Several members of the staff are planning to participate in a Webinar on Google Applications on January 21 at 11 a.m. in Kade 10.  All are invited!

Moodle Gets A Makeover

January 13, 2009 | 1 Comment

Moodle, the Institute’s eLearning site, recently received its first official makeover. Visual and functional improvements were made in order to enhance the Moodle experience. In addition, since some content currently contained within FirstClass may eventually be moved to Moodle, we hope that these improvements will encourage faculty, staff, and students to use Moodle on a […]

The “Un” Book Club

January 6, 2009 | 1 Comment

Come join the new MIIS “Un” book club! In an effort to continue the dialog started in the engaging in change workshop, a new “un” book club has organically formed through the chatter of yammer.  The group has picked Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell as the first book to discuss. So why is it an “un” […]

A reminder for staff participating in the “Engaging with Change” workshop series with Dr. Paul Porter:  the third session will take place on Tuesday, December 2, and the final workshop will take place on Monday, December 15. Location: Board Room. Last Friday TLC offered a digital storytelling workshop in which participants created a “superhero” based […]

Why Wii?

November 20, 2008 | 4 Comments

The unveiling of the Wii in the Digital Media Commons last Friday added a dimension of hilarity, energy, and friendly competition to a successful Institutional Advancement and TLC sponsored event that was designed to blend learning with play and build community among MIIS staff. It also raised questions for some: why are we buying toys […]

Yammer?  What’s that?  Sounds like nonsense… Yammer is a new tool that is currently being used by some staff, faculty and students to stay more connected.  It’s a website, just for folks with a miis.edu email account, that asks you to answer the question “What are you working on?”.  This is a simple and quick […]

Website Changes

November 10, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Our website is the main source of information on our programs for prospective students. Recruitment for these new students starts earlier and earlier each year.  Considering that our new students in Fall 2009 will be attending MIIS under a new administrative structure, it is important that our website best represent both our current programs and […]

Please join us in welcoming Kristen Byers to the MIIS staff. Kristen will be working with TLC/DMC as a new media development specialist.  Her job is to help MIIS faculty, staff and students tell their stories using digital media. In keeping with the philosophy of TLC/DMC, her role is to work with members of the […]

This video was produced in collaboration between the Advancement office and the Digital Media Commons and presented Friday, October 24th during a tribute dinner for President Yu’s leadership in helping to foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, and appreciation.

As a community, the Monterey Institute is experiencing change on many levels, from integration with Middlebury to the reorganization of schools and services within the Institute. At the same time, as a society, we are facing  economic dislocations and uncertainty about the future of everything from the planet to our retirement accounts. Change can be […]

The Teaching & Learning Collaborative and the Digital Media Commons are excited to release our joint logo at an interactive, learning-centered, multimedia, cupcake infused, pinata busting Open House event. DATE: Thursday, October 16, 2008 TIME: 12-2pm LOCATION: Kade Building, Upstairs The Open House Program will feature collaborative ‘huddles’ highlighting faculty, staff, and student conversations, projects, […]

New tools for spatial thinking, and for analyzing and visualizing spatial data, are indispensible for 21st century professionals.  On November 10, TLC will host a presentation by Diana Stuart Sinton, Director of Spatial Curriculum and Research at the University of Redlands, on “New Ways to Map a Changing World.”  Diana headed a national initiative to […]

On the afternoon of Friday, September 12, a group of 15 staff, faculty, and students joined the TLC for its weekly Sandboxing session.  During these informal ‘play and learn’ dates, we talk, question, tinker, and snack. In the sandbox that week was the timely topic of campus communications and the developing role of the web-blog, […]

run DMC

September 16, 2008 | 1 Comment

The Digital Media Commons, or “DMC” in campus-speak, was one of fifteen pizza groups established last Fall during the first innovations campaign last year.  The DMC is now a part of the Teaching & Learning Collaborative with an emphasis on innovation and project development supporting academic excellence on campus. Our Mission The mission of the […]

This fall, students have the opportunity to take five new courses, designed to bring students from several programs together, and to exemplify the principles of immersive learning, high performance thinking, and open architecture that define Monterey Way 2.0. Twelve students, representing four programs within GSIPS, are taking Michel Gueldry’s French for International Professions and Organizations.  […]

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