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The World Is Open: How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education [NOOK Book]

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Whether you are a scientist on a ship in Antarctic waters or a young girl in a Philippine village, you can learn whenever and whatever you want from whomever you are interested in learning it from.

As technologies have become more available, even in the most remote reaches of the world, and as more people contribute a wealth of online resources, the education world has become open to anyone anywhere. In The World Is Open, education technology guru Curtis Bonk explores ten key ...

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Overview

Whether you are a scientist on a ship in Antarctic waters or a young girl in a Philippine village, you can learn whenever and whatever you want from whomever you are interested in learning it from.

As technologies have become more available, even in the most remote reaches of the world, and as more people contribute a wealth of online resources, the education world has become open to anyone anywhere. In The World Is Open, education technology guru Curtis Bonk explores ten key trends that together make up the "WE-ALL-LEARN" framework for understanding the potential of technology's impact on learning in the 21st century:

  • Web Searching in the World of e-Books
  • E-Learning and Blended Learning

  • Availability of Open Source and Free Software

  • Leveraged Resources and OpenCourseWare

  • Learning Object Repositories and Portals

  • Learner Participation in Open Information Communities

  • Electronic Collaboration

  • Alternate Reality Learning

  • Real-Time Mobility and Portability

  • Networks of Personalized Learning

In addition, this important resource contains compelling interviews that capture the diverse global nature of the open educational world from those who are creating new learning technologies as well as those who are using them to learn and teach in new ways. Using the dynamic "WE-ALL-LEARN" model, learners, educators, executives, administrators, instructors, and parents can tap into the power of Web technology and unleash a world of information.

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"A hefty tome that nevertheless provides valuable, wide-ranging examples of the changes taking place in education worldwide." (School Library Journal, February 2010)

"Technology is changing higher education in more ways than can be counted. Distance education has become common. Curtis J. Bonk, a professor of instructional systems technology at Indiana University, surveys this landscape in The World Is Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education (Jossey-Bass)." (Inside Higher Ed, August 25, 2009)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470526736
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/6/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 767,691
  • File size: 602 KB

Meet the Author

Curtis J. Bonk, Ph.D., is professor of Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University. 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. A well-known authority on emerging technologies for learning, Bonk reflects on his speaking experiences around the world in his popular blog, TravelinEdMan. He has written many articles and coauthored several widely used books, including Empowering Online Learning, The Handbook of Blended Learning, and Electronic Collaborators. He is also founder and president of SurveyShare and president of CourseShare.

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Table of Contents

Prequel: Sharing . . . the Journey.

Introduction to the Open Learning World.

1 We All Learn.

2 To Search and to Scan.

Opener #1: Web Searching in the World of E-Books.

3 E-Demand Around the Globe.

Opener #2: E-Learning and Blended Learning.

4 It's a Free Software World After All.

Opener #3: Availability of Open Source and Free Software.

5 MIT in Every Home.

Opener #4: Leveraged Resources and OpenCourseWare.

6 Portals for the People.

Opener #5: Learning Object Repositories and Portals.

7 Making a Contribution.

Opener #6: Learner Participation in Open Information Communities.

8 Collaborate or Die!

Opener #7: Electronic Collaboration and Interaction.

9 Who Are You?

Opener #8: Alternative Reality Learning.

10 U-Learning?

Opener #9: Real-Time Mobility and Portability.

11 Learning at Your Service.

Opener #10: Networks of Personalized Learning.

12 The Treasures and Traps of This Open Learning World.

Acknowledgments.

Postscript: An Open Letter to the Learners of This Planet.

The Author.

Endnotes.

Index.

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  • Posted September 24, 2009

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    Bridget's Review

    Have you noticed that the world is being taken over by technology? It seems like every month there is a new and amazing gadget that can do something that we would have said was impossible a few hundred years ago? Do you ever feel like you've been left behind and the rest of the world doesn't seem to have a problem keeping up with the latest and greatest electronics available? Everyone learns in differently. Some will catch on really quick while others are stuck and don't know where to turn.

    If you feel this way or know someone who does, I think you should read this book. It is the perfect companion for learning about the things that may terrify you. I already know a few people who would love to get this for Christmas!
    Book Information:
    The World is Open by Curtis J. Bonk
    Wiley, John & Sons, Inc.
    July 2009
    480 pages

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    Posted February 19, 2012

    Pass on this one....

    Very wordy, hard to read. So busy giving examples that you mostly miss the point trying to be made.

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