VITAE: December 31, 2017
School of Education: Room 2238
Instructional Systems Technology Department
201 N. Rose Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-1006
Mobile: (812) 322-curt
Email(s): email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TravelinEdMan
Personal Homepages: http://curtbonk.com/;
Google Scholar (h-index = 55; i-index = 123):
Ph.D., 1989, University of
Psychology; Concentrations: Human Learning; Human Development.
Minor: Curriculum and
Instruction: Educational Technology.
M.S., 1987, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Major: Educational
1984/85, UW-Waukesha and Univ. of WI-Madison
Extension, coursework in Psychology.
B.A., 1981, University of
Wisconsin-Whitewater; Major: Accounting. (3.83 G.P.A. Magna Cum Laude)
1996 Certification in Distance Education,
Indiana University, Continuing Studies Dept.
1983 Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
License granted December 16, 1983.
2005-present Professor, Dept. of Instructional Systems
Technology (IST), Indiana
• Adjunct Faculty Member: IU School of Informatics,
• Associate Faculty Member: IU Cognitive
Science Program, 1992-present.
and Founder, CourseShare, LLC, Bloomington,
2003-2010 President and Founder, SurveyShare, Inc., Bloomington, Indiana.
2003-2005 Professor, Dept. of Counseling and
Educational Psychology, Indiana
• Adjunct Member, Instructional Systems Technology
• Core Member: Center for Research on Learning
& Tech (CRLT) 1998-2005.
1997-2003 Associate Professor (tenured in 1997),
Dept. of Counseling and Educ. Psych, Indiana
1992-1997 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Counseling
and Educational Psychology, Indiana
1989-1992 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Educational Psychology, West
1987-1988 Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Cur. &
Inst, Mainstreaming course, UW-Madison.
1986-1987 Project Assistant, Gifted & Talented
Outreach & Madison Extension, UW-Madison.
1984-1986 Assistant Controller, Automated Systems,
Inc., Brookfield, WI.
1983-1984 Controller, R & J Medical Supply,
Inc., Milwaukee, WI.
1981-1983 Auditor and Tax Accountant, Vrakas Blum, Waukesha, WI.
1978-1980 Production Control Coordinator, Square D
Co. & McQuay Perfex, Milwaukee,
Web Software Development and Project Supervision
Developer/Supervisor: Various E-Learning Portals and Tools, CourseShare, LLC.
and Founder), TrainingShare.com, PublicationShare.com
sites developed for sharing articles,
presentations, technology tools, various learning portals for the field of
instructional and educational technology (e.g., jobs, jobs, graduate program
portals), etc. (dozens of staff personally funded and supervised)
Consulting Services: Online and blended learning
training and implementation, technology-related research and evaluation, technical
report generation, advice on strategic planning, future trend analysis, etc.
Client Base: All educational sectors,
including: K-12, higher education, corporate and military, non-profit,
Responsibilities: Hired and supervised various
individuals involved online learning research and evaluation for various
supervised, managed those engaged in graphic design, Website development,
promotion, etc., of CourseShare, LLC, TrainingShare, and PublicationShare.
Management and Financials/Accounting
estimates and projections, coordinated annual meetings, dealt with vendors and
client contracts, etc.
1998-2017 Web Developer/Supervisor,
Grant from Continuing Studies Department, Indiana University
Bobweb: http://www.indiana.edu/~bobweb (Web site for course taught via
videoconferencing. Components: creativity, critical thinking, cooperative
2003-2010 President &
Founder, Web Devel/Supervisor: SurveyShare, Inc. (company sold June
Product: A popular, low-priced Web-based
15,000 survey memberships per year; millions of survey takers per year from all
economic or educational sectors.
Funding: Personally funded all start-up
costs associated with SurveyShare including tool development, marketing,
management, etc., until product became viable.
Responsibilities: Hired, supervised, and managed dozens
of employees involved in the development, management, accounting, implementation,
marketing, etc. of SurveyShare.
Tool Development: Usability testing, design team
coordination, planning, etc., oversaw all tool and feature changes and additions.
exhibits, product demonstrations, brochures and fliers, email notices, set
pricing options, etc.
Management: Negotiated building space and
rent, made all technology decisions, etc.
Budget estimates and projections, coordinated annual meetings with Chief
Financial Officer, vendor relations, negotiated enterprise client contracts and
accounts receivable, etc.
Developer/Supervisor: Various E-Learning Portals and Tools (free)
ResourceShare.com, LibraryShare.com, QuizShare.com, BookstoreShare.com, UniversityShare.com,
Sites developed for sharing resources among college instructors,
students, corporate trainers, freelance instructors.
Funding: All the above sites were personally
Over 40 programmers and network specialists, trainers, instructional designers,
graphic designers, researchers, distance learning specialists (Note: most were
graduate students at Indiana University).
Co-Director and Web Site Developer, TICKIT Project, Grant: Arthur Vining Davis Foundations
http://www.indiana.edu/~tickit (Teacher Institute for Curriculum Knowledge
about the Integration of Technology; a project for rural Indiana teacher technology integration).
undergraduate educational psychology course on the Web: activities, Web links,
electronic portfolios, profiles, archives, discussions, peer interaction
1996-2000 Coordinator of
Online Mentoring/Conferencing Program, Grant from School of Ed, Indiana
(Conferencing on the Web)/TITLE (The Intraplanetary Teacher Learning Exchange):
(Web site for electronic conferencing of preservice
teachers from Indiana University, Korea Finland,
Univ of South Carolina, Texas
problems seen in schools and getting online mentoring)
1999-2000 Web Developer/Supervisor, Contract with Bell
& Howell Learning and Information
Note: this was the first online reader in Educational Psychology Reader
Web Developer/Supervisor, Contract with Houghton Mifflin Company
INSITE Web site to support textbook, Psychology Applied to Teaching (9th
(Note: this is the most comprehensive and
interactive Web site for Educational Psychology)
Supervised: 13 content specialists,
programmers, and instructional designers.
Responsibilities: Helped conceptualize the project, created and selected content,
coordinated work flow, Web design, interactivity features, handled contracts,
reviewed and edited all work.
Developer/Supervisor, Grant from Center for Global Change, Indiana University
Caseweb: http: //www.indiana/edu/~caseweb
(set of cases for educ psychology)
Undergraduate Educational Psychology
Experience (with above course)
P540 Learning and
Cognition in Education
Cognition and Learning Strategies
P640 Thinking and
Learning in Social Contexts
Instructional Strategies for Thinking, Collaboration, and Motivation
with various titles) including: The World is Open with Web Technology,
E-Learning Pedagogy and Evaluation; and Interactive Technology for Learning and
for Educational Inquiry
Distance Education and Online Learning Course Experiences
1. Web Course (4 times): P251/254/255 undergraduate Ed
2. Web Course (5 times): M101/M201 Lab component of Ed
3. Web Course (5 times): P540 Learning and Cognition
in Education, 2004-2009.
4. Web Course (4 times): R511: Instructional Technology
5. Web Course (1 time): R546: Instructional Strategies
for Thinking, Collab, & Motivation, 2009.
6. Web Course (5 times): R678: Emerging Learning
Technologies, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.
7. Web Course (3 times): R685: The World is Open with
Web Technology, 2010, 2011, 2012.
8. Videoconferencing Course (1 time); IUB & IUPUI,
P540 Learning and Cognition in Ed, 2004.
9. Videoconferencing Course (2 times); IUB &
IUPUI, P640 Thinking & Lrng in Social Contexts, 2005, 2006.
10. Videoconferencing Course (16 times); P506/R546
Alternative Instructional Strategies, 1996-2017. (including: IU-NW, IUPUI,
IU-SE, IU-B, Lebanon Schools, Turkey Run School District)
11. Videoconf Course (1995): P600/R685 Interactive
Tech for Lrng & Collab, IUPUI & IUB.
12. Videoconf Course (2005 & 2006): P600/R685 E-Learning
Pedagogy & Eval, IUPUI & IUB.
13. Helped Design TV-Based Telecourse (with Drs.
Robert and Donna Rae Clasen) (1987-88): Teachers
Tackle Thinking: Critical Thinking in the Classroom, UW-Madison Outreach
14. Massive Open Online Course (MOOC),
Ideas and Technology Tools for Online Success, April-June 2012 (includes 5
synchronous sessions in May 2012), nearly 4,000 people enrolled.
Live Outreach Course Accomplishments
1. Taught in rural Indiana Schools (5
times) P506 Applying Tech to
Teaching & Learning, Spring of 1998-2003.
2. Taught in Center Grove
School District, Greenwood, Indiana (3 times), P506 Alt. Instructional Strats:
Crit, Creat, Coop, Motiv., 1995-97.
3. Taught in Wheeling, WV, EDP300
Advanced Educational Psychology, 1992.
Honors, Awards, and Recognitions
2015-2018 Guest Professor, South China Normal
University, Guangzhou, China.
Learning Journal Outstanding Research Achievement Award in Online Education,
Online Learning Consortium, Orlando, Florida, November 16, 2017.
for the Advancement of Computing in Education) Fellowship Award "In
Recognition of Outstanding Leadership & Service to the Profession and AACE."
Presented at E-Learn 2016—World Conference on E-Learning, November 15, 2016. Listing: https://www.aace.org/awards/
Division of Distance Learning (DDL) Distance Education Book Award.
2016 -- First Place. MOOCs and Open Education Around the World, Editors: Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C.
Reeves, & Thomas H. Reynolds. NY: Routledge. Presented at the
2016 Conference of the Association for Educational Technology and
Communications (AECT), Las Vegas, NV.
2016 Outstanding Contribution to eLearning,
Global TechLearn Congress and Awards 2016, Taj Lands End, Mumbai, India, June
Division of Distance Education (DDL) Journal Article Award—Quantitative
Based, 2015-Second Place, Presented at the 2015 Conference of the Association
for Educational Technology and Communications (AECT), Indianapolis, IN.
Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi Miyoung Lee, Xiaojing Kou, Shuya Xu, and Feng-Ru Sheu (2015). Understanding the Self-Directed Online
Learning Preferences, Goals, Achievements, and Challenges of MIT OpenCourseWare
Subscribers. Educational Technology and
Society, 18(2), 349-368.
2014 Outstanding Contribution to Education,
Global TechLearn Congress and Awards 2014, Taj Lands End, Mumbai, India,
November 14, 2014.
2014 Mildred B. and Charles A. Wedemeyer Award
for Outstanding Practitioner in Distance Education Award; presented at the
30th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning at the
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, August 13, 2014.
2012 IAP (Information Age Publishing) DDL Distance Education Journal Article Award,
2012-First Place for “Advancing Practice,”
Presented by the Division of Distance Learning of the Association for Educational
Technology and Communications (AECT), Louisville, KY.
Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi Miyoung Lee, Nari Kim, & Meng-Fen Grace Lin.
(2009). The tensions of transformation in three cross-institutional
wikibook projects. The Internet and
Higher Education, 12(3-4),
2012 IAP (Information Age Publishing) Distance Education Book Award, 2012-Third
Place, The World is Open: How Web
Technology is Revolutionizing Education, Presented by the Division of
Distance Learning of the Association for Educational Technology and
Communications (AECT), Louisville, KY.
2009 Trustees' Teaching Award, Indiana University, School of Education.
2009 Executive Committee Chair, Advisory Board, E-Learn
Conference--The World Conference on
E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education.