This webinar is hosted in English
Experiences of Publishing of an Open Access (free) PDF as well as Low Cost Book in Amazon CreateSpace with Dr. Curtis J. Bonk
This book project has been nearly a three-year journey. It is nearly done. After deciding not to use a standard publisher this time, I faced many decisions. I will discuss these decisions and the overall book project, “Adding Some TEC-VARIETY: 100+ Activities for Motivating and Retaining Learners Online.” During this presentation, I will provide a few examples of how to enhance online motivation and retention. Also included will be advice on getting a copyeditor, indexer, proofreading, graphic artist, etc. (book information will appear here in a couple of months: http://tec-variety.com/). By February, the book will be close or completed if not done.
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Dr. Curtis Bonk is a former corporate controller and CPA, who, after becoming sufficiently bored with that, received his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in educational psychology from the University of Wisconsin. Curt Bonk is now Professor of Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University and President of CourseShare. Drawing on his background as a corporate controller, CPA, educational psychologist, and instructional technologist, Bonk offers unique insights into the intersection of business, education, psychology, and technology. He received the CyberStar Award from the Indiana Information Technology Association, the Most Outstanding Achievement Award from the U.S. Distance Learning Association, and the Most Innovative Teaching in a Distance Education Program Award from the State of Indiana. In early 2012 and 2013, Bonk was listed in Education Week among the top contributors to the public debate about education. In January 2012, he was selected as one of 24 presenters for a special NSF Cyberlearning Research Summit on “Transforming Education” held at National Geographic in Washington, DC. A well-known authority on emerging technologies for learning, Bonk reflects on his speaking engagements around the world in his popular blog, TravelinEdMan. He has authored over 300 publications, including several widely used technology books, including Adding Some TEC-VARIETY: 100+ Activities for Motivating and Retaining Learners Online (in press), The World is Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education (2009), Empowering Online Learning: 100+ Activities for Reading, Reflecting, Displaying, and Doing (2008), The Handbook of Blended Learning (2006), Electronic Collaborators (1998). Curt also founded SurveyShare in 2003 which he sold in 2010.