Final Project

Hi there! This is my final post for my Individual Study! It’s been a lot of fun creating the video and I’m really excited to share it with you. I finished my video and its all ready to be shown at orientation. Here is the final product: I made a presentation at Research and Creativity […]

Finished Filming and On to Editing

Hi there! So just a quick update on how things are going! I just started my editing phase of the project. I finished all of my interviews and am now moving on to filming B-roll, which is footage that I can use while people are talking. But oh boy do I feel stressed. This video […]

Midterm Update and Major Lessons Learned

Hi there! So this post is long overdue but I’m going to update you all on what I’ve been up to in my individual study. Within this course, I am creating an introductory video for the Domain of One’s Own program that will be shown to the incoming freshman at orientation this summer. There’s a […]

Domain of One's Own Research Reflection

The Internet is such a big piece in everyday life. We use social media on a regular basis. There are so many accounts to manage. Users are bound to the specific guidelines set by the specific social network giving them a very little freedom to expand, create, or build out their own space. So where […]

Web We Need to Give Students

Student privacy has become one of the hottest issues in education. Argument over student’s privacy gives them no voice UMW students control over their data, scholarship, a digital identity. When someone uses an LMS it can’t be accessed once the semester is over. But with Domain of One’s Own students are able to take their […]

Do I Own My Domain If You Grade It?

“Owning data has the potential to give students agency and control” Its important to focus on knowledge and production rather than data possession. Students need to see this space as a reward for rigor and experimentation. Professors need to shift focus away from traditional assignments. ¬†Audience doesn’t change at all. Have to give students the […]

Who's afraid of Domain of One's Own

Domain is more of a delimited (nonconstrained) space with your name on it — literally, you can do whatever you want with it. Virginia Woolf’s “A Room Of One’s Own”–¬† a room that provides time, creative ideas, and the space to express oneself freely– literally and figuratively Students take part of a wider digital conversation. […]

Unwired through a Domain of One's Own in Wired

Why do universities give students temporary cyberinfrastructures like email accounts and web hosting that end up being replaced after graduation. Gardner Campbell “argued that learning to build and operate a personal cloud was a life skill students would need and should be taught.” With Domain of One’s Own students begin to assemble a platform to […]

Progress in a "Personal Cyberinfrastructure"

Progress is linear and exponential. But it sometimes it can loop back to bring other ideas back to light. Courses used to cover basic HTML and CSS Began to build course web pages with the help of grant money to fund the projects. Plug and play applications emerged helped empower faculty with a move to […]

Maggie's Digital Farm

The web has great promises like freedom, knowledge, access, egaitarianism, and creativity etc. Having a domain is not just a way of creating pieces of writing. Its a way of distributing the writing as well. When you own your domain you get to control your intellectual property and you get to manage and control the […]