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Monday, June 29, 2009
I am just back from Ed Media in Hawaii. It was great to see people like Dr. Grace Lin at the University of Hawaii who helped me with my World is Open book. Also good to see George Siemens from the University of Manitoba, Stephen Downes from the Canadian Research Council, Tom Reeves from the Univ of Georgia, Tom Reynolds from National University, Emily Hixon (my former student) from Purdue University at Calumet, Xiaojing Liu (another former student), Gary Marks (director of AACE which runs the conference), Alan Levine who is Vice President Community and CTO at New Media Consortium, Griff Richards from Athabasca University, Yayoi Anzai from International Christian University in Japan Katsuaki Suzuki also from Japan, Theo Bastiaens from the Open University of Germany, Curtis Ho and Betsy Fulford from the University of Hawaii, and many other people. I had a blast.

Great views from the conference hotel--the Sheraton Waikiki--and my room. This is one conference I would not want to do virtually. Excellent speakers and venue, many social events, and plenty of opportunities to get away to relax and think. It was a wonderful conference for rest and relaxation.

On Tuesday June 23rd, Grace Lin and I presented our paper on Wikibookians which got an outstanding paper award. One hour later, I also presented on wiki use in early elementary classrooms. You can find these papers and PowerPoint slides at our Wiki-RIKI Website. A third talk I did that day was on my World is Open book. The room held 100 people but I think 120-130 people showed up and many had to be turned away. That was a great sign.

Finally, there is news today in Inside Higher Ed about open courses for high schools and community colleges based on a draft of a report that came out from the Obama admin. I was interviewed for it though I was lucky! The author wrote me an email Saturday as I was about to go to beaches of Oahu after Ed Media ended. Good thing I checked my email. You can read more here:

U.S. Push for Free Online Courses,” by Scott Jaschik, June 29, 2009, Inside Higher Ed.

Open education is opening up! So can you! Perhaps the Obama administration will buy my World is Open book. I can keep hoping. It hits the warehouse in 2 weeks and bookstores 1-3 weeks after that.
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  posted by Curt Bonk @ 11:39 PM  
  • At 11:44 PM, Blogger MW (My Wish) said…

    Hanging out with friend is always nice, and at the beautiful coast, what more can one wants?

    Hope someday, I can contribute in one of the books you edit.

  • At 3:07 PM, Blogger Curt Bonk said…

    I hope so too. But I may not edit any for a while. Tradebooks will be my focus the next few years.

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Name: Curt Bonk
Home: Bloomington, Indiana, United States
About Me: I am a former accountant and CPA and a former educational psychologist. I am now Professor of IST at Indiana University and also adjunct in the School of Informatics. I founded and later sold SurveyShare. As president of CourseShare, LLC, I run around the world training instructors to teach online and give motivational talks about emerging learning technologies. I also write and edit books related to e-learning and blended learning. See bio and vita.

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