Hyper-Engaging Instructional Strategies for Education 3.0: Critical, Creative, Collaborative masterclass

The pervasive boredom of rote learning seen in Education 1.0 yielded to a more learner-centered age of Education 2.0 a few decades ago. With the COVID-19 pandemic, instructors around the world are confronted with many unique educational possibilities, challenges, and dilemmas. Fortunately, this is the age of Education 3.0 where learning is more informal, resource-rich, and self-directed and where learner creation of products is the new norm, often with the use of digital media. In this talk, Curt Bonk will detail 20 new roles of instructors during Education 3.0 that all start with the letter “C.” Education 3.0 instructors and experts whom we meet and interact are most effective as curators, counselors, consultants, concierges, and cultivators of our learning. Naturally, such new roles require a set of guiding principles. As such, Professor Bonk will detail a set of 20 “last” principles of instruction including the Principle of Flexibility, the Principle of Meaningful Learning, the Principle of Choice and Options, the Principle of Spontaneity, and the Principle of High Expectations.

In the second half talk, Dr. Bonk provides more than 50 ways to liven up your lectures and get your students involved and engaged in learning. These strategies will relate to creativity, critical thinking, cooperative and collaborative learning, and motivation. Importantly, each strategy will be laid out in a step-by-step approach. In addition, Dr. Bonk will discuss these in terms of the degree of risk, time, and cost and he will offer his advice for getting started with these tools and techniques. Attend this talk and become hyper-engaged yourself!



  1. Build-up one’s toolbox of instructional strategies for critical and creative thinking as well as collaborative learning and motivation.
  2. Discover the LAST principles of instruction and how implement them with the Learning Activation System Template.
  3. Determine the roles and metaphors of the Education 3.0 instructor that exemplify one’s own teaching philosophy or approach.
  4. Understand how to creative effective learning environments in the Age of Education 3.0.

Dr. Curt Bonk is Professor of Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University where he teaches psychology and technology courses. From 2012 to 2018, Bonk has been annually named by Education Next and listed in Education Week among the top contributors to the public debate about education from more than 20,000 university-based academics. In 2020, Curt was awarded the IU President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Technology. He has given more 1,700 talks and published a dozen books, including his groundbreaking 2020 volume with Routledge, MOOCs and Open Education in the Global South as well as The World Is Open, Empowering Online Learning, The Handbook of Blended Learning, Electronic Collaborators, Adding Some TEC-VARIETY (free as an eBook http://tec-variety.com/). His research focuses on emerging learning technologies, online and blended learning, MOOCs and open education, and the global impacts from collaborative technology. He can be contacted at cjbonk@indiana.edu and his homepage is http://curtbonk.com/.


Masterclasses: July 9 and July 10
Day 1, July 9: Hyper-Engaging Instructional Strategies for Education 3.0: Critical, Creative, Collaborative

Day 2, July 10: Ultra-Engaging Online and Blended Learning: Introducing the TEC-VARIETY and R2D2 Models


Time: 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon

Instructor:  Curt Bonk, Indiana University

6 CTLE credit hours and Certificates of Completion will be available upon the successful participation of both days of Dr. Bonk’s seminars or Dr. Joseph’s seminars. 
Dr. Bonk’s seminars are scheduled for Thursday and Friday, July 9th and 10th, from 9:00 A.M. - Noon on both days.  The cost for Dr. Bonk’s two-day seminar series is $150.

To register by Visa or Mastercard, go to www.hofstra.edu/edworkshopreg

If your district has a group of 10+ participants, and you are registering with a district P.O., please call Betsy Salemson 631.327.3604 for reduced registration fee and instructions.

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