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Upcoming Seminar – The Flat World has Swung Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education

Posted by on July 13th, 2010 · Announcements, Events, Technology Enabled Learning & Teaching

The Flat World has Swung Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education
Prof Curtis Bonk, University of Indiana
16 July, 10.00am – 11.30am, Learning & Teaching Workshop (Room 416), Level 4 Mathews Building, Kensington Campus

Building on Thomas Friedman’s book, The World is Flat, Curt Bonk’s new book “The World is Open” offers an intriguing look at ten technology trends which he called educational openers. In this presentation he shows how his “WE-ALL-LEARN” model helps make sense of the role of various technologies in open education, including open courseware, open source software, open access journals, open educational resources, and open information communities. As part of this, he will discuss e-books, podcasts, streamed videos, online learning portals, social networking tools like Facebook and Ning, YouTube videos, wikis, and virtual worlds.  Bonk also addresses important questions about the quality of such contents, and how those without Internet access still benefit immensely from these open learning tools and resources. The economic world of Friedman may be flatter, but the educational world is definitely more open than is was a decade or even a few years ago. Open up and enjoy it! See

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Questions?  Please contact Erin Withers:, ext 58636

2 Comments so far ↓

  • erinwithers

    Due to the majority of the Creative Development team being out of the office we are not able to video this session I’m afraid.

  • robynjay

    Will the session be recorded team?

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