Domain of One’s Own

A space for transformational teaching and for students to think critically about identity and citizenship on the web

Domain of One’s Own

Domain of One’s Own is a project started at University of Mary Washington, which has spread to dozens of universities and colleges nationwide. This track will look at the principles behind giving students domains that allow for creative and scholarly expression, research, writing, reflection, and curation. Participants will consider the ways Domain of One’s Own offers a platform for transformational teaching, as well as a space for students to think critically about identity and citizenship on the web.

Participants will work with and discuss four goals embedded in DoOO: (1) Provide students with the tools and technologies to build out a digital space of their own; (2) Help students appreciate how digital identity is formed; (3) Provide students with curricular opportunities to use the Web in meaningful ways; (4) Push students to understand how the technologies that underpin the Web work, and how that impacts their lives. Each participant in the track will be given a domain of their own (with hosting) and workshop time to practice with it. This track is ideal for anyone who would like to bring a more playful, experimental approach to digital teaching and learning, and is especially suited for those whose institutions that support a Domain of One’s Own project already.