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1st Edition

Teaching Religion Using Technology in Higher Education

Edited By

John Hilton III

ISBN 9780367432966
Published March 31, 2021 by Routledge
226 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This edited collection helps those teaching religion in higher education utilize technology to increase student learning both inside and outside of the classroom. Recent times have seen major technological shifts that have important implications for how religion is taught at a post-secondary level. Providing multiple perspectives on a range of topics—including social media use and interactive classroom learning —this book presents a series of original case studies and insights on how technology can be used in religion classes in higher education to improve student learning.


Table of Contents

Part I: Technology in the Classroom

  1. "Third-Screen Teaching: Enhancing Classroom Learning with Mobile Devices." Richard Newton
  2. "Student-Created Podcasts as a Means of Knowledge Assessment," David Kniep
  3. "Who Do You Vote That I Am? Using Student Response Systems in Religion Courses" Renate Hood
  4. "Teaching Religion with Clickers," Kristy L. Slominski
  5. "‘Seeing’ the Sacred Landscape: A Digital Geographies Approach to Contextualizing Ancient Sites in Religious Education," Kyle M. Oliver

Part II: Leveraging Technology in and out of the Classroom

  1. "If You’ll Tweet Along With Me: Effectively Using Social Media in Religious Education," Rob O’Lynn
  2. "Social Media in Higher-Ed Religion Studies," Brooke Lester
  3. "Blended Learning in Religious Education: What, Why, and How," Anthony Sweat
  4. "Character-izing Gameful Learning: Using Student-Guided Narratives to Motivate, Engage, and Inform Learners," Christopher Heard, Steven V. Rouse

Part III: Using Technology to Expand Your Classroom

  1. "Technology Twist on the Visiting Professor," Gerald L. Stevens
  2. "Taming the MOOS: Massive Online Open Seminars in Religion," Phyllis Zagano
  3. "Welcoming the Stranger—to the Conversation," Charlotte Heeg
  4. "Comparing Spiritual Outcomes in Face-to-Face versus Online Delivery of a Religion Course," John Hilton III, Kenneth Plummer, Ben Fryar, & Ryan Gardner

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John Hilton III is Associate Professor of Religious Education at Brigham Young University, USA.