Description: Motivating students and creating community within blended and online learning environments is crucial to academic achievement and success. This open course will provide both theoretical concepts and practical tools for instructors to improve motivation, retention, and engagement within blended and online courses.

Course Objectives
  • Identify and apply relevant motivational strategies and instructional techniques
  • Construct thinking skill options for different types of learners and subjects
  • Design and share innovative thinking skill activities as well as unique cooperative learning
  • Map and apply instructional models and ideas to online learning tools
Course Duration April 30th- June 4th ( A total of 5 weeks)

Announcing a Free, Open Course With Dr. Curtis Bonk

Course Title: Instructional Ideas and Technology Tools for Online Success
  • This open course will be offered using CourseSites, a free and open online learning platform.
  • The learning environment will offer learners the flexibility to choose their own learning outcomes and time commitments based on individual needs. Several learning paths will be available for completion for learners seeking to earn a badge.
  • In addition to online learning materials and emphasis on social learning, there will be one virtual hour long session with Dr. Bonk and time for Q&A afterwards per week. The session will also be offered as a recording for those unable to attend.
About Dr.Curtis Bonk:
Curt Bonk is Professor of Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University and President of CourseShare. 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 coauthored several widely used technology books, including The World is Open, Empowering Online Learning, The Handbook of Blended Learning, and Electronic Collaborators.

 Enrollment is Now Open