Just a Lot of Bonk: 15 Years of Online Learning Research, Results, and Reflections

Abstract: After a decade of accelerating growth of online learning and associated research, it is imperative to reflect for a moment on the research results and forecast where this field is headed. In this talk, Curt Bonk will summarize more than a decade of his research in the e-learning field with an emphasis on asynchronous and synchronous online conferencing, virtual teaming, and online mentoring and cross cultural collaboration. In addition, he will include his e-learning research on blended learning, scaffolded learning, interactivity, student perceptions, instructor roles, case-based learning, and critical thinking. He will then offer suggestions on the salient gaps in the research and next steps to address them.