Spring of 2017: R678 Topical Seminar, (Only) 3 Credits

Emerging Learning Technologies (The Famed "Monster Syllabus")

Indiana University, School of Education, Room 2101

Section 15004 FTF, Canvas: https://iu.instructure.com/courses/1601210

Section 17734 Online, Canvas: https://iu.instructure.com/courses/1601211

General Course Link to Canvas: http://canvas.iu.edu/


Instructor: Curt Bonk, Professor, Instructional Systems Technology Dept.

Online R678 Syllabus:  http://curtbonk.com/Syllabus_R678_Spring_of_2017.htm



Sync Chats/Q’s: TodaysMeet: https://todaysmeet.com/R678_Emerging_Learning_Technologies

Office Hours: Zoom: https://IU.zoom.us/j/8123222878

Videostreaming (see below): Video Bridge: 2317734


Multimedia Glossary Dec 2012 (from Ozgur Ozdemir): http://r685glossary.shutterfly.com/

Weekly Discussion Moderators: http://www.trainingshare.com/r685.php

Participant Bios and Interests: http://www.trainingshare.com/r678bios.php

Online Role Play: http://www.trainingshare.com/r678roles.php

Copies of Weekly R678 Lectures given in Spring of 2017: PP Slides



Curtis J. Bonk, Ph.D., CPA

Office: 2238 W. W. Wright Education Bldg.

IST Dept. School of Education, IU


Phone: (mobile # available upon request)

E-mail: CJBonk@indiana.edu

Office Hours: as arranged


Instructional Assistant:

Meina Zhu: meinzhu@umail.iu.edu


Navigation Links:
Skip to Week 1. (January 9) Introduction to the Open World: Visionaries and Visions
Skip to Week 2. (January 16) Alternate Reality Learning: AR, VR, Gaming, and Simulations (Explore Week #1)
Skip to Week 3. (January 23) The Sudden Explosion of E-Books and E-Book Readers
Skip to Week 4. (January 30) The Expansion of Blended and Fully Online Learning
Skip to Week 5. (February 6) Extreme, Nontraditional, and Adventure Learning
Skip to Week 6. (February 13) Open Educational Resources (OER) and OpenCourseWare (OCW)
Skip to Week 7. (February 20) Open Education and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
Skip to Week 8 (February 27) More MOOCs and Open Education Around the World
Skip to Week 9. (March 6) Motivation in Informal and Self-Directed Online Learning Environments (including online language learning) (Explore Week #2)
Skip to Week 10. (March 20) Connectivism, Social Media, and Participatory Learning
Skip to Week 11. (March 27) Wikis, Wikipedia, Wikibooks, and Collaborative Writing (Explore Week #3)
Skip to Week 12. (April 3) Shared Online Video and Audio (Explore Week #4)
Skip to Week 13. (April 10) Flipping the Classroom
Skip to Week 14. (April 17) Interactive, Global, and Collaborative Learning (including learning spaces, etc.)
Skip to Week 15. (April 24) Mobile, Wireless, and Ubiquitous Learning
Skip to Week 16+. (Future) Networks of Personalized Learning and AI Agents


Course Description and Rationale:

Instead of passive consumption-based learning, we are living in a participatory age where learners have a voice and potentially some degree of ownership over their own learning. Here at the start of the twenty-first century, emerging technologies and activities– such as blogs, wikis, podcasts, ebooks, YouTube videos, massive open online courses (MOOCs), simulations, virtual worlds, and wireless and mobile computing – are generating waves of new opportunities in higher education, K-12 schools, corporate training, and other learning environments.


And today’s millennial learner, immersed in an increasingly digital world is seeking richer and more engaging learning experiences. Amid this rising tide of expectations, instructors across educational sectors are exploring and sharing innovative ways to use technology to foster interaction, collaboration, and increased excitement for learning. It is time to take advantage of the new participatory learning culture where learners build, tinker with, explore, share, and collaborate with others online. It is also time to utilize free and open educational resources, opencourseware, learning portals, and open source software across educational sectors and income levels. Some of you will create and publish a cross-cultural Wikibook. Others will create video blogs, and still others will design YouTube-like videos. Some might even flip their classrooms. Still others will teach a massive open online course (MOOC).


The syllabus for this course is purposefully long. I refer to it as “the monster syllabus.” I will be your online concierge or guide through masses of online resources. In an age when eyeball-to-eyeball learning is no longer necessary, effective online instructors do not simply teach, but moderate, coach, and assist in the learning process. Today a teacher, trainer, professor, or instructional designer often assumes the role of concierge with a wealth of freely available tools and resources to guide her learners. In this more open twenty-first century learning world, anyone can learn anything from anyone else at any time.


Course Goals and Objectives

After the course, students should be able to:

1.      Explain and demonstrate the educational benefits of technologies such as virtual games, augmented reality, synchronous conferencing, online tutorials, podcasts, wikis, blogs, virtual worlds, simulations, social networking software, digital books, mobile books, etc.

2.      Track and report on trends related to emerging learning technologies.

3.      Frame learning technology trends and issues from broader psychological, social, cultural, and educational perspectives.

4.      Critique articles and review books related to emerging learning technologies.

5.      Use, recommend, or create online resources and portals in a variety of educational settings.

6.      Design an innovative research or evaluation project related to online learning;

7.      Successfully submit research, grant, and other proposals related to learning technologies, open education (e.g., open textbooks), MOOCs, e-learning, etc. to conferences, foundations, summits, or institutes.

8.      Recognize and potentially contact many of the key players and scholars in the field of online learning, open education, MOOCs, and emerging learning technologies.

9.      Consult with organizations to develop strategic plans or evaluate the effectiveness of e-learning courses, programs, and events as well as MOOCs, open education, Web 2.0 technologies, etc.

10.  Make recommendations regarding online learning initiatives, programs, and strategies.

11.  Obtain a model, guide, or framework for thinking about new technology tools and resources in education. Use this framework for strategic planning reports, retreats, consulting, and other situations where a macro lens on learning technology and educational reform is needed.

12.  Obtain the skills to train fellow teachers as well as learners in emerging learning technologies and pedagogically effective instructional activities and approaches.


Required Texts (none), Videos, and Journal Article List

None!!! The world of learning should be FREE!


Recommended books (don’t buy them):

  1. Bonk, C. J. (July 2009). The World is Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, a Wiley imprint. See: http://worldisopen.com/
  2. Bonk, C. J., Lee. M. M., Reeves, T. C., & Reynolds, T. H. (Eds). (2015). MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. NY: Routledge. Book homepage: http://moocsbook.com/


Perhaps get this FREE one instead (it is free in English and Chinese):

  1. Free Book: Bonk, C. J., & Khoo, E. (2014). Adding Some TEC-VARIETY: 100+ Activities for Motivating and Retaining Learners Online. OpenWorldBooks.com and Amazon CreateSpace. Note: Free eBook available at: http://tec-variety.com/; Paperback http://www.amazon.com/dp/1496162722/ and Kindle http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KJ1FAC8


Curt Bonk’s List of journals in educational technology and related fields:


Curt Bonk’s 27 free 10 minute videos on how to teach online:

“Video Primers in an Online Repository for e-Teaching and Learning” (V-PORTAL)

1.       Watch & Find Resources (Firefox preferred): IU School of Ed Instructional Consulting Office): http://www.indiana.edu/~icy/media/de_series.html

2.       For faster access, watch in Bonk’s YouTube Channel (use any browser): http://www.youtube.com/user/TravelinEdMan

3.       Read about Possible Uses: http://www.trainingshare.com/keynotes.php#tasel



Tentative Tasks and Grading

 40 pts   A. Tidbit and Video Reflection Paper (Tidbits: February 27)

 40 pts   B. Discussion Moderator (pick a week: http://www.trainingshare.com/r685.php)

 40 pts   C. Discussion Participation in Canvas and Other (due each week)

 50 pts   D. Online Discussion and Lecture Reflection Paper (Due: April 24)

 60 pts   E. Report or Strategic Plan Analysis (Due: February 27)

 70 pts   F. Final: Wikibook, MOOC Project, Video, or Personal Selected Task (Due: April 24)

300      Total Points


Total points will determine your final grade. I will use the following grading scale:

A+ = 300 high score                B- =  240 points

A =   280 points                                   C+ = 230 points

A- =  270 points                       C =   220 points

B+ = 260 points                       C - = 210 points

B =   250 points                       F/FN = no work rec'd or signif. inadequate/impaired


Lateness Policy: I usually accept anything turned in within 48 hours of the original due date. After that, students lose 2 points for each day that it is past due without an approved reason.


Directions: Videostreaming live and recorded each Monday at 7:00-9:45 pm:

  1. From Google Chrome (preferred) or from Firefox, navigate to: https://bridge.iu.edu
  2. In the “conference to dial” field, type your Conference ID: (Conference Bridge: 2317734)
  3. Type your name
  4. Click Connect
  5. The camera and microphone preview window now appears.  You should see your own camera image. If not, click the gear icon, select the correct camera and microphone from the dropdown box and try again. 
  6. Click Start. You should now be connected to the conference.


Option: Watch the recording in Canvas.



Projected Seminar Weekly Topics

Week 1. (January 9) Introduction to the Open World: Visionaries and Visions

Week 2. (January 16) Alternate Reality Learning: AR, VR, Gaming, and Simulations (Explore Week #1)

Week 3. (January 23) The Sudden Explosion of E-Books and E-Book Readers

Week 4. (January 30) The Expansion of Blended and Fully Online Learning

Week 5. (February 6) Extreme, Nontraditional, and Adventure Learning

Week 6. (February 13) Open Educational Resources (OER) and OpenCourseWare (OCW)

Week 7. (February 20) Open Education and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Week 8 (February 27) More MOOCs and Open Education Around the World

Week 9. (March 6) Motivation in Informal and Self-Directed Online Learning Environments (including online language learning) (Explore Week #2)

Week 10. (March 20) Connectivism, Social Media, and Participatory Learning

Week 11. (March 27) Wikis, Wikipedia, Wikibooks, and Collaborative Writing (Explore Week #3)

Week 12. (April 3) Shared Online Video and Audio (Explore Week #4)

Week 13. (April 10) Flipping the Classroom

Week 14. (April 17) Interactive, Global, and Collaborative Learning (including learning spaces, etc.)

Week 15. (April 24) Mobile, Wireless, and Ubiquitous Learning

Week 16+. (Future) Networks of Personalized Learning and AI Agents


Note: “Explore Weeks” allow the learners or participants in this class to the find their own articles for that week and ignore any assigned articles in the syllabus. However, students must place their list of articles found, skimmed, or read during that week in the discussion thread in Canvas for that week. They must also nominate at least one article that they found and/or read that week that is worth assigning next year in this class and explain why they recommend it. Those whose articles are selected by the instructor will receive a special acknowledgement or recognition.


Class Tasks

A. Tidbit and Video Reflection Paper (40 points: Due February 27)


Tidbits and Videos (40 points): Besides reading 3-4 assigned articles each week, during the semester I want you to read at least 50 total tidbits during the semester from the list of tidbit readings or about 2 or 3 per week (preferably more than 50). Typically, these are very short online news or magazine articles. I also want you to watch at least 5 videos listed below related to our course (or similar ones that you find). On February 27, you will turn in a list of your top 30 tidbits read so far (best ones at the top) and top 2-3 videos watched. You might also note a few tidbits that you did not enjoy. After those lists, I want you to reflect for 1-2 single spaced pages on what you learned from those tidbits. I am not asking you to summarize each article or video; instead reflect on your learning in general. What themes, trends, or concepts were clarified for you? What new insights did you gain? What inspirations did you feel? You might include brief comments at the beginning or end of the paper on why you ranked the tidbits and videos the way you did. I will send an email with examples upon request. Be creative. Take a look at the examples provided. Post your tidbit reflection to Canvas or your Dropbox account or send to me via email.


B. Discussion Moderator (40 points)


Summarizer and Starter Activities Related to the Readings (40 points): At the start of each week, I want one person in this class to post a short summary to Canvas on at least 4 of the main articles assigned for that week. That person is the starter for discussion. Other students will add to their conversation with their reflections and reactions. As a summarizer or starter, you might: (1) state reactions, questions, and suggestions for the upcoming readings; (2) point out the relationship of upcoming week topic or articles to past lectures or readings; (3) discuss the position of a researcher or pioneer in the field (or perhaps even write to him/her); (4) discuss a recent speech or colloquium you attended related to the week or a visit to a technology center or exhibit; or (5) generally relate the articles for the week to prior learning and discussion in the course. At the end of the week, you might react and reflect on the class discussion that transpired as well as the questions and concerns raised. You can sign up for this task at: http://www.trainingshare.com/r685.php


Sample Discussion Moderator Recap:

  1. Prezi from Thuy Han for R678 class Week 4 (February 8, 2015): https://prezi.com/r4vkwqolkrn9/httpswebarchiveorgweb20040303191129httpwwwnetco/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy
  2. Jennifer Webeck, April 2, 2015, As an overview of our discussion in bubbl.us:


C. Participation in Canvas (40 points)


Course participation in Canvas (40 points): This is worth 40 points as follows: 36-40 for high participators; 32-36 for medium participators; 28-32 for low participators; and 0-31 for others. Course participation includes contributing to the online discussion in Canvas, sharing resources, responding to peers, providing feedback on tasks and resource recommendations, and so on. While these will be mainly assessed as to the number of posts, I will also take into consideration qualitative factors such as those listed below.

Face-to-Face (Stump Bonk): In addition to Canvas discussions, some weeks in the live class, students will have 10-15 minutes to ask Professor Bonk questions for his opinion or ideas related to any tidbit article(s). Among the goals is to stump Professor Bonk. Another goal is to get excited about the material and resources in this course.


  1. Diversity (some variety in ideas posted, and some breadth to exploration);
  2. Perspective taking (values other perspectives, ideas, cultures, etc.);
  3. Creativity (original, unique, and novel ideas);
  4. Insightful (makes interesting, astute, and sagacious observations).
  5. Relevancy (topics selected are connected to course content); and
  6. Learning Depth/Growth (shows some depth to thinking and elaboration of ideas);


D. Discussion and Lecture Reflection (50 points: Due April 24)


Discussion and Lecture Reflection Paper (50 points): At the end of the semester, you are to reflect on what you learned from weekly discussions in Canvas each week as well as from my recorded lectures and discussions that I will deliver each week via videoconferencing. You should include at least 7 of the weeks in your reflection. What were the ideas, issues, concepts, facts, figures, diagrams, etc., that struck a chord with you? What did you learn during the semester? How did your thinking change in a particular week or over time? What inspired you? What did you find disappointing? What is next?


Using these questions as a guide, please write a 2-3 page single-spaced reflection paper on this activity by April 24th (50 points). Though not required, it would help if you included a fourth page with a recap table, chart, figure, or some type of summary of key themes, concepts, terms, etc., mentioned in the reflection paper. This is to be a meta-reflection of your growth in the course, unique learning insights, personal gains, etc., at least in part, from your weekly discussions and responding to your peers. What were the key concepts you grappled with this semester? How has your thinking evolved? What are the gaps in the research that you might target now? What weeks or particular articles inspired you and why? Post your reflection paper to Canvas or your Dropbox account or send to me via email.


Reflection Paper Grading Criteria (50 Points; 10 points each):

1. Relevancy to class: meaningful examples, relationships drawn, interlinkages, connecting weekly ideas.

2. Insightful, Interesting, Reflective, Emotional: honest, self-awareness, interesting observations

3. Learning Depth/Growth: takes thoughts along to new heights, exploration, breadth & depth, growth.

4. Completeness: thorough comments, detailed reflection, fulfills assignment, informative.

5. Connections: linking threads in the discussion, lectures, and readings.


Storify Reflection:

Jenny Webeck, Spring 2015, My MOOC Story: Learning How to Support eLearners by Becoming One: https://storify.com/JWebeck/my-mooc-story



E. Report or Strategic Plan Analysis or Naturalistic Study (60 pts—Due February 27)

Midterm Option 1. Summary Report or Strategic Plan Evaluation, Critique, and Extension

Find and evaluate a summary report, technical report, or a strategic plan of a company, university, non-profit organization, school, state, province, country, or region related to e-learning, blended learning, mobile learning, or emerging learning technologies of some type and critique it. For instance, you might pick the state or country where you were born or perhaps where you plan to live after graduation. You might find the strategic plan online or request a hardcopy version. I want you to not simply read and critique the report but to also interview someone who created it or is/was affected by that report. You might discuss and critique the online learning technologies highlighted, proposed pedagogical plans, intended training methods, targeted skills or competencies, or evaluation methods detailed. You might visit the institution or organization or write someone an email. What might this organization do differently in planning for e-learning or using some emerging learning technology? What are its competitors doing, for instance? Has there been an update? You are encouraged to work in teams on this report. When done, you will present an overview of the report to the class. Testimonials, graphs and trends of indicated growth, comparisons, and other data or handouts are welcome. You are also encouraged to directly contact the organization that developed the report or plan and receive additional product information (e.g., DVDs, brochures, white papers, technical reports, product comparison sheets, videotapes, company annual report, customer testimonies, data sheets, Web site information, etc.). Your evaluation, critique, and extension paper should be 4-6 single-spaced pages (excluding references and appendices; those working in teams are expected to have 7-10 single spaced page papers, not counting references and appendices). Please post it to your Canvas or to your Dropbox account or send to me via email on or before February 27th.


Sample reports:

1.      U.S. Army Learning Concept 2015: http://www.tradoc.army.mil/tpubs/pams/tp525-8-2.pdf

2.      IU Strategic Plan for Online Education (2011, March 9): http://www.indiana.edu/~newacad/docs/IU-online-educ-strategic-plan-2011.pdf

3.      The Bicentennial Strategic Plan for IU, December 5, 2014: https://strategicplan.iu.edu/doc/plan.pdf


Summary Report/Strategic Plan Grading (10 pts for each of the following dimensions)

1. Review of Plan or Document (clarity, related to class, organized, facts, data, relevant, style)

2. Relevant Resources and Digging (citations/refs, linkages to class concepts, extensive)

3. Soundness of Critique (depth, clear, complete, practical, detailed, important, coherence)

4. Creativity and Richness of Ideas (richness of information, elaboration, originality, unique)

5. Knowledge of Topic (learning breadth & depth, growth, displays understanding of topic)

6. Recommendations, Insights, and Implications (contains relevant recommendations, guides)


Midterm Option 2. Naturalistic Study

You have options to the midterm. For instance, you might perform a case study or pilot observation of workers, students, etc. using tools or instructors interacting with employees, students, other instructors, etc. while they use a web-based learning tool, resources, project, or curriculum application. For instance, you might decide to complete a case study of a child, young person, or adult using a particular learning tool for the first time. Such naturalistic studies should include at least five careful observations and commentary of the person and tutor/teacher. The commentary should reflect your learning and provide insights as to how to make this tool more educationally meaningful. If you are looking at student-teacher-tool interaction patterns, teacher guidance, or simply tool use, you will need to design coding schemes and observation log sheets to help interpret tool functionality in this environment.


When done with your brief study, you might interview an instructor, learner, instructional designer, or some other person in that environment about the phenomenon that you observed. Interviewees might come from corporate, K-12, military, government, or higher education settings. These optional interviews can be live (face-to-face), via videoconferencing, phone- or Skype-based, or conducted through email.


Your naturalistic study report should be 4-7 single-spaced pages (excluding references and appendices; those working in teams are expected to have 7-10 page papers, not counting references and appendices). In your report, I want you to reflect on what you learned about e-learning from this assignment. How has it opened your eyes? What might you have done differently next time in your study? What recommendations do you have and what implications do you see? How might you put your new ideas to use in training programs or in your own future teaching? Please post it to Canvas or your Dropbox account or send to me via email on or before February 27th.


Sample Format Naturalistic/Research Activities:

    I. Title Page (Name, affiliation, topic title, acknowledgements)

   II. Topic Literature and Method

1. Res topic & materials;

2. Brief stmt of problem and why impt

3. Brief review of the relevant literature

4. Methods:

a. Subjects & design (i.e., who/how selected);

b. Materials/setting (i.e., hard/software, text)

c. Procedure (i.e., how data was obtained)

d. Coding Schemes & Dep. meas/instr (i.e., how segment/code data);

e. Analyses or comparisons

  III. Results and Discussion 1. Preliminary Results; 2. Discussion of results

   IV. References (APA style: see syllabus for example)

    V. Appendices (e.g., pictures, charts, figures, models, tests, scoring criteria, coding procedures)


Sample Grading of Major Project (60 Total Points or 10 pts each dimension)::

1. Review of the Problem/Lit/Purpose (interesting, relevant, current, organized, thorough, grounded)

2. Hypothesis/Research Questions/Intentions (clear, related to class and theory, current, extend field)

3. Method/Procedures (subjects/age groups approp, materials relevant, timeline sufficient, controls)

4. Research Activity/Design/Topic/Tool (clear, doable/practical, detailed, important)

5. Overall Richness of Ideas (richness of information, elaboration, originality, unique)

6. Overall Coherence and Completeness (unity, organization, logical sequence, synthesis, style, accurate)


Midterm Option 3:

Other options to the midterm might be grant proposals, research interventions (as opposed to observations), technology tool design proposals, curriculum integration plans, or conference research papers. If one of these appeals to you, write to the instructor for additional information and guidance.



F. Web 2.0 Final Project (70 points—Due April 24)

Option 1. Wikibook Online Work (WOW)

In this option, you help with a Wikibook related to emerging technologies. About seven years ago, students from five universities designed a wikibook on “The Web 2.0 and Emerging Learning Technologies” (The WELT); see http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Web_2.0_and_Emerging_Learning_Technologies. If you write a unique chapter for the WELT, it should be a minimum of 2,000 words. A 2-3 page reflection paper on what you learned from this wikibook activity needs to be included. Describe what you learned from the task including specific course concepts and ideas mentioned in your chapter as well as ideas related to the social construction of knowledge. Attached to your reflection paper will be documentation of what you contributed to the wikibook, including your chapter (with highlights or special notations of your contribution), highlights to the chapters worked on, and perhaps even print outs of the wikibook chapter editing history. Your paper and chapter will be graded according to the dimensions listed below.



Robert Halford, Spring 2015, Wikibook Chapter on Professional Developmnet: https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Web_2.0_and_Emerging_Learning_Technologies/Professional_Development#Technology_as_a_tool_for_learning

Greg Snow, Korea, Spring 2016, Wikibook Chapter on Virtual Reality, https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Virtual_Reality


Wikibook Grading (60 Total Points or 10 pts each dimension):

1. Chapter and reflection paper relevance: Contribution is meaningful to class, we learn from it

2. Chapter and reflection paper coherence: flow, well organized, good layout, enjoyable to read

3. Chapter and reflection paper completeness: Sufficient coverage of info, extends topic and class

4. Overall chapter creativity: Original and distinctive ideas, insightful points, something unique in it such as a figure, model, graph, timeline, comparison chart, acronym, quote or set of quotes, etc.

5. Overall reflection paper insightfulness, depth of thought, flow, informational content, etc.

6. Shared and discussed in Canvas and in Class

7. Overall quality of assignment



Option 2. Cool YouTube Video Creation

So you want to be cool? You want to be creative? In this option, you are to create a shared online video (e.g., YouTube) related to this class. You cannot be the only person in it. What do different topics in this course mean to you? Alternatively, you can design a YouTube video for someone else. You should post this video of at least 5 minutes in length. You will turn in a 2-3 page single-spaced summary reflection of your design. Your video and paper will be graded according to the dimensions listed below.


Video Grading (70 Total Points or 10 pts each dimension):

1.      Insightfulness, creativity, and originality;

2.      Design and visual effects;

3.      Coherence and logical sequence;

4.      Completeness;

5.      Relevance and accuracy of the content;

6.      Shared and discussed in Canvas and in class;

7.      Overall quality of assignment


YouTube Video Final Project Examples (from R685 from 2010, 2011, and 2012):

  1. Cesur Dagli (Animal perspectives on course): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDeTEIdO5lc
  2. Julie Rust (Participatory Learning): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHx_SbRWV0M
  3. Lisa Yoder (eLearning a Walk in the Park): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paot_zzG_wU
  4. Lynn Deno: Tech, Enhancing Home School: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts45BkAnqTs
  5. Mag Webber (Virtual Learning - Is it for You?): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiwSIryPzsQ
  6. Miguel Lara (Web 2.0 FREEDOM): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cmCFWi9lW8  
  7. Olgun Sadik (R685 overview): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unaBQIqVo8Y
  8. Shuya Xu and Yue Ma (Blog my online lrng): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im7GQM9fzhc
  9. Verily Tan, Recollections from R685, Fall 2011; http://vimeo.com/33090590/
  10. Anjali Kanitkar: The World Is Open (Video), Fall 2011: http://vimeo.com/33123125
  11. Husa Alangari & Sara Goodwin: R685 Final Project (Video), Fall 2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W28rBpYhxX0
  12. Qi Li (Oppa Gagnam Style: What’s Your Learning Style), December 3, 2012,
  13. Valerie Cross (Mobile Thanksgiving), December 5, 2012, Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/55011832
  14. Troy Cockrum, April 2016, The Making of an Adventurer (video), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew6e7Chd9I8
  15. Kim Vincent-Layton, April 25, 2016, Supporting a 21st Century Learning Journey, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ic39_rYLII



Option 3. R685/R678 Course Syllabi Historical Evaluation:

Perhaps, like me, you like history. A version R678 was first co-taught at West Virginia University by Dr. W. Michael Reed and myself back in the fall of 1990. Since that time, this course has evolved into many formats. Below are links to more than a dozen syllabi from the course including the present one. Unfortunately, I have yet to locate the original version but did find an outline of the topics addressed. If you select this option, I want you to track the history of this course over time. For instance, you might explore the topics, people, concepts, etc., that were popular in the 1990s, 2000s, and today. You will turn in a 4 to 5 page single spaced paper on what you discovered. Additional pages may be attached such as reference lists, visuals depictions mapping out trends over time, correspondences with researchers about their articles from previous versions of the course, and interviews with scholars about their perceptions of changes in the field over time. You might, in fact, gather oral histories or accounts from experts as well as former students about how the field has changed.


Many questions can be asked. Among them, are there any topics that remain popular over the past two decades? How did the focus of this course change over time? Is this course more or less important today than it was back in the 1990s? Is the total number of pages any indicator of how the field has changed? If so, in what ways? Please compare the tasks from 1995 to those in 2001 or 2002 as well as 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016. Please look at the books, journals, new sources, online resources, etc. that now comprise this course and note how they have changed over time. Is there anything from the 1990s that remains important today and should be added back to the current syllabus? Are there any tasks, activities, or articles that you found interesting and want to know more about? Is there anything that remains missing despite the fact that the current syllabus is now over 60 pages long? What do see about the field of education or educational technology from browsing through these syllabi and resources?


You should end your paper with 1-2 page single spaced reflection of your own learning in this course. Included in that summary should be an account of what inspired or mattered to you. In addition, you might reflect on the areas wherein you learned or grew the most during the semester.


Sample Prior P600/R685/R678 Syllabi:

  1. Spring 2017: http://curtbonk.com/Syllabus_R678_Spring_of_2017.htm
  2. Spring 2016: http://curtbonk.com/Syllabus_R678_Spring_of_2016.htm
  3. Spring 2015:  http://curtbonk.com/Syllabus_R678_Spring_of_2015.htm
  4. Spring 2013: http://curtbonk.com/Syllabus_R685_Spring_of_2013.htm
  5. Fall 2012:  http://curtbonk.com/Syllabus_R685_Fall_of_2012.htm
  6. Spring 2012: http://curtbonk.com/Syllabus_R685_Spring_of_2012.htm
  7. Fall 2011: http://curtbonk.com/Syllabus_R685_Fall_of_2011.htm
  8. Fall 2010: http://curtbonk.com/Syllabus_R685_Fall_of_2010.htm
  9. Fall 2009: http://curtbonk.com/Syllabus_R685_Fall_of_2009.htm
  10. Fall 2008: http://mypage.iu.edu/~rwadholm/R685/Syllabus_R685_Fall_of_2008.htm
  11. Fall 2007: http://curtbonk.com/R685-Fall-2007.htm
  12. Fall 2005: http://curtbonk.com/syllabus_p600_and_r685_fall_of_2005.htm
  13. Fall 2003: http://curtbonk.com/p600syl2.htm
  14. Fall 2002: http://curtbonk.com/Syllabus--2002.html
  15. Fall 2001: http://curtbonk.com/P600-R685-2001.htm
  16. Fall 1999: http://curtbonk.com/P600-R685-1999.htm  
  17. Fall 1997: http://curtbonk.com/P600-R685-1997.htm
  18. Spring 1995: http://curtbonk.com/P600-R685-1995.htm
  19. Fall 1990: http://travelinedman.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-evolution-of-monster-22-years-of.html


History Evaluation Grading (70 Total Points or 10 pts each dimension):

1.      Insightfulness, creativity, and originality;

2.      Learning growth displayed;

3.      Coherence and logical sequence;

4.      Completeness and fulfills spirit of the assignment;

5.      Relevance and accuracy of the content;

6.      Shared and discussed in Canvas and in class;

7.      Overall quality of assignment



Option 4. Student Selection Option (e.g., Usable Class Product):

Students choosing Option 4 might design their own final project or combine ideas together into something truly unique (i.e., a mash-up). As part of this effort, they might create or perform a meaningful activity for the class. For example, you might summarize the learning principles embedded in different articles or readings for each week of the course. Or, they might create a unique categorization scheme of the technology tools and resources studied during the semester. The more ambitious of you might create an interactive multimedia glossary or comprehensive Website for the course as an individual or as part of a team. Still others might create an online database of articles from two or more open access journals related to emerging learning technologies including links to the major themes and trends in those journals over a significant period of time (e.g., 3-5 years).


There are still more options. Among them, you might create a mobile application, an educational activity in a virtual world, an interesting global collaboration activity or partnership, or a mobile book. Others might organize a class mini-conference or real conference symposium or demonstrate a set of e-learning tools to your school, company, or organization and then reflect on it. Such tools might have relevance in K-12, military, corporate, or higher education settings or perhaps in more informal settings such as a museum, zoo, or computer club.


You might also engage in a major problem-based learning project related to this class with a school, company, organization, or institution. In this option, you make the contact and find out what needs to be resolved and then get it approved by the instructor. The final product might be a distance learning evaluation project. It might involve the design of e-learning tools and resources. It might entail the creation of a strategic plan, white paper, or vision statement. Whatever the problem or task, it must be authentic. Anyone selecting this option should include a 2-4 page single-spaced reflection paper on what your learned (Note: any final project report to an organization or institution can substitute for that final reflection paper). The grading scheme will be project specific.


Student Selected Option Examples:

1.      Abdullah Altuwaijri (Prezi on class): http://prezi.com/8h7grxlyaymv/the-world-is-open/

2.      Annisa Sari: Article Database for R685 Class: http://r685articledatabase.weebly.com/

3.      Kevin McGrath: Open Newsroom Learning: http://newslearning.wordpress.com/

4.      Kristen Swangin (Prezi): http://prezi.com/ihmhhl59xd46/is-the-world-open/

5.      Laurie McGowan (presentation for teaching 1st year students at U. of Notre Dame): http://www3.nd.edu/~lthiel/portfolio/documents/Information_Literacy_Tutorial_Presentation.pdf  

6.      Sonja Strahl (summary of R685), Final Project in Articulate, December 2012

7.      Ozgur Ozdemir: Multimedia Glossary in Shutterfly for R685, December 2012

8.      Mo Pelzel. Academic Technology Resource Guide, December 2012
Screencast video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N1RIwpQcjg&feature=plcp

9.      Jeff Pankin, MIT, Prezi, Emerging Learning Technologies: http://prezi.com/tzbawrgjrnzf/emerging-learning-technologies/?auth_key=4ec2f45a718fab699b35ea460e91a46d9e1bdac7

10.  Jeffrey Barnette, Today’s World: http://prezi.com/-ijzyothst-r/r685-final-project

11.  Jenny Webeck, March 2015, IU, Pinterest, Emerging Learning Technologies
Bonk's Emerging Learning Technologies,

12.  Jenny Webeck, March 12, 2015, Facebook, Emerging Learning Technologies
Bonk's Emerging Learning Technologies, https://www.facebook.com/JennyBELTT

13.  Jill Kaufman, April 26, 2015, The World is Open,

14.  John Falchi, March 12, 2016, Timeglider, An Abbreviated History of Distance Education

15.  Meina Zhu, April 27, 2016, Pinterest, Design Article Database in Pinterest, https://www.pinterest.com/zhumeina0000/r-678-emerging-learning-technology/


Volunteerism Note: If you want to volunteer your services as part of your final project, you might check out Designers for Learning: http://designersforlearning.org/


Option 5. OpenCourseWare (OCW) or MOOC Review Option

Recently, there is a huge explosion of open educational contents. Among these new learning resources are open educational resources (OER), OpenCourseWare (OCW), and massive open online courses (MOOCs). OCW and OER typically are freely available contents without direct contact with instructors. MOOCs are instructor-driven courses which are usually free and open to the world community, thereby involving large enrollments. An optional assignment idea for this class is to explore or enroll in one or two massive open online courses (MOOCs) related to learning, cognition, and instruction. Even if you do not select this task, you might explore a few of these MOOCs and observe how they are conducted. And then reflect, reflect, reflect!


You could replace the midterm or final by enrolling in one or more MOOCs and writing a 2-4 page single spaced reflection paper on what you learned as it relates to various topics from this course (Note: you might include a recap table or chart at the end summarizing key concepts or ideas mentioned in your paper). You would NOT have to complete the course; just sit in and lurk if you want. Your MOOC review paper should include your insights about the learning environment and learning theories relied upon as well as a few specific examples of instructional tasks and ideas from the course. It will be graded for: (1) connections to course content; (2) coherence and organization; and (3) overall insights and conceptual understandings.


If you complete the course or get a certificate (Coursera calls these “Signature” courses), you can replace your final assignment. Even if you do you not complete a MOOC, you could replace your final assignment if you write a longer reflection paper or extend the assignment in some way (e.g., interview the MOOC instructor(s) about their instructional approaches and beliefs about learning; interviewing other participants/students taking this course about their learning experiences; etc.). As part of these efforts, you might also explore some of the open educational portals and contents listed in your syllabus or that you find online.


Some questions you might ask before writing your paper:


Portals to MOOC courses:

  1. MOOC Provider Companies and Organizations:
  2. Canvas: https://www.canvas.net/
  3. Coursera list of courses: https://www.coursera.org/courses?orderby=upcoming
  4. CourseSites: https://www.coursesites.com/webapps/Bb-sites-course-creation-BBLEARN/pages/mooccatalog.html 
  5. edX courses: https://www.edx.org/course-list
  6. FutureLearn: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/upcoming
  7. iversity: https://iversity.org/
  8. NovoEd: https://novoed.com/
  9. Open Learning Initiative Stanford: http://oli.stanford.edu/
  10. Open2Study: https://www.open2study.com/
  11. Udemy: https://www.udemy.com/
  12. Udacity: https://www.udacity.com/courses#!/all


MOOC Lists:

  1. Class Central: https://www.class-central.com/subject/education
  2. The MOOC List: http://www.mooc-list.com/
  3. Open Culture: http://www.openculture.com/free_certificate_courses
  4. TechnoDuet: http://www.technoduet.com/a-comprehensive-list-of-mooc-massive-open-online-courses-providers/


MOOC Review Grading Criteria if a Final Project (70 Points; 10 points each):

  1. Insightful/Originality: innovative ideas, insightful relationships drawn about MOOCs and open education, helps the reader form new understandings about MOOCs.
  2. Interesting: engaging writing, unique perspective on MOOCs and open education.
  3. Completeness: thorough, detailed, dig deep, effort, fulfills spirit of the assignment.
  4. Relevance: concepts and ideas from MOOC experience appropriate and related to class, perhaps includes a recap list or summary table of what learned.
  5. Content: learning displayed, made several key connections to class from MOOC experience, highly informative reflection (helps the reader form new understandings).
  6. Exploratory and Reflective: pushing out, metacognitive, reflecting on oneself as a learner or on how fellow learners benefit from MOOCs, shows that one was reflecting on the experience both as a learner as well as in light of the content of this class.
  7. Coherent, Logical Flow, and Well Organized: easily read, transitions, conclusions, logical flow to the critique or review of MOOCs or MOOC experience, well organized review, sequence of ideas makes sense.
  8. I will also look for: breadth/depth of thought, knowledge growth displays, understands theories, concepts, and principles in relation to the MOOC experience. And I will want to see some critical thinking displayed including sound analysis and evaluation of instructional approach taken in MOOC, logical, backs up claims.


Grading Note #1: I will use a rubric for the above. Write me an email if you would like to see that rubric.


Grading Note #2: Extra consideration (and the potential for bonus points) given for those who cite references on MOOCs or open education, create a summary or recap table of terms or concepts mentioned in their reflection paper, participate in more than one MOOC, and those who actually complete the course. Summary or recap tables are especially welcome.



Class Sharing of Final Projects: I want you to post your final projects to Canvas (my instructional assistants can help). In addition, during our final class session on April 24, some people “might” briefly share their final projects. Do not worry about the presentation part. I will contact you ahead of time if needed. But I do take volunteers.




Weekly Reading Requirements

We will read 3-4 main articles and 2-4 tidbits per week—it is your choice what to read.


Projected Seminar Weekly Topics:


Week 1. (January 9) Introduction to the Open World: Visionaries and Visions

  1. Bonk, C. J. (2009). Sharing…the journey: A Prequel to “The World is Open: Now WE-ALL-LEARN with Web Technology.” Updated and available: http://worldisopen.com/misc/prequel.pdf


  1. Bonk, C. J. (2009). To the Learners of This Planet. In T. A. Kamali (Ed.), 22: An anthology celebrating the twenty-second anniversary of the Higher Colleges of Technology (pp. 330-342). Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: HCT Press. Available: http://worldisopen.com/postscript.pdf and http://www.scribd.com/doc/17663633/An-Open-Letter-to-the-Learners-of-This-Planet-


3.      Bonk, C. J. (2015). Foreword: Scratching the seven year itch: Perhaps it’s time to MOOC on! In J. R. Corbeil, M. E. Corbeil, & B. H. Khan (Eds.). The MOOC case book: Case studies in MOOC design, development and implementation (pp. xii – xxii). Ronkonkoma, NY: Linus Books. Available: http://www.moocsbook.com/free.php or http://moocsbook.com/MOOC_Foreword_by_Bonk_for_Corbeil_Khan_book.pdf


  1. Vannevar Bush (1945, July). As We May Think. The Atlantic Monthly; Volume 176, No. 1; pages 101-108. http://www.theatlantic.com/unbound/flashbks/computer/bushf.htm


  1. Infed on Ivan Illich: Deschooling, conviviality and the possibilities for informal education and lifelong learning. http://www.infed.org/thinkers/et-illic.htm (Ivan Illich. Deschooling Society (New York: Marion Boyars. 1970).


  1. Charles A. Wedemeyer, University of Wisconsin
    1. Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Wedemeyer
    2. About: http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference/wedemeyer/aboutcw.cfm
    3. Introduction to Distance Education: Theorists and Theories—Charles Wedemeyer: http://distance-educator.com/introduction-to-distance-education-theorists-and-theories-charles-wedemeyer/ 
    4. A Brief History of Distance Education: http://www.seniornet.org/edu/art/history.html
    5. Mildred B. & Charles A Wedemeyer Award: http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference/wedemeyer/
    6. In Memorandum: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08923649909527031#preview
    7. Learning at the Back Door: Reflections on Nontraditional Learning in the Lifespan (1981), by Charles A. Wedemeyer, Reissued: September 2010. Available: http://uwpress.wisc.edu/books/1954.htm

                                                              i.      http://www.amazon.com/Charles-A.-Wedemeyer/e/B001KDB9TM (used books)


7. Douglas Engelbart: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Engelbart  

"The Mother of All Demos” is a name given retrospectively to Douglas Engelbart's December 9, 1968, demonstration of experimental computer technologies that are now commonplace. The live demonstration featured the introduction of the computer mouse, video conferencing, teleconferencing, hypertext, word processing, hypermedia, object addressing and dynamic file linking, bootstrapping, and a collaborative real-time editor."

a.                      The Mother of All Demos, presented by Douglas Engelbart (1968) Original Video on YouTube (140:52): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJDv-zdhzMY

b.                     Douglas Engelbart Interviewed by John Markoff of the New York Times, (113:50), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeSgaJt27PM



a.          Video (11:34), April 13, 2016: The Fourth Industrial Revolution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khjY5LWF3tg

b.         Video (2:28), CNN Money (Tech), August 6, 2016: http://money.cnn.com/2016/08/06/technology/world-wide-web-25-years-old/index.html?iid=hp-stack-dom


Week 1 Tidbits:

a.       January 3, 2017, College is Over, Roger Schank, LinkedIn, http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/science/sd-me-robots-jobs-20161213-story.html

b.      Ben Myers & Erica Lusk, December 15, 2016, The Digital Era: How 50 years of the information age transformed college forever, The Chronicle of Higher Education

c.       Scott Carlson, September 5, 2016, How Gopher Nearly Won the Internet, Chronicle of Higher Education, http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Gopher-Nearly-Won-the/237682

d.      Schwab, Klaus (2016, January 14). The Fourth Industrial Revolution: What it means, how to respond. Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum

e.       Book: The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Klaus Schaub

f.       Lauren Camera, June 20, 2016, Coursera on a Mission to Help Refugees
US News and World Report, http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-06-20/coursera-on-a-mission-to-help-refugees

g.       Knod, allows learner to work with employers to diagnose skills gaps, then provide a platform to deliver content to build those skills in a learn by doing experiences, real projects with employers, http://www.knod.net/

h.      August 6, 2016, The Web is 25!, Happy (sort of) birthday, World Wide Web!, Erica Fink and Jonathan Tortora, CNN Money (Tech)
http://info.cern.ch/ (First website)

i.        Associated Press, March 7, 2016, Email is 35 years old!: Raymond Tomlinson, inventor of modern email, dies, USA Today, USA Today, (includes embedded video: 1:07),

j.        December 21, 2015, Looking Back at the Year in Ed Tech, Jeffrey R. Young, Chronicle of Higher Education.

k.      October 28, 2015, The 10 Ed-Tech Companies That Are Raising the Most Money, Ellen Wexler, Chronicle of Higher Education.

l.        August 6, 2015, Pioneer of Ed-Tech Innovation Says He’s Frustrated by Disruptors’ Narrative, Chronicle of Higher Education, Jeffrey Young, Available: http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/pioneer-of-ed-tech-innovation-says-hes-frustrated-by-disruptors-narrative/57159?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

m.    August 3, 2015, White House: Innovation in Higher Education, ElearnSpace, George Siemens, Available: http://www.elearnspace.org/blog/2015/08/03/white-house-innovation-in-higher-education/

n.      July 24, 2015, Ed Tech's Funding Frenzy, Inside Higher Ed, Carl Straumsheim, available: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/07/24/investments-ed-tech-companies-reach-new-high-first-half-2015

o.      May 19, 2015, Why Technology Will Never Fix Education, Chronicle of Higher Education, Kentaro Toyama, Available: http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Technology-Will-Never-Fix/230185/

p.      May 17, 2015, Why Is The University Still Here?, TechCrunch, Danny Crichton

q.      September 2014, Cathy Davidson, The End of Higher Education, available: http://connectedcourses.net/thecourse/why-we-need-a-why/

r.        Nisen, M. (2013, May 23). Three stories about Steve Jobs, Einstein, and Ben Franklin prove that creative beats smart. San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved from http://www.sfgate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/Three-Stories-About-Steve-Jobs-Einstein-And-Ben-4543503.php

s.       September 2013, The Untold Story of Google’s Quest to Bring the Internet Everywhere—By Balloon (Google Wi-Fi from the Sky), Steven Levy, pp. 126-131, Wired, Available: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/08/googlex-project-loon/

t.        April 15, 2013, Google boss: Entire world will be online by 2020, Doug Gross, CNN, Available: http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/15/tech/web/eric-schmidt-internet/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

u.      Ben Austen (2012, August). The Story of Steve Jobs: An Inspiration or a Cautionary Tale?, Wired, pp. 73-79. Available:

v.      Walter Isaacson (2011, October 29). The Genius of Jobs. NY Times.

w.     Department of the Army, United States of America (2011, January 15). The U.S. Army Learning Concept for 2015. TRADOC Pam 525-8-2. http://www.tradoc.army.mil/tpubs/pams/tp525-8-2.pdf (72 pages). Video (Army Learning Concept 2015): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD9NGAV3-3k (4:26 minutes)

x.      NPR (2010, June 2). 'The Shallows': This Is Your Brain Online. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127370598

y.      Author Nicholas Carr (2010, May 24). The Web Shatters Focus, Rewires Brains. Wired. http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/05/ff_nicholas_carr/



Week 2. (January 16) Alternate Reality Learning: VR, AR, Gaming, and Simulations

  1. Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown (2009, January). Why Virtual Worlds Matter. International Journal of Media and Learning, Vol. 1(1). http://www.johnseelybrown.com/needvirtualworlds.pdf


  1. Squire, Kurt. (2008). Open-Ended Video Games: A Model for Developing Learning for the Interactive Age. The Ecology of Games: Connecting Youth, Games, and Learning. Edited by Katie Salen. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2008. 167–198. Retrieved from https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/ecology-games and https://mitpress.mit.edu/sites/default/files/9780262693646_The_Ecology_of_Games.pdf


  1. Bonnie A. Nardi, Stella Ly, & Justin Harris (2007). Learning conversations in World of Warcraft. forthcoming in Proc. HICSS 2007. Retrieved from http://darrouzet-nardi.net/bonnie/pdf/Nardi-HICSS.pdf


  1. Sara de Freitas (2007). Learning in Immersive worlds a review of game-based learning. JISC. Retrieved from http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/programmes/elearninginnovation/gamingreport_v3.pdf


  1. Douglas Maxwell, Steven Aguiar, Philip Monte, Diana Nolan, NAVSEA Division Newport, Rhode Island - Combat Systems Department (2011, September). Two Navy Virtual World Collaboration Applications: Rapid Prototyping and Concept of Operations Experimentation.
    Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, 4(2), Retrieved from 
    http://journals.tdl.org/jvwr/article/viewArticle/2113 and http://journals.tdl.org/jvwr/article/view/2113/5551


  1. Michael F. Young, Stephen Slota, Andrew B. Cutter, Gerard Jalette, Greg Mullin, Benedict Lai, Zeus Simeoni, Matthew Tran, & Mariya Yukhymenko (2012, March). Our princess is in another castle: A review of trends in serious gaming for education. Review of Educational Research, 82(1), 61-89. Retrieved from http://rer.sagepub.com/content/82/1/61 (Note: you may need to be in university system to access it).


Video (2:02), January 12, 2015: Microsoft HoloLens - Transform your world with holograms: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aThCr0PsyuA


Week 2 Tidbits:

a.       December 27, 2016, Five Things To Know About Games and Learning, Brian Sweeting, New Learning Times (NLT), https://newlearningtimes.com/cms/article/4033/five-things-to-know-about-games-and-learning

b.      Laura DeVaney, November 22, 2016, Visionary: How 4 institutions are venturing into a new mixed reality, eCampus News, http://www.ecampusnews.com/disruptions-and-innovations/institutions-mixed-reality/

c.       The Quest to Put More Reality in Virtual Reality, Tony Simonite, October 22, 2014, Technology Review (from MIT): https://www.technologyreview.com/s/531751/the-quest-to-put-more-reality-in-virtual-reality/

d.      Marco della Cava, October 6, 2016, Oculus Touch to hands: Welcome to virtual reality, USA Today, http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2016/10/06/oculus-touch-hands-welcome-virtual-reality/91699476/

e.       Microsoft HoloLens is coming to more Lowe's, Marco della Cava, September 27, 2016, USA Today

f.       Video Gamers Beat Scientists and Computers in Protein Folding Competition, Leila Meyer, September 19, 2016, Campus Technology

g.       3-D Google exhibit to tell history of black America, Jessica Guynn, September 14, 2016, USA Today

h.      David Lovelace and Jim Wasserman, August 1, 2016, How augmented reality enhances the classroom — even without technology, eSchool News, http://www.eschoolnews.com/2016/08/01/how-augmented-reality-enhances-the-classroom-even-without-technology/

i.        Gabriel Sandoval, July 22, 2016, When Pokémon Goes to Campus: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Chronicle of Higher Education, http://www.chronicle.com/article/When-Pok-mon-Goes-to-Campus-/237219

j.        Gabriel Sandoval, July 12, 2016, College Campuses Are Being Overrun by Pokémon Go, Chronicle of Higher Education, http://www.chronicle.com/article/College-Campuses-Are-Being/237087

k.      Josh Hafner, July 12, 2016, While you track Pokémon, Pokémon Go tracks you, USA Today

l.        Virtual Reality on the Horizon, Carl Straumsheim, July 13, 2016, Inside Higher Ed

m.    What is really behind the Pokémon Go craze, Hayley Tsukayama and Ben Guarino, July 12, 2016, Washington Post (includes video: 1:31). Available: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/07/12/what-is-really-behind-the-pokemon-go-craze/?wpisrc=nl_most-draw7&wpmm=1

n.      Augmented and Virtual Reality: Where Is the Educational Value?, David Raths, June 9, 2016, THE Journal. Available: https://thejournal.com/articles/2016/06/15/augmented-and-virtual-reality-where-is-the-educational-value.aspx

o.      Virtual Reality Lets Med Students Experience What It’s Like To Be 74, Elyse Wanshel, June 3, 2016, Huffington Post. Available: http://ht.ly/bSpe300XEPJ

p.      Paul McCartney invites virtual reality users into his studio, Marco della Cava, May 24, 2016, USA Today

q.      Virtual reality tested by NFL as tool to confront racism, sexism, Marco della Cava, April 10, 2016, USA Today. Available: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2016/04/08/virtual-reality-tested-tool-confront-racism-sexism/82674406/

r.        Virtual reality is coming to sex, sports and Facebook, Marco della Carva, USA Today, March 30, 3015, Available: http://www.usatoday.com/wlna/tech/2015/03/27/virtual-reality-oculus-rift-facebook-vr-will-be-everywhere/70547882/

s.       10 AR/VR sets that take you to another world, Marco della Cava, USA Today, March 2, 2016.

t.        A look at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, USA Today. February 23, 2016. Available: http://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/tech/2016/02/22/a-look-at-the-mobile-world-congress-in-barcelona/80757870/

u.      Virtual Expeditions (Google Cardboard), January 7, 2016, Google Cardboard saves baby's life, CNN, Elizabeth Cohen

v.      Meet Osterhout and its $2,700 AR glasses, Marco della Carva, USA Today, July 28, 2015, Available: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/07/25/meet-osterhout-and-its-2700-ar-glasses/30627861/

w.     June 10, 2015, Augmented reality promises 'superpowers', and people are listening
The USA Today, Marco della Cava, Available:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/06/09/tech-expo-spotlights-our-augmented-future/28754693/ (Note: includes 38 second video).

x.      April 19, 2015, Mini's Augmented Vision concept puts navigation, safety in your glasses, CNET, Wayne Cunningham and Shara Tibken

y.      April 2, 2015, The Quest to Put More Reality in Virtual Reality, Review: Samsung rises to challenge with Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, Edward Baig, USA Today, Available:

z.       Bonk, C. J., & Dennen, V. P. (2005). Massive multiplayer online gaming: A research framework for military education and training. (Technical Report # 2005-1). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Defense (DUSD/R): Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative. Retrieved on from http://curtbonk.com/GameReport_Bonk_final.pdf



Some virtual world and gaming people:

1.      Craig Kapp, Clinical Professor, NYU, http://cims.nyu.edu/~kapp/; kapp@cs.nyu.edu (AR/VR pop-up books) (keynote at E-Learn in Hawaii in 2011)

2.      Dr. Michael Young (was Sasha’s advisor), University of Connecticut, http://education.uconn.edu/person/michael-young/; michael.f.young@uconn.edu; http://web2.uconn.edu/myoung/ 

3.      Dr. Kurt Squire, https://www.gameslearningsociety.org/bio_kurt.php;  https://ci.education.wisc.edu/ci/people/faculty/kurt-squire; kdsquire@education.wisc.edu 

4.      Dr. Constance Steinkueler, Co-Director, Associate Professor, Education, Games Learning Society, http://wid.wisc.edu/profile/constance-steinkuehler/; steinkuehler@wisc.edu 

5.      Dr. Sasha Barab, Arizona State University, http://sashabarab.org/; https://gamesandimpact.org/team/sasha-barab/; Sasha.Barab@asu.edu; https://education.asu.edu/sasha-barab

6.      Dr. Bonnie Nardi, UC Irvine, nardi@uci.edu; http://www.artifex.org/~bonnie/ (known for ethnography and virtual worlds and activity theory and human-computer interaction); https://mitpress.mit.edu/authors/bonnie-nardi

7.      Dr. Sara de Freitas, Pro Vice Chancellor (Learning and Teaching), Murdock University, Australia, http://profiles.murdoch.edu.au/myprofile/sara-de-freitas/, S.deFreitas@murdoch.edu.au (formerly head of the Serious Gaming Center in Coventry, UK; see also http://www.seriousgamesinstitute.co.uk/applied-research/Sara-de-Freitas.aspx)

8.      Dr. David Gibson, Curtin University, Australia, David.C.Gibson@curtin.edu.au; http://oasisapps.curtin.edu.au/staff/profile/view/David.C.Gibson

9.      Dr. Karl Kapp, http://karlkapp.com/, karlkapp@gmail.com (gamification books) (Keynote at the Madison conference in August)

10.  Jaron Lanier, http://www.vrs.org.uk/virtual-reality-profiles/vpl-research.html; http://www.jaronlanier.com/; http://www.jaronlanier.com/general.html 



Week 3. (January 23) The Sudden Explosion of E-Books and E-Book Readers

  1. Michael Mayrath, Priya Nihalani, and Scott Perkins (2011). Digital Texts and the Future of Education: Why Books?, EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 34(1). http://er.educause.edu/articles/2011/3/digital-texts-and-the-future-of-education-why-books


  1. Lane Fischer, John Hilton, Jared Robinson, David Wiley (December, 2015). A multi-institutional study of the impact of open textbook adoption on the learning outcomes of post-secondary students, Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 27(3), 159-172. Available:

(also see the briefer Campus Technology explanation, Dian Schaffhauser, November 11, 2015: https://campustechnology.com/articles/2015/11/10/major-study-finds-oer-students-do-just-as-well-or-better.aspx


3.      John Levi Hilton III, Neil Lutz, & David Wiley (2012, April). Examining the reuse of open textbooks. International Review of Research on Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL), 13(2). Article: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1137/2130


a.       John L. Hilton III, & David A. Wiley (2010, August 2). A sustainable future for open textbooks? The Flat World Knowledge story. First Monday, 15(8).  http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/2800/2578


4.      David McCarthy (2011, March/April). Mobile Perspectives: On e-books E-Reading: The Transition in Higher Education. EDUCAUSE Review, 46(2). http://er.educause.edu/articles/2011/4/mobile-perspectives-on-ebooks-ereading-the-transition-in-higher-education


5.      Elaine Allen and Jeff Seaman, July 2016, Opening the Textbook: Educational Resources in U.S. Higher Education, 2015-2016, I. Babson Survey Research Group


6.      6a. Jhangiani, R. S., Pitt, R., Hendricks, C., Key, J., & Lalonde, C. (2016). Exploring faculty use of open educational resources at British Columbia post-secondary institutions. BCcampus Research Report. Victoria, BC: BCcampus. Available: https://bccampus.ca/files/2016/01/BCFacultyUseOfOER_final.pdf


6b. Jhangiani, R. S., Green, A., & Belshaw, J. D. (2016). Multiple approaches to open textbook development: Lessons learned from three disciplines. In P. Blessinger & T. J. Bliss (Eds.), Open Education: International Perspectives in Higher Education. Open Book Publishers. Available: http://www.openbookpublishers.com/htmlreader/978-1-78374-278-3/ch9.xhtml#_idTextAnchor024


6c. Jhangiani, R. S. (2017). Ditching the “Disposable assignment” in favor of open pedagogy. In W. Altman & L. Stein (Eds.), Essays from E-xcellence in Teaching. Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology web site: Preprint available: https://osf.io/g4kfx/


6d. Jhangiani, R. S. (Ed). OER FAQs, Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Burnaby, BC. http://discourse.col.org/c/open-educational-resources-faq


Note: Rajiv Jhangiani, Surrey, BC, Canada, rajiv.jhangiani@kpu.ca, teaches psychology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

University Homepage: http://www.kpu.ca/arts/psychology/faculty/rajiv-jhangiani

Personal Homepage: https://thatpsychprof.com/

Publications: https://thatpsychprof.com/scholarship/open-education/



1.      Jhangiani, R. (2016, February 9). Enhancing pedagogy via open educational practices - public lecture by Rajiv Jhangiani. McMaster University. (58:04); https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OF4a2kh1giQ

2.      Jhangiani, R. (2016, February 26). The future is open: Enhancing pedagogy via open educational practices. British Columbia Institute of Technology. (124:40). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZCxGtAPR9U

3.      Interview with Rajiv Jhangiani on 'Enhancing Pedagogy via Open Educational Practices.' McMaster University. (2016, February 9). (8:28): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FIvvxRkqFs

4.      Videos and Tidbit: September 13, 2016. Rajiv Jhangiani, The Future is Open: Educating for the Commons through Open Educational Resources, McMaster University, Disrupted. Available: http://mi.mcmaster.ca/the-future-is-open-educating-for-the-commons-through-open-educational-resources/



Week 3 Tidbits:

a.       October 2, 2015, Campus Technology, Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology

b.      September 1, 2015, Survey: Most Students Prefer Traditional Texts over E-Books, Joshua Bolkan, Campus Technology, Available:

c.       August 11, 2016, Leila Meyer, Kentucky State U Offers Free E-Textbooks for All Students, eCampus News

d.      Carl Straumsheim, July 26, 2016, Where Open Textbooks Are Used, Inside Higher Ed, https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/07/26/study-finds-use-open-educational-resources-rise-introductory-courses

e.       July 15, 2015, Developing a $10 Digital Textbook, Campus Technology, Leila Meyer, Available: http://campustechnology.com/articles/2015/07/15/developing-a-10-digital-textbook.aspx

f.       July 9, 2015, In Students' Minds, Textbooks Are Increasingly Optional Purchases, Chronicle of Higher Education, Jeffrey R. Young, available: http://chronicle.com/article/For-Students-Textbooks-Become/231455?cid=megamenu

g.       January 28, 2015, Discovery Education Techbook

h.      January 28, 2015, Are digital textbooks worth it?, eSchool News, Mary Axelson, http://www.eschoolnews.com/2015/01/28/digital-textbooks-673/,

i.        January 26, 2015, The Cobweb: Can the Internet be archived?, The New Yorker, Jill Lepore, Available: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/01/26/cobweb 

j.        October 1, 2014, Gates Foundation Picks Seven To Vie for $20 million Digital Courseware Investments, Campus Technology, Dian Schaffhauser, Available: http://campustechnology.com/articles/2014/10/01/gates-foundation-picks-seven-to-vie-for-$20-million-digital-courseware-investments.aspx

k.      August 5, 2014, OpenStax Aims To Bring Free Digital Textbooks to High Schools, David Nagel, THE Journal, Available: http://thejournal.com/articles/2014/08/05/openstax-aims-to-bring-free-digital-textbooks-to-high-schools.aspx

l.        Jennifer Howard (2012, November 26). With 'Social Reading,' Books Become Places to Meet. Chronicle of Higher Education. Available:  http://chronicle.com/article/Social-Reading-Projects/135908/

m.    Husna Haq, (2011, July 6), In South Korea, all textbooks will be digital by 2015. Christian Science Monitor. http://www.csmonitor.com/Books/chapter-and-verse/2011/0706/In-South-Korea-all-textbooks-will-be-e-books-by-2015



    1. January 28, 2015, Copia EDU Walkthrough, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvUpZ2PgVYw
    2. September 2, 2014, LearningField Case Study: Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School, Melbourne, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBemtFTDF1g#t=146



E-Book Resources and Companies (mobile ones too):

1.      Amazon Create Space (formerly BookSurge): https://www.createspace.com/

2.      Beyond Textbooks: http://beyondtextbooks.org/

3.      BookRix: http://www.bookrix.com/

4.      Bookshare: An accessibility online library for people with disabilities: https://www.bookshare.org/ 

5.      Bookyards: http://www.bookyards.com/

6.      CK-12 Foundation: http://www.ck12.org/student/ 

7.      Copia: http://www.copiaedu.com/

8.      Degreed: https://degreed.com/

9.      Discovery Education Techbook:

10.  Digital Textbook Playbook (USA):

11.  Flat World Knowledge: http://www.flatworldknowledge.com/

12.  The Global Text Project (creating books for underdeveloped countries):  http://globaltext.terry.uga.edu/

13.  GoKnow: http://www.goknow.com/

14.  Google Books: http://books.google.com/books

15.  International Children’s Digital Library. http://en.childrenslibrary.org/ (Note: The ICDL collection includes 4,619 books in 59 languages; users come from 228 different countries.)

16.  The Internet Archive: http://www.archive.org/index.php

17.  LearningField (Australia): http://learningfield.com.au/

18.  LibiVox: http://librivox.org/

19.  Lumen Learning: http://lumenlearning.com/

20.  ManyBooks.net: http://manybooks.net/

21.  NetLibrary: http://www.netlibrary.com/

22.  NY Public Library Portal to Children’s e-books: http://kids.nypl.org/ebooks

23.  OCLC (Online Computer Library Center): https://www.oclc.org/en-US/home.html?redirect=true

24.  Open Book Publishers, Cambridge, UK: http://www.openbookpublishers.com/

25.  OpenCollegeTextbooks: http://collegeopentextbooks.org/ and http://collegeopentextbooks.ning.com/

26.  Open Utopia: http://theopenutopia.org/ 

27.  OpenStax College: http://openstaxcollege.org/

28.  Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page

29.  Questia: http://www.questia.com/

30.  Rethink Books (BookShout): http://www.rethinkbooks.com/

31.  Rosetta Books: http://www.childrensbooksonline.org/ABC_Bicycle_Book/index.htm

32.  Seeds of Empowerment (Paul Kim, creating tools for the underdeveloped world; e.g., iPhone applications for storytelling and social entrepreneurship)

33.  Subtext: http://subtext.com/

34.  Tumblebooks: http://www.tumblebooks.com/

35.  World Public Library: http://worldlibrary.net/



Week 4. (January 30) The Expansion of Blended and Fully Online Learning

  1. Sloan Reports (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015). Now the Online Learning Consortium: https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/read/ and https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/read/survey-reports/surveys/ (free survey reports)
    1. Allen, E., & Seaman, J. with Russell Poulin and Terri Taylor Straut (2016, February). Online Report Card: Tracking Online Education in the United States. Babson Survey Research Group. Full Report: http://onlinelearningsurvey.com/reports/onlinereportcard.pdf
    2. February 5, 2015, I. Elaine Allen and Jeff Seaman, 2014 Survey of Online Learning, Grade Level: Tracking Online Education in the United States, 2014, Online Learning Consortium (formerly the Sloan Consortium). Homepage. Full Report.
    3. Allen, E., & Seaman, J. (2014, October) Opening up the curriculum: Open educational resources in U.S. Higher Education, 2014. Babson Survey Research Group. Retrieved from http://www.onlinelearningsurvey.com/reports/openingthecurriculum2014.pdf

Infographic: http://www.onlinelearningsurvey.com/reports/Opening_the_Curriculum_infographic.pdf

    1. I. Elaine Allen & Jeff Seaman (2013), Grade Change: Tracking Online Education in the United States, 2013, The Sloan Consortium, 2013 Survey of Online Learning Report
      Direct connect: http://www.onlinelearningsurvey.com/reports/gradechange.pdf
    2. Allen, I. E., & Seaman, J. (2011, November). Going the Distance: Online Education in the United States, 2011, The Sloan Consortium. https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/survey_report/2011-survey-online-learning-report/ http://www.onlinelearningsurvey.com/reports/goingthedistance.pdf

                                                              i.      Informgraphic: http://www.onlinelearningsurvey.com/reports/OnlineLearningSurvey-Infographic.png


  1. Barbara Means, Yukie Toyama, Robert Murphy, Marianne Bakia, & Karla Jones (2010, September). Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies. U. S. Department of Education. http://www2.ed.gov/rschstat/eval/tech/evidence-based-practices/finalreport.pdf


  1. Chuck Dziuban and Anthony Picciano (June 17, 2015). The Evolution Continues: Considerations for the Future of Research in Online and Blended Learning. Available:


  1. Thomas Arnett, Andrew Benson, Brian Bridges, Katrina Bushko, Lisa Duty, and Saro Mohammed (2015, October). State of Opportunity: The Status and Direction of Blended Learning in Ohio. OBL. (From the Clayton Christensen Institute and The Learning Accelerator). Homepage: http://www.christenseninstitute.org/publications/state-of-opportunity/; Full Report: http://learningaccelerator.org/media/abc5d315/Ohio%20Report%20101415_F.pdf


  1. The Blended and Virtual Learning Frontier Special Report (2012). A Research Report from the Center for Digital Education and Converge. Issue #3. Available: http://www.sonicfoundry.com/sites/default/files/the_blended__virtual_learning_frontier_2.pdf


  1. K-12 Online Learning:
    1. Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker (2011, January). The Rise of K-12 Blended Learning, http://www.innosightinstitute.org/media-room/publications/education-publications/the-rise-of-k-12-blended-learning/; or direct from: http://www.innosightinstitute.org/innosight/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/The-Rise-of-K-12-Blended-Learning.pdf
    2. Heather Staker and colleagues (2011, May). The Rise of K-12 Blended Learning: Profiles of Emerging Models, Innosight Institute. http://www.innosightinstitute.org/innosight/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/The-Rise-of-K-12-Blended-Learning.pdf
    3. Heather Staker and Michael B. Horn (2012, May). Classifying K-12 Blended Learning, Innosight Institute. http://www.innosightinstitute.org/innosight/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Classifying-K-12-blended-learning2.pdf

                                                              i.      Note: The above Blended Reports from the Innosight Institute: http://www.innosightinstitute.org/media-room/publications/education-publications/classifying-k-12-blended-learning/

                                                            ii.      Blended Learning Universe, Clayton Christensen Institute; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWoz9cN2KT93VujFnGqL8MQ;  http://blendedlearning.org/

                                                          iii.      Video: What is Blended Learning? Clayton Christensen Institute; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSPgvwZMdS8


Blended Learning Videos:

1.      PBS Video (2016): “Putting the Blend in Blended Learning,” Public Media Connect--CET/ThinkTV, PBS, Cincinnati, Ohio. February 18, 2016. (including interview of Curt Bonk, Indiana University)

                                                              i.      Why Blended Learning in K-12 Schools? (6:43): http://www.cetconnect.org/education/blended-learning-k12-schools/

                                                            ii.      Blended Learning in Practice (10:15): http://www.cetconnect.org/education/blended-learning-practice/


2.      October 2008 STARLINK program on blended learning in higher education (Curt Bonk and 3 other college Faculty). Strategies from the Front Line: Best Practices from Hybrid Instructors, filmed in Dallas for a STARLINK program on blended learning. STARLINK is an agency of the Texas Association of Community Colleges. http://www.trainingshare.com/starlink4.html#c8


3.      February 2009 STARLINK program on best practices and tips for online learning in higher education (Curt Bonk). Award-winning Tools, Tips, and Techniques for Online Instruction. It features successful teaching strategies and demos that award winning instructors have found to be their best practices. http://www.trainingshare.com/starlink4.html#h9


4.      January 2010 STARLINK program on applying the Web 2.0 in higher education (Curt Bonk). Utilizing Web 2.0 Applications for Teaching and Learning and also Technology and Retention. http://www.trainingshare.com/starlink4.html#k10


Week 4 Tidbits:

a.       Phil Hill, November 22, 2016, A ‘Netflix for Education’? Why LinkedIn’s New Product Should Give Us Pause, the Chronicle of Higher Education, http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Netflix-for-Education-/238469

b.      November 10, 2016, IU Online Newsletter: Online enrollments up 13 percent since fall 2015, https://teachingonline.iu.edu/about/newsletter/articles/161107-fall2016census.html

c.       Maha Bali, October 25, 2016, Tips for Effective Online Learning – Community Edition, Chronicle of Higher Education, http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/tips-for-effective-online-learning-community-edition/63019

d.      Tegan Hanlon, October 11, 2016, Why a rural Alaska district turned to online learning, http://www.eschoolnews.com/2016/10/11/why-a-rural-alaska-district-turned-to-online-learning/

e.       September 8, 2016, Indiana University distance education enrollment grows as programs meet needs of online students, http://news.iu.edu/releases/iu/2016/09/online-enrollment-growth.shtml

f.       August 31, 2016, edX universities say ‘NO’ to mediocre online learning, edX, eCampus News, http://www.ecampusnews.com/featured/featured-on-ecampus-news/edx-online-learning

g.       Richard Chang, July 28, 2016, Learning Management System Market Expected to Grow $10.5 Billion in Next 5 Years, Campus Technology

h.      June 7, 2016, The Quest for Great Instructional Designers, Paxton Riter, Inside Higher Ed, Available: https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2016/06/07/troublesome-shortage-instructional-designers-essay

i.        May 6, 2016, Texas districts are rethinking technology integration, Heather Staker, Christensen Institute, http://www.christenseninstitute.org/blog/texas-districts-are-rethinking-technology-integrations/

j.        April 29, 2016, The Keys to Designing Successful Open Course Experiences (interview of Curt Bonk), by David Raths, Campus Technology, Available:

k.      April, 2016, Instructional Design in Higher Education, Gates Foundation and Intentional Futures, http://intentionalfutures.com/reports/instructional_design/files/Instructional%20Design%20in%20Higher%20Education%20Report.pdf  and

l.        February 29, 2016, Instructional Design: Demand grows for a new breed of academic, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Dan Berrett, http://chronicle.com/article/Instructional-Design/235425

m.    Tribune Wire Reports, January 20, 2016, Learning is More Blended, Universities tap growth of craft beer, offer classes, http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-college-craft-beer-offer-classes-20160120-story.html

n.      January 5, 2016, Examine the Benefits, Drawbacks of Online Learning for Introverts (interview with Curt Bonk and others), U.S. News and World Report, Jordan Friedman

o.      September 16, 2015, Not Your Mother's Blended Learning, Chief Learning Officer, Randy Emelo, president and CEO of Triple Creek River, a provider of enterprise social learning software, Available:

p.      August 24, 2015, More People for U of the People, Inside Higher Ed, Ashley A. Smith.

q.      August 12, 2015, The “Netflix” model comes to online education
Posted By Peter West, eCampus  News, Available: http://www.ecampusnews.com/top-news/online-tutors-education-371/

r.        August 11, 2015, Can online tutors make anytime, anywhere learning a reality?, Peter West, Available: http://www.eschoolnews.com/2015/08/11/online-tutors-328/

s.       July 22, 2015, Has E-Learning Gone Wild Again?, Josh Bersin,  CLO, Available:

t.        March 14, 2015, The log-on degree, The Economist, Available: http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21646219-college-america-ruinously-expensive-some-digital-cures-are-emerging-log

u.      May 20, 2015, 4 Ways Digital Tech Has Changed K-12 Learning, THE Journal, Matthew Lynch, Available: http://thejournal.com/articles/2015/05/20/4-ways-digital-tech-has-changed-k12-learning.aspx

v.      April 20, 2015, A Piece of the Online Pie, Inside Higher Ed, Carl Straumsheim, Available: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/04/21/academic-partnerships-pay-faculty-who-include-live-online-sessions-their-courses

w.     February 5, 2015, Time, Starbucks For America, Rana Foroohar, http://time.com/3696580/howard-schultz-starbucks-america/ (or: http://unchartedterritory.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-1121.html)

x.      February 5, 2015, The MOOC Hype Fades, in 3 Charts, Steve Kolowich, The Chronicle of Higher Education

y.      February 5, 2015, 3 Things Academic Leaders Believe About Online Education, Steve Kolowich, The Chronicle of Higher Education

z.       February 5, 2015, Online Enrollment Growth Slows, But Still Outpaces Brick-and-Mortar, Campus Technology, Rhea Kelly

aa.   January 29, 2015, Coursera, K12, Inc. make bold moves to drive learning, Michael B. Horn, Clayton Christensen Institute

bb.  January 28, 2015, Designing a Blended Learning Program, Michael Horn and Heather Staker, THE Journal.

cc.   January 27, 2015, How Blended Learning and Gamification Increase Student Engagement, Dan Gordon, THE Journal.

dd.  January 23, 2014, Gates Newsletter, http://www.gatesnotes.com/2015-annual-letter?page=0&lang=en&WT.mc_id=01_21_2015_AL2015-BG_PFPL_Img1_Top_20

a.       Video: January 21, 2015, Bill & Melinda Gates: Our Big Bet

ee.   June 15, 2014, Starbucks offers workers 2 years of free college, CNN Money, Gregory Wallace, (from Arizona State online programs); http://money.cnn.com/2014/06/15/news/economy/starbucks-schultz-education/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

ff.    June 15, 2014, Starbucks to Provide Free College Education to Thousands of Workers, Richard Perez-Pena, The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/16/us/starbucks-to-provide-free-college-education-to-thousands-of-workers.html

gg.   Bonk, C. J. (2010, January 11). Overcoming the Technology Resistance Movement, Inside the School, Magna Publications (http://www.magnapubs.com/), Madison, WI. Available: http://publicationshare.com/Overcoming-the-Technology-Resistance-Movement-Inside-the-School.htm

hh. Bonk, C. J. (2009, December 11). R2D2: A Model for Using Technology in Education, eCampus News. Available: http://www.ecampusnews.com/top-news/r2d2-a-model-for-using-technology-in-education/ or http://www.ecampusnews.com/top-news/r2d2-a-model-for-using-technology-in-education/print/

ii.     Bonk, C. J. (2009, November 23). Benefits and Audiences of Online Learning in K-12 Environments, Inside the School, Magna Publications (http://www.magnapubs.com/), Madison, WI. Available: http://publicationshare.com/Benefits-and-Audiences-of-Online-Learning-in-K-12-Environments-Inside-the-School.htm

jj.     Curtis J. Bonk (2009, October 19). The Wide Open Learning World: Sea, Land, and Ice Views. Association for Learning Technology (ALT) Online Newsletter, Issue 17, http://archive.alt.ac.uk/newsletter.alt.ac.uk/newsletter.alt.ac.uk/1h7kpy8fa5s.html



Week 5. (February 6) Extreme, Nontraditional, and Adventure Learning

    1. Doering, A., & Veletsianos, G. (2008). Hybrid online education: Identifying integration models using adventure learning. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 41(1), 23-41. Available: http://lt.umn.edu/earthducation/expedition1/wp-content/files/2011/01/hybridOnlineEd.pdf


    1. Miller, C., Veletsianos, G., & Doering, A. (2008). Curriculum at forty below: a phenomenological inquiry of an educator/explorer’s experience with adventure learning in the Arctic. Distance Education, 29(3) 253-267. (Note: must have access from library for this article: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/01587910802395789 another link to it: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01587910802395789 (see download PDF link)


    1. Veletsianos, G. & Klanthous, I. (2009). A review of adventure learning. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 10 (6), 84-105. Available: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/755/1435 or http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/755 (various formats)


    1. Rick Bennett (2011, March). Global classrooms, rural benefits: Creative outreach through computing in education. Paper presented at Global Learn: Global Conference on Learning and Technology, Melbourne, Australia. Available: http://www.trainingshare.com/pdfs/Rick-Bennett-Global-Learn-Paper.pdf


    1. Bonk, C. J. (2012, February). Plenary talk: Technology-Enhanced Teaching: From Tinkering to Tottering to Totally Extreme Learning. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Open and Distance Learning, Manila, the Philippines. Available: http://trainingshare.com/pdfs/Curt_Bonk_Extreme_Learning_Philippines_Conference--Citation.pdf


    1. Kim, M., Jung, E., Altuwaijri, A., Wang, Y., & Bonk, C. J. (2014, Spring). Analyzing the human learning and development potential of websites available for informal learning. International Journal of Self-Directed Learning. 11(2), 12-28. Retrieved from http://sdlglobal.com/IJSDL/IJSDL%2011.1%20final.pdf



Week 5 Tidbits:

a.       December 23, 2016, The Arctic is showing stunning winter warmth, and these scientists think they know why, Charles Mooney, Washington Post

b.      September 16, 2016, Best of the E/V Nautilus 2016 Expedition | Nautilus Live (video: 32:28), http://www.nautiluslive.org/ or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-412PKHnnU

c.       August 2, 2016, Mystery whale has scientists shocked, New Whale Species Discovered, CNN, http://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2016/08/02/new-whale-species-discovered-orig-vstan-ewoh.cnn

d.      June 13, 2016, Nine-Year-Old Anvitha Vijay is the Youngest Developer at WWDC (age 9), (Apple Worldwide Developers Conference), Gadgets, http://gadgets.ndtv.com/apps/news/nine-year-old-anvitha-vijay-is-the-youngest-developer-at-wwdc-2016-848415?fb

e.       Faith Karimi, May 14, 2016, Learning is more Immediate…
Mastodon bones offer clues of earliest humans in North America, CNN
Abstract: http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/2/5/e1600375
Full Article: http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/2/5/e1600375.full
Supplemental materials (PDF): http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/suppl/2016/05/10/2.5.e1600375.DC1
PDF: http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/advances/suppl/2016/05/10/2.5.e1600375.DC1/1600375_SM.pdf

f.       April 29, 2016, Treasure trove: Farmer discovers 4,000 Roman coins in Swiss orchard, http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/20/luxury/roman-coins-switzerland-farmer/index.html

g.       Jareen Inman, April 1, 2016, Potential Vikings site in North America spotted from space, CNN, http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/01/world/vikings-site-space-irpt/index.html

h.      March 15, 2016, French woman aged 91 gets PhD after 30 years , The Guardian (Colette Bourlier, who awarded a high distinction for her thesis on immigrant workers, said it took so long because she ‘took breaks’), http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/mar/16/french-woman-aged-91-gets-phd-after-30-years?CMP=share_btn_tw

i.        January 17, 2016, 104 year old Fauja Singh runs the Mumbai Marathon, Mosiqi Acharya, SBS, http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/hindi/en/article/2016/01/17/104-year-old-fauja-singh-runs-mumbai-marathon

j.        Amanda Jackson (January 14, 2016), Move over T. rex, new dinosaur unveiled, CNN

k.      October 16, 2015, Newseum launches free resource site, eSchool News, Available:

l.        September 30, 2015, Arctic education: The world's northernmost university is booming, By Anisha Shah, for CNN, Available: http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/29/travel/arctic-university-longyearbyen

m.    September 7, 2015, New 'Superhenge'? Remains found near Stonehenge, Monica Sarkar, CNN

n.      September 3, 2015, Deep sea creature stuns explorers, CNN, While mapping uncharted waters near Hawaii, NOAA explorers captured incredible footage of deep sea creatures. Available: http://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2015/09/03/deep-sea-creature-stuns-explorers-orig-dlewis.cnn

o.      Syracuse professor offers free ‘Star Trek’ class to the public, USA Today, Amari D. Pollard, LeMayne College, Available: http://college.usatoday.com/2015/08/20/syracuse-professor-offers-free-star-trek-class-to-the-public/

p.      February 20, 2013, Star Trek-like holodeck may be closer to reality than you think
Matt Hartley, Financial Post, Canada, available: http://business.financialpost.com/2013/02/20/star-trek-like-holodeck-may-be-closer-to-reality-than-you-think/?__lsa=054d-d58d

q.      August 4, 2015, India's Golf Prodigy Shubham Jaglan Returns Home to Hero's Welcome, NDTV, Available:

r.        July 23, 2015, What Google’s virtual field trips look like in the classroom, eSchool News, Stephen Noonoo, Available: http://www.eschoolnews.com/2015/07/23/google-expeditions-class-599/

s.       July 21, 2015, CEO Of The World's First MOOC Provides Hope To Former Prisoners Through Education, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Peter High, Available: http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterhigh/2015/07/21/ceo-of-the-worlds-first-mooc-provides-hope-to-former-prisoners-through-education/print/

t.        May 28, 2015, Ancient jawbones put new species on the human family tree, researchers say, Laura Smith-Spark, CNN, Available: http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/28/africa/ethiopia-fossil-hominin-ancestor/index.html

u.      May 28, 2015, New species from Ethiopia further expands, Middle Pliocene hominin diversity, Nature, Available: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v521/n7553/full/nature14448.html

v.      May 26, 2015, Exploring by the Seat of Our Pants, National Geographic, Jessica Shea, Available: http://blog.education.nationalgeographic.com/2015/05/26/exploring-by-the-seat-of-our-pants/

w.     April 20, 2015, 250 MOOCs and Counting: One Man’s Educational Journey, Chronicle of Higher Education, Available: http://chronicle.com/article/250-MOOCsCounting-One/229397/?cid=at
If the MOOC movement has faded, nobody told Jima Ngei. Mr. Ngei, who lives in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, has completed and passed 250.

x.      April 10, 2015, 103-year-old Marie Hunt fulfills her lifelong dream to graduate from high school, NBC, WMTV Madison (Spring Green, Wisconsin), Available: http://www.nbc15.com/home/headlines/103-year-old-Spring-Green-woman-fulfills-life-long-goal-299361331.html

y.      December 1, 2014, Want to feel calm or energized? Thync has an app for that, USA Today, John Shinal, Available: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/shinal/2014/12/01/thync-neuroscientists-start-up--john-shinal-new-tech-economy/70057320

z.       September 16, 2014, Panipat Teen Develops Device to Convert Breath Into Words, NDTV, available: http://www.ndtv.com/article/offbeat/panipat-teen-develops-device-to-convert-breath-into-words-591199?site=classic

aa.   September 16, 2014, Google Expands Map Resources for Educators and Students, Campus Technology, David Nagel

bb.  August 1, 2014, Can You Really Teach a MOOC in a Refugee Camp?, Chronicle of Higher Education, Steve Kolowich, Available: http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/can-you-really-teach-a-mooc-in-a-refugee-camp/54191?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

cc.   July 8, 2014, What Makes an ‘Extreme Learning’, MindShift, Linda Flanagan

dd.  August 14, 2013, Even though he is now very elderly Vinh Bao (age 96) still teaches music, using his computer to coach pupils across the globe. BBC News Asia, http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-23497559

ee.   January 7, 2013, Globes Offer a Dynamic Vision, NY Times, Mark Vanhoenacker

ff.    Reeve Hamilton (2012, November 29).The Texas Tribune: An 80-Year-Old Graduate With an Online Marketing Degree Kept His Promise. New York Times. Available:

gg.   Ivana Kottasova (2012, October 5). First woman to cross Antarctic solo: I've never felt so alone, CNN. Available: http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/05/travel/felicity-aston-antarctic-explorer/index.html?hpt=hp_c1

hh.  John Leland (2012, March 9). Adventures of a Teenage Polyglot, New York Times. Available:http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/11/nyregion/a-teenage-master-of-languages-finds-online-fellowship.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all


  1. April 28, 2015, Video: The day in tech, How A 7-year-old helped find a brand-new group of dinosaurs | 01:40, USA Today


  1. Sugata Mitra (2013). Build a School in the Cloud; Self-Organized Learning Environments (SOLEs), TED Talk from Sugata Mitra,  http://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_build_a_school_in_the_cloud.html


  1. July 23, 2015, Expeditions, Google Cardboard, Google for Education, https://www.google.com/edu/expeditions/


  1. Sugata Mitra (2010, September 26). Can computers take the place of teachers? Special to CNN (a TED talk). http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/09/26/mitra.technology.learning/index.html?hpt=C2 or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk60sYrU2RU&feature=channel
  2. Sugata Mitra (2010). The child-driven education (TED, Filmed July 2010, Posted September 2010, 17:14): http://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_the_child_driven_education.html
  3. Sugata Mitra (2007). Sugata Mitra shows how kids teach themselves (TED, Filmed February 2007, Posted August 2008, 20:55): Available: http://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_shows_how_kids_teach_themselves.html
  4. School in the Cloud: https://www.theschoolinthecloud.org/ and https://www.theschoolinthecloud.org/how-to/sole-toolkit/


Open Ed, Outdoor/Environmental/Adventure Learning People and Web Sites:

  1. Albert Yu-Min Lin: http://albertyuminlin.com/
  2. Aaron Doering (University of Minnesota): http://www.cehd.umn.edu/ci/People/profiles/doering.html and
  3. Brian J. Ford: http://www.youtube.com/user/tellymonitor and http://www.brianjford.com/
  4. Cassandra Brooks: http://www.cassandrabrooks.com/
  5. Charlie Miller (Univ. of Minnesota): http://www.cehd.umn.edu/ci/People/profiles/miller.html
  6. Chasing Seals (from Aaron Doering): http://chasingseals.com/ (and on Twitter: https://twitter.com/chasingseals)
  7. Coach Surfing.org: https://www.couchsurfing.com/
  8. Dead Sea Scrolls: http://www.deadseascrolls.org.il/explore-the-archive
  9. Earthducation: http://lt.umn.edu/earthducation/
  10. Eve Beglarian's River Project: http://evbvd.com/riverblog/about/
  11. The Expert Café: http://expertscafe.com/
  12. Explo.tv: http://www.exploratorium.edu/tv/index.php
  13. Explore.org: http://explore.org/
  14. Exploratorium Ice Stories: http://icestories.exploratorium.edu/dispatches/
  15. Explore Arctic: http://www.explore.org/search/?q=arctic
  16. ExplorersWeb: http://www.explorersweb.com/ (ExplorersWeb.com (community): http://www.explorersweb.com/community/; ExplorersWeb (Mount Everest): http://www.mounteverest.net
  17. The Freshwater Switchyard of the Arctic Ocean: http://psc.apl.washington.edu/switchyard/overview.html
  18. Geothentic Learning: http://lt.umn.edu/geothentic/
  19. GoNorth!: http://www.polarhusky.com/
  20. Google Map Gallery (New September 16, 2014): http://maps.google.com/gallery/
  21. History for Music Lovers: http://www.youtube.com/user/historyteachers
  22. TEDxHonolulu - History Teachers.m4v: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWZl_ATuo0o
  23. Ice Stories: http://icestories.exploratorium.edu/dispatches/
  24. Impossible to Possible: http://impossible2possible.com/home (Atacama Extreme 2011: http://impossible2possible.com/atacama/home)
  25. Jason Project: http://www.jason.org/public/whatis/start.aspx
  26. Jessica Watson (youngest solo global sailor): http://www.jessicawatson.com.au/
  27. Jon Bowermaster (Notes from Sea Level): http://www.jonbowermaster.com/
  28. Journey North: http://www.learner.org/jnorth/
  29. The Last Ocean Project: http://lastocean-project.org/ and http://www.lastocean.com
  30. Laura Dekker: http://www.lauradekker.nl/English/Home.html
  31. Mark Beaumont: http://www.markbeaumontonline.com/  
  32. Michael Perham: http://www.mikeperham.co.uk/ 
  33. Minoru Saito: http://www.saito8.com/
  34. Mountainworld Productions: http://www.mountainworldproductions.com/
  35. Nautilus Live: http://www.nautiluslive.org/
  36. Newseum Ed: https://newseumed.org/ and https://newseumed.org/activity/free-to-hate-historical-case-study/
  37. Noodle: https://www.noodle.com/
  38. Ocean.com: http://www.ocean.com/
  39. Omnium Outreach Projects: http://omniumworld.com/ and http://omniumworld.com/oop/
  40. One World Expeditions: http://www.oneworldjourneys.com/
  41. OpenEd: http://www.opened.io/
  42. Open Education Europa: http://openeducationeuropa.eu/
  43. Openwords: https://www.facebook.com/Openwords
  44. Patrick Hollingworth: http://patrickhollingworth.com/
  45. Penguin Science: http://www.penguinscience.com/index.php
  46. Polar Bears International: http://www.polarbearsinternational.org/
  47. Polar Husky: http://www.polarhusky.com/
  48. The Poles.com: http://www.explorersweb.com/polar/
  49. PolyglotPal’s Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/PolyglotPal
  50. Reef Videoconferencing, (Great Barrier Reef, Australia), http://www.reefhq.com.au/education-at-reef-hq-aquarium/reef-videoconferencing
  51. Rich Wilson (Sailor in the Spotlight Interview): http://yachtpals.com/rich-wilson-american-4013  
  52. StudyCloud: https://www.mystudycloud.com/
  53. Wayne Hodgins: http://waynehodgins.typepad.com/about.html
  54. The World by Road: http://www.theworldbyroad.com
  55. Travel Blog: http://www.travelblog.org/
  56. Zac Sunderland: http://www.zacsunderland.com/


Live and Immediate Science

  1. The Brain Observatory: http://brainandsociety.org/the-brain-observatory/
  2. The Link: http://www.revealingthelink.com/
  3. Nautilus Live: http://www.nautiluslive.org/
  4. Ocean Explorer: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/welcome.html
  5. Ocean Explorer Media: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/10index/background/info/info.html




Week 6. (February 13) Open Educational Resources (OER) and OpenCourseWare (OCW)

  1. Engin Kursun, Kursat Cagiltay, and Gulfidan Can (2014, December). An Investigation of Faculty Perspectives on Barriers, Incentives, and Benefits of the OER Movement in Turkey, International Review of Research in Open and Distance, 15(6). Available: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1914/3128


2.          Guo, Y., Zhang, M., Bonk, C. J., & Li. Y.  (2015). Chinese Faculty Members’ Open Educational Resources (OER) Usage Status and the Barriers to OER Development and Usage. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 10(5), 59-65. Available: http://online-journals.org/index.php/i-jet/article/view/4819 and http://publicationshare.com/pdfs/IJET_2015.pdf


  1. Lee, M., Lin, M.-F., & Bonk, C. J. (2007, November). OOPS, turning MIT OpenCourseWare into Chinese: An analysis of a community of practice of global translators. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 8(3). Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/463/980 (HTML) http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/463/982 (PDF)

http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/463/966 (audio file)


  1. Caswell, T., Henson, S., Jensen, M., & Wiley, D. (2008). Open educational resources: Enabling universal education. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 9(1). Retrieved from http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/viewFile/469/1009


  1. Clayton R Wright, & Sunday Reju (2012, April). Developing and deploying OERs in sub-Saharan Africa: Building on the present, International Review of Research on Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL), 13(2). Article:  http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1185/2161


  1. de los Arcos, B., Farrow, R., Perryman, L.-A., Pitt, R., & Weller, M. (2014, November). OER evidence Report 2013-2014: Building understanding of open education. OER Research Hub. The Open University (OU) Institute of Educational Technology. Retrieved from http://oerresearchhub.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/oerrh-evidence-report-2014.pdf



Note Free Books:

  1. Stephen Downes (2011, August). Free Learning: Essays on open educational resources and copyright: Available: http://www.downes.ca/files/books/FreeLearning.pdf
  2. Iiyoshi, T., & Kumar, M. S. V. (Eds.) (2008). Opening up education: The collective advancement of education through open technology, open content, and open knowledge. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Retrieved from http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/opening-education
  3. Martin Weller (2014), The Battle for Open: How openness won and why it doesn't feel like victory, Ubiquity Press, London. Available:



Week 6 Tidbits:

    1. November 9, 2016, Why the Switch to OER Is Easier Than You Think, Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology, https://campustechnology.com/articles/2016/11/09/why-the-switch-to-oer-is-easier-than-you-think.aspx
    2. November 7, 2016, OER Use to Triple Over Next 5 Years, Campus Technology
    3. September 7, 2016, Open Educational Resources (OER) and the Evolving Higher Education Landscape, Cengage, https://campustechnology.com/articles/2016/09/07/oer-use-to-triple-over-next-5-years.aspx
    4. Jeffrey R. Young, September 7, 2016, What Clicks From 70,000 Courses Reveal About Student Learning, Chronicle of Higher Education, http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Clicks-From-70000/237704
    5. MIT News, May 19, 2016, From MOOC to bootcamp to MIT, MIT News, Office of Digital Learning. (Jin Wu—from MITx to MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp to master’s student), http://news.mit.edu/2016/mooc-bootcamp-mit-0519
    6. Otto Scharmer, May 4, 2016, MOOC 4.0: The Next Revolution in Learning & Leadership, Huffington Post, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/otto-scharmer/mooc-40-the-next-revoluti_b_7209606.html
    7. Jeffrey R. Young, May 4, 2016, This Mongolian Teenager Aced a MOOC
      Now He Wants to Widen Their Impact, (140,000 people take the MIT MOOC on Circuits and Electronics, 1 of 300 to get a perfect score)
      The Chronicle of Higher Education,
    8. April 4, 2016, MIT OpenCourseWare is 15!, http://ocw.mit.edu/about/15-years/ and Video (2:07): Thank you for 15 years of open sharing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBDFbsq10To
    9. Anuar Andres Lequerica, February, 2016, MOOCWatch Feb 2016: More Students, More Price Points, More Models. Class Central, https://www.class-central.com/report/moocwatch-feb-2016/
    10. Kenneth Green, February 2016, Faculty Awareness of the Open World, Going Digital: Faculty Perspectives on Digital and OER Course Materials
      The Campus Computing Project,
    11. January 20, 2016, Coursera Specializations, https://www.coursera.org/browse?utm_medium=email&utm_source=marketing&utm_campaign=aUAR4L-fEeW6i-NodUB9Qw&languages=en
    12. January 11, 2016, 7th grade scholarships for MOOC completion, U.S. News and World Report, eSchool News, http://www.eschoolnews.com/2016/01/11/7th-grade-scholarships-for-mooc-completion/
    13. January 11, 2016, Mapping a MOOC Reveals Global Patterns in Student Engagement, Chronicle of Higher Education, Anthony C. Robinson, http://www.chronicle.com/article/mapping-a-mooc-reveals-global/234795
    14. Josh Bersin, January 5, 2016, Use Of MOOCs And Online Education Is Exploding: Here's Why, Forbes, http://www.forbes.com/sites/joshbersin/2016/01/05/use-of-moocs-and-online-education-is-exploding-heres-why/#290acdda7f09
    15. October 29, 2015, Campus Tech Leaders Report More Support for Free Educational Materials, Ellen Wexler, Chronicle of Higher Education.
    16. January 8, 2015, Obama Plan Would Help Many Go to Community College Free, Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Tamar Lewin, The New York Times, Available: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/09/us/politics/obama-proposes-free-community-college-education-for-some-students.html?_r=0
    17. November 25, 2014, Better than Christmas – OER Research hub report, Available:
    18. Dian Schaffhauser (2014, November 20). EdX Joins ConnectED To Deliver MOOCs for Free Teacher Training and AP Prep, THE Journal,
    19. Steve Kolowich, (2014, November 20), Open Education’s Publicity Problem, The Chronicle of Higher Education
    20. November 6, 2014, What Georgia Tech’s Online Degree in Computer Science Means for Low-Cost Programs, Steve Kolowich, The Chronicle of Higher Education
    21. Brant, S. (2013, December 13). Former MIT president Charles M. Vest dies at 72: As the Institute’s leader from 1990 to 2004, he sparked a period of dynamism. MIT News. Retrieved from http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2013/former-mit-president-charles-m-vest-dies-at-72-1213.html
    22. Kenning, C. (2012). For Knox soldiers earn deployed degrees. Courier-Journal. Retrieved from https://www.questia.com/newspaper/1P2-31591426/soldiers-earning-degrees-in-war-zones-online-options
    23. Carson, S. (2009). The unwalled garden: Growth of the OpenCourseWare Consortium, 2001-2008. Open Learning, 24(1). Retrieved from http://tofp.org/resume/Unwalled_Garden.pdf
    24. MIT (2007, November 28). MIT Marks OpenCourseWare Milestone. November 2007 Newsletter. Retrieved from http://ocw.mit.edu/about/media-coverage/press-releases/milestone/
    25. Geser, Guntram (ed.). (2007, January). Open Educational Practices and Resources: OLCOS Roadmap 2012 (149 pages). http://www.olcos.org/cms/upload/docs/olcos_roadmap.pdf (more info here: http://www.olcos.org/english/roadmap/)
    26. MIT. (2006, June 5). 2005 program evaluation findings report. Retrieved from http://web.mit.edu/ocwcom/MITOCW/About/05_Eval_Full_060806_MITOCW.pdf
    27. Johnstone, S. M. (2005). Open educational resources serve the world. EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 28(3), 15. Retrieved from http://er.educause.edu/articles/2005/1/open-educational-resources-serve-the-world
    28. Stenger, R. (2001, May 25). Man on the moon: Kennedy speech ignited the dream. CNN.com. Available: http://edition.cnn.com/2001/TECH/space/05/25/kennedy.moon/
    29. MIT (2001, April 4). MIT to make nearly all course materials available free on the World Wide Web. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2001/ocw.html



  1. Video: Ivory Tower: Is College Worth the Cost?, CNN; Coding Bootcamp: A college alternative (2:21)
  2. Video (3:17): June 7, 2016, Teaching refugees how to code, CNN Money



Week 7 (February 20). Open Education & Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs)

  1. Special issues on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT) and International Review of Research on Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL).
    1. IRRODL 16(6), 2015, Special Issue: Towards a European perspective on Massive Open Online Courses: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/issue/view/72
    2. IRRODL 16(5), 2015, Special Issue: OER and MOOCs: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/issue/view/71
    3. IRRODL 15(5), 2014, Special Issue: Research into Massive Open Online Courses: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/issue/view/64
    4. JOTL: June 2013, 9(2), http://jolt.merlot.org/Vol9_No2.htm
    5. JOTL: March 2014, 10(1), http://jolt.merlot.org/Vol10_No1.htm
    6. January 1, 2015, Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 22(44)
      Dr. Manuel Cebrián-de-la-Serna - University of Malaga – Spain, and Dr. Philip Desenne - Harvard University - USA
      Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal:


  1.  MOOCs and Open Education Around the World.” In C. J. Bonk, M. M. Lee., T. C. Reeves, & T. H. Reynolds, T. H. (Eds.), MOOCs and open education around the world (xxx-xlii). NY: Routledge. Retrieved from http://publicationshare.com/moocsbook/ and http://moocsbook.com/free.php or http://publicationshare.com/moocsbook/TOC_Preface_MOOCs_Open_Ed_book_by_Bonk_Lee_Reeves_Reynolds.pdf



2b. Bonk, C. J., Lee, M. M., Reynolds, T. H., & Reeves, T. C. (2015). Preface to MOOCs and Open Education Special Issue: The Power of Four. In Special Issue: MOOCs and Open Education. International Journal on E-Learning, 14(3), 265-277. Retrieved from http://moocsbook.com/TOC_Preface_Special.pdf


2c. Bonk, C. J., Lee. M. M., Reeves, T. C., & Reynolds, T. H. (in press). The emergence and design of massive open online courses (MOOCs). In R. A. Reiser, & J. V. Demsey (Eds.), Trends and issues in instructional design and technology (4th Ed.), (pp.?). Boston, MA: Pearson. Available: http://www.publicationshare.com/3 or http://publicationshare.com/pdfs/MOOCs_Reiser_book_by_Bonk_Reeves_Reynolds_Lee_Final_with_citation.pdf


  1. Daniel, J. (2012). Making Sense of MOOCs: Musings in a maze of myth, paradox and possibility. Journal of Interactive Media in Education. Retrieved November 14, 2014, from http://jime.open.ac.uk/article/view/259


  1. Gasevic, D., Kovanovic, V., Joksimovic, S., & Siemens, G. (2014). Where is research on massive open online courses headed? A data analysis of the MOOC Research Initiative. The International Review of Research in Open And Distributed Learning, 15(5).

Abstract: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1954

HTML: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1954/3099

PDF: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1954/3111


  1. Dillahunt, T., Wang, Z., & Teasley, S. D. (2014). Democratizing higher education: Exploring MOOC use among those who cannot afford a formal education. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 15(5), 177-196. Available: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1841/3070


  1. Kimberly F. Colvin, John Champaign, Alwina Liu, Qian Zhou, Colin Fredericks, and David E. Pritchard (2014, September). Learning in an Introductory Physics MOOC: All Cohorts Learn Equally, Including an On-Campus Class, IRRODL, Available:


  1. Justin Reich (2014, December). MOOC Completion and Retention in the Context of Student Intent, EDUCAUSE Review. Available: http://er.educause.edu/articles/2014/12/mooc-completion-and-retention-in-the-context-of-student-intent


  1. Diana Laurillard (December 30, 2014). Anatomy of a MOOC for Teacher CPD, University College London, Institute of Education. Available:
  2. Barbara Oakley, Debra Poole, and MaryAnne Nestor (2016, March). Creating A Sticky MOOC. Online Learning, 20(1), 1-12. Available: https://olj.onlinelearningconsortium.org/index.php/olj/article/view/731



  1. Conference Session (video); November 6, 2015: Presidential Session Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Annual International Convention, Indianapolis, IN. Presenters: Tom Reeves, Mimi Lee, Yadi Ziaee, and Curt Bonk.

Topic: Multimedia in MOOCs: Best Practices for Cultural Inclusion (54:31)
Available: http://moocsbook.com/video.php; see also MOOCs Book: http://moocsbook.com/


  1. Curt Bonk, November 2014, (Compressed, High Def; Low Def), (16 minutes). Shenzhen, China: Learning is Changing: MOOCs, The Open World, and Beyond. (Dropbox slides.)



Short Videos on MOOCs and Open Education:

  1. White paper (2016). Open educational resources (OER) and the evolving higher education landscape. Cengage Learning. Available: https://oerknowledgecloud.org/content/open-educational-resources-oer-and-evolving-higher-education-landscape; Full report: https://oerknowledgecloud.org/sites/oerknowledgecloud.org/files/wp_oer-evolving-higher-ed-landscape.pdf 
  2. Kevin Carey, October 5, 2016, An Online Education Breakthrough? A Master’s Degree for a Mere $7,000, http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/29/upshot/an-online-education-breakthrough-a-masters-degree-for-a-mere-7000.html
  3. Dhawal Shah, August 12, 2016, Class Central’s Top 50 MOOCs of All Time, Class Central Blog
    “Now there are close to 6,000 MOOCs from 600+ universities around the world.”
  4. August 12, 2016, A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment, Indian School of Business, Rajagopal Raghanathan, https://www.class-central.com/mooc/2860/coursera-a-life-of-happiness-and-fulfillment
  5. August 5, 2015, How Nanodegrees Are Disrupting Higher Education, John Waters, Campus Technology, http://campustechnology.com/articles/2015/08/05/how-nanodegrees-are-disrupting-higher-education.aspx
  6. Marco della Cava, January 13, 2016, Degree gets you a tech job — or your money back
    USA Today, http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2016/01/13/degree-gets-you-tech-job-your-money-back/78703230/
  7. Video (2:17), October 14, 2014, Duke MOOCs Around the World,
  8. Anuar Lequerica, June 14, 2016, World First: University of Michigan’s Dr. Chuck Holds a Graduation Ceremony for MOOC Students , Class Central, https://www.class-central.com/report/dr-chuck-graduate-ceremony-python-specialization/
  9. October 3, 2015, ‘They don’t allow you to fail': In custom classrooms, at-risk students thrive, PBS NewsHour, NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan reports, Available:


  1. Peter Struck, Professor, UPenn, Mythology class to 54,000 students, AOL News, Sept. 5, 2013, 1:33 minutes: Video: http://on.aol.com/video/recession-fuels-explosion-of-online-learning-517885097 ; Article: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/229640-5-best-moocs-for-free-online-higher-education/


11.  Sophia Pink, High School Student, An escape from High School. Washington Post, August 22, 2013, 2:33 minutes: Video: http://www.washingtonpost.com/posttv/opinions/an-escape-key-from-high-school/2013/08/21/294e8fe4-09cb-11e3-8974-f97ab3b3c677_video.html; Article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-i-spent-10th-grade-online/2013/08/22/f2001640-ed8a-11e2-bed3-b9b6fe264871_story.html


12.  UK enters expanding online learning market with MOOCs, BBC, Sept. 18. 2013, 2:20; Video and Article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24153128


13.  Will Massively Open Online Courses Transform the Way, Aspen Institute, June 30, 2013; Full Session (59:25): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAlu1HUiUg8;


14.  Anant Agarwal Explains MOOCs High Drop-Out Rates (3:19): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXpEJqluIho 


15.  Andrew Ng and Anant Agarwal on the Creation of the MOOC Movement (4:07; use last 2 minutes on active learning and peer-to-peer learning in MOOCs): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXn1DstAEuE


16.  What is a MOOC, July 1, 2013, BBC, 8:23 minutes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-23127327


17.  September 15, 2015, Social Learning for Social Impact, edX, Join the world’s first GROOC – a MOOC for groups – to collaborate with others globally and create social change. Available: https://www.edx.org/course/social-learning-social-impact-mcgillx-groocx
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=36&v=WNg-5LFAMdI


18.  The Benefits of Online Learning, Anant Agarwal, the founder and president of edX, an online education company, shares what he considers the top six advantages of online learning., October 8, 2013, 2:20 minutes: Article:  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303759604579093400834738972.html; Videos: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303759604579093400834738972.html#project%3DMOOCchrtPRINT%26articleTabs%3Dvideo


  1. MOOC Fiction, from Alan Levine, October, 2013, 1:18:  http://youtu.be/ZNS9nRQElPQ


  1. Dr. Clayton Christensen discusses disruption in higher education, Academic Partnerships (with Jeb Bush introduction): November 19, 2012, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUGn5ZdrDoU


  1. October 8, 2013, An Early Report Card on Massive Open Online Courses, Geoffrey A. Fowler, WSJ Online
    Video: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303759604579093400834738972.html#project%3DMOOCchrtPRINT%26articleTabs%3Dvideo


  1. Timeline: Chronicle of Higher Education (2012, August 20).  What You Need to Know About MOOC's. Available:  Interactive Timeline: http://chronicle.com/article/What-You-Need-to-Know-About/133475/



Week 7 Tidbits:

    1. January 2017, Monetization over Massiveness; A Review of MOOC Stats and Trends for 2016, Class Central Blog, https://www.class-central.com/report/; A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment (the most popular MOOC of 2015)
    2. December 25, 2016, By The Numbers: MOOCS in 2016, Dhawa Shah, Class Central
    3. December 22, 2016
      6 Biggest MOOC Trends of 2016, Dhawa Shah, Class Central

    4. December 18, 2016
      Best Online Courses of 2016, Class Central

    5. December 13, 2016
      edX’s 2016: Year in Review, Class Central,
      Ten million registered users, ~1300 courses, and 109 partners

    6. December 7, 2016, Coursera’s 2016: Year in Review, Dhawa Shah, Class Central
    7. State of the MOOC 2016: A Year of Massive Landscape Change For Massive Open Online Courses, Online Course Report, http://www.onlinecoursereport.com/state-of-the-mooc-2016-a-year-of-massive-landscape-change-for-massive-open-online-courses/
    8. Ellen Wexler, October 19, 2016, MOOCs are Still Rising, at least in Number, Chronicle of Higher Education, http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/moocs-are-still-rising-at-least-in-numbers/57527
    9. September 2016. Curt Bonk Talks about Open Education. by John Orlando, Online Classroom, 16(9), pp. 1 & 4. Magna Publications, Available: http://publicationshare.com/pdfs/online-classroom-2016.pdf
    10. Carl Straumsheim, September 2, 2016, Humans, the Latest MOOC Feature
      Introduction to Philosophy: God, Knowledge and Consciousness
      ($300 USD for an identity-verified certificate), Inside Higher Ed, https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/09/02/massachusetts-institute-technology-experiments-instructor-grading-massive-open
    11. Jack Robinson, August 31, 2016, Coursera Places a Bet on Corporate Learning, HRE Daily, http://blog.hreonline.com/2016/08/31/coursera-places-a-bet-on-corporate-learning/
    12. John Elmes, August 30, 2016, Thousands sign up for free online wine course, Wine News, http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/online-wine-course-adelaide-325646/
    13. Brad Wolverton, August 28, 2016, The New Cheating Economy, The Chronicle of Higher Education, http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-New-Cheating-Economy/237587
    14. John Mannes, August 17, 2016, Coursera’s co-founder Daphne Koller set to start anew at Calico, TechCrunch, https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/17/courseras-co-founder-daphne-koller-set-to-start-anew-at-calico/
    15. Dian Schaffhauser, August 16, 2016, MITx Adds Instructor Grading in MOOC, Campus Technology, https://campustechnology.com/articles/2016/08/16/mitx-adds-instructor-grading-in-mooc.aspx
    16. Joshua Kim, July 21, 2016, The Scope of edX, Inside Higher Ed, https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/scope-edx
    17. Jeffrey R. Young, July 14, 2016, Are MOOCs Forever?, The Chronicle of Higher Education, http://www.chronicle.com/article/Are-MOOCs-Forever-/237130
    18. January 11, 2016, 7th grade scholarships for MOOC completion, U.S. News and World Report, eSchool News, Available: http://www.eschoolnews.com/2016/01/11/7th-grade-scholarships-for-mooc-completion/
    19. November 19, 2015, MOOCs From a Worker’s Perspective
      Alberto Julián, available: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/moocs-from-workers-perspective-1-alberto-juli%C3%A1n
    20. November 19, 2015, MOOCs biggest Month: Choose From 1,100 MOOCs In October, Class Central Blog, (More MOOCs Available This Month Than Any Previous Month )
    21. November 17, 2015, Mao's MOOC Rehabilitation, Has edX become a platform for a Chinese propaganda course?, Josh Logue, Inside Higher Ed, Available:
    22. October 19, 2015, MOOCs Are Still Rising, at Least in Numbers
      Ellen Wexler, Chronicle of Higher Education, available:

    23. September 22, 2015, Who’s Benefiting from MOOCs, and Why, by Chen Zhenghao, Brandon Alcorn, Gayle Christensen, Nicholas Eriksson, Daphne Koller, Ezekiel J. Emanuel, Harvard Business Review, Available: https://hbr.org/2015/09/whos-benefiting-from-moocs-and-why
    24. September 22, 2015, What We’ve Learned From MOOCs, Candace Thille, John Mitchell and Mitchell Stevens, Inside Higher Ed.
    25. August 30, 2015, Massive online courses grow; what's in it for the universities?, Kirk Pinho, Crain’s Detroit Business, Available: http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20150830/NEWS/308309998/massive-online-courses-grow-whats-in-it-for-the-universities
    26. Talbot, D. (2015, July 27). China’s startup boom in online learning. MIT Technology Review. Retrieved from http://www.technologyreview.com/news/539136/chinas-startup-boom-in-online-learning
    27. July 7, 2015, Fulfilling the promise: do MOOCs reach the educationally underserved?, Ed Media International, Available (need access): http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/09523987.2015.1053288#.VaComI3JBjt
    28. July 7, 2015, Duke’s MOOCs Used to Supplement Education, Available:
    29. July 7, 2015, Report: Why Did Learners Enroll in Duke U MOOCs?, Inside of Higher Ed, Available: https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2015/07/07/report-why-did-learners-enroll-duke-u-moocs
    30. June 17, 2015, Charles Dziuban & Anthony G. Picciano (2015, June 17). The Evolution Continues: Considerations for the Future of Research in Online and Blended Learning, ECAR Research Bulletin, https://library.educause.edu/~/media/files/library/2015/6/erb1513-pdf.pdf
    31. April 16, 2015, Making Sense of MOOCs -- A Reading List, The World Bank, EduTech Blog, Michael Trucano, Available:
    32. April 1, 2015, Three Insights from the HarvardX and MITx Year Two Reports, Education Week, Justin Reich, HarvardX Research Fellow
    33. May 27, 2015, The Invisible Learners Taking MOOCs,  George Veletsianos, Inside Higher Ed, Available: https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/higher-ed-beta/invisible-learners-taking-moocs
    34. May 26, 2015, Edtech and MOOC Times in China, Michael Trucano, EduTech, World Bank Blog, Available: https://blogs.worldbank.org/edutech/edtech-and-mooc-times-china
    35. May 12, 2015, In China, Where Everything is a MOOC, Education Week, Justin Reich, HarvardX Research Fellow, Available:
    36. August 17, 2013, Tamar Lewin, Master’s Degree Is New Frontier of Study Online, The New York Times, available: http://chronicle.com/article/MOOCs-May-Not-Be-So-Disruptive/140965/
    37. Friedman, T. (2013, January 26). Revolution hits the universities. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/27/opinion/sunday/friedman-revolution-hits-the-universities.html?_r=0
    38. November 4, 2013, Developing countries and the MOOC learning revolution, The Conversation, Allison Littlejohn, Director of the Caledonian Academy, Glasgow Caledonian University, Available: https://theconversation.com/developing-countries-and-the-mooc-learning-revolution-19355
    39. Bonk, C. J. (2013). Want some MOOC with your TV dinner? The EvoLLLution. Part 1 February 22, 2013. Available: http://www.evolllution.com/featured/want-some-mooc-with-your-tv-dinner-part-1/ (html) and http://publicationshare.com/pdfs/Want-Some-MOOC-With-Your-TV-Dinner-(Part-1)-Curtis-Bonk.pdf  (PDF)
    40. Bonk, C. J. (2013). Want some MOOC with your TV dinner? The EvoLLLution. Part 2 Available March 1, 2013: http://www.evolllution.com/media_resources/want-some-mooc-with-your-tv-dinner-part-2/ (HTML) and http://publicationshare.com/pdfs/Want-Some-MOOC-With-Your-TV-Dinner-(Part-2).pdf (PDF)
    41. Pappano, L. (2012, November 2). The year of the MOOC. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/04/education/edlife/massive-open-online-courses-are-multiplying-at-a-rapid-pace.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
    42. Feerick, M. (2014, October 7). Why wait for others to fight Ebola? ALISON Blog. Retrieved from http://www.advancelearning.com/why-wait-for-others-to-fight-ebola
    43. Jie Jenny Zou (2011, August 2). Stanford U. Offers Free Online Course in Artificial Intelligence, Chronicle of Higher Education. Class is at: http://www.ai-class.com/


MOOC-Related Videos and Audios:

1.      What is a MOOC? by Dave Cormier, December 8, 2010: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW3gMGqcZQc

2.      Siemens, G. (2011). George Siemens on massive open online courses (MOOCs) [Online Video]. May 5, 2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMfipxhT_Co

3.      Chuck Severance (2012, November 26). Internet History, Technology, and Security Coursera Office Hours - Manila, Philippines. Available: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6zlQZcM72o and Barcelona: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzNHvmSv8TI  



Inexpensive Online Learning and MOOC Related Organizations and Institutions:

1.      Coursera: https://www.coursera.org/

2.      edX: https://www.edx.org/

3.      edX high school initiative: https://www.edx.org/high-school-initiative

4.      edX partners: https://www.edx.org/schools-partners

5.      FutureLearn: https://www.futurelearn.com/

6.      Global Freshman Academy, edX: https://www.edx.org/how-it-works

7.      Handbook of Open Universities: http://wikieducator.org/Handbook_of_Open_Universities

8.      MITX: https://www.edx.org/university_profile/MITx

9.      NovoEd: https://novoed.com/

1.      Philanthropy University: https://novoed.com/philanthropy-initiative?referral_token=NOVOED-CC

10.  Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU): https://www.p2pu.org/en/

11.  Straighter Line: http://www.straighterline.com/courses-run-by-professors.html

12.  Udacity: http://www.udacity.com/

13.  Udemy: http://www.udemy.com/

14.  University of the People: http://www.uopeople.edu/


Somewhat Shady and/or Nefarious Websites (there are many others):

ü  BoostMyGrade.com: http://www.boostmygrade.com/

ü  NoNeedtoStudy.com: https://www.noneedtostudy.com/myclass/

ü  Unemployed Professors.com: http://unemployedprofessors.com/


Week 8 (February 27). More MOOCs and Open Education Around the World


  1. Rita Kop and Hélène Fournier, National Research Council of Canada, John Sui Fai Mak, Australia (2011, November). A pedagogy of abundance or a pedagogy to support human beings? Participant support on massive open online courses. International Review of Research on Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL), 12(7). http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1041/2025 (see also entire special issue on Emergent Learning, Connections, Designs for Learning: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/issue/view/49)


  1. McAuley, A., Stewart, B., Siemens, G., & Cormier, D. (2010). The MOOC model for digital practice. Available: http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/MOOC_Final.pdf


  1. Abram Anders (November, 2015). Theories and Applications of Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs): The Case for Hybrid Design, November 2015, Available:


  1. Mazoue, J. G. (2014). Beyond the MOOC model: Changing educational paradigms, EDUCAUSE Review Online. Retrieved from http://er.educause.edu/articles/2014/11/beyond-the-mooc-model-changing-educational-paradigms  


  1. Hollands, F. M., & Tirthali, D. (2014). Why do institutions offer MOOCs? Online Learning, 18(3). Retrieved from http://olj.onlinelearningconsortium.org/index.php/jaln/article/download/464/116


  1. David Santandreu Calonge & Mariam Aman Shah (2016, September). MOOCs, Graduate Skills Gaps, and Employability. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 17(5), 67-90. Available: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/2675


  1. George Veletsianos and Peter Shepherdson (2016, February). A Systematic Analysis and Synthesis of the Empirical MOOC Literature Published in 2-13-2015. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 17(2), 198-221. Available: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/2448


    1. See Also: George Veletsianos and Peter Shepherdson (2015, June). Who Studies MOOCs? Interdisciplinary in MOOC Research and its Changes over Time. IRRODL, 15(3), http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/2202


8.      Yan Li & Muhua Zhang (2015). Global Impact of Open Educational Resources and Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) Movement on Higher Education and its Future: Interview with Prof. Curtis Bonk. Open Education Research, 21(5), 4-13.

Article (Chinese): http://openedu.shtvu.edu.cn/upload/qikanfile/201509281654002945.pdf

Article (English): http://openedu.shtvu.edu.cn/upload/qikanfile/201510301724199550.pdf

Article (English): http://publicationshare.com/pdfs/Bonk--Yan_Li_China_Journal.pdf


Or read: anything on MOOCs from:

Justin Reich of MIT: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ihnlfqIAAAAJ&hl=en

Andrew Ho of Harvard: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=oxiFUrEAAAAJ&hl=en



Week 8 Tidbits:

a.       May 20, 2016, agMOOCs (India): http://www.agmoocs.in/

b.      December 4, 2015, MasterClass, https://www.masterclass.com/

c.       November 17, 2015, Udacity and Google Unveil Co-Developed Nanodegree, John K. Waters, Campus Technology.

d.      November 17, 2015, Udacity, Senior Web Developer Nanodegree, micro-credential program, Available: https://www.udacity.com/course/senior-web-developer--nd802

e.       October 28, 2015, How a 40-Year-Old Idea Became Higher Education’s Next Big Thing, Chronicle of Higher Education, Dan Berrett.

f.       October 8, 2015, MIT New Model, Carl Straumsheim, Inside Higher Ed.

g.       October 7, 2015, MIT Master’s Program to Use MOOCs as ‘Admissions Test’, Ellen Wexler, Chronicle of Higher Education, available: http://chronicle.com/article/MIT-Master-s-Program-to-Use/233685

h.      October 7, 2015, MIT Unveils ‘MicroMaster’s,’ Allowing Students to Get Half Their Degree From MOOCs, Andy Thomason, Chronicle of Higher Education.

i.        October 1, 2015, Digital badges hit the big time in higher ed: Micro-credential programs target professionals needing a skills boost, Matt Zalaznick, University Business, October 2015, Available: http://www.universitybusiness.com/article/digital-badges-hit-big-time-higher-ed 

j.        September 14, 2015, NEXT: The Credentials Craze, Chronicle of Higher Education, Carol Geary Schneider, Available: http://chronicle.com/section/NEXT-The-Credentials-Craze/885/

k.      September 14, 2015, When a Degree Is Just the Beginning: Today’s employers want more, say providers of alternative credentials, Chronicle of Higher Education, Goldie Blumenstyk.

l.        September 14, 2015, Stack Those Credentials, Chronicle of Higher Education, Kathryn Mangan, Available: http://chronicle.com/article/Stack-Those-Credentials/232985/

m.    September 14, 2015, Why Colleges Should Support Alternative Credentials, Chronicle of Higher Education, Bernard Bull, Available:

n.      September 14, 2015, Gatekeepers No More: Colleges Must Learn a New Role, Chronicle of Higher Education, Richard A. DeMillo

o.      August 13, 2015, Digital badges find their niche, eSchool News, Stephen Noonoo, Available: http://www.eschoolnews.com/2015/08/13/digital-badges-summer-184/

p.      August 4, 2015, How Nanodegrees Are Disrupting Higher Education, John Waters
Campus Technology, Available:

q.      May 5, 2015, All-MOOC M.B.A., Inside Higher Ed, Carl Straumsheim, Available:

r.        April 24, 2015, The Making of a Higher-Ed Agitator, Chronicle of Higher Education, Jack Stripling, Available: http://chronicle.com/article/The-Making-of-a-Higher-Ed/229619

s.       April 23, 2015, The Catch in Arizona State’s Low-Cost Freshman Year Online: No Aid, Chronicle of Higher Education, Thomas Fisher, Available:

t.        April 23, 2015, Arizona State and edX Will Offer an Online Freshman Year, Open to All, Chronicle of Higher Education, Charles Huckabee, Available: http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/arizona-state-and-edx-will-offer-an-online-freshman-year-open-to-all/97685?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

u.      April 22, 2015, Promising Full College Credit, Arizona State University Offers Online Freshman Program, Tamar Lewin, The New York Times

v.      April 22, 2015, MOOCs for (a Year's) Credit, Inside Higher Ed, Carl Straumsheim, Available: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/04/22/arizona-state-edx-team-offer-freshman-year-online-through-moocs

w.     September 12, 2014, MOOC on MOOCs? A novel yet pragmatic approach, University World News, Kirk Perris, Available: http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20140903154113518

x.      January 16, 2014, Brazil’s Home-Grown MOOC, Holly Else for the Times Higher Education, Inside HE, available: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/brazils-home-grown-mooc-veduca-has-high-hopes/2010440.article


Week 9. (March 6) Motivation in Informal and Self-Directed Online Learning Environments (including online language learning)

  1. Ryan, R. M., & Deci, E. L. (2000). Self-determination theory and the facilitation of intrinsic motivation, social development, and well-being. American Psychologist, 55, 68-78. Retrieved from http://www.psych.rochester.edu/SDT/documents/2006_RyanDeci_Self-RegulationProblemofHumanAutonomy.pdf


  1. Song, L., & Hill, J. (2007). A conceptual model for understanding self-directed learning in online environments. Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 6(1), 27-42. Retrieved from http://www.ncolr.org/jiol/issues/pdf/6.1.3.pdf


  1. Kop, R., & Fournier, H. (2010). New dimensions to self-directed learning in an open networked learning environment. International Journal of Self-Directed Learning7(2), 2-20. Retrieved from http://nparc.cisti-icist.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/view/accepted/?id=c4dc46c9-ef59-46b8-af01-4a7fec44b023


4.      Hyland, N., & Kranzow, J. (2012). Faculty and student views of using digital tools to enhance self-directed learning and critical thinking. International Journal of Self-Directed Learning, 8(2), 11-27. Retrieved from http://sdlglobal.com/IJSDL/IJSDL8.2.pdf


  1. de Waard, Inge; Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes, & Sharples, Mike (2015). Self-Directed Learning in Trial FutureLearn courses. In: Proceedings Papers, EMOOCS, pp. 234–243. Available: http://oro.open.ac.uk/44499/1/eMOOCs-2015_submission_65.pdf


  1. Bonk, C. J., Lee, M. M., Kou, X., Xu, S. & Sheu, F.-R. (2015). Understanding the self-directed online learning preferences, goals, achievements, and challenges of MIT OpenCourseWare subscribers. Educational Technology and Society, 18(2), 349-368. Retrieved from http://www.ifets.info/journals/18_2/26.pdf;




Week 9 Tidbits:

a.          Jessica Guynn, June 20, 2016, Headache? Google to offer better symptom search results, USA Today, http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2016/06/20/google-health-symptom-medical-conditions/86061086/

b.         December 4, 2015, Don’t Believe the Self-Directed Learning Hype, Chief Learning Officer, David Vance, Available:

c.          March 24, 2015, This cool interactive map lets you explore the world's languages, Arika Okrent, The Week, Available: http://theweek.com/articles/545768/cool-interactive-map-lets-explore-worlds-languages and https://languagescience.umd.edu/

d.         March 24, 2015, Langscape, Language at Maryland, Available:

e.          January 14, 2015, New York City Education Department to Add or Expand 40 Dual-Language Programs, The New York Times, Elizabeth A. Harris

f.          May 5, 2014, Technology Provides Foreign-Language Immersion at a Distance,
Danya Perez-Hernandez, Chronicle of Higher Education, Available:

g.          October 13, 2014, Dozen Ways To Promote Informal Learning, Chief Learning Officer, Saul Carliner, Available: http://www.clomedia.com/articles/a-dozen-ways-to-promote-informal-learning

h.         September 23, 2014, With the Right Technology, Can Children Teach Themselves? Anya Kamenetz, MindShift, available: http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/09/with-the-right-technology-can-children-teach-themselves/

i.           Bonk, C. J. (2013, July). Adding some TEC-VARIETY to online courses.  Education Magazine, Issue 6, 15-20 (found at: itunes.apple.com: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/educationist-magazine-app/id593725339?ls=1&mt=8 available: http://www.publicationshare.com/Education_Mag_6_TEC-VARIETY.pdf).

j.           Bonk, C. J. (2013, January 9). Adding Some TEC-VARIETY to Online Teaching and Learning, Cengage Learning Blog (http://blog.cengage.com/). Available: http://blog.cengage.com/?top_blog=adding-some-tec-variety-to-online-teaching-and-learning

k.         Mol, C., & van Dam, N. (2013, August). Turn education into a lifelong education. Chief Learning Officer, 12(8), 58. Retrieved from http://clomedia.com/articles/view/turn-education-into-a-lifelong-experience

l.           Anne Eisenberg. “Learning from a Native Speaker, Without Leaving Home,” New York Times (February 17, 2008), http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/17/business/17novel.html

m.       Abdullah, M. H. (2001, December). Self-directed learning, Eric Digest, EDO-CS-01-10. Retrieved from http://www.education.com/reference/article/Ref_Self_Directed/



Some Language Learning Sites:

1.          About.com (from the New York Times)

a.       ESL: http://esl.about.com/

b.      French: http://french.about.com/

c.       German: http://german.about.com/

d.      Italian: http://italian.about.com/

e.       Japanese: http://japanese.about.com/

f.       Mandarin: http://mandarin.about.com/

g.       Spanish: http://spanish.about.com/

2.          BBC Languages: http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/

3.          BBC Learning English: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/

4.          Babbel: http://www.babbel.com/

5.          ChinesePod: http://chinesepod.com/

6.          Coffee Break Spanish: http://radiolingua.com/shows/spanish/coffee-break-spanish/

7.          English Central: http://www.englishcentral.com/

8.          German Online: http://www.dw-world.de/dw/0,,2547,00.html

9.          iTalkie: http://www.italki.com/

10.      Japanese Online http://japanese-online.com/

11.      Japanese: https://www.nihongomaster.com/

12.      KanTalk: http://www.kantalk.com/

13.      Korean Online http://learn-korean.net/

14.      LanguageLab (in Second Life): http://www.languagelab.com/

15.      Langscape (maps of languages): http://langscape.umd.edu/map.php

16.      Langscape Univ of Maryland https://languagescience.umd.edu/beyond-umd/langscape

17.      Livemocha: http://www.livemocha.com/

18.      LoMasTV (online Spanish immersion TV): http://lomastv.com/

19.      Mango Languages: http://www.mangolanguages.com/

20.      The Mixxer (uses Skype): http://www.language-exchanges.org/

21.      OpenLanguage: http://openlanguage.com/

22.      PalTalk: http://www.paltalk.com/

23.      Voxopop: http://www.voxopop.com/



Week 10. (March 20) Connectivism, Social Media, and Participatory Learning

  1. Brown, J. S., & Adler, R. P. (2008, January/February). Minds on fire: Open education, the long tail, and learning 2.0. EDUCAUSE Review, 43(1), 16-32. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from https://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ERM0811.pdf
    1. Mimi Ito (2014, August 25). Think Education 2014 - Mimi Ito, Google, San Paulo, Brazil (29:21); Video of keynote: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0uL0d2ShPU
    2. Mimi Ito (2013, October 22). Mimi Ito on Learning in Social Media Spaces (Big Thinkers Series, from Edutopia), (7:24), Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HF5pxnXwMBY
    3. John Seely Brown (2010, June). Closing Keynote at the New Media Consortium 2010 in Anaheim, CA. A Culture of Learning. Gardner Campbell’s reflective blog post: http://www.gardnercampbell.net/blog1/?p=1278 and Mimi Ito’s “Learning with Social Media”: http://www.gardnercampbell.net/blog1/?p=1258; Video of keynote (51:48): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4FPH-Oo1iM
    4. John Seely Brown (2006, December 1). Relearning learning—Applying the long tail to learning. Presentation at MIT iCampus, Video available from MITWorld: http://video.mit.edu/watch/relearning-learning-applying-the-long-tail-to-learning-9174/ and http://video.mit.edu/
    5. John Seely Brown (2013, March 6). John Seely Brown on Motivating Learners (Big Thinkers Series; from Edutopia) (8:28). Video Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41pNX9-yNu4 
    6. John Seely Brown (2008, December 20). Tinkering as a Mode of Knowledge Production, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching - Stanford, CA, Oct. 23-25, 2008 (10:09). Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9u-MczVpkUA


2.      Baiyun Chen and Thomas Bryer (2012, January). Investigating Instructional Strategies for Using Social Media in Formal and Informal Learning. International Review of Research on Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL), 13(1). http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1027/2073


  1. Henry Jenkins, Katie Clinton, Ravi Purushotma, Alice J. Robison, & Margaret Weigel. (2008). Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century Chicago: The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.macfound.org/media/article_pdfs/JENKINS_WHITE_PAPER.PDF


  1. George Veletsianos & Cesar C. Navarrete (2012, January). Online Social Networks as Formal Learning Environments: Learner Experiences and Activities. International Review of Research on Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL), 13(1).Available: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1078/2077


  1. Zhang, Ke, & Gao, Fei (2014). Social media for informal science learning in China: A case study. Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal (KM&EL), 6(3). Available: http://www.kmel-journal.org/ojs/index.php/online-publication/article/view/360


  1. Peppler, K. (2013). New Opportunities for Interest-Driven Arts Learning in a Digital Age (Deliverable to the Wallace Foundation). Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University. Available: http://kpeppler.com/Docs/2013_Peppler_New-Opportunities-for-Interest-Driven-Art.pdf


    1. See also: Peppler, K., & Solomou, M. (2011). Building Creativity: Collaborative Learning and Creativity in Social Media Environments. On the Horizon, 19(1), 13-23. Also published in the proceedings of the 2010 International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Chicago, IL. Available: http://kpeppler.com/Docs/2011_Peppler_Building_Creativity.pdf



Free book on Connectivism:

Stephen Downes (http://www.downes.ca/) (2012, May) “Connectivism ad Connected Knowledge: Essays on Meaning and Learning Networks”: Available:



Resources and Videos:

  1. George Siemens, The Changing Nature of Knowledge (4 short videos):

                                                                          i.      The Conflict of Learning Theories with Human Nature: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTgWt4Uzr54&feature=related

                                                                        ii.      The Changing Nature of Knowledge: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMcTHndpzYg&feature=related

                                                                      iii.      The Impact of Social Software on Learning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grI_h88vs3g

                                                                      iv.      The Network is the Learning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpbkdeyFxZw&feature=related



Week 10 Tidbits:

a.       December 22, 2016, A Professor Once Targeted by Fake News Now Is Helping to Visualize It, by Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz, Chronicle of Higher Education

IU Website for fake news visualization: Hoaxy: http://hoaxy.iuni.iu.edu/stats.html

b.      December 12, 2016, Girls Who Build Cameras Have More Fun, Joe Pickett, OCW Publication Director, MIT OCW, http://www.christenseninstitute.org/blog/texas-districts-are-rethinking-technology-integrations/

c.       Cal Newport, November 19, 2016, Quit Social Media. Your Career May Depend on It, The NY Times, http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/20/jobs/quit-social-media-your-career-may-depend-on-it.html?_r=0

d.      September 22, 2016, Linked In’s Economic Graph, http://economicgraphchallenge.linkedin.com/

e.       George Veletsianos, August 29, 2016, Using Video and Audio to Share Our Scholarship, Chronicle of Higher Education (Note: Includes video (5:05) and podcast (4:33)), http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/using-video-and-audio-to-share-our-scholarship/62690

f.       Joshua Bolkan, August 17, 2016, Research: 3D Printing Market to Double by 2020, Campus Technology, https://campustechnology.com/articles/2016/08/17/report-3d-printing-market-to-double-by-2020.aspx

g.       Paul Kim, August 15, 2016, The Maker Movement in Education: A New Global Transformation, ICT in Education, UNESCO

h.      Joshua Bolkan, August 17, 2016, Research: 3D Printing Market to Double by 2020
Campus Technology, https://campustechnology.com/articles/2016/08/17/report-3d-printing-market-to-double-by-2020.aspx

i.        Greg Thompson, August 3, 2016, Robot Revolution: Intelligence In, Intelligence Out, THE Journal, https://thejournal.com/articles/2016/08/03/robot-revolution-intelligence-in-intelligence-out.aspx

j.        Leila Meyer, June 15, 2016, Behind the Scenes of a Makerspace, Campus Technology, https://campustechnology.com/Articles/2016/06/15/Behind-the-Scenes-of-a-Makerspace.aspx?p=1

k.      Marco della Carva (May 19, 2016). Pepper the robot needs U.S. programmers, USA Today

l.        October 2, 2015, How to Teach in an Age of Distraction, Sherry Turkle, Chronicle of Higher Education, Available: http://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Teach-in-an-Age-of/233515
This essay is adapted from her new book, Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age, which will be published by Penguin Press October 6.

m.    September 10, 2015, Meet the Crowdfunded Professor, Jeffrey Young, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Available: http://chronicle.com/article/Meet-the-Crowdfunded-Professor/232981/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

a.       Critical Thinker Academy, Kevin deLaplante, http://criticalthinkeracademy.com/

n.      August 2, 2015, Wanted: More girls in high tech, Marjie Lambert, Miami Herald, Available: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/education/article28362031.html

o.      June 29, 2015, Is Facebook the next frontier for online learning?, Christine Greenhow; greenhow@msu.edu, Andy Henion, Available: http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2015/is-facebook-the-next-frontier-for-online-learning/ 

p.      April 9, 2015, LinkedIn to acquire online training site Lynda.com for $1.5 billion, Lance Whitney, CNET, Available: http://www.cnet.com/news/linkedin-to-acquire-online-training-site-lynda-com/

q.      February 2, 2015, The Expert Café, Here Comes Professor Everybody: The ‘sharing economy’ meets higher education, Chronicle of Higher Education, Jeffrey R. Young, Available: http://chronicle.com/article/Here-Comes-Professor-Everybody/151445/?cid=at

r.        January 28, 2015, Live-Tweeting Assignments: To Use or Not to Use?, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Adeline Koh

s.       danah boyd, Zachary Gold, Alex Rosenblat (2014, December 3). Enabling Connected Learning, http://www.datasociety.net/initiatives/enabling-connected-learning/



Week 11. (March 27) Wikis, Wikipedia, Wikibooks, and Collaborative Writing

  1. Pfeil, U., Zaphiris, P., & Ang, C. S. (2006). Cultural differences in collaborative authoring of Wikipedia. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 12(1), article 5. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol12/issue1/pfeil.html


  1. Terumi Miyazoe & Terry Anderson (2010). Learning outcomes and students’ perceptions of online writing: Simultaneous implementation of a forum, blog, and wiki in an EFL blended learning setting. System (An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics), 38, 185-199. Available: http://members3.jcom.home.ne.jp/t.miyazoe/MiyazoeandAnderson_20100602_System.pdf


  1. Bryant, S. L., Forte, A., & Bruckman, A. (2005). Becoming Wikipedian: Transformation of participation in a collaborative online encyclopedia. In M. Pendergast, K. Schmidt, G. Mark, and M. Acherman (Eds.); Proceedings of the 2005 International ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work, GROUP 2005, Sanibel Island, FL, November 6-9, pp. 1-10. http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=


  1. Sajjapanroj, S., Bonk, C. J., Lee, M, & Lin M.-F. (2008, Spring). A window on Wikibookians: Surveying their statuses, successes, satisfactions, and sociocultural experiences. Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 7(1), 36-58. Available: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2016/05/18/google-calling-all-android-robot-programmers/84461778/
    1. Lin, M.-F., Sajjapanroj, S., & Bonk, C. J. (2011, October-December). Wikibooks and Wikibookians: Loosely-coupled community or the future of the textbook industry? IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 4(4), 327-339. Available: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5744067


  1. Lee, H., & Bonk, C. J. (2014). Collaborative Learning in the Workplace: Practical Issues and Concerns. International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning (iJAC), 7(2), 10-17. Available: http://online-journals.org/index.php/i-jac/article/view/3850


  1. Patrick O’Shea, Peter Baker, Dwight Allen, Daniel E. Curry-Corcoran, & Douglas Allen, (2007, Winter), New Levels of Student Participatory Learning: A WikiText for the Introductory Course in Education, Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 6(3), http://ncolr.org/issues/jiol/v6/n3/new-levels-of-student-participatory-learning-a-wikitext-for-the-introductory-course-in-education and http://www.ncolr.org/jiol/issues/pdf/6.3.5.pdf



Week 11 Tidbits:

a.       Rosanna Xia, September 20, 2016, College students take to Wikipedia to rewrite the wrongs of Internet science, LA Times, http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-wikipedia-science-classes-adv-snap-story.html

b.      October 8, 2015, Automating Writing with TextExpander Scripts
Jason B. Jones, Chronicle of Higher Education



Week 12. (April 3) Shared Online Video and Audio


1.      Judy Dunlap (2011, October 18). Situational Qualities Exhibited by Exceptional Presenters. EDUCAUSE Research Bulletin. Available: http://net.educause.edu/ir/l