I hope you enjoy this teaser for my presentation next week at the Open Education Conference:

I could not help selecting the D’Arcy Norman Bigger Than Life glare for the freeze frame!

These quotes from colleagues near and far were taken from the 34 longer interviews I collected for Amazing Stories of Openness, and the full stories will be made available after the presentation next Wednesday.

I got the videos in a variety of ways; in person with my Flip Mino (the best quality); Skype video interviews (doh, guess who did not mute his mic and ended up sounding like a wheezing phone pranker), response videos to my YouTube Call for Stories video, ones people just sent me, audio recordings I set to images, even from my little Canon pocket camera at a dark bar in Hawaii with subjects lit by LED flashlight.

I actually did all the edits in a 2 version back copy of iMovie HD (the one before the really bad version)– I have a pretty good technique for lifting out video so I can insert voice overs of screens (and hopefully not too much Kens Burn nausea).

It’s gonna be a fun show! I’ve got a few surprises up my dog collar. I am sure you are not going to miss Open Ed, eh? Go buy a plane ticket and register, willya?

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An early 90s builder of the web and blogging Alan Levine barks at CogDogBlog.com on web storytelling (#ds106 #4life), photography, bending WordPress, and serendipity in the infinite internet river. He thinks it's weird to write about himself in the third person.


  1. Crowdsourcing and tech is fun and gives you lots of ideas 🙂 Enjoy and send my bear hugs to all edupunks present. Take special notice of Carolina R., representing Brazil in the unconference pitch wiki.

  2. Sick. I loved it … so many killer voices and stories! Nice work CogDog … it stands on its own, even without the diagram I was going to draw for you.

  3. Great…now I am even SADDER that I cannot make it OpenEd. Someday…someday.

    Really great teaser. Appreciating your work.

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