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Who Uses the DLC?


  • Cross the boundaries of your “siloed” program and meet people from other parts of campus while using our spaces.
  • Learn to make a website and improve your online presence.
  • Use our recording booths to record a Skype call or job interview.
  • Come to our co-working suite to work on a group project.
  • Get 1-on-1 assistance, feedback, and advice from your peers.


  • Make your online course materials more user-friendly and interesting.
  • Get formatting help for your book project.
  • Participate in a brainstorming exercise to generate new ideas for class activities.
  • Hold your class in a flexible, rearrangeable space.
  • Learn about distance collaboration, flipped classrooms, and current pilot projects.


  • Learn how to be an effective manager.
  • Create a podcast or webinar.
  • Find willing partners to participate in a new exciting initiative.
  • Get ideas to spruce up your upcoming presentation.
  • Meet other people and groups from across the Middlebury enterprise. 
Here to help!

DLC Full Time Staff and Graduate Assistants

Bob Cole

Bob Cole

DLC Director
Melissa Sorenson

Melissa Sorenson

Assistant Director for Special Projects
Evelyn Helminen

Evelyn Helminen

Assistant Director for Digital Initiatives
Amy Slay

Amy Slay

Instructional Designer
Mark Basse

Mark Basse

Digital Media Specialist
Lucy Jobe

Lucy Jobe

Graduate Assistant
Heather Ahn

Heather Ahn

Graduate Assistant
Schuyler Horn

Schuyler Horn

Graduate Assistant


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Places on Campus to go for Help

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IT Help

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Where to Find Us

Our Spaces

The Design Space

Come to the creative and highly flexible Design Space for workshops and classes, or to study or work on group projects when it’s not reserved.

Found at McGowan 001, which is most directly accessed at 420 Calle Principal. It can also be accessed by walking through the Learning Lab and down the steps.

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The Learning Lab

The Learning Lab is the place to come for your 1:1 appointments with our staff. It’s also where you’ll find our recording booths and community computers. You can also come work independently or in groups around our “campfire table!”

Found on the first floor of McGowan. You can reach it by entering McGowan on Pacific Street and heading to the right (around the back of McGowan 102), or you can enter at 420 Calle Principal and go up the stairs.

Make an appointment or reserve a recording booth »

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The Co-working Suite

Inside the Co-working Suite are four rooms:

  • Pacific Room—reservable small group working space
  • Otter Room—quiet drop-in study space or for very small meetings
  • Tidal Zone—casual lounge
  • The Cove—offices for some of the full-time DLC staff

Found on the second floor of McGowan, MG 210.

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The DLC does not function alone. We are uniquely positioned to connect with people and groups across campus and across the entire Middlebury community. We work on a variety of cross-organizational projects through our many partnerships. These are just a few examples of the DLC’s partners and collaborative projects.

Office of Digital Learning

MiddCreate is a Middlebury digital initiative that provides spaces on the web where students, faculty, and staff can explore, learn, and create a digital identity that is owned and managed by them. The MiddCreate pilot ran from fall 2015-summer 2016. It officially launched in the fall of 2016. The DLC and ODL collaborated in getting the project off the ground and continue to work together to support, grow, and strengthen the initiative.

MIIS Admissions

MIcommunity is an incoming student portal run by MIIS Admissions where new students can get to know each other, learn about MIIS, and get excited about starting their graduate school experience in Monterey. It’s housed inside the Canvas learning management system. The DLC has supported Admissions in getting the community set up and in running the pilot project.

MIIS Recruiting

There are a variety of modern ways to reach prospective students, and one is through online webinars. The Office of Recruiting is hosting a series of professionally-produced live webinars with assistance from the DLC. The webinars are also recorded and stored online for future viewing.