Educational Technology

April 30, 2012

IU professor to offer massive open online teaching course

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

By NONA TEPPER, Indiana Daily Student

IU School of Education professor Curt Bonk hopes to teach teachers. Bonk has pioneered an online course in online teaching. “Bonk is not a person who says, ‘Do as I say, not as I do,’” said Chuck Carney, IU School of Education director of communications and media relations. “If you’re going to have a course on online education, it would seem like it would have to be online.” Coursesites, the online program Bonk uses, sponsored five free correspondence courses for online professors. Before registration opened, nearly 1,000 people had already indicated interest in the course. Bonk said the course will provide instruction on “fostering creativity, teamwork and provide the building blocks for effective learning.” “If we recognize that millions of college kids are taking at least one class on the Internet, what percent of their professors have been trained in how to teach online?” Bonk said.

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