Showing posts with label Curtis Bonk. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Curtis Bonk. Show all posts

Friday, February 25, 2011

Advice and Instruction for Teaching Online

This is a bit of repost from December. I'm doing this for the great folks who were in attendance at the Alaska's Learning Network's conference/ workshop today. The conference/ workshops were all about using technology to create blended learning environments. I'll be post more about this great organization in a post later tonight.

Curt Bonk is a professor at the Indiana State University School of Education. Professor Bonk has produced a series of 27 videos containing strategies and tips for teaching online. The first video in the series, Planning an Online Course, is embedded below.


And for a text primer on teaching online courses, please see the "teaching online" section of The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

27 Videos About Teaching Online

Curtis Bonk, whose excellent book The World Is Open I reviewed last year, recently released a twenty-seven video series about teaching online courses. The videos were produced by Bonk in collaboration with the Instructional Consulting and IST departments in the School of Education at Indiana University. From planning a course to reducing plagiarism to building learning communities to collaborative projects, the videos cover a wide range of topics related to teaching online.

The videos can be viewed on Curtis Bonk's YouTube channel. You can also view the videos on the Indiana University School of Education V-Portal site where you will find additional supplementary materials. I also encourage you to read Curtis Bonk's blog post announcing the release of these videos.

Below you will see the first video in the series, Planning an Online Course.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Webinar With Curtis Bonk Tonight at 8pm EST

I know this is very late notice, but I just learned about this myself. Tonight at 8pm EST, The Future of Education is hosting a webinar with Professor Curtis Bonk. Bonk is the author of The World Is Opena great book that I've written about in the past. You can read my previous posts here and here. If you can fit it into your schedule tonight, this is a great opportunity to learn about how Web 2.0 is changing education. You can get all of the webinar details here.

FTC Disclosure: I did receive a free copy of Professor Bonk's book "The World Is Open" and a copy of his book "Empowering Online Learning." That said, even if I had paid for the books, I would still be recommending them.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Curt Bonk's Flat Classroom Keynote

I've mentioned how much I like Professor Curtis Bonk's new book The World Is Open a couple of times in the past. You can read those posts here and here. Today, on YouTube I found a video of Curt Bonk in which he gives a quick and entertaining overview of the concepts and people discussed in his book. If you've been considering purchasing his book, watch this video and decide for yourself if you want to read the book. After watching the video I think you will want to read it.


FTC Disclosure: I did receive a free copy of Professor Bonk's book "The World Is Open" and a copy of his book "Empowering Online Learning." That said, even if I had paid for the books, I would still be recommending them.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Training Share and The World Is Open

The World Is Open is an excellent book that I've mentioned in a couple of recent blog post. Friday evening I exchanged emails with the author of The World Is Open, Curtis Bonk. He told me about Training Share which is his website where you can find numerous resources about open education. Prior to the release of The World Is Open, Professor Bonk co-wrote Empowering Online Learning which contains more than 100 activities related to online learning for reading, reflecting, displaying, and doing. All of the resources for Empowering Online Learning can be found on Training Share. To don't need to read the book to benefit from the resource links, but it certainly would help.

I'm roughly 100 pages through The World Is Open and I've thus far found it well written and thought provoking. One of the great things about the book is that you don't have to be "a techy-type" to understand or benefit from the book. In fact, it may be just the book to give to the school administrator in your life that you're trying to convince that open access to the web is a necessary part of education today. If you'd like to read a short "Cliffs Notes" version of the book, read this 20 item list created by Curtis Bonk.