Online Education

Explore these ICETE Academy courses that provide professional guidance and theoretical engagement with the delivery trend of technology assisted education.

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Evaluating Videoconferencing Systems

This course uses an experiential educational framework to analyse four widely used videoconferencing systems for the delivery theological education.   This course is useful institutionally in choosing a delivery system, and pedagogically in learning to offer technology-mediated, experiential learning opportunities to theology students. This is a 2 hour, self-paced online nanocourse that requires reading of an article, producing an experiential videconferencing lesson outline and completing a self-grading quiz. 

Self enrolment Key:  IA0046

Teacher: IA Admin

Online Examinations

This course explores possibilities and tools for administering online examinations for theology students.   This is a 2 hour, self-paced online nanocourse that requires listening to audio instructions, production of an online exam on Exam.net and self assessing your practice through a questionnaire.

Course Enrolment key: IA0040

Producing Educational Videos

This course introduces the basics of video production for educational purposes.   It is particularly suited for theological educators who wish to create good quality educational videos for online delivery.  This is a 10 hour, self-paced online course that will be assessed through a project and a self-grading quiz.

Course Enrolment key: IA0033 

Introducing EdBrite

This course introduces EdBrite a free learning management system (LMS) for theological schools considering online delivery.   This is a 2 hour, self-paced online nanocourse that requires watching tutorial videos, experimenting the LMS and writing an evaluation. 

Course Enrolment  key:  IA0030

Teacher: Walker Tzeng

Fresh Explorations of Online Efficacy

This course engages with a selection of articles that appeared in the ATS journal Theological Education that present a fresh set of perspectives on different topics involving 'Online Theological Education' (2019, Vol.52, n.2).  This is a 2 hour, self-paced online nanocourse that requires reading two articles, engaging in a contextual application exercise and sharing a brief review through social media.

Course Enrolment key: IA0027

Online Learning Design

This course provides practical training in learning design as it relates to online theological  education.  This is a 2 hour, self-paced online nanocourse that requires watching a selection of training videos, reading one article and completing a learning design template for an online lesson . 

Course Enrolment key: IA0026

Educating in Emergency

During the COVID-19 outbreak, this course provides practical ideas and a discussion forum on alternative delivery approaches for theological schools that are unable to continue residential delivery.   This is a 2 hour, self-paced online nanocourse that requires watching some videos, participation in a discussion forum and posting in a messaging app. 

Course Enrolment Key:  IA017

Teacher: IA Admin

Institutional Readiness for Online Education (cohort)

This course provides a basic understanding of online theological education and addresses specific questions of institutional readiness that can benefit schools that are considering online delivery of their programmes.   This is a 10 hour, semi-synchronous, cohort-based course running from 8 June - 5 July 2020 that will be assessed through formative course participation a self-grading quiz. 

This course is  closed.  Please access the equivalent asynchronous course Institutional Readiness for Online Education  

Teacher: Paul Clark

Community and Social Media

As residential campuses are being closed during the global COVID-19 outbreak, this course provides practical ideas on building online communities through social media. This is a 2 hour, self-paced online nanocourse that requires watching some videos, participation in a discussion forum and posting in a messaging app.

Course Enrolment Key:  IA018

Teacher: IA Admin

Technology to Enhance True Learning

This course is designed to introduce some of the issues and debates around online theological education.  The course is a suitable primer for anyone who is considering online education or is unsure about its value for theological education.  This is a 10 hour, self-paced online course that will be assessed through a project and a self-grading quiz. 

Course Enrolment key:  LST006

Teacher: IA Admin

Особенности обучения онлайн

Настоящий курс – это четвертая часть из курса «Основы академической грамотности» разработанного Евро-Азиатской Аккредитационной Ассоциацией (ЕААА) совместно с Видеосеминарией Святой Троицы (TVSEMINARY). В данной четвертой части курса «Особенности обучения онлайн» даются определения обучению онлайн, обсуждаются преимущества и сложности обучения онлайн, предложена стратегия для успешного обучения, рассматриваются характеристики различных платформ для онлайн обучения, показана структура типичного онлайн-курса, а также показаны тренды в мире онлайн образования.   Для прохождения курса потребуется 8 часов времени, курс ассинхронный (self-paced), для завершения курса нужно выполнить упражнение, поделиться результатами на учебном форуме и сдать итоговый тест.

Код для самостоятельной регистрации на курс (Course Enrolment Key): TVS006

First Steps in Online Education

This course provides teachers with a basic theoretical introduction to a selection of issues related to online education. This course is especially suited for those who have no experience in teaching online, but it can also serve as a helpful refresher to those that are active in delivering online courses.  This is a 10 hour, self-paced online course that will be assessed through a reflective essay.

Course Enrolment Key:  IA013

Teacher: Mark Nickens

Experiencing Moodle

This course offers a practical opportunity to experience aspects of course production in Moodle.   It is particularly suited for theological educators and institutions who are interested in producing online courses and want to explore how Moodle works.  In order to complete this course, you must first complete First Steps in Online Education.  This is a 10 hour, self-paced online course that will be assessed through a practical project.

Course Enrolment Key - IA016

Teacher: Mark Nickens

Institutional Readiness for Online Education

This is an online course drawn from materials developed by the Overseas Council Institute for Excellence in the Anglophone West Africa Region (April 2019 in Accra). In addition to providing a basic understanding of online theological education it addresses specific questions of institutional readiness that can benefit schools that are considering online delivery of their programmes.   This is a 10 hour, self-paced online course that will be assessed through a reflective project and a self-grading quiz. 

Course Enrolment key:  OC005

Teacher: Paul Clark

Quality in Online Theological Education

This is a course provides the results of the follow up process in the area of quality in international theological education online education to the Rome Roadmap.   This course is particularly suited for those developing and providing quality assurance services to online theological education programmes  This is a 10 hour, self-paced online course that will be assessed through a project and a self-grading quiz. 

Available from July 2020

Effective Online Theological Education in MENA (Cairo)

This is an event-based course for the Overseas Council Institute for Excellence in the Anglophone West Africa Region, conducted in February 2019 in Cairo and providing a basic understanding of online theological education and how it relates to various contexts.   This is a 10 hour, self-paced online course that will be assessed through a reflective project and a self-grading quiz. 

This course is restricted to the participants of the event, please contact Dr Paul Clark for the Enrolment key. 

Teacher: Paul Clark

Online Theological Education in South & East Africa (Cape Town)

This is an event-based course for the Overseas Council Institute for Excellence in the South and East Africa Region, conducted in March 2019 in Cape Town and providing a basic understanding of online theological education and how it relates to various contexts.   This is a 10 hour, self-paced online course that will be assessed through a reflective project and a self-grading quiz. 

This course is restricted to the participants of the event, please contact Dr Paul Clark for the Enrolment key. 

Teacher: Paul Clark