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Literacies

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Readings

Watters, A. (2015). Claim Your Domain–And Own Your Online Presence (CU Boulder Access). Bloomington, UNITED STATES: Solution Tree Press.

Reingold, J. (2016, September 21). A Brief History of Domain of One’s Own, Part 1. Retrieved September 27, 2018, from http://umwdtlt.com/a-brief-history-of-domain-of-ones-own-part-1/

Burtis, M. (2016). Making and Breaking Domain of One’s Own. Presented at the Digital Pedagogy Lab, University of Mary Washington. Retrieved from https://hybridpedagogy.org/making-breaking-rethinking-web-higher-ed/

 

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About

A Domain of One’s Own (the project upon which Buffscreate is founded) grew out of an initiative started at the University of Mary Washington and was largely spearheaded by Jim Groom, Martha Burtis, and Tim Owens. The initiative is now over ten years old and includes a robust community of institutions and advocates.

At the core, the initiative rests on the belief that there is enormous learning potential in granting individuals ownership of their own domain space and digital identities. Drawing from Virginia Woolf’s notion of a room of one’s own as a necessary construction in order to write and create, the domain is a space through which learners will find “time, creative license, and a space to express oneself freely (Schleef.)”

The initiative also grows from an understanding that in digital spaces we often forfeit our own data, control, and representation to commercial sites. Woolf took issue with social imbalances that disempowered women. Similarly, this initiative works to readjust power and control of commercial sites and institutional structures that limit learners agency and control.

It is a simple project in that it simply grants domains to learners.

It is a complex project in addressing digital and information literacies and ownership of one’s own digital identity.

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