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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
True Stories Open Sharing Sharefest
Alan Levine • cogdogblog.com
September 29, 2014 • Shar-E-Fest 2014, Hamilton, NZ
While the Open Education movement focuses on institutional issues, a large ocean exists of powerful individual accomplishments simply from tapping into content that is open for sharing and re-use. As colorful as old covers of “True Comics” magazine, this presentation shares moving, personal stories that would not have been previously possible, enabled by open licensed materials and personal networks.
We all start out in our educational careers (meaning when we were in kindergarten) knowing intrinsically the value of sharing. Somewhere between there and graduate school, we lose track of this simple concept, be it worrying about intellectual property rights or fearing theft.
The open ecology of the internet can undermine this learned and limiting stinginess. In this session we want to celebrate the True Stories of things that happen to educators when they share something openly on the web. We asked colleagues to share with us a video of their own stories of something surprising, valuable, powerful, or just plain inspiring that happened when that piece of media, that document, that video, that blog post, became valuable to someone they did not know before.
How I feel about arguments over definitions of “open”
In which Google sanctions remixing of YouTube videos w/ attribution
“Openness is an attitude” (Nancy White)
MOOC- every letter is negotiable
Amazing Stories of Openness (Open Education Conference 2009)
Death Valley Photo to cover of German CD
Random Walks in the Southwest (source of sea-level.jpg)
The Sea Level CD Has Arrived
My Dad's Drafting Table
My Dad's Drafting Table on the Cover of Cell Magazine
Create a Realistic Blueprint Image from a 3D Object
Cell, Dec 2013 cover
Amazing Story of Unknown Flower
True Stories of Openness
True Story of Open Sharing by @jessmcculloch I Share Therefore I Go to Hollywood
True Story of Open Sharing by @jonathan_worth From Closed to Open Photographer
True Story of Open Sharing by @fryed Student video Seen Aboard ISS
True Story of Open Sharing by @draggin Sharing Sunflower Seeds and Ideas
Share something and come back with an Amazing Story
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