Trends in higher education Virtualization (use of internet technology) Lifelong learning Personalization & Flexibility Competence-based learning Globalization (partnerships, contents brokers, virtual universities, new markets & research)
Opportunity or Threat Characteristics of theological institutes: Limited use or vision with respect to educational tecnology Few “global” students Traditional (old fashioned) curriculum Financial limitations Isolated position in relationship to other theological instititutes
Our Objectives To promote internationally oriented (long- distance) theological education This also includes: Sharing knowledge and experience with NET participants regarding digital distance learning. Contributing towards the transmission of the Christian faith and the spiritual legacy. Advancing the global cooperation between missionary and theological educational institutes.
Our positioning: Theological Institutes Missionary organizations Technology LMS & Web 2.0 Communities of Practice
Four products: NET offers educational technology (LMS and others) through which long-distance education can be provided, and local as well as international communities of practice can be formed NET gives advices and offers customized training for implementing distance learning and its effects on your organization NET initiates, coordinates and financially supports international projects on the design and development of digital educational learning materials NET aims to start with the development of a database containing a detailed oversight of global learning opportunities in theology
Web-based Technology It’s Learning Virtual learning management system Communication and collaboration Integrated video & audio applications Educator Focus on educational logistics Design tool for flexible educational catalog Individual study paths and assessments
Learning & web use Learning Information Learning Support Digital Learning Blended Learning Distance Learning Publication and organization Communication and mentoring Lectures and resources Assignments and collaboration Self-study and testing
Flexibility: learner choice… Related to time –Course, assignments and assessment dates –Tempo of studying Related to content –Topics and sequence of course parts –Types and orientation (T/P) of key learning materials Related to instruction –Social organization (F2F, group, individual) –Learning resources and language Related to logistics –Time and location of contacts –Technology for communication and support
Implementation of Technology: 4-E model Educational Effectiveness Ease of useEngagement3-E vector sum Environment 1 Environment 2 Success Collis and Moonen, 2001
Pedagogy: making the U-turn Primarily Acquisition Primarily Contribution Less flexibility More flexibility III IVIII Collis and Moonen, 2001
Transformation Model Apoyo Directiva (visión, prioridad, recursos) recursos)CapacitaciónprofesionalInfraestructura (Internet, hardware, software)BasicConditions Información general consistente & uniformeIntroducción: tema, alumnos, profesor Pedagogía & papeles del alumno y del profesor CoursePreparation Componentes por tema, feedback, reuniones, capítulos AprendizajeCombinada (min. 2 reuniones) AIME: atractiva, interacción, motivación evaluación (FS) Course Structure Capacitación del alumno y personalización Relación entre entorno virtual y reuniones y reuniones Protocolo de ComunicaciónCourseExecution
Whom do we serve? Theological and missionary organizations that: Provide Biblical Reformed Evangelical education or local initiatives for that. Have limited financial means and possibilities. Accept technology as a challenge to expand their own curriculum in quality and quantity. Demonstrate commitment to the necessity of global theological support.
Summarized: Bridging Theology and Technology Innovating Theology by Technology Extending Theology towards new Areas www.net-edu.org P.O. Box 284 7460 AG Rijssen (Netherlands) +31 (0)6-29332873 Rabobank 1269.30.619 KvK 09163429