Alan Levine is an innovator in educational technology, currently working as an independent consultant under his firm, CogDog It. His interests include web-based story telling, digital photography, educational technology, blogging, and anything else that involves being creative online. He is widely recognized nationally and internationally for expertise in the application of new technologies to educational environments and was a pioneer on the web going back to 1993. An early proponent of weblogs for information sharing, he shares his ideas and discoveries at CogDogBlog.
His previous position was Vice President Community & CTO for the New Media Consortium (NMC), an international consortium of more than 260 world-class universities, colleges, museums, research centers, and technology companies, dedicated to using new technologies to inspire, energize, stimulate, and support learning and creative expression. In that role, Alan infused the organization with applications of web 2.0 tools, including a new NMC web site as an online community featuring rich media, user-generated content, folksonomy tools, and social presence. He designed web and wiki-based systems for many NMC projects, and was a lead researcher for the NMC’s series of Horizon Reports.