Ultra-Engaging Online and Blended learning: Introducing the TEC-VARIETY and R2D2 Models masterclass

In the midst of COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is talking about the need to motivate and engage students. In response, instructors throughout the world are seeking to integrate online technology in effective and creative ways. In this session, Professor Curt Bonk will detail one of his designs for engaging online learning. He believes that learners simply want more variety, or more specifically, they want ‘TEC-VARIETY’. Fortunately, his “Adding Some TEC-VARIETY: 100+ Activities for Motivating and Retaining Learners Online” book is free to download in both English and Chinese at: http://tec-variety.com/

In addition, he will discuss his model called Read, Reflect, Display, and Do (R2D2) from his book, "Empowering Online Learning: 100 Activities for Reading, Reflecting, Displaying, and Doing." This model for online and blended learning can address different student learning strategies or preferences. When combined, R2D2 and TEC-VARIETY can enhance, elevate, and even transform the quality of technology-enhanced FTF classrooms as well as fully online and blended courses to meet diverse learner needs around the planet.

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.

Friday, July 10, 2020





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