DS106 STRATEGY, WINNER: EDUCATION

After having created a few GIF assignments to help seed the DS106 GIFfest which officially started today, I needed to get a submission done! Andrew Forgrave’s GIF the DS106 came to mind with my third semester of teaching DS106 ending tomorrow. It’s hard to believe how many York College students have been working through the ds106 assignment bin creating so many different pieces.

It’s an overwhelming course at times, teaching semester after semester, and this spring I’m going to have a colleague teach one of the sections so that will be some relief, changing the dynamic a lot. I continue to be amazed by the resulting change in students’ perspective on their work and mapping out their own educational path.

The DS106 strategy has been paying off, a big win for my growth as well as an instructor. It’s hard for me to think about the amount of work I’ve done in the almost two years since discovering ds106. Totally nuclear.