherwise the DLC can provide a limited number of laptops.



Emerging Practices Teaching Clinic with Professor Netta Avineri – Visualizing “Histories”

Professor Netta Avineri (GSTILE) will co-facilitate a “teaching clinic” discussion with an interest in course project designs and tools that help to visualize and present “history / histories” beyond written text. Professor Avineri is currently re-designing a “Language Learner History Project” with the goal of integrating visual mapping approaches. From analog concept maps to online digital maps, we’ll consider and share user-friendly tools and explore how storytelling, visual, and place-based thinking approaches might enhance student learning and community engagement.

Yum! Join us for Coffee, Pastries, and Collegial Conversation

WHEN: 10:00am – 11:30am, Tuesday, April 1, 2014

WHERE: DLC Design Space – McGowan 001 (420 Calle Principal)

RSVP: Please RSVP Online here by Monday March 31, 2014

Background on this Teaching Clinic
Re-Designing the Language Learning Histories Project

“It would be great to talk through possibilities both for this particular class project and for other future classes/research, with faculty from different programs on-campus.

For my Second Language Acquisition (SLA) class I’m having  students interview language learners twice, and there will be a mapping component involved. …I had originally thought about using Hypercities, but for this project I don’t think it will work because it would involve quite a bit of training/additional work for the students beyond everything else we’re already covering.

I have also thought about the analog/online maps as an effort at civic engagement…a way to give something compelling back to the individuals who give their time to be interviewed. I am considering how to possibly put all of the maps on an online site for all the students to see, but would of course need the interviewees’ permission for this. This could be really interesting, so the students could see patterns across interviewees, discuss those in relation to SLA theories, etc.

And for future projects I would still like to consider using Hypercities, or other (perhaps more straightforward/user-friendly?) tools for students to use in various courses. And perhaps for future research on geographies as they relate to language learner histories.” – Netta Avineri

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Audio Editing and Sound Management

Come to the DLC Thursday, March 27 from 12:30-1:30 for a workshop.

Build up your audio editing competency with this 1-hour live tutorial on how to use Garageband and Audacity! Both programs perform vital functions for your audio editing needs, but at times they can prove to be overwhelming or confusing.

After attending this workshop you will be able to confidently navigate the interfaces, record, cut, copy, loop, fade and merge tracks, export them in various formats and import them into other programs like iMovie. Other tips and trick will be highlighted along the way and we promise you’ll walk away feeling like mixmaster Dr. Dre!


Open Mic Night

Good Vibes Open Mic Night

Being at MIIS, it’s very easy to get lost in your studies. Take a break from your books and come watch your peers express their creativity and talent at the Good Vibes Open Mic Night in the Commons. Some of your fellow students will be performing spoken word/poetry, song, etc. We would love for all of you to come witness the awesome gifts they have to offer.

Thursday, March 13, 2014, 7 – 9pm, DLC Design Space.


Intro to Excel Workshop!

Working with data this semester? Want to brush up on your foundational Excel skills? Come to the DLC Thursday, March 13 from 12:30-1:30 to go through a basic training on how to format and summarize a data set. We’ll go over how to sort your columns and rows, hide what you don’t need (and unhide it if you decide you do), freeze panes to make scrolling easier, calculate summary statistics like mean and standard deviation, and anything else you want to know. This is a beginner class and we will move as slowly as needed.  In future weeks we will offer more advanced classes depending on demand.

Bring your computer and any specific projects or questions you have.

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INTRO to Video Capture & Editing

DLC Workshop:

INTRO to Video Capture & Editing

Thursday, March 6th

12:30 – 1:30 at the DLC Design Space

Did you know that with your smartphone you are carrying around a mini movie maker? Whether you have an iPhone or Android you can use iMovie and make videos of anything you shoot. In this workshop we will give you tips on how to shoot footage with your phone taking into account various aspects of filmmaking such as camera movement, framing, editing, sound, and ultimately how it will all appear to the viewer. We will also go over basic movie edits. You will be surprised at how even just a few basic tips will improve the quality of your home movies, your YouTube videos, video blogging and even journalistic endeavors.

Please join us for a fun and AMAZING hour of movie making magic! (Or at the very least, it’ll be interesting…)

Polish Your Career Fair Materials. Come into the DLC for dedicated drop-in hours to get help with finishing/formatting/polishing your resume and website in preparation for the Career Fair.

Dedicated Drop In Hours: Polish Your Career Fair Materials

Is your resume almost finished, but you’re having formatting issues? Do you have one more thing in mind for your website that you just can’t figure out?

The DLC is having dedicated drop in hours specifically to help you put those finishing touches on your career fair materials.

Come into the DLC on Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 12:30-1:30pm. (The career fair is the next day.) We will give you the specific technical help you need in order to get all of your career fair materials in tip-top shape!

All of our GAs will be available to help you with finishing/formatting/polishing your resume and website in preparation for the Career Fair.

Thursday, 2/27, 12:30-1:30pm
Digital Learning Commons – MG001
Email for more information.