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Media at Monterey: Innovation, Intersection, and Collaboration

Last Friday February 6th, a group of over 30 students poured into Morse Room 104 for the MW 580: Digital Media for Change workshop. We gathered under the tutelage of Teaching and Learning Collaborative’s fearless leader Bob Cole, forming the Monterey Institute’s first ever podcast army. Each of us accepted the formidable mission of designing our own podcast features for the Institute’s iTunes U site and of developing individual media portfolios – intersecting with and enhancing our scholarly and academic projects through storytelling and new modes of communication.

To virtually attend our class, read our blog, and contribute to our innovative discussions, join our ning network. Hope to see you there!

The Monterey Institute’s also continues expansion of its Web 2.0 presence on YouTube. See this week’s featured video on effective MBA applications below. For more video conversations about the Monterey Institute and our community, visit the official YouTube Channel.


Staying in Tune with Podcasts!

Part of a new initiative from the Digital Media Commons, all members of the MIIS community can participate in campus-wide speaking events via podcasts! Read below to learn how!

To catch up on missed events please visit the Monterey Institute’s iTunes U site. You will need iTunes on your Mac or PC to access these files. iTunes is a free download from the Apple site here:

Current Episodes include:

Irvine Speaker Series
Recorded 10/30/08 Panel Discussion – Presidential Election Candidates and Issues Forum
Recorded 10/28/08 Panel Discussion – From Wall Street to Main Street: Deconstructing the Financial Crisis
Recorded 10/22/08 Dr. Pablo Frost – Robinsons Jeffers and Poetry

Environmental Speaker Series
Recorded 10/08/08 Dr. Jon Isham – Carbon Offsets: The Good the Bad and the Ugly

09.08.08: Digital Media Play!

Maybe you’ve heard about them around campus? About the 2nd floor of Kade, its posse of sleek Apple products and work study students…The Teaching & Learning Collaborative (aka the Digital Media Commons) has busied itself lately with the task of sparking a digital revolution at the Monterey Institute! And here’s what they’re bringing us on Friday’s:        

TLC Friday: The BLOGosphere and You!
Friday September 12, 2008
Kade, Upstairs

You’ve heard of blogs, maybe you read one or two, and just maybe you have your own! During this TLC session, we will talk with Ann Flower, reference librarian at MIIS, and others on campus who have begun to explore the blog as a platform for communication and expression. Learn more about tools for blogging and exactly how they are being used as a platform for reflection and learning.

Still not sure what a blog is??!! Watch this video!

Join the discussion in person upstairs in Kade or remotely from the comfort of your office, sofa, or secret hideaway, upstreaming live at

Unable to join us this week? No worries! Plan to drop in next Friday same time, same place, new subject!
No Experience required!
First timers welcome!