presented at Wordcamp Vancouver, Oct 12, 2012. "ds106 is an open course in Digital Storytelling that leverages platforms of open source tools, syndication, and social media in a way that makes it more community than course. At ds106.us is a wordpress powered hub that aggregates and recombines input from 500+ external blogs plus a user contributed assignment bank, daily creative challenges, even a radio station. Built by a team of educator tinkerers, not coders, ds106 is as a model of a community network that is not limited to just courses."
lass like ds106 is mo re than a class, it’s aAc unity. To keep that c ommunity running,commthough, we have to do this thing called ation. It’s one of the things that makescommunic so special. And you w ouldn’t be here ifds106 n’t looking for some thing different and you were creative, right? aetherbunny.com/2012/10/10/magniﬁcent-7-comment-challenge/
ds106 has given this m e the conviction that I, at 72,can make videos, that tell my story beautifully,thoughtfully, and truthfully. The community aspectgives me the secu rity that, no how busy I am withother thing s, I can always "drop into" ds106 andcontinue to learn more. margaretherrick.com/blog/
Pa rticipating in ds 106 eliminatedmy fears—- my fears about myabili ties, my fears ab out the onlinecommunity, my fears about te chnology, and my fears about s haring ideas. blog.neverthesameriver.com/ﬁnal-movie-my-ds106-adventure-spring-2012/
Betw een daily creat es and projectsfr om the assignm ent bank, I amconsta ntly creating th ings, and I findm yself taking m ore creative approa ches to every thing else in my life , from approac hing problems at w ork to noticing the interesting a ngles and textu res of a room. erstrongds106.wordpress.com
e first week of doing minor fixes to theWithin th ebsite, I was asked to restart the processnew w atch and fully design and develop themfrom scr website by myself. The skills I obtaineda newfr om participating in D S106 allowed me to website in a month, and since its been finish the fully launched. Colin Schulz, Spring 2012
With all the negative mess out t here on marriage, I figure it couldn’t hurt to show a little glimpse into the life of a happy couple. Because if finding joy in the every day isn’t art, then I don’t know what is.crystalscomingback.com/wordpress/2012/09/03/how-we-do-or-why-tdcs-take-us-2-hours-or-more/