ERIC Number: EJ973191
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
The Next Frontier in Making Disciples: 21st-Century Technology Use in CCCU Member Institutions
Boden, Karen E.
Christian Higher Education, v11 n4 p272-283 2012
An unprecedented opportunity exists for Christian colleges and universities to utilize 21st-century technology and the impact of globalization to broaden the use of distance learning for missional purposes through their educational offerings. Some institutions offer open education that allows those with Internet access to take courses at no cost online without earning credits. A more open approach by Christian colleges and universities to providing educational resources via electronic means can better equip Christians from around the world while also serving students, alumni, and other lifelong learners who seek to remain relevant in today's workforce. Few member institutions of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities have availed themselves of free access through Apple, Inc.'s iTunes U to provide content, particularly their theological or biblical curriculum, on the Internet. Christian colleges and universities may expand distance learning to include open education as a free, viable, missional approach to the world.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Church Related Colleges, Christianity, Influence of Technology, Information Dissemination, Beliefs, Global Approach, Lifelong Learning, Open Education, Distance Education, Institutions, Credits, Internet, Educational Resources, Religious Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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