Domain of One’s Own

Understanding Containers with Docker

This year, for my professional development I had my institution purchase Reclaim Hosting’s Educational Technology Subscription. Reclaim Hosting has been doing one flex course per month and this month I participated in their Understanding Containers flex course. This is a little paradoxical, but one of the things I appreciated about this course is that it …

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Crowdsourcing ideas with other Instructional Designers – Digital Flashcards and Flipcards

For the last year, I have been volunteering on the Advisory Council of ID2ID, a collaboration of Penn State and Educause that connects Instructional Designers, and gives us a community to connect, work on projects, or meet people around the globe working in our field. In the Universal Design channel, one Instructional Designer asked about …

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Productive Failure: MathJax and Pressbooks

Depressed musician vintage drawing
As an OER specialist and accessibility advocate, I feel double pressure that when we create openly licensed materials, we have to hold ourselves towards the highest standards of accessibility. That’s not easy when we are talking about STEM, but it’s a responsibility I don’t take lightly. Online, when you have accessible math displayed in a …

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Creating a Community Archive for Domain of One’s Own

Reclaim Hosting has recently hired an Instructional Technologist from one of their Domain of One’s Own Schools. It’s been interesting to watch how an outside organization and frequent collaborator like Reclaim Hosting responds to new ideas and new energy. It will be really interesting to see if the perspective of being a campus lead for …

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Building Collaboration Spaces to Build and Share Interactives

I have been following projects coming out of Canada for years to build and share H5P activities. For those that don’t know, H5P is a program or plugin for multiple web-building products that allow website creators to create interactives. H5P stands for HTML 5 Packet, and this is significant in that H5P is a great …

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Defining our institutional approach to Domain of One’s Own

I’ve started this post a few times, several months apart. This morning, the reason I think I will finally get to publish is a push from the folks at Reclaim Hosting, specifically a blog post by Lauren Hanks. In her post this week, she details visiting Vanderbilt and supporting the Domains initiative of that institution. …

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OpenEd20: SUNY Global Commons: Creating an International Experience in the Time of COVID-19

The SUNY Global Commons was a direct response to the COVID-19 shutdowns during the Spring Semester and Summer of 2020. Across SUNY, many students had planned to travel abroad for the Spring Semester. SUNY OER Services, SUNY Online, and the SUNY Office of Global Affairs collaborated to create this open learning experience. My part in …

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The Semester of Living Dangerously: SUNY Oneonta’s Pandemic Diary Project

Homepage of the Pandemic Diaries Project
One of the thing that I like about having a Domains of One’s Own initiative is that when a project idea comes my way, we can quickly get it off the ground. In March of 2020, when we were just starting to understand the effect the Global Pandemic was going to have on our institution, …

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Leaving AWS Cloud for Reclaim Hosting

For the last 3-4 years, I have been maintaining several developmental servers on the Amazon Cloud. I don’t even remember what my first server was, whether it was a Moodle, a WordPress Blog, or Pressbooks. It’s sometimes interesting that one of the most formative experiences of my career may have been a job that I …

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