One of favourite online learning activities is DS106. I've blogged about it here had have a whole blog where I publish my DS106 learning.
Ds106 is a rather unique experience, it is an undergraduate course at the university of Mary Washington(and other places) on Digital Storytelling but anyone in the world can join in.
Last Autumn I took part in the Headless 13 iteration of DS106, a course without a link to a 'real' class for open online participants only.
I enjoyed the course immensely and was a amazed at the creativity and energy of my fellow participants. At the end of the course one person, Mariana Funes, posted a reflection on the course in 106 bullet points. Mariana was interested in teasing these ideas out a bit more and asked me if I'd be interested in helping out with a podcast and internet radio show. I was delighted.
We are planning 106 episodes, each 15 minutes long, to be broadcast at 8pm on Sunday evenings on DS106 Radio. They will then be archived as a podcast, currently in EDUtalk.
The podcast is called in punning fashion “The Ds106 Good Spell” and we are having a bit of fun around. Imagery, slogans, and audio branding.
The idea of the show is to think about DS106, online learning, creativity and collaboration. Like some of Mariana's bullet points DS106 can, at first, feel a little had to understand from the outside, hopefully we can help decode both bullets and the course in a way that is interesting and informative to others and fun for ourselves.
If 106 episodes are not enough we started with Episode 0 giving some background:
We now have Episode 1 under our belts:
and episode 2 will be broadcast on Sunday 6th April 2014. You can listen live at DS106 Radio and we are archiving the audio on 106 DS106 Bullets page on EDUtalk.