A special edition of the ds106 show (the weekly live broadcast all about Digital Storytelling and ds106) takes place Tuesday, April 16 as a keynote session for the 2013 TCC Online Conference. The folks down in the basement have been working feverishly to produce the new promo spot for this sessions:
This is pretty much the same format as our other show intros, except this one has a nice section of videos of UMW students over the last year talking about their ds106 experience. It ranges from Cat Breading to “I love my blog!”
The ad copy for the show reads:
Dim the lights, cue the music, roll the open credits”¦ but the ds106 show is not one where the audience just sits quietly in their seats. You will not only learn how this open online course in digital storytelling works, but have a chance to try a few of the creative challenges and assignments we give to our students.
Digital storytelling 106 (ds106) offers a versatile opportunity to create a learning community. This open online course in digital storytelling is part of a networked architecture built of participants’ own blogs to which our web site subscribes and shares back content published by individuals. Special features of ds106 include an open assignment bank that participants populate, a daily creative challenge, and even its own internet-based radio station. You can tune in to the show at any time; we are located at http://ds106.us/ on your Internet dial.
And as reported earlier, Marketing has been busy pasting the posters all over town.
Yes, it will be outrageous.
All that is left to do is to check the chainsaws for fuel, make sure the dancing bears are well fed, and that the choir has been saving their voices.
Maybe the craziest thing is my organizational plan, and unheralded level of pre-work, including the first use ever conference presentation planning use of Post-It notes: