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Digital Storytelling Teaching and Learning

Finding Your Professor’s Weak Spot

Training and preparing for ds106 is like no course you’ve ever taken. The regular regimen of reading books, taking tests, and “writing to your professor” will not be enough. Your well studied moves… …will fall short. Why? Because ds106 is ready for them… If you can’t break your usual course habits…and find the weak spot […]

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Digital Identity Digital Storytelling Teaching and Learning

No Digital Facelifts – Office Makeovers Encouraged

[youtube width=”580″ height=”470″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wv3Is8U2Fho[/youtube] In honor of the two readings for this week’s assignment, I decided to give the desk in my office a little makeover. It’s a lovely 300 lbs. piece of public sector Feng shui that wasn’t quite right, so I made a small adjustment.         Students that are still getting […]

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Digital Storytelling Teaching and Learning

Whose Piloting this DS106 Thing Anyway?

After much delay, I was finally able to meet my students and get started today with DS106 at York College/CUNY. And we’re hoping to have as many open participants that are interested will join in as well. Can register your blogs on Jim Groom’s site here. Last night I figured out how to use the […]

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Digital Identity Digital Storytelling Teaching and Learning

A Journey to the Center of the Internet

[youtube width=”580″ height=”470″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm-cZ4ytiPk[/youtube] To the DS106 community I bring you this message about the coming journey I will be taking with my good colleague and friend, Dr. Oliver Lindenbrook. He has exciting news to share with us about a great discovery he’s made in the DS106 website. Next week he expects a breakthrough in his […]

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Digital Storytelling Teaching and Learning

Vectorizing Dr. Oblivion

Here’s my first tutorial for ds106 that Jim Groom mentioned he might be interested in today’s ds106tv broadcast. It shows how I created my “Have You Seen Dr. Oblivion” posters. It teaches the basics of converting a bitmapped image to vectorized one using Adobe Illustrator’s LiveTrace.   [youtube width=”560″ height=”453″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYgDxTJ4Tz4[/youtube]

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Digital Identity Digital Storytelling Teaching and Learning

DS106 as RPG, Part 2

  Why do we play Dr. Oblivion’s ds106 “Summer of Oblivion” game? We come to ds106 with different agendas. Some are fulfilling a requirement and looking for a grade (probably a small subset of the registered UMW students). Others chose to observe and contribute to ds106 to learn about digital storytelling and/or what a open online course […]

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DS106 as RPG, part 1

Today was the start of the summer section of DS106 Digital Storytelling a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) taught out of the University of Mary Washington (UMW) and conducted through their open site ds106.us. If you’re not sure what a MOOC is then watch this video to get a little perspective, but in a nutshell […]

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Personal Teaching and Learning

You Should Blog This Too.

One of our graduating Communications Technology majors has been our CT major liaison and community facilitator for the last two years. He was the first student I’ve been able to hire in this role, and we had to learn together what he was going to be able to do to make a difference in the […]

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Teaching and Learning

99¢ Dreams

At the end of each semester we recognize students that are “doing good.” And whether they are actually do well in their classes doesn’t matter, because what we care about is that they are doing somethiong good for the community of Communications Technology (CT) majors. Recognizing students that build community around their discipline of study […]