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True Stories of Openness

While the Open Education movement focuses on institutional issues, a large ocean exists of powerful individual accomplishments simply from tapping into content that is open for sharing and re-use. As colorful as old covers of "True Comics" magazine, this presentation shares moving, personal stories that would not have been previously possible, enabled by open licensed materials and personal networks. Beyond my own tales, others have been culled from the net, and I ask you to share your own.

While open courseware is important, there is much more that happens to us as individuals as we break old conventions and actually freely share our content online.

I want to help promote the concept of wide open sharing by highlighting examples of True Stories of Openness-- things that people have gained from that were initiated from putting something they made, wrote into the open space of the web, stories of things that would not have ever happened without this space.

What the heck am I talking about? My own examples include ones outlined in Only on the Web:

Talkin' Bout Open (conference teaser)

Enjoy this teaser for my presentation featuring the voices of everyone who shared a story with me:

Talkin' Bout Open from cogdog on Vimeo.

Call for Stories (closed, ya missed the bus!)

This is the Tom Sawyer Fence Painting School of building presentations! I'm looking for your stories to tell to an audience at the August 2009 Open Ed Conference in Vancouver. The call for stories closed July 31, 2009- so if you want to add, the venue still open is to reply below as a YoutTube response video.

How about it? It does not have to be super amazing, it might just be a colleague you discovered via open content, or a project that happened because of commons interests, or maybe something even more amazing.

Pixton Version of this Call For Stories

This wiki is (not yet) a desperate plea for stories for a presentation at the August 2009 Open Education Conference by Alan Levine. The Amazing Stories image was modified from an original January 1935 issue found at the archive from Galactic Central. This page was created on Jun 21, 2009 1:58 am by - cogdog cogdog and has been edited 11 times. The last change was Nov 15, 2012 9:52 pm.