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Ordinary/Amazing Stories of Connection
(Oct 2015) keynote for K12 Online Conference
(Oct 2015) TEDxUSagradoCorazon, San Juan, Puerto Rico
The Open Show: Connected Learning Without Expensive Acronyms
(June 2015), DML Conference, Los Angeles
The BS of Storytelling
(June 2015) keynote for CALI conference, Denver, CO
What The Web!
(March 2015) keynote for TCC 2015 Conference, Honolulu
(Sep-Oct 2014) 7 locations in New Zealand
(July 2014) Arizona K12 Center Camp Plug and Play, Tucson, AZ
Do You Every Wonder What Happened to Wonder?
(Sep 2014) University of Texas Arlington
Doing the Daily Create
(May 2014) Riding the Wave of Change Conference, Gimli Manitoba
Enquire Within Upon Everything: True Stories of the Wondrous Web
(Apr 2014) eLearning Consortium of Colorado
Making / Telling Stories That Matter
(Mar 2014) Skidmore College
Being on of the web
Being on/of the Web
September 29, 2014 •
, Hamilton, New Zealand
October 6, 2014 • The University of Auckland
Audio recording of Shar-E-Fest presentation
(Sept 29, 2014)
Audio recording of University of Auckland presentation
(Oct 6, 2014)
A Victorian era book,"Enquire Within Upon Everything," embodied the best technology of its time to organize, via a crude hypertext system, a collection of knowledge. In the hands of a young boy growing up in the 1960s, the book inspired a spirit of magic, wonder, and the vision of an open portal to the world of information. When that boy grew up, he invented the World Wide Web. Tim Berners-Lee's original vision for the web was it "being so generally used that it became a realistic mirror of the ways in which we work and play and socialize. That was that once the state of our interactions was on line, we could then use computers to help us analyse it, make sense of what we are doing, where we individually fit in, and how we can better work together."
This year marks the 25th year since the web's invention. Like many long road trips one might ask, "Are we there yet?" The merging of this digital space with what we live and do brings new light to the basic question of who our [digital] self is and alters the nature of what we knew once as expertise. While only a one letter difference between prepositions, a vast gulf lies between the concept of information being *on* the web and our ways of thinking being "of" the web. Explore with me through a two decade lens of web "of-ness" the importance of not only web thinking, maker culture, but also the power of sharing our own digital self-narration. And then maybe, we might be almost there yet.
Alan in 1989
Bush and Gorbachev Malta Summit (Dec 2-3, 1989)
TV3 Begins Broadcasting
And the Taranaki Herald, new Zealand's oldest newspaper, publishes its last issue
Winner of New Zealand's best group music award When The Cat's Away - their song Melting Pot
Lost Swedish couple launches biggest land based search
3 men lost at sea aboard the Rose-Noelle survive after 119 days
Paul Holmes first show- confrontational interview with Dennis Conner
One Vague But Exciting Idea
Enquire Within Upon Everything (Project Gutenbuerg)
Tim Berners-Lee's proposal March 1989
The World Wide Web: A very short personal history by Tim Berners-Lee May 7, 1998
Computer Chronicle episode on "What is the Internet" circa 1993
Howard Rheingold explaining community building in The Well people helping each other. "You have to remember that in a democratic society people talking to each other is important; we've lost a lot of that in mass media"
Steve Weinstein of Bellcore Labs describing internet providers as a source of public information "We're interested in making a more effective public communications network. And by public, we mean open to everyone." An interesting idea that the providers of internet service see information as a public good. Think of your cable company today--- same attitude?
NASA's experiments with packet videoconferencing at a data rate of 2 frames per second, extolling the virtue of distance learning and expertise sharing (ahem, MOOCs). "In 3-5 years we expect to put this in every school system in the country."
Development of Mosaic as broadening access to internet. Love the NCSA dude saying "it's not rocket science" with jazz hands.
Carl Malamud inventor of internet radio citing its virtue of allowing the individual to select what they wanted to listen to (precursor to podcasting)-- but the best line "We want to see the Nina Totenbergs of the world showing up on the internet. We also want the individuals of the world being able to publish themselves" -- a total set up for talking about narrating one's work via blogging
Brendan Kehoe answers what is the big deal about the internet.</a> Author of Zen and the Art of the Internet says, "The chief benefit is that it is not owned by one company.... on the internet anyone can put any service on and do anything they want." That is the internet we want, right? maybe ?
Alan's Web Stories
Alan as instructional technologist at Maricopa (1994) mullet and tie
How do you say HTML in Icelandic?
Writing HTML tutorial
Námsefnisgerð í HTML
From .az to .is
The Amazing Unknown Flower Story
Photos of Flowers Tagged Unknown (people will find and comment)
"I suspect it is a ranunculus" (comment on orange flower)
The commenter on my photo was in the room for a workshop I did in Tasmania! (photo)
Most Incredible Example of Serendipity (the story at CogDogRoo)
Show/Narrate Your Work
Jon Udell on narrating our work
Austin Kleon "Show Your Work!"
Blogging as Narrating
Open Digital Storytelling ds106
How to Write up Assignments is about telling the story of how you created things, not just showing what you made
University of Mary Washington providing each student their own domain/web hosting- A Domain of One’s Own
Extending the Idea to other Educators: Reclaim Hosting
True Stories of Open Sharing
No, You Can't Use My Photo for Your Fake Identity, and No, I Can't Prevent It
Identity, Love, and Catfishing by @courosa
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"