Teaching & Learning with/on the Open Web: Exploring the Potential of Domains of One’s Own for We

Daniel Villar-Onrubia, Lauren Heywood

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    Educational institutions running a “Domains of One’s Own” (DoOO) initiative provide their students and staff with the opportunity to have a personal cyberinfrastructure (Campbell, 2009), namely web-hosting space and a domain name (or sub-domain), which they can use to build websites and experiment with a wide range of open source applications for online publishing. The premise underpinning DoOO is that “faculty and students must have a domain and web hosting of their own if they are to truly understand and engage the deeper possibilities of the open web” (Groom, 2013). By doing so, institutions can empower their communities to take more ownership of their online presence and improve their levels of web literacy (Burtis, 2016; Ian O’Byrne and Pytash, 2017). This poster focuses on a DoOO pilot at a university and presents key elements as well as findings of an exploratory study on the experience of lecturers involved in the initiative. The poster offers insights on how these types of initiatives can help learners engage with open learning practices and the skills they can develop through this. References: Burtis, M., 2016. Making and Breaking Domain of One’s Own. Hybrid Pedagogy. Campbell, G., 2009. A Personal Cyberinfrastructure. EDUCAUSE Review 44, 58–59. Groom, J., 2013. A Domain of One’s Own: Jim Groom at TEDx USagradoCorazon. Ian O’Byrne, W., Pytash, K.E., 2017. Becoming Literate Digitally in a Digitally Literate Environment of Their Own. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy 60, 499–504.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    EventOER18: Open to All - Bristol, United Kingdom
    Duration: 18 Apr 201819 Apr 2018


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