Spring of 2012: R685 Topical Seminar, 3 Credits

"The World is Open with Web Technology" (i.e., the Web 2.0)

Indiana University, School of Education

IU-Bloomington (Section 24955)

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


See online syllabus at http://curtbonk.com/Syllabus_R685_Spring_of_2012.htm

Wikibook: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Web_2.0_and_Emerging_Learning_Technologies

Adobe Connect (i.e., Breeze) Meetings: http://breeze.iu.edu/worldisopenspring2012/

Class Streams of Prior Semesters: https://www.indiana.edu/~istream/cas/



Curtis J. Bonk, Ph.D., CPA

Office: 2238 W. W. Wright Education Bldg.

Phone: (mobile # available upon request)

E-mail: CJBonk@indiana.edu

Office Hours: anytime (as arranged)


Instructional Assistants:

Laurie McGowan: lthiel@umail.iu.edu

Anjali Kanitkar: akanitka@umail.iu.edu

Verily Tan: vstan@umail.iu.edu

Dr. Curtis J. Bonk


Week 1. (January 9) Introduction to the Open World
Week 2. (January 16) Neo Millennial/Web 2.0 Learners and 21st Century Skills
Week 3. (January 23) Digital Literacy Skills
Week 4. (January 30) The Sudden Explosion of E-Books and E-Book Readers
Week 5. (February 6) The Continued Expansion of Blended and Fully Online Learning
Week 6. (February 13) Extreme, Nontraditional, and Adventure Learning
Week 7. (February 20) Open Educational Resources (OER) and OpenCourseWare (OCW)
Week 8. (February 27) Connectivism, Social Knowledge, and Participatory Learning
Week 9. (March 5) Wikis, Wikipedia, Wikibooks, and Collaborative Writing
Week 10. (March 19) YouTube, TeacherTube, and the Future of Shared Online Video
Week 11. (March 26) Interactive and Collaborative Learning
Week 12. (April 2) Alternate Reality Learning: Massive Gaming, Virtual Reality, and Simulations
Week 13. (April 9) Mobile, Wireless, and Ubiquitous Learning
Week 14. (April 16) Educational Blogging, Podcasting, and Coursecasting
Week 15. (April 23) Networks of Personalized Learning (including online language learning)



Course Description and Rationale:

When it comes to perspectives on teaching and learning, the Web 2.0 has changed everything! Don’t believe it? Back in December 2006, Time Magazine named “you” as the person of the year. The Web 2.0 (also called the Read-Write Web) empowers learners to generate ideas and comments online, rather than simply read or browse someone else’s. In effect, 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 – such as online photo albums, blogs, wikis, podcasts, ebooks, YouTube videos, massive multiplayer online games, 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. Unfortunately, as any high school student will tell you, this is far less common than most would hope. In response, 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 exploit free and open educational resources, opencourseware, learning portals, and open source software across educational sectors and income levels. This course, therefore, will be a journey into the learning technologies (i.e., nature), pedagogical opportunities (i.e., nurture), and the people, societies, and cultures where this is happening now! Some of you will create and publish a cross-cultural Wikibook on Web 2.0 technology; others will create video blogs, and still others will design YouTube-like videos. We will explore the motivational and educational value of YouTube and other online videos and create a few of our own. Of course, we will also blog on our experiences.


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. The mantra in this class is that today, “WE-ALL-LEARN” with Web technology. But designated “instructors” or “teachers” are not always today. In this more open twenty-first century learning world, anyone can learn anything from anyone else at any time. Importantly, strategies discussed and modeled will address learning in all formats—K-12, higher education, corporate, university, military settings, etc. You too can participate.


Course Goals and Objectives

After the course, students should be able to:

1.      Define and use different Web 2.0 technologies;

2.      Explain and demonstrate the educational benefits of podcasts, wikis, blogs, virtual worlds, simulations, social networking software, etc.

3.      Critique articles related to emerging learning technologies and associated pedagogy with them.

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

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

6.      Successfully submit research, grant, or other proposals related to learning technologies, the Web 2.0, e-learning, or systemic change in education to conferences, foundations, summits, or institutes.

7.      Recognize and potentially contact many of the key players and scholars in the field of online learning and Web 2.0 learning technologies.

8.      Consult with organizations to evaluate the effectiveness of e-learning courses, programs, and events as well as Web 2.0 technologies.

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

10.  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 places or situations where a macro lens on learning technology and educational reform is needed.


Required Texts

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

(Note: see optional “World is Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education” (2009) book and Website (http://worldisopen.com/) below under “Alternative Syllabus”)


Tentative Tasks and Grading

 70 pts   A. Weekly Readings, Attendance, Discussion, and Any Online Participation (Tidbits: March 9th)

100 pts  B. Weekly Personal Web 2.0 Reflections—Blog, Video, or Podcast (Due: April 23rd)

 60 pts   C. Report or Strategic Plan Analysis (Due: March 9th)

 70 pts   D. Web 2.0 Final: Wikibook, Video, or Personal Selected Task (Due: April 16th or 23rd)

300      Total Points


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

A+ = high score                      B- =  240-249 points

A =   280-300 points                C+ = 230-239 points

A- =  270-279 points                C =   220-229 points

B+ = 260-269 points                C - = 210-219 points

B =   250-259 points                F/FN = no work rec'd or signif. inadequate/impaired


Projected Seminar Weekly Topics

Week 1. (January 9) Introduction to the Open World

Week 2. (January 16) Neo Millennial/Web 2.0 Learners and 21st Century Skills

Week 3. (January 23) Digital Literacy Skills

Week 4. (January 30) The Sudden Explosion of E-Books and E-Book Readers

Week 5. (February 6) The Continued Expansion of Blended and Fully Online Learning

Week 6. (February 13) Extreme, Nontraditional, and Adventure Learning

Week 7. (February 20) Open Educational Resources (OER) and OpenCourseWare (OCW)

Week 8. (February 27) Connectivism, Social Media, and Participatory Learning

Week 9. (March 5) Wikis, Wikipedia, Wikibooks, and Collaborative Writing

Week 10. (March 19) YouTube, TeacherTube, and the Future of Shared Online Video

Week 11. (March 26) Interactive and Collaborative Learning

Week 12. (April 2) Alternate Reality Learning: Massive Gaming, Virtual Reality, and Simulations

Week 13. (April 9) Mobile, Wireless, and Ubiquitous Learning

Week 14. (April 16) Educational Blogging, Podcasting, and Coursecasting

Week 15. (April 23) Networks of Personalized Learning (including online language learning)



Class Tasks


A. Weekly Readings (including tidbits), Class Participation, and Online (Oncourse) Activities (70 points = 40 for tidbit list and 30 for course participation)


Tidbits: Besides reading 3-4 assigned articles each week, during the semester I want you to read at least 30 tidbits from the list of readings below (preferably more than 40) and watch at least 5 videos (typically these are very short online news or magazine articles). On March 9th, you will turn in a 1-3 page summary of the tidbits that you read so far and indicate what you read from worst to best in order and briefly state why the top 10-15 were your favorites. I am not asking you to summarize each article; just rank or categorize the ones you read. You might include brief comments on what you ranked them the way you did. There is an example of a Tidbit Summary Reflection in the Resources section of Oncourse (I plan to send more via email). Post it to your Oncourse dropbox or send via email.


Summarizer and Helper Activities Related to the Readings: I want to try something new. At the start of each week, I want one person in this class to post a short summary (perhaps listing 10 key points) on at least 4 of the main articles assigned for that week. Discussion or commenting on these points is optional; however, students are expected to use the weekly Oncourse “starter” posting as material or ideas for their blog posts. One should at least read and reflect upon them. There are 30 points allocated for this task. You can sign up for this task at: http://www.trainingshare.com/r685.php


Synchronous Session: We will have some guest speakers in Adobe Connect Pro (formerly known as “Breeze”). Most will occur during class time and will be archived. We will also have weekly synchronous lectures or presentations from the instructor in Adobe Connect.


Course participation is worth 30 points as follows: 27-30 for high participators; 24-26 for medium participators; 21-23 for low participators; and 0-20 for others.



B. Weekly Personal Web 2.0 Reflections (100 pts: Due April 23rd) (30 points for weekly blogging; 30 points for peer feedback on their blog postings; and 40 points for final reflection paper)

Option 1: Blogging

I want to try something new here too. Instead of a class discussion forum in Oncourse, I want everyone in this class to create a Weblog (i.e., a blog) to reflect on your personal article readings and ideas related to class. A minimum of 15 posts (30 points). There are many blogging tools out there, including Pitas.com, Blogger.com, Movable Type, LiveJournal, Diaryland, Free-Conversant, and WordPress. However, this semester, I want the entire class to use WordPress. This is an experiment; lately WordPress has gotten much attention. Usually, I allow students to select the blogging tool that they prefer.


Guidance for Blogging Reflections: You are to reflect on what you learned from three or more articles each week. You might focus on one if you want. What were the ideas, issues, concepts, facts, figures, diagrams, etc., that struck a chord with you? What did you learn this week? How did your thinking change this week? What inspired you? What did you find disappointing? What is next? The instructional assistants and I as well as peers in the class (including a “critical friend”—see below) will give you feedback on your weekly postings. A 3-4 page single-spaced reflection paper on this activity is due April 23rd with your blog postings attached (40 points). 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 blog postings 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 your Oncourse dropbox or send to me via email.


R685 Student Blogging Examples:

1.      Olgun Sadik (WordPress): http://edtechweb.wordpress.com/

2.      Verily Tan (WordPress): http://verilytan.wordpress.com/

3.      Annisa Sari (WordPress): https://annsubagyo.wordpress.com/

4.      Lisa Yoder (WordPress): http://lgyoder.wordpress.com/

5.      Julie Rust: http://newmediapower.blogspot.com/

6.      Cesur Dagli: http://webtechlearnteach.blogspot.com/

7.      Christy Wessel-Powell (Read Aloud blog and podcasts): teacherchristy.tumblr.com

8.      Elke Morgan: http://olive0912.blogspot.com/

9.      Shuya Xu: http://xushuya.blogspot.com

10.  Yue Ma: http://mayue998.blogspot.com/


R685 Class Blogging Examples:

1.      Link to Fall of 2007 blog postings: http://curtbonk.com/Blogs-R685-Fall-2007.htm

2.      Link to Fall of 2008 blog postings: http://curtbonk.com/friends.htm

3.      Link to Fall of 2010 blog postings: http://curtbonk.com/Student-Reflection-Options-and-Critical-Friends.htm

4.      Link to Spring of 2011 blog postings: http://curtbonk.com/Student_Blogs_Critical_Friends_and_Instructional_Assistants.htm

5.      Link to Fall of 2011 blog postings: http://curtbonk.com/R685-Student-blog-url.htm

Option 2. Weekly YouTube Video (i.e., video blogging)

Instead of (or in addition to) blogging, you could create a weekly 4-8 minute reflection in YouTube of your learning in this class. Please post Web links to these videos into your WordPress blog (i.g., vlog—video blog). In those video reflections, you would detail what you learned and concepts, research, or ideas that interested you on what you learned from three or more articles each week (see Option 1 for additional reflection questions). My instructional assistants and I as well as peers in the class (including a “critical friend”—see below) will give you feedback on your weekly postings. A 3-4 page single-spaced reflection paper on this activity is due April 23rd with a summary page of links to your videos (60 points). Please post this paper to your Oncourse dropbox or send to me via email.


YouTube Video (video blogging) Reflection Example:

1.      Abdullah Altuwaijri: http://www.youtube.com/user/allusersaregone?feature=mhum

2.      Justin Whiting: http://www.youtube.com/juswhiti#p/a/u/0/TtVYRnQ77I4

Option 3. Weekly Podcast

Instead of blogging or video reflections, you could create a weekly 5-10 minute podcast reflection of your learning in this class. In these podcast reflections, you would detail what you learned and concepts, research, or ideas that interested you (see Option 1 for additional reflection questions). A 2-4 page single-spaced reflection paper on this activity is due April 23rd along with a summary page of links to your podcasts (40 points). Post it to your Oncourse dropbox or send to me via email.


Podcast Examples:

1.      Carrie Donovan (Oify your life—future of HE libraries): http://2point0ify.blogspot.com/

2.      Christy Wessel-Powell (Read Aloud blog and podcasts): teacherchristy.tumblr.com

3.      Hesham Alsarhan: http://halsarhan.podbean.com/

4.      Jia-Sheng Lin: http://jl941013.blogspot.com/ (this one is a blog that became a podcast)


Option 4. Student suggested equivalent


Critical Friends: You will be assigned a critical friend to give feedback to on their blog postings, vlogs, or podcast shows each week. You are asked to give a minimum of 15 feedback posts (30 points or 2 points per post). You should also give feedback to at least 2 other peers each week; or a minimum of three pieces of peer feedback each week. Push others in the class to think deeply about different issues and ideas. In addition, offer encouragement and praise when they have accurately captured a new trend or designed a new way of looking at a topic area or research article. Suggest research that they might read about or later conduct. Point out ideas across their different blog postings that hit on a common them or might link together. You might also offer your critical friend links to other resources as well to the postings of their peers in the course or your own postings or ideas. Keep in mind that students should avoid doing all their blog posting or video or podcast productions at the end of the semester. If you do that, your critical friend partner cannot give you any feedback. Students tend to get frustrated and complain when this happens so please be considerate of your partner.


Recap of Grading for Task B (100 Points):


Weekly Blog, Vlog, or Podcast Post Grading Criteria (30 points): Diversity (some variety in ideas, and some breadth to exploration); Perspective taking (can see other perspectives); Creative/Design (cool blog, podcast or video created; interesting or unique design); Completeness (thorough comments, detailed reflection, fulfills assignment, informative); Learning Depth/Growth (shows some depth to thinking and elaboration of ideas); Relevancy (topics selected are connected to course content); and Insightful (makes interesting and original observations).


Critical Friend and Other Peer Feedback (30 points): Timely, filled with advice and hints of sagacity, pushing, helping, thoughtful, fulfills spirit of the assignment weekly, etc.


Reflection Paper Grading Criteria (40 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.


C. Report or Strategic Plan Analysis (60 pts—Due March 9th)

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 the Web 2.0 or e-learning 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 the Web 2.0? 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 8-12 page papers, not counting references and appendices). Post it to your Oncourse dropbox or send to me via email.


Sample reports:

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



D. Web 2.0 Final Project (70 points—Due April 16th or 23rd)

Option 1. Wikibook Online Work (WOW)

In this option, you help with a Wikibook related to emerging technologies. Two 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.


Wikibook Grading (50 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.


Sample Wikibook chapter additions (from fall of 2010):

1.      Hesham Alsarhan: Web 2.0 and Collaborative Learning: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Web_2.0_and_Emerging_Learning_Technologies/Learning_Theory

(Prezi presentation related to chapter: https://prezi.com/secure/3771064d8c53e36fca75de3bfb9b979da5bb522a/ )

2.      Jia-Sheng (Jason) Lin: The Open Source and the Open Education Movement: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Web_2.0_and_Emerging_Learning_Technologies/The_Open_Source_and_Open_Education_Movement#Portals_for_learning



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 does the Web 2.0 and participatory learning 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 (50 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.


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

  1. Cesur Dagli (Animal perspectives on course): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDeTEIdO5lc
  2. Christina Lirot: “Web 2.0 Learning”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8Hr0RsKJas
  3. Elke Morgan (Personalized Learning): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2UTQb7HjOw
  4. Julie Rust (Participatory Learning): hhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHx_SbRWV0M
  5. Leah K. Simons: “The World: Open, Cracked, or Closed: A look at the Numbers”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXBYSP82ZLI
  6. Lisa Yoder (eLearning a Walk in the Park): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paot_zzG_wU
  7. Lynn Deno: Technology, Enhancing the Home School: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts45BkAnqTs
  8. Mag Webber (Virtual Learning - Is it for You?): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiwSIryPzsQ
  9. Miguel Lara (Web 2.0 FREEDOM): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cmCFWi9lW8  
  10. Olgun Sadik (R685 overview): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unaBQIqVo8Y
  11. Ping Feng Chao:

a.       Beginning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9m3uoXnFMH8

b.      Test1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zI0BVt16Zsw&feature=iv&annotation_id=annotation_678248

c.       Test2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stI0oKoSXZU&feature=related

d.      Test3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFcQlToZM-A&feature=related

e.       Ending: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zI0BVt16Zsw&feature=iv&annotation_id=annotation_678248

  1. Shuya Xu and Yue Ma (Blog my online lrng): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im7GQM9fzhc
  2. Verily Tan, Recollections from R685, Fall 2011; http://vimeo.com/33090590/
  3. Anjali Kanitkar: The World Is Open (Video), Fall 2011: http://vimeo.com/33123125
  4. Husa Alangari & Sara Goodwin: R685 Final Project (Video), Fall 2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W28rBpYhxX0


Option 3. Student Selection Option:

You might design your own final project or combine some of these together into something truly unique (i.e., a mash-up). You might create a mobile application, an educational activity in a virtual world, an interesting global collaboration activity or partnership, or a mobile book. Or you might volunteer to create a usable class product (e.g., an online glossary, a Web site for the class, a database of articles on different class themes, organize a class mini-conference or real conference symposium, review a key journal in the field for major themes or trends and share that research with the class, etc.) or you might demonstrate a Web 2.0 or e-learning tool to the class. Such a tool may 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. See the instructor about the possibilities of demonstrating a particularly interesting e-learning tool you have found. You might have other task option preferences. Or you might trade a task for a major problem-based learning project related to this class with a company, organization, or institution. You make the contact and find out what needs to be resolved and then get it approved by the instructor. It might be a Web 2.0 or 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 an authentic activity. You will present the final project at the end of the semester. 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.      Barbara Hallock: The World is Open with Web 2.0 Video Resources: http://ella.slis.indiana.edu/~bahalloc/r685/

4.      Kate Holden: “Mobile Devices & Learning: How Mobile Devices are Re-Shaping the Field of Education” (a downloadable mobile book): http://www.bookrix.com/_mybookpid-en-kdxp88_1303531945.4344129562-kdxp88 or http://bit.ly/faG3Wd

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

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

7.      Laurie McGowan (SlideRocket presentation for teaching first year students at the University of Notre Dame): http://portal.sliderocket.com/AQGOH/IL_Tutorial


Class Sharing of Final Projects: Our final class session on April 23rd will include presentations of final projects for the class. In addition, my assistants and I will list these final projects in Oncourse. Stated another way, we will share. There are 20 points allocated for this week of final project sharing and celebration.


Final Project Sharing and Discussion Points: (20 Points)

  1. Timely Posting: post final project on time for discussion.
  2. Peer Feedback: give peers in class feedback on their final projects.
  3. Informative: includes handouts explaining project, makes connections to course content.
  4. Interactive and Active Participant: joins discussion in interactive manner.



Note: Alternative Readings Option:

You can skip all the readings listed below, and, instead, read one chapter per week from both volumes of my most recent book, “The World is Open” and “The World is More Open” as well as the book prequel and postscript (see the World is Open book website: http://worldisopen.com/). If interested, just ask me for a copy. If you want to alternate between the book and the weekly articles, that is fine too; just let me know.


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/




Bonk, C. J. (in preparation). The World Is More Open: Extension of “The World is Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education.” Available soon at: http://worldisopen.com/


Weekly Reading Requirements

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


Projected Seminar Weekly Topics:


Week 1. (January 9th) Introduction to the Open World

  1. Skim or read portions of World is Open book. http://worldisopen.com/
    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-


Week 1 Tidbits:

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

b.      Siva Vaidhyanathan (2011, October 11). Apple, demystified. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/Apple-Demystified/129347/

c.       By Marco R. della Cava (2011, October 7). Jobs had outsize influence on the young. USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/story/2011-10-06/steve-jobs-influence-young/50681416/1

d.      Jon Swartz and William M. Welch (October 6, 2011). Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dies, USA Today: Timeline and article. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/story/2011-09-22/steve-jobs-dies/50672498/1

e.       David Gelernter (October 6, 2011). Steve Jobs and the coolest show in Earth. Wall Street Journal Online. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203388804576614951355580150.html

f.       Brandon Griggs, (2011, October 5). Apple Founder Steve Jobs Dies.

g.       USA Today (2011, October 5). Apple unveils iPhone 4S, USA Today.

h.      Edward C. Baig (2011, October 5). Apple Voice-Driven Personal Assistant for new iPhone 4s. USA Today.

i.        Timeline: Steve Jobs’ Career. (2011, October 5). CNN. http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/innovation/10/05/steve.jobs.timeline/index.html

j.        Timeline: Steve Jobs’ Career (earlier). (2011, August 24). http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/innovation/08/24/steve.jobs.timeline/index.html?hpt=hp_bn7

k.      ABC News (2011, August 25). Steve Jobs Resigns After Years of Health Problems.

l.        Walter Hamilton (August 24, 2011). Tim Cook takes over as Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO, LA Times.


Week 2. (January 16th) Neo Millennial/Web 2.0 Learners and 21st Century Skills

  1. Louis Soares (2009, June). Working Learners: Educating Our Entire Workforce for Success in the 21st Century.  Center for American Progress. http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2009/06/pdf/working_learners.pdf


  1. Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology. (2010, March 5). Draft: National Educational Technology Plan 2010. Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education. http://www.ed.gov/sites/default/files/NETP-2010-final-report.pdf (see also Ed.gov U.S. Department of Education, Focus on Grand Challenge Problems (4 of them): http://www.ed.gov/technology/draft-netp-2010/grand-challenge-problems 


  1. The Millennium Development Goals Report (2009). New York: United Nations, http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/pdf/MDG_Report_2009_ENG.pdf


  1. 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)


  1. Unleashing the Future: Educators Speak Up about the Use of Emerging Technologies for Learning.” (May 2010). Speak Up 2009: National Findings. Teachers, Aspiring Teachers, and Administrators. Project Tomorrow. http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/pdfs/SU09UnleashingTheFuture.pdf)


  1. Allison Bailey, Tyce Henry, Lane McBride, & J. Pucket (2011, August). Unleashing the Potential of Technology in Education, The Boston Consulting Group,


Week 2 Tidbits:

a.       Marc Prensky (2011, November 13). In the 21st-Century University, Let's Ban Books, The Chronicle of HE. http://chronicle.com/article/In-the-21st-Century/129744/

b.      Michelle Rhee (2011, August 6). Our biggest challenges. Michelle Rhee, Students First, Hunter College. http://www.studentsfirst.org/pages/michelle-video?utm_medium=email&utm_source=studentsfirst&utm_campaign=20110806email&source=20110806email

c.       John K. Waters (2011, July 28). Higher Education and the New Media Reality, Campus Technology (Interview with Michael Wesch), http://campustechnology.com/Articles/2011/07/28/Higher-Education-and-the-New-Media-Reality.aspx?Page=3&p=1

d.      Jolie O’Dell (2011, June 11), How Online Education Is Changing the Way We Learn [INFOGRAPHIC], Mashable, http://mashable.com/2011/06/11/online-education-infographic/

e.       Nicholas Jackson (2011, June 9) Infographic: Global Internet Traffic Expected to Quadruple by 2015, The Atlantic, http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/06/infographic-global-internet-traffic-expected-to-quadruple-by-2015/240182/

f.       Courtney Boyd Myers (2011, May 14). How the Internet is Revolutionizing Education, The Next Web blog. http://thenextweb.com/insider/2011/05/14/how-the-internet-is-revolutionizing-education/

g.       Special Issue of Scientific American on the Web Turning 20 Years Old (Note: Each article counts as a tidbit)

                                                              i.      Sir Tim Berners Lee (2010, November 22). Long Live the Web: A Call for Continued Open Standards and Neutrality, Scientific American.  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=long-live-the-web  

                                                            ii.      Mark Fischetti (2010, November 23). The Web Turns 20: Linked Data Gives People Power, Part 1 of 4. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=berners-lee-linked-data

                                                          iii.      Mark Fischetti (2010, November 24). The Web Turns 20: Social Machines Redesign Democracy, Part 2 of 4.


h.      Special Issue of the New York Times on Technology in Education (2010, September).

                                                              i.      Timeline of Technology for Teaching (2010, September 15). NY Times,

                                                            ii.      Jaron Lanier (2010, September 16). Does the Digital Classroom Enfeeble the Mind? NY Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/19/magazine/19fob-essay-t.html?src=me&ref=magazine 

                                                          iii.      Kevin Kelly (2010, September 16). Achieving Techno-Literacy
 By Kevin Kelly, NY Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/19/magazine/19FOB-WWLN-Kelly-t.html?ref=magazine

                                                          iv.      Clive Thompson (2010, September 16). The Pen That Never Forgets, NY Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/19/magazine/19Livescribe-t.html?ref=magazine 

i.        Jeffrey Young (2010, July 24). Reaching the Last Technology Holdouts at the Front of the Classroom. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/Reaching-the-Last-Technology/123659/

j.        Dennis Pierce, Editor, eSchool News (2010, May 5). Survey reveals gaps in school technology perceptions
District administrators more likely to support certain technologies than teachers; pre-service teacher education lagging in 21st-century instructional methods.

k.      Addy Dugdale (2010, March 22). Tim Berners-Lee to Head Up Institute of Web Science in U.K. as Britain Goes for Broke on the Web. Fast Company.

l.        BBC (2010, March 22). Oxford and Southampton web research institute announced. BBC. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/8580424.stm  (with video from Gordon Brown, UK Prime Minister)

m.    Jeffrey Young (2009, September 14). What Traditional Academics Can Learn From a Futurist's University. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/What-Traditional-Scholars-Can/48369/ 

n.      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

o.      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).

p.      Michael Wesch, A Vision of Today’s Students, Encyclopedia Britannica Blog: http://www.britannica.com/blogs/2008/10/a-vision-of-students-today-what-teachers-must-do/

q.      Dede, C. (2005). Planning for neomillennial learning styles. Educause Quarterly, 28(1), http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/eqm0511.pdf



  1. A Vision of Students Today: http://visionsofstudents.org/ (July 19, 2011); http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/?p=303 (from Michael Wesch, Kansas State University)
  2. A Vision of Today’s Students: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o (Oct 12, 2007).
  3. A Vision of K-12 Students Today. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A-ZVCjfWf8. Uploaded on Nov. 28, 2007.
  4. Rethinking Education  (includes many thought leaders), January 24, 2011 (from Michael Wesch): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Xb5spS8pmE
  5. Pay Attention: http://youtube.com/watch?v=aEFKfXiCbLw



a.       The Next Web: http://thenextweb.com/



Week 3 (January 23rd) Digital Literacy Skills

  1. Cassner-Lotto, Jill, & Wright Benner, Mary (2006). Report: Are they really ready to work?: Employers perspectives on the basic knowledge and applied skills of new entrants to the 21st century U.S. workforce. The Partnership for 21st Century. http://trainingshare.com/pdfs/FINAL_REPORT_PDF9-29-06.pdf 


  1. Learning for the 21st Century (A Report and MILE Guide for 21st Century Skills) (no date). http://www.p21.org/storage/documents/P21_Report.pdf


  1. Project Tomorrow (2011, May). Three New E’s of Education: Enabled, Engaged, Empowered
    Speak Up 2010 National Findings, K-12 Teachers, Librarians, and Administrators, Project Tomorrow. Available: http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/pdfs/SU10_3EofEducation_Educators.pdf


  1. Janna Anderson and Lee Rainie (2010, July 9). Millennials will make online sharing in networks a lifelong habit. Pew Internet & American Life Project. http://www.pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2010/PIP_Future_Of_Millennials.pdf (see report quotes from famous people)


  1. Janna Anderson and Lee Rainie (2010, July 2). The Future of Social Relations. Pew Internet & American Life Project. http://www.pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2010/PIP_Future_of_Internet_%202010_social_relations.pdf (see report quotes from famous people)


  1. Eric Gordon and David Bogen (2009). Designing Choreographies for the "New Economy of Attention." Digital Humanities (DHQ), Spring 2009 3(2). http://digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/3/2/000049/000049.html

Week 3 Tidbits:

a.       Josh Bersin (2011, June 6). Renaissance Learning, CLO Mag, http://clomedia.com/articles/view/renaissance-learning

b.      Ann Blair (2010, November 28). Information Overload, Then and Now, November 28, 2010, Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/Information-Overload-Then-and/125479/

c.       Jaron Lanier (2010, August 9). The First Church of Robotics. The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/09/opinion/09lanier.html

d.      Joshua Kim (1010, August 9). Highlights of President Obama’s Speech on Higher Education. Inside Higher Education. http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology_and_learning/highlights_of_president_obama_s_speech_on_higher_education

e.       Marco R. delia Cava (2010, August 3). Attention spans get rewired: Are we adapting or losing our focus with always-on technology? USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/life/20100804/netbrain04_cv.art.htm

f.       Caitlin Roper (2010, June 27). Book reviews: 'Cognitive Surplus' by Clay Shirky and 'The Shallows' by Nicholas Carr. How is the Internet affecting us, socially and individually? And is it helping? Two authors survey the situation. La Times. http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jun/27/entertainment/la-ca-carr-shirky-20100627

g.       Steve Weinberg (2010, June 21). 'The Shallows' by Nicholas Carr: The Internet warps you. USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/money/books/reviews/2010-06-21-shallows21_ST_N.htm

h.       Jeffrey Young (2010, June 13). The Souls of the Machine: Clay Shirky says the Internet revolution has only just begun. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/The-Souls-of-the-Machine-Clay/65827/

i.      John Hudson (2010, June 6). Clay Shirky: What I Read. The Atlantic Wire. http://www.theatlanticwire.com/features/view/feature/Clay-Shirky-What-I-Read-1359

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

k.      Maya T. Prabhu (2010, April 2). New test measures students’ digital literacy. eCampus News.

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

m.       Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy (by Andrew Churches): http://www.techlearning.com/techlearning/archives/2008/04/AndrewChurches.pdf



  1. The New Media Literacies. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEHcGAsnBZE. Uploaded on Nov. 11, 2008.


Week 4. (January 30th) The Sudden Explosion of E-Books and E-Book Readers


  1. K. T. Anuradha, & H. S. Usha (2006). Use of e-books in an academic and research environment: A case study from the Indian Institute of Science. http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/5890/1/ebook1-final.pdf


  1. Michael Mayrath, Priya Nihalani, and Scott Perkins (2011). Digital Texts and the Future of Education: Why Books?, EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 34(1). http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/DigitalTextsandtheFutureofEduc/225855


  2. 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


  3. Jon T. Rickman, Roger Von Holzen, Paul G. Klute, & Teri Tobin (2009). A Campus-Wide E-Textbook Initiative. EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 32(2).  http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/ACampusWideETextbookInitiative/174581


  4. Barry W. Cull (2011, June 6). Reading revolutions: Online digital text and implications for reading in academe. First Monday 16(6). http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/3340/2985


  5. David McCarthy (2011, March/April). Mobile Perspectives: On e-books E-Reading: The Transition in Higher Education. EDUCAUSE Review, 46(2). http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Review/EDUCAUSEReviewMagazineVolume46/iMobilePerspectivesOnebooksibr/226161



Week 4 Tidbits:

a.       Edward C. Baig (2011, December 16). Despite criticisms, Kindle Fire sales remain on fire. USA Today. http://content.usatoday.com/communities/technologylive/post/2011/12/despite-criticisms-kindle-fire-sales-remain-on-fire/1

b.      Andrea Smith (2011, November 7). Barnes and Noble Introduces Nook Tablet E-Reader, ABC News. http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/barnes-noble-nook-tablet-unveiled-competition-amazon-kindle/story?id=14898857

c.       Denny Carter (2011, September 12). Indiana University tries to drive down textbook costs with eBooks: Online textbooks initiative comes as student activists clamor for more affordable options nationwide, eCampus News. http://www.ecampusnews.com/top-news/indiana-university-tries-to-drive-down-textbook-costs-with-ebooks/

d.      David Risher (2011, August 22). What Makes Ed Tech Successful in the Developing World?, ReadWriteWeb. http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/what_makes_educational_technology_successful_in_th.php

e.       Dian Schaffhauser (2011, August 10). Kno Makes Digital Texts Accessible Through Facebook. Campus Technology. http://campustechnology.com/articles/2011/08/10/kno-makes-digital-texts-accessible-through-facebook.aspx

f.       Jefferson Graham (2011, August 3).  Inkling opens textbooks on the iPad, USA Today, http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/technology/2011-08-02-inkling-ipad-e-textbooks_n.htm

g.       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

h.      Ben Wilder (2011, March 13). iPads Could Hinder Teaching, Professors Say, Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/iPads-for-College-Classrooms-/126681/?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

i.        EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (2011, February 9). 7 Things You Should Know About iPad Apps for Learning. http://www.educause.edu/Resources/7ThingsYouShouldKnowAboutiPadA/223289 and http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7069.pdf

j.        Jefferson Graham (2010, December 7). Could Google eBooks rob Kindle of a happy ending? USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/products/2010-12-07-googlebooks07_CV_N.htm

k.      Edward C. Baig (2010, November 18). New Nook Color is a page-turner with novel features, USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columnist/edwardbaig/2010-11-18-baig18_ST_N.htm

l.        Jeffrey R. Young (2010, November 14). As Textbooks Go Digital, Campus Bookstores May Go Bookless. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/College-20-As-Textbooks-Go/125363/

m.    Jenna Wortham (2010, November 11). Social Books Hopes to Make E-Reading Communal, New York Times.

n.      David Pogue (2010, November 4). The Trouble with E-Readers. Scientific American. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=the-trouble-with-e-readers (Note: browse through the comments if you read this one).

o.      Jeffrey Young (2010, October 24). To Save Students Money, Colleges May Force a Switch to E-Textbooks, Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/The-End-of-the-Textbook-as-We/125044/

p.      David W. Lewis (2010, Sept/October). The User-Driven Purchase Giveaway Library. EDUCAUSE Review, 45(5), 10-11. http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Review/EDUCAUSEReviewMagazineVolume45/TheUserDrivenPurchaseGiveawayL/213955

q.      Jeffrey Young (2010, September 21). What South Korean Schoolchildren Can Teach Colleges About E-Textbooks. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/blogs/college20/what-south-korean-schoolchildren-can-teach-colleges-about-e-textbooks/27085

r.        Dian Schaffhauser (2010, September 14). U Texas San Antonio Opens Bookless Library. Campus Technology. http://campustechnology.com/articles/2010/09/14/u-texas-san-antonio-opens-bookless-library.aspx

s.       Beth Marklein (2010, August 10). Can college students learn as well on iPads, e-books?, USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2010-08-10-ebooklearning10_CV_N.htm?csp=hf

t.        Jefferson Graham (2010, August 10). Flipboard pretties up social-media updates
Facebook statuses and tweets feed into magazinelike format in free app for iPad. USA TODAY. http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/money/20100811/flipboard11_st.art.htm

u.      Marco R. della Cava (2010, June 7). Does iPad have the magic to bring people together? USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/life/lifestyle/2010-06-07-ipadculture07_CV_N.htm

v.      Jennifer Demski (2010, May). The device versus the book. Campus Technology. http://campustechnology.com/articles/2010/05/01/the-device-versus-the-book.aspx

w.     San Antonio Business Journal (2010, April 5). Texas educational software company seeks to break into iPad market. http://sanantonio.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/stories/2010/04/05/daily3.html?surround=etf&ana=e_article

x.      Jeffrey Young (2010, April 7). A Test for the iPad: Will It Bring the Internet to the Beanbag Chair? Chronicle of Higher Education.

y.      Calvin Azuri (2010, March 31). More students looking to learn using their iPhones: Study. TMCnet. http://www.tmcnet.com/voip/ip-communications/articles/80399-more-students-looking-learn-using-their-iphones-study.htm

z.       Dennis Sellers (2010, March 30). Study: College iPhone integration increases motivation, learning. Macsimum News.  http://www.macsimumnews.com/index.php/archive/study_college_iphone_integration_increases_motivation_learning/

aa.   Jill Laster (2010, March 30). Seton Hill to Offer iPads to Fulltime Students. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Seton-Hill-to-Offer-iPads-to/22153/

bb.  EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (2010, March 4). 7 things you should know about e-readers. http://www.educause.edu/Resources/7ThingsYouShouldKnowAboutERead/200539 or http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7058.pdf

cc.   Andrew Nusca (November 10, 2009). Gartner: 2010 will be the year e-book readers take off. ZDNet. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/gartner-2010-will-be-the-year-e-book-readers-take-off/27113

dd.  Lewin, T. (2009, August 9). In a digital future, textbooks are history. The New York Times.  http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/09/education/09textbook.html?_r=2&emc=eta1  


E-Book News:

a.       E-book News: http://www.e-book.com.au/news.htm (extensive and current!)


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

5.      CK-12 Foundation: http://about.ck12.org/

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

7.      GetYa Learn On: http://www.getyalearnon.com/

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

9.      GoKnow: http://www.goknow.com/

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

11.  International Children’s Digital Library. http://en.childrenslibrary.org/ (Note: The ICDL collection includes 4452 books in 54 languages; users come from 228 different countries.)

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

13.  Korean Digital Textbook Project: http://www.dtbook.kr/eng/

14.  LibiVox: http://librivox.org/

15.  ManyBooks.net: http://manybooks.net/

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

17.  NY Public Library Portal to Children’s e-books: http://kids.nypl.org/reading/Childrensebooks.cfm

18.  OCLC (Online Computer Library Center): http://www.oclc.org/us/en/global/default.htm

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

20.  Questia: http://www.questia.com/Index.jsp

21.  Rethink Books: http://rethinkbooks.com/

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

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

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

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



  1. Some Random Ideas for E-Books. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odQfE48wM_M. Uploaded on June 13, 2010.
  2. The Future of the Book - IDEO. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISxgVmRnFq8. Uploaded on Sep. 22, 2010.



Week 5. (February 6th) The Continued Expansion of Blended and Fully Online Learning


  1. Sloan Reports (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011). http://www.sloan-c.org/ and http://sloanconsortium.org/sloanc_publications and  http://sloanconsortium.org/publications/survey/index.asp (free survey reports)
    1. Allen, I. E., & Seaman, J. (2008). Staying The Course - Online Education in the United States. http://www.sloanconsortium.org/sites/default/files/staying_the_course-2.pdf
    2. Anthony G. Picciano & Jeff Seaman (2008). K–12 Online Learning: A 2008 Follow-Up of the Survey of U.S. School District Administrators. http://www.sloan-c.org/publications/survey/pdf/k-12_online_learning_2008.pdf
    3. Association of Public and Land Grant Universities. (2009, August). Online Learning as a Strategic Asset. Volume 1: A Resource for Campus Leaders. http://www.sloanconsortium.org/sites/default/files/APLU_online_strategic_asset_vol1-1_1.pdf  and Volume 2: The Paradox of Faculty Voices: Views and Experiences with Online Learning. http://www.sloanconsortium.org/sites/default/files/APLU_online_strategic_asset_vol2-1.pdf (summary page: http://www.sloan-c.org/publications/survey/APLU_Reports)
    4. Allen, I. E., & Seaman, J. (2010, January). Learning On Demand: Online Education in the United States, 2009. http://www.sloan-c.org/publications/survey/pdf/learningondemand.pdf (summary is here: http://www.sloan-c.org/publications/survey/learning_on_demand_sr2010)
    5. Allen, I. E., & Seaman, J. (2010, November). Class Differences: Online Education in the United States, 2010, The Sloan Consortium. http://sloanconsortium.org/sites/default/files/class_differences.pdf


  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. David N. Figlio, Mark Rush, & Lu Yin (2010, June). Is it Live or is it Internet? Experimental Estimates of the Effects of Online Instruction on Student Learning. National Bureau of Economic Research. http://www.nber.org/papers/w16089.pdf?new_window=1 (Note: you might need a government or education email account to download this one for free). Another access point: http://www.educause.edu/Resources/IsitLiveorisitInternetExperime/206932 and http://www.nber.org/papers/w16089.pdf


  1. Trends in Instructional Tool Usage in Online Education Programs, Research Brief, Eduventures, February 2010 (study of 96 universities)


  1. Project Tomorrow and Blackboard Inc.
    1. Project Tomorrow and Blackboard Inc. (2009, June 30). Learning in the 21st Century: 2009 Trends Update. http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/learning21Report_2009_Update.html
    2. Project Tomorrow and Blackboard, (2011, June 28). Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update http://www.blackboard.com/Markets/K-12/Learn-for-K12/Leadership-Views/Education-in-the-21st-Century.aspx  (Note: must register for report)


  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/innosight/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/The-Rise-of-K-12-Blended-Learning.pdf
    2. John Watson, Amy Murin, Lauren Vashaw, Butch Gemin, and Chris Rapp and colleagues at Evergreen Education Group (2010, November). Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning: An Annual Review of Policy and Practice. http://www.kpk12.com/cms/wp-content/uploads/KeepingPaceK12_2010.pdf
    3. John Watson, Amy Murin, Lauren Vashaw, Butch Gemin, and Chris Rapp and colleagues at Evergreen Education Group (2011). Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning: An Annual Review of Policy and Practice. http://kpk12.com/cms/wp-content/uploads/KeepingPace2011.pdf


Week 5 Tidbits:

a.       Ian Quillen (December 13, 2011). Virtual ed. advocates respond to wave of criticism. Education Week. http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/11/23/13virtual.h31.html?tkn=URZFwJ9vRMyutipgkBEnZK1Mgtt1sbXTpud1&cmp=ENL-EU-NEWS1

b.      Alan Schwarz (2011, November 19). Online High Schools Attracting Elite Names, NY Times, http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/20/education/stanfords-online-high-school-raises-the-bar.html?_r=2

c.       Stephanie Banchero & Stephanie Simon (2011, November 12). My Teacher Is an App. Wall Street Journal Online.  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204358004577030600066250144.html#printMode

d.      eSchool News Staff (2011, June 7). eSchool of the Month: Open High School of Utah, eSchool News, http://www.eschoolnews.com/2011/06/07/eschool-of-the-month-open-high-school-of-utah/

e.       Chronicle of Higher Education special (2011, May 13). The Digital Campus,

f.       Eric Kelderman (2011, March 13). Online Public University Plans to Turn Indiana Dropouts Into Graduates, Chronicle of Higher Education,

g.       Carter, D. (2011, January 28). Report predicts online learning explosion by 2015. Retrieved August 2, 2011, from http://www.ecampusnews.com/top-news/report-predicts-online-learning-explosion-by-2015/

h.      Marc Parry (2010, December 12). Colleges Lock Out Blind Students Online. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/Blind-Students-Demand-Access/125695/?sid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en

i.        Susan Sawyers, The Hechinger Report (2010, November 26). Students can make up credits online (i.e., credit recovery for high school students), USA Today.

j.        Eric Kelderman (2010, November 21). Technology Gives Blind Students a Better View of Music. Chronicle of Higher Education.

k.      Travis Kaya, (2010, November 16). Enrollment in Online Courses Increases at the Highest Rate Ever. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/enrollment-in-online-courses-increases-at-the-highest-rate-ever/28204?sid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en

l.        Staff Report (2010, November 16). Growth of online instruction continues, though unevenly. eSchool News, Staff Report. http://www.eschoolnews.com/2010/11/16/growth-of-online-instruction-continues-though-unevenly/

m.    Trip Gabriel (2010, November 5). Live vs. Distance Learning: Measuring the Differences. New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/05/us/05collegeside.html?_r=2&emc=eta1

n.      Special Report from the Chronicle of Higher Education, Online Learning 2010. Virtual Learning Goes Mainstream (2010, October). http://chronicle.com/section/Online-Learning/491/?inl, Special issue includes:

a.       Faculty Views About Online Learning (2010, October 31). This set of charts shows results of a survey in 2008-9 of 10,720 faculty members at 69 colleges and universities, Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/Faculty-Views-About-Online/125200/

b.      Salmon Khan (2010, October 31). YouTube U. Beats YouSnooze U., Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/YouTube-U-Beats-YouSnooze/125105/

c.       Mark David Milliron (2010, October 31). Online Education vs. Traditional Learning: Time to End the Family Feud. Chronicle of Higher Education.

d.      Marc Parry (2010, October 31). Such a Deal? Maybe Not. Online learning can cost more than traditional education, Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/Such-a-Deal-Maybe-Not/125103/

e.       Ben Gose (2010, October 31). Learning the Art of Virtual Instruction: Traditional colleges offer training, along with incentives, for wary professors, Chronicle of HE, http://chronicle.com/article/Learning-the-Art-of-Virtual/125108/

f.       Katherine Mangan (2010, October 31). At the U. of Phoenix, Instructors Learn (Online) to Teach Online, Chronicle of HE, http://chronicle.com/article/Learning-Online-to-Teach/125110/ 

g.       Marc Parry (2010, October 31). Tomorrow's College: The classroom of the future features face-to-face, online, and hybrid learning. And the future is here, Chronicle of HE. http://chronicle.com/article/Tomorrows-College/125120/

o.      Special Report from Education Week. E-Learning 2010: E-Educators Evolving (2010, September). http://www.edweek.org/ew/collections/e-learning-2010_fall/index.html?Intc=EL102AP (many articles, including those below)

a.       Ian Quillen (2010, September). Ed. Schools Lag Behind in Virtual-Teacher Training. Education Week. http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2010/09/22/04edtech_teachprep.h30.html?tkn=SXOF8nJIT8Ih9pn7ZOv4bJAf7hM/ecDBCefv&cmp=clp-edweek&utm_source=fb&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mrss 

p.      Steven Overly (2010, September 27). Online education evolves as advances in technology make major impact, The Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/24/AR2010092405983.html

q.      Jeffrey Young (2010, September 24). Amid Cows And Cacophony, an Online University Expands Its Global Reach, Chronicle of Higher Education.  http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Amid-CowsCacophony-an/27186/?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

r.        Jeff Young (2010, September 21). S. Korean Colleges Aim to Prosper in Worldwide Online Education. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/S-Korean-Colleges-Aim-to/124558/?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

s.       Jeff Young (2010, August 9). Bill Gates Predicts Technology Will Make 'Place-Based' Colleges Less Important in 5 Years. Chronicle of Higher Education, See embedded video of Bill Gates. http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Bill-Gates-Predicts-Technology/26092/?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

t.        Jamal Eric Watson (2010, August 9). Indiana Launches Western Governors University Program. Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. http://diverseeducation.com/article/14023/indiana-launches-western-governors-university-program.html

u.      Larry Dignan (2010, August 3). Can the Internet lower college costs. SmartPlanet. http://www.smartplanet.com/business/blog/smart-takes/can-the-internet-lower-college-costs/9511/ (includes TED video by Chris Lehmann, principal of the Science Leadership Academy (SLA) in Philadelphia; see: TEDxNYED - Chris Lehmann - 03/06/10http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FEMCyHYTyQ ).

v.      Paul Basken (2010, June 22). New grilling of For-Profits Could Turn Up the Heat for All of Higher Education. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/New-Grilling-of-For-Profits/66020/

w.     Marion Lloyd (2010, June 16). Mexico's Monterrey Tech Pushes E-Learning, as Some Worry It Won't Solve Region's Burgeoning Need. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/Mexicos-Monterrey-Tech-Pushes/65967/

x.      Josh Keller and Marc Parry (2010, May 9). U. of California Considers Online Classes, or Even Degrees: Proposal for virtual courses challenges beliefs about what an elite university is—and isn't. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/In-Crisis-U-of-California/65445/

y.      Bill Gates (2010, January). 2010 Annual Letter from Bill Gates: Online Learning http://www.gatesfoundation.org/annual-letter/2010/Pages/education-learning-online.aspx

z.       Curtis J. Bonk (2010, January 11). Overcoming the Technology Resistance Movement, Inside the School (http://www.insidetheschool.com/), Magna Publications, Madison, WI. Available: http://www.insidetheschool.com/articles/overcoming-the-technology-resistance-movement/

aa.  Curtis J. Bonk (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/

bb. Curtis J. Bonk (2009, November 23). Benefits and Audiences of Online Learning in K-12 Environments, Inside the School (http://www.insidetheschool.com/), Magna Publications, Madison, WI. Available: http://www.insidetheschool.com/articles/benefits-and-audiences-of-online-learning-in-k-12-environments/

cc.  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, Available: http://archive.alt.ac.uk/newsletter.alt.ac.uk/newsletter.alt.ac.uk/1h7kpy8fa5s.html



  1. Anytime, Anywhere: Online Learning Shapes the Future. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhzIYo2e5kY&playnext=1&list=PLC4EE8A5FC7FB7410. Uploaded on Aug. 24, 2010.
  2. Open Source goes to High School: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sovve-j3xGk
    1. Open High School of Utah: http://www.openhighschool.org/



Week 6. (February 13th) Extreme, Nontraditional, and Adventure Learning


    1. Doering, A. (2006). Adventure learning: Transformative hybrid online education. Distance Education, 27(2) 197–215. Available: http://2009.polarhusky.com/ceu/transformative.pdf


    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://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/EJ810573.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. Miller, C., Doering. A, & Scharber, C. (2010). No Such Thing as Failure, Only Feedback: Designing Innovative Opportunities for E-assessment and Technology-mediated Feedback. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 21(1), 65-92. http://api.ning.com/files/77936vAdUrdnMcD2-RxKDY3mjtHfmH9Q62T-JKL7jJ35nD4BYU1oU8v4zQNnC5q-GXS5yLuIyEgHS2648NyYEL3tud1kJCOz/feedback.pdf


    1. Cameron Clark & Paul Gruba (2010). The use of social networking sites for foreign language learning: An autoethnographic study of Livemocha. In C.H. Steel, M.J. Keppell, P. Gerbic & S. Housego (Eds.), Curriculum, technology & transformation for an unknown future. Proceedings ascilite Sydney 2010 (pp.164-173). http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/sydney10/procs/Cclark-full.pdf


    1. Charles Leadbeater and Annika Wong (2010). Learning from the Extremes. Cisco Systems. http://www.charlesleadbeater.net/cms/xstandard/LearningfromExtremes_WhitePaper.pdf and http://www.charlesleadbeater.net/cms/xstandard/LfE-Exec%20Summ.pdf (exec summary)


    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://aace.org/conf/glearn/speakers/2011/docs/GlobalLearnBennett.pdf


Week 6 Tidbits:

a.       Associated Press (2011, October 28). Cameras stream Canadian polar bear migration. Newsday. http://www.newsday.com/news/cameras-stream-canadian-polar-bear-migration-1.3280191

b.      The Associated Press (2010, August). Robotic sub films new species off of Indonesia. CBC News. Retrieved July 20, 2011, from http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2010/08/26/indonesia-okeanos-explorer-new-species.html

c.       eCampus News (2010, June 28). Oceanographer touts deep sea web surfing Nautilus Live allows people to not only learn about the expeditions but watch them live and listen to the scientists in the control rooms as discoveries are made from staff and wire reports. http://www.ecampusnews.com/technologies/oceanographer-touts-deep-sea-web-surfing/

d.       National Geographic News (2009, May 19). “Missing Link” found: New fossil links humans, lemurs? National Geographic News. Retrieved July 20, 2011, from http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/05/090519-missing-link-found.html

e.      Randerson, J. (2009, May 19). Fossil Ida: Extraordinary find is 'missing link' in human evolution. The Guardian. Retrieved July 20, 2011, from http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/may/19/ida-fossil-missing-link

f.       Matthew Syed (2009, May 20). Sam Davies: Sailing solo round the world is captivating. Times Online. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/more_sport/sailing/article5768904.ece

g.       Meg Sullivan (2008, June 25). “Dig In, Archaeology Fans! UCLA Blogs to Offer Front-Row Seat at Archaeology Digs,” UCLA Newsrooms. http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/dig-in-archaeology-fans-52202.aspx

h.       Black, R. (2008, April 28). Colossal squid comes out of ice. BBC News. Retrieved July 20, 2011, from http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7367774.stm

i.      What is Adventure Learning, University of Minnesota, http://www.cehd.umn.edu/adventure/

j.        “The Whale Class” Syllabus: Situated Cognition and Implications for Teaching, University of Georgia, John Shell, http://jschell.myweb.uga.edu/discovery/


Outdoor/Environmental/Adventure Learning People and Web Sites:

  1. Abby Sunderland: http://www.abbysunderland.com/
  2. Albert Yu-Min Lin: http://albertyuminlin.com/
  3. Aaron Doering (University of Minnesota): http://www.cehd.umn.edu/ci/faculty/Doering.html and http://environment.umn.edu/about/ione_bios/aaron_doering.html (Institute on the Environment)
  4. Around the World 4x4 Expedition: http://www.theworldbyroad.com/interactive-route-map
  5. Brian J. Ford: http://www.youtube.com/user/tellymonitor and http://www.brianjford.com/
  6. Cassandra Brooks: http://www.cassandrabrooks.com/
  7. Charlie Miller (University of Minnesota): http://www.cehd.umn.edu/ci/faculty/Miller.html
  8. Coach Surfing.org: http://www.couchsurfing.org/index.html
  9. Earthducation: http://lt.umn.edu/earthducation0/
  10. Eve Beglarian's River Project: http://evbvd.com/riverblog/about/
  11. Explo.tv: http://www.exploratorium.edu/tv/index.php
  12. Explore.org: http://explore.org/
  13. Exploratorium Ice Stories: http://icestories.exploratorium.edu/dispatches/index.php
  14. Explore Arctic: http://www.explore.org/search/?q=arctic
  15. ExplorersWeb: http://www.explorersweb.com/ (ExplorersWeb.com (community): http://www.explorersweb.com/community/; ExplorersWeb (Mount Everest): http://www.mounteverest.net
  16. The Freshwater Switchyard of the Arctic Ocean: http://psc.apl.washington.edu/switchyard/overview.html
  17. Geothentic Learning: http://lt.umn.edu/geothentic/
  18. GoNorth!: http://www.polarhusky.com/
  19. History for Music Lovers: http://www.youtube.com/user/historyteachers
  20. TEDxHonolulu - History Teachers.m4v: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWZl_ATuo0o
  21. Ice Stories: http://icestories.exploratorium.edu/dispatches/
  22. Impossible to Possible: http://impossible2possible.com/home (Atacama Extreme 2011: http://impossible2possible.com/atacama/home)
  23. Jason Project: http://www.jason.org/public/whatis/start.aspx
  24. Jessica Watson (youngest solo global sailor): http://www.jessicawatson.com.au/
  25. Jon Bowermaster (Notes from Sea Level): http://www.jonbowermaster.com/
  26. Journey North: http://www.learner.org/jnorth/
  27. The Last Ocean Project: http://lastocean-project.org/ and http://www.lastocean.com
  28. Laura Dekker: http://www.lauradekker.nl/English/Home.html
  29. Mark Beaumont: http://www.markbeaumontonline.com/  
  30. Michael Perham: http://www.challengemike.com/welcome.htm
  31. Minoru Saito: http://www.saito8.com/
  32. Mountainworld Productions: http://www.mountainworldproductions.com/
  33. Nautilus Live: http://www.nautiluslive.org/
  34. Ocean.com: http://www.ocean.com/
  35. Omnium Outreach Projects: http://omnium.net.au/oop/ and http://omnium.net.au/
  36. One World Expeditions: http://www.oneworldjourneys.com/expeditions/
  37. Penguin Science: http://www.penguinscience.com/index.php
  38. Polar Bears International: http://www.polarbearsinternational.org/
  39. Polar Husky: http://www.polarhusky.com/
  40. The Poles.com: http://www.explorersweb.com/polar/
  41. Rich Wilson (Sailor in the Spotlight Interview): http://yachtpals.com/rich-wilson-american-4013  
  42. Wayne Hodgins: http://waynehodgins.typepad.com/about.html
  43. The World by Road: http://www.theworldbyroad.com; The World by Road Bios: http://www.theworldbyroad.com/bios ; The World by Road (MySpace): http://www.myspace.com/theworldbyroad
  44. Travel Blog: http://www.travelblog.org/
  45. Zac Sunderland: http://www.zacsunderland.com/


Live and Immediate Science

  1. The Brain Observatory: http://thebrainobservatory.ucsd.edu/hm_live.php
  2. The Link: http://www.revealingthelink.com/
  3. Nautilus Live: http://www.nautiluslive.com/
  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 7. (February 20th) Open Educational Resources (OER) and OpenCourseWare (OCW)

  1. Nancy L. Maron, K. Kirby Smith, and Matthew Loy (2009, July). Sustaining Digital Resources: An On-the-Ground View of Projects Today. JISC, UK. http://www.ithaka.org/ithaka-s-r/strategy/ithaka-case-studies-in-sustainability/report/SCA_Ithaka_SustainingDigitalResources_Report.pdf


  1. 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/)


  1. Downes, Stephen (2007). Models for sustainable open educational resources. Interdisciplinary Journal of Knowledge and Learning Objects. 3, Retrieved on June 25, 2010,, from http://ijklo.org/Volume3/IJKLOv3p029-044Downes.pdf


  1. Atkins, Dan, Brown, John Seely, & Hammond, Allen (2007, February). A review of the open educational resources (OER) movement: Achievements, challenges, new opportunities. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. (84 pages). Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.oerderves.org/?p=23 and http://www.oerderves.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/03/a-review-of-the-open-educational-resources-oer-movement_final.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. 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)


Week 7 Tidbits:

    1. Bill Keller (October 2, 2011). The University of Wherever, NY Times,
    2. Jie Jenny Zou (2011, August 2). Stanford U. Offers Free Online Course in Artificial Intelligence, Chronicle of Higher Education, http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/stanford-u-offers-free-online-course-in-artificial-intelligence/32622?sid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en; Class is at: http://www.ai-class.com/
    3. David Glenn (2011, July 31). Rogue Downloader's Arrest Could Mark Crossroads for Open-Access Movement. Chronicle of Higher Education, http://chronicle.com/article/Rogue-Downloaders-Arrest/128439/
    4. Peter Managhan (2011, July 10). Anthropologist Puts an Idaho Museum's Many Bones Within Virtual Reach, Chronicle of Higher Education. Available: http://chronicle.com/article/Anthropologist-Puts-Idaho/128170/?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en. More at: http://vzap.iri.isu.edu/ViewPage.aspx?id=230 and http://bones.iri.isu.edu/
    5. eSchool News (2011, June 29). Demand for Online Learning Increases, http://www.eschoolnews.com/2011/06/29/demand-for-online-learning-increases/
    6. David Glenn (2011, May 29). Online Learning Portals: Customizing Colleges Right Out of Higher Education?, http://chronicle.com/article/Online-Learning-Portals-/127694/?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en
    7. Koebler, J. (2011, May 27). America’s most popular online teacher. U.S. News and World Report. Retrieved July 8, 2011, from http://www.usnews.com/mobile/blogs/high-school-notes/2011/5/27/americas-most-popular-online-teacher.html
    8. Kevin Carey (2011, May 15). The Quiet Revolution in Open Learning, The Chronicle of Higher Education, http://chronicle.com/article/The-Quiet-Revolution-in-Open/127545/
    9. Gregory Ferenstein (2011, Feb 16). How Bill Gates' Favorite Teacher Wants to Disrupt Education, Fast Company,  http://www.fastcompany.com/1728471/change-generation-bill-gates-favorite-teacher-wants-to-disrupt-education
    10. Kevin Carey (2010, December 10). Scitable and the Course of Open Courses, Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/blogs/brainstorm/scitable-and-the-course-of-open-courses/29837?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en
    11. David A. Kaplan (2010, August 10). Bill Gates’ favorite teacher, CNN Money, http://money.cnn.com/2010/08/23/technology/sal_khan_academy.fortune/index.htm
    12. Jennifer Howard (2010, June 13). Digital Repositories Foment a Quiet Revolution in Scholarship. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/Digital-Repositories-Foment-a/65894/?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en
    13. Mary Grush (2010, March). Open Education: A Learning Conversation. Campus Technology. http://campustechnology.com/articles/2010/03/01/open-education-a-learning-conversation.aspx
    14. Ben Terris (February 7, 2010). A New Motion Picture of the Universe, With Free Admission for Colleges Large and Small, Chronicle of Higher Education.
    15. Anya Kamenetz (2009, September 1). How Web-Savvy Edupunks Are Transforming American Higher Education. Fast Company. http://www.fastcompany.com/node/1325728/print
    16. Kevin Maney (2009, September 2009). Next: An Internet Revolution in Higher Education, Business Week. http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/sep2009/tc20090914_969227.htm
    17. Mary Helen Miller (2010, Feb 25). Key Letter by Descartes, Lost for 170 Years, Turns Up at Haverford, Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/Key-Letter-by-Descartes-Lost/64369/?sid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en
    18. 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
    19. MIT. (2006, June 5). 2005 program evaluation findings report. Retrieved on June 25, 2010,  from http://web.mit.edu/ocwcom/MITOCW/About/05_Eval_Full_060806_MITOCW.pdf


OpenCourseWare (OCW), Open Access Contents, and Open Educational Resources (OER)

1.      Academic Earth: http://academicearth.org

2.      ALT Open Access Repository: http://repository.alt.ac.uk/887/ and http://repository.alt.ac.uk/

3.      Book-TV: http://www.booktv.org/

4.      C-Span: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/videoLibrary/

5.      The China Open Resources for Education project: http://www.core.org.cn/en/ and http://www.core.org.cn/a/About-CORE.html

6.      Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers: http://www.futureofthebook.org/iraqreport/1-precipitate-withdrawal/

7.      Complete Works of Charles Darwin Online: http://darwin-online.org.uk/

8.      The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: http://shakespeare.mit.edu/

9.      Connectivism and Connected Knowledge 2011 (Instructors: George Siemens and Stephen Downes): http://cck11.mooc.ca/

10.  Connexions from Rice University: http://cnx.org/

11.  Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore: http://www.eapoe.org/

12.  Educational Resources Center for California: http://grou.ps/oercenter/

13.  eduMOOC (Massive Open Online Course): Online Learning Today…And Tomorrow http://sites.google.com/site/edumooc/

14.  Einstein Archives Online: http://www.alberteinstein.info/

15.  Encyclopedia of Life: http://www.eol.org/

16.  EveryStockPhoto.com: http://everystockphoto.com/

17.  Google Art Project (new Google project that allows visitors to explore museums around the world and view hundreds of artworks): http://www.googleartproject.com/

18.  Global Text Project: http://globaltext.org/

19.  HippoCampus: http://www.hippocampus.org/

20.  iBerry (Open Courseware Directory): http://iberry.com/

21.  Intute (to find best resources for study and research): http://www.intute.ac.uk/

22.  Jane Austen: http://www.janeausten.org/

23.  The Jane Goodall Institute: http://www.janegoodall.org/

24.  Japan OCW Consortium: http://www.jocw.jp/index.htm

25.  The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s OCW: http://ocw.jhsph.edu/

26.  Jorum: http://www.jorum.ac.uk/

27.  Mars Program (NASA): http://marsprogram.jpl.nasa.gov/mro/

28.  MERLOT: http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm

29.  MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Project: http://ocw.mit.edu/index.html

30.  The Museum of Online Museums: http://www.coudal.com/moom/

31.  National Repository of Online Courses: http://www.montereyinstitute.org/nroc/

32.  OER Commons: http://oercommons.org/

33.  OCW Finder: http://opencontent.org/ocwfinder/

34.  OER Handbook, WikiEducator: http://wikieducator.org/OER_Handbook

35.  Online Dictionaries:

                                                              i.      YourDictionary: http://www.yourdictionary.com/;

                                                            ii.      Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary: http://www.m-w.com/;

                                                          iii.      Dictionary.com: http://dictionary.reference.com/

36.  OpenCourseWare Consortium: http://www.ocwconsortium.org/

37.  OpenCourseWare (MIT): http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

38.  Open Educational Resources Commons: http://www.oercommons.org/

39.  The Open Knowledge Foundation: http://www.okfn.org/

40.  Opensource Opencourseware Prototype System (OOPS). http://oops.editme.com/

41.  Public Library of Science (PLOS): http://www.plos.org/

42.  Scitable (from Nature): http://www.nature.com/scitable

43.  Squidoo: http://www.squidoo.com/

44.  Sites for Teachers: http://www.sitesforteachers.com/

45.  Sophia: http://www.sophia.org/#popular-content (a free social learning community for education)

46.  Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: http://plato.stanford.edu/

47.  Timeless Hemmingway: http://www.timelesshemingway.com/

48.  Trailblazing (350 years of Royal Society Publishing): http://trailblazing.royalsociety.org/

49.  Tufts University’s OCW: http://ocw.tufts.edu/

50.  Vietnam Fulbright Economics OCW: http://ocw.fetp.edu.vn/home.cfm

51.  Virtual Zooarchaeology project: http://vzap.iri.isu.edu/ViewPage.aspx?id=230

52.  WikiEducator: http://www.wikieducator.org/Main_Page

53.  Yahoo! Education: http://education.yahoo.com/


K-12 Focused Open Educational Resources:

1.      Curriki: http://www.curriki.com

2.      Federal Resources for Educational Excellent project (FREE): http://free.ed.gov/

3.      Free-Reading.net: http://free-reading.net/index.php?title=Main_Page

4.      Free Rice: http://www.freerice.com/

5.      Khan Academy: http://www.khanacademy.org/

6.      Lesson Plans Page: http://www.lessonplanspage.com/

7.      Library of Congress: Teachers: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/

8.      NASA for Educators: http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/index.html

9.      NASA Learning Technology site: http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/national/ltp/home/index.html

10.  The National Science Digital Library: http://www.nsdl.org/

11.  Nautilus Live: http://www.nautiluslive.org/

12.  Ontario Educational Resource Bank: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/elearning/

13.  PBS Teachers: http://www.pbs.org/teachers/

14.  Teachers’ Domain: http://www.teachersdomain.org/

15.  TeAchnology: http://www.teach-nology.com/

16.  Thinkfinity: http://www.thinkfinity.org/

17.  Sites for Teachers: http://www.sitesforteachers.com/


Free and Low Cost Higher Education:

1.      Free Learning (list from Stephen Downes): http://www.downes.ca/freelearning.htm

2.      University of the People: http://www.uopeople.org/

a.       New York Times, On the Internet A University Without a Campus, February 5, 2009, http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/25/technology/25iht-university.4.19660731.html

b.      Donald Clark blog post, University of the People, September 21, 2009, http://donaldclarkplanb.blogspot.com/2009/09/university-of-people.html

c.       Marc Parry, Chronicle of HE, August 26, 2009, New Tuition-Free University of the People Tries to Democratize HE, http://chronicle.com/blogPost/New-Tuition-Free-University/7831/

3.      Peer 2 Peer University: http://p2pu.org/

a.       Back to School: Peer 2 Peer University and the Future of Education (an interview); September 1, 2009 interview: http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/17323

c.       P2PU., An Experiment in Free Online Education, Opens for Business, Chronicle of HE, August 19, 2009, http://chronicle.com/blogPost/P2P-U-an-Experiment-in-Free/7739/

4.      Straightline: http://www.straighterline.com/

5.      Dennis Carter (2010, September 21). Free online school coming to some in Haiti earthquake that killed more than 200,000 also ravaged universities, leaving few educational options. eCampus News, By Dennis Carter, Assistant Editor.  http://www.ecampusnews.com/technologies/free-online-school-coming-to-some-in-haiti/  



  1. The Khan Academy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6l8-1kHUsA. Uploaded on Dec. 14, 2009.
    1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGxgAHer3Ow&feature=channel (CNN Interview)
    2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuMTSU9DcqQ&feature=relmfu (Bill Gates)
    3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsFQ9kM1qDs (overview, June 10, 2010)
    4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6l8-1kHUsA&feature=relmfu (overview, Dec 9, 2009)
    5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kly25zVbco&feature=relmfu (Feb 23, 2010)
    6. http://www.khanacademy.org/about?k (about the Khan Academy)
  2. Free Textbooks. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81zVcWcfAcU&feature=related. Uploaded on April 21, 2008.
  3. What is a MOOC? from David Cormier: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW3gMGqcZQc


Open Source Initiatives:

1.      Open Source Initiative. (2007). Open Source Initiative (OSI). http://www.opensource.org/

2.      Moodle Web site. http://moodle.org/; and Moodle Demo. http://demo.moodle.net/

3.      Sakai Web site: http://sakaiproject.org/

4.      List of Open Source Tools: http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/tools.htm


Pan and Bonk Open Source Articles (3 choices):

1.      Pan, G., & Bonk, C. J. (2007, March). The Emergence of Open-Source Software, Part II: China. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. 8(1). See http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/331/762; special issue on the “Changing Faces of Open and Distance Learning in Asia” is found at http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/issue/view/26

2.      Pan, G., & Bonk, C. J. (2007, September). The Emergence of Open-Source Software, Part I: North America. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. 8(3). See http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/496/938

3.      Pan, G., & Bonk, C. J. (2007). A socio-cultural perspective on free and open source software. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning. See http://www.itdl.org/Journal/Apr_07/article01.htm


Free and Open Source Software Proponents:

1.      FM (1998). FM Interviews with Linus Torvalds: What motivates free software developers? First Monday, Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/583/504

2.      Free Software Foundation. (2006). The free software definition. Retrieved on June 24, 2010,  from http://www.fsf.org/licensing/essays/free-sw.html

3.      GNU Bulletin. (1987). What is Free Software Foundation? GNU Bulletin 1(3). Retrieved on June 24, 2010,  from http://www.gnu.org/bulletins/bull3.html#SEC1.

4.      Stallman, R. (1983). Initial announcement. Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://www.gnu.org/gnu/initial-announcement.html

5.      Stallman, R. (1985). The GNU project. Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://www.gnu.org/gnu/thegnuproject.html

6.      Raymond, E. S. (2000). The cathedral and the bazaar. Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://www.catb.org/~esr/writings/cathedral-bazaar/cathedral-bazaar/.



Week 8. (February 27th) 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 http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Review/EDUCAUSEReviewMagazineVolume43/MindsonFireOpenEducationtheLon/162420
    1. Mimi Ito (2010, June). Opening Plenary at the New Media Consortium 2010 in Anaheim, CA.Learning with Social Media: The Positive Potential of Peer Pressure and Messing Around Online; Gardner Campbell reflective blog on keynote: http://www.gardnercampbell.net/blog1/?p=1258; Video of keynote: http://archive.nmc.org/2010-summer-conference/keynotes
    2. 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; Video of keynote: http://archive.nmc.org/2010-summer-conference/keynotes
    3. Brown, J. S. (2006, December 1). Relearning learning—Applying the long tail to learning. Presentation at MIT iCampus, Video available from MITWorld: http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/419/


  1. Gail Casey and Terry Evans, Deakin University, Australia (2011, November). Designing for learning: Online social networks as a classroom environment. International Review of Research on Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL), 12(7). http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1011/2021 (see also entire special issue on Emergent Learning, Connections, Designs for Learning: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/issue/view/49)


  1. Nicholas Carr (2008, July/August). Is Google Making Us Stupid? Atlantic Monthly. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200807/google


  1. Henry Jenkins, Katie Clinton, Ravi Purushotma, Alice J. Robison and 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://digitallearning.macfound.org/atf/cf/%7B7E45C7E0-A3E0-4B89-AC9C-E807E1B0AE4E%7D/JENKINS_WHITE_PAPER.PDF


  1. UNESCO (2011, March). Social media for learning by means of ICT, IITE Policy Brief. http://iite.unesco.org/pics/publications/en/files/3214685.pdf


  1. Mike Moran, Jeff Seamn, & Hester Tinti-Kane (2011, April). Teaching, learning, and sharing: How today’s higher education faculty use social media. Boston, MA: Pearson Learning Solutions and Babson Survey Research Group. http://www.pearsonlearningsolutions.com/educators/pearson-social-media-survey-2011-bw.pdf

a.       Marc Parry (2010, May 4). Most Professors Use Social Media. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Most-Professors-Use-Social/23716/?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

                                                  i.      Summary of findings from Pearson study: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/05/prweb3960844.htm

                                                ii.      Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/PearsonLearningSolutions/pearson-socialmediasurvey2010


Week 8 Tidbits:

a.       Amanda Lenhart, Mary Madden, Aaron Smith, Kristen Purcell, Kathryn Zickuhr, Lee Rainie (2011, November 9). Pew Internet and American Life Project. http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/Teens-and-social-media.aspx

b.      E. B. Boyd (2011, July 29). Baked in: How BenchPrep is turning e-textbooks into virtual study groups. Fast Company. http://www.fastcompany.com/1769986/baked-in-how-benchprep-is-turning-textbooks-into-virtual-study-groups

c.       Lev Grossman (2010, December 15). Person of the Year 2010, Mark Zuckerberg. Time (magazine). http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2036683_2037183,00.html

d.      Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing), Web 2.0 Summit 2010: Mark Zuckerberg, "A Conversation with Mark Zuckerberg." (2010, November 17). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czw-dtTP6oU&feature=player_embedded

e.       Grossman, L. (2006, December 13).Time’s Person of the Year: You. Time Magazine Person of the Year, 168(26), pp. 38-41. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1569514,00.html

f.       Marc Parry (August 5, 2010). The Open, Social, Participatory Future of Online Learning. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/blogPost/The-Open-Social/26000/

g.       Jon Swartz (2010, August 2). Time spent on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube grows, USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2010-08-02-networking02_ST_N.htm

h.      Meg Lloyd (2010, May). 18 Web 2.0 Tools for Instruction. Campus Technology. http://campustechnology.com/articles/2010/05/01/18-web-20-tools-for-instruction.aspx  

i.        Mark Vernon (2010, July 27). Is true friendship dying away? USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/2010-07-27-column27_ST_N.htm

j.        Jeanie Meister and Karie Wilyerd (2010, April). Social Learning Unleashed. Chief Learning Officer. http://www.cedma-europe.org/newsletter%20articles/Clomedia/Social%20Learning%20Unleashed%20(Apr%2010).pdf

k.      George Siemens, Articles, Retrieved on June 25, 2010, eLearningspace: Everything E-learning, from http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/index.htm

l.        Jutta Pauschenwein and Anastasia Sfiri, Graz, Austria (2010, 5(1)). Adult Learner’s Motivation for the Use of Micro-Blogging During Online Training Courses. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (JET). http://online-journals.org/i-jet/article/view/1041/1291

m.    Connectivism, Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.connectivism.ca/about.html

n.      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


Sample Web 2.0 tools and companies:

1.      BenchPrep: http://benchprep.com/

2.      Comment Press (i.e., comments in WordPress) http://www.futureofthebook.org/iraqreport/1-precipitate-withdrawal/

3.      Dotsub: http://www.dotsub.com/ (create subtitling text in online videos and films).

4.      Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/

5.      Highlighter  (new WordPress plug-in with functionality similar to that of Commentpress. It allows visitors to highlight and comment on individual paragraphs, lines, or even words—an even finer brush than Commentpress) http://highlighter.com/

6.      Mailbigfule: http://www.mailbigfile.com/

7.      Pearltrees: http://www.pearltrees.com/

8.      Scrapblog:  http://scrapblog.com/(create a scrapbook of pics.)

9.      Simplenote: http://simplenoteapp.com/

10.  Wordle: http://www.wordle.net/

11.  Various Web 2.0 tools: http://www.go2web20.net/

12.  VoiceThread: http://voicethread.com/ (add audio to pics--I tried it and it worked great)

13.  Voxopop (formerly Chinswing): http://www.voxopop.com/  (constructive communication is the goal of this tool; converse with other people about different topics)

14.  YackPack: http://www.yackpack.com/ (email an audio file)

15.  Zotero (free research tool that helps scholars collect, organize, cite, and share research sources) http://www.zotero.org/  


Note: Curt Bonk’s list of  Popular Web 2.0 and related Technology Tools (mainly K-12): http://www.trainingshare.com/resources/Web_2.0_possibilities_for_K-12-1_pager.php



  1. Networked Student. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwM4ieFOotA. Uploaded on Nov. 26, 2008.
  2. Google CEO: Tech Doesn't Rot Your Brain. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsxKhWhK3Qw. Uploaded on Feb. 4, 2010.
  3. Cognitive Surplus - Clay Shirky. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-nMU7MaN1c. Uploaded on July 8, 2010.



Week 9. (March 5th) 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. Rosenzweig, R. (2006, June). Can history be open source?: Wikipedia and the future of the past. The Journal of American History, 93(1), 117-146. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://chnm.gmu.edu/resources/essays/d/42


  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://ncolr.org/jiol/issues/viewarticle.cfm?volID=7&IssueID=22&ArticleID=114 and http://www.ncolr.org/jiol/issues/pdf/7.1.3.pdf


a.       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). Available: http://www.computer.org/portal/web/tlt (see Oncourse)


  1. Alison J. Head and Michael B. Eisenberg (2010, March). How Today’s College Students Use Wikipedia for Course-related Research, First Monday, Volume 15, Number 3 - 1.  http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/2830/2476


  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://www.ncolr.org/jiol/issues/viewarticle.cfm?volID=6&IssueID=21&ArticleID=110 and http://www.ncolr.org/jiol/issues/pdf/6.3.5.pdf

a.       Wikibook from Dwight Allen class (Old Dominion University) on Social and Cultural Foundations of Education: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Social_and_Cultural_Foundations_of_American_Education/Educational_Change/Theory

b.      Wikimania Conference 2009 presentation (worth watching for 10-20 minutes): http://wikimania2009.wikimedia.org/wiki/Proceedings:309


Week 9 Tidbits:

a.       Jeffrey Young (2010, May 28). Crowd Science Reaches New Heights. Chronicle of Higher Education.  http://chronicle.com/article/The-Rise-of-Crowd-Science/65707/


Wiki Tools

  1. PBworks: http://pbworks.com/
  2. PBworks in Education: http://pbworks.com/content/edu+overview
  3. Wetpaint Wikis in Education: http://wikisineducation.wetpaint.com/
  4. Wikispaces: http://www.wikispaces.com/



  1. Get Connected - Web Trends - Wikis. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtaLyDcgxSY. Uploaded on May 11, 2007.
  2. pbWiki - How Do You Use Your pbWiki? Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hSzJ0Hj_eo. Uploaded on March 2, 2007.
  3. Wikis in Plain English. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY. Uploaded on May 29, 2007.



Week 10. (March 19th) YouTube, TeacherTube, and the Future of Shared Online Video

1.      Peter B. Kaughman and Jen Mohan (2009, June). Video Use and Higher Education: Options for the Future. http://library.nyu.edu/about/Video_Use_in_Higher_Education.pdf


2.      Pew Internet and American Life Project.

a.     Mary Madden (2009, July). The Audience for Online Video- Sharing Sites Shoots Up. Pew Internet and American Life Project. http://www.pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2009/The-Audience-for-Online-Video-Sharing-Sites-Shoots-Up.pdf

b.     Mary Madden (2009, July 25). Online Video. Pew Internet & American Life Project. Pew Internet & American Life Project. http://www.pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2007/PIP_Online_Video_2007.pdf.pdf


3.      Pew Internet & American Life Project

a.     Kristen Purcell (2010, June 3). The State of Online Video. Pew Internet & American Life Project. Pew Internet & American Life Project. http://www.pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2010/PIP-The-State-of-Online-Video.pdf

b.     Kathleen Moore (2011, July 26). 71 Percent Report Using Video Sharing Sites
Pew Internet and American Life Project, http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/Video-sharing-sites/Report.aspx and http://pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2011/Video%20sharing%202011.pdf


4.      Stephen Downes (2008). “Places to Go: YouTube,” Innovate: Journal of Online Education, http://innovateonline.info/pdf/vol4_issue5/Places_to_Go-__YouTube.pdf


4.      Craig Howard and Rodney Myers (2011). Creating-annotated discussions: An asynchronous alternative, International Journal of Designs for Learning, 1(1). Available:


5.      Alexandra Juhasz blog posts and video book:

a.     “I Proclaim the Stuff on YouTube to be Leprous,” Media Praxis (February 29, 2008), http://aljean.wordpress.com/2008/02/29/i-proclaim-the-stuff-of-youtube-to-be-leprous/

b.     “Teaching on YouTube,” OpenCulture (April 22, 2008), http://www.oculture.com/2008/04/teaching_on_youtube.html

c.     Marc Parry (2011, Feb 20). Free 'Video Book' From MIT Press Challenges Limits of Scholarship, Chronicle of HE, http://chronicle.com/article/Free-Video-Book-From/126427/

d.     Learning from YouTube (a video book), by Alexandra Juhasz (2011), MIT Press, http://vectors.usc.edu/projects/learningfromyoutube/


6.      Bonk, C. J. (2011). YouTube anchors and enders: The use of shared online video content as a macrocontext for learning. Asia-Pacific Collaborative Education Journal, 7(1). Available: http://www.acecjournal.org/2009/Journal_Data/Vol7No1/201103.pdf and http://www.acecjournal.org/


Week 10 Tidbits:

a.       Suzanne Choney (2011, July 26). 71 Percent Report Using Video Sharing Sites: Pew report. Technolog on MSNBC. http://technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/07/26/7171105-71-percent-using-video-sharing-sites-pew-report

b.      Rachel Wiseman (2011, July 5) Top 10 YouTube Videos Posted by Colleges, and What They Mean, Chronicle of Higher Education, http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/top-10-youtube-videos-posted-by-colleges-and-what-they-mean/32070?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

c.      Jeffrey R. Young (2011, May 8). Across More Classes, Videos Make the Grade, The Chronicle of Higher Education, http://chronicle.com/article/Across-More-Classes-Videos/127422/

d.      Macy Halford (2011, January 7), Video: Crazy-Cool History Teachers Lit-Pop Mashups, The New Yorker, http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2011/01/video-crazy-cool-history-teachers-lit-pop-mashups.html

e.       Verne G. Kopytoff, (2010, December 20), Skype Adds Video Calling to iPhone App, NY Times blog, http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/30/skype-adds-video-calling-to-iphone-app/ or Jon Swartz (December 20, 2010). USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/products/2010-12-30-skype30_ST_N.htm

f.      Strauss, V. (2010, December 30). Learning the French Revolution with Lady Gaga: Teaching sing history lessons. The Washington Post. Retrieved July 24, 2011, from http://voices.washingtonpost.com/answer-sheet/arts-education/learning-the-french-revolution.html

                                                              i.      Rebekah Allen interview of Amy Burvall and Herb Mahelona (creators of “History for Music Lovers”), Daily Brink, http://www.dailybrink.com/?p=852

g.       Jefferson Graham (2010, December 17). Free music video site Vevo eyes iPad, other mobile possibilities, USA TODAY.  http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2010-12-17-vevo17_ST_N.htm  

h.      Melanie Swan (2010, December 3). US teenage teacher inspires future educators The National. http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/education/us-teenage-teacher-inspires-future-educators (note: This article is about a TED conference for kids; TEDxRedmond is a TEDx event organized by kids, for kids, Sept 18, 2010 http://tedxredmond.com/; see for example: TEDxRedmond: Interview with Rethinking Education Speaker Priya Ganesan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BVZRNAY-lA&feature=channel

i.       Dian Schaffhauser (2010, September 15). College Students on Streaming Video: Get Me Outta Class! Campus Technology. http://campustechnology.com/articles/2010/09/15/college-students-on-streaming-video-get-me-outta-class.aspx

j.       Marc Parry (2010, August 8). Mass Video Courses May Free Up Professors for More Personalized Teaching. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/Mass-Video-Courses-May-Free-Up/123781/?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

k.       Jeffrey Young (2010, June 6). College 2.0: A Self-Appointed Teacher Runs a One-Man 'Academy' on YouTube: Are his 10-minute lectures the future? Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/A-Self-Appointed-Teacher-Runs/65793/

l.      Olivia Barker (2010, March 31). It's not the Jetsons' video chat anymore, thanks to technology, Olivia Barker, USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/life/lifestyle/2010-03-31-videochat31_CV_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip

m.      Michael Wesch, Anti-Teaching: Confronting the Crisis of Significance."  Education Canada 48(2):4-7. Jan 2008.  http://www.scribd.com/doc/6358393/AntiTeaching-Confronting-the-Crisis-of-Significance  

n.        Michael Wesch, From Knowledgable to Knowledge-Able: Learning in New Media Environments, Academic Commons, http://www.academiccommons.org/commons/essay/knowledgable-knowledge-able, September 7, 2009.



  1. GETideas Channel (from Cisco—interviews with education thought leaders), July 22, 2011 http://www.youtube.com/user/GETideas#g/u
  2. History for Music Lovers: http://www.youtube.com/user/historyteachers?blend=2&ob=1
    1. History for Music Lovers: The French Revolution ("Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga) con Subs http://www.youtube.com/user/historyteachers?blend=6&ob=5#p/f/12/kJULC0jsgdA
    2. History for Music Lovers: Mansa Musa ("I'll Tumble 4 Ya" by Culture Club) http://www.youtube.com/user/historyteachers?blend=6&ob=5#p/a/u/2/4TWOIkEygWM
    3. History for Music Lovers: Renaissance Man http://www.youtube.com/user/historyteachers?blend=6&ob=5#p/f/1/9iYymHmcMqA
    4. History for Music Lovers: The Trojan War http://www.youtube.com/user/historyteachers?blend=6&ob=5#p/a/u/1/CiQ4j-D5o4o
  3. LearningTalks - a series of short, free, video interviews on learning. The MASIE Center (mainly from corporate training world) http://www.learning2010.com/Videos/jonathankopp.htm
  4. EduTube (best educational videos on the Web): http://www.edutube.org/
  5. YouTube (Michael L. Wesch) Web 2.0…The machine is us/ing us. YouTube. Retri Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gmP4nk0EOE
  6. World Simulation Project: http://mediatedcultures.net/worldsim.htm
  7. An Anthropological Introduction to YouTube (presentation at the Library of Congress; 1.1 million views): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPAO-lZ4_hU&feature=channel
  8. Did you know; Shift Happens; globalization; information age: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljbI-363A2Q
  9. Did You Know 2.0: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMcfrLYDm2U&feature=related
  10. Did You Know 4.0: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ILQrUrEWe8&feature=related
  11. Introducing the book: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFAWR6hzZek (also called medieval help desk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQHX-SjgQvQ&mode=related&search= ; clearer to see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pyjRj3UMRM&mode=related&search=
  12. Fair(y) Use Tale: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJn_jC4FNDo (Eric Faden).
  13. RSS in plain English: http://youtube.com/watch?v=0klgLsSxGsU
  14. Wikis in plain English: http://youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY
  15. RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms, Sir Ken Robinson (2010, October 14). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U&sns=em


***Video Resources and Portals (56 shared online video portals): http://www.trainingshare.com/resources/Summary_of_Ways_to_Use_Shared_Online_Video.htm (e.g., YouTube EDU, TeacherTube, Link TV, Book TV, Clip Chef, Big Think, Google Video, TV Lesson, Wonder How To, National Geographic videos, CNN videos, BBC News, Video, and Audio, Academic Earth, EduTube, iHealthTube, CurrentTV, SchoolTube, Viddler, MasterChef, etc.)


Animation Movie Makers with 3D Characters (cartoonish videos)

  1. Bitstrips: http://www.bitstrips.com/landing;
  2. Digital Films: http://www.digitalfilms.com/
  3. GoAnimate: http://goanimate.com/
  4. Xtranormal: http://www.xtranormal.com/



Week 11. (March 26th) Interactive and Collaborative Learning

  1. Chen, P., R. Gonyea, and G. Kuh (2008). Learning at a distance: Engaged or not?. Innovate 4 (3). Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.innovateonline.info/pdf/vol4_issue3/Learning_at_a_Distance-__Engaged_or_Not_.pdf


  1. Synchronous Collaboration in Breeze (Adobe Connect Pro):
    1. Park, Y. J., & Bonk, C. J. (2007). Is life a Breeze?: A case study for promoting synchronous learning in a blended graduate course. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT), 3(3), 307-323; Available: http://jolt.merlot.org/vol3no3/park.pdf or http://jolt.merlot.org/vol3no3/park.htm
    2. Park, Y. J., & Bonk, C. J. (2007, Winter). Synchronous learning experiences: Distance and residential learners’ perspectives in a blended graduate course. Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 6(3) 245-264. Available: http://www.ncolr.org/jiol/issues/viewarticle.cfm?volID=6&IssueID=21&ArticleID=111


  1. Naxin Zhao & Douglas McDougall (2008). Cultural influences on Chinese students’ asynchronous online learning in a Canadian university. Journal of Distance Learning, 22(2). 59-80. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.jofde.ca/index.php/jde/article/view/37 or http://www.jofde.ca/index.php/jde/article/viewFile/37/529


  1. Lee, S. H., Magjuka, R. J., Liu, X., Bonk, C. J. (2006, June). Interactive technologies for effective collaborative learning. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning. See http://www.itdl.org/Journal/Jun_06/article02.htm


  1. Su, B., Bonk, C. J., Magjuka, R., Liu, X., Lee, S. H. (2005, summer). The importance of interaction in web-based education: A program-level case study of online MBA courses. Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 4(1). http://www.ncolr.org/jiol/issues/pdf/4.1.1.pdf and http://www.ncolr.org/jiol/issues/viewarticle.cfm?volID=4&IssueID=14&ArticleID=2


  1. Lee, M. & Hutton, D. (2007, August). Using interactive videoconferencing technology for global awareness: The case of ISIS.  International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 4(8). Available: http://www.itdl.org/Journal/Aug_07/article01.htm


Week 11 Tidbits:

a.       CNN Hero, Amy Stokes, Infinite Family, online mentoring: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cnn.heroes/archive11/amy.stokes.html

                                                              i.      Infinite Family: http://www.infinitefamily.org/

                                                            ii.      List of Top 10 Heroes: http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/30/living/cnnheroes-preview/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
CNN, December 11, 2011 

                                                          iii.      The Heroes: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cnn.heroes/index.html?hpt=hp_t1 (includes Amy Stokes who uses online mentoring to help kids from South Africa who lost their parents to HIV/AIDS (non-profit is called Infinite Family): http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cnn.heroes/archive11/amy.stokes.html

                                                          iv.      CNN heroes Conversation: http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/12/11/cnn-heroes-conversation/?hpt=hp_t1

b.      Doug Gross (2011, October 25). Growth of e-Mentoring like Infinite Family, CNN:

c.       Berger, D. (2011, January 18). South African teens get virtual mentoring from all over the world. CNN. Retrieved July 19, 2011, from http://www.cnn.com/2011/LIVING/01/13/cnnheroes.stokes/index.html

d.      Cathy Davidson (August 26, 2011). Collaborative Learning for the Digital Age,
Cathy Davidson, Chronicle of Higher Education.

e.       Arrington, M. (2011, July 6). Facebook video chat v. Google Hangouts: It’s no contest. TechCrunch. Retrieved July 8, 2011, from http://techcrunch.com/2011/07/06/facebook-video-chat-google-hangouts/

f.       Baig, E. (2011, July 7). Pros, cons of Facebook’s new video chat. USA Today. Retrieved July 7, 2011, from http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columnist/edwardbaig/2011-07-06-facebook-video-chat_n.htm

g.       Jennifer Demski (2011, June). Next-Gen Classrooms: Aces of Spaces, Campus Technology, http://campustechnology.com/articles/2011/06/01/next-gen-classrooms-aces-of-space.aspx

h.      Seth Borenstein (2011, May 12). Methodology Is More Important Than Teaching, Study Finds, Huffington Post, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/12/study-its-not-teacher-but_n_861205.html

i.        Katherine Mangan (2011, May 8). A Seminar Connects Law Students Around the World, The Digital Campus, The Chronicle of HE, http://chronicle.com/article/A-Seminar-Connects-Law/127388/

j.        Ursula Lindsey (2010, December 5). Online Program Connects Students Across Cultural and National Borders. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/A-Virtual-Exchange-Program/125601/ (more on program is here: http://www.soliya.net/?q=connect_program)

k.      Les Watson (2010, August 11). Learning Landscapes in Higher Education. Online Newsletter of the Association for the Advancement of Learning Technologies (ALT), Issue 20, UK. http://archive.alt.ac.uk/newsletter.alt.ac.uk/newsletter.alt.ac.uk/x6pu6u1jrtk.html

l.        Bridget McCrea (2010, August 5). “Remaking the College Campus.” Campus Technology. Available: http://campustechnology.com/Articles/2010/08/05/Remaking-the-College-Campus.aspx?Page=1 (3 pages) or full version printable at: http://campustechnology.com/Articles/2010/08/05/Remaking-the-College-Campus.aspx?Page=3&p=1

m.    Matt Villano (2010, June). “7 Tips for Building Collaborative Learning Spaces.” Campus Technology. http://campustechnology.com/articles/2010/06/01/7-tips-for-building-collaborative-learning-spaces.aspx

n.      Jeremy Rifkin (2010, May 30). Empathic Education: The Transformation of Learning in an Interconnected World, Chronicle of Higher Education.

o.      Dian Schaffhauser (2010, March 30). Being there: The case for telepresence. Campus Technology. http://campustechnology.com/articles/2010/04/01/being-there-the-case-for-telepresence.aspx

p.      Maria Glod (2009, June 24). Students without Borders. The Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/23/AR2009062303440.html (also see associated video: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/video/2009/06/15/VI2009061502411.html?sid=ST2009062400918 and list of schools and programs: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/education/w/GLOBETEACH_SIDE.html?sid=ST2009062400918


Examples of Interactive Online Timeline Tools:

1.      Archaeology’s Interactive Dig: http://www.archaeology.org/interactive/

2.      Historic Jamestown: http://historicjamestowne.org/learn/interactive_exercises.php

3.      Indy Race Tracker (2011, May 27) http://www.indystar.com/interactive/article/99999999/SPORTS010101/399990474/2011-Indianapolis-500-Race-Tracker

4.      Path to Protest (from: Garry Blight, and Sheila Pulham (2011, July 12), Arab spring: an interactive timeline of Middle East protests, The Guardian): http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2011/mar/22/middle-east-protest-interactive-timeline

5.      Prehistoric Time Line (National Geographic): http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/prehistoric-world/prehistoric-time-line.html


Collaborative Projects:

1.      ePals: http://www.epals.com/

2.      Flat Classroom Project: http://www.flatclassroomproject.org/

3.      Global Nomads Group: http://gng.org

4.      iEARN: http://www.iearn.org/

5.      Infinite Family: http://www.infinitefamily.org/

6.      Karin Muller: http://take2videos.ning.com/profile/KarinMuller

7.      Mentor.net (for engineering, science, and mathematics): http://www.mentornet.net/

8.      The News Literacy Project: http://www.thenewsliteracyproject.org/ (mentoring young people into journalism)

9.      Omnium Outreach Projects: http://omnium.net.au/oop/

10.  Teach the World Online (TWOL):  http://www.teachtheworldonline.org/

11.  Soliya: http://www.soliya.net/

12.  World Vision Canada: http://www.worldvision.ca/Pages/welcome.aspx


Tools for Collaboration:

1.      Adobe Connect Pro: http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html

2.      AnyMeeting: http://www.anymeeting.com/

3.      Collanos: http://www.collanos.com/

4.      ConceptShare: http://www.conceptshare.com/

5.      Google Groups: http://groups.google.com;

6.      Google Docs: http://docs.google.com  

7.      Diigo: http://www.diigo.com/

8.      Dimdim: http://www.dimdim.com/

9.      Elluminate: http://www.elluminate.com/

10.  Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/

11.  Google Hangouts: http://www.google.com/

12.  GoToMeeting: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/

13.  GroupTweet: http://www.grouptweet.com/

14.  Ning: http://www.ning.com/

15.  OpenStudy: http://openstudy.com/

16.  PBworks: http://pbworks.com/

17.  PrimaryPad: http://primarypad.com/ (recommended by “TypeWithMe”)

18.  SlideRocket: http://www.sliderocket.com/

19.  Skillshare: http://www.skillshare.com/learn  

20.  Skype: http://www.skype.com/

21.  StartWright (virtual teams): http://www.startwright.com/virtual.htm

22.  Twibes (Twitter Groups): http://www.twibes.com/

23.  Twiddla: http://www.twiddla.com/

24.  Twitter: http://twitter.com/

25.  Ustream: http://www.ustream.tv/

26.  Virtual Edge for Teams: http://www.virtualteams.com/

27.  WebEx: http://www.webex.com/

28.  Wet Paint: http://www.wetpaint.com/

29.  Wikispaces: http://www.wikispaces.com/

30.  Windows Live Groups: http://groups.live.com/

31.  Writeboard: http://writeboard.com/

32.  Yahoo! Groups: http://groups.yahoo.com;

33.  Zoho Writer (free, full-featured alternative to Google Docs): http://writer.zoho.com/home?serviceurl=%2Findex.do


For more collaboration tools, see:

a.       Jane Hart (2008, April) 25 Tools every learning professional should have in their toolbox—and all for free! E.Learning Age Magazine. http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/articles/25tools.html

b.      Mashable (old but extensive list of collaborative tools): http://mashable.com/2007/07/22/online-collaboration/

c.       MissiontoLearn: http://www.missiontolearn.com/; has lists of free collaborative tools; see: http://www.missiontolearn.com/2009/08/free-online-collaboration/


Videos and Resources of New or Remodeled Academic Buildings for Collaboration:

1.      Grand Valley State University. Virtual Tour of New GVSU Library. (2009, November 11). YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbuDPopJxg0 and report at: http://www.uic.edu/depts/accc/lets/content/learnlab_intro.pdf

2.      JISC - Designing Spaces: A campus for the 21st century: City Campus University of Wolverhampton. (2008, December 8). YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp3sWu_5rb0&feature=related

3.      Learning Landscapes in Higher Education: http://learninglandscapes.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/
Case Studies: http://learninglandscapes.lincoln.ac.uk/case_studies/

4.      Ohio State’s New Library: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ak7FEQjxqBY

5.      Saltire Centre at Glasgow Caledonian (Scotland): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBsGeDa44ic&feature=related

6.      Steelcase LearnLab - Learning Outside the Box (2009, July 28). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnU58hbYN1M

7.      Sydney Centre for Innovation in Learning.  http://www.scil.nsw.edu.au/

8.      tlc@bedford library - Royal Holloway, University of London, UK  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klouRhl_VpA

9.      Union Street Residence Center Learn Lab, Indiana University. http://uitsnews.iu.edu/2010/12/07/new-experimental-learning-spaces/

10.  Yonsei Library, Seoul, Korea

                                                              i.      The New Library (Seoul, Korea): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LstQ8H0AAYw&feature=related

                                                            ii.      Yonsei Library:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLbVIZZ5OoI



Week 12. (April 2nd) Alternate Reality Learning: Massive Gaming, Virtual Reality, 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 on June 25, 2010,  from http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1162/dmal.9780262693646.167 (other chapters from this book: http://www.mitpressjournals.org/toc/dmal/-/3?cookieSet=1)


  1. Teresa Coffman, & Mary Beth Klinger (2007). Utilizing Virtual Worlds in Education: The Implications for Practice, International Journal of Social Sciences, Volume 2 Number 1. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.waset.org/journals/ijss/v2/v2-1-5.pdf


  1. Bonnie A. Nardi, Stella Ly, & Justin Harris (2007). Learning conversations in World of Warcraft. forthcoming in Proc. HICSS 2007. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, 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 August 17, 2008, 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 September 14, 2011, from  http://journals.tdl.org/jvwr/article/viewArticle/2113 and http://journals.tdl.org/jvwr/article/view/2113/5551


Week 12 Tidbits:

a.       Maria Solomou (November 9, 2011). My future, augmented reality tattoo. GamE-Lines…A blog of learning, new media, technology, society, and life. http://msolomou.blogspot.com/2011/11/my-future-augmented-reality-tattoo.html

b.      Interview with Monica Rankin (2011, May 24), Role Play Experiment, UT Dallas. http://www.youtube.com/user/techjenny

c.       Edward Baig (2011, May 17). Augmented reality has potential to reshape our lives, USA Today, http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2011-05-16-augmented-reality_n.htm

d.      Stan Schroeder (2010, December 24). “CityVille” Is Now Bigger than “FarmVille”, Mashable, http://mashable.com/2010/12/24/cityville-bigger-farmville/

e.       Jon Swartz (2010, November 18). Zynga sees new 'CityVille' building on 'FarmVille' success, USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2010-11-18-zynga18_CV_N.htm

f.       Elliott Masie (2010, November 17). Gesture-Based Learning. Learning TRENDS #647 - Updates on Learning, Business & Technology. 55,195 Readers - http://www.masie.com - The MASIE Center. http://gesture.masie.com/; http://trends.masie.com/archives/2010/11/17/647-gestures-and-learning-video-report-from-masie-learning-l.html

g.       Sophia Li (2010, June 20). ‘Augmented Reality' on Smartphones Brings Teaching Down to Earth, Sophia Li, Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/Augmented-Reality-on/65991/

h.      Smriti Rao (2010, February 17). Augmented Reality Tattoos Are Visible Only to a Special Camera, Discover Magazine.
Augmented Reality Tattoos Are Visible Only to a Special Camera

i.        Jeffrey Young (2010, February 14). After Frustrations in Second Life, Colleges Look to New Virtual Worlds: The hype is gone, but not the interest, and professors think some emerging projects may have instructional staying power. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/After-Frustrations-in-Second/64137/

j.        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 June 25, 2010,  from http://curtbonk.com/GameReport_Bonk_final.pdf


Virtual Worlds, Simulations, and Computer Games:

1.      Active Worlds: http://www.activeworlds.com/

2.      Civilization: http://www.civilization.com/

3.      Foldit: http://fold.it/portal/ (protein unfolding)

4.      iCivics: http://www.icivics.org/

5.      Kaneva: http://www.kaneva.com/

6.      Lumosity: http://www.lumosity.com/

7.      OpenSimulator: http://opensimulator.org/wiki/Screenshots

8.      Rome Reborn: Retrieved on June 26, 2010, from http://www.romereborn.virginia.edu/ 

9.      Scratch Website: http://scratch.mit.edu/; Watch video in “Turning programming into Child’s Play” by Jeffrey Young, Chronicle of Higher Education (2007, July 16): http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Turning-Programming-Into/3180

10.  Second Life: http://secondlife.com/

11.  SmallWorlds: http://www.smallworlds.com/login.php

12.  Spore: http://www.spore.com/

13.  Virtual Ability, Inc. (projects): http://virtualability.org/our_projects.aspx (for those with disabilities)



  1. Second life from Ohio University: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFuNFRie8wA
  2. Augmented Reality: The Future of Education: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_xF8ujj7ko
  3. Castro Salvado (April 2011): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4uBhZN9Oos
  4. No Country for Old Castro (April 2011): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocQMf1kPo98&feature=related



Week 13. (April 9th) Mobile, Wireless, and Ubiquitous Learning

  1. Traxlar, John (2007, June). Defining, discussing and evaluating mobile learning: The moving finger writes and having writ…. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. 8(1). Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/346/875 or http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/346/882

                    (Note: More from same issue): http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/issue/view/29


  1. Carlo Ricci, Canada (2011, November). Emergent, self-directed, and self-organized learning: Literacy, numeracy, and the iPod Touch. International Review of Research on Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL), 12(7). http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1157/2046 (see also entire special issue on Emergent Learning, Connections, Designs for Learning: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/issue/view/49)


  1. Fozdar, Bharat Inder & Kumar, Lalita S. (2007, June). Mobile learning and student retention. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. 8(1). (Note: article apparently was moved from IRRODL to ERIC: http://eric.ed.gov/PDFS/EJ800952.pdf)

  2. Pew Internet and American Life Project studies
    1. Aaron Smith (2010, July 7). Mobile Access 2010. Pew Internet & American Life Project. http://www.pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2010/PIP_Mobile_Access_2010.pdf
    2. Aaron Smith (2011, July 11).  One quarter of smartphone owners use their phone for most of their online browsing. Pew Internet & American Life Project. http://www.pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2011/PIP_Smartphones.pdf


  1. Paul Kim (2010). Pocket School and other projects (e.g., Seeds of Empowerment: http://seedsofempowerment.org/index.html. Note: I will post in Oncourse resources a few recent articles on mobile learning from Dr. Paul Kim’s work at Stanford. He was the class guest in the fall of 2010.)


  1. Thomas Cochrane and Roger Bateman (2010) Smartphones give you wings: Pedagogical affordances of mobile Web 2.0. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 26(10). http://www.ascilite.org.au/ajet/ajet26/cochrane.pdf (Note: This was an Outstanding Paper Award recipient, ascilite Auckland 2009 Conference).


Week 13 Tidbits:

a.       Mike Snider (2011, December 15). Smartphone adoption means more text, less talk. USA Today. http://content.usatoday.com/communities/technologylive/post/2011/12/smartphone-adoption-means-more-text-less-talk-/1

b.      USA Today (2011, October 7th). ‘Flipped’ classrooms offer virtual learning. USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/story/2011-10-06/flipped-classrooms-virtual-teaching/50681482/1

c.       Mark W. Smith (September 20, 2011). iPads for every student in Michigan district. USA Tiday. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/story/2011-09-20/schools-education-ipad-students/50480836/1

d.      Michael Rose (2011, September 18). iPad-enabled students get performance boost, says ACU study. TUAW (The Unofficial Apple blog), http://www.tuaw.com/2011/09/18/ipad-enabled-students-get-performance-boost-says-acu-study/

e.       Alesha Williams Boyd (2011, September 12). Adapting to the iPad, called education's 'equalizer', USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/special-needs/story/2011-09-11/Adapting-to-the-iPad-called-educations-equalizer/50362426/1

f.       eSchool News Staff (2011, May 27). Five ways readers are using iPads in the classroom, eSchool News, http://www.eschoolnews.com/2011/05/27/five-ways-readers-are-using-ipads-in-the-classroom/print/

g.       Mary Beth Marklein (2011, May 13). Apps make college easier to access, USA Today, http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2011-05-12-iphone-apps-college-students_n.htm

h.      Josh Keller (2011, May 8). The Slow-Motion Mobile Campus, The Digital Campus, The Chronicle of Higher Education, http://chronicle.com/article/The-Slow-Motion-Mobile-Campus/127380/

i.        Tutor.com (2011, April 7). Tutor.com To Go™ releases the first education app that connects students to an expert tutor. Tutor.com. Retrieved July 9, 2011, from http://www.tutor.com/press/press-releases-2011/20110406

j.        Mark Milian (2011, February 15). Widescreen tablets are coming soon, CNN, http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/gaming.gadgets/02/15/widescreen.tablets/index.html?iref=NS1

k.      David Zax (2011, February 1). An Android Tablet Made Just for School, Fast Company  http://www.fastcompany.com/1722877/an-android-tablet-made-just-for-school

l.        Young, J. (2011, January 2). Top smartphone apps to improve teaching, research, and your life. Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved July 27, 2011, from http://chronicle.com/article/College-20-6-Top-Smartphone/125764/

m.    Sharon Jayson (2010, December 30). The year we stopped talking. USA Today, Dec 30, 2010. http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/news/20101230/1ayear30_cv.art.htm

n.      Roger Yu (2010, November 16). Samsung cranks up creativity as it focuses on mobile Net, USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2010-11-16-samsung16_ST_N.htm

o.      Marc Parry (2010, October 10). Will Technology Kill the Academic Calendar? Online, semesters give way to students who set their own schedules, Chronicle of Higher Educationhttp://chronicle.com/article/Will-Technology-Kill-the/124857/

p.      Jeff Young (2010, September 9). Those wanting to learn more English… Campus Tech in China: Impressions from 3 Campuses. Campus Technology,  http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Campus-Tech-in-China-/26817/

q.      Harmeet Shah Singh (2010, July 23). India unveils $35 computer for students. CNN World. http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/07/23/india.thirty.five.dollar.laptop/index.html?npt=NP1&hpt=Sbin

r.        CNN Video. $35 iPad wanabee. CNN Is India's $35 iPad knockoff for real? CNN's Fareed Zakaria says it could change the world. http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2010/08/01/gps.last.look.ipad.cnn?hpt=T2

s.       Mike Prospero (2010, May 27). OLPC, Marvell Join Forces, Announce sub-$100 Tablet by December 2010. Laptop. http://blog.laptopmag.com/olpc-marvell-join-forces-announce-sub-100-tablet-by-december-2010

t.        Eva Vasquez (2010, June 18). Adults as likely to text while driving as teens, study says. CNN Tech. http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/mobile/06/18/pew.adults.text.driving/index.html

u.      Chris Cameron (2010, June 1). Museum of London's Streetmuseum App Puts Historic Photos in Perspective. ReadWriteWeb. http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/museum_of_londons_streetmuseum_app_puts_historic_photos_in_perspectives.php

v.      Charisse Jones (2010, May 25). Mixed feelings greet on-the-go Net access As jets, trains add Wi-Fi, travelers check in - or out. USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/money/20100525/businesstravel25_st.art.htm

w.     Anya Kamenetz (2010, April 1). A Is for App: How Smartphones, Handheld Computers Sparked an Educational Revolution. Fast Company. http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/144/a-is-for-app.html (and related slideshow of kids: http://www.fastcompany.com/pics/app)

x.      Zachary Wilson (2010, April 1). Log on and Learn: Devices, Sites and Apps for Kids. Fast Company. http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/144/game-on.html

y.      Marco R. della Cava (2010, March 31). It's an app world, and it could swallow all computing. USA TODAY. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/products/2010-03-31-1Aappworld31_CV_N.htm?obref=obnetwork

z.       Judy Brown (2010, March 11). Your Learners ARE Mobile: Is Your Learning  http://www.slideshare.net/judyb/your-learners-are-mobile-is-your-learning-3404505

aa.   Free Response System (on mobile phones; VotApedia): http://www.urvoting.com/

bb.  Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (2009, June). Press Release No 54/2009. Information Note to the Press. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.trai.gov.in/WriteReadData/trai/upload/PressReleases/687/pr1june09no54.pdf

cc.   Geoffrey York (2009. Oct 15). ‘One Laptop Per Child' program collides with reality,
Toronto Globe and Mail,

dd.  John Traxler: http://wlv.academia.edu/JohnTraxler).  Learning in a Mobile Age: http://wlv.academia.edu/JohnTraxler/Papers/83099/Learning-in-a-Mobile-Age; Current State of Mobile: http://wlv.academia.edu/JohnTraxler/Papers/95201/Current-State-of-Mobile-Learning 


Mobile Sites of Importance:

1.      ACU Connected: http://www.acu.edu/technology/mobilelearning/

2.      AppAdvice: http://appadvice.com/appnn

3.      Handschooling, Judy Breck: http://handschooling.com/

4.      One Laptop Per Child (OLPC): http://wiki.laptop.org/

5.      Playaway: http://store.playawaydigital.com/

6.      Seeds of Empowerment (Paul Kim): http://seedsofempowerment.org/index.html


More Tidbits Videos: The Past and the Future of Mobile (including mobile music)

1.      1981 primitive Internet report on KRON: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WCTn4FljUQ&feature=player_embedded

2.      Future Rolltop Computer: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=7H0K1k54t6A

3.      Pattie Maes and Pranav Mistry demo SixthSense (TED, March 2009; 8:45): http://www.ted.com/talks/pattie_maes_demos_the_sixth_sense.html

6.      iBand Rocks Christmas Tunes on iPads and iPhones (2010, December 10). PadGagget.  http://www.padgadget.com/2010/12/10/iband-rocks-christmas-tunes-on-ipads-and-iphones/ North Point's iBand - Feliz Navidad (2010, December 8). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcexJQM-8W0&feature=player_embedded

7.      Jefferson Graham (2010, November 10). Smule adds Magic Fiddle to its Ocarina and Magic Piano apps, USA TODAY. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/products/2010-11-10-Smule10_ST_N.htm

8.      Music instruction goes virtual: Trend could have a huge impact on how professors teach and students learn (2010, September 17). eSchool News.  http://www.eschoolnews.com/2010/09/17/music-instruction-goes-virtual/

9.      Sing ALL the "Glee" Songs with Your iPhone or iPad! – AppJudgment (April 19, 2010).  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4G3BZIOudA

10.  Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir - 'Lux Aurumque' (2010, March 21). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7o7BrlbaDs (note: combines 185 voices).



Week 14. (April 16th) Educational Blogging, Podcasting, and Coursecasting

  1. Wolfgang Reinhardt, Martin Ebner, Günter Beham, & Cristina Costa (2009, March). How People are using Twitter during Conferences. http://lamp.tu-graz.ac.at/~i203/ebner/publication/09_edumedia.pdf


  1. Lenhart, Amanda, & Fox, Susannah (2006, July 19). Bloggers: Portrait of America’s new storytellers. Washington, DC: Pew Internet & American Life Report. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from: http://www.pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2006/PIP%20Bloggers%20Report%20July%2019%202006.pdf.pdf


  1. Kang, I., Bonk, C. J., & Kim, M-C (2011). A case study of blog-based learning in Korea: Technology becomes pedagogy. The Internet and Higher Education, 14(4), 227-235. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.iheduc.2011.05.002 (see Oncourse)


  1. Special Issue on Blogging (2007, July). Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, 12(4). http://jcmc.indiana.edu/ or http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol12/issue4/ (many articles to choose from).


  1. Jaz Hee-jeong Choi. (2006). “Living in Cyworld: Contextualising Cy-ties in South Korea,” in Uses of Blogs, eds. Axel Bruns & Joanne Jacobs (New York: Peter Lang. 2006), 173-186, http://trainingshare.com/pdfs/jaz_c_cyworld_ch.pdf


  1. Deal, Ashley (2007, June). Podcasting. A Teaching With Technology White Paper. Educause. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://connect.educause.edu/files/CMU_Podcasting_Jun07.pdf



Week 14 Tidbits:

a.       Gardner Campbell (2011, August 10).  “Narrate, Curate, Share:" How Blogging Can Catalyze Learning, Campus Technology. Available: http://campustechnology.com/Articles/2011/08/10/How-Blogging-Can-Catalyze-Learning.aspx?p=1

b.      Trio Grabriel (2011, May 12), Speaking Up in Class, Silently, Using Social Media, The New York Times, Trip Gabriel, http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/13/education/13social.html?_r=2&hpw

c.       Jeffrey Young (2010, March 7). College 2.0: More Professors Could Share Lectures Online. But Should They?, Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/More-Professors-Could-Share/64521/

d.      Kathleen Kennedy Manzo (2010, January 29). Digital Tools Expand Options for Personalized Learning, Education Week. http://www.edweek.org/dd/articles/2010/02/03/02customlearning.h03.html

e.       Kaliym Islam (2008). Listen up: A how-to guide to podcasting. Chief Learning Officer. http://clomedia.com/articles/view/listen_up_a_how_to_guide_for_podcasting/7

f.      Ruth Reynard (2008, June). Podcasting in Instruction: Moving beyond the Obvious. T.H.E. Journal. http://campustechnology.com/articles/64433/



Some Education and Training Bloggers:

a.      David Wiley (iterating toward openness): http://opencontent.org/blog/

b.       George Siemens (eLearnSpace): http://www.elearnspace.org/blog/

c.      Kim Foreman, Come and See Africa Blog: http://comeandseeafrica.blogspot.com/

d.       Jay Cross (Internet Time Blog): http://internettime.pbworks.com/w/page/20095794/FrontPage and http://www.internettime.com/ and the Internet Time Alliance Blog: http://internettime.posterous.com/

e.       Ray Schroeder (Online Learning Update): http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/onlinelearning/ and http://sites.google.com/site/rayschroeder/

f.       Stephen Downes (OLDaily): http://www.downes.ca/news/OLDaily.htm and http://www.downes.ca/index.html

g.      Will Richardson (old blog Weblogg-ed—10 years, 2001-2011): http://weblogg-ed.com/

h.      Will Richardson (new blog, began July 11, 2011): http://willrichardson.com/



Tools for Blogging and Microblogging:

1.   Blogger: http://www.blogger.com/

2.   Edmondo: http://www.edmodo.com/

3.   LiveJournal: http://www.livejournal.com/

4.   Movable Type: http://www.movabletype.org/

5.   Posterous: https://posterous.com/

6.      Soup.io: http://www.soup.io/

7.      Tumblr: http://www.tumblr.com/

8.      Twitter: http://twitter.com/

9.      WordPress: http://wordpress.org/

10.  Xanga: http://www.xanga.com/


Example of Educational Webcast and Podcast Shows:

1.         Worldbridges: http://worldbridges.net/

2.         EdTechTalk: http://edtechtalk.com/



Week 15. (April 23rd) Networks of Personalized Learning (e.g., language learning, tutoring, etc.)

  1. Greenhow, C., Robelia, B, & Hughes, J. E. (2009). Web 2.0 and Classroom Research: What Path Should We Take Now? Educational Researcher, 38(4), 246-259. (Note #1: this article is #1 most read journal article in ER from Oct 2009 - April 2010). http://edr.sagepub.com/content/38/4/246.full.pdf+html or http://edr.sagepub.com/content/38/4/246.full (Note #2: this article can be found for free at:
    http://edr.sagepub.com/content/38/4/246.full.pdf+html?ijkey=V3cfgjmrwwqew&keytype=ref&siteid=spedr or http://edr.sagepub.com/cgi/content/full/38/4/246?ijkey=V3cfgjmrwwqew&keytype=ref&siteid=spedr)

  2. Pew Internet and American Life Project
    1. Keith N. Hampton, Lauren F. Sessions, Eun Ja Her, & Lee Rainie (2009, November). Social Isolation and New Technology: How the Internet and Mobile Phones Impact Americans’ Social Networks, Pew Internet and American Life Project (89 pages)
    2. Mary Madden (2010, August 27). Older Adults and Social Media Pew Internet and American Life Projecthttp://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Older-Adults-and-Social-Media/Report.aspx
    3. Keith N. Hampton, Lauren Sessions Goulet, Lee Rainie, Kristen Purcell (2011, June 16). Social networking sites and our lives: How people’s trust, personal relationships, and civic and political involvement are connected to their use of social networking sites and other technologies. Pew Internet and American Life Project (85 pages). http://www.pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2011/PIP%20-%20Social%20networking%20sites%20and%20our%20lives.pdf


  1. Craig D. Howard (2011). Web 2.0 sites for Collaborative Self-Access: The Learning Advisor vs. Google. Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal (SiSAL Journal), 2(3), 195-211. Available: http://sisaljournal.org/archives/sep11/howard/


  1. Steve Lohr. “Hello India? I Need Help with My Math,” New York Times (October 31, 2007), http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/31/business/worldbusiness/31butler.html?pagewanted=print


  1. The Horizon Reports (i.e., technology on the horizon)

      1. The Horizon Report (2009). The Horizon Report: 2009 Edition. A collaboration between The New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE program. http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2009-Horizon-Report.pdf
      2. The Horizon Report (2010). http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2010-Horizon-Report.pdf
      3. The Horizon Report (2011). http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2011-Horizon-Report.pdf
      4. The Horizon Report (2012). http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2012-Horizon-Report.pdf (Note: This is an anticipated report and associated URL)


Week 15 Tidbits:

a.       World Lens (2011, December 16). Introducing Word Lens http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2OfQdYrHRs

b.      Bing Translator (a convenient way to translate between languages in Internet Explorer 8), August 19, 2011. http://www.microsofttranslator.com/default.aspx

c.       Mary Grush interview of Philip Long, University of Queensland (2011, August 10). Is Your Technology Making You an 'Emerging Human?’, Campus Technology.http://campustechnology.com/Articles/2011/08/10/Is-Your-Technology-Making-You-an-Emerging-Human.aspx?p=1

d.      Dennis Carter (2011, July 20). Smart phones driving lecture capture growth, eCampus News, http://www.ecampusnews.com/technologies/smart-phones-driving-lecture-capture-growth/

e.       Swartz, J. (2011, July 7). Facebook says membership has grown to 750 million, USA Today. Retrieved July 8, 2011, from http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2011-07-06-facebook-skype-growth_n.htm

f.       Gregory Ferenstein (2011, Feb 1). Teacher-Replacing Tech: Friend or Foe?, Fast Company, http://www.fastcompany.com/1722914/can-computers-replace-teachers

g.       Trip Gabriel (2011, May 12). Speaking Up in Class, Silently, Using Social Media, The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/13/education/13social.html?_r=2&hpw 

h.      Doug Gross (2010, December 27). The top 10 tech trends of 2010, CNN Tech.  http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2010-12-17-vevo17_ST_N.htm

i.        Pete Cashmore (2010, December 23), Tech predictions for 2011: The winners and losers, CNN Tech. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2010-12-17-vevo17_ST_N.htm

j.        Marc Parry and Jeffrey R. Young (2010, November 28). New Social Software Tries to Make Studying Feel Like Facebook. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/New-Social-Software-Tries-to/125542/

k.      Joshua Norman (2010, November 15). Boomers Joining Social Media at Record Rate, CBS News. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/11/15/national/main7055992.shtml

l.        Brian Solis (2010, November 10). Who are All of These Tweeple?  http://www.briansolis.com/2010/11/who-are-all-of-these-tweeple/

m.    Kevin Pearson (2010, September 25). HEMET: High school uses Facebook, texting to teach. The Press-Enterprise. http://www.pe.com/localnews/stories/PE_News_Local_D_etahquitz26.3136eac.html (Note: includes a podcast of the article).

n.      Jeff Young (2010, September 15). Another Benefit of Robot Teachers: No 'Moral Problems.’ Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Another-Benefit-of-Robot/26941/?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

o.      Jon Swartz (2010, August 2). Time spent on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube grows. USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2010-08-02-networking02_ST_N.htm

p.      Kristin McGrath (2010, July 21). Status update: Facebook logs 500 million members. USA TODAY, http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2010-07-21-facebook-hits-500-million-users_N.htm

q.      Jeanne Meister and Karie Willyerd (2010, July). Looking Ahead at Social Learning: 10 Predictions, ASTD. http://www.astd.org/TD/Archives/2010/Jul/Free/1007_LookingAheadAt.htm

r.        Audrey Williams June (2010, April 4). Some Papers Are Uploaded to Bangalore to Be Graded, Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/Outsourced-Grading-With/64954/

s.       Eric A. Taub (2010, January 27). The Web Way to Learn a Language, NY Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/28/technology/personaltech/28basics.html?_r=1

t.        Jeffrey Young (2009, November 22). Teaching with Twitter: Not for the Faint of Heart. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/Teaching-With-Twitter-Not-/49230/

u.      Jon Swartz (2009, October 15). For social networks, it’s game on. USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/gaming/2009-10-15-games-hit-social-networks_N.htm 

v.      Harriet S. Schwartz (2009, September 29). Facebook: The New Classroom Commons,  Chronicle of Higher Education, Harriet S. Schwartz,

w.     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


Personalizing Learning:

1.      LearnZillion: http://www.learnzillion.com/


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.          EnglishPod: http://englishpod.com/

9.          FrenchPod: http://frenchpod.com/

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

11.      ItalianPod: http://italianpod.com/

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

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

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

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

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

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.      Palabea: http://www.palabea.net/

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

23.      SpanishPod: http://spanishpod.com/

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



  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. My Kind of High School (Project-based learning; Project Foundry): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX1bv30rYIk


Some Extra Resources:


Some recent technology books that might interest students—no need to buy any:

1.      Anderson, Chris (2009). Free: The Future at a Radical Price. NY: Hyperion.

2.      Anderson, Terry (Eds.). (2008). Theory and practice of online learning (2nd edition). Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://cde.athabascau.ca/online_book/second_edition.html and http://www.aupress.ca/books/Terry_Anderson.php (Note: 2004 edition here: (Free Online Book). http://cde.athabascau.ca/online_book/)

3.      Benkler, Y. (2006). The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom (New Haven, CN: Yale University Press. Free book: http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/book.asp?isbn=0300110561

4.      Bonk, C. J., & King, K. S. (Eds.). (1998). Electronic collaborators: Learner-centered technologies for literacy, apprenticeship, and discourse. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

5.      Bonk, C. J. & Graham, C. R. (Eds.) (2006). Handbook of blended learning: Global perspectives, local designs. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer Publishing.

6.      Bonk, C. J., & Zhang, K. (2008). Empowering Online Learning: 100+ Activities for Reading, Reflecting, Displaying, and Doing. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass

7.      Bonk, C. J., Lee, M. M., & Reynolds, T. H. (Eds.) (2009). A Special Passage through Asia E-Learning. Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. (see http://www.editlib.org/ebooks/ or http://www.editlib.org/p/32264 and http://aace.org)

8.      Borgman, Christine L. (2007). Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet. Cambridge: MIT Press.

9.      Botsman, Rachel, & Rogers, Roo (2010). What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption. NY: Harper Business.

10.  Carr, Nicholas (2010). The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to our Brains. W. W. Norton & Company.

11.  Carr-Chellman, A. A. (2005). Global perspectives on e-learning: Rhetoric and reality. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

12.  Christensen, Clayton M., Horn, Michael B., & Johnson, Curtis W. (2008). Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns. NY: McGraw-Hill.

13.  Collins, Allan, & Halverson, Richard (2009). Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology. NY: Teachers College Press.

14.  Collison, G., Elrbaum, B., Haavind, S., & Tinker, R. (2000). Facilitating online learning: Effective strategies for moderators. Madison, WI: Atwood Publishing.

15.  Cross, J. (2007). Informal learning: Rediscovering the natural pathways that inspire innovation and performance. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer Publishing.

16.  Dabbagh, N., & Bannon-Ritland, B. (2005). Online learning: Concepts, strategies, and applications. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall.

17.  Edmunson, A. (Ed). (2007). Globalized e-learning: Cultural Challenges. Hershey, PA: Information Science Publishing.

18.  Florida, Richard (2008). Who’s Your City? How the Creative Economy is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life. NY: Perseus.

19.  Friedman, Thomas L. (2005). The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century. NY: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.

20.  Gansky, Lisa (2010). The Mesh: Why the Future of Business is Sharing. NY: Penguin.

21.  Garrison, D. Randy, & Vaughan, Norman D. (2008). Blended Learning in Higher Education: Frameworks, Principles, and Guidelines. Jossy-Bass.

22.  Hagel III, John, Brown, John Seely, & Davison, Lang (2010). The Power of Pull: How Smart Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Things in Motion. NY: Basic Books.

23.  Herrington, Jan, Reeves, Thomas, & Oliver, Ron (2010). A Guide to Authentic e-Learning. NY: Routledge.

24.  Howe, Jeff (2008). Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd is Driving the Future of Business. NY: Crown Business.

25.  Iiyoshi, Toru, & Kumar, M. S. Vijay (2008). Opening Up Education: The Collective Advancement of Education through Open Technology, Open Content, and Open Knowledge. MIT Press. Free from http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=11309

26.  Jarvis, Jeff (2009). What would Google do? HarperCollins Business.

27.  Jenkins, H. (2006). Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide (New York: New York University Press.

28.  Jonassen, D. H., Howland, J. L., Moore, J. L., & Marra, R. M. (2003). Learning to solve problems with technology: A constructivist perspective (2nd edition). Upper Saddle Rover, NJ: Merrill Prentice Hall.

29.  Jones, Glenn R. (2010). Cyberschools: An Education Renaissance (3rd edition). Centennial, CO: Jones International University.

30.  Jukes, Ian, McCain, T., & Crockett, L. (2010). Understanding the Digital Generation: Teaching and Learning in the New Digital Landscape. 21 Century Fluency Series. Kelowna, BC, Canada with Corwin.

31.  Kafai, Yasmin, Peppler, Kylie, & Chapman, Robbin (2009). The Computer Clubhouse: Constructionism and Creativity in Youth Communities. NY: Teachers College Press.

32.  Kamanetz, Anya (2010). DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneuers, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education. White River Junction, Vermont: Chelsea Green Publishing.

33.  Kelly, Kevin (2010). What Technology Wants. NY: Viking.

34.  Khan, B. (2005). Managing e-learning strategies: Design, delivery, implementation, and evaluation. Hershey, PA: Information Science Publishing.

35.  Latchem, Colin, & Jung, Insung (2010). Distance and Blended Learning in Asia. NY: Routledge.

36.  Meskill, Carla, & Anthony, Natasha (2010). Teaching Languages Online. MM Textbooks.

37.  Moore M. G. (Ed.) (2007). Handbook of distance education (2nd Ed.). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

38.  Moore, M., & Kearsley, G. (2011). Distance education: A systems view (3rd edition). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

39.  Oblinger, D., & Oblinger, J. L. (Eds.). (2005). Educating the Net Generation. Educause. Boulder, Colorado http://www.educause.edu/educatingthenetgen or http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/pub7101f.pdf

40.  Palfrey, John, & Gasser, Urs (2008). Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives. NY: Perseus Books.

41.  Palloff, R. M., & Pratt, K. (2005). Collaborating online: Learning together in community. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

42.  Paloff, R. M., & Pratt, K. (2007). Building Online Learning Communities: Effective Strategies for the Virtual Classroom. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

43.  Papert, Seymour (1980). Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas New York: Basic Books.

44.  Papert, Seymour (1993). The Children's Machine: Rethinking School in the Age of the Computer. New York: Basic Books.

45.  Peters, Laurence (2009). Global Education: Using Technology to Bring the World to Your Students. ISTE, Eugene, Oregon.

46.  Rheingold, Howard (2003). Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution. Cambridge, MA: Basic Books.

47.  Richardson, Will (2010). Blogs, wikis, podcasts and other powerful Web tools for classrooms (3rd edition). Corwin: Thousands Oaks, CA.

48.  Roberts, T. (Ed.). (2003). Online collab learning: Theory & practice. Hershey, PA: Idea Pub.

49.  Salmon, G. (2002). E-tivities: The key to active online learning. Sterling, VA: Stylus Pub.

50.  Salmon, G. (2011). E-moderating: The key to teaching and learning online (3rd Edition). NY: Routledge.

51.  Shirky, Clay (2008). Here comes everybody: The power of organizing without organizations. Penguin.

52.  Shirky, Clay (2010). Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age. Penguin Press.

53.  Smick, D. M. (2008). The World Is Curved: Hidden Dangers to the Global Economy. NY: Portfolio Books.

54.  Stephenson, J. (Ed.), (2001). Teaching and Learning Online: Pedagogies for new technologies. Kogan Page and Stylus Publishing.

55.  Surowiecki, James (2004). The wisdom of crowds. Anchor.

56.  Tapscott, D. (2009). Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World. McGraw-Hill.

57.  Tapscott, D., & Williams, A. (2008). Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything (expanded edition). New York: Penguin.

58.  Thomas, Douglas, & Brown, John Seely (2011). A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change. Amazon.com.

59.  Veen, Wim, & Vrakking, Ben (2006). Homo Zappiens: Growing Up in a Digital Age. London: Network Continuum Education.

60.  Veletsianos, George (ed.). (2010). Emerging technologies in distance education. Published by AU Press, Athabasca University. Available: http://www.aupress.ca/books/120177/ebook/99Z_Veletsianos_2010-Emerging_Technologies_in_Distance_Education.pdf

61.  Willinsky, J. (2005). The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

62.  Wu,Timothy (2010). The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires. NY: Alfred A. Knopf.

63.  Yang, Harrison Hao & Yeon, Steve Chi-Yin (2010). Collective Intelligence and E-Learning 2.0: Implications of Web-Based Communities and Networking. NY: Information Science Referencing.

64.  Zittrain, J. (2008). The Future of the Internet—And How to Stop It. New Haven, CN: Yale University Press. Free book: http://futureoftheinternet.org/


Twenty free online journals and magazines:

See more at:


  1. Australian Journal of Educational Technology: http://www.ascilite.org.au/ajet/ajet.html
  2. Campus Technology: http://campustechnology.com/
  3. Chief Learning Officer (CLO) magazine: http://www.clomedia.com/
  4. EDUCAUSE Quarterly: http://www.educause.edu/eq
  5. EDUCAUSE Review: http://www.educause.edu/er
  6. e-learning and education (eleed) journal: http://eleed.campussource.de/
  7. First Monday: http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/
  8. Innovate: Journal of Online Education: http://www.innovateonline.info/ (final issue was published August/September 2009)
  9. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning: http://www.online-journals.org/index.php/i-jet (need to sign in).
  10. Int’l Journal of Instructional Technology & Distance Learning: http://www.itdl.org/index.htm
  11. The International Review of Open and Distance Learning: http://www.irrodl.org
  12. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks: http://www.aln.org/publications/jaln_main
  13. J. of Computer Assisted Lrng: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0266-4909
  14. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/117979306/home
  15. Journal of Educators Online (JEO): http://www.thejeo.com/index.html
  16. Journal of Interactive Online Learning: http://www.ncolr.org/jiol/
  17. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT): http://jolt.merlot.org/index.html
  18. Language Learning and Technology (LLT): http://llt.msu.edu/
  19. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration: http://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/
  20. THE Journal: http://www.thejournal.com/


Institutions and Organizations with Web Technology Interests and Reports:

  1. American Society for Training and Development (ASTD): http://www.astd.org/ 
  2. Brandon Hall Research: http://www.brandon-hall.com/
  3. Chronicle of Higher Education: http://chronicle.com/
  4. Edutopia from the George Lucas Education Foundation (K-12): http://www.edutopia.org/
  5. eLearning Guild: http://www.elearningguild.com/
  6. Gartner Reports: http://www.gartner.com/technology/home.jsp
  7. Learning Times: http://www.learningtimes.org/
  8. MacArthur Digital Media and Learning: http://digitallearning.macfound.org/site/c.enJLKQNlFiG/b.2029199/k.94AC/Latest_News.htm
  9. Pew Internet & American Life Project: http://www.pewinternet.org/
  10. Sloan Consortium: http://www.sloan-c.org/
  11. The Masie Center : http://www.masie.com/ (and Learning 2010): http://www.learning2010.com/
  12. Thiagi.com: http://thiagi.com/


Need Additional Resources?: More Bonk:

  1. Web resources (from Bonk): http://www.trainingshare.com/resources/
  2. Still more (from Bonk’s World is Open book): http://worldisopen.com/resources.php
  3. PublicationShare (freely shared articles): http://www.publicationshare.com/
  4. Archived color PDFs of talks given: http://www.trainingshare.com/workshop.php
  5. Bonk streamed talks and podcasts:  http://curtbonk.com/streamed.html
  1. Online Learning Video Primers


Produced and Hosted Online Video Series for Teaching Online, Indiana University, School of Education

Designed and produced a series of 27 brief (7-10 minute) videos related to teaching online. This highly popular video (or video podcast) series, “Video Primers in an Online Repository for e-Teaching and Learning” (V-PORTAL), covers topics for both novice and more expert online instructors and educators. Watch them and learn how to engage learners with Web 2.0 technologies, build instructor presence, prepare highly interactive and relevant online activities, access free and open course resources, plan for the future of e-learning, and much more.

“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


1.             Planning an Online Course

2.             Managing an Online Course: General

3.             Managing an Online Course: Discussion Forums

4.             Providing Feedback

5.             Reducing Plagiarism

6.             Building Community

7.             Building Instructor and Social Presence

8.             Online Relationships: Student-Student, Student-Instructor, Student-Practitioner, Student-Self

9.             Fostering Online Collaboration/Teaming

10.         Finding Quality Supplemental Materials

11.         Blended Learning: General

12.         Blended Learning: Implementation

13.         Blended Learning: The Future

14.         Online Writing and Reflection Activities

15.         Online Visual Learning

16.         Using Existing Online Video Resources

17.         Webinars and Webcasts

18.         Podcasting Uses and Applications

19.         Wiki Uses and Applications

20.         Blog Uses and Applications

21.         Collaborative Tool Uses and Applications

22.         Hands-On/Experiential Learning

23.         Coordinating Online Project, Problem, and Product-Based Learning

24.         Global Connections and Collaborations

25.         Assessing Student Online Learning

26.         Ending, Archiving, Updating, and Reusing an Online Course

27.         Trends on the Horizon


Note: These 27 video primers designed during 2009-2010, finalized and announced October 2010.


Important Acknowledgment: I want to acknowledge and publicly express thanks to the School of Education at Indiana University in Bloomington which funded this highly valuable and momentous production effort. In particular, the IU School of Education Instructional Consulting office and the Instructional Systems Technology (IST) Department played key roles in their planning, generation, and dissemination.

Permissions Note: You have permission to make a Web link to these videos, share information about these contents with others, or translate the contents to another language, as long as the contents (i.e., the movies) included here are used for non-profit educational purposes. As a courtesy to the Indiana University School of Education and Dr. Curt Bonk, the host of the 27 video primers, please send an e-mail to Professor Bonk (cjbonk@indiana.edu) to let him know how you are using these learning resources (i.e., the intended purpose) as well as who is using them. Thank you.


Alternative Access Sites:

King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia;

http://elc.kku.edu.sa/en; http://elc.kku.edu.sa/en/27-videos-for-teaching-online

  MOOCs and Open Education Around the World.