Guess we need to build a dog house in the office

Way back in the olden days of 2004: I was first getting my blogging legs under me. I had returned to UMW as an instructional technology specialist under the inspired leadership of Gardner Campbell. I began to find and connect with other people at other institutions who were doing amazing stuff. And I started to admire them and learn from them.

Somewhere along the way, I stumbled across this guy who blogged a lot and whose alter ego was a dog. He was REALLY smart and talented, and I started to read his blog regularly. At DTLT staff meetings, his name would come up, spoken in tones of admiration.

He was kind of a big deal. In fact, I remember the first time I left a comment on Alan Levine’s blog. (it took me 2 years!!) I felt like I was leaving a comment on a celebrity’s site!

I’ve gotten to know Alan a bit better since then, and I’m pretty sure he’d laugh at my calling him a celebrity. But, truly, within the field we work in, he’s someone whom I admire tremendously.

So, how exciting is it for me and all of us in DTLT that Alan CogDog Levine has come to UMW as an instructional technology specialist?

Looking around the room (which inclues my other amazing colleagues), I feel like we could do just about anything!