The whole DTLT group had the opportunity to speak at the Educause Midatlantic Regional Conference in Baltimore, Maryland this past Friday. The panel discussion covered ds106, the innovative digital storytelling course out of the University of Mary Washington as well as the community of learners that continues to grow from it.
We’ve mentioned in passing makerbots and 3D printers but never done an episode dedicated to these devices. In this episode Tim talks a bit about what he and George Meadows, and Education Faculty member at UMW, are planning for a course around 3D printers, as well as what they are and what they can do for a course.
Tim has been a part of VSTE, the Virginia Society for Technology in Education, for quite a few years and this year in particular he’ll be doing a lot of work at the conference including a DTLT Today broadcast on Monday. In this episode we talk a bit about what VSTE is and what people could expect at that conference.
With a few months into the fall semester at UMW we thought it would be good to take a look at what interesting things are happening on UMW Blogs with specific courses and how professors are making use of that space. As a special treat we have a live studio audience join us!
We’re joined for a chat with Giulia Forsythe, Nancy White, and Zach Davis to talk about the role of the social artist in learning communities and how visual artistry as well as other social artistry can help bridge communities of practice and engage users.