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Teaching Religion Using Technology in Higher Education

1st Edition

Edited by John Hilton III


212 pages | 8 B/W Illus.

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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

About the Editor

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

About the Series

Routledge Research in Religion and Education

The Routledge Research in Religion and Education series aims at advancing public understanding and dialogue on issues at the intersections of religion and education. These issues emerge in various venues and proposals are invited from work in any such arena: public or private education at elementary, secondary, or higher education institutions; non-school or community organizations and settings; and formal or informal organizations or groups with religion or spirituality as an integral part of their work. Book proposals are invited from diverse methodological approaches and theoretical and ideological perspectives. This series does not address the work of formal religious institutions including churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples. Rather, it focuses on the beliefs and values arising from all traditions as they come into contact with educational work in the public square.


Please send proposals to Mike Waggoner ([email protected]) and Elsbeth Wright ([email protected]).

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Distance Education & Learning
RELIGION / Education