A Domain of One's Own: Take Control of Your Digital Identity!

Tuesday, March 19 | 2:45PM–4:15PM ET | West Prefunction- Poster04
Session Type: Poster Session
Delivery Format: Poster Session
Emerson's College's Domain of One's Own program (DoOO), Emerson.build, provides an authentic web development experience and allows users to take ownership of their digital identities. Our community uses .build for building careers, managing portfolios, learning how to make personal websites, and installing experimental plugins for systems like WordPress and as a site for handling interactive media projects. We will discuss the pros and cons of Emerson.build and address common questions regarding DoOO, such as why we chose this system. We will also share resources about DoOO's philosophy and implementation at other schools, as well as our public documentation.

Outcomes: Define DoOO and contrast it to multisite WordPress installations * Explore the value of open source and true ownership of digital content * Understand challenges inherent in rolling out DoOO * Explore several use cases for DoOO * Get resources describing DoOO, examples of DoOO implementation, and open-source DoOO documentation


  • Adam Engel

    Instructional Technologist, Emerson College
  • Korina Figueroa

    Instructional Developer, Emerson College