"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) --This text refers to the Unknown Binding edition.
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:
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
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. --This text refers to the Unknown Binding edition.
This book is simply written; easy to read; easily understood; very informational and educational in presenting and detailing the latest technologies. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Sera Blake
Great book. I had to read it for class and I enjoyed it. It really opens your eyes to how our world has changed and the great opportunities that exist for everyone to be a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ashley L Richardson
Wish I had read this book a few years ago when I was managing my first open access database. TimelyPublished 7 months ago by Michelle Harper
When looking back at this book, it gave me ideas about technology and education from all grade levels K-college. Read morePublished 9 months ago by BBehrle3
This book is old-- written in 2008. What a different world we live in now! 2013. You may warn to read Friedman's "The World is Flat" since he draws so heavily on it.Published 10 months ago by C. Karns
This is required reading for an online class. It's not a bad book overall, with some good ideas, but the reality of getting some of those things accomplished, is another story.Published 10 months ago by James Russell
This book arrived and looked like new!
Good book for understanding how education is changing and opportunities for learning using the web.
While the world is open, it is not necessarily accessible to everyone. This book points out some of the more interesting aspects of the new, connected world.Published 14 months ago by Daniel Hoffman
Bonk is very positive about technology in education, which comes off as a little too drunk-the-koolaid sometimes; everybody he talks about is an amazing figure, newsflash-the world... Read morePublished 14 months ago by gorillagorillagorilla