Digital ELP: Listening Online

Part of the work of the Engaged Listening Project (ELP) is to consider how the digital realm enhances or impedes open dialogue. The digital public sphere is what we make of it – it can feed polarization and stereotyping, but it can also build connection and facilitate understanding. In the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic, the digital public sphere is no longer just one place to connect – it is the only place. So we are working to support student and faculty working to build connections and facilitate understanding in this time of remote learning.

  • The Off-Campus Podcast– Our student-run newspaper, the Middlebury Campus, has launched a “remote storytelling project.” Read their stories here, and listen here.
  • Faculty at Home – while our expert faculty aren’t traveling, they are still sharing their wisdom. Learn about the events and register for the webinars here.
  • Online Talks – our faculty fellows have used different formats to design campus talks. A few helpful practices are listed here.

Podcast: Opening Up

We are posting new episodes in our podcast feed to promote great work around our campus. From controversial speakers to learning online, our episodes (click here) cover big themes at our liberal arts college.