World Languages Studio becomes Digital Learning Studio (DLS)

Contact: Natalia Shevchenko

The DLS will support the integration of instructional technology for a wide range of disciplines.

We are excited to announce a new academic technology campuswide resource!

In response to new remote and HyFlex instruction modes on our campus that created new realities and needs for both faculty and students, the World Languages Studio in Ford Hall is opening its doors to the entire community as the Digital Learning Studio (DLS).

The Studio will continue to serve as a hub for faculty to exchange the best pedagogical practices as well to obtain information, training and support to incorporate new tools and resources into the curriculum. We will hold workshops for faculty as well as connect students with both academic and social opportunities and resources to create strong learning communities.

We are staffed by a high powered student team available to work together with faculty for consultations, workshops, class presentations as well as semester-long project support. Our professional and knowledgeable staff are available Monday through Friday and by appointment. Access the staff schedule here.

Natalia Shevchenko, director of the DLS, is available by appointment via

We would like to introduce you to our space, staff, as well as share with you our best practices. We are planning an open house later this semester for both virtual and face-to-face participation.

Meanwhile, we welcome individual appointments and inquiries. You can reach us at

Resources for faculty

  • Support for technology-enhanced curricular development
  • Consultation, training, and support for use of resources and equipment such as:
    • VoiceThread, transforming media into collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting
    • Perusall, an integrated reading platform that allows faculty and students to peruse and annotate a digital text as a class
    • LinkedIn Learning, a virtual training space where students and faculty alike can engage with educational tools to learn certain pedagogical, technological, and business skills
    • Video and media production capability, staff videographer and high quality production equipment and software
    • And more to come.

Resources for students

  • Orientations to train students to use the resources required for their courses
  • Opportunities for students to work alongside faculty to explore and experiment with new technological innovations in an inclusive, mentorship environment
  • Studio Space for students and faculty to work on multimedia projects with DLS staff support

We welcome faculty and students across the campus who are interested in promoting digital literacy and have an interest in technology-enhanced learning. We look forward to welcoming you to the Studio both virtually and in person!

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