The Technology in Theological Education Group of The Association of Theological Schools seeks the preservation and improvement of the quality of theological education in teaching and learning environments that use communicative media.
The group, founded in 2008, is open to those at ATS schools who are engaged in information technology and online learning strategies. It facilitates interaction and collaboration through its own website, Engage ATS (an online interactive community for those who serve at ATS member schools), and active sharing of resources.
Here are several professional organizations ATS technology administrators have found useful:
Spencer Smouse joined the ATS staff as manager of information and educational technology in 2022. He assists with the information technology infrastructure workload and supports the Association’s use of educational technologies. Previously, Smouse worked as a network administrator at Shiloh Service. He managed small- to medium-sized businesses in the Pittsburgh area, providing server and customer level support that included implementation and management of network security, backup procedures, and best practices of contracted clients.
Smouse earned his his bachelor’s degree in information technology from Franklin University, and his associate’s degree in information technology network administration from Pittsburgh Technical College.