Director of Global Community
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Alan Levine is recognized for applying technologies for creativity, learning, and professional development. A pioneer on the web since the early 1990s, Alan shares his ideas and discoveries at CogDogBlog.com. Among his interests are openness and sharing, strategies for connected learning, building tools for attribution, exploring new forms of web storytelling including 50+ Web 2.0 Ways To Tell a Story, pechaflickr, teaching and building sites for courses and projects like ds106, Networked Narratives, Ontario Extend, and unleashing WordPress based tools with the vague name of “SPLOT”.
He typically consults on digital technologies and the affordances of the open web, working with a variety of higher education institutions and organizations such as Open Education Global, BCCampus, EduHack, eCampus Ontario, Coventry University, the University of Guadalajara, Creative Commons, Virginia Commonwealth University, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, The Open University, Digital Media Hub, and Mozilla. Additionally, he develops open web-based tools shared openly on Github. Some people have invited him to visit to do keynotes and workshops.
Alan’s recent work include designing member interaction strategies for Open Education Global, supporting BCCampus projects in Open Homework systems, facilitating/encouraging faculty participating in the eCampus Ontario Extend project, creating a leadership development site and online trainings for BC Corrections, building and co-leading the Mural UDG project, and co-teaching Networked Narrative courses at Kean University. He developed the platform and facilitated activities (on-site and online) for the UDG Agora Project, a faculty development effort for almost 400 professors at the University of Guadalajara managed by the Justice Institute for British Columbia. Alan was an Open Learning Fellow at Thompson Rivers University where his portfolio included producing the You Show faculty development series and developing the suite of “SPLOT” tools. He has also been an instructional technology specialist at the University of Mary Washington (2012) following leadership positions at the New Media Consortium (2006-2011) and the Maricopa Community Colleges (1992-2006).
Alan’s interests include digital photography, bending WordPress to his whims, and randomly dipping into the infinite rivers of the internet for regular doses of web serendipity.