Technology in Theological Education
In March 2008, ATS sponsored a workshop for persons identified by their institution whose work included what was broadly defined as educational technology. The Technology in Theological Education Group (TTEG), born at that workshop, aims to facilitate the development of teaching and learning environments that use communicative media. A steering committee operates on behalf of the group. Read a more detailed history.
Six goals guide the work of the TTEG:
to facilitate interaction and collaboration
to provide knowledge of available technical tools and learning theory models for enhanced instruction
to provide mehtods to support online literacy to students and alumni for academic and pastoral growth
to support research and publication
to share projects and exemplary practices
to offer insights to the ATS Commission on Accrediting
While organizations already exist that are dedicated to technology in the classroom, course design, and best practices in all aspects of education, our collective experience in theological education and information technology makes us uniquely qualified to serve ATS member schools.
Membership is open to persons affiliated with ATS member schools and to organizations with affiliate status.
The ATS Technology in Theological Education group held its first annual online conference on May 20, 2009. With the theme of Ministerial and Spiritual Formation in Cyberspace, the conference provided an opportunity to join educational technologists, faculty, academic administrators, librarians, and other theological educators in an engaging discussion of this emerging topic.
Keynote speaker Gregory Bourgond addressed aspects of spiritual formation and whether they can be accomplished in an online medium. Following the presentation, there was time for questions and answers.
To access the online discussion forums that were setup to provide space for additional content and discussion of this conference, please visit: http://atsedtech.ning.com