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A Multi-University Climate Course Connected By Centralized Discussion

Sunset showing wind turbines in frame

Sunset showing wind turbines in frame
Several weeks back I mentioned I was working on simple MOOC-like courses for instructors with specific grant requirements. They needed university students and public, openly-enrolled students to share course materials and the same discussion space. Having moved their course from a proprietary LMS (that offered this setup) into Canvas, it was time to see where this […]

WordPress migration tip

This is largely a note to myself, but I hope it will be useful for anyone else who helps to administer a Domain of One’s Own project. I get a lot of requests from OU Create users to migrate a WordPress site from one user’s account to another or to create a forked version of […]

Checking the status for 5200 websites

OU Create The University of Oklahoma offers all of its students, staff, and faculty their own web domains through the OU Create program. Anyone who wants to can sign up for a free subdomain (something like yourname.oucreate.com) or pay $12/year for a top-level domain (something like yourname.com). We provide 5GB of storage, tech support, and […]

A History Course Site with Leaflet

I’ve been interested in using digital maps to in history projects for a while now. My first big project on this was Situating Chemistry. This is a research database of places where chemistry has been done. Each site can be linked to related people, documents, chemical processes, industries, etc. I presented on Situating Chemistry at […]

Reflections on Domains 19

Domains19 wrapped yesterday, and it was great. Lauren and the whole Reclaim Hosting team did a great job putting the conference together. As with any good conference, my favorite part was getting to catch up with friends and meet people who’s work I’ve been following for a while (I was particularly excited to meet Martin […]

#Domains 19 Day 2 Lunch Keynote with Amy Collier

For the Day 2 lunch keynote, Amy Collier talked to us about Ambitious futures for (digital) education: Perspectives from Tropicália. Abstract: Brasil’s tropicália movement was a revolutionary expression of resistance to authoritarianism and nationalism through art, music, and theater. In this talk, we’ll travel back in time to 1960s Brasil, quaking under a military dictatorship, […]

#Domains 19 Day 2 Breakout Session 3: Embedded in the Fabric

Georgetown Domains and the Master’s of Learning, Design, and Technology Speakers: Lee Skallerup Bessette, Randal Ellsworth Abstract: The mission of the new Master’s of Learning, Design, and Technology program at Georgetown University is “to give our students a deep foundation in the tools and theory of learning design, technology innovation, learning analytics, and higher education […]

#Domains 19 Day 2 Breakout Session 2: Weaponizing Your Website

Speakers: Jennifer Hill Abstract: There is a war a raging in our cyberworld and it is time for you to join the resistance. Cambridge Analytica stealing Facebook user’s data, white supremacists getting verified on Twitter, and child pornography on Instagram. The list of atrocities continues. We as technologists know the inner workings of social media […]

#Domains 19 Day 2 Breakout Session 1: HAX Chaotic Good

Speakers: Bryan Ollendyke (Not really an) Abstract: “YOU SEE, I’M NOT A MONSTER… I’M JUST AHEAD OF THE CURVE“ Unbalance, unrest, and chaos can be brought with one simple act: Giving away everything. It’s a notion I explored in my MS thesis via open source; because, edtech systems are build on power. Power and control technology […]

#Domains19: Martin Hawksey Keynote

Minority Report Martin Hawksey, creator of TAGS and chief innovator for ALT, gave the opening Keynote for Day 2 of Domains19. Martin talked about data surveillance including everything from Twitter metadata to facial recognition. Hawksey mentioned Francis Galton in his history of data collection and facial analysis / phrenology. Galton, a proud cousin of Charles […]

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