Faculty from history, political science, anthropology, linguistics, American studies, ecology and evolutionary biology, engineering, Spanish, urban studies, and more have integrated the DLL’s resources into their courses. By partnering with faculty to design learning experiences, and providing a space to experiment, the Digital Learning Lab helps students build a variety of skillsets, from audio editing and video production to storytelling, visualization, websites, databases, and public speaking/exhibition.
Support is also a key strength of the McGraw DLL. Students work in the DLL not only because the space is optimized for multimedia projects but also because help is available via one-on-one consultations, workshops, and a resident community of peer educators. Student staff, or DLL Specialists, develop instructional materials and help their peers develop hands-on creative skills needed for their classes, research or careers beyond Princeton.
The DLL also seeks out collaborations to build instructional opportunities, such as the fall ’16 and spring ’17 design workshop series for undergraduates taught by graduate students from the School of Architecture. and the fall ’18 collaboration with the Student Design Agency. As a result of our partnership with Julian Street Library in Wilson College, students can work interchangeably in both places.