In addition to regular trainings and workshops, the DLC supports campus-wide initiatives to help move MIIS forward in its use of curricular and academic technology and bring inspiring ideas to the broader community.

Current collaborations include:

NextGen Learning Arrow

Next Generation Learning is this year’s theme @ The Commons. We’ll be hosting conversations and events discussing how transformative learning experiences happen, and how to create these preferred environments. The Commons is also hard at work behind the scenes to support campus instructional technology platforms including iLearn, WordPress, Middmedia, Adobe Connect, CourseHub and other multimedia tools. Learn more about how to participate in this year’s themes and upcoming events!


MIIS Radio was created in the Fall of 2011, and is an open platform for the Monterey Institute community to share stories, events and cross-cultural experiences. We encourage participation from any interested community members – see How to Contribute.

You can also make radio part of your personal academic and professional development. Every semester we offer a one or two credit radio directed study for interested Monterey Institute students.


The Commons has been a crucial partner in the creation of the last five years of local and independently organized TEDxMonterey events, connecting the greater Monterey and Central Coast community through ideas worth spreading and cultivating new connections between innovators, scientists, artists, community activists, and global dreamers. Learn more about past themes here:


Sites dot MIIS is a versatile website and blogging community open to all students, alumni, faculty, staff. Built on the WordPress multisite platform, community members have the ability to create a personal portfolio site, start a student club blog, promote the Monterey Institute to the world, and more!  The DLC hosts regular website creation workshops for groups and classes interested in exploring the digital expression, professional portfolios, and digital storytelling.


MIIS L10N is a student-run, student-driven initiative that gathers dedicated translation and localization management future stars to promote MIIS internationally, while providing an environment for everyone in the MIIS community to learn and discuss new ideas. Most importantly, students gain firsthand experience to showcase to their future employers.

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A student-led initiative, Inn-Inc is an incubator that empowers Monterey Institute students to transform their ideas into successful businesses and non-profit organizations with a positive social impact.

Inn-Inc provides the tools you need to utilize the skills you garner in the classroom and the practical skills of on-the-ground work to create innovative solutions to social problems. Here you will learn not only how to utilize your own skill set and interests combined with human-centered design to create a viable proposal, but also how to build a business plan, fundraise, and pitch your idea.