Curt Bonk, a professor with Instructional Systems Technology, has won the 2020 President's Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Technology from Indiana University.
The award was created to recognize faculty who have made significant contributions to enhancing the classroom experience with new technologies. Bonk says while this award is a reflection of more than three decades of integrating technology in his instruction, the one constant throughout his career has been leveraging technology for global and international projects and exchanges that can foster perspective taking and hopefully enhancing social cognition.
“That is the goal at all times: to employ technology for transformative change for global educational pursuits and enhancing awareness of the diversity of the members of the planet. In the current semester alone, I have brought in over 30 guests, including many IU alums, to share their careers and expertise with my students. It has been fascinating,” he added.