Tag Archives: Teaching

What is Technology, our master or servant? Deseret News Article

What is Technology, our master or servant? “If technology is any tool or process created or used by humans to solve a need, then the possibilities for understanding, developing and using technologies are magnified. We should fully embrace technology to solve … Continue reading

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Call for Proposals Society of Biblical Literature National Conference 2015

Teaching is a core activity of the Biblical Studies professors.  We are interested in learning from your experiences.  I’m the chair of the SBL section Academic Teaching and Biblical Studies and we are sponsoring four session in 2015.   We welcome … Continue reading

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Got Skills? Why Online Competency-Based Education Is the Disruptive Innovation for Higher Education

What is the future of Higher Education?  Prescient insights from Michelle Wiese of the Clayton Christensen Institute.  “Got Skills? Why Online Competency-Based Education Is the Disruptive Innovation for Higher Education.“

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Teaching the Bible with Google Earth and Other Visualization Tools. SBL Presentation

At the Society of Biblical Literature annual conference, I’m presenting on “Teaching the Bible with Google Earth and Other Visualization Tools.” “Humans are visual learners. Texts alone cannot provide the full context for engaging the Bible. Therefore, emerging visualization tools, … Continue reading

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Motivation and Learning in Biblical Studies. Panel Discussion at SBL

In my role as the chair of the Society of Biblical Literature Academic Teaching and Biblical Studies section, I’ve helped to organized a panel discussion on “Motivation and Learning in Biblical Studies.” “This session will begin with a panel presentation … Continue reading

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What if social media could actually help students write better papers?

“For many students, social media tends to undermine academic research rather than support it–after all, what student in the throes of paper writing hasn’t grasped for momentary solace in Facebook, Instagram, or the latest Studio C comedy sketch video? But what if … Continue reading

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Twilight of the Lecture

Great reading and insights about the changing role of the lecture at Universities by Harvard physics professor, Eric Mazur, “Twilight of the Lecture“.  One of my favorite quotes, “He asserts that he is “far more interested in learning than teaching,” … Continue reading

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