April 6, 2017 What is the future of learning?
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. (masterclass)
What is the future of learning? According to Curtis Bonk, the answer to that question becomes clear when online instructors embrace the changing nature of education and technology. By adopting his innovative framework for motivating students through online environments, you can take giant leaps towards influencing the megatrends in online learning technology as it progresses into the future.
The morning talk will be followed by a masterclass that will look at how teaching with TEC-VARIETY can engage, empower, and excite online learners.
Curtis Bonk is Professor at Indiana University teaching psychology and technology courses. Drawing on his background as a corporate controller, CPA, educational psychologist, and instructional technologist, Bonk offers unique insights into the intersection of business, education, psychology, and technology in his popular blog, TravelinEdMan. In addition to many national and statewide innovative distance teaching awards, in 2014, he received the Mildred B. and Charles A. Wedemeyer Award for Outstanding Practitioner in Distance Education. From 2012 to 2016, Bonk has been annually named by Education Next and listed in Education Week among the top contributors to the public debate about education from more than 20,000 university-based academics. He has authored several widely used technology books, including The World Is Open, Empowering Online Learning, The Handbook of Blended Learning, Electronic Collaborators, Adding Some TEC-VARIETY, and MOOCs and Open Education Around the World.