World Is Open How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education

ISBN-10: 0470461306
ISBN-13: 9780470461303
Edition: 2009
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Description: Discover the dramatic changes that are affecting all learnersWeb-based technology has opened up education around the world to the point where anyone can learn anything from anyone else at any time. To help educators understand what's possible, Curt  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/27/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Discover the dramatic changes that are affecting all learnersWeb-based technology has opened up education around the world to the point where anyone can learn anything from anyone else at any time. To help educators understand what's possible, Curt Bonk employs his groundbreaking ldquo;WE-ALL-LEARNrdquo; model to outline ten key technology and learning trends, demonstrating how technology has transformed educational opportunities for learners of every age in every corner of the globe. The book and its free companion Web site are filled with the stories about ordinary learners as well as technology and education leaders that reveal the power of this new way of learning.Curtis J. Bonk, PhD (Bloomington, IN), is Professor of Instructional Systems Technology at the School of Education at Indiana University. A highly popular speaker on technology in education, he is the coauthor of the Handbook of Blended Learning (978-0-7879-7758-6) and Empowering Online Learning (978-0-7879-8804-9).

Introduction to the Open Learning World
WE-ALL-LEARN
To Search and to Scan
Opener #1: Web Searching in the World of E-Books
E-Demand Around the Globe
Opener #2: E-Learning and Blended Learning
It's a Free Software World After All
Opener #3: Availability of Open Source and Free Software
MIT in Every Home
Opener #4: Leveraged Resources and OpenCourseWare
Portals for the People
Opener #5: Learning Object Repositories and Portals
Making a Contribution
Opener #6: Learner Participation in Open Information Communities
Collaborate or Die!
Opener #7: Electronic Collaboration and Interaction
Who Are You?
Opener #8: Alternative Reality Learning
U-Learning?
Opener #9: Real-Time Mobility and Portability
Learning at Your Service
Opener #10: Networks of Personalized Learning
The Treasures and Traps of This Open Learning World
Acknowledgments
The Author
Notes
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

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