1. @liamcaudill

    DS106 Course Advice


    Howdy folks. I’m writing this with 30 minutes to go, so I’ll be brief, but I wanted to share my general advice for the course.

    First off, the work is very reasonable IF you start it at the beginning of the week. Just because it’s an online course, you may …

  2. @liamcaudill

    Final Project


    Well, this couldn’t have been submitted any closer. I’ve been working on this all day today, and all I can say is that I wish I started earlier. Basically, I tried to tell the story of Guts and the Band of the Hawk during the Golden Age (from the manga …

  3. @CadillacezMedia

    The End of the Unexpected Gun (Final Project)


    After gathering evidence about the suspect of Crazy Joe Shooter, Buck had his gun ready as he entered the residence of Crazy Joe, expecting a full blown shootout. But it never came. Crazy Joe wasn’t there like Buck thought he would be, and the place looked like no one had …

  4. @tifamonster

    My Final #ds106 Project


    It’s time. Time for my last and final work of #ds106. For this project, I decided to tell the story of my parents. You can read more about it here. Anyways, short story short, I wanted to introduce them to you all and explain why and how they inspire …

  5. @CadillacezMedia

    Jimbo’s Perspective


    Sitting alone at a nearby pub was Jimbo. Having just had one of the most exhausting days of his life trying to help out Buck with apprehending Crazy Joe Shooter; he needed to have a drink to calm himself down. Then he heard loud shouts and hollering talking about Buck’s …

  6. @aslupek40

    Final Project: Andy the Bank Robber’s Experiences


    My final project is a compilation of five different types of media to give the receiver a close look as to what Andy the Bank Robber’s life was like while he was robbing banks.  This assignment contains seven different assignments two writing assignments, two design assignments, one visual assignment, one …

  7. @aslupek40

    Andy’s Last Minute Monologue


    This Soundcloud Audio is the last recorded thing that Andy the Bank Robber was believed to have said while hiding out from the police before he got shot after his plans in Cheyenne failed.

  8. @aslupek40

    Letter Home to Andy’s Family


    This is a letter that Andy sent home to his family in the hay-day of his gang’s bank robbin’ trip.


    Howdy Luanne,

    My dearest wife, I am hoping this letter finds you well.  I hope the kids are doing fine.  I should be sending some money back home with …

  9. @aslupek40

    Andy’s Diary Entry


    This dairy entry is from the day before Andy was caught in Cheyenne, Wyoming.


    Today is June 22, 1913.

    I have been on the road for the past six months and while out here we have lost a couple guys from our gang at a shootout in Nevada.  It …

  10. @aslupek40

    Andy’s Model T Fords



    This is a sketch made of Andy the Bank Robber’s cars that he drove.  He and his gang drove these types of Model T Fords to make their robberies.  Their cars were enhanced to be high performance to Vis any law enforcement.…

  11. @aslupek40

    Andy’s Wanted Poster



    This is Andy’s wanted poster.  It lets people know what they should be looking for and what their reward will be if they capture him.  A total of $50,000 is a hefty price for those who are capable to capture him.…

  12. @aslupek40

    Andy’s Travel Map



    This is the map that Andy used to plan out his bank robbing trip though the west.  He hit the capitals of almost every state in the West.  The yellow star shows where his trip began, and the red X shows where his trip ended abruptly by getting arrested.…

  13. @lmccuist0

    Dear Future DS106ers…


    As my semester in this class winds down, I think it’s important to go back and reflect. My experience in DS106 was incredibly fun, although I definitely could have done some things differently.

    You can learn a lot in this class, so long as you take the time to sit …

  14. @its_kellbell

    Behind the Scenes: The Murder Most Foul


    I chose to do a little behind the scenes for my final just to discuss how everything was done. I was going to put it in the most with my final, but I thought that would be kinda distracting/annoying. To begin, I first thought of a general story line which …

  15. @chrissy_gaul



    The website is finally done!! Throughout my final project, I used Wix to create my own website. I started with a template that was meant to be used for tennis. I then added many features. The website itself is used as a form of design. Then, I added inspirational quotes …

  16. @its_kellbell

    How Do I DS106?


    So this post is for all the newbies in the new DS106 class or those of you that joined of your own free will. During the course of the semester, these are some things that I learned/ thought everyone would like to know:

    Just because you aren’t very artistic does…
  17. @stherria1

    The Final Heist


    Part 1: The Plan

    If you knew her past, you’d know that this has always been her goal. She enjoyed what she did, but she knew it couldn’t be sustained. Rose was ready. She had assembled her team and had done the research. That’s more than what you can …

  18. @stherria1

    Dear Future Students,

    It’s OK to let your creative side shine a bit, no one is going to judge you! Get your work done in the beginning of the week, or at least slowly work on it throughout the week. There is no way you can produce good work in one day. Yea…
  19. @kelsfords106

    A CAC Story for the Final Week


    For my final project I told the story of the UMW Women’s basketball team’s CAC championship win, a team and win I am fortunate to be a part of. What is special about this final assignment is that I am telling the same story of that day, but through 4 …

DS106 West (UMW Spring 2016)

Blogs for the DS106 (CPSC 106) course at University of Mary Washington taught by Paul Bond.

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  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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