• Event Speakers & Itinerary

Martha Burtis, Keynote Speaker


Martha is the Director of the Digital Knowledge Center at the University of Mary Washington. In this role, she oversees a peer tutoring program that offers mentorship and support to students at the University who are engaged in digital projects and assignments.

In 2013, she was part of the team that developed the first, flagship Domain of One’s Own project at UMW. In her current role, she is able to ensure that students at the University are mentored and supported throughout their work in Domains, complementing the faculty partnerships fostered by her colleagues in the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies.

Prior to working as the DKC Director, she served as Special Projects Coordinator in DTLT at UMW, helping design and administer various faculty and student development projects. She has also taught in the department of Computer Science and the American Studies program and currently teaches a first-year seminar on digital identity. She has worked in higher education for over 15 years, previously serving as director of DTLT and as director of Web development at the University of Montana.

As an aside (in the spirit of this conference’s theme), when it comes to music she almost always knows the lyrics but never knows the name of the artist.

Domains 17 Schedule

Monday, June 5th

  • 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM Domains Fair

    Participating universities will set up booths, but this is not a poster session; rather it is intended to be a fun, loud, colorful, and interactive morning session not unlike a Record Fair in which students, faculty, and administrators can engage participants in digital demonstrations of projects happening on their respective campuses.

  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Keynote, Martha Burtis

    Neither Locked Out Nor Locked In: Finding a Path Through Domain of One’s

    Four years into Domain of One’s Own, I wonder if we are at an inflection point, and, if so, what we will do to respond to this moment. At its onset, Domains offered us paths into the Web that seemed to creatively and adequately address a perception that we weren’t fully inhabiting that space. Our students could carve out digital homes for themselves that were free of the walled gardens of the LMS. Our faculty could begin to think of the Web not as a platform for delivering content but as an ecosystem within which their teaching could live and breathe. In doing so, perhaps we would also engage our communities in deeper conversations about what the Web was and how we could become creators rather than merely consumers of that space. But in those four years, as in any four years, our popular culture, our technical affordances, and our political landscape has continued to march forward. How does Domain of One’s Own grow into and with these changes? Where do we take this project from here so that we continue to push the boundaries or our digital experiences? How do we address the ever-looming tension between building something sustainable while also nurturing new growth?

    “I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse perhaps to be locked in”. . .Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own.

  • 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM If bell hooks Made a Learning Management System

    Speakers: Sean Morris, Jesse Stommel

  • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Reclaiming the Web as a Democratic Project: Domain of One’s Own as Transformational Resistance

    Speaker: Lora Taub

  • 1:30PM - 2:30 PM Reclaim Your Dance Party // API + Audio = (beats, visuals, internet, participate)

    Speakers: Grant Potter, Tom Woodward, Brian Lamb

  • 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM Domains Inside the LMS? Bring Your Course Website/Blog Into a Canvas Course To Engage Students

    Speakers: Keegan Long-Wheeler

  • 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM Planning a Future Beyond the LMS: A Distributed Learning System

    Speakers: Tim Klapdor

  • 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM An Annotation-Powered User-Innovation Toolkit For Educational Technologists

    Speaker: Jon Udell

  • 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Domain of One's Own at MSU: Promoting Digital Presence and Public Scholarship

    Speakers: Scott Schopieray, Kristen Mapes, Christopher Long, Stephen Thomas, Leigh Graves Wolf

  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EPortfolios & Digital Identity: Intersection and Collaboration

    Speaker: Kate Farley

  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Highland Haunting: Interactive Student-Created Transmedia Mystery

    Speaker: Mary Kayler

  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Small Steps Go a Long Way: Designing Learnings Tools with WordPress

    Speakers: Tanya Dorey-Elias, Alan Levine

  • 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM The Not-So-Algorithm-Driven Approach to Building Community

    Speaker: Adam Croom

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 'Just Make it Work!' Workflows & Tools to Make You Look (Mostly) Competent When You're One Person Supporting 22,000 WordPress Sites

    Speaker: Tom Woodward

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Archiving Protest: Exploring Domains as a Platform For Sustainable and Collaborative Projects

    Speakers: Jordan Noyes, Lora Taub

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Running Errands for Ideas: Starting a DoOO at a Community College

    Speaker: Jim Luke

  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Digital Security HOWTO: Protect your Data, Communications, and Activities, & Painlessly Integrate Teaching Simple Security Into Classes

    Speakers: Jonathan Poritz & Jonathan Rees

  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM DS106's Indie Waves of Blog Syndication, Daily Creates, & an Open Assignment Bank Are Yours to Rock With as Templated WordPress Themes

    Speaker: Alan Levine

  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Automating Analytics for Your Domains Project

    Speaker: Peter Sentz

  • 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM GRAV and Git: Using a Flat-File CMS For Community How-To Docs

    Speaker: Tim Clarke

  • 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM Remixing and Remastering the DoOO Building Blocks Curricular Modules.

    Speaker: Lee Skallerup

    • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM RSS vs. APIs: A Family Feud?

      Panelists: Tom Woodward, Alan Levine, Martha Burtis, Simon Thompson
      Moderator: Jon Udell

    • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM We're not DoOOMed: From Student Tutor to Instructional Technologist

      Speakers: Jenna Azar, Jess Reingold

    • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Blurring Virtual and Experiential Lines in K-12 for Positive Social Change and Reflective Learning

      Speaker: Tim O’Leary