Distance Learning With Dr. Bonk

“…focus on life change, not on test scores.”

Dr. Bonk is a CHAMPION for online learning.

As a professor at Indiana University Bloomington, he specializes in research on nontraditional and informal learning. From listening and talking to students it’s become apparent that students who enroll in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) & traditional classes have different goals.

A student attending an online class might have the goal to get a degree while being at home with their family while another student values living on campus and engaging in the “college” experience.

He emphasizes that when we understand the diverse goals of students it allows us to focus on the one metric that matters: lives changed.

I have a deep appreciation for Dr. Bonks and thoroughly enjoyed getting to interview and meet with him.

Photo by Eva Waardenburg Photography on Unsplash.

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