Spiderweb by Demi Kwant

Empowering a University Community with its own Web Domains

How can a university give members of its community the tools to develop their own digital identities? Adam Croom, Director of Digital Learning at the University of Oklahoma (OU)’s Center for Teaching Excellence, was recently interviewed on the #OfTechAndLearning podcast about the OU Create project, which “offers students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to build and maintain a digital identity by facilitating both the registration of web domains (.com, .org, .net)…and easy installation of popular open-source applications such as WordPress, MediaWiki, Drupal, and Omeka. In providing users with access to these tools, Create aims to empower all members of the OU community to craft and control their digital narrative through the use of blogs, portfolios, wikis, and more.”

In the interview, Croom talks about the members of the OU community that have created their own domains on OU Create, from individual portfolios, to course blogs, to sites for research group. OU even highlights some of the most interesting activity in OU Create on the blog This Week on OU Create.

The 38-minute interview is embedded below, or available directly on Soundcloud.