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  1. Chalkstar to Rockstar #05 – ds106 Is The 5th Dimension of Teaching and Learning

    chalkstarIn this podcast ds106 open participant Brian Bennett interviews Jim Groom and Alan Levine: Chalkstar to Rockstar #05
    Have you ever taken an online course and wondered if you were really doing work that was worth the effort? How much did you interact with other people in your class? Did you feel alone? Unfortunately, that’s how a lot of online courses tend to be. But not this one. Meet Jim Groom and Alan Levine, two of the minds behind what is now known simply as ds106. In this episode, I talk with Alan and Jim about how ds106 is different from anything you’ve ever heard about. We’ve got open learning platforms, criticisms of MOOCs, and shameless self promotion. You won’t be disappointed.

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The Numbers

The ds106 flow includes syndicated 89513 distributed blog posts created by our participants since December 2010 when Jim Groom blogged the idea of ds106 as an open and online experiment.

Stuff to Try

Assignment Bank

Explore more than 400 800 media assignments created for and by members of ds106. Try one at random or add your own.

The Daily Create

Each day you get a new creative challenge in photo, drawing, audio, video, or writing form, that you can do in 20 minutes or less. Every day since January 8, 2012. Want a taste? Try one at random.

ds106 Radio

Our own open free form internet-based radio station, broadcasting shared music, recordings, cross casts from other stations, as well as live broadcasts from community members. Learn how to tune in and how to grab the mic.

Remix Machine

And now for something completely different! Interpret a random remix of the ds106 assignments. Make a new twist on an existing ds106 assignment.


The best of ds106! A site designed by ds106 students to showcase the works of others. Nominate anyone’s creations in ds106 that inspires you or explore it to become inspired.

DS106 Never Parked

DS106 just keeps going and going… See where it’s been before.

They’re Here… The Open ds106 Course

ds106 poster by Jim Groom

ds106 poster by Jim Groom

Random Sampling the Past ds106 Flow

  1. Travels (and in time)

    Well…as if on cue, mother nature stopped the world  just long enough for me to consider where I am going with this experiment; so here it is (in a round-about way). This Christmas I gave my 81 year-old father a computer. In the space of 3 weeks he is “surfing the net” as he says, on email, and ...
  2. Best of College

    --Originally published at Digital Storytelling Blog
    This video project was fairly easy. I found my favorite images from college so far and added them to an album. I added the entire album to iMovie and made sure all of the transitions were smooth and the images fit to the screen. Lastly, I added a song I had downloaded on my computer […]
  3. Places of Peace

    --Originally published at Journey of Creativity
    The first visual assignment that I have decided to do is ‘Places of Peace’. I downloaded and captured pictures of places where I feel relaxed and at peace. The first picture is of the library where I like doing all my homework or read books without any disturbance. The second picture is of Starbucks. This …

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