DS106Radio Summer Camp

DS106Radio Summer Camp

Imagine summer camp, on the radio, connecting with friends old and new as you tell stories around the campfire, reflecting on the year that’s been and learning a whole lot along the way. 

Join us, this August live on DS106 Radio, as we go to camp. Starting on Monday, August 12th, we’ll be taking to the airwaves with live shows featuring edtech storytelling, lively discussions and our year in music. Every day for a week there’ll be live sessions sharing adventures in Higher Education and beyond as we celebrate the end of this academic year and gather our energy for the new term. Jump into the cool, refreshing pool of DS106 inspiration!

Join us as a speaker or a guest DJ live on air, or simply take your headphones, head outside into the sunshine and tune in. It's online conferencing…. but not as you know it. 

DS106 Radio Summer Camp is free to attend for all, and we encourage you to bring a friend! 

Register now.

How to take part

DS106 Radio Summer Camp is designed to free you from your screen and enjoy your summer whilst listening to inspiring stories around our virtual campfire. 

To take part, simply register and look out for the joining instructions the week before the event. During camp week, tune in to DS106 Radio and enjoy. 

Call for Speakers

Submit your idea for a session on the radio now. The Call for Speakers is open. We are excited to hear from you about all things open edtech, stories about how you are reclaiming your digital domain and the trials and tribulations you encountered along the way. 

The themes for the event are: 

  1. Theme 1: Tell the story of your year … in words and/or music. Look back at the last academic year and share your highs and lows, what excited you and your students or colleagues; 
  2. Theme 2: What’s cooking on your campfire?! Pick this theme if you have a tasty (ed) technical innovation to share, lessons learnt or a question for our audience; 
  3. Theme 3: Open and federated! We are on a mission to reclaim our socials, and if you are interested in open or federated communities, networks, newsletters and more, this is your theme; 
  4. Theme 4: Radio ramble. Do you have something to share with the group… or something on your mind that you want to unpick… musings, idle ramblings, poetry slams and walking tours are welcome here. 

It’s free to speak and everyone is welcome. Our schedule for the summer camp includes a number of activities and formats: 

  • Speaker session: an hour of storytelling or interview with one speaker hosted by a moderator from Team Reclaim;
  • Discussion Session: discussion hour with 2-3 contributors talking about a common theme hosted by a moderator from Team Reclaim;  
  • Music + Talk: Guests bring music or make requests, plus chat in an informal format, guest by a guest DJ or a moderator from Team Reclaim; 
  • Open DJs & campfire socials (each day after the end of the formal schedule).

For most sessions, Team Reclaim will act as host and moderator, so all you need to do is to join a call via a conferencing platform. If you are keen to learn more about internet radio broadcasting, let us know when you register!

Submit a session.

Call for volunteer DJs

If you are a regular or occasional DS106 radio DJ and you would like to take part in the radio summer camp, we’d love to have you on board. If you already have a regular slot, we’d love to include it in the summer camp schedule, or, if you prefer, we simply won’t schedule anything at the time so that you can continue your show as usual. 

We’ll have time in the schedule for music and free-style campfire sessions and we’d love for you to play tunes solo or with guests as part of the summer camp. 

Volunteer as a DJ.

A bit about DS106 radio

Internet radio is not a new medium in open and distance education, and during the pandemic saw a resurgence as educators took to the airwaves on grassroots stations such as DS106 Radio.

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.

DS106 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. Since Jim Groom blogged about ds106 as an open and online experiment on December 7, 2010, this site has aggregated and archived 92308 blog posts created by its participants.