This website is intended to be a resource site and playground.

In 2013 it was used as a citation resource for a variety of theological schools who were exploring the pedagogical challenges of teaching online.

In June of 2008, people who were attending the ATS Biennial workshop that Sebastian Mahfood and Mary Hess led were invited to look at these two videos: A Vision of Students Today and The Information Revolution.

This site was begun by Mary Hess for use in a Canadian Colloquium sponsored by the United Church of Canada in October 2007, but continues to grow as people contribute to it. Please be aware that any links found within this website have been contextualized in various workshops, and are not necessarily being endorsed here.

Essential questions:

What are we trying to do in terms of teaching and learning? (resources here)

Discern what is a technical challenge and what is an adaptive one
Gather at watering holes and avoid tar pits
Tap the creativity of the "miscellaneous"

How can technological resources assist us in meeting these goals? (resources here)

Stop re-inventing the wheel
Enter into storying
Share resources widely
Err on the side of openness and access

What kinds of institutional support are necessary for meeting teaching and learning goals? (resources here)

Reflective practice
Multi-layered leadership
Risking becoming learners
10 commandments in this context

What else should we be talking about/working on?

Editing notes:

Keep in mind that to edit this page, you need to click on the "edit page" link in the upper right hand corner (very small type), and then enter the password we shared in the colloquium (email mhess at luthersem dot edu if you've forgotten it). When the editing window shows up there are buttons for editing at the top of it, or if you scroll down the larger page (not the editing window, but the scroll bar by the side bar) you will find a set of basic editing commands. You can also "copy" and then "cut and paste" from sections of the page you like, and simply edit the text within them.

Remember that to make a link, you do two left straight brackets [[ and then you put the entire URL followed by one blank space, a vertical line (usually the caps of the left leaning slash) and whatever words you want to have highlighted, followed by two right straight brackets.