Alan H Levine


Arizona State University Tempe, AZ 8/87 - 5/92
MS Geology (1989): Ash-flow Zones of the Bishop Tuff: Detailed Mapping with Landsat TM Data.

University of Delaware Newark, DE 9/81 - 8/86
BS Geology, minor in Computer Science.


Vice President, NMC Community & CTO , The New Media Consortium (NMC). 2/07 - present.
Infuse technology into all NMC programs and services, conduct R&D into new web technologies, provide leadership to NMC Member Organizations and Corporare Partners. Faciliate face to face and online confernce events, as well as research and support for NMC Horizon Report. Reserach and development in Web 2.0 and virtual worlds.

Director, Member & Technology Resources, The New Media Consortium (NMC). 4/06 - 2/07.
Provide service and resources to NMC Members via web tools, resources, communications. Lead technical design and planning for all NMC web resources, including streaming media.

Instructional Technologist. Maricopa Center For Learning & Instruction, Maricopa County Community College District. 7/95 - 4/06.
Lead technology developer for center that supports faculty development to all 10 Maricopa Community Colleges. General evangelist for meaningful uses of technology in learning. Investigates new technologies such as streaming media, RSS, weblogs, wikis, and social software. Developed interactive content and design, plus event services including online event registration for web server since December 1993 at <>

Provides leadership in issues of technology planning and online learning for Ocotillo initiative including planning for major activities such as Ocotillo Retreats, year end events for 80-200+ Maricopa faculty, staff, and administrators. Planned and coordinate faculty development events such as Dialogue Days ( Provide consulting, workshops, and resources for faculty and staff. Awarded 6-month professional Sabbatical (2000) including projects and site visits to Northern Arizona, New Zealand, and Australia.

Interim Director. Maricopa Center For Learning & Instruction, Maricopa County Community College District. 1/95 - 6/95.
In addition to technical duties, provided leadership and budgetary responsibility for center during Director's sabbatical.

Programmer Analyst Instructional Systems. Maricopa Center For Learning & Instruction, Maricopa County Community College District. 5/92-1/95.
Created multimedia learning materials working with faculty from several college sites using HyperCard and Toolbook. Researched and promoted early internet resources, installed experimental Gopher server, and launched the first web server in the Maricopa system (1993). Created Writing HTML tutorial (1994) still in use today.

Experienced in software includes Adobe (PhotoShop, Macromedia (Director, Flash, Breeze) Streaming Media (QuickTime, Real, Windows Media), web design (HTML, CSS, XML, XHTML), programming/scripting (JavaScript, Perl, PHP), database development (mySQL) in Macintosh, Windows, and Unix/Linux environments.


Computer Animation I (ART184AA)
Spring 1997, Fall 1997, Spring 1998 at Scottsdale Community College..

Sample Projects

Web Projects Blog Sites Web Design Exmaples Multimedia

Selected Publications

Virtual Worlds: Inherently Immersive, Highly Social Learning Spaces Laurence F. Johnson and Alan H. Levine, Theory Into Practice, Spring 2008, Volume 47, Number 2.

Regular publication of CogDogBlog instructional technology weblog at (April 2003 - present).

Editor and writer for the Labyrinth-Forum ( internal and web publication (1992-2001), mcli Forum (2001-2005) and (2005-present).

Problem-Based Learning: Engaging Students Actively in Meaningful Learning Maria Harper-Marinick and Alan Levine, NEA Advocate "Thriving in Academe", December 2002,

Invited Presentations / Workshops

Being There in that Unevenly Distributed Future and 50 Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story (May 2008), Invited feature presentation, Maricopa Community Colleges Teaching & Learning with Technology Conference, Mesa, AZ.

50 Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story (February 2008), Northern Voice, Vancouver, BC.

Australian Flexible Learning Framework Speaking Tour (October 2007), Invited speaker, 16 presentations/workshops in 8 capital cities.

Being There: nets, tweets, avatars (May 2007), Invited Keynote, Faculty Academy, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA.

I Didn't Know You Could Do That with Free Web Tools (October 2006) Keynote for the K12 Online Conference

Rip, Mix, Feed - Reloaded: Social Software and Learning (May 2006) A workshop co-presented with Brian Lamb (UBC) for the Northern Arizona University's e-Learning Institute.

Jackalopes, Ocotillos, Learning eXchanges, RSS, and Other Arizona Learning Technology Curiosities (March 2005) presentation for MIT Crosswalk Seminar (Cambridge).

Harry Mudd, Small Pieces, and that Unevenly Distributed Future (April 2005) TCC 2005 Online Conference Keynote Presentation.

New Zealand Presentations / Workshops (November, 2004) Resources and the content itself from 13 presentation workshops delivered to 23 audience groups during my 3 week November 2004 visit to UNITEC AND AUT.

Conference Presentations and Workshops

NMC 2.0 The Content is You! (November 2005) Co-presented with Tom Hapgood, 2006 NMC Fall Regional Conference at Trinity Univeristy, San Antonio Texas.

Podcasting On The Cheap (and Thinking Before You Hit "Record") (April 2006) NMC Online Conference on Personal Broadcasting.

Podcasting, Schmodcasting.... What's All the Hype? (February 2006)

New Learning Technologies Buffet (January 2006)

Beyond the Blog: Ready For Prime Time (January 2006) EDUCAUSE ELI Annual Conference (San Diego) co-presented with Brian Lamb

Collaboration Tools: What's Out There? (August 2005) Seminars in Academic Computing (Aspen) Session co-led with Stephen Downes and Philip Long.

Living @ the Crossroads of IT & ID (July 2005) EDUCAUSE Instructional Technology Leadership Program 2005 (Penn State University).

More Than Cat Diaries: Publishing with Weblogs (June 2005) NMC 2005 Summer Conference (Honolulu).

Maricopa's Ocotillo Evolves Again: 18 Years of Faculty Led Instructional Technology Initiatives Innovations 2005 League For Innovation.

Rip Mix Learn (November 2004) Unitec Symposium: Conversations in Teaching and Learning (Auckland, NZ)

Decentralization of Learning Resources: Syndicating Learning Objects Using RSS, Trackback, and Related Technologies (October 2004) Pre-conference workshop for the EDUCAUSE 2004 Conference (Denver) co-presented with Brian Lamb.

Small Technologies Loosely Joined: Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control (June 2004) co=presented with Brian Lamb and D'Arcy Norman, NMC 2004 Summer Conference (Vancouver).

Publish and Build Communities Around Digital Images (April 2004) TCC Online Conference.

Mysteries Revealed! Inside the Maricopa Learning eXchange (March 2004) NMC 2004 Spring Online Conference.

Maricopa Learning eXchange... Building an Innovation Collection (with a bit of Competition and Bribery) (October 2003), League for Innovation CIT (Milwaukee)

Connecting Learning Objects with RSS, Weblogs, and Trackback (October 2003), co-presented with Brian Lamb and D'Arcy Norman, NMC Online Conference.

Current list of presentations available at