About the


The Digital Learning Commons empowers the Middlebury Institute of International Studies community to pursue academic excellence, professional and organizational effectiveness, 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.


To be a supportive environment where friends and members of the Middlebury community come 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.

Where to Find Us

Our Spaces

The Design Space

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.

The Learning Lab

Found on the first floor of McGowan, and you can reach it 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 and go up the stairs.

The Co-working Suite

Found on the second floor of McGowan, MG 210. This is where the DLC’s Pacific Room is also located, so go straight there if you have reserved that room. 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

Our location on Google Maps