Domain of One's Own: A Corpus Study, Part 1 – Words and Voices

We assembled a collection of over 300 articles about Domain of One’s Own. Here’s what they say…


Red Ornament by Markus Spiske

A Brief History of Domain of One’s Own, Part 2: The 12 Days of Domains

We gave out over 2400 domains and you won’t believe what happened next!


Arches National Park at night, Milky Way

Copyright for Instructors

Navigating copyright for class materials can be difficult, especially where digital media is concerned. Here are some guiding principles for legally using digital media in educational settings.


Redesigning the Look of Domain of One’s Own

Domain of One’s Own (aka UMW Domains) has a new look! Besides my own superficial reasons for wanting to give the site a new look, there are some practical reasons as to why the Domain of One’s Own site needed a redesign. The most important reason for the update is we needed to separate custom code from the original theme to make sure it was working, and to allow us to change themes more easily in the future.


Leveling Up with Domain of One's Own

How can we help students and faculty to think about DoOO beyond a digital repository for projects and blogs, starting it as a digital portfolio but then leveling it up to a robust tool for digital identity and fluency?


For now, our own

The question for me is how the idea of “own” works as a metaphor. It’s complicated enough as it is: my own, to own, owned, owned. We own our mistakes, we own our work, we own our politics, and none of this is quite like the way we own our homes—which for most of our working lives means some version of renting, in a funhouse world in which access to credit, like debt itself, has become an asset.


Monument Valley

Peasy Is Now in Public Beta

Educators are increasingly putting open licences on their content, making it legal to copy, redistribute, even remix that content for other purposes. But it’s not always easy to remix that content. With that in mind, I’ve made a few significant updates to Peasy, an open-by-default web publishing platform. These updates make it even easier to get your first website up and running, or to start sharing and remixing things like course websites and open educational resources (OER).


Claiming A Domain of My Own: Pivoting

A lot of has changed for me and my digital presence in the past nine months. And so how I’ve approached my personal domain has had to change as well. I get to figure out who I want to be online again.


Jess’s Quick Guide to Plugins, Widgets, and Themes

There are thousands and thousands of plugins and themes in the WordPress repository. It can be kind of overwhelming…. Sure, you can filter each of theme by tags or features, but even then the results list can be large. I’ve written down some of the best practices that I follow and have found that work when looking for plugins and themes. But first, what are plugins, widgets and themes?


Domains: Own, Value, Care, Time

My experience with DoOO at UMW was really in the pilot phase, and before it was offered to all students. For many of my students, their experience was for that one DS106 course. And while we focus much on getting a course’s evaluation at its end, my belief has always been that its more important to find out what the course experience meant to students years afterward.