Domain of One’s Own
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Assembling Resources on Domain of One’s Own

We’re a new team at DTLT, and we all came to UMW knowing different pieces about DoOO, understanding it in our own way by learning about it from the outside. This past year has been all about getting a better understanding of the project both at UMW and also the national and international iterations the...
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An infographic of the history of Domain of One's Own at the University of Mary Washington

An Infographic of One’s Own

Domain of One's Own is a project that is deep, broad, and growing. As Jess and Jesse wrote, "we find ourselves looking back even as we look forward." As we at DTLT collaborate with our faculty and students to keep imagining the future of Domain of One's Own at Mary Washington, we are both humbled...
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A Brief History of Domain of One’s Own, Part 1

Domain of One’s Own (DoOO) is not just a platform. It’s a philosophy. A history, then, can not just account for the development of the technologies but must also account for the thinking that brought the project to life.
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Clone This Website! ― Introducing Peasy

Want to build a website but find a blank canvas intimidating? Found a great "open" resource that's legal, but really difficult, to copy? Have a new Domain of Your Own but don't know how to get started? For the past few weeks, I've been working on a new web app called Peasy (as in "easy...
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What Do I Bring Back?

One of the goals of DTLT is to empower faculty to explore digital pedagogy, which typically involves encouraging faculty to explore digital tools and platforms. We choose to recommend WordPress (both on a multisite and as an individual install) as a place to start because it lets you creative and tailor your projects and sites...
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Vision and Change at UMW

While this movement does not mean completely eliminating in class lectures, it does mean to incorporate an ever increasing amount of active learning techniques into our classroom time. The goal is to better engage our students through individual and group activities that include worksheets, tangible manipulative exercises, and oral questioning and spontaneous polls that better...
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Metatdata for A Room of One's Own in JSON

Coding, Serendipity, and Domain of One’s Own

As digital spaces increasingly become the platforms upon which we live our lives, we must teach students to understand that those platforms are coded spaces, built by humans with business goals, political opinions, and complex identities.
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A photo of an old typewriter by darkday on Flickr Aggregator ― A WordPress Plugin

I’ve created a WordPress plugin called Aggregator, which will allow WordPress users ― bloggers, teachers, and students alike ― to collect their own annotations, annotations on a topic of interest, or annotations from/about a class, and present them in a page or post on the WordPress platform. It’s easy to install, easy to use,...
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A film still of Elizabeth Taylor in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Who’s Afraid of Domain of One’s Own?

I was surprised to learn, in a recent conversation with colleagues, that although there are clear and justifiable connections between “Domain of One’s Own” (hereafter, DoOO) and Virginia Woolf’s extended essay A Room of One’s Own from which the initiative gets its title, we could identify no one who had written substantively about those connections.
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Building Community Online

As an Online Learning & LMS Specialist, one of the chief concerns faculty bring to me isn’t about the technology — it's about building community. The culture or atmosphere we create in our courses can drastically change the level of engagement and the depth of learning.
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