A History of ds106

This course began at the University of Mary Washington in Spring of 2010 when Jim Groom re-imagined the way the Computer Science Course in Digital Storytelling, CPSC 106, might be taught. 

ds106 site

Digital Storytelling (also affectionately known as ds106) is an open, online course that happens at various times throughout the year at the University of Mary Washington… but you can join in whenever you like and leave whenever you need. This course is free to anyone who wants to take it, and the only requirements are a real computer, a hardy internet connection, preferably a domain of your own and some commodity web hosting, and all the creativity you can muster.

For Fall 2013, we are running an experimental open version of ds106 where… THERE IS NO TEACHER! What? How is that possible?

Martha Burtis


Alan Levine leads/teaches ds106. 

Camp Magic Macguffin Welcome

For the Summer 2012 version of ds106, Alan Levine and Martha Burtis led a group of campers through 10 week experience at the virtual Camp Magic Macguffin, where some rather, um, expected stories emerged as well as mysteries from Shed #4.

Final Reflection: DS106 (Spring 2012)


doing the wire106:


David Simon et al


part of connected courses


ds106 radio – to take a listen