In 2002, ATS initiated a major project to:
- identify best practices in the use of educational technology in theological education,
- conduct educational events that provide information about and skill development in the use of educational technology, and
- create resources about education and technology for use by theological schools.
A principal resource for the project is the work that has been completed by seventy-one theological schools that received planning and implementation grants from Lilly Endowment in its Information Technology for Theological Teaching program.
This ATS project will organize and exploit the valuable repository of knowledge and best practices of educational and information technology in theological education that has developed as a result of the Endowment's grants to theological schools since the mid-1990s. The schools that received these technology grants are, among ATS schools, the most experienced and now best equipped, with regard to educational technology, and they offer the most promising resource for learning by other schools.
The project is identifying the range and varieties of learning that have accrued in these schools, synthesizing best practice models for the educational use of technology in theological learning, and implementing strategies to inform and to lead ATS schools toward these best practices. The project will achieve its purpose through a combination of information gathering and analysis, seminars and workshops, and essays—all delivered through both technologically mediated delivery systems and more traditional approaches.
Goals of the Technology and Educational Practices Project
ATS Educational Technology Resources
Conference and workshop papers and other resources.