Spring of 2013: R685 Topical Seminar, 3 Credits

Emerging Learning Technologies ("The Monster Syllabus")

Indiana University, School of Education, Section 32900 Web/Online, Section 30289 FTF

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


Online R685 Syllabus:  http://curtbonk.com/Syllabus_R685_Spring_of_2013.htm

Adobe Connect (i.e., Breeze) Meetings: http://connect.iu.edu/worldisopenspring2013

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



Curtis J. Bonk, Ph.D., CPA

Office: 2238 W. W. Wright Education Bldg.

IST Dept. School of Education, IU


Phone: (mobile # available upon request)

E-mail: CJBonk@indiana.edu

Office Hours: as arranged


Instructional Assistant:

Maria Solomou: msolomou@indiana.edu



Week 1. Introduction to the Open World
Week 2. Neo Millennial Learners and 21st Century Skills
Week 3. The Sudden Explosion of E-Books and E-Book Readers
Week 4. The Expansion of Blended and Fully Online Learning
Week 5. Extreme, Nontraditional, and Adventure Learning
Week 6. Open Educational Resources (OER) and OpenCourseWare (OCW)
Week 7. Open Education and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
Week 8. Connectivism, Social Media, and Participatory Learning
Week 9. Wikis, Wikipedia, Wikibooks, and Collaborative Writing
Week 10. YouTube, TeacherTube, and the Future of Shared Online Video
Week 11. Interactive and Collaborative Learning
Week 12. Alternate Reality Learning: Massive Gaming, Virtual Reality, and Simulations
Week 13. Mobile, Wireless, and Ubiquitous Learning
Week 14. Educational Blogging, Podcasting, and Oral Histories
Week 15. Networks of Personalized Learning (including online language learning)


Course Description and Rationale:

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


And today’s millennial learner, immersed in an increasingly digital world is seeking richer and more engaging learning experiences. Amid this rising tide of expectations, instructors across educational sectors are exploring and sharing innovative ways to use technology to foster interaction, collaboration, and increased excitement for learning. It is time to take advantage of the new participatory learning culture where learners build, tinker with, explore, share, and collaborate with others online. It is also time to exploit free and open educational resources, opencourseware, learning portals, and open source software across educational sectors and income levels. Some of you will create and publish a cross-cultural Wikibook on Web 2.0 technology; others will create video blogs, and still others will design YouTube-like videos.


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


Course Goals and Objectives

After the course, students should be able to:

1.      Explain and demonstrate the educational benefits of podcasts, wikis, blogs, virtual worlds, simulations, social networking software, digital books, mobile books, etc.

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

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

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

5.      Successfully submit research, grant, and other proposals related to learning technologies, the Web 2.0, e-learning, etc. to conferences, foundations, summits, or institutes.

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

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

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

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

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


Required Texts

None!!! 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

 40 pts   A. Tidbit Reflections (Tidbits: March 4)

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

 60 pts   C. Participation and Attendance (due each week)

 40 pts   D. Online Discussion Reflection (Due: April 22)

 60 pts   E. Report or Strategic Plan Analysis (Due: March 4)

 70 pts   F. Web 2.0 Final: Wikibook, Video, or Personal Selected Task (Due: April 22)

300      Total Points


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

A+ = 300 high score                B- =  240 points

A =   280 points                                   C+ = 230 points

A- =  270 points                       C =   220 points

B+ = 260 points                       C - = 210 points

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


Lateness Policy: I usually accept anything turned in within 24 hours of the original due date. After that, students lose 2 points for each day that it is past due without an approved reason.



Projected Seminar Weekly Topics

Week 1. (January 7) Introduction to the Open World

Week 2. (January 14) Neo Millennial Learners and 21st Century Skills

Week 3. (January 21) The Sudden Explosion of E-Books and E-Book Readers

Week 4. (January 28) The Expansion of Blended and Fully Online Learning

Week 5. (February 4) Extreme, Nontraditional, and Adventure Learning

Week 6. (February 11) Open Educational Resources (OER) and OpenCourseWare (OCW)

Week 7. (February 18) Open Education and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Week 8. (February 25) Connectivism, Social Media, and Participatory Learning

Week 9. (March 4) Wikis, Wikipedia, Wikibooks, and Collaborative Writing

Week 10. (March 18) YouTube, TeacherTube, and the Future of Shared Online Video

Week 11. (March 25) Interactive and Collaborative Learning

Week 12. (April 1) Alternate Reality Learning: Massive Gaming, Virtual Reality, and Simulations

Week 13. (April 8) Mobile, Wireless, and Ubiquitous Learning

Week 14. (April 15) Educational Blogging, Podcasting, and Oral Histories

Week 15. (April 22) Networks of Personalized Learning (including online language learning)



Class Tasks


A. Tidbit Reflections (40 points: Due March 4)


Tidbits (40 points): Besides reading 3-4 assigned articles each week, during the semester I want you to read at least 40 total tidbits during the semester from the list of tidbit readings or about 2 or 3 per week (preferably more than 40). Typically these are very short online news or magazine articles. I also want you to watch at least 5 videos listed related to our course. On March 4th, you will turn in a list of your top 20 tidbits read so far (best ones at the top) and top 2-3 videos watched. You might also note a few tidbits that you did not enjoy. After those lists, I want you to reflect for 1-2 single spaced pages on what you learned from those tidbits. I am not asking you to summarize each article; instead reflect on your learning in general. You might include brief comments on what you ranked them the way you did. I will send an email with examples upon request. Post your tidbit reflection to your Oncourse dropbox or send to me via email.


B. Discussion Moderator (30 points)


Summarizer and Starter Activities Related to the Readings (30 points): At the start of each week, I want one person in this class to post a short summary to Oncourse or Canvas (depending on which tool we end up using) on at least 4 of the main articles assigned for that week. That person is the starter for discussion. Other students will add to their conversation with their reflections and reactions. As a summarizer or starter, you might: (1) state reactions, questions, and suggestions for the upcoming readings; (2) point out the relationship of upcoming week topic or articles to past lectures or readings; (3) discuss the position of a researcher or pioneer in the field (or perhaps even write to him/her); (4) discuss a recent speech or colloquium you attended related to the week or a visit to a technology center or exhibit; or (5) generally relate the articles for the week to prior learning and discussion in the course. At the end of the week, you might react and reflect on the class discussion that transpired as well as the questions and concerns raised. You can sign up for this task at: http://www.trainingshare.com/r685.php


C. Participation and Attendance (60 points)


  1. Synchronous Session (30 points): We will weekly lectures as well as many guest speakers during the semester in Adobe Connect Pro (formerly known as “Breeze”). Most will occur on Monday nights at 7 pm EST and will be archived; however, we will hold these at other times depending on when the students in the class want to meet. These are optional but I hope you can make many of them or watch the archives. If you do not attend 8 or more of these sessions, I want you to turn in a 2-3 page single spaced reflection on what you learned from watching the archives.


  1. Course participation (30 points): This 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. Course participation includes contributing to the online discussion in Oncourse or Canvas, sharing resources, responding to peers, providing feedback on tasks and resource recommendations, and so on. While these will be mainly assessed as to the number of posts, I will also take into consideration qualitative factors such as those listed below.


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




D. Discussion Reflection (40 points: Due April 22)


Discussion Reflection Paper (40 points): At the end of the semester, you are to reflect on what you learned from weekly discussions each week. What were the ideas, issues, concepts, facts, figures, diagrams, etc., that struck a chord with you? What did you learn during the semester? How did your thinking change in a particular week or over time? What inspired you? What did you find disappointing? What is next?


Using these questions as a guide, please write a 3-4 page single-spaced reflection paper on this activity by April 22nd (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 discussions and responding to your peers. What were the key concepts you grappled with this semester? How has your thinking evolved? What are the gaps in the research that you might target now? What weeks or particular articles inspired you and why? Post your reflection paper to your Oncourse dropbox or send to me via email.


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.


Note: During the past few years, the students in this course engaged in blogging, video blogging, and podcast activities. Below are some of the examples.


Prior R685 Class Blogging Examples:

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

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

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

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

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

6.      Spring of 2012 blog postings: http://curtbonk.com/R685-Spring-2012-Blogging-and-Discussion.htm


Prior 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)



E. Report or Strategic Plan Analysis or Naturalistic Study (60 pts—Due March 4)

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

Find and evaluate a summary report, technical report, or a strategic plan of a company, university, non-profit organization, school, state, province, country, or region related to 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 4-8 single-spaced pages (excluding references and appendices; those working in teams are expected to have 8-12 page papers, not counting references and appendices). Please post it to your Oncourse dropbox or send to me via email on or before March 4th.


Sample reports:

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Midterm Option 2. Naturalistic Study

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


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


Your naturalistic study report should be 8-12 single-spaced pages (excluding references and appendices; those working in teams are expected to have 12-16 page papers, not counting references and appendices). In your report, I want you to reflect on what you learned about e-learning from this assignment. How has it opened your eyes? What might you have done differently next time in your study? What recommendations do you have and what implications do you see? How might you put your new ideas to use in training programs or in your own future teaching? Please post it to your Oncourse dropbox or send to me via email on or before March 4th.


Sample Format Naturalistic/Research Activities: (8-12 single spaced pages)

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

   II. Topic Literature and Method (3-5 pages)

1. Res topic & materials;

2. Brief stmt of problem and why impt (1-2 pages)

3. Brief review of the relevant literature (3-4 pages)

4. Methods: (2-6 pages)

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

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

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

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

e. Analyses or comparisons

  III. Results and Discussion 1. Preliminary Results; 2. Discussion of results (4-8 pages)

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Midterm Option 3:

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



F. Web 2.0 Final Project (70 points—Due April 22nd)

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 (70 Total Points or 10 pts each dimension):

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

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

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

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

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

6. Shared and discussed in Oncourse and in Class

7. Overall quality of assignment



Option 2. Cool YouTube Video Creation

So you want to be cool? You want to be creative? In this option, you are to create a shared online video (e.g., YouTube) related to this class. You cannot be the only person in it. What 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 (70 Total Points or 10 pts each dimension):

1.      Insightfulness, creativity, and originality;

2.      Design and visual effects;

3.      Coherence and logical sequence;

4.      Completeness;

5.      Relevance and accuracy of the content;

6.      Shared and discussed in Oncourse and in class;

7.      Overall quality of assignment


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

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



Option 3. R685 Course Syllabi Historical Evaluation:

Perhaps, like me, you like history. A version R685 was first co-taught at West Virginia University by Dr. W. Michael Reed and myself back in the fall of 1990. Since that time, this course has evolved into many formats. Below are links to more than a dozen syllabi from the course including the present one. Unfortunately, I have yet to locate the original version but did find an outline of the topics addressed. If you select this option, I want you to track the history of this course over time. For instance, you might explore the topics, people, concepts, etc., that were popular in the 1990s, 2000s, and today. You will turn in a 5-10 page single spaced paper on what you discovered. Additional pages may be attached such as reference lists, visuals depictions mapping out trends over time, correspondences with researchers about their articles from previous versions of the course, and interviews with scholars about their perceptions of changes in the field over time. You might, in fact, gather oral histories or accounts from experts as well as former students about how the field has changed.


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


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


Sample Prior P600/R685 Syllabi:

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


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

1.      Insightfulness, creativity, and originality;

2.      Learning growth displayed;

3.      Coherence and logical sequence;

4.      Completeness and fulfills spirit of the assignment;

5.      Relevance and accuracy of the content;

6.      Shared and discussed in Oncourse and in class;

7.      Overall quality of assignment



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

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


There are still more options. Among them, you might create a mobile application, an educational activity in a virtual world, an interesting global collaboration activity or partnership, or a mobile book. Others might organize a class mini-conference or real conference symposium or demonstrate a set of Web 2.0 or e-learning tools to your school, company, or organization and then reflect on it. Such tools might have relevance in K-12, military, corporate, or higher education settings or perhaps in more informal settings such as a museum, zoo, or computer club.


You might also engage in a major problem-based learning project related to this class with a school, company, organization, or institution. In this option, you make the contact and find out what needs to be resolved and then get it approved by the instructor. The final product might be a 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 authentic. Anyone selecting this option should include a 3-5 page single-spaced reflection paper on what your learned (Note: any final project report to an organization or institution can substitute for that final reflection paper). The grading scheme will be project specific.


Student Selected Option Examples:

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

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

3.      Barbara Hallock: 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

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

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

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


Class Sharing of Final Projects: I want you to post your final projects to Oncourse (my instructional assistants can help). In addition, during our final class session on April 22, we will try allow time for students to make a short 4-6 minute presentation of their final project.




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 7) Introduction to the Open World (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-


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


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


  1. Special Issue of Scientific American on the Web Turning 20 Years Old (Note: Sample articles)
    1. 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
    2.  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


  1. Charles A. Wedemeyer, University of Wisconsin
    1. Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Wedemeyer
    2. About: http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference/wedemeyer/aboutcw.cfm
    3. Obituary: http://tojde.anadolu.edu.tr/tojde1/charles_news.htm
    4. Election to the Educators’ Hall of Fame: http://educators-hall-of-fame.org/wedemeyer.htm
    5. A glance back at Charles A. Wedemeyer – a short film (Michael G. Moore and William C. Diehl): http://museumofdistanceeducation.com/de/tag/michael-g-moore/
    6. History of Distance Education: http://vvieta.com/PDFs/Responses%20to%20Discussion%201.pdf
    7. A Brief History of Distance Education: http://www.seniornet.org/edu/art/history.html
    8. Mildred B. & Charles A Wedemeyer Award: http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference/wedemeyer/
    9. In Memorandum: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08923649909527031#preview
    10. Learning at the Back Door: Reflections on Nontraditional Learning in the Lifespan (1981), by Charles A. Wedemeyer, Reissued: September 2010. Available: http://uwpress.wisc.edu/books/1954.htm
    11. http://www.amazon.com/Charles-A.-Wedemeyer/e/B001KDB9TM (used books)


Videos (20:47 minutes):

Glance Back at Charles Wedemeyer – Interview with Michael Grahame Moore – Open Education – Distance Education (Interview by William C. Diehl copyright 2007.) http://museumofdistanceeducation.com/de/a-glance-back-at-charles-wedemeyer-interview-with-michael-grahame-moore-by-william-diehl/

William C. Diehl interviews Michael G. Moore about Charles A. Wedemeyer: A Glance Back at Charles A. Wedemeyer. Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/29200626


Week 1 Tidbits:

a.       Mark David Milliron (2012, October 1). Reflections on the First Year of a New-Model University, Chronicle of Higher Education. Available:

b.      Kevin Carey (2012, September/October. The Siege of Academy, Washington Monthly. Available: http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/septemberoctober_2012/features/_its_three_oclock_in039373.php?page=all

c.       Nicholas Carr (2012, September 27). The Crisis in Higher Education, Technology Review. Available: http://www.technologyreview.com/featured-story/429376/the-crisis-in-higher-education/

d.      Kevin Carey (2012, September 18). The Evolution of Ed Tech in Silicon Valley,
Chronicle of Higher Education. Available: http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/open-access-activist-faces-additional-felony-charges-for-rogue-downloads/39972

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

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

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

h.      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

i.        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

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

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

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

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

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

o.      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



  1. From Crowdsourcing to Kony 2012: Macrowikinomics: New Solutions for a Connected Planet, May 30, 2012, Available: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rK4If-FFjW8





Week 2. (January 14th) Neo Millennial Learners and 21st Century Skills

  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. See also: 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. 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. 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. University of the Future: A thousand year old industry on the cusp of profound change. (2012). Ernst & Young, Australia. Available: http://www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/University_of_the_future/$FILE/University_of_the_future_2012.pdf

Week 2 Tidbits:

a.       Rob Jenkins (2012, October 15). The New 'Traditional Student‘, The Chronicle of Higher Education. Available: http://chronicle.com/article/The-New-Traditional-on/135012/

b.      Chronicle of Higher Education. (August 31, 2012). Digital Tools. Available: http://chronicle.com/article/Almanac-2012-Technology/133769/

c.       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

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.       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/

f.       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/

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

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

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

i.        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

j.        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

k.      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

l.        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/

m.    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

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

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

p.      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.
  2. A Vision of Students Today: http://visionsofstudents.org/ (July 19, 2011); http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/?p=303 (from Michael Wesch, Kansas State University)
  3. A Vision of Today’s Students: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o (Oct 12, 2007).
  4. A Vision of K-12 Students Today. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A-ZVCjfWf8. Uploaded on Nov. 28, 2007.
  5. Rethinking Education  (includes many thought leaders), January 24, 2011 (from Michael Wesch): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Xb5spS8pmE
  6. Pay Attention: http://youtube.com/watch?v=aEFKfXiCbLw
  7. STOP STEALING DREAMS: Seth Godin at TEDxYouth@BFS (October 16, 2012): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXpbONjV1Jc
  8. Why Kids Hate School?: Nikhil Goyal at TEDxYouth@BFS (October 16, 2012): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEvg2zBYWtU
  9. Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids (April 2, 2010):



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

b.      A Timeline of the Silicon Valley: http://www.scaruffi.com/politics/silicon.html





Week 3. (January 21st) The Sudden Explosion of E-Books and E-Book Readers


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


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



Week 3 Tidbits:

a.       Audrey Waters (2012, December 7). Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: The Battle to Open Textbooks. Hack Education. Available: http://www.hackeducation.com/2012/12/07/top-ed-tech-trends-of-2012-the-battle-to-open-textbooks/

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

c.       Thomas F. Gattiker and Scott E. Lowe (2012, October 1). Can E-Textbooks Help Save the Planet? It Depends on You, Chronicle of Higher Education. Available:

d.      John D. Sutter (2012, September 18). How to turn Wikipedia into an e-book. CNN. Available: http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/18/tech/mobile/wikipedia-e-book/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

e.       Angela Chen (2012, August 14). Rice U. Hopes Mix of Grants and ‘Add Ons’ Will Support Free Textbooks, Angela Chen, Chronicle of Higher Education. Available: http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/rice-u-hopes-mix-of-grants-and-add-ons-will-support-free-textbooks/38823?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

f.       Yasmeen Abutaleb (2012, August 14).“Some universities require students to use e-textbooks,” USA Today. Available: http://www.usatoday.com/money/markets/story/2012-08-13/etextbooks/57039872/1

g.       Paul Fain (2012, August 6). Competing With Competency: Competency-based online program at Kentucky's community colleges, Inside Higher Ed. Available: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/08/06/competency-based-online-program-kentuckys-community-colleges#ixzz22mWudUn5

h.      Angela Chen (2012, June 19). Start-Up Hopes to Create Free Digital Versions of Published Books, Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/start-up-hopes-to-create-free-digital-versions-of-published-books/36991?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en

i.        Nicholas Carr (2012, May/June). The Library of Utopia, Technology Review. Available:

j.        MarketWatch (2012, May 23). College Students Boost Digital Adoption, According to CourseSmart Survey. Available: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/college-students-boost-digital-adoption-according-to-coursesmart-survey-2012-05-23

k.      Yahoo! News (2012, May 14). Actor Kirk Douglas working on e-book. Available:

l.        Chico Harlan (2012, March 24). In South Korean classrooms, digital textbook revolution meets some resistance, Washington Post. Available:

m.    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

n.      Sang Yoon Shin (2011, October 10). Smart Education in Korea: South Korea’s Making the Switch to Digital Textbooks, Advanced Technology Korea. Available: http://www.advancedtechnologykorea.com/?p=8000

o.      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/

p.      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

q.      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

r.        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

s.       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

t.        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

u.      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/

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

w.     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).

x.      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

y.      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

z.       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

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/


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 4,643 books in 61 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.  OpenCollegeTextbooks: http://collegeopentextbooks.org/ and http://collegeopentextbooks.ning.com/

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

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

22.  Questia: http://www.questia.com/

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

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

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

26.  Subtext: http://subtext.com/

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

28.  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 4. (January 28th) The Expansion of Blended and Fully Online Learning


  1. Sloan Reports (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. 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)
    2. 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)
    3. 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
    4. Allen, I. E., & Seaman, J. (2011, November). Going the Distance: Online Education in the United States, 2011, The Sloan Consortium. http://sloanconsortium.org/publications/survey/going_distance_2011 or http://www.onlinelearningsurvey.com/reports/goingthedistance.pdf

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

                                                            ii.      eBook optimized for Kindle (.mobi format): Going the Distance - Kindle version

                                                          iii.      eBook optimized for iPad (.epub format): Going the Distance - iPad version

                                                          iv.      eBook optimized for Nook (.epub format): Going the Distance - Nook version


  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. Cindy Xin (2012). A critique of the community of inquiry framework. The Journal of Distance Education, 26(1). Available: http://www.jofde.ca/index.php/jde/article/view/755/1333


4.      Insung Jung (2012, April). Asian learners’ perception of quality in distance education and gender preferences. International Review of Research on Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL), 13(2). Article: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1159/2128 


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


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

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

    1. 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
    2. 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.



Week 4 Tidbits:

a.       Bridget McCrea (2012, December 19). Overcoming Blended Learning Obstacles. THE Journal. Available:

b.      Michael Horn and Heather Staker (2012, December 18). 10 Predictions for Blended Learning in 2013. The Journal. Available: http://thejournal.com/articles/2012/12/18/10-predictions-for-blended-learning-in-2013.aspx

c.       Mary Beth Marklein (2012, November 19). Online-education trend expands
USA Today. Available: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/11/18/more-on-board-with-online-education-trend-of-moocs/1713079/

d.      Hannah Seligson (2012, November 15). University Consortium to Offer Small Online Courses for Credit. New York Times. Available: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/16/education/duke-northwestern-to-offer-semester-online-classes.html?_r=0

e.       Sean Coughlan (2012, October 31). How do you stop online students cheating? BBC News. Available: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19661899

f.       Amanda Ripley (2012, October 18). College is Dead: Long Live College! Time. Available: http://nation.time.com/2012/10/18/college-is-dead-long-live-college/

g.       Staff (2012, October 18). Degrees of Difficulty. Time. Available: http://nation.time.com/2012/10/18/degrees-of-difficulty/

h.      Margaret Gardner (2012, October 16) Online learning will change universities by degrees, The Conversation, Australia. Available: http://theconversation.edu.au/online-learning-will-change-universities-by-degrees-9804

i.        Tom Pitman (2012, October 15). Online education: can we bridge the digital divide?, The Conversation, Australia. Available: http://theconversation.edu.au/online-education-can-we-bridge-the-digital-divide-9725

j.        Alisha Azevedo (2012, September 21). As Online Courses Grow, Sites Offering Unauthorized Academic Help Get More Brazen. Chronicle of Higher Education. Available: http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/as-online-courses-grow-sites-offering-unauthorized-academic-help-get-more-brazen/40028?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en

k.      Angela Chen (2012, September 14). Florida Ponders Opening an Online-Only Public University, Chronicle of Higher Education. Available:

l.        Mary Beth Marklein (2012, September 12). How online courses will revoluntionize college, USA Today. Available: http://www.wtsp.com/news/article/273243/81/How-online-courses-will-revoluntionize-college

m.    Darren Rovell (2012, August 17). NFL gets serious about fan conduct (disruptive fans must take online courses), ESPN.com. Available: http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8278886/nfl-require-ejected-fans-take-online-fan-conduct-course

n.      Angela Chen (2012, August 2). At New Online University, Advertisers Will Underwrite Free Degrees, Chronicle of HE, Wired Campus. Available:

o.      Steve Kolowich (2012, June 21). Conflicted: Faculty and Online Education, 2012, Inside Higher Education. Available: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/survey/conflicted-faculty-and-online-education-2012 

p.      Angela Chen (2012, June 20). Online Degree Program Lets Students Test Out of What They Already Know, Chronicle of Higher Education,

q.      Matthew DeFour (2012, June 19). UW System to offer new 'flexible degree' program, Wisconsin State Journal, June 19, 2012
Read more: http://host.madison.com/news/local/education/university/article_a8b6ba54-ba1c-11e1-85a7-001a4bcf887a.html#ixzz1yLmJNkhh

r.        Angela Chen (2012, June 20). Online Degree Program Lets Students Test Out of What They Already Know, Chronicle of Higher Education. Available: http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/online-degree-program-lets-students-test-out-of-what-they-already-know/37097?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

s.       Nick DeSantis (2012, May 11). Purdue Kicks Off Global Online-Education Project, Chronicle of Higher Education. Available: 

t.        Seattle Times (2012, May 5). Shaq earns doctorate in education at Barry in Fla., Seattle Times. Available: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/sports/2018150149_apbknonealdegree.html

u.      Steve Calechman (2012, May). Learning Revolution: The gurus of online higher education make the case for distance learning and weigh on where it’s headed, Delta Sky Miles Magazine. Available:


Single page view: http://www.pageturnpro.com/MSP-Communications/38639-Distance-LearningCorporate-Training/defaults.html#8

v.      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

w.     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/

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

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

z.       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

aa.   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

bb.  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.       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/ 

cc.   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

dd.  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

ee.   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

ff.    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/

gg.  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/

hh. 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/

ii.     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


Videos and Audios:

  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/
  3. TEDxOrlando - Julie Young - Florida Virtual School 
  4. University of the Future: A thousand year old industry on the cusp of profound change, October 24, 2012, Ernst & Young. Available: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-10-24/universities-operating-on-borrowed-time/4330662

5.      Claudio Sanchez, NPR (2012, August 27, 2012). Online University For All Balances Big Goals, Expensive Realities, NPR. Available: http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2012/08/27/160116814/online-university-for-all-balances-big-goals-expensive-realities
Audio: http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=160116814&m=160135003
 Students work at the University of the People student computer center in Haiti. Students from 129 countries are currently enrolled with the institution


Plagiarism Sites:

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

2.      We Take Your Class: http://www.wetakeyourclass.com/





Week 5. (February 4th) 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://lt.umn.edu/earthducation/expedition1/wp-content/files/2011/01/hybridOnlineEd.pdf


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


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


    1. 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://www.trainingshare.com/pdfs/Rick-Bennett-Global-Learn-Paper.pdf


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



Week 5 Tidbits:

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

b.      Jennifer Funk (2012, November 26 and 28). Extreme Learning and the University Professor, Part 1 and 2, EdCetera blog. Available: http://edcetera.rafter.com/extreme-learning-and-the-university-professor-part-1/. Available: http://edcetera.rafter.com/extreme-learning-and-the-university-professor-part-2/ 

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

d.      Doug Gross (2012, May 22). Apple's new 'spaceship' campus: What will the neighbors say?, CNN. Available: http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/22/tech/innovation/new-apple-campus/

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

f.       Associated Press (2011, October 28). Cameras stream Canadian polar bear migration. Newsday. Available: http://news.yahoo.com/cameras-stream-canadian-polar-bear-migration-200145248.html

g.       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

a.       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.

h.      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

i.        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

j.        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

k.      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

l.        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

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

n.      “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. Chasing Seals (from Aaron Doering): http://chasingseals.com/
  9. Coach Surfing.org: http://www.couchsurfing.org/index.html
  10. Earthducation: http://lt.umn.edu/earthducation0/
  11. Eve Beglarian's River Project: http://evbvd.com/riverblog/about/
  12. Explo.tv: http://www.exploratorium.edu/tv/index.php
  13. Explore.org: http://explore.org/
  14. Exploratorium Ice Stories: http://icestories.exploratorium.edu/dispatches/index.php
  15. Explore Arctic: http://www.explore.org/search/?q=arctic
  16. ExplorersWeb: http://www.explorersweb.com/ (ExplorersWeb.com (community): http://www.explorersweb.com/community/; ExplorersWeb (Mount Everest): http://www.mounteverest.net
  17. The Freshwater Switchyard of the Arctic Ocean: http://psc.apl.washington.edu/switchyard/overview.html
  18. Geothentic Learning: http://lt.umn.edu/geothentic/
  19. GoNorth!: http://www.polarhusky.com/
  20. History for Music Lovers: http://www.youtube.com/user/historyteachers
  21. TEDxHonolulu - History Teachers.m4v: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWZl_ATuo0o
  22. Ice Stories: http://icestories.exploratorium.edu/dispatches/
  23. Impossible to Possible: http://impossible2possible.com/home (Atacama Extreme 2011: http://impossible2possible.com/atacama/home)
  24. Jason Project: http://www.jason.org/public/whatis/start.aspx
  25. Jessica Watson (youngest solo global sailor): http://www.jessicawatson.com.au/
  26. Jon Bowermaster (Notes from Sea Level): http://www.jonbowermaster.com/
  27. Journey North: http://www.learner.org/jnorth/
  28. The Last Ocean Project: http://lastocean-project.org/ and http://www.lastocean.com
  29. Laura Dekker: http://www.lauradekker.nl/English/Home.html
  30. Mark Beaumont: http://www.markbeaumontonline.com/  
  31. Michael Perham: http://www.challengemike.com/welcome.htm
  32. Minoru Saito: http://www.saito8.com/
  33. Mountainworld Productions: http://www.mountainworldproductions.com/
  34. Nautilus Live: http://www.nautiluslive.org/
  35. Ocean.com: http://www.ocean.com/
  36. Omnium Outreach Projects: http://omnium.net.au/oop/ and http://omnium.net.au/
  37. One World Expeditions: http://www.oneworldjourneys.com/
  38. Penguin Science: http://www.penguinscience.com/index.php
  39. Polar Bears International: http://www.polarbearsinternational.org/
  40. Polar Husky: http://www.polarhusky.com/
  41. The Poles.com: http://www.explorersweb.com/polar/
  42. PolyglotPal’s Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/PolyglotPal
  43. Rich Wilson (Sailor in the Spotlight Interview): http://yachtpals.com/rich-wilson-american-4013  
  44. Wayne Hodgins: http://waynehodgins.typepad.com/about.html
  45. 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
  46. Travel Blog: http://www.travelblog.org/
  47. 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



  1. Adventure Learning: Aaron Doering at TEDxUMN, Sept 18, 2012
  2. Bunker Roy: Learning from a barefoot movement (October 17, 2011):





Week 6. (February 11th) Open Educational Resources (OER) and OpenCourseWare (OCW)


  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 September 25, 2012, from http://www.hewlett.org/uploads/files/ReviewoftheOERMovement.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. Nancy L. Maron, K. Kirby Smith, and Matthew Loy (2009, July). Sustaining Digital Resources: An On-the-Ground View of Projects Today. JISC, UK. Available: http://www.esa.org/science_resources/DocumentFiles/SCA_Ithaka_SustainingDigitalResources_Report.pdf


  1. Wen-Hao David Huanga, Meng-Fen Grace Lin, & Wendi Shen (2012, June). Understanding Chinese-speaking open courseware users: A case study on user engagement in an open courseware portal in Taiwan (Opensource Opencourse Prototype System). Open Learning, 27(2), 169-182. Available: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/02680513.2012.678614


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

  1. Veletsianos, G., & Kimmons, R. (2012, October). Assumptions and challenges of open scholarship. International Review of Research on Open and Distance Learning, 13(4), 766-774. Retrieved January 13, 2013, from http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1313/2304


Note Free Book:
Stephen Downes (2011, August). Free Learning:
Essays on open educational resources and copyright: Available: http://www.downes.ca/files/books/FreeLearning.pdf


Week 6 Tidbits:

    1. Paul Fein (2012, December 14). Freelance Professors. Inside Higher Education. Available: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/12/14/two-companies-give-faculty-more-control-online-courses
    2. Alisha Azevedo (2012, November 11). A Dot-Com Entrepreneur's Wild Ambition: Drive Education Costs to Zero, Chronicle of Higher Education. Available: http://chronicle.com/article/A-Dot-Com-Entrepreneurs/135702/
    3. Berlin Fang (2012, October 30). Hallucinatory realism of open education. China Daily. Available: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/opinion/2012-10/30/content_15855578.htm
    4. Anupama Chandrasekaran (2012, October 15). Lacking Teachers and Textbooks, India’s Schools Turn to Khan Academy to Survive. New York Times. Available: http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/15/lacking-teachers-and-textbooks-indias-schools-turn-to-khan-academy-to-survive/
    5. Antonio Regalado (2012, October 3). Does Online Education Need to Be Free to Succeed?, Technology Review. Available. http://www.technologyreview.com/featured-story/429376/the-crisis-in-higher-education/
    6. Angela Chen (2012, Octoebr 1). Open Courses From America Find Eager Audiences in China, Chronicle of Higher Education. Available:
    7. Alisha Azevedo (2012, September 13). Google Releases Open-Source Online-Education Software, Chronicle of Higher Education. Available: http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/google-releases-open-source-online-education-software/39882
    8. Katherine Mangan (2012, April 29). Open Education's Wide World of Possibilities, Chronicle of Higher Education. Available: http://chronicle.com/article/Open-Educations-Wide-World-of/131672/?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en
    9. Chronicle of Higher Education (2012, April 29). Open-Access Courses: How They Compare. Available: http://chronicle.com/article/Open-Access-Courses-How-They/131677/
    10. Jeffrey R. Young (2012, March 26). Blackboard Buys 2 Leading Supporters of Open-Source Competitor Moodle, Chronicle of Higher Education. Available:
    11. 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/
    12. 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/
    13. 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
    14. 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/
    15. 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
    16. 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
    17. 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/  
    18. 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
    19. Anya Kamenetz (2009, September 1). How Web-Savvy Edupunks Are Transforming American Higher Education. Fast Company. http://www.fastcompany.com/node/1325728/print
    20. 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/)
    21. 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
    22. 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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

18.  EveryStockPhoto.com: http://everystockphoto.com/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

28.  Jorum: http://www.jorum.ac.uk/

29.  Learnist: http://learni.st/category/featured#/category/featured

Learnist: Share What You Know: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXFWUGGqpJ4; Introducing Learnist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQDEwbgxSOs

How Learnist Works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILzYzDnxarw


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

38.  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/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

48.  Squidoo: http://www.squidoo.com/

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

50.  Study Stack: http://www.studystack.com/flashcard-136259

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

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

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

54.  Vietnam Fulbright Economics OCW: http://www.fetp.edu.vn/en/opencourseware/

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

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

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

2.      The Floating University: http://www.floatinguniversity.com/

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.      Straighterline: http://www.straighterline.com/

a.       Run by Professors: http://www.straighterline.com/courses-run-by-professors.htm

5.      Udacity: http://www.udacity.com/

6.      Udemy: http://www.udemy.com/

7.      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/

8.      World Education University: http://www.theweu.com/



  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.


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/.


A summary list of Open Educational Resources (OER) from Zaid Ali Alsagoff (ZaidLearn) in Malaysia: http://www.slideshare.net/zaid/the-oer-101-workshop






Week 7 (February 18th). Open Education & Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs)

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


  1. Inge de Waard, Sean Abajian, Michael Sean Gallagher, Rebecca Hogue, Nilgün Keskin, Apostolos Koutropoulos, Osvaldo C. Rodriguez (2011, November). Using mLearning and MOOCs to understand chaos, emergence, and complexity in education, International Review of Research on Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL), 12(7). Article: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1046/2026


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


  1. Mackness, J., Mak, S., & Williams, R. (2010). The ideals and reality of participating in a MOOC. Paper presented at the Seventh International Conference on Networked Learning, Aalborg, Denmark. Available: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fss/organisations/netlc/past/nlc2010/abstracts/PDFs/Mackness.pdf


  1. Nathan Harden (January/February 2013). The End of the University as We Know It. An American Interest. Available: http://the-american-interest.com/article.cfm?piece=1352


  1. Karen Doss Bowman (2012, Summer). Winds of Change: Is Higher Education Experiencing a Shift in Delivery?, Public Purpose Magazine (from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities) Available: http://www.aascu.org/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=5570


  1. Biolectricity: A Quantitative Approach, February 5, 2013, Duke University, North Carolina. Retrieved fromhttp://dukespace.lib.duke.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/10161/6216/Duke_Bioelectricity_MOOC_Fall2012.pdf


Article was also referenced in: Catropa, D. (2013, February 24). Big (MOOC) data. Inside Higher Education. Retrieved from http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/stratedgy/big-mooc-data


  1.  Citation for Edinburgh Study:


MOOC @ Edinburgh 2013 – Report #1 (2013). MOOC @ Edinburgh 2013 – Report #1. University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland. Retrieved from http://www.era.lib.ed.ac.uk/bitstream/1842/6683/1/Edinburgh%20MOOCs%20Report%202013%20%231.pdf


  1. Citation for UPenn Study:


Christensen, G., Steinmetz, A., Alcorn, B., Bennett, A., & Woods, D. (2013, November 6). The MOOC Phenomenon: Who Takes Massive Open Online Courses and Why? University of Pennsylvania. Retrieved fromhttp://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2350964


  1.  Koller, D., Ng, A., Do, C., & Chen, Z. (2013, June 3). Retention and intention in massive open online courses: In depth.EDUCAUSE Review Online. Retrieved from http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/retention-and-intention-massive-open-online-courses-depth-0




Week 7 Super Tidbits:

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


2.      Educause (2011, November). 7 Things you should know about “MOOCs.” Educause Learning Initiative. Available: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7078.pdf


3.      Massive Open Online Courses, The Conversation, Australia


4.      Special Issue of Online Learning: MOOC Madness, October 5, 2012, Chronicle of Higher Education. Available: http://chronicle.com/section/Online-Learning/623/


5.      Harvard working papers: http://harvardx.harvard.edu/harvardx-working-papers


6.      MIT working papers: http://odl.mit.edu/mitx-working-papers/

7.      Harvard and MIT Release Visualization Tools for Trove of MOOC Data, Lawrence Biemiller, February 20, 2014, Chronicle of Higher Education  http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/harvard-and-mit-release-visualization-tools-for-trove-of-mooc-data/50631?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en


8.      HarvardX (visualization tools) http://harvardx.harvard.edu/harvardx-insights


9.      MIT Office of Digital Learning (visualization tools) http://odl.mit.edu/insights/



Week 7 Tidbits:



    1. Nathan  Heller (2013, May 13). Laptop U: Has the Future of College Moved Online, The New Yorker. Retrieved from  http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/05/20/130520fa_fact_heller?currentPage=all
    2. Pappano, L. (2012, November 2). The year of the MOOC. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/04/education/edlife/massive-open-online-courses-are-multiplying-at-a-rapid-pace.html?pagewanted=all
    3. Karen Cator (2012, December 19). Data, Evidence and Digital Learning, Homeroom, U.S. Dept of Education. Available: http://www.ed.gov/blog/2012/12/data-evidence-and-digital-learning/
    4. Scott Carlson and Goldie Blumenstyk (2012, December 17). For Whom Is College Being Reinvented? 'Disruptions' have the buzz but may put higher education out of reach for those students likely to benefit the most. Chronicle of Higher Education. Available: http://chronicle.com/article/The-False-Promise-of-the/136305/
    5. Doug Guthrie (2012, December 17). Jump Off the Coursera Bandwagon.
      Chronicle of Higher Education. Available: http://chronicle.com/article/Jump-Off-the-Coursera/136307/
    6. Dayna Catropa and Margaret Andrews (2012, December 16). MOOCs to MOCCs. Inside Higher Education. Available: http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/stratedgy/moocs-moccs
    7. Chris Parr (2012, December 14). A MOOC for British Open University launches British Mooc platform to rival US providers. Times Higher Education. Available:
    8. James Farrell (2012, December 13). An Insider’s Guide: What It’s Really Like to Study a MOOC. The Conversation. Australia. Available:
    9. http://theconversation.edu.au/an-insiders-guide-what-its-really-like-to-study-a-mooc-10718
    10. Sean Coughlan (2012, December 13). UK universities in online launch to challenge US, BBC News. Available: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-20697392
    11. Jeffrey R. Young (December 12, 2012). New Platform Lets Professors Set Prices for Their Online Courses. Chronicle of Higher Education. Available:
    12. Cathy N. Davidson (2012, December 10). Size Isn't Everything
      For academe's future, think mash-ups not MOOC's. The Chronicle Review (Note: Compares Forbes vs. Wired Mag articles). Available: http://chronicle.com/article/Size-Isnt-Everything/136153/?cid=cr&utm_source=cr&utm_medium=en
    13. Associated Press (2012, December 9). Georgetown University to join Harvard, MIT to offer free mass online courses on edX platform. Washington Post. Available:
    14. Elliott Holt (2012, December 6). One Class, 36,000 Students: Can a MOOC teach poetry? Poetry Foundation. Available: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/article/245074
    15. Jeffrey R. Young (2012, December 4). Providers of Free MOOC's Now Charge Employers for Access to Student Data, Chronicle of Higher Education. Available: http://chronicle.com/article/Providers-of-Free-MOOCs-Now/136117/ 
    16. Audrey Waters (2012, December 3). Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: MOOCs. Hack Education. Available: http://www.hackeducation.com/2012/12/03/top-ed-tech-trends-of-2012-moocs/
    17. W. Joseph King and Michael Nanfito (2012, November 29). To MOOC or Not to MOOC?, Inside Higher Education. Available: http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2012/11/29/essay-challenges-posed-moocs-liberal-arts-colleges
    18. Time, Kayla Webley (2012, November 19). MOOC Brigade: Can Online Courses Keep Students from Cheating? Time. Available: http://nation.time.com/2012/11/19/mooc-brigade-can-online-courses-keep-students-from-cheating/
    19. Justin Pope (2012, November 18). MOOCs Gaining Popularity, But New Frontier For Scaling Up Online Classes Is Course Credit. Huffington Post (College). Available: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/11/18/more-on-board-with-online-education-trend-of-moocs/1713079/
    20. Staff (2012, November 15). Next step for MOOCs: Helping with remedial math, eCampus News. Available: http://www.ecampusnews.com/top-news/next-step-for-moocs-helping-with-remedial-math/
    21. Tamar Lewin (2012, November 13). College credit Eyed for Online Courses. New York Times. Available: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/14/education/moocs-to-be-evaluated-for-possible-college-credit.html?_r=0
    22. Jeffrey R. Young (2012, November 13). American Council on Education May Recommend Some Coursera Offerings for College Credit, Chronicle of Higher Education. Available: http://chronicle.com/article/MOOCs-Take-a-Major-Step/135750/
    23. Laura Pappano (2012, November 2). The Year of the MOOC, New York Times. Available: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/04/education/edlife/massive-open-online-courses-are-multiplying-at-a-rapid-pace.html?pagewanted=all
    24. Steve Kolowich (2012, October 29). MOOCs for Credit. Inside Higher Education. Available: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/10/29/coursera-strikes-mooc-licensing-deal-antioch-university
    25. Sunanda Creagh and Jane Den Hollander (2012, October 22). The MOOCs offer enormous potential: Minister, The Conversation, Australia. Available: http://theconversation.edu.au/moocs-offer-enormous-potential-minister-10268
    26. Alisha Azevedo (2012, October 18). ‘Hackathon’ Events Proliferate for Student Programmers, Chronicle of Higher Education. Available: http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/hackathon-events-proliferate-for-student-programmers/40404
    27. Katherine Mangan (2012, October 18). Minnesota Gives Coursera the Boot, Citing a Decades-Old Law. Chronicle of Higher Education. Available: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/baig/2012/10/23/ipad-mac-first-impressions/1650509/
    28. Ruth Morgan (2012, October 16). Deadset? MOOCs and Australian education in a globalised world, The Conversation, Australia. Available:
    29. Harry McCracken (2012, October 11). MOOC Brigade: Free Online Classes, Speeded Up a Notch, Time. Available:
    30. Mark Gregory (2012, October 11). MOOC and you’re out of a job: uni business models in danger. The Conversation, Australia. Available: http://theconversation.edu.au/mooc-and-youre-out-of-a-job-uni-business-models-in-danger-9738
    31. David Sadler (2012, October 10). How Australian university can play in the MOOCs market, The Conversation, Australia. Available:  http://theconversation.edu.au/how-australian-universities-can-play-in-the-moocs-market-9735
    32. Robert Nelson and Phillip Dawson (2012, October 9). MOOCs and exercise bikes – more in common than you’d think, The Conversation, Australia. Available: http://theconversation.edu.au/moocs-and-exercise-bikes-more-in-common-than-youd-think-9726
    33. Ray Schroeder (2012, October 2). Reading the MOOC Tea Leaves, The Evolllution. Available: http://www.evolllution.com/distance_online_learning/reading-the-mooc-tea-leaves/
    34. Katherine Mangan (2012, October 1). MOOC Mania
      It's raising big questions about the future of higher education, Chronicle of Higher Education. Available: http://chronicle.com/article/Massive-Excitement-About/134678/
    35. Greg Graham (2012, October 1). How the Embrace of MOOC's Could Hurt Middle America, Chronicle of Higher Education. Available: http://chronicle.com/article/A-Pioneer-in-Online-Education/134654/
    36. Ben Gose (2012, October 1). 4 Massive Open Online Courses and How They Work, Chronicle of Higher Education. Available: http://chronicle.com/blogs/techtherapy/2012/10/03/episode-99-what-wearable-computers-could-mean-for-campuses/
    37. Jeffrey R. Young (2012, October 1). From Self-Flying Helicopters to Classrooms of the Future, Chronicle of Higher Education. Available: http://chronicle.com/article/Massive-Excitement-About/134666/
    38. Ann Kirschner (2012, October 1). A Pioneer in Online Education Tries a MOOC, Chronicle of Higher Education. Available: http://chronicle.com/article/A-Pioneer-in-Online-Education/134662/
    39. Kayla Webley (2012, September 26), MOOC Brigade: Who Is Taking Massive Open Online Courses, And Why?, Time.
    40. Charis Palmer (2012, September 20). Melbourne Uni signs on to Coursera with others expected to follow, The Conversation, Australia. Available: http://theconversation.edu.au/melbourne-uni-signs-on-to-coursera-with-others-expected-to-follow-9720
    41. Tamar Lewin (2012, September 19). Education Site Expands Slate of Universities and Courses, New York Times. Available:
    42. Andrew Rice (2012, September 12). Anatomy of a Campus Coup, New York Times (Gamification). Available: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/16/magazine/teresa-sullivan-uva-ouster.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&
    43. Beverly Oliver (2012, September 10). Credentials in the cloud: how will MOOCs deal with plagiarism? The Conversation. Available: http://theconversation.edu.au/credentials-in-the-cloud-how-will-moocs-deal-with-plagiarism-8581
    44. Marc Parry (2012, September 6). edX Offers Proctored Exams for Open Online Course, Chronicle of Higher Education. Available:
    45. Kayla Webley (2012, September 4). MOOC Brigade: Will Massive, Open Online Courses Revolutionize Higher Education, Time. Available:
    46. Jeffrey R. Young (2012, August 24). Coursera Adds Honor-Code Prompt in Response to Reports of Plagiarism, Chronicle of Higher Education. Available:
    47. Steve Kolowich (2012, August 17). Riding the MOOC Wave, Inside Higher Education. Available: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/08/17/world-education-university-looks-ride-mooc-wave-despite-skeptics
    48. Ben Pokross (2012, August 16). Students in Free Online Courses Form Groups to Study and Socialize, Wired Campus, Chronicle of Higher Education. Available:
    49. Jeffrey R. Young (2012, August 16). Dozens of Plagiarism Incidents Are Reported in Coursera's Free Online Courses, Chronicle of Higher Education. Available: http://chronicle.com/article/Dozens-of-Plagiarism-Incidents/133697/
    50. Jeffrey R. Young (2012, August 14). Stanford’s Credential Problem, Chronicle of Higher Education. Available: http://chronicle.com/blogs/brainstorm/stanfords-credential-problem/46851
    51. David Youngberg (2012, August 13). “Why Online Education Won't Replace College—Yet.” Chronicle of Higher Education. Available: http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Online-Education-Wont/133531/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en
    52. Jeffrey R. Young (2012, August 10). Coursera Hits 1 Million Students, With Udacity Close Behind, Chronicle of Higher Ed. Available: http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/coursera-hits-1-million-students-with-udacity-close-behind/38801
    53. Jeffrey R. Young (2012, July 29). An Upstart Free Course Provider Holds a Cookout to Meet Its Students, Chronicle of Higher Education. Available: http://chronicle.com/article/Coursera-Throws-a-Massive/133227/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en; also see:

4 Student Interviews: http://chronicle.com/article/Multimedia-Why-Do-Students/133165/

    1. Marc Bousquet (2012, July 25). Good MOOCs, Bad MOOCs, Chronicle of Higher Education. Available: http://chronicle.com/blogs/brainstorm/good-moocs-bad-moocs/50361?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en
    2. Charlie Osborne (2012, July 24). UC Berkeley latest to join edx program, ZDNet. Available: http://www.zdnet.com/uc-berkeley-latest-to-join-edx-program-7000001460/
    3. Bernard Luskin (2012, July 23). Casting the NET Over Global MOOCs, Psychology Today. Available: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-media-psychology-effect/201207/casting-the-net-over-global-moocs
    4. Steve Kolowich (2012, July 17). Into the Fray, Inside Higher Education. Available:
    5. David Karpf (2012, June 20). UVA Board's Lazy Business Sense, Huffington Post.
    6. Sean Coughlan (2012, June 20). Top US universities put their reputations online, BBC News. Available: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18191589
    7. Jeffrey R. Young (2012, June 19). Gates Foundation Gives $9-Million in Grants to Support ‘Breakthrough’ Education Models, Chronicle of HE.
    8. Jeffrey R. Young (2012, June 19). Gates Foundation Gives $9-Million in Grants to Support ‘Breakthrough’ Education Models, Chronicle of Higher Education.
    9. Valerie Strauss (2012, June 18). The technology mistake: Confusing access to information with becoming educated. Available:
    10. Open Culture (2012, June 18). Udacity to Launch 5 New Courses, from Statistics to Physics. Shooting for Largest Online Class Ever. Available: http://www.openculture.com/2012/06/udacity_to_launch_5_new_classes.html
    11. Paul Fain (2012, June 15) Inside Higher Ed had an interesting article on assessment and credentialing, “Making It Count,”Available: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/06/15/earning-college-credit-moocs-through-prior-learning-assessment
    12. Amrit Ahluwalia (2012, June 13). The Evolllution, Audio/The Potential for MOOCS, The Evolllution. Article: http://www.evolllution.com/distance_learning/audio-the-potential-for-moocs-part-2/

Audio file: http://www.evolllution.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Curtis-Bonk-Jarl-Jonas-Sarah-Bishop-Root-MOOCs-and-credentials.mp3

    1. Jeffrey Young (2012, June 11). Interviewed for the Chronicle of Higher Education, 4 Professors Discuss Teaching Free Online Courses for Thousands of Students, Jeffrey R. Young; Available: http://chronicle.com/article/4-Professors-Discuss-Teaching/132125/

ooo.                                              Jeffrey Young (2012, June 11). Building Different MOOC's for Different Pedagogical Needs,” Curtis J. Bonk, Professor of Education, Indiana University. Available: http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132127/

ppp.                          Amrit Ahluwalia (June 2012). The Evolllution, Audio/MOOCs Making Waves with Nontraditional Students. The Evolllution. Jarl Jonas and Sarah Bishop Root.

Article: http://www.evolllution.com/curriculum_planning/audio-moocs-making-waves-with-non-traditional-students/

Audio file: http://www.evolllution.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Jarl-Jonas-and-Sarah-Bishop-Root-WAV.mp3

qqq.                                              John E. Chubb & Terry M. Mow (2012, May 30). Higher Education's Online Revolution, Wall Street Online. Available: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304019404577416631206583286.html

rrr.   Kaustuv Basu, (2012, May 23). MOOCs and the Professoriate, Inside Higher Ed, http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/05/23/faculty-groups-consider-how-respond-moocs

sss. Carla Casilli (2012, May 21). Badge System Design: what we talk about when we talk about validity. Persona. Available: http://carlacasilli.wordpress.com/2012/05/21/badge-system-design-what-we-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-validity/

ttt.    Kevin Carey (May 20, 2012). Revenge of the Underpaid Professors, Chronicle of Higher Education. Available: http://chronicle.com/article/Revenge-of-the-Underpaid/131919/?sid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en

uuu.                                              Thomas Friedman (2012, May 15). Come the Revolution, NY Times. Available:

vvv.                                              Mark Cuban (2012, May 14). The Coming Meltdown In College Education, Mark Cuban, Seeking Alpha Blog. Available: http://seekingalpha.com/article/585841-the-coming-meltdown-in-college-education 

www.                                          Steve Kolowich (May 10, 2012). MOOCs and Machines. Inside Higher Education. Available: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/05/10/candace-thille-talks-moocs-and-machine-learning

xxx.                                              Steve Kolowich (May 10, 2012). MOOCs and Machines. Inside Higher Education. 19 minute podcast interview with Candace Thille from Carnegie Mellon’s Open Learning Initiative. Available: http://www.insidehighered.com/audio/2012/05/10/moocs-and-machines#

yyy.                                              Joshua Kim (2012, May 7). Playing the Role of MOOC Skeptic: 7 Concerns, Inside Higher Education. Available: http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/playing-role-mooc-skeptic-7-concerns

zzz.                                                Daniel de Vise (2012, May 4). Free Harvard, MIT classes for all? Yes and no., Washington Post. Available: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/college-inc/post/free-harvard-mit-classes-for-all-yes-and-no/2012/05/04/gIQAqhKn0T_blog.html

aaaa.                                            David Brookes (2012, May 3). The Campus Tsunami, New York Times, Available: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/04/opinion/brooks-the-campus-tsunami.html?_r=1&hp

bbbb.                                          Nick DeSantis (2012, May 2). Harvard and MIT Put $60-Million Into New Platform for Free Online Courses. Chronicle of Higher Education. Available: http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/harvard-and-mit-put-60-million-into-new-platform-for-free-online-courses/36284

cccc.                        Amrit Ahluwalia (May 2012). Curt Bonk Interviewed for The Evolllution, Audio/The MOOC Halftime Report. The Evolllution, May 2012. Available: http://www.evolllution.com/distance_learning/audio-the-mooc-halftime-report/

Audio file: http://www.evolllution.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/MP3-Interview-with-Curtis-Bonk-and-TAs-at-half-time.mp3

dddd.                      Amrit Ahluwalia (May 2012). The Evolllution.. Audio/Massive Open Online Courses: Taking Learning to a New Level. Interview The Evolllution. Available: http://www.evolllution.com/community_matters/audio-massive-open-online-courses-taking-distance-learning-to-a-new-level/

Audio file: http://www.evolllution.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/MP3-2012-04-30-Curtis-Bonk-Interview-+18123351746.mp3

eeee.                                            Marianne Dombroski (2012, May). Diary Of A Lifelong Learner Enrolling In Her First Massive Open Online Course, The Evolllution. Available: http://www.evolllution.com/distance_learning/diary-of-a-lifelong-learner-enrolling-in-her-first-massive-online-open-course/

ffff.                                              Marc Parry (2012, April 29). 'Supersizing' the College Classroom: How One Instructor Teaches 2,670 Students, Chronicle of Higher Education. Available: http://chronicle.com/article/How-One-Instructor-Teaches/131656/ and

    1. John Markoff  (2012, April 18). Online Education Venture Lures Cash Infusion and Deals With 5 Top Universities, NY Times. Available: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/18/technology/coursera-plans-to-announce-university-partners-for-online-classes.html?_r=2
    2. Susan Gee (2012, January 23). Sebastian Thrun Resigns from Stanford to Launch Udacity. Available: http://www.i-programmer.info/news/150-training-a-education/3658-sebastian-thrun-resigns-from-stanford-to-launch-udacity.html
    3. Bill Keller (October 2, 2011). The University of Wherever, NY Times,
    4. 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/


MOOC-Related Videos and Audios:

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

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

3.      Press Conference: MIT and Harvard announce edx, May 3, 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pYwGpKMXuA

                                                              i.      Michael Gorman, MIT and Harvard announce edX web education platform, make online learning cheap and easy, Engaget video, May 2, 2012: http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/02/mit-and-harvard-announce-edx-web-education-platform-make-online/

                                                            ii.      All Tech Considered, MPR, 4 minutes. Available: http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2012/05/02/151876426/explosion-in-free-online-classes-may-change-course-of-higher-education

4.      Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education, June 2012, Posted August 2,

2012; TED: http://www.ted.com/talks/daphne_koller_what_we_re_learning_from_online_education.html YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6FvJ6jMGHU

                                                              i.      Coursera Courses: 3:30-7:52 minute mark: http://www.tubechop.com/watch/465282

                                                            ii.      Study Group Community: 12:04-16:00 minute mark: http://www.tubechop.com/watch/465285

5.      MOOC Introduction Video, by Dr. Curt Bonk, Indiana University, Instructional Ideas and Technology Tools for Online Success (sponsored by Blackboard/CourseSites), April 27, 2012, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBNe8CUePTQ&feature=youtu.be

6.      MOOC Introduction, Chuck Severance, University of Michigan, Internet Technology and History, April 18, 2012, Available: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob9cgyZ7e2U

                                                              i.      Coursera course on Internet History, Technology, and Security, Chuck Severance; https://www.coursera.org/#course/insidetheinternet

7.      MOOC Introduction, Paul Kim, Stanford University, Designing a New Learning Environment _ Paul Kim, August 6, 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxfsO1BZtKo#!

8.      Sign Up for Google’s Power Searching Online Course to Boost Your Google-Fu, July 2, 2012. Available:

9.      NPR Staff (2012, October 6). Online Education Grows Up, And For Now, It's Free. NPR. Available:
and http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=162053927&m=162053877 

10.  Curt Bonk (2012, October 22). Open Learning, with host Elliott Masie, Learning 2012, Orlando, FL. Available: http://learningtalks.com/learning2012/curtis-bonk-open-learning/

11.  October 18, 2012. Can Online Mega Courses Change Education? Join TIME’s Google Hangout to Discuss, Time. Available: http://nation.time.com/2012/10/18/time-google-hangout-education/

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


MOOC Lecture Notes:

1.      Curt Bonk, PDF of MOOC Slides for Madison Distance Teaching and Learning Conference (2012, August): http://www.trainingshare.com/pdfs/MOOC_News.pdf

2.      Ray Schroeder’s Notes and Info: MOOC Info for Madison Distance Teaching and Learning Conference (2012, August): https://sites.google.com/site/moocmaking/ 


Inexpensive Online Learning and MOOC Related Organizations and Institutions:

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

11.  edX: https://www.edx.org/

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

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

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

15.  Udacity: http://www.udacity.com/

16.  Udemy: http://www.udemy.com/

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





Week 8. (February 25th) 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. Lisa Gualtieri, PhD, ScM_, Gillian Javetski, MPH, and Helen Corless, MPH (2012). The integration of social media into courses: A literature review and case study from experiences at Tufts University School of Medicine. Future Learning, 1, 79-102. Available: http://www.futurelearning.info/images/stories/pdf/proef/FULE8.pdf


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


  1. Henry Jenkins, Katie Clinton, Ravi Purushotma, Alice J. Robison, & Margaret Weigel. (2008). Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century Chicago: The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://digitallearning.macfound.org/atf/cf/%7B7E45C7E0-A3E0-4B89-AC9C-E807E1B0AE4E%7D/JENKINS_WHITE_PAPER.PDF


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


Free book on Connectivism:

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



Week 8 Tidbits:

a.       Aaron Smith, Laurie Segall and Stacy Cowley (2012, October 4). Facebook reaches one billion users, CNN Money. Available: http://money.cnn.com/2012/10/04/technology/facebook-billion-users/index.html?hpt=hp_bn5

b.      Jay Cross (2012, September 19). What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks, The Evolllution. Available: http://www.evolllution.com/distance_online_learning/what-universities-must-learn-about-social-networks/

c.       Byron Acohido (2012, August 13). Social-media tools can boost productivity, USA Today. Available:

d.      Prof. Hacker (2012, April 2). Using Piazza to Encourage Interaction, Chronicle of Higher Educaiton. Available: http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/using-piazza-to-encourage-interaction/39317

e.       IU Homepages (2012, April 6). Study: life or death of a tweet depends more on network, competition than message or user influence. Available: http://homepages.indiana.edu/web/page/normal/21828.html

f.       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

g.       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

h.      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

i.        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

1.      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

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

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

j.        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

k.      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

l.        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

m.    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/

n.      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

o.      Connectivism: About from George Siemens, Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.connectivism.ca/about.html


Sample Web 2.0 tools and companies:

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

2.      Comment Press (i.e., comments in WordPress)

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)

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

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

8.      Piazza: https://piazza.com/

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)


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


Resources and Videos:

  1. Networked Student. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwM4ieFOotA. Uploaded on Nov. 26, 2008.
  2. CI 484 Learning Technologies (University of Illinois): Behaviorism, Cognitivism, Constructivism, Connectivism (2011): http://ci484-learning-technologies.wikispaces.com/Behaviorism,+Cognitivism,+Constructivism+%26+Connectivism
  3. Google CEO: Tech Doesn't Rot Your Brain. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsxKhWhK3Qw. Uploaded on Feb. 4, 2010.
  4. Cognitive Surplus - Clay Shirky. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-nMU7MaN1c. Uploaded on July 8, 2010.
  5. George Siemens, The Changing Nature of Knowledge (4 short videos):

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

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

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

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




Week 9. (March 4th) Wikis, Wikipedia, Wikibooks, and Collaborative Writing

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


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


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


  1. Sajjapanroj, S., Bonk, C. J., Lee, M, & Lin M.-F. (2008, Spring). A window on Wikibookians: Surveying their statuses, successes, satisfactions, and sociocultural experiences. Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 7(1), 36-58. Available: http://ncolr.org/issues/jiol/v7/n1/a-window-on-wikibookians-surveying-their-statuses-successes-satisfactions-and-sociocultural-experiences  and http://www.ncolr.org/jiol/issues/pdf/7.1.3.pdf


    1.         Lin, M.-F., Sajjapanroj, S., & Bonk, C. J. (2011, October-December). Wikibooks and Wikibookians: Loosely-coupled community or the future of the textbook industry? IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 4(4). 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://ncolr.org/issues/jiol/v6/n3/new-levels-of-student-participatory-learning-a-wikitext-for-the-introductory-course-in-education and http://www.ncolr.org/jiol/issues/pdf/6.3.5.pdf

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


Note: My students can also find the following article in Oncourse.

Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw, (2012),"A comparison of a multimedia Wiki-based class text and a traditional textbook: Does type of text impact learning?" Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, 4(1), pp. 58-71.


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. Wikis in Plain English. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY. Uploaded on May 29, 2007.





Week 10. (March 18th) 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.      Judy Dunlap (2011, October 18). Situational Qualities Exhibited by Exceptional Presenters. EDUCAUSE Research Bulletin. Available: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ERB1115.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.      Craig Howard and Rodney Myers (2011). Creating-annotated discussions: An asynchronous alternative, International Journal of Designs for Learning, 1(1). Available:


  1. 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.publicationshare.com/SFX7EED.pdf


Week 10 Tidbits:

a.       Alisha Azevedo (2012, November 29). Khan Academy Founder Proposes a New Type of College. Chronicle of Higher Education. Available:  http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/khan-academy-founder-proposes-a-new-type-of-college/41160

b.      Audrey Waters (2012, November 28). Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: The Flipped Classroom. Hack Education. Available: http://www.hackeducation.com/2012/11/28/top-ed-tech-trends-of-2012-flipped-classroom/

c.       Paul Wappett, (2012, October 12). Radical rethink: how to design university courses in the online age, The Conversation, Australia. Available: http://theconversation.edu.au/radical-rethink-how-to-design-university-courses-in-the-online-age-9737

d.      Heather Kelly (2012, August 31). YouTube's Moodwall matches videos to feelings, August 31, 2012, CNN Tech. Available: http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/31/tech/web/youtube-moodwall/index.html

e.       Scoop It!; Online Video in Education. Stephen Bright, eLearning Designer, Waikato Centre for eLearning. Available: http://www.scoop.it/t/online-video-in-education

f.       Jon Swartz (2012, June 6). Social-video app for Facebook launches. USA Today. Available:  http://www.usatoday.com/MONEY/usaedition/2012-06-06-AirTime-Debut_ST_U.htm

g.       Sky News (2012, June 6). Sean Parker Unveils Facebook Video Chat Site. Available:

h.      Marco R. della Cava (2012, May 30). Sal Khan commands a worldwide classroom,
USA Today. Available: http://www.usatoday.com/LIFE/usaedition/2012-05-30-Khan-cover-_CV_U.htm  

i.        Nick DeSantis, April 25, 2012). New TED-Ed Site Turns YouTube Videos Into ‘Flipped’ Lessons, Chronicle of Higher Education. Available:

j.        Ian Quillen (2012, March 13). TED-Ed Creates Educational YouTube Video Library
Education Week. Available: http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2012/03/ted-ed_takes_page_from_one_of.html

k.      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

l.        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

m.    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/

n.      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

o.      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.

p.      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

q.      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

r.        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/

p.      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  



  1. GETideas Channel (from Cisco—interviews with education thought leaders), July 22, 2011
  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
    2. History for Music Lovers: Mansa Musa ("I'll Tumble 4 Ya" by Culture Club)
    3. History for Music Lovers: Renaissance Man
    4. History for Music Lovers: The Trojan War
  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
  16. TED-Ed Lessons Worth Sharing: http://education.ted.com/; TED-Ed in YouTube:


  1. MIT+K-12: Making Video to Make a Difference: http://k12videos.mit.edu/
  2. Brian J. Ford (2012, July 9). Spontaneous Human Combustion. Evening with Brian. http://myvideo.playinmel.net/video/C1urkOiOI7E/Spontaneous-Human-Combustion---Chicago,-2012.html and BBC Interview (2012, August 18): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xmtDUmErzY (associated article, Brian J. Ford (2012, August 18). The Big Burn Theory. New Scientist. Available: http://www.brianjford.com/a-1208-NSci-SHC.pdf
  3. McRobbie welcomes students, faculty, and staff to the start of the 2012-2012 academic year (2012, August 20). Available: http://www.indiana.edu/~pres/multimedia/videos/20120820-01.shtml


***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.)


Video Tools:

Grockit Answers: https://grockit.com/answers/

TED-Ed: http://education.ted.com/

TubeChop: http://www.tubechop.com/

Vialogues: https://vialogues.com/





Week 11. (March 25th) Interactive and Collaborative Learning

  1. Merryfield, M. M. (2003). Like a veil: Cross-cultural experiential learning online. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education. [Online serial], 3(2). Retrieved July 17, 2007, from http://www.citejournal.org/vol3/iss2/socialstudies/article1.cfm


a.       Note: also in Oncourse: Merry Merryfield, Joe Tin-Yau Lo, Sum Cho Po, & Masataka Kasai  (2008). Worldmindedness: Taking Off the Blinders. Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 2(1). (see also her homepage: http://people.ehe.osu.edu/mmerryfield/papers-and-publications/)


  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


Note: also in Oncourse:

    1. Lee, M. (2007) “Making it relevant”: A rural teacher’s integration of an international studies program. Intercultural Education. 18(2). 147-159.
    2. Lee, M. M. (2010) “We are so over pharaohs and pyramids!” Re-presenting the othered lives. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 23(6), pp. 737-754. Also available for some at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/09518390903362359 (preview: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09518390903362359#preview)


For more related to online videoconferencing, see:

1.      Soliya: http://www.soliya.net/

                                                              i.      Georgetown Learning Initiatives, Soliya Connect:

                                                            ii.      Connect from Soliya: http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=38328511


  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: Abstract :

http://www.ncolr.org/issues/jiol/v6/n3/synchronous-learning-experiences-distance-and-residential-learners-perspectives-in-a-blended-graduate-course; Full PDF: http://www.ncolr.org/jiol/issues/pdf/6.3.6.pdf


  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


5.      Elliott Masie (2012, March/April). Connecting Two Worlds: Collaboration between Higher Education and Corporate Learning. EDUCAUSE Review, 47(2). Available: http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Review/EDUCAUSEReviewMagazineVolume47/ConnectingTwoWorldsCollaborati/247689


  1. New Spaces for Collaboration and Active Learning (The University of Minnesota):
    1. Brooks, D. C. (2012). “Space and consequences: The impact of different formal learning spaces on instructor and student behavior,” (Forthcoming in the Journal of Learning Spaces).
    2. Walker, J. D., Brooks, D. C., & Baepler, P. (2011). Pedagogy and space: Empirical research on new learning environments. EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 34(4), no pagination. Online at http://z.umn.edu/eq1.
    3. Whiteside, A. W., Brooks, D. C. & Walker, J. D. (2010). Making the case for space: Three years of empirical research on formal and informal learning environments. EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 33(3). Available: http://z.umn.edu/22m.
    4. Brooks, D. C. (2010). Space matters: The impact of formal learning environments on student learning. British Journal of Educational Technology. Available: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/123501446/abstract.


1.      Video: Student-Centered Active Learning Environment with Upside-down Pedagogies (2009): http://scaleup.ncsu.edu/MinnVideo/MinnVideo.html or http://www.classroom.umn.edu/projects/alc.html

2.      Reports: Learning Environments Research at the University of Minnesota: http://www.oit.umn.edu/research-evaluation/selected-research/learning-environments/ or http://z.umn.edu/lsr


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.       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

g.       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/

h.      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:

                                                              i.      Soliya: http://www.soliya.net/

                                                            ii.      Georgetown Learning Initiatives, Soliya Connect:

                                                          iii.      Connect from Soliya: http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=38328511

i.        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


Week 11 Tidbits Part 2: Classroom Space Articles:

1.      It's all about the space at Stanford's design school, Stanford University, Robin Wander, January 11, 2012, http://news.stanford.edu/news/2012/january/design-school-space-011812.html

2.      Baker College of Muskegon aiming to make classrooms more interactive, Michigan mLive (December 23, 2011); http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2011/12/baker_college_of_muskegon_aimi.html  

3.      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, Printable: http://campustechnology.com/Articles/2011/06/01/Next-Gen-Classrooms-Aces-of-Space.aspx?Page=5&p=1

4.      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

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

6.      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

7.      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; printable: http://campustechnology.com/Articles/2010/06/01/7-Tips-for-Building-Collaborative-Learning-Spaces.aspx?p=1  


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.      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

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


Collaborative Projects:

2.      ePals: http://www.epals.com/

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

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

5.      iEARN: http://www.iearn.org/

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

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

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

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

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

11.  Soliya: http://www.soliya.net/

                                                              i.      Georgetown Learning Initiatives, Soliya Connect:

                                                            ii.      Connect from Soliya: http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=38328511

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

13.  Tutor/Mentor Institute (Daniel Bassell): http://www.tutormentorexchange.net/

                                                              i.      Articles in Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/daniel-f-bassill-7291

                                                            ii.      Blog: http://tutormentor.blogspot.com/

14.  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.  LucidMeetings: http://lucidmeetings.net/

15.  Ning: http://www.ning.com/

16.  OpenStudy: http://openstudy.com/

17.  PBworks: http://pbworks.com/

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

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

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

21.  Skype: http://www.skype.com/

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

23.  TwitterGroups: http://twittgroups.com/index.php

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

25.  Twiddla: http://www.twiddla.com/

26.  Twitter: http://twitter.com/

27.  Ustream: http://www.ustream.tv/

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

29.  WebEx: http://www.webex.com/

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

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

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

33.  Writeboard: http://writeboard.com/

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

35.  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.      Active Learning Classrooms from the University of Minnesota, Student-Centered Active Learning Environment with Upside-down Pedagogies (2009): http://www.classroom.umn.edu/projects/alc.html (scroll down)

2.      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

3.      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

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

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

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

9.      Yonsei Library, Seoul, Korea: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLbVIZZ5OoI

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

                                                                          i.      Collaborative Spaces—Design Story from Steelcase (5:53; March 10, 2009), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU-jrv3UXi0&feature=related

                                                                        ii.      Node classroom chair and Tribeca, Steelcase, 3:01 (June 14, 2010): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vv0saijwYc8

                                                                      iii.      Node Animation Classroom, Steelcase (1:06, September 13, 2010): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KG27XiJgTvw&feature=related

                                                                      iv.      Stanford d.school—case study, Steelcase (3:33; December 6, 2010): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSjezj7_6mc&feature=related

11.  IZZY 3-2-1 spaces (interactive): http://izzyplus.com/3-2-1-spaces/learn.aspx

                                                                          i.      IZZY: NeoCon 2011 Showroom Fly Through (3:06; June 27, 2011): http://vimeo.com/25670050

                                                                        ii.      Izzy Plus and Baker College 21st Century Learning, April 26, 2012 (4:12); http://vimeo.com/39202414




Week 12. (April 1st) 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://website.education.wisc.edu/kdsquire/manuscripts/squire-open-ended-games-macarthur-salen.pdf (other chapters from this book: http://mitpress.mit.edu/sites/default/files/titles/free_download/9780262693646_The_Ecology_of_Games.pdf)


    1. (Note: additional article by Kurt Squire on alternative reality games from Teachers College Record in 2010 is in Oncourse, “From Information to Experience: Place-Based Augmented Reality Games as a Model for Learning in a Globally Networked Society.” Teachers College Record, 112(10), 2565-2602.)


  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 Collab