Alan Levine feels weird writing about himself in the third person.
He is recognized for expertise in the application of new technologies to education. A pioneer on the web in the 1990s and an early proponent of blogs and RSS, Alan shares his ideas and discoveries at CogDogBlog. Among his recent interests are new forms of web storytelling (including 50+ Web 2.0 Ways To Tell a Story, pechaflickr, and the StoryBox), as well as leading and teaching the open digital storytelling class, ds106.
He typically fills time consulting with higher educational institutions on digital technologies and the affordances of the open web working with a variety of higher education institutions and organizations such as the Virginia Commonwealth University, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, The Open University, Digital Media Lab, and Mozilla. In addition he develops open web-based tools shared openly on Github. Sometimes people even invite him to visit and keynote and stuff.
Alan's current major project is developing a certification program for Creative Commons. In 2015 and 2016 he developed the platform and faciliated 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 for ov. From October 2014-March 2015 Alan was an Open Learning Fellow at Thompson Rivers University where his portfolio included producing the You Show faculy development series and developing a suite of "SPLOT" tools. He has also served as an instructional technology specialist at the University of Mary Washington, following leadership positions at the New Media Consortium and the Maricopa Community Colleges.
When possible, he enjoys the peace of a little cabin in Strawberry, Arizona. His interests include digital photography, bending WordPress to his whims, and randomly dipping into the infinite rivers of the internet.
He is done talking about himself... but wait, like a Ronco TV commercial, there is more.
Past Work Lives
For all my digital preferences, I do on occasion, move through the publication process.
- Lockridge, R.L., Levine, A and Funes, M 2014. A DS106 Thing Happened on the Way to the 3M Tech Forum. Journal of Interactive Media in Education 2014(2):6, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/jime.ag.
- Levine, Alan, A MOOC or Not a MOOC: ds106 Questions the Form in Krause, S and Lowe, C, ed Invasion of the MOOCs: The Promises and Perils of Massive Open Online Courses (2014). Anderson: Parlor Press, http://www.parlorpress.com/invasion_of_the_moocs.
- Levine, Alan. ds106: Not a Course, Not Like Any MOOC. EDUCAUSE Review, January-February 2013., http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/ds106-not-course-not-any-mooc.
- Levine, Alan. Experiments in Web Storytelling. Journal of Museum Education, Volume 36, Number 3, Fall 2011, pp. 249–260.
- Alexander, Bryan and Levine, Alan. Web 2.0 Storytelling: Emergence of a New Genre. EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 43, no. 6 (November/December 2008), http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/web-20-storytelling-emergence-new-genre.