Domain of One's Own allows students, faculty, and staff to have their own corner of the web. Each domain is unique and students are encouraged to use their domain to build, create, and find their digital identity. Below are four common ways that students use their domain.
Many students use their space on the web to build a professional identity. On their domain they tend to have a portfolio, a resume, links to coursework, and links to different social media accounts such as Twitter and LinkedIn. Some student professional sites have a large amount of content, and some simply act as an online business card.
Students also like to dedicate their domain to showcasing their creativity. Writing, photography, music, fine art, digital art, graphic design, etc. are all portfolio types that students have created using Domain of One's Own. Having a concrete but also dynamic space for your work can help you spread your art across multiple audiences.
Some courses will require or give students the option of creating a digital project. Digital projects can come in multiple forms, such as videos, image galleries, or maps, but more often than not, students create websites for digital projects. Some websites are more text heavy and some are interactive.
In addition to blogging regularly for courses, students tend to choose to also blog about their lives, study abroad trips, internships, and/or their thoughts. On Domain of One's Own we see all kinds of blogs. From written to video blogs, and even blogs with GIFs. Each blog is unique and we encourage students to find their voice.