The World Is Open: How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 6, 2009 - Education - 384 pages
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Discover the dramatic changes that are affecting all learners

Web-based technology has opened up education around the world to the point where anyone can learn anything from anyone else at any time. To help educators and others understand what's possible, Curt Bonk employs his groundbreaking "WE-ALL-LEARN" model to outline ten key technology and learning trends, demonstrating how technology has transformed educational opportunities for learners of every age in every corner of the globe. The book is filled with inspiring stories of ordinary learners as well as interviews with technology and education leaders that reveal the power of this new way of learning.

  • Captures the global nature of open education from those who are creating and using new learning technologies
  • Includes a new Preface and Postscript with the latest updates
  • A free companion web site provides additional stories and information

Using the dynamic "WE-ALL-LEARN" model, learners, educators, executives, administrators, instructors, and parents can discover how to tap into the power of Web technology and unleash a world of information.

  

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Review: The World Is Open: How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education

User Review  - Roger McHaney - Goodreads

Excellent book by a super academic. This book really provokes thought and provides a worldview that is becoming prevalent among tech-savvy students. Highly recommended as a must read. Read full review

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User Review  - Tammy - Goodreads

Just bought this on EBAY for $10.00 including shipping. 2/20/10 Read full review

Contents

How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education Introduction to the Open Learning World
1
How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education Chapter 1 We All Learn
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How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education Chapter 2 To Search and to Scan Opener 1 Web Searching in the World of EBooks
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How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education Chapter 3 EDemand Around the Globe Opener 2 ELearning and Blended Learning
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How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education Chapter 4 Its a Free Software World After All Opener 3 Availability of Open Source and Free S...
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How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education Chapter 5 MIT in Every Home Opener 4 Leveraged Resources and OpenCourseWare
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How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education Chapter 6 Portals for the People Opener 5 Learning Object Repositories and Portals
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How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education Chapter 7 Making a Contribution Opener 6 Learner Participation in Open Information Commu...
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How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education Chapter 9 Who Are You? Opener 8 Alternative Reality Learning
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How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education Chapter 10 ULearning? Opener 9 RealTime Mobility and Portability
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How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education Chapter 11 Learning at Your Service Opener 10 Networks of Personalized Learning
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How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education Chapter 12 The Treasures and Traps of This Open Learning World
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How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education Acknowledgments
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How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education The Author
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How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education Endnotes
419
How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education Index
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How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education Chapter 8 Collaborate or Die Opener 7 Electronic Collaboration and Interaction
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About the author (2009)

Curtis J. Bonk, Ph.D., is professor of Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University. 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. A well-known authority on emerging technologies for learning, Bonk reflects on his speaking experiences around the world in his popular blog, TravelinEdMan. He has written many articles and coauthored several widely used books, including Empowering Online Learning, The Handbook of Blended Learning, and Electronic Collaborators. He is also founder and president of SurveyShare and president of CourseShare.

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