Bonk: Learning Innovations

Bonk Curtis 186 Each year, I look for Thought Leaders who will "PUSH" our learning boundaries.

This year, we feature Curt Bonk, a renowned and innovative Professor of Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University and adjunct in the School of Informatics.

In early 2012, Bonk was listed in Education Week among the top contributors to the public debate about education. That same week, he was selected as one of 24 presenters for a special NSF Cyberlearning Research Summit on “Transforming Education” held at National Geographic in Washington, DC. Curt has presented more than 1,200 talks around the globe related to online teaching and learning, including ones at universities in China, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Korea, Finland, Ireland, Singapore, Spain, Iceland, the UK, and the Saudi Arabia.

In addition, he has over 280 publications on topics such as online learning pedagogy, massive multiplayer online gaming, wikibooks, blogging, open source software, collaborative technologies, and synchronous and asynchronous computer conferencing.

Curt's books include: Handbook of Blended Learning Environments: Global Perspectives, Local Designs, was published by Pfeiffer Publishing in 2006 and his Empowering Online Learning: 100+ Activities for Reading, Reflecting, Displaying, and Doing was published by Jossey-Bass in 2008. His July 2009 book with Jossey-Bass/Wiley, The World is Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education, extends “The World is Flat” book by Thomas Friedman. 

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