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Abstract: There are dozens of new technologies emerging each year and endless ways in which they can be used for teaching and learning. So many technologies and pedagogical uses, in fact, that most instructors of higher education are overwhelmed. One solution for this problem is to locate and share best practices. As part of this "best practices" movement, Curt Bonk offers two simple yet powerful frameworks that can be used to understand hundreds of Web-based pedagogical ideas that can motivate students to high success in online learning environments. Bonk will provide these best practices in online teaching based on two decades of his research. Such ideas can creatively engage students into deeper and better learning. He will reveal dozens of practical examples using his widely acclaimed R2D2 (Read, Reflect, Display, and Do) framework for instructional design with technology. Not done, he will showcase his TEC-VARIETY model for student motivation with Web technology. Each letter of the TEC-VARIETY model stands for a well known motivational principle (e.g., tone, encouragement, curiosity, variety, autonomy, relevance, interactivity, engagement, tension, and yielding products.). While detailing best practices he has seen around the globe, Bonk will also discuss how his two methods can be expanded or altered to fit one’s particular preferences and needs. No matter what galaxy or planet you are on, these ideas and techniques can be linked student motivation, collaboration, interaction, and general engagement in the learning process. Those attending this session will walk away with many practical strategies that can be incorporated directly into face-to-face, blended, and virtual classes, events, or programs.