1. @Logan P

    Affinity Space Project

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    Hi everyone! I have completed my affinity space project for INTE 5320. What an amazing experience!

    I put together a presentation on participating in an affinity space–the Unity Community Forums–using Camtasia Studio 9 (a free trial from TechSmith), and my video includes interactive elements that wouldn’t work on YouTube, so …

  2. @Logan P

    Twitter Chat #2

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    My second experience with a Twitter chat went better than first—even though it took place only a few minutes after the first ended! This Twitter chat was based around the hashtag #XPLAP (which stands for Explore Like a Pirate, and comes from the title of a book about game-based learning …

  3. @Logan P

    Twitter Chat #1

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    The very first Twitter chat I ever even saw was the Twitter chat for #edtechbridge. I ran across it while planning to participate in a different Twitter chat for my INTE 5320 class (that second Twitter chat will be the subject of my second of these posts reviewing Twitter chats), …

  4. @Logan P

    Scholarly Critique #6

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    I read the article “Can the professor come out and play? Establishing critical gaming group for faculty” by Trent Hergenrader. The article is a companion piece of sorts to one I’d read previously (they occur at the same university), and this article focuses on the author’s proposed plan to create …

  5. @Logan P

    Affinity Space

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    My thoughts on the Unity user community forums have deepened since my last post. I’ve been doing a great deal of reflection upon my observations and interactions throughout the space, and I ultimately feel a strongly positive-leaning attitude toward it. What’s really started to become clear to me is just …

  6. @Logan P

    Video Game Journal

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    These last few weeks, I’ve been playing the excellent Mass Effect: Andromeda. I unabashedly loved the other games in the Mass Effect series, and I’ve been looking forward to this game for almost five years now. My opinion heading into the game is probably already quite apparent. Andromeda is a …

Western 106


An open ds106 experience built around a genre of Westerns. Get yer blog and ride with us! Not a course, it's... something else.

For a structured approach, follow the UMW Spring 2016 course taught by Paul Bond or the always available Open DS106

Western106 is still a happening thing! We got High Noon Radio Show going. And whatever else y'all invent.

Assignments from UMW DS106

  1. Week 14: Happy Trails

    by John Starr, from Rangers Comics #54 http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/index.php?dlid=418

    So here we are in the last weeks of the semester, about to ride off in the sunset of Western106. It’s been a great ride, and everyone should be proud of all the work they’ve done. I really appreciate the consistent creative …

  2. Week 13: The Wild Wild Web

    4/8/16 – 4/15/16

    For this week’s adventure, we’re going to play with web storytelling. This should be fun. I am going to quote extensively from the Open ds106 Course:

    In this unit we move to a different kind of storytelling, one that uses the space of existing web sites …

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