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Cristina Costa has asked me (and I've agreed) to do a presentation on openness in education on the 14th September. I was thinking about this and on doing something that demonstrates the power of openness, when reading through my backlog on Google Reader I came across Alan Levine's presentation on openness at Open Ed. This is a) exactly what I want and b) much better than I'd manage.
So here's my idea: Alan starts up a CogDog Franchise scheme. Franchisees pay him an annual subscription and get to have the CogDog seal (bark?) of approval which means they get to give his presentations (instead of having to you know, create their own), and they are trusted to have sufficient knowledge to answer questions from the audience. Everyone's a winner: franchisees get to give good presentations, the audience gets a quality guarantee, Alan gets to spread the CogDog brand.
And the thing is – I'm only half joking. Sign me up.