Dr. Bonk's Keynotes in Corporate, Higher Ed, K-12, and More...

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Testimonials and Reviews of Dr. Bonk's Workshops and Keynote Presentations

Curt Bonk’s most recent talks include: Flipping the Classroom; Education 3.0; Self-Publishing Books, Slaying “I” Monsters; Living in Tech City; Learning is Changing; etc.
Recent Research Talks:
  1. “A Mixed Methods look at Self-Directed Online Learning: MOOCs, Open Education, and Beyond”

Recent Emerging Scholar Talks:
  1. “Sharing Experiences of Simultaneous Open Access (Free) and Low Cost Book Publishing in Amazon CreateSpace”
  2. “Slaying “I” Monsters: The Pros and Cons of Using SSCI as a Benchmark of Productivity”

Recent Keynote Talks:
  1. “Education 3.0: My, Our Learning World is Changing!”
  2. “Engage, Number One: This is the Next Generation”
  3. “I am Not Content: The Future of Education Must Come Today”
  4. “Learning is Changing: MOOCs, The Open World, and Beyond”
  5. “MOOCs, Motivation, and the Mass Movement to Open Education”
  6. “My Our Learning World has Changed: Now WE-ALL-LEARN with R2D2 and Beyond”
  7. “Sharing Experiences of Simultaneous Open Access (Free) and Low Cost Book Publishing in Amazon CreateSpace”
  8. “Stretching the Edges of Technology-Enhanced Training: From Tinkering to Tottering to Totally Extreme Learning”
  9. “Taking Leadership in Mystery of MOOCs and the Mass Movement toward Open Education”
  10. “The Flat World has Swung Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education”

Recent Workshops, Masterclass Talks, and Conference Breakouts:
  1. “100+ Hyper-Engaging Lecture Ideas For Any Class Size: Low-Risk, Low-Cost, Low Time”
  2. “Accessing Open Access Educational Resources: Augmenting and Accelerating the Apprenticeship Process”
  3. “Adding Some TEC-VARIETY for Online Motivation and Retention”
  4. “Addressing Diverse Online Learner Needs and Motivation with the Read, Reflect, Display, and Do (R2D2) and TEC-VARIETY Models”
  5. “An Eight-Part Masterclass on Online Teaching and Learning: Sampling across a Scrumptious Smorgasbord”
  6. “Are You Flipping Out or Flipping In?: The How’s, Why’s, and What’s of the Flipped Classroom Model”
  7. “Best Practices for Online and Blended Learning: Introducing the R2D2 and TEC-VARIETY Models”
  8. “Blended Learning A to Z: Myths, Models, and Moments of Magic”
  9. “From R2D2 to the Matrix: A Galaxy of Online Learning Style, Motivational, Blended Learning, and Learner-Centered Examples”
  10. “Living in Tech City: 50+ Technology Trends and Innovations Transforming Workplace Learning, Education, and Our Lives”
  11. “Sharing Experiences of Simultaneous Open Access (Free) and Low Cost Book Publishing in Amazon CreateSpace”
  12. “The Rise of Shared Online Video, the Fall of Traditional Learning”

One Time Talks:
  1. “How Charles Wedemeyer Opened Our World and Changed My Life”

Masterclass Options:

Eight-Part Masterclass for Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning: Sampling across a Scrumptious Smorgasbord (select any or all parts, as needed)

Curt Bonk Abstract: Are you a sampler? Do you like a good buffet? Are you a multi-tasker? If you are, in this series of mini-sessions (or extended workshop), Curt Bonk will present many of his most popular talks and topics. It is a best of the best session. An “all you can eat” buffet. If you have attended one or more of his talks in the past, consider them prequels to what you will learn here. With his trusty R2D2 model in hand along with a tad bit of TEC-VARIETY, he boldly takes workshop participants to places that they have never encountered before.

While not light speed or warp power, each leg of this journey is a mere 30-60 minutes long followed by hands-on activities or question and answer sessions or both. Those attending can quickly and thoughtfully move from Jedi Initiate or Youngling to Padawan to a true Jedi Knight in this increasingly blended and fully online learning world. If you sign up for this mission, you will encounter beings in virtual, collaborative, interactive, ubiquitous, and highly mobile worlds. Web conferencing and other technologies combined with a set of previously mysterious pedagogical forces will take you to new instructional places and civilizations around the planet. When your mission is completed, you will be better prepared to seek out new forms of life in your classroom. May you boldly go where no online instructors and students have gone before. Engage #1!

Jedi Master Training (Part 0.0): In this Super Masterclass, Dr. Curtis J. Bonk will detail dozens of ways to engage this new generation of learners using his popular TEC-VARIETY and R2D2 models.

Jedi Trainee as a “Padawan” (Parts 1-4): In the first part, Curt Bonk will walk you through the flipped classroom model and some of the history leading to flipped classroom models of learning. As he will note throughout the session, flipped classrooms can provide benifits in terms of infrastructure, time, pedagogy, and learning. Of course, baby steps are sometimes needed. Several examples of flipped classrooms will be provided along with a series of guidelines on use. Dr. Bonk will address the how’s, why’s, and what’s of the flipped classroom in Part I of this workshop. As many instructors and students realize, the flipped classroom model is really talking off today. In Part II, Bonk will explain how to use such free video in face-to-face, blended, and online courses from a student-centered as well as an instructor-centered perspective. But perhaps you want to address student motivation and retention in other ways, not just with video. You are in luck. In Part III, Bonk will lays out many options for you with his famed TEC-VARIETY model. Importantly, each letter of the model stands for one or more key motivational principles. After that, Bonk will provide dozens of examples of how to use his popular Read, Reflect, Display, and Do (R2D2) technique for addressing online learning styles and the diverse learners of this world. From Bonk’s experience, all Jedi Knights need assistance from R2D2. When Part IV is complete, you all become Jedi Knights of the online learning world.

Jedi Knight Professional Development (Parts 5-8): Before departing for another galaxy, there are four more possible destinations. Bonk will bring you back to base camp with general ideas for mixing many of the ideas above together. This remixing or blending of ingredients is Part V. During this segment, he will document a few blended learning models and approaches and then outline a dozen or so common problems and then detail several blended learning solutions for each one. Those wanting ideas for active and collaborative learning, critical thinking, creative thinking, and motivation for any type of teaching situation, there is more...there is always more. He does that in Part VI with a sampling of low risk, low cost, low time activities as well as those further out on the edges of the risk continuum. Part VII is Dr. Bonk’s newest addition to the Masterclass. It is about the use of Web conferencing and videoconferencing to bring in outside guests and experts to help apprenticeship learners into exciting topics and cutting edge ideas. Bonk speaks from much experience in bringing in experts from around the planet in his own classes. Finally, in Part VIII, Professor Bonk details the possibilities in the wonderful world of MOOCs (i.e., massive open online courses). This includes an overview of the news and leadership principles related to MOOCs as well as the types of MOOCs, MOOC business plans, and tips and advice related to creating or teaching a MOOC.

These Masterclass workshops are really the best of the best. Check out this scrumptious smorgasbord of online delights. Pick whatever masterclass sessions appeal to you and get ready for some power-packed sessions. May the force be with you!

Super Masterclass 0.0: Engage, Number One: This is the Next Generation
Masterclass Part 1: Are You Flipping Out or Flipping In?: The How’s, Why’s, and What’s of the Flipped Classroom Model
Masterclass Part 2: The Rise of Shared Online Video: The Fall of Traditional Instruction
Masterclass Part 3: Adding Some TEC-VARIETY for Online Motivation and Retention
Masterclass Part 4: Where are You R2D2? Addressing Learning Styles and Diverse Learners with the Read, Reflect, Display, and Do Model
Masterclass Part 5: Blended Learning A to Z: Myths, Models, and Moments of Magic
Masterclass Part 6: Hyper-Engaging Instructional Strategies for Any Class Size: Critical, Creative, Collaborative
Masterclass Part 7: Accessing Open Access Educational Resources: Augmenting and Accelerating the Apprenticeship Process
Masterclass Part 8: Taking Leadership in Mystery of MOOCs and the Mass Movement toward Open Education

Super Masterclass 0.0: Engage, Number One: This is the Next Generation
oe_bonk.gif Abstract: With his now famous directive, “Engage, Number One,” Jean-Luc Picard reminded us in nearly every episode of Star Trek Next Generation of the need to engage. The problem is that engagement has not been the number one concern of educators; instead, the top concern is survival. The result is that learners are too often bored with course resources and requirements. However, it is clear that they no longer are willing to look the other way as they might have in the early days of the Web. This next generation of learners is different. They want to be empowered. They seek learning innovation and variety. As such, they yearn for interaction, autonomy, and choice. They also long to “do” or produce something. Gone are the days of read and respond. It is the age of “try it out” and make a contribution. What to do? Well, blended learning might be the solution for many instructors since it eases them into the possibilities of online technology. For others, the key to success will be different critical and creative thinking activities. Still others will focus on motivational activities filled with feedback, relevancy, goal setting, and student choice. Using his popular TEC-VARIETY and R2D2 models, Curt Bonk will detail dozens of ways to motivate and engage learners, while fostering critical and creative thinking in highly engaging, generative environments. Attend this talk and become hyper-engaged yourself! When done, learning engagement will truly be Number One again.

Masterclass Part 1: Are You Flipping Out or Flipping In?: The How’s, Why’s, and What’s of the Flipped Classroom Model
Abstract: There is an intense movement today toward the notion of a flipped classroom. Budgets, technology development, media hype, free and open educational resources, and advances in learning theories have all accelerated the experimentation with the flipped classroom model. Yet, there remains much debate and resistance. And there is also much confusion about what it means; many educators, in fact, are flipping out over all the changes and expectations. In this session, Curt Bonk will address these issues by reviewing some of the history leading to flipped classroom models of learning. He will then document the benefits of flipped classrooms in terms of infrastructure, time, pedagogy, and learning. In addition, several examples of flipped classrooms will be provided along with a series of guidelines on use. Across this session, many of the how’s, why’s, and what’s of the flipped classroom will be discussed. In the end, instructors will begin to envision their own flipped classroom possibilities. Instead of flipping out, they will be flipping in.

Special Note: For those who are not yet ready to flip but want to explore the use of shared online video in the class, at the end of this talk, Curt Bonk will also offer some simple ways to use shared online video (e.g., TED talks, YouTube edu, CNN, the BBC, Google, Academic Earth, Fora TV) from both an instructor as well as a student perspective. He will also offer some tips and guidelines for the effective use of shared online video. Of course, there are videos appearing in the news each afternoon and evening which can serve to anchor one’s instruction and explain key concepts the following day in class. All of these exist for free and at a moment’s click. Importantly, there are many ways to use them for interactive, collaborative, and engaging instruction.

Masterclass Part 2: The Rise of Shared Online Video, the Fall of Traditional Learning
3D_anatomyAbstract: Hundreds of technologies exist for improving teaching and learning. There is one technology today that offers unique and inexpensive ways to change education and training across all sectors; namely, shared online video. There are video explanations, demonstrations, scenarios, documentaries, and lectures. Of course, there are videos appearing in the news each afternoon and evening which can serve to anchor one’s instruction and explain key concepts the following day in class. They come from places like NASA TV, Link TV, YouTube edu, CNN, the BBC, Google, TeacherTube, Academic Earth, Fora TV, etc. All of these exist for free and at a moment’s click. Importantly, there are many ways to use them for interactive, collaborative, and engaging instruction far beyond the talking heads of yesteryear. If you cannot find any, why then, just ask your students to produce them. It is time to create innovative courses which utilize open educational content related to images, animations, and shared online video content. As this happens, traditional forms of education will be challenged. To cope with these fast-changing times, Curt Bonk will offer 10 ways to use shared online video from an instructor-centered point of view as well as 10 ideas from a student-centered perspective. Curt Bonk will also offer a series of tips and guidelines for effective use of shared online video in the classroom.

Masterclass Part 3. Adding Some TEC-VARIETY for Online Motivation and Retention
Abstract: Abstract: Everyone is talking about the need to motivate and engage students. This is true in face-to-face classrooms and is even more true in online environments. Many students are unhappy due to bland online content and unimaginative activities. It is too lock-step and mechanized. There is no room for flexibility, choice, and creativity. Many others are bored since the course does not utilize current technologies. They love their smartphones, tablets, and other wireless and mobile technologies and want their instructors to utilize them. Some feel that the instructors have not addressed their preferred learning approaches. They want hands-on activities where they produce something meaningful as well as time to explore the resources they find the Web. All these people tend to simply want more variety, or more specifically, they want ‘TEC-VARIETY’. To simplify Web-based learning possibilities, each letter of the TEC-VARIETY model stands for a well-known motivational principle, including:
(1) Tone or climate,
(2) Encouragement or feedback,
(3) Curiosity,
(4) Variety,
(5) Autonomy or choice,
(6) Relevance and meaningfulness,
(7) Interactivity and collaboration,
(8) Engagement,
(9) Tension, and
(10) Yielding products and goal setting.

During this talk, Dr. Bonk will outline dozens of active learning ideas and solutions that motivate students and creatively engage them in deeper learning experiences. It is time to break out of boring online approaches with a bit of TEC-VARIETY!!!

Special Note: Everyone in this session will get free access to Curt Bonk’s new e-book ”Adding Some TEC-VARIETY: 100+ Activities for Motivating and Retaining Learners Online“ during this session.

Masterclass Part 4: Where are You R2D2?: Addressing Diverse Online Learner Needs with the Read, Reflect, Display, and Do Model
Abstract: Instructors, staff, and administrators are frustrated trying to keep up with the never ending parade of new learning technologies. So many choices! Then there are complaints that few instructors were trained on how to develop highly interactive and collaborative online activities and environments. Instructors are once again told that students will quickly complain about their classes if they do not address their learning preferences or appropriately use the technologies that they have access to outside of school. Time to pull the hair out? Not yet. There is hope. An innovative model called Read, Reflect, Display, and Do (R2D2) is detailed in Curt Bonk’s book, “Empowering Online Learning: 100 Activities for Reading, Reflecting, Displaying, and Doing.” In this talk, Bonk will detail dozens of examples and ways to use R2D2 make your use of technology more engaging, empowering, and exciting. Perhaps it is time for you to taken an adventure to a new learning galaxy where you find R2D2 and begin using technology to address the diverse learners you find there.

Special Note: Chapter 1 is available with permission of the publisher at http://www.publicationshare.com/pdfs/Chapter-1-of-R2D2-100-activities-Book-by-Bonk-and-Zhang.pdf.

Masterclass Part 5: Blended Learning A to Z: Myths, Models, and Moments of Magic
Abstract: Instructors throughout the world are seeking to integrate technology in effective and creative ways. Not surprisingly, many are turning to the notion of blended learning. There is both extensive confusion and much optimism about blended learning due to multiple blended learning definitions and approaches. Some might blend to take advantage of face-to-face and virtual learning opportunities. Others might blend to combine synchronous and asynchronous technologies to best meet student needs. In fact, it seems every institution and organization has its own definition or model of blended learning. To make sense of the possibilities, Dr. Bonk will lay out several different models and definitions of blended learning as well as the advantages and disadvantages of blended learning. Importantly, the session will detail different instructional problems and blended learning solutions addressing a wide range of disciplines, age levels, and learner needs. Many of the ideas will come from Dr. Bonk’s book, “The Handbook of Blended learning: Global Perspectives, Local Designs.”

Special Note: The first and last chapters of Curt Bonk’s Handbook of Blended Learning are available at PublicationShare.com.

Masterclass Part 6: Hyper-Engaging Instructional Strategies for Any Class Size: Critical, Creative, Collaborative
Abstract: Are you bored with your teaching? Are your students? Are students dropping out like flies or wishing they could? Do you feel that new approaches simply take too much time or are too risky? Do you lack funding for mass structural changes? In this talk, Dr. Bonk provides dozens of ways to liven up your lectures and get your students involved and engaged in learning. There will be dozens of methods that you can use to motivate and engage your students in their learning. Many of ideas will relate to reflective writing, idea analysis, and critical thinking. Others will involve the creative generation of ideas. Still others will foster a sense of teamwork and final product. While some of the strategies will be very teacher-centered, others will give students more ownership and control of the curriculum. Importantly, each strategy will be laid out in a step-by-step approach. In addition, Dr. Bonk will describe these activities in terms of the degree of risk, time, and cost and he will offer his advice for getting started with these tools and techniques. Attend this session and become hyper-engaged yourself!

Masterclass Part 7: Accessing Open Access Educational Resources: Augmenting and Accelerating the Apprenticeship Process
oe_bonk.gif Abstract: Learning in any discipline is an apprenticeship process. In the not-too-distant past, this apprenticeship between the experts and novices primarily took place through books, classroom lectures, and an occasional internship or field placement. It was too often a unidirectional process from instructor and course to students. Today, open educational resources shift the role of instructor from content provider to resource curator or cultivator, learning concierge, and social network coordinator. When effectively designed, learners can explore and debate unique sets of online resources mined, filtered, and nominated by various instructors and prior students of a course. They can also meet well known authorities around the world as well as students enrolled in related courses in other universities and countries. Such individuals can appear with barely a moment’s notice using Web conferencing like Google Hangouts or Skype. Interactions with outside experts and peers can excite your learners into current trends, tools, and resources valued and used by others. Learners, in turn, grasp new perspectives and become more sensitive to how particularly content, ideas, and theories are actually applied in different cultures. Instructors can also anchor their lectures or reading assignments with video explanations, demonstrations, scenarios, documentaries, and speeches from these experts using existing videos found at places like TED, MIT World, Big Think, SciVee, BBC Learning, PBS Video, among hundreds of other sites. Such open access videos not only supplement course content but can make researchers, theorists, politicians, artists, and adventurers come to life. As this occurs, the instructor role shifts to one of learning concierge and course curator who continually augments and expands the course with open access content and course activities in an accelerating apprenticeship process.

Masterclass Part 8: Taking Leadership in Mystery of MOOCs and the Mass Movement toward Open Education
Abstract: Open education was often laughed at or ignored until the emergence of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) with their tens--or even hundreds--of thousands of learners in a single course. Given the mass success of Stanford courses topping 100,000 each and startups like Udacity and Coursera as well as the announcement of edX (from Harvard and MIT), we can no longer look the other way. Still, many questions about MOOCs and other forms of open education remain, such as those related to infrastructure, marketing, pedagogy, and assessment, to name a few. Just how does an instructor or trainer keep thousands of students motivated and involved in such a course? And what are the more promising business models? In this talk, Curt Bonk will detail a series of interesting recent reports and announcements related to MOOCs. He will frame the news from the standpoint of leadership in this fast emerging, yet highly murky field. Next, Dr. Bonk will describe more than a dozen different types of MOOC options as well as a range of business plans related to MOOCs. He will then detail his experiences in teaching a MOOC and offer guidelines for others hoping to create a highly engaging MOOC-based learning environment. In the end, MOOCs and mass movement to open education will hopefully no longer be such mystery.



Higher Education, K-12, Corporate and One Time Talks (* denotes Bonk favorites or popular talks)
  1. 100+ Hyper-Engaging Lecture Ideas For Any Class Size: Low-Risk, Low-Cost, Low Time (*)
  2. A Mixed Methods Look at Self-Directed Online Learning: MOOCs, Open Education, and Beyond
  3. Accessing Open Access Educational Resources: Augmenting and Accelerating the Apprenticeship Process
  4. Active Learning with Technology: Myths, Magic, and Mucho Motivation (*)
  5. Adding Some TEC-VARIETY for Online Motivation and Retention
  6. Addressing Diverse Online Learner Needs and Motivation with the Read, Reflect, Display, and Do (R2D2) and TEC-VARIETY Models (*)
  7. Are You Flipping Out or Flipping In?: The How’s, Why’s, and What’s of the Flipped Classroom Model
  8. Best Practices for Online and Blended Learning: Introducing the R2D2 and TEC-VARIETY Models
  9. Blended Learning A to Z: Myths, Models, and Moments of Magic (*)
  10. Cage Match: Pardon the Interruption, but the MOOC is on the Loose
  11. Education 3.0: My, Our Learning World is Changing!
  12. Engage, Number One: This is the Next Generation
  13. Exploring Life Changes from Open Education, MOOCs, and Beyond
  14. Extreme Learning: Stretching the Edges of Technology Enhanced Training
  15. From R2D2 to the Matrix: A Galaxy of Online Learning Style, Motivational, Blended Learning, and Learner-Centered Examples (*)
  16. How Charles Wedemeyer Opened Our World and Changed My Life
  17. I am Not Content: The Future of Education Must Come Today
  18. Learning is Changing: MOOCs, The Open World, and Beyond
  19. Living in Tech City: 50+ Technology Trends and Innovations Transforming Workplace Learning, Education, and Our Lives
  20. MOOCs, Motivation, and the Mass Movement to Open Education
  21. My Our Learning World has Changed: Now WE-ALL-LEARN with R2D2 and Beyond
  22. Sharing Experiences of Simultaneous Open Access (Free) and Low Cost Book Publishing in Amazon CreateSpace
  23. Slaying “I” Monsters: The Pros and Cons of Using SSCI as a Benchmark of Productivity
  24. Stepping Into Life Change: A New Measure of the Impact of MOOCs and Open Education
  25. Stretching the Edges of Technology-Enhanced Teaching: From Tinkering to Tottering to Totally Extreme Learning
  26. Stretching the Edges of Technology-Enhanced Teaching: From Tinkering to Tottering to Totally Extreme Learning
  27. Stretching the Edges of Technology-Enhanced Teaching: From Tinkering to Tottering to Totally Extreme Learning (K-12 version)
  28. Stretching the Edges of Technology-Enhanced Teaching with the R2D2 and TEC-VARIETY Models
  29. Taking Leadership in Mystery of MOOCs and the Mass Movement toward Open Education
  30. The Learning World has Changed: Now WE-ALL-LEARN with R2D2 and Bit of TEC-VARIETY
  31. The Flat World has Swung Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education (*)
  32. The Rise of Shared Online Video, the Fall of Traditional Learning (*)
  33. The World is Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education (*)
  34. We're Going Mobile: Apps, Activities, and Adventures


1. 100+ Hyper-Engaging Lecture Ideas For Any Class Size: Low-Risk, Low-Cost, Low Time

Abstract: Are you bored with your teaching? Are your students? Are students dropping out like flies or wishing they could? Do you feel that new approaches simply take too much time or are too risky? Do you teach large section college classes with little space to move about? Do you not have much money in your department or program to make changes? In this talk, Dr. Bonk provides more than 100 ways to liven up your lectures and get your students involved and engaged in learning. There will be dozens of methods that you can use to motivate and engage your students in their learning. Some of the strategies will be very teacher-centered, while others will give students more ownership and control of the curriculum. These strategies will relate to creativity, critical thinking, cooperative and collaborative learning, and motivation. Importantly, each strategy will be laid out in a step-by-step approach. In addition, Dr. Bonk will label each one in terms of the degree of risk, time, and cost and he will offer his advice for getting started with these tools and techniques. Attend this talk and become hyper-engaged yourself!


Presentation type     Keynote, breakout session, or workshop
Audience All, though primarily higher education
Duration 45 minutes to 90 minutes
Handouts Yes

Keep in mind that Dr. Bonk will gladly tailor any of his presentations to your specific needs. With enough lead time, most talks or presentations can be altered for almost any audience.


2. A Mixed Methods Look at Self-Directed Online Learning: MOOCs, Open Education, and Beyond

oe_bonk.gif Abstract: On April 4, 2001 (i.e., “441”), Charles Vest, then president of MIT, made an historic announcement. He set a goal of having most of his university’s courses freely available on the Web in a decade. While some thought this to be a rather bold proclamation, today more than 2,000 MIT courses are available for self-directed learners around the globe to explore, download, use, and share. Suffice to say, we are in the midst of an incredible array of changes across all sectors of education that would have been unthinkable just a decade or two ago. People in remote parts of the world are learning from well-known professors at Princeton, Rice, Harvard, and MIT; typically, without a fee. Countless millions of individuals are engaged in self-directed, informal, and solitary learning experiences with open educational resources (OER) and OpenCourseWare (OCW). At the same time, myriad others are engaged in highly collaborative and interactive learning with global peers who have signed up for a MOOC or “massive open online course.” As these learning experiments unfold, many aspects of college, and schooling in general, are being called into question. There is debate about the value or even the need for a degree. In response, this study explores the learning experiences of self-directed learners, including the common barriers, obstacles, motivations, and successes in such environments. It also explores possibilities for life change from the use of OER, OCW, and MOOCs. Data collection included subscribers of the MIT OCW initiative as well as participants of a MOOC hosted by Blackboard using CourseSites. The findings not only capture the motivational variables involved in informal and self-directed learning experiences through informal education channels, but also provide a set of stories of life change that might inspire others into MOOCs, open education, and beyond.


Presentation type     Keynote, breakout session, or workshop
Audience All, though primarily higher education
Duration 45 minutes to 90 minutes
Handouts No

Keep in mind that Dr. Bonk will gladly tailor any of his presentations to your specific needs. With enough lead time, most talks or presentations can be altered for almost any audience.


3. Accessing Open Access Educational Resources: Augmenting and Accelerating the Apprenticeship Process

oe_bonk.gif Abstract: Learning in any discipline is an apprenticeship process. In the not-too-distant past, this apprenticeship between the experts and novices primarily took place through books, classroom lectures, and an occasional internship or field placement. It was too often a unidirectional process from instructor and course to students. Today, open educational resources shift the role of instructor from content provider to resource curator or cultivator, learning concierge, and social network coordinator. When effectively designed, learners can explore and debate unique sets of online resources mined, filtered, and nominated by various instructors and prior students of a course. They can also meet well known authorities around the world as well as students enrolled in related courses in other universities and countries. Such individuals can appear with barely a moment’s notice using Web conferencing like Google Hangouts or Skype. Interactions with outside experts and peers can excite your learners into current trends, tools, and resources valued and used by others. Learners, in turn, grasp new perspectives and become more sensitive to how particularly content, ideas, and theories are actually applied in different cultures. Instructors can also anchor their lectures or reading assignments with video explanations, demonstrations, scenarios, documentaries, and speeches from these experts using existing videos found at places like TED, MIT World, Big Think, SciVee, BBC Learning, PBS Video, among hundreds of other sites. Such open access videos not only supplement course content but can make researchers, theorists, politicians, artists, and adventurers come to life. As this occurs, the instructor role shifts to one of learning concierge and course curator who continually augments and expands the course with open access content and course activities in an accelerating apprenticeship process.


Presentation type     Keynote, breakout session, or workshop
Audience All, though primarily higher education
Duration 45 minutes to 90 minutes
Handouts No

Keep in mind that Dr. Bonk will gladly tailor any of his presentations to your specific needs. With enough lead time, most talks or presentations can be altered for almost any audience.


4. Active Learning with Technology: Myths, Magic, and Mucho Motivation

Abstract: Myths and debates abound about the benefits of technology integration in higher education; especially with the explosion of online course enrollments. Based on extensive research, Curtis Bonk will dispel the myths and reveal a few technology magic tricks to help instructors and course designers focus on effective teaching and learning with technology. Dr. Bonk will highlight instructional technologies and pedagogical strategies currently emerging to meet diverse student needs. Within several contexts such as face-to-face classrooms, e-learning and blended learning, he will illustrate effective applications of technology to address different student learning styles and motivation. He will also provide dozens of active learning ideas and solutions that motivate students and creatively engage them in deeper learning experiences. Instead of relying on magic, these techniques will be based on ten motivational principles related to tone or climate, feedback, engagement, meaningfulness, choice, variety, curiosity, tension, interactivity and collaboration, and goal setting.


Presentation type     Keynote, breakout session, or workshop
Audience All, though primarily higher education
Duration 45 minutes to 90 minutes
Handouts No

Keep in mind that Dr. Bonk will gladly tailor any of his presentations to your specific needs. With enough lead time, most talks or presentations can be altered for almost any audience.


5. Adding Some TEC-VARIETY for Online Motivation and Retention

IMG_5155.JPG Abstract: Everyone is talking about the need to motivate and engage students. This is true in face-to-face classrooms and is even more true in online environments. Many students are unhappy due to bland online content and unimaginative activities. It is too lock-step and mechanized. There is no room for flexibility, choice, and creativity. Many others are bored since the course does not utilize current technologies. They love their iPads, iPhones, and other wireless and mobile technologies and want their instructors to utilize them. Some feel that the instructors have not addressed their preferred learning approaches. They want hands-on activities where they produce something meaningful as well as time to explore the resources they find the Web. All these people tend to simply want more variety, or more specifically, they want 'TEC-VARIETY'. Bonk’s new instructional design model for online learning -- TEC-VARIETY -- will break online instructors and students out of boring online learning. To simplify Web-based learning possibilities, each letter of the TEC-VARIETY model stands for a well known motivational principle, including:

(1) Tone or climate,
(2) Encouragement or feedback,
(3) Curiosity,
(4) Variety,
(5) Autonomy or choice,
(6) Relevance and meaningfulness,
(7) Interactivity and collaboration,
(8) Engagement,
(9) Tension, and
(10) Yielding products and goal setting.

During this talk, Dr. Bonk will outline dozens of active learning ideas and solutions that motivate students and creatively engage them in deeper learning experiences. It is time to break out of boring online approaches with a bit of TEC-VARIETY!!!

Keep in mind that Dr. Bonk will gladly tailor any of his presentations to your specific needs. With enough lead time, most talks or presentations can be altered for almost any audience.

Presentation type     Keynote, breakout session, or workshop
Audience All, though primarily higher education
Duration 45 minutes to 90 minutes
Handouts Yes

Keep in mind that Dr. Bonk will gladly tailor any of his presentations to your specific needs. With enough lead time, most talks or presentations can be altered for almost any audience.


6. Addressing Diverse Online Learner Needs and Motivation with the Read, Reflect, Display, and Do (R2D2) and TEC-VARIETY Models

bonk Abstract: Motivation is a key issue in online learning. Another concern relates to developing interactive and collaborative activities and environments. Many online students drop out of courses or do not participate since they do not address their learning preferences. Others complain of the highly mechanized online instructional approaches that bore, or, worse still, insult them. Simply put, there is a dire need to creatively engage online students in deeper and more varied approaches to online learning. A new model called Read, Reflect, Display, and Do (R2D2) is detailed in Curt Bonk’s 2008 book, "Empowering Online Learning: 100 Activities for Reading, Reflecting, Displaying, and Doing." This model or framework for online learning can address different student learning strategies or preferences. Bonk will discuss how the R2D2 method can be expanded or altered to fit your particular needs. He will also highlight his most recent instructional design method for online motivation and retention called TEC-VARIETY. Each letter of the TEC-VARIETY model stands for a well known motivational principle (e.g., tone, encouragement, curiosity, variety, etc.). Bonk has hundreds of activities examples and of how to use either of these models.

Keep in mind that Dr. Bonk will gladly tailor any of his presentations to your specific needs. With enough lead time, most talks or presentations can be altered for almost any audience.

Presentation type     Keynote, breakout session, or workshop
Audience All, though primarily higher education
Duration 45 minutes to 90 minutes
Handouts Yes

Keep in mind that Dr. Bonk will gladly tailor any of his presentations to your specific needs. With enough lead time, most talks or presentations can be altered for almost any audience.


7. Best Practices for Online and Blended Learning: Introducing the R2D2 and TEC-VARIETY Models

bonk Abstract: There are dozens of new technologies emerging each year and endless ways in which they can be used for teaching and learning. So many technologies and pedagogical uses, in fact, that most instructors of higher education are overwhelmed. One solution for this problem is to locate and share best practices. As part of this "best practices" movement, Curt Bonk offers two simple yet powerful frameworks that can be used to understand hundreds of Web-based pedagogical ideas that can motivate students to high success in online learning environments. Bonk will provide these best practices in online teaching based on two decades of his research. Such ideas can creatively engage students into deeper and better learning. He will reveal dozens of practical examples using his widely acclaimed R2D2 (Read, Reflect, Display, and Do) framework for instructional design with technology. Not done, he will showcase his TEC-VARIETY model for student motivation with Web technology. Each letter of the TEC-VARIETY model stands for a well known motivational principle (e.g., tone, encouragement, curiosity, variety, autonomy, relevance, interactivity, engagement, tension, and yielding products.). While detailing best practices he has seen around the globe, Bonk will also discuss how his two methods can be expanded or altered to fit one’s particular preferences and needs. No matter what galaxy or planet you are on, these ideas and techniques can be linked student motivation, collaboration, interaction, and general engagement in the learning process. Those attending this session will walk away with many practical strategies that can be incorporated directly into face-to-face, blended, and virtual classes, events, or programs.

Keep in mind that Dr. Bonk will gladly tailor any of his presentations to your specific needs. With enough lead time, most talks or presentations can be altered for almost any audience.

Presentation type     Keynote, breakout session, or workshop
Audience All, though primarily higher education
Duration 45 minutes to 90 minutes
Handouts Yes

Keep in mind that Dr. Bonk will gladly tailor any of his presentations to your specific needs. With enough lead time, most talks or presentations can be altered for almost any audience.


8. Blended Learning A to Z: Myths, Models, and Moments of Magic

Abstract: There is both extensive confusion and much optimism about blended learning due to multiple blended learning definitions and approaches. To addresses these issues, in this talk, Curt Bonk will lay out several different models and definitions of blended learning. The session will detail the advantages as well as the disadvantages of blended learning as related to the different models. Perhaps, most importantly, Dr. Bonk will offer two simple yet powerful frameworks that can be used to understand hundreds of Web-based pedagogical ideas that can motivate students to high success in blended learning environments. Bonk will provide these best practices in blended learning based on two decades of his research. Such ideas can creatively engage students into deeper and better learning. He will reveal dozens of practical examples using his widely acclaimed R2D2 (Read, Reflect, Display, and Do) framework for instructional design with technology. Not done, he will showcase his TEC-VARIETY model for student motivation with Web technology. Each letter of the TEC-VARIETY model stands for a well-known motivational principle (e.g., tone, encouragement, curiosity, variety, autonomy, relevance, interactivity, engagement, tension, and yielding products.). While detailing best practices he has seen around the globe, Bonk will also discuss how his two methods can be expanded or altered to fit one’s particular blended learning preferences and needs. Sometimes quite magical events result. Perhaps you will find some moments of magic from using one of these models too.

Presentation type     Keynote, breakout session, or workshop
Audience All, though primarily higher education
Duration 45 minutes to 90 minutes
Handouts Yes

Keep in mind that Dr. Bonk will gladly tailor any of his presentations to your specific needs. With enough lead time, most talks or presentations can be altered for almost any audience.


9. Cage Match: Pardon the Interruption, but the MOOC is on the Loose

oe_bonk.gif Abstract: Have you heard the grumblings, the firings, and the large-scale attacks about this new educational phenomenon called the MOOC? As shots are being fired from every direction, it is time for an intense “Cage Match” or debate on this topic. Despite all the gunfire, the MOOC is definitely now on the loose. While there have been a number of MOOC-like efforts over the past several years, few will disagree that the massive open online courses (MOOCs) at Stanford in the fall of 2011 dramatically changed the landscape of education with enrollments topping 100,000 per course. After that success, new companies like Udacity and Coursera were promptly founded as well as the edX project from MIT and Harvard. Coursera has quickly added dozens of top-name universities as partners and reached over one million students in just its first few months of existence. Infrastructure, marketing, pedagogy, student services, assessment, etc., all will be discussed and debated in an honest and open way. After this open debate with a well-known colleague or member of the audience, akin to “Pardon the Interruption” (PTI) show on ESPN, we will open it up for audience questions for Round 2 of the PTI. To set the stage, Bonk will collect a variety of audience pro and con opinions as participants walk in the door and have a moderator who will select questions for him to address. As such, there will be plenty of time to expose all points of view. Audience concerns and feedback will drive much of this session.

Three Overview Questions:
1. Are these new efforts going to profoundly improve educational opportunities for inquisitive learners around the planet or act as incoming meteors causing a global winter that leads to the extinction of educational dinosaurs?
2. What are the assorted business plans that Coursera and others are relying to make this happen?
3. And what motivates millions of self-directed online learners in such massively open online courses (MOOCs)?

Presentation type     Keynote, breakout session, or workshop
Audience All, though primarily higher education
Duration 45 minutes to 90 minutes
Handouts Yes

Keep in mind that Dr. Bonk will gladly tailor any of his presentations to your specific needs. With enough lead time, most talks or presentations can be altered for almost any audience.


10. Education 3.0: My, Our Learning World is Changing!

oe_bonk.gif Abstract: Pick up any bestselling book in the field of education these days and you will find proclamations and visions of how education can be enhanced. Some of these same stories are found in daily news reports, white papers, and educational research reports. For a change, the authors of these books, reports, and news stories are right; education is changing and not in a minor or modest way. In fact, we are in the midst of a learning revolution or transformation. During the past few years, learning has become increasingly collaborative, global, mobile, modifiable, open, online, blended, massive, visually-based, hands-on, ubiquitous, instantaneous, and personal. And this is just a start! This is the age of Education 3.0 where learning is about playful and highly engaged design where learner creation of products is the new norm, often with the use of digital media. We humans tinker, invent, and express ourselves. We find meaning in our playful pursuits. Fortunately, we are living in an age of educational resource abundance where passion, play, purpose, and freedom to learn take precedence over the more mind-numbing traditional information reception models of learning. The instructors and experts whom we meet and interact with along the way are most effective as curators, counselors, consultants, concierges, and cultivators of our learning. These are the new instructional “C” words; gone are words like learning coercion, credit management, and fixed notions of correctness. Education 3.0 instructors are the ones who foster our autonomy and self-directed learning pursuits while, simultaneously, offering insightful guides and timely scaffolds where and when appropriate. Attend this talk and find out how Education 3.0 will impact you too and how you can, in turn, significantly impact it.

Presentation type     Keynote, breakout session, or workshop
Audience All, though primarily higher education
Duration 45 minutes to 90 minutes
Handouts Yes

Keep in mind that Dr. Bonk will gladly tailor any of his presentations to your specific needs. With enough lead time, most talks or presentations can be altered for almost any audience.


11. Engage, Number One: This is the Next Generation

oe_bonk.gif Abstract: With his now famous directive, “Engage, Number One,” Jean-Luc Picard reminded us in nearly every episode of Star Trek Next Generation of the need to engage. The problem is that engagement has not been the number one concern of educators; instead, the top concern is survival. The result is that learners are too often bored with course resources and requirements. However, it is clear that they no longer are willing to look the other way as they might have in the early days of the Web. This next generation of learners is different. They want to be empowered. They seek learning innovation and variety. As such, they yearn for interaction, autonomy, and choice. They also long to “do” or produce something. They want to interact and collaborate with foreign peers. In response, he will discuss ways to use Web and videoconferencing to foster cultural interactions with distant peers. Free and open global education possibilities are exploding today. It time to take advantage of them. Gone are the days of read and respond. It is the age of “try it out” and make a contribution. Using his popular TEC-VARIETY and R2D2 models, Curt Bonk will detail dozens of ways to motivate and engage learners, while fostering critical and creative thinking in highly engaging, generative environments. Attend this talk and become hyper-engaged yourself! When done, learning engagement will truly be Number One again.

Presentation type     Keynote, breakout session, or workshop
Audience All, though primarily higher education
Duration 45 minutes to 90 minutes
Handouts Yes

Keep in mind that Dr. Bonk will gladly tailor any of his presentations to your specific needs. With enough lead time, most talks or presentations can be altered for almost any audience.


12. Exploring Life Changes from Open Education, MOOCs, and Beyond

Abstract: On April 4, 2001 (i.e., “441”), Charles Vest, then president of MIT, set a goal of having most of his university’s courses freely available on the Web in a decade. Today, millions of self-directed online learners around the globe are learning from OpenCourseWare (OCW) as well as thousands of courses taught by well-known professors delivered via massive open online courses (MOOCs) and similar experiments with open education. Most such informal learners simply want to explore a topic that they are intrigued by or yearn to learn something new. They are not interested in obtaining a certificate or degree. Unfortunately, much of the media and countless educators and politicians seem focused on retention and drop-out rates instead of actual learning and personal growth and development. At the same time, administrators salivate for assessing and credentialing such learning with “signature courses,” badges, and certificates of completion. For untold numbers of potential learners, such approaches are distractive, or, worse, demotivating. In response, the ideas and research presented in this talk explore the learning experiences, preferences, and expectations of self-directed learners, including the common barriers, obstacles, motivations, and successes. It also highlights the possibilities for life change from the use of OER, OCW, and MOOCs. These stories of identity and life change might inspire other learners to venture into MOOCs, open education, and beyond. And it may also shift us from a culture of learning assessors to learning assisters. Time will tell.

Presentation type     Keynote, breakout session, or workshop
Audience All, though primarily higher education
Duration 45 minutes to 90 minutes
Handouts Yes

Keep in mind that Dr. Bonk will gladly tailor any of his presentations to your specific needs. With enough lead time, most talks or presentations can be altered for almost any audience.


13. Extreme Learning: Stretching the Edges of Technology Enhanced Training

Abstract: Many are content to tinker with blended forms of learning. They dip their toes into the technology change movement by embedding simulations, expert chats, collaborative groups, and open access resources in their courses. Others enter deeper waters and push toward the edges of what is possible by flipping their classrooms with shared online videos, wikibooks, and virtual worlds. Their courses are teeter-tottering on the brink of transformation with real time content and learner produced resources and activities. And then there are those who find themselves at the extreme edges of this learning planet—e.g., teaching or learning in a boat or on a mountain top. To foster learner engagement and interest, they might tap into cutting edge technologies as well as virtual scientists in Antarctica, inventors and entrepreneurs in the Silicon Valley, teachers on boats in the Pacific or Atlantic, archeologists exploring lost Amazonian tribes, business leaders on Wall Street, and explorers, environmentalists, and adventurers in Greenland. It is in such courses that scientific discoveries and business inventions appear live.


Three Overview Points:
1. Many types and examples of extreme learning today (online language learning with Livemocha, Palabea, and Babbel, global education and social change through Facebook, Ning, TED, LinkTV, and Twitter, adventure and environment education such as Earthducation, North of 60, the Nautilus Live, and Geothentic, etc.)
2. Capturing stories of life change or empowerment moments with technology can inspire countless others.
3. Most extreme learning ideas today provide markers for every day learning a decade from now.

Presentation type     Keynote, breakout session, or workshop
Audience All, though primarily higher education
Duration 45 minutes to 90 minutes
Handouts Yes

Keep in mind that Dr. Bonk will gladly tailor any of his presentations to your specific needs. With enough lead time, most talks or presentations can be altered for almost any audience.


14. From R2D2 to the Matrix: A Galaxy of Online Learning Style, Motivational, Blended Learning, and Learner-Centered Examples

Abstract: Retention is a key issue in online learning. Another is developing interactive and collaborative activities and environments. Creating a motivational and interactive online environment can enhance student retention, completion, and overall enthusiasm for this new type of learning arena. Part of the solution that institutions of higher learning are adopting relates to blended learning and part relates to becoming more learner-centered. As part of this movement, in this talk, Curt Bonk will provide dozens of pedagogical ideas and solutions that motivate students in the online learning environments. Bonk will provide best practices in online teaching, based on two decades of his own research as well as many others, that creatively engage students into deeper and better learning. Using his new R2D2 learning style framework for online instructional design as well as his TEC-VARIETY model for online student motivation, he will also present engaging strategies that relate to different student learning strategies or preferences. He will also discuss how the R2D2 method can be expanded or altered to fit your particular needs. He will also highlight his most recent instructional design method called the MATRIX. No matter what galaxy or planet you are on, these ideas and techniques can be linked student motivation, collaboration, interaction, and general engagement in the learning process. Bonk will offer many such linkages. More importantly, specific steps will be provided for each technique described in this entertaining and informative talk. As a result, this session will include many practical strategies that can be incorporated directly into one's virtual classes, events, or programs.

Presentation type     Keynote, breakout session, or workshop
Audience All, though primarily higher education
Duration 45 minutes to 90 minutes
Handouts Yes

Keep in mind that Dr. Bonk will gladly tailor any of his presentations to your specific needs. With enough lead time, most talks or presentations can be altered for almost any audience.


15. How Charles Wedemeyer Opened Our World and Changed My Life

Abstract: We live in a land of educational openness, where nontraditional and informal learning are the new norms. Make no mistake, if you have experienced blended learning, fully online learning, interactive videoconferencing, the sudden shift to massively open learning (i.e., MOOCs), or even simple learning from your television or radio, somewhere in it all reside ideas related to the evolution of distance learning espoused by Charles Wedemeyer at the University of Wisconsin. With decades of educational delivery experimentation, a passion for distance learning innovation, and a vision of the far edges of learning possibilities, Wedemeyer set in place the recent trends that have opened up education for all of us. In turn, he changed the educational core of our lives. Mine too!

Presentation type     Keynote, breakout session, or workshop
Audience All, though primarily higher education
Duration 45 minutes to 90 minutes
Handouts Yes

Keep in mind that Dr. Bonk will gladly tailor any of his presentations to your specific needs. With enough lead time, most talks or presentations can be altered for almost any audience.


16. I am Not Content: The Future of Education Must Come Today

Abstract: Look left, look right, look back, and then look dead-on straight ahead...what do you see? Of course, the air is filled with e-learning opportunities as well as talk of educational transformation. So much news. So much progress. Each second of the day, dozens of learners discover shiny learning nuggets previous unknown. Each week, thousands of schools, universities, corporations, and government offices announce strategic plans for e-learning. Every month, hundreds of new online courses, programs, and certificates are offered. Year after year, research reports and meta-analyses indicate that there are undeniable positive benefits of online teaching and learning. The world of technology-enhanced learning, is looking up, up, up. But wait a minute. It is no time to be content. It is not time to relax and just let the "inevitable" future unfold in front of our eyes. No! We must all jump in and help build the changes we want to see. Besides, there are hundreds of millions of people who cannot wait. They need access to a more free and open education today--one with high quality content, interactive and engaging tasks, and motivating technology use. This is a land of where nature (i.e., technology) meets nurture (i.e., pedagogy). It is time you joined in to build the future. Those attending this talk should be cautioned to check their hearts and credits cards at the door since this will be an emotionally-packed talk intended to make you act.

Presentation type     Keynote, breakout session, or workshop
Audience All, though primarily higher education
Duration 45 minutes to 90 minutes
Handouts Yes

Keep in mind that Dr. Bonk will gladly tailor any of his presentations to your specific needs. With enough lead time, most talks or presentations can be altered for almost any audience.


17. Learning is Changing: MOOCs, The Open World, and Beyond

Abstract: Make no mistake, learning has changed. It is now more collaborative, blended, ubiquitous, massive, informal, open, video-based, and personal. The utopian visions of voice and finger controlled tablet computers, interactive online databases, and on-demand videoconferencing of Apple Computer’s “Knowledge Navigator” video from 1987 are now common today. Fast forward a quarter century. In his book, the “World is Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education,” Curt Bonk offers an intriguing look at ten technology trends which he calls educational openers. When combined, the first letter of each opener spells the acronym: "WE-ALL-LEARN." This model helps make sense of the role of various technologies in open education, including open courseware, open access journals, open educational resources, and open information communities in Wikipedia, Facebook, YouTube, TED, and Twitter. In the midst of this openness, instructors are taking on roles of learning concierges, consultants, curators, and cultivators, instead of credit managers and camp commandants. With such technologies, thousands of organizations and scholars are sharing their course materials, expertise, and teaching ideas globally, thereby expanding learning opportunities and resources even further. But this is only part of the open education story. Open education, in fact, was often laughed at or ignored until the emergence of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) with their tens--or even hundreds--of thousands of learners in a single course. Given the mass success of Stanford courses topping 100,000 each and startups like Udacity and Coursera as well as the announcement of edX (from Harvard and MIT), we can no longer look the other way. Still, many questions about MOOCs and other forms of open education remain. Just how does an instructor keep thousands of students motivated and involved in such a course? And what are the more promising business models? In this talk, Bonk will detail his experiences in teaching a MOOC and offer guidelines for others hoping to create a highly engaging MOOC-based learning environment. He will also map out a set of MOOC business plans, leadership principles and recent news related to MOOCs, and several types of MOOCs.

Presentation type     Keynote, breakout session, or workshop
Audience All, though primarily higher education
Duration 90 minutes to 120 minutes
Handouts Yes

Keep in mind that Dr. Bonk will gladly tailor any of his presentations to your specific needs. With enough lead time, most talks or presentations can be altered for almost any audience.


18. Living in Tech City: 50+ Learning Technology Trends and Innovations Transforming Work and the Our Lives

Abstract: This session is geared toward trainers, managers, instructional designers, educators, learners, practitioners, and government officials who share an interest in contemporary advances in learning technologies that are shaping education for today’s and tomorrow’s learner. In this session, Professor Curt Bonk of Indiana University will discuss dozens of technologies and Web resources that have emerged over the past few years to transform corporate training as well as higher education and most other learning settings. Among these technologies tools are smartphones and smart watches, digital course resources, social books, social media, online talking dictionaries, video walls, virtual assistants, and Web conferencing. Also exploding at this time is enrollment in online or virtual learning, blended learning, massive open online courses (MOOCs), and the use of collaborative tools in such e-learning courses. While these 50+ technology trends and innovation are exciting and highly transformative, each has pros and cons in how they are used in different training and education spaces. To make it more personal, this session will, in part, be a presentation, and, in part, a conversation about learning technology trends and innovations. As such, there will be much opportunity for question and answer as well as personal reflection.



Presentation type     Keynote, breakout session, or workshop
Audience All, though primarily higher education
Duration 45 minutes to 90 minutes
Handouts Yes

Keep in mind that Dr. Bonk will gladly tailor any of his presentations to your specific needs. With enough lead time, most talks or presentations can be altered for almost any audience.


19. MOOCs, Motivation, and the Mass Movement to Open Education

BONK-MOOC-Claws.JPG Abstract: Open education was often laughed at or ignored until the emergence of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) with their tens--or even hundreds--of thousands of learners in a single course. Given the mass success of Stanford courses topping 100,000 each and startups like Udacity and Coursera as well as the announcement of edX (from Harvard and MIT), we can no longer look the other way. Still, many questions about MOOCs and other forms of open education remain, such as those related to infrastructure, marketing, pedagogy, and assessment, to name a few. Just how does an instructor keep thousands of students motivated and involved in such a course? And what are the more promising business models? In this talk, Bonk will detail his experiences in teaching a MOOC and offer guidelines for others hoping to create a highly engaging MOOC-based learning environment. A set of 10 key motivational principles will be outlined with examples. He will also map out a set of business plans and more than a dozen types of MOOCs.


Three Overview Points:
1. Much experimentation with MOOCs and open education today; dozens of possible business models (advertisements, fees for completion certificates, pay as you go, company sponsored courses, assessment fees, etc.).
2. Will the certificates that students earn while taking MOOCs make traditional college degrees obsolete?
3. Given how vital motivation and retention is to MOOCs as well as open education in general, 10 key principles of online and blended learning will be mapped out.

Presentation type     Keynote, breakout session, or workshop
Audience All, though primarily higher education
Duration 45 minutes to 90 minutes
Handouts Yes     (Online Slides)

Keep in mind that Dr. Bonk will gladly tailor any of his presentations to your specific needs. With enough lead time, most talks or presentations can be altered for almost any audience.


20. My Our Learning World has Changed: Now WE-ALL-LEARN with R2D2 and Beyond

Abstract: Make no mistake, learning has changed. It is now more collaborative, blended, ubiquitous, massive, informal, open, video-based, and personal. The utopian visions of voice and finger controlled tablet computers, interactive online databases, and on-demand videoconferencing of Apple Computer’s “Knowledge Navigator” video from 1987 are now common today. Fast forward a quarter century. In his book, the “World is Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education,” Curt Bonk offers an intriguing look at ten technology trends which he calls educational openers. When combined, the first letter of each opener spells the acronym: "WE-ALL-LEARN." This model helps make sense of the role of various technologies in open education, including open courseware, open access journals, open educational resources, and open information communities in Wikipedia, Facebook, YouTube, TED, and Twitter. In the midst of this openness, instructors are taking on roles of learning concierges, consultants, curators, and cultivators, instead of credit managers and camp commandants. With such technologies, thousands of organizations and scholars are sharing their course materials, expertise, and teaching ideas globally, thereby expanding learning opportunities and resources even further. But technology is only part of the open education equation. In this talk, Bonk provides two other frameworks or models which connect these never-ending waves of novel learning technologies to engaging pedagogy and robust psychological principles. One model for addressing diverse learner needs and preferences, namely R2D2 (Read, Reflect, Display, and Do), will be highlighted first. Next, Bonk will end with his new TEC-VARIETY model for online student motivation and retention (i.e., Tone or climate, Encouragement or feedback, Curiosity, Variety, Autonomy, Relevance, Interactivity, Engagement, Tension, and Yielding products or goal setting). He will present several highly engaging online strategies that relate to different parts of this framework thereby linking nature (i.e., technology) to nurture (i.e., pedagogy).

Presentation type     Keynote, breakout session, or workshop
Audience All, though primarily higher education
Duration 45 minutes to 90 minutes
Handouts Yes

Keep in mind that Dr. Bonk will gladly tailor any of his presentations to your specific needs. With enough lead time, most talks or presentations can be altered for almost any audience.


21. Sharing Experiences of Simultaneous Open Access (Free) and Low Cost Book Publishing in Amazon CreateSpace

Abstract: We have entered an age of self-publishing. With it, come many challenges, success stories, assorted expenses, and enhancements to one’s digital identity. There is also much fun. This book project on online motivation and retention was nearly a three-year journey in terms of writing and over a decade in terms of planning. After deciding not to use a traditional publisher as he had done in the past, Curt Bonk faced many decisions. Will he need a collaborator? Who would serve as editor? What about the book cover and other illustrations? He also had to find an copyeditor, proofreader, and indexer. When done, he had to find new ways to market and share the book as well as individual chapters from it. What book publishing services should he use? Should he make individual chapters available for mobile devices? What about the Kindle? In this talk, he will discuss these decisions and the overall book project, “Adding Some TEC-VARIETY: 100+ Activities for Motivating and Retaining Learners Online.” During this presentation, he will provide a few examples from the book on how to enhance online motivation and retention. Also included will be straightforward advice on getting a copyeditor, indexer, proofreading, graphic artist, etc. More on this book project (including a free PDF of it) can be found at: http://tec-variety.com/.

Presentation type     Keynote, breakout session, or workshop
Audience All, though primarily higher education
Duration 45 minutes to 90 minutes
Handouts Yes

Keep in mind that Dr. Bonk will gladly tailor any of his presentations to your specific needs. With enough lead time, most talks or presentations can be altered for almost any audience.


22. Slaying “I” Monsters: The Pros and Cons of Using SSCI as a Benchmark of Productivity

Abstract: There are drums beating in higher education settings around the world for higher rankings and the prestige that comes with it. Every university is gunning for top rankings and respect. Many universities are fixating on publications as their route to worldwide acclaim. Specifically, they want publications that are prominently listed in SSCI (Social Science Citation Index), SCI (Science Citation Index), and A&HCI (Arts & Humanities Citation Index) journals. Governments and institutions of higher learning have backed this effort up with hefty pay raises and bonuses, distinguished titles, and monumental perks. Publishing in SSCI denotes status and success. For many, especially those in east Asia, it is the coin of the realm. Could it be that this three-headed “I” monster or beast has totally slayed the merit and value systems for scholars and researchers of these countries? Some universities in Taiwan, in fact, have even adopted an “I” point system for promotion and merit. And doctoral students there are not able to graduate without accumulating enough “I” points or publications. In this talk, Curt Bonk will describe 12 pros (e.g., goals, benchmarks, pride, and improved quality) and 27 cons (e.g., rats in a cage, greed, narrow focus, limited creativity, elitism, etc.) of the use of SSCI publications as a measure of researcher productivity. Those in attendance should gain the courage needed to slay any “I” monsters hiding their bed or in their closet.

Presentation type     Keynote, breakout session, or workshop
Audience All, though primarily higher education
Duration 45 minutes to 90 minutes
Handouts Yes

Keep in mind that Dr. Bonk will gladly tailor any of his presentations to your specific needs. With enough lead time, most talks or presentations can be altered for almost any audience.


23. Stepping Into Life Change: A New Measure of the Impact of MOOCs and Open Education

Abstract: On April 4, 2001 (i.e., “441”), Charles Vest, then president of MIT, made an historic announcement. He set a goal of having most of his university’s courses freely available on the Web in a decade. While some thought this to be a rather bold proclamation, people in remote parts of the world are having their lives altered, and perhaps even transformed, from OpenCourseWare (OCW) and now MOOCS. So, too, are your neighbors, colleagues, and members of your family. At this very minute, countless millions of individuals are engaged in self-directed, informal, and solitary learning experiences with open educational resources (OER). Millions more are learning from more interactive content with global peers who have signed up for a MOOC or MOOC derivative. As these learning experiments unfold, there are assorted debates about the value or even the need for a degree. Too often, however, the focus becomes one of course completion and retention, instead of other measures of success such as life change in the form of a job promotion, new career, or novel professional interest. In response, this research explores the learning experiences of self-directed learners, including the common barriers, obstacles, motivations, and successes in such environments. It also documents possibilities for life change from the use of OER and MOOCs. Data collection included subscribers of the MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) initiative as well as participants of a MOOC hosted by Blackboard using CourseSites. The findings not only capture the motivational variables involved in informal and self-directed learning experiences, but also provide a set of stories of life change that might inspire others into MOOCs, open education, and beyond. Life change could be the defining characteristic of MOOCs. It is time, therefore, to capture and share such life stories of MOOC success (as well as the challenges and failures) so as to inspire others into becoming part of this newly emerging “Learning Century.”

Presentation type     Keynote, breakout session, or workshop
Audience All, though primarily higher education
Duration 45 minutes to 90 minutes
Handouts Yes

Keep in mind that Dr. Bonk will gladly tailor any of his presentations to your specific needs. With enough lead time, most talks or presentations can be altered for almost any audience.


24. Stretching the Edges of Technology-Enhanced Teaching: From Tinkering to Tottering to Totally Extreme Learning

Abstract: Some insist. Some resist. Others persist. Such is state of online learning today. But what is highly resistible for some is often passionately irresistible for others. Many are content to tinker with blended forms of learning. They dip their toes into the technology change movement by embedding shared online videos, simulations, timelines, collaborative groups, and open access articles in their courses. Others enter deeper waters and push toward the edges of what is possible. Their classes are teeter-tottering on the brink of transformation. Such instructors hand over the keys to their learners and let them drive for a bit. These risk taking instructors might enjoy reading a learner-designed wikibook, listening to a student generated podcast show, or watching the results of an international video competition. And then there are those who find themselves at the extreme edges of this learning planet. They might tap into virtual explorers, artists, archeologists, and adventurers to excite their learners. It is in such courses that scientific discoveries appear live. Mobile, virtual, and telepresence technologies become the new norm. It is time to stretch toward the edges of learning from those of us tinkering on the shores to those whose learning approaches are tottering in new directions and even landing in totally extreme or alien lands. This talk will showcase examples from all three worlds - the world of the tinkerer, the totterer, and the totally extreme. Which world will you find yourself?

Presentation type     Keynote, breakout session, or workshop
Audience All, though primarily higher education
Duration 45 minutes to 90 minutes
Handouts Yes

Keep in mind that Dr. Bonk will gladly tailor any of his presentations to your specific needs. With enough lead time, most talks or presentations can be altered for almost any audience.


25. Stretching the Edges of Technology-Enhanced Teaching: From Tinkering to Tottering to Totally Extreme Learning

Abstract: Look left, look right, look back, and then look dead-on straight ahead...what do you see? Of course, the air is filled with e-learning opportunities as well as talk of educational transformation. So much news. So much progress. The world of technology-enhanced learning is looking up, up, up. But wait a minute. Far too many in higher education are content to tinker with blended forms of learning. They dip their toes into the technology change movement by embedding shared online videos, simulations, timelines, collaborative groups, and open access articles in their courses. This is helpful but it is no time to be content and just let the "inevitable" future unfold in front of our eyes. No! At some point, we need to enter deeper waters and push toward the edges of what is possible while teeter-tottering on the brink of transformation. Pushing further still are those who venture to the extreme edges of this learning planet. They might tap into virtual explorers, artists, archeologists, and adventurers to excite their learners. It is in such courses that scientific discoveries appear live and outside experts enter the learning situation at a moment’s notice to apprentice and guide learners. It is time to stretch toward the edges of learning from those of us tinkering on the shores to those whose learning approaches are tottering in new directions and even landing in totally extreme or alien lands. This talk will showcase examples from all three worlds - the world of the tinkerer, the totterer, and the totally extreme. In which world would you like to find yourself?

Presentation type     Keynote, breakout session, or workshop
Audience All, though primarily higher education
Duration 45 minutes to 90 minutes
Handouts Yes

Keep in mind that Dr. Bonk will gladly tailor any of his presentations to your specific needs. With enough lead time, most talks or presentations can be altered for almost any audience.


26. Stretching the Edges of Technology-Enhanced Teaching: From Tinkering to Tottering to Totally Extreme Learning (K-12 version)

Abstract: Prof. Curt Bonk of Indiana University will share his vision of Stretching the Edges of Technology-Enhanced Teaching. “Some insist, some resist, others persist,” says Curt. “Such is the state of online learning today.” But what is highly resistible for some K-12 technology leaders is often passionately irresistible for others. Many are content to tinker with blended forms of learning so as to avoid upsetting parents, colleagues, and teachers. School districts which tinker often dip their toes into the technology change movement by embedding shared online videos, simulations, timelines, collaborative groups, and open access materials in their courses. Other schools enter deeper waters and push toward the edges of what is possible. Their classrooms are teeter-tottering on the brink of transformation. They are flipping the classroom and granting learners more choice and autonomy. Then there are those who find themselves at the extreme edges of this learning planet. They might tap into virtual explorers, artists, archeologists, and adventurers as well as game-based learning and mobile applications to excite their learners. In such courses, momentous scientific discoveries and expeditions appear live in K-12 schools. It is time to stretch toward the edges of learning from those of us tinkering on the shores to those whose learning approaches are tottering in new directions and even landing in totally extreme or alien lands. This talk will showcase examples from all three worlds - the world of the tinkerer, the totterer, and the totally extreme. Curt asks “what do you see now most prevalent in your school district” and “In which world will you find yourself a few years from now?”

Presentation type     Keynote, breakout session, or workshop
Audience All, though primarily higher education
Duration 45 minutes to 90 minutes
Handouts Yes

Keep in mind that Dr. Bonk will gladly tailor any of his presentations to your specific needs. With enough lead time, most talks or presentations can be altered for almost any audience.


27. Stretching the Edges of Technology-Enhanced Teaching with the R2D2 and TEC-VARIETY Models

Abstract: Some insist. Some resist. Others persist. Such is state of online learning today. But what is highly resistible for some is often passionately irresistible for others. Many are content to tinker with blended forms of learning. They dip their toes into the technology change movement by embedding shared online videos, simulations, timelines, collaborative groups, and open access articles in their courses. Others enter deeper waters and push toward the edges of what is possible. Their classes are teeter-tottering on the brink of transformation. Such instructors hand over the keys to their learners and let them drive for a bit. Not all instructors are so innovative. In fact, many students are unhappy due to bland online content and unimaginative activities. Too often online learning is too lock-step and mechanized. Today's students want hands-on activities where they produce something meaningful as well as time to explore the resources they find the Web. All these people tend to simply want more variety, or more specifically, they want 'TEC-VARIETY'. Bonk's new instructional design model for online learning -- TEC-VARIETY -- will break online instructors and students out of boring online learning. Each letter of the TEC-VARIETY model stands for a well-known motivational principle, including: Tone or climate, Encouragement or feedback, Curiosity, Variety, Autonomy or choice, Relevance and meaningfulness, Interactivity and collaboration, Engagement, Tension, and Yielding products and goal setting. Everyone is talking about the need to motivate and engage students. It is time to stretch toward the edges of learning from those of us tinkering on the shores to those whose learning approaches are tottering in new directions and even landing in totally extreme or alien lands that truly motivate students. This talk will showcase examples of how TEC-VARIETY can be incorporated in all three worlds - the world of the tinkerer, the totterer, and the totally extreme.

Presentation type     Keynote, breakout session, or workshop
Audience All, though primarily higher education
Duration 45 minutes to 90 minutes
Handouts Yes

Keep in mind that Dr. Bonk will gladly tailor any of his presentations to your specific needs. With enough lead time, most talks or presentations can be altered for almost any audience.


28. Taking Leadership in Mystery of MOOCs and the Mass Movement toward Open Education

Abstract: Open education was often laughed at or ignored until the emergence of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) with their tens--or even hundreds--of thousands of learners in a single course. Given the mass success of Stanford courses topping 100,000 each and startups like Udacity and Coursera as well as the announcement of edX (from Harvard and MIT), we can no longer look the other way. Still, many questions about MOOCs and other forms of open education remain, such as those related to infrastructure, marketing, pedagogy, and assessment, to name a few. Just how does an instructor or trainer keep thousands of students motivated and involved in such a course? And what are the more promising business models? In this talk, Curt Bonk will detail a series of interesting recent reports and announcements related to MOOCs. He will frame the news from the standpoint of leadership in this fast emerging, yet highly murky field. Next, Dr. Bonk will describe more than a dozen different types of MOOC options as well as a range of business plans related to MOOCs. He will then detail his experiences in teaching a MOOC and offer guidelines for others hoping to create a highly engaging MOOC-based learning environment. In the end, MOOCs and mass movement to open education will hopefully no longer be such mystery.

Three Overview Points:
1. Much experimentation with MOOCs and open education today; dozens of possible business models (advertisements, fees for completion certificates, pay as you go, company sponsored courses, assessment fees, etc.).
2. Will the certificates that students earn while taking MOOCs make traditional college degrees obsolete?
3. What steps might a company, government agency, or university take to be a leader in this movement toward MOOCs and open education?

Presentation type     Keynote, breakout session, or workshop
Audience All, though primarily higher education
Duration 45 minutes to 90 minutes
Handouts Yes

Keep in mind that Dr. Bonk will gladly tailor any of his presentations to your specific needs. With enough lead time, most talks or presentations can be altered for almost any audience.


29. The Learning World has Changed: Now WE-ALL-LEARN with R2D2 and Bit of TEC-VARIETY

Abstract: Make no mistake, learning has changed. It is now more collaborative, ubiquitous, massive, informal, open, video-based, and personal. The utopian visions of voice and finger controlled tablet computers, interactive online databases, and on-demand videoconferencing of Apple Computer’s “Knowledge Navigator” video from 1987 are now common today. Fast forward a quarter century. In his book, the “World is Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education,” Curt Bonk offers an intriguing look at ten technology trends which he calls educational openers. When combined, the first letter of each opener spells the acronym: "WE-ALL-LEARN." This model helps make sense of the role of various technologies in open education, including open courseware, open source software, open access journals, open educational resources, and open information communities. As part of this talk, he will discuss e-books, podcasts, streamed videos, online learning portals social networking tools like Facebook and Ning, YouTube videos, wikis, and virtual worlds. With such technologies, thousands of organizations and scholars are sharing their course materials, expertise, and teaching ideas globally, thereby expanding learning opportunities and resources even further. But technology is only part of the open education equation. In this talk, Bonk provides two other frameworks or models which connect these never-ending waves of novel learning technologies to engaging pedagogy and robust psychological principles. One model for addressing diverse learner needs and preferences, namely R2D2 (Read, Reflect, Display, and Do), will be highlighted first. Next, Bonk will end with his new TEC-VARIETY model for online student motivation and retention (i.e., Tone or climate, Encouragement or feedback, Curiosity, Variety, Autonomy, Relevance, Interactivity, Engagement, Tension, and Yielding products or goal setting). He will present several highly engaging online strategies that relate to different parts of this framework thereby linking nature (i.e., technology) to nurture (i.e., pedagogy).

Presentation type     Keynote, breakout session, or workshop
Audience All, though primarily higher education
Duration 45 minutes to 90 minutes
Handouts Yes

Keep in mind that Dr. Bonk will gladly tailor any of his presentations to your specific needs. With enough lead time, most talks or presentations can be altered for almost any audience.


30. The Flat World has Swung Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education

3D_anatomy Abstract: Building on Thomas Friedman's book, The World is Flat, Curt Bonk offers an intriguing look at ten technology trends which he called educational openers. When combined, the first letter of each opener spells the acronym: "WE-ALL-LEARN." This model helps make sense of the role of various technologies in open education, including open courseware, open source software, open access journals, open educational resources, and open information communities. As part of this, he will discuss e-books, podcasts, streamed videos, online learning portals social networking tools like Facebook and Ning, YouTube videos, wikis, and virtual worlds. With such technologies, thousands of organizations and scholars are sharing their course materials, expertise, and teaching ideas globally, thereby expanding learning opportunities and resources even further. As this occurs, members of the media, politicians, educators, students, parents, and others are asking important questions about the quality of such contents. Bonk also addresses questions related to the digital divide and how those without Internet access still benefit immensely from these open learning tools and resources. The economic world of Friedman may be flatter, but the educational world is definitely more open than it was a decade or even a few years ago. Open up and enjoy it!

Presentation type     Keynote, breakout session or workshop
Audience corporate, military training, vocational education, and higher education
Duration 45 minutes to 90 minutes
Handouts Yes

Keep in mind that Dr. Bonk will gladly tailor any of his presentations to your specific needs. With enough lead time, most talks or presentations can be altered for almost any audience.


31. Are You Flipping Out or Flipping In?: The How’s, Why’s, and What’s of the Flipped Classroom Model

image003.jpg Abstract: There is an intense movement today toward the notion of a flipped classroom. Budgets, technology development, media hype, free and open educational resources, and advances in learning theories have all accelerated the experimentation with the flipped classroom model. Yet, there remains much debate and resistance. And there is also much confusion about what it means; many educators, in fact, are flipping out over all the changes and expectations. In this session, Curt Bonk will address these issues by reviewing some of the history leading to flipped classroom models of learning. He will then document the benefits of flipped classrooms in terms of infrastructure, time, pedagogy, and learning. In addition, several examples of flipped classrooms will be provided along with a series of guidelines on use. Across this session, many of the how’s, why’s, and what’s of the flipped classroom will be discussed. In the end, instructors will begin to envision their own flipped classroom possibilities. Instead of flipping out, they will be flipping in.

Presentation type     Keynote, breakout session, or workshop
Audience All, though primarily higher education
Duration 45 minutes to 90 minutes
Handouts Yes

Keep in mind that Dr. Bonk will gladly tailor any of his presentations to your specific needs. With enough lead time, most talks or presentations can be altered for almost any audience.


32. The Rise of Shared Online Video, the Fall of Traditional Learning

image003.jpg Abstract: Hundreds of technologies exist for improving teaching and learning. There is one technology today that offers unique and inexpensive ways to change education and training across all sectors; namely, shared online video. There are video explanations, demonstrations, scenarios, documentaries, and lectures. Of course, there are videos appearing in the news each afternoon and evening which can serve to anchor one’s instruction and explain key concepts the following day in class. They come from places like NASA TV, Link TV, YouTube edu, CNN, the BBC, Google, TeacherTube, Academic Earth, Fora TV, etc. All of these exist for free and at a moment’s click. Importantly, there are many ways to use them for interactive, collaborative, and engaging instruction far beyond the talking heads of yesteryear. If you cannot find any, why then, just ask your students to produce them. It is time to create innovative courses which utilize open educational content related to images, animations, and shared online video content. As this happens, traditional forms of education will be challenged. To cope with these fast-changing times, Curt Bonk will offer 10 ways to use shared online video from an instructor-centered point of view as well as 10 ideas from a student-centered perspective. Curt Bonk will also offer a series of tips and guidelines for effective use of shared online video in the classroom.

Presentation type     Keynote, breakout session, or workshop
Audience All, though primarily higher education
Duration 45 minutes to 90 minutes
Handouts Yes

Keep in mind that Dr. Bonk will gladly tailor any of his presentations to your specific needs. With enough lead time, most talks or presentations can be altered for almost any audience.


33. The World is Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education.

3D_anatomy Abstract: According to Thomas Friedman's book, The World is Flat, worldwide economic trends are flattening. In education, however, opportunities for learning are actually expanding or opening up through a myriad of emerging distance technologies. These opportunities can be seen in ten technology trends that spell the acronym: "WE-ALL-LEARN." Online content in the form of e-books, podcasts, streamed videos, YouTube videos, social networking, wikis, and alternate reality worlds continues to open new learning pathways. At the same time, more instructors are sharing their course materials and teaching ideas globally, thereby expanding learning opportunities and resources. And the software used to deliver such online learning contents and experiences is increasingly available as open source. Curt Bonk will address these issues while enticing participants to think of implications for their organizations, countries, and regions of the world as well as for themselves as leaders and learners. Note that the WE-ALL-LEARN model is described in Curt Bonks latest book, "The World is Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education." This book is published by Jossey Bass in July 2009 and has a coinciding e-book with different content. The e-book and all book references and resources can be found at WorldisOpen.com. Extensive examples and advice will be provided.

Presentation type     Keynote, breakout session or workshop
Audience corporate, military training, vocational education, and higher education
Duration 45 minutes to 90 minutes
Handouts Yes

Keep in mind that Dr. Bonk will gladly tailor any of his presentations to your specific needs. With enough lead time, most talks or presentations can be altered for almost any audience.


34. We're Going Mobile: Apps, Activities, and Adventures

Abstract: Mobile learning. Mobile learning. Mobile learning. Mobile learning is now more popular than PCs, TV, and even toilets, electricity, and safe drinking water. Some people even suffer from nomophobia or fear of being without mobile contact. Tablet computers, smartphones, and e-book readers are just the first wave. Google glasses, James Bond watches, and bendable screens are part of the second wave. The perpetual refrain that significant educational reform will come from mobile and ubiquitous learning is beginning to ring true. Already mobile learning is impacting every sector of education – especially higher education and training environments – and it is shifting downward to K-12 schools. Multimedia study guides, mobile referenceware, pocket dictionaries, lecture planning, attendance taking, and mobile language training are just some of the common applications. In this session, you will learn about different forms of mobile devices that have brought us wave upon wave of eye-popping mobile trends as well as a plethora of mobile learning applications and ideas. Each is making an impact on education. It is time to reflect, discuss, plan for, and implement these possibilities.

Presentation type     Keynote, breakout session, or workshop
Audience All, though primarily higher education
Duration 45 minutes to 90 minutes
Handouts Yes

Keep in mind that Dr. Bonk will gladly tailor any of his presentations to your specific needs. With enough lead time, most talks or presentations can be altered for almost any audience.


Video Primers in an Online Repository for e-Teaching and Learning (V-PORTAL) (Watch)

IMG_5155.JPG Online learning is exploding around the planet from K-12 to higher education to corporate and government training environments. Everyone is attempting dealing with this teaching and learning transformation. The School of Education at Indiana University is no exception. As it expanded its online offerings, officials there asked were concerned that few faculty members had been trained how to teach online. The objective was high quality online course development and delivery. To address this issue, IU administrators asked Professor Bonk to create a series of short (10 minute or less) video primers on online teaching and learning. One year in production, these 27 videos were rolled out in late September 2010. They are dubbed the V-PORTAL or "Video Primers in an Online Repository for e-Teaching and Learning." The topics of the video in the V-PORTAL include managing an online course, providing feedback, building community, finding quality supplemental materials, online visual learning, podcast, wiki, and blogging tools and applications, blended learning, global connections and colorations, assessment, plagiarism, and trends for the future (see below for a complete listing). Issues, objectives, and examples for each topic are addressed in each of the 27 shows.

Shared Online Video Series on Teaching Online, Indiana University, School of Education

Video Primers in an Online Repository for e-Teaching and Learning (V-PORTAL).
  1. Watch & Find Resources (Firefox preferred): IU School of Ed Instructional Consulting Office): http://www.indiana.edu/~icy/media/de_series.html (includes feedback form, color PDFs of the slides for each presentation, and additional resources)
  2. For faster access, watch in Bonk’s YouTube Channel (use any browser): http://www.youtube.com/user/TravelinEdMan
  3. Read about Possible Uses: http://www.trainingshare.com/keynotes.php#htu

  1. Planning an Online Course
  2. Managing an Online Course: General
  3. Managing an Online Course: Discussion Forums
  4. Providing Feedback
  5. Reducing Plagiarism
  6. Building Community
  7. Building Instructor and Social Presence
  8. Online Relationships: Student-Student, Student-Instructor, Student-Practitioner, Student-Self
  9. Fostering Online Collaboration/Teaming
  10. Finding Quality Supplemental Materials
  11. Blended Learning: General
  12. Blended Learning: Implementation
  13. Blended Learning: The Future
  14. Online Writing and Reflection Activities
  15. Online Visual Learning
  16. Using Existing Online Video Resources
  17. Webinars and Webcasts
  18. Podcasting Uses and Applications
  19. Wiki Uses and Applications
  20. Blog Uses and Applications
  21. Collaborative Tool Uses and Applications
  22. Hands-On/Experiential Learning
  23. Coordinating Online Project, Problem, and Product-Based Learning
  24. Global Connections and Collaborations
  25. Assessing Student Online Learning
  26. Ending, Archiving, Updating, and Reusing an Online Course
  27. Trends on the Horizon
Note: These 27 video primers designed during 2009-2010, finalized and announced October 2010.

How to Use: Whether you are interested in emerging technologies or innovative pedagogies, this video primer series is for you, What's more, you can watch them on the Web for free from anywhere in the world. You can view them while sitting at home in your pajamas and fuzzy slippers while sipping some hot chocolate, eating lunch at your office desk, or relaxing at a mountain or lakeside retreat. Each lesson is delivered to you in 10 minutes or less. You might give certificates out to employees who watch and reflect on how they might use ideas found in each one of them. Alternatively, you can request Curt Bonk, the host and developer of all 27 shows, to give you and your staff a personal overview of any of these topics. Such a session--live or online--might last just 15 or 30 minutes or expand into a 1, 2, or 3 day workshop. In any case, your instructors, instructional designers, and administrators will be much better prepared for the highly interesting and complex world of online teaching and learning. Enjoy these free video primers in the V-PORTAL! Nowhere else on the planet will you find such an assembly of knowledge related to online teaching and learning.

Ten Ways to Use:
  1. Instructor training: present videos to online instructors for reflection.
  2. Workshops: the 27 video primers might be embedded in brief or extended workshop.
  3. Certification: design activities related to the videos as part of a larger training program.
  4. Student courses: videos could be used as supplements to course readings related to new or emerging technologies, online teaching and learning, and blended learning.
  5. Personal exploration: dig into an area of interest.
  6. Discussion: present a video for 10 minutes followed by 5-10 minutes or more of discussion or reflection activities.
  7. Debates: these resources might jump-start debates on new courses, programs, or initiatives.
  8. Strategic planning: these videos might be used to highlight potential areas related to online learning that a department, program, school, university, corporation, or organization might head.
  9. Retreats: the contents of the V-PORTAL might find its way into faculty or administrator retreats.
  10. Accomplishments: organizations and institutions might compare the ideas in these videos to areas of strength as well as weaknesses or areas in need of further development.

Important Acknowledgment: I want to acknowledge and publicly express thanks to the School of Education at Indiana University in Bloomington which funded this highly valuable and momentous production effort. In particular, the IU School of Education Instructional Consulting office and the Instructional Systems Technology (IST) Department played key roles in their planning, generation, and dissemination.

Permissions Note: You have permission to make a Web link to these videos, share information about these contents with others, or translate the contents to another language, as long as the contents (i.e., the movies) included here abide by the Creative Commons license notes below. As a courtesy to the Indiana University School of Education and Dr. Curt Bonk, the host of the 27 video primers, please send an e-mail to Professor Bonk (cjbonk@indiana.edu) to let him know how you are using these learning resources (i.e., the intended purpose) as well as who is using them. Thank you.

These videos are available under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 license. For more information, see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/


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As a courtesy to the Indiana University School of Education and myself (Dr. Curt Bonk, the host of the 27 video primers), please send me an e-mail at (cjbonk at indiana dot edu) or to the Instructional Consulting office in the IU School of Education (ic@indiana.edu) to let us know how you are using these learning resources (i.e., the intended purpose). You might also state who is using them. Thank you.





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