Celebrate Teaching Week
Celebrate Teaching Week
February 8-12, 2016
Dick Smith Library Training Center
Tarleton State University is proud to announce that Dr. Curt Bonk will be visiting Tarleton on 2/10/16 & 2/11/16. Dr. Bonk is an internationally renowned speaker and #73 on Education Week’s 2015 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings. On Wednesday, 2/10/16 he will be giving a talk to Deans and Department Heads on the “big picture” of elearning in higher education today. On Thursday, 2/11/16, Dr. Bonk will be giving two workshops to Tarleton faculty. The first will run from 10-11:30am in the Fine Arts Theater and the topic will be “Disruptive Innovation and Faculty Preparedness.” The second workshop will run from 2:30-4pm in the Fine Arts Theater and the topic will be “Blended Learning A to Z: Myths, Models, and Moments.”
Curt Bonk is a former corporate controller and CPA who, after becoming sufficiently bored with such work, received his master’s and PhD degrees in educational psychology from the University of Wisconsin. He is now professor at Indiana University teaching educational psychology and instructional technology courses and adjunct in the School of Informatics. Curt is also a founding member of the Center for Research on Learning and Technology (CRLT) at IU which opened in the late 1990s. In 2003, Curt founded SurveyShare, which he sold in 2010 and has been President of CourseShare since 1999. Drawing on his background as a corporate controller, CPA, educational psychologist, and instructional technologist, Bonk offers unique insights into the intersection of business, education, psychology, and technology. Bonk has been a Senior Research Fellow with both the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Lab within the Department of Defense as well as the Army Research Institute. He has received the CyberStar Award from the Indiana Information Technology Association, the Most Outstanding Achievement Award from the US Distance Learning Association, and the Most Innovative Teaching in a Distance Education Program Award from the State of Indiana. From 2012 to 2015, Bonk has been annually named by Education Next and listed in Education Week among the top contributors to the public debate about education from more than 20,000 university-based academics. In August 2014, he was named the recipient of the Mildred B. and Charles A. Wedemeyer Award for Outstanding Practitioner in Distance Education at the 30th annual Wisconsin Distance Teaching and Learning Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, while a few months later, he received an award for Outstanding Contribution to Education from the Global Learn Tech Conference in Mumbai, India. A well-known authority on emerging technologies for learning, Bonk reflects on his speaking experiences around the world in his popular blog, TravelinEdMan. Curt has given nearly 1,500 talks around the globe related to online teaching and learning. In addition, he has over 300 publications, including those in journals such as, Educational Technology and Society, International Journal of Self-Directed Learning, eLearn Magazine, The Internet and Higher Education, Journal of Interactive Online Learning, Distance Education, Instructional Science, and Computers in Human Behavior. Bonk is author or editor of ten books including The Handbook of Blended Learning: Global Perspectives, Local Designs (Wiley, 2006), Empowering Online Learning: 100+ Activities for Reading, Reflecting, Displaying, and Doing (2008), The World Is Open: How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education (Jossey-Bass, 2009), and Adding Some TEC-VARIETY: 100+ Activities for Motivating and Retaining Learners Online (OpenWorldBooks, 2014; free in English and Chinese at http://tec-variety.com/). Most recently, he was co-editor with Mimi Lee (the University of Houston), Tom Reeves (The University of Georgia), and Tom Reynolds (National University) of MOOCs and Open Education Around the World (Routledge, 2015). This book will soon be translated to Chinese, his third such book in that language.