This video gave me an idea for a larger series. Here’s the elevator pitch:
I think it would be fun, and even if it never takes off, we at least have a pilot episode. And, in fact, how smart would it be for any university to have an ongoing series in which you reach out to alum and have them talk about their experience after college on video?
Anyway, recent UMW alum and ds106 creative giant Sarah Kountz sat down with me last week to talk about her year abroad teaching English in South Korea. She is far and away one of the most creative and engaged students I’ve had at UMW, and I am not surprised she is have a blast in the classroom. She returns to Korea in mid-August for another year of teaching abroad, and it was a pleasure to catch up with her to get a sense of where she is and where she is going.
What I learned from this episode is there is no reason to push ds106 so hard, it’s the invisible tie that binds regardless. Throughout the episode I was unclear as to whether this was episode 106 of DTLT Today (which would be numerologically significant) or a separate ds106tv show. And while the blurring of the two is understandable, this was not a show about ds106 or DTLKT per se, but one made possible by ds106—and that’s even better. So, it’s a series made for ds106.tv titled “Where are they now?” —and that’s what we need, some daytime programming!