Digital Tech and Theological Education

Droplet of Water

This website is intended to be a resource site and playground.

In 2013 it was used as a citation resource for a variety of theological schools who were exploring the pedagogical challenges of teaching online.

In June of 2008, people who were attending the ATS Biennial workshop that Sebastian Mahfood and Mary Hess led were invited to look at these two videos: A Vision of Students Today and The Information Revolution.

This site was begun by Mary Hess for use in a Canadian Colloquium sponsored by the United Church of Canada in October 2007, but continues to grow as people contribute to it. Please be aware that any links found within this website have been contextualized in various workshops, and are not necessarily being endorsed here.

Essential questions

What are we trying to do in terms of teaching and learning?

  • Discern what is a technical challenge and what is an adaptive one
  • Gather at watering holes and avoid tar pits
  • Tap the creativity of the “miscellaneous”

How can technological resources assist us in meeting these goals?

  • Stop re-inventing the wheel
  • Enter into storying
  • Share resources widely
  • Err on the side of openness and access

What kinds of institutional support are necessary for meeting teaching and learning goals?

  • Reflective practice
  • Multi-layered leadership
  • Risking becoming learners
  • 10 commandments in this context

What else should we be talking about/working on?