Our vision for this site is that it become a trusted, dynamic resource for theological educators of all disciplines seeking to incorporate digital literacy formation across the ministry preparation curriculum.
It’s not enough to teach standalone media classes or incorporate a digital project here and there. We need all hands on deck if we hope to better align the culture of theological learning with the culture of new ministry contexts. So we built a resource to equip both novices and early adopters for this journey.
ASSIGNMENTSExamples of how instructors can provide students the opportunity to demonstrate their learning while at the same time practicing a digital literacy.
TEACHING ACTIVITIESPedagogical resources and classroom activities (rather than graded assessments) that engage students and model active learning using digital tools.
HOW-TO-GUIDESThese offer starting points, reflection questions, guides to creation tools for both novices and experts, and sometimes step-by-step instructions or process guidelines.
Listen to these excerpts from our research transcripts:
“[Students need] a sense of openness and curiosity, a practical theology of the possible. Fear is a hurdle to overcome.”
“[I]f we’re asking people to do creative things, or risk-taking things in terms of digital media, then there’s a responsibility to be able to know what fears, to discern what fears are involved, and to be able to remove those fears from that environment.”
“I’m very, very [sic] about making mistakes, giving things a shot, learning from an experimental attitude. It may be a complete disaster, and I’ve told them that multiple times. ‘I’ve never done this. Who knows?’ [Use] the educational experience as an opportunity for wonder and experimentation or to just see what happens.”