Plant sprouting from light bulb

Domain of One’s Own at UMW: The Data

We developed a shiny new tool for tracking and visualizing Domain of One’s Own usage data at UMW.


Building Complexity

The opportunity to have Caulfield here on campus to talk to the students and faculty about these issues in a tremendous opportunity to help...


Can Higher Education Save the Web?

For as long as I have been in the educational technology field, pundits have asked whether the web can save higher education.


By freestocks.org, Suchawa, Poland, on Unsplash

Choosing a WordPress Theme

Choosing a WordPress theme can indeed be like falling down the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland. There is so much undiscovered potential...


A New Approach to Class Visits

Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies (DTLT) class visits are opportunities for us to get involved with classes in a face to face...


Mushrooms emerge in the field

Domain of One’s Own: A Corpus Study, Part 4 – Topic Model

Over 300 articles, 16 topics, … what will emerge?


Domain of One’s Own: A Corpus Study, Part 3 – Sentiment Analysis

How do people feel about Domain of One’s Own? In this post, we explore a rough sentiment analysis of articles in the DoOO corpus.


modern geometric architecture, unknown location

Domain of One’s Own: A Corpus Study, Part 2 – Bigrams and Changing Trends

How has the discussion about Domain of One’s Own changed over time?


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…


Planning the Semester Ahead

As we emerge from our vacation spaces and begin to really look forward to the upcoming semester, we wanted to take the time to bring...


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!


Assessment as Care, Assessment of Care

What if, instead, we cared about our students, and not their products. The essay is no longer the simulacrum for learning, for the student,...


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...


Colorful umbrellas suspended in the sky.

Meaningful Assessment in the Liberal Arts

How can we assess student work in ways that are helpful to them as they grow intellectually and professionally, but flexible enough to...


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...


Cat Facts, Animated GIFs, and Building Community Online

But what is a community? And what does the content shared in that space tell us about that community? Does the fact that a slack group of...


pride of lions

Creating Community & Collaboration in Canvas

Don’t be an egg! And other great advice for maintaining a presence and engaging your students in online environments.


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...


16 Creative Online Educators You Should Follow on Twitter Right Now

Some teach courses of 25 students. Some teach to thousands. Some write about online learning in critical ways. Some are experimenting at the...


Ethical Online Learning: A Town Hall

This is the work before us at University of Mary Washington — to carefully consider the unique and deeply human work we’ve done as an...


Futuristic hallway with two people walking

The Future of Education – Recapping the Discussion

This month we reflected on the future of education as part of our Digital Liberal Arts series. If you weren’t able to join us, catch...


The Failure of an Online Program

I had long believed that online learning didn’t understand itself. That it was as a two-year-old child who discovers he can walk but...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Open Educational Resources (OER): One Path to Making Higher Ed More Affordable

Estimates of annual textbook costs range from $500 to more than $1000 per student. Note the disconnect between the price per book and the...


Annotate This! STEAM and the Future of Higher Education

Why an annotation flash mob in a face-to-face environment? For one, we wanted to provide a supportive environment for faculty to experiment...


Recap of the Digital Liberal Arts & Sciences Discussion

This month we kicked off our Digital Liberal Arts series with a town hall and design sprint about the impact of technological change on the...


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...


The Future of Education: A Town Hall

Where is higher education headed? What does the liberal arts experience look like in the future? How is it already changing? Is it changing?...


Two squirrels sharing a meal

Tools for File Sharing and Collaborative Writing

Email attachments quickly become problematic. Here are a few popular services that can help you manage file sharing and collaborative...


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...


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...


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...


Redesigning your Discipline for the Digital

Through guided brainstorming and problem solving at this session, we will collectively break down the opportunities and challenges of the...


The Unworkshop

The workshop is not the ideal method or vehicle for encouraging active and collaborative pedagogies. Enter the Design Sprint.


Tools for Collaborative Image, Text, and Audio Annotation

The web and the proliferation of multi-modal and collaborative projects have increased the possibilities for annotation, an age-old practice...


Listening and Hearing

We talk about teaching our students media literacy and about coding literacy, but in order for them to be truly literate or be functional...


Musings on Ethical Policies of Institutional Data

I’ve been thinking a lot about the values, ethics, and ideology I bring as an administrator over our LMS, and how that impacts the people...


Cell blocks in the sky

The Digital Liberal Arts and Sciences: A Town Hall

We are seeking to bring voices from across campus in concert to begin our discussions around the often thorny and complicated issues of...


dog sprinting across green field

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...


Spotlight on gears in the dark

What is the Digital Liberal Arts?

UMW’s Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies is hosting a series of conversations and conversation starters focused on the...


USF Sarasota-Manatee Campus

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...


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...


What is Liberal Education?

Digital technology brings something very different to the transmission of universal knowledge than to the empowerment for critical,...


Peer-Driven Learning

The work, then, for you as a teacher, gets flipped, and the nature of the work that you do fundamentally changes. You work on setting the...


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...


Upside-down shadows of children jumping rope, black-and-white.

The Flip That Matters

When you read about the flipped (or inverted) classroom in the media, the focus is almost always on course content. Look at this new way to...


My Open Textbook: Pedagogy and Practice

I’ve spent some time talking about open pedagogy at several universities this Spring, and in each of those presentations and workshops, I...


Old Keys on Adding machine

Edtech in the Time of Clickers

I will be the first to admit that I am completely dependent on the internet. It’s hard to find a facet of my life and work that aren’t...


old typewriter

Hypothes.is Aggregator ― A WordPress Plugin

I’ve created a WordPress plugin called Hypothes.is Aggregator, which will allow WordPress users ― bloggers, teachers, and students alike...


Arrested (Professional) Development

Professional development, like any teaching, is extraordinarily difficult to do well. Unfortunately, most of us have experienced poor (ok...


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...


Words from the Work of the Digital Pedagogy Lab 2016 Instructors

The DPL 2016 family of instructors and speakers are scholars and educators who I have known and admired for a long time, through social...


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...


The Intimacy and Vulnerability of Praxis

There is a moment of tentativeness when a faculty member comes to work with me. Almost like when students apologize when they come to see me...


Brown Praying Mantis

Most Common Blog Post Types for Students

As a student there were a bunch of different kinds of blog posts I was assigned, each serving different purposes, and each having different...


Claiming a Domain of My Own: Overwhelmed by WordPress

I see all of the potential of DoOO and think to myself, oh goodness, I’m not doing *any* of this. And when I look at the long list of...


Claiming a Domain of My Own: Choosing a Name

Most people are surprised that I don’t have my own personal website. I have a robust web presence through Twitter and my blog at...