Archive | 2017

bahula-bulletin: December 2017 update

bahula-bulletin: December 2017 update

Ministry Update While we begin to enjoy the celebrations of Christmas, the ongoing season of Advent reminds us of the anticipation, even the expectation, of the people of Israel for the Messiah. While they waited for God to fulfill his promise of deliverance, some Jews lost hope, and others remained faithful. As so often happens, […]

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bahula-bulletin: October 2017 update

bahula-bulletin: October 2017 update

We Are Thankful We are thankful for Horizon’s Education Partners who provide ministry training to students adapted to their context. At the board meeting in August, Horizon approved two new partnership requests. We now have 24 partners based in 19 countries. Thank you, God, for the ministry of these schools and organizations as they train […]

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bahula-bulletin: July 2017 update

bahula-bulletin: July 2017 update

Ministry Update A key goal of Horizon is to multiply our efforts by training faculty on the effective use of technology in theological education. Our prayer is that more church leaders will be better equipped to share the gospel in their unique contexts as a result. Through your support of this ministry, we see the […]

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True Facts About Justin Bieber’s Love of Digital Tech in Adult Ed

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Ok, this post has nothing to do with Justin Bieber. I found a suggestion of Portent’s content idea generator that seemed malleable. I’m refashioning the title for this last post for Digital Tech in Adult Ed course with Dr. Rob Power and classmates at UOIT. Instead of Justin Bieber, you get me. Welcome to True Facts […]

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The hardest languages to learn (for English-speakers)

The hardest languages to learn (for English-speakers)

[I’ve had this one in the queue for a long time.] I would love to see the inverse of this infographic. Is English equally hard to learn for Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Korean speakers? HT: Infographic ranking the difficulty of different languages for English-speakers – 22 Words.

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What Theological Educators are Saying about Twitter

Social media, by Christiaan Colen, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://flic.kr/p/wuatb1

This week’s ed tech exploration focus was social media, specifically Twitter, tweet chats, and Twubs. The reading this week was about the andragogical benefits of participatory video (Walker & Arrighi, 2013). The short answer on what theological educators are saying about Twitter, in particular, and social media, in general, is not much. Theological educators are […]

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Doing Visualization the Right Way

Infographic

You will either create the software or you will be the software. (Rushkoff, 2010) This week’s reading was about critical media literacy, while we explored visualization as educational technology, specifically word clouds and infographics. Infographics I had consumed many infographics before but had never created one. The biggest problem experienced while creating an infographic with […]

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Why Misusing Shiny Things Should Be 1 of the 7 Deadly Sins

Shiny Things

The Week 3 readings were from Chapters 4, 5, and 6 of Dirksen (2012). In these chapters, Dirksen addressed the nature of memory, gaining and keeping attention, and designing for knowledge. There was a lot that could be discussed, but I’m behind the pace with my posts. As a result, I’m going to focus on […]

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Digital Badges: As tempting as a candy rush

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Digital Badges Digital badges are as tempting as a candy rush. When consumed on their own, there is a quick hit while sugar courses through the body. The effect fades quickly, and the sugar does not provide lasting sustenance. While badges may serve as an effective short-term extrinsic motivator, they are not a panacea for student engagement. […]

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37 Reasons the Amish Were Right About Strong Communities

“Just kidding—we’re just going to focus on the three most critical features.” (Dirksen, 2015, Chap. 5) It seemed serendipitous to have Portent suggest a title for this blog post that sounded a lot like Julie Dirksen could have written it as an example of bad teaching. Even still, my cursory understanding of Amish community life […]

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