Digital Tech and Theological Education

This page was originally developed for a Canadian Colloquium sponsored by the Education and Vocations Cluster, Faith Formation and Education Unit (formerly ECL-CC) of the United Church of Canada in October of 2007. Those of us who participated in the colloquium continue to update it for additional use.






Other Resources

This website is intended to be a resource site and playground. It 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 within the colloquium process, and are not necessarily being endorsed here.

In June of 2008, we invite people who are attending the ATS Biennial workshop that Sebastian Mahfood and Mary Hess are leading, to look in particular at these two videos: A Vision of Students Today and The Information Revolution. We also invite you to browse this site as widely as you find useful!

Essential questions:

What are we trying to do in terms of teaching and learning? (resources here)

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? (resources here)

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? (resources here)

Reflective practice

Multi-layered leadership

Risking becoming learners

What else should we be talking about/working on?

Editing notes:

Keep in mind that to edit this page, you need to click on the “edit page” link in the upper right hand corner (very small type), and then enter the password we shared in the colloquium (email mhess at luthersem dot edu if you’ve forgotten it). When the editing window shows up there are buttons for editing at the top of it, or if you scroll down the larger page (not the editing window, but the scroll bar by the side bar) you will find a set of basic editing commands. You can also “copy” and then “cut and paste” from sections of the page you like, and simply edit the text within them.

Remember that to make a link, you do two left straight brackets [[ and then you put the entire URL followed by one blank space, a vertical line (usually the caps of the left leaning slash) and whatever words you want to have highlighted, followed by two right straight brackets.

Further uses:

Here are the slides of a presentation that Sebastian Mahfood and Mary Hess recently made to an ATS Biennial meeting workshop. (Note: this pdf will take a while to download.)

Here are the slides of a presentation Mary Hess made recently to the theology faculty at St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN; and the citation handout.

National Cathedral clip

Telethon/tribute clip

Yes We Can song