Yesterday we held a workshop to introduce Digital Connecticut College. Thanks to everyone who attended!
What is Digital Connecticut College?
Digital Connecticut College provides students, faculty, and staff with the opportunity to register a domain name and create a digital presence through various mediums such as blogs, portfolios, and wikis. You can easily install open source applications such as WordPress, MediaWiki, Drupal, Scalar, and Omeka to your own domain.
Why would I use it?
Although are are the beginning stages of rolling this out to the community, we can share some ways faculty, staff, and students are already using Digital Connecticut College.
- Faculty research website. Use your domain as a space for digital scholarship, or to share your research with a broader community.
- Online annotation of texts. Upload your course material into an interactive site that allows for student comments, discussion, and annotation. CommentPress and hypothes.is are two available options that we can support.
- Collaborative class website. Several courses created a class website, sharing the results of their coursework with a wide audience.
- Weekly writing. Students post reflections based on course readings or films. The site is shared with everyone in the class, and students comment on each other’s posts creating a vibrant online discussion.
- Small group or individual websites. Students can also share their research or a project by creating their own websites.
How do I get started?
Contact Diane Creede, Lyndsay Bratton, or Jessica McCullough to create your domain and get started! If you have an idea, feel free to contact one of us. We can work with anyone regardless of your experience with technology.