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Coming Soon! The Headless ds106 Course modified from cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by Lip Jin Lee: Since January 2011 ds106 has been taught at University of Mary Washington (UMW) and other institutions as a course for credit but also has at the same time been open to participants from the web (learn more about ds106). However, for someone new to ds106 as an open participant, it has not been very clear what they can do (we’ve made some suggestions as a starting point). Because UMW is not offering a formal course for Fall 2013, I had a thought– what if we set up a syllabus based on the previous iterations of class, set the weekly assignments as scheduled posts, and invited people to participate in it as a course w/o a teacher? Todd Conaway’s Imagination I never recall saying “headless”, not in ds106 fashion Todd Conaway takes it in an unexpected direction. But believe me, decapitations are not part of the plan. How It Works Here is how it works. We Seek Helpers Not Teachers Really?

amazon Packing List - ds106 docs Must Haves for ds106 Below are things you should have packed and prepared for your ds106 experience. A sturdy duffle bag is not required, nor is a shiny briefcase. But if you have one... For more details, see our Getting Started Guide Blog / RSS Feed UMW enrolled students will need to choose their own web domain name, so start looking for one that is available and works for you (we will provide instructions for setting up your domain and site). Suggested platforms include: AvatarAs you are creating numerous accounts for this class we recommend that you use the same image file and username to represent you on all social media sites. The Toolbox For the work we do in visual, audio, and video editing, we do not specify software or tools you must use. Great Guides Jisc Video Production Infokit Multipurpose Tools Finding Media Images Image Editing Commercial Photoshop (30 day trials available) Photoshop Elements (cheaper) Open Source/Free Audio

Fall 2013: The Headless ds106 Syllabus Course: Digital Storytelling: The Headless Course Instructor: NOBODY. There is no one in charge of this class, no leaders. Location: The Internet Term: Fall 2013 Course Description The Wikipedia articles on Digital Storytelling defines it rather succinctly as "using digital tools so that ordinary people can tell their own real-life stories." Digital Storytelling is an emerging term, one that arises from a grassroots movement that uses new digital tools to help ordinary people tell their own ‘true stories’ in a compelling and emotionally engaging form. The term can also be a broader journalistic reference to the variety of emergent new forms of digital narratives (web-based stories, interactive stories, hypertexts, fan art/fiction, and narrative computer games). As an emerging area of creative work, the definition of digital storytelling is still the subject of much debate. Course Objectives Course Materials Class Web Site: The locus of the course's online activity will be [the DS106 site].

50+Ways - home Quick Start Guide to ds106 #ds106 is #4life cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo shared by I like Details… Comments Add a comment Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. Get Into ds106 ds106 Current Sections ds106 Handbook ds106 in[SPIRE] Sign in to your account Forgot your password? Week 1: Welcome to ds106 Bootcamp Welcome to ds106. The first two weeks of the Fall 2012 course at the University of Mary Washington is going to be the basic training you will need to survive the rest of this course. In fact, you will not be able to proceed beyond week 2 without achieving the basic proficiencies of owning your own web site, publishing to it via WordPress, and an appreciation for the creative work ahead of us. Are you ready? Weekly Media Before we jump into training, we will start with something that you will get every week: some media we want to to give your attention to as par of the inspiration and understanding what this course is about. Next, consider both style and message about creativity of this RSA Animate created from a talk by author Stephen Johnson on Where Ideas Come From. Finally, take a look at this “Rules for Students and Teachers” by John Cage. And Now the Bootcamp Part Your goal this week is to get your own web site set up, install WordPress, and begin your path of self publishing there.

Your ds106 Handbook #ds106 is #4life Here is your guide to ds106. Study it closely. Commit to your soul. image based on cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by johntrainor: Comments Add a comment Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. Get Into ds106 ds106 Current Sections ds106 in[SPIRE] Sign in to your account Forgot your password? in[SPIRE]