What We Do and How We Do It

We help students and faculty develop the skills they need to integrate digital technologies into their teaching, learning, and research at the University. We consist of several units that support the development of digital skills, projects, and assignments.

Digital Learning Support (DLS) – Hurley Convergence Center Room 410

DLS provides faculty support including consultations around integration of digital tools into courses, creation of digital assignments, and the design of hybrid or fully online courses. Faculty Workshops around digital tools and techniques as well as partnership with the Center for Teaching provide opportunities for faculty to expand and improve their use of technology in teaching and learning.  In collaboration with the Digital Knowledge Center, DLS helps faculty to develop and support digital projects and assignments in their courses, including assignments that could be part of a Digital Intensive course.

Digital Knowledge Center (DKC) – Hurley Convergence Center Room 408

Support for students is provided by the Digital Knowledge Center.  We empower students to be digital creators through one-on-one or small group consultations with a trained student consultant on a variety of subjects relating to technologies and tools used in course assignments at UMW, including web publishing, video, audio, and infographics. Additionally, the DKC Workspace provides a place for students to engage in experimentation with digital and analog tools including a 3D Print Lab, Podcasting Studio, and advanced software and hardware. Through Workshops, Fellowships, and employment, students can develop a variety of skills in an environment that celebrates collaboration.