Oh Noes! The #ds106 site is down!


Doesn’t it just suck when technology doesn’t work — particularly when it’s the Web site for your online class the night that all your work is due? Luckily, you have an awesome instructor who will just give you a couple days of extension, right? WRONG! If you’re waiting until the last minute to do your work […] Continue reading

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What’s in a Week One?


Sunday was the deadline for students in this fall’s section of ds106 at UMW to complete their work for the first 7 days of class. This semester, the first two weeks of class have been constructed as a “ds106 Boot Camp.” Alan and I decided that before students really delved into the hard work of […] Continue reading

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Perfecting the Syndicated Blog Sign-Up


It’s hard to believe that Camp Magic MacGuffin finished weeks ago, and in another five days (yikes!), a new session of ds106 starts up here at UMW. Alan and I ended up really tearing our hair out for the first few weeks of CMM trying to get everyone signed up with their blogs in FeedWordPress […] Continue reading

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Summer Camp, DS106 Style


This summer, I’m honored to be co-teaching DS106 with my new colleague, Alan Levine. We’re going to be teaching the class entirely online over 10 weeks. In typical DS106-fashion, we’ve invited the Web to participate. The class will be made up of a group of enrolled students at UMW as well as a cohort of […] Continue reading

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The Cult of 4LIFE


I don’t know about the accusation that DS106 is ‘over-branded.’ I think it’s far more accurate to acknowledge that it is a definitely a cult. To that end, I reworked this TIME magazine cover. (Next up: I want to figure out how to animate those tentacles.) Continue reading

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Tele-TED


I’m spending this weekend all alone, and taking advantage of the peace and quiet to explore some new #ds106 assignments. Here’s my fantasy TED talk: I can’t explain it, but I went through a period in my mid-20′s when I was totally addicted to the Teletubbies. I found the show fascinating — and watching it […] Continue reading

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