The World Is Open: How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education

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Wiley, 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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User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

Enthusiastic and optimistic, this looked like an interesting read for a teacher, and it was recommended by one of my favourite bloggers, but after reading the first 100 pages there wasn't much that ... Read full review

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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

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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