DEANZ2016 Conference: There and Back - Keynote Prof Curt Bonk

Keynote: Education 3.0: The Learning World of Middle Earth is Fast-Changing

 Professor Curt Bonk

A lively keynote from Professor Curt Bonk - with huge provocations and wonderings about where learning fits in our fast changing 'Middle' Earth.

Where is it going?
Education 1.0 - You shall not pass - test scores 

Charles Wedemeyer - Learning at the Back Door - pioneer f distance learning
Emerging Technologies - 
Face to face - correspondence? 
- life change - not test scores

Education 2.0
If you don't study - you shall not pass. This rhetoric, accompanied with Study Skills.
If you are not adapting, a plan to change, then...

Education 3.0
Learning - "anyone can learn from anyone at anytime"
Age of Instructor as Curator, Concierge, Counsellor
Experiences, possibilities

Flexible opportunities - learning - pushing boundaries and edges

Recommended Readings: (#ProfReading)


  • Drive - Daniel Pink
  • GRIT - Angela 
  • Big Magic - Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Wired to Create - Kaufman and Carolyn Gregory
  • Originals - Adam Grant
  • The Innovators - Walter Isaacson (2014)
  • Mindset - Dweck
  • Creativity INC. - Ed Catmull
  • Invasion of the MOOCs 
  • MOOcs and Open Education


Check out this: Knowldege Navigaotr (1987) - predictions


Thirty Ways Learning is Changing:

self directed, global, open, massive, mobile, ubiquitous, informal, video-based, collaborative,global, 
To ensure learning is: just in time, when we need it
Move from wikipedia to video learning:
  • Feb 17 2016 (India) Smart phone: for less than $4USD 
  • May 14 2015 - Smartphone separation - nomophobia 
  • MArch 2 2015 - Zombies blindly walking 
  • Jan 7 2015 - Learning is more Flipped (Khan)
  • March 31 2016 - 
  • June 16 2015 - Lynda.com - 'what do you want to learn today?'
  • April 2016 AACE - open

Learning is more:

flipped
visual 
touch sensored
immersive
collaborative
social - 
adventurous
learning is more direct from experts
synchronous - many to many (Zoom)
digital
blended
immediate science happening - data can be utilised immediately
informal - '
waterhole'
competency-based
on demand
hands on - makey makey
personal
online
Modifiable
Comfortable
Ubiquitous
Instantaneous
Free
self directed
global
open
modular
massive - MOOCs
changing

'Four Horsemen' 

  1. Quality, 
  2. Copyright, 
  3. Plagiarism and 
  4. Assessment
Retention tool - Starbucks - 4 years 

Key Takeaway:  We can't do this alone, but what we do know is, we need to ADAPT, and we need to ADAPT - NOW.
Hobbiton with Jesse and Curt...'Middle Earth' 
Tēnā rawa atu koe, thanks Curt - great pace and overall, a very thought provoking keynote.