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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
Do You Ever Wonder Whatever Happened to Wonder?
September 15, 2014 • University of Texas Arlington LINK Research Lab
In another era a book called "Enquire Within Upon Everything" embodied the best technology 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."
As a space of both discovered and undiscovered potential, the web at this moment beckons as a seemingly infinite place where we ought to revel with that same sense of wonder. Our educational careers begin in kindergarten, where we instinctually know the value of sharing and fear not what we don't know. Somewhere between there and graduate school, we lose track of wonder, worrying more about about theft of intellectual property or questioning the value of what we do. The ecology of an Enquire Within Upon Everything open web undermines this attitude and rekindle that sense of wonder. It's all about creating more potential serendipity. Let's celebrate stories of what happens when educators share something openly on the web.
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Alan in 1989
Bush and Gorbachev Malta Summit (Dec 2-3, 1989)
Loma Prieta Earthquake (Oct 17, 1989)
Super Bowl XXIII San Francisco 49ers 20 vs. Cincinnati Bengals 16 Sunday, January 22, 1989
1989 World Series (4-0): Oakland Athletics (99-63) over San Francisco Giants (92-70)
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
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
My Dad's Drafting Table on the Cover of Cell Magazine
Create a Realistic Blueprint Image From a 3D Object
Cell Magazine Cover
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)
Jin Udell on narrating our work
Austin Kleon "Show Your Work!"
Nancy White said "It's About Open Attitudes"
David Wiley "Openness facilitates the unexpected"
Amazing Stories of Openness: Open Ed 2009
True Stories of Openness
True Story of Open Sharing by Jess Mcculloch "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 Donna Fry "Student video Seen Aboard ISS by Commander Hadfield"
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"