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 Community and CTO. The New Media Consortium (NMC). 4/06 - present.
Provide service and resources to NMC Members (more than 230 universities, colleges, and museums) via web tools, resources, communications. Lead technical design and planning for all NMC web resources, including streaming media. Facilitate face to face and online conference events, as well as research and support for NMC Horizon Report. Research and development in Web 2.0 and virtual worlds.

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. Beta tester for first version of Macromedia Shockwave (1995), Macromedia Director 7.0 (1999), Groove 3D (1999).


Computer Animation I (ART184AA)
Spring 1997, Fall 1997, Spring 1998 at Scottsdale Community College. CD-ROM available of class materials/lessons developed and student projects.

Sample Projects


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,

randomAlan columns (1998-2000) published online by the Director-Online User Group

Levine, A. (1997) Not Under Construction, Under Evolution!, The Journal of Electronic Publishing, December 1997.

Levine, A. (1997) "Support for Multimedia Development", The EDUTECH Report May 1997, 11 (2): 6-7.

Invited Presentations / Workshops

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.

MaxFlexLearnTech- Maximizing Flexible Learning and Technology (June 2001) Flexible Learning Leaders induction workshop.

Conference Presentations and Workshops

Current list of presentations available at

NMC 2.0 The Content is You! (November 2005) Co-presented with Tom Hapgood, 2006 NMC Fall Regional Conference at Trinity University, 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 20004) 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.

Earlier presentations listed at