Looks like Martha Burtis and I are hometown heroes thanks to ds106. Reporter Lindley Estes of the Free Lance-Star published an edited version of a post from yesterday’s UMW Newsletter EagleEye announcing ds106 as one of five winners of the Reclaim Open Learning contest. When I look at the other amazing projects that ds106 sits alongside of it gets me really excited. I’m really proud of the work we do at DTLT, and recognition that not only connects UMW to think tanks like MIT’s Media Lab and UC Irvine’s DML Research Hub, but also to our local community is the best of both worlds. UMW is world class in a local kinda way!
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