UWGB Domains | Fall 2015
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Dr. Rebecca Nesvet’s class
From Kate, to Amber Beardsley: “Since you have about two semesters worth of experience with this, and have set up a subdomain or two I’d like to know if the continued use of your domain is something that you would be interested in, post-graduation? How has your use changed from class to class? Is it mostly a place to store stuff, or is it a way for you reach the public. Did you mostly work within your WordPress Dashboard, or were you navigating through the cPanel?
I’ve really enjoyed my experience with the Domain of One’s Own project. When I first learned that we were going to be making our own websites last semester in Dr. Rybak’s Experimental Lit course, I was very excited because my WordPress and backend website experience up to that point consisted of logging into The Fourth Estate’s website as one of their web editors and uploading and copy-editing articles from the print newspaper. That was valuable, sure, but after a while it really just became a rinse-and-repeat process; I wasn’t creating a whole lot of original content or doing much of the design or anything.
I’m not sure how often I’d use my domain for something other than projects, because I didn’t really touch it over the summer–so I’m not sure if I would personally be interested in keeping it after my time with it expires. That said, I believe that the Domain of One’s Own project is extremely valuable to students because it allows them to get some experience running a website, as well as help them build a public portfolio for potential employers to see.
As for switching some of my posts to private on my most currently-active domain, I simply decided to do that because this domain was copied over from my domain last semester, and I didn’t want to delete the posts (even though they’re still on the domain they were copied from). Switching them to private, I decided, was the smarter choice to make so as to not confuse Dr. Nesvet and other viewers as to what was relevant content and what wasn’t.
I had asked Sarah Miles, my go-to-student cPanel extraordinaire about her experience with cPanel and UWGB Domains:
I truly believe that DoOO could benefit various students for many reasons throughout campus, and it would be great if everyone could be given the opportunity to have their domain. I have talked briefly with a few fellow education students, and they would have loved to have been a part of it.
As to Chalk and Wire, they have done away with it. For education candidates starting in Fall of 2014, Art Lacey created a pdf portfolio, which was intended to offset some of the cost for the new required test, edTPA. HOWEVER, when I met with Jamie Froh-Tyrell regarding my student teaching placement, I inquired as to who actually will be viewing this portfolio that I spent hours and hours working on. The answer was disappointing (no one, pretty much), and her solution was to bring a flash drive to interviews and ask potential employers if they would want to take a look. Well, I am not daft, and I know that no employer is going to spend any amount of my 20-30 minute interview time looking at my portfolio. So I decided to publish it on the web and add the web address to my resume. I think that a lot of education students feel the same way that I did: “The portfolio is a waste of time!” But it doesn’t have to be. I think the only drawback that the education department would have with that is that some students may not want their portfolio to be made public to the entire world.
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