IU professor to deliver free online course on online teaching

Curt Bonk, professor of instructional systems technology at the Indiana University School of Education, will deliver a free, five-week internet course about teaching online for a company that specializes in organizing online courses, the university reports. CourseSites, a site operated by educational software company Blackboard, is unveiling what it calls its “Open Course Series” by having Bonk lead a session titled “Instructional Ideas and Technology Tools for Online Success” on May 2, with four other sessions at 4 p.m. ET each Wednesday through May 30. Free online registration is now open for the “massive open online course,” or MOOC. Before registration opened, nearly a thousand people reportedly had indicated interest in the course.

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