Category: Students as Makers

Building a Gaming Console on a Raspberry Pi

To say this professional year has trended more on the stressful end would be a bit of understatement. The pivot to remote learning in the spring was quickly followed by summer/fall planning starting in May. My summer course, slated to take place for a third time in Arezzo, Italy, was moved online. Between Spring break […]

#Domains 19 Day 2 Breakout Session 3: Embedded in the Fabric via John Stewart (external)

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 via John Stewart (external)

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 Breakout Session 2: Domain Fellows via John Stewart (external)

Speakers: Jess Reingold, Jenn Hill, Katie Hartraft Abstract: The noise of typing filled the small classroom. Domain Fellows, student ambassadors for the Domain of One’s Own program, sat quietly working on their independent projects. It is these students who show their classmates that their domains can be more than academic websites. Their websites can be […]

Engaging Students with Wikipedia

Guest author Dr. Kathleen Sheppard is is an alumna of the History of Science Department at OU and is now an associate professor of history and political science…

Keegan’s Game Jam via John Stewart (external)

This weekend, there is a 48 hour Game Jam in honor of Keegan Long-Wheeler. As most of you know, Keegan had to have brain surgery a couple of weeks ago to remove a tumor. In order to cheer him up, we wanted to encourage his friends to build games about Keegan, friendship, dealing with illness, […]

2018 OU Creaties

On Friday, the Office of Digital Learning hosted the 2018 OU Creaties at the University Club in OU’s Memorial Union. This annual event honors the students, staff, and…

If You Can’t Write a Letter of Rec for Every Student, Change the Way You Teach via John Stewart (external)

 TLDR: Replace your course rubric with a letter of recommendation. It’s time that we take responsibility for knowing our students. If you can’t write a letter of recommendation for your best students, you should rethink your teaching. If we center the letter of recommendation at the core of our assessment strategy, we can create a […]

Game Design as Project Based Learning via John Stewart (external)

2016 still sounds more like a made up year in the distant future than that time “a couple of years ago.” Nonetheless, a couple of years ago, Scott Wurdinger came out with a book called The Power of Project-Based Learning.  There is a great deal of debate over how to define PBL. Wurdinger recounts how […]