The World Is Open: How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education – Curtis J. Bonk explores ten key trends that together make up the WE-ALL-LEARN framework for understanding the potential of technology in learning in the 21st century.  ( Dr. Sheri Litt gave us the book as a end-of-term present with the homework to read it during the summer. I will present a review to faculty during the fall.

During last Teaching and Learning Conference Dr. Julie Giuliani made a presentation about wide open web 2.0 tools for online education and made reference to this book. Her husband Joe Giuliani is a chef who teaches cooking online ( The cartoon reflects their interests in web 2.0 education.

Book Review:

The World Is Open

Web 2.0 and Emerging Learning Technologies

Florida Virtual School (Chapter 3)

Capella University. The E-Learning Skyline of Minneapolis (Chapter 3)

MIT Open Coureware. MIT in Every Home (Chapter 5)


Curtis J. Bonk Online Reaosurces

Shared Online Video Series on Teaching Online, Indiana University, School of Education
2009-2010 Designed and produced a series of 27 brief (7-10 minute) videos related to teaching online. (IU School of Ed Instructional Consulting Office) (Bonk YouTube site for these 27 videos)
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.  Podcasting Uses and Applications
18.  Wiki Uses and Applications
19.  Blog Uses and Applications
20.  Collaborative Tool Uses and Applications
21.  Hands-On/Experiential Learning
22.  Coordinating Online Project, Problem, and Product-Based Learning
23.  Global Connections and Collaborations
24.  Assessing Student Online Learning
25.  Webinars and Webcasts
26.  Ending, Archiving, Updating, and Reusing an Online Course
27.  Trends on the Horizon