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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 Openness Yavapai College
True Stories of Openness (Yavapai College)
Alan Levine • cogdogblog.com
May 15, 2013 •
Yavapai College Summer Institute
While the Open Education movement focuses on institutional issues and often the sharing of "things" (content, resources, courses), a large ocean exists of powerful individual accomplishments from the simple act of openly sharing what they create, their ideas, or just themselves. We start our educational careers (e.g. kindergarten) intrinsically knowing the value of sharing. Somewhere between there and graduate school we lose track of this simple concept, be it worrying about intellectual property rights, fearing theft, or just questioning the value of what we do.
The open ecology of the internet can undermine what I think is learned and limiting stinginess. In this session I want celebrate the True Stories of what happens to people when they share something openly on the web. I asked colleagues to share their own stories of something unexpected, valuable, powerful, or just plain inspiring as a result of sharing that piece of media, document, video, blog post, even a single tweet that became valuable to someone they did not know before. I have experienced it first hand for 20 years.
In one of the first stories I gathered, filmed on a windy night outside a conference hotel, at the very end the brilliant Nancy White said, “It is isn’t just about open resources, it’s about open attitudes.”
The power, the strength, the future of the internet as we know it now, depends on this two-way flow. You cannot expect these stories to happen, nor should that be the reason to share. But I can guarantee if you do not share your work or your ideas online,, that you will
experience one of these amazing stories.
Enquire Within Upon Everything (Project Gutenberg)
A Short History of the Web (Tim Berners-Lee)
Reddit makes a picture for Dexter
“Openness is an attitude” (Nancy White)
Amazing Stories of Opennness (Open Education Conference 2009)
Námsefnisgerð í HTML from Writing HTML to Iceland
"Námsefnisgerð í HTML" Translated into Icelandic
From .az to .is (1999 visit to Iceland)
Death Valley Photo to cover of German CD
Random Walks in the Southest (source of sea-level.jpg)
The Sea Level CD Has Arrived
Amazing Story of Unknown Flower
51 True Stories of Openness
True Stories of Openness for Yavapai College
Share something and come back with an Amazing Story
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