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Thursday, February 05, 2009

Dr. Curtis Bonk gives a presentation on Blended Learning at Dubai Men's College

In attendance were over 70 educators from the Higher Colleges of Technology, Zayed University and other institutions.
Dubai Men's College recently hosted an event which aimed to answer this crucial question. The delegates gathered to hear two presentations by Dr Curtis Bonk, Professor of Instructional Systems Technology at the School of Education at Indiana University.

The first presentation was entitled “Blended Learning: Situations, Solutions and Several Surprises”. It addressed both the confusion and optimism about blended learning due to multiple blended learning definitions and approaches. Dr Bonk laid out several different models and definitions of blended learning as well as the advantages and disadvantages of blended learning.

The second presentation was entitled “The World is Open: Now, WE-ALL-LEARN with Web Technology!” In education, opportunities for learning are expanding up through a myriad of emerging distance technologies. These opportunities can be seen in ten technology trends that spell the acronym: "WE-ALL-LEARN." Technology-based learning continues to open new learning pathways. At the same time, more instructors are sharing their course materials and teaching ideas globally.

Source: AME Info