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Adventist Learning Community Year-End Presentation

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by Adam Fenner on 31 October 2013

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Adventist Learning Community
Exciting Times
Communication instantaneous and worldwide
Ideas shared with millions in moments
Secrets are fewer and fewer
Knowledge is free and open


Knowledge is Ubiquitous
Knowledge Doubles:
1900 = Every century
WWII = Every 25 years
2000 = Every 5 years
2013 = 12 to 24 months
What does free and high quality information mean for

evangelism
?
Incredible
Competition
for People's Attention
Necessitates Increased
Quality
of Gospel Delivery
Our Greatest Opportunity
Online
Education
and
Evangelism
:
Reach more people than ever
Multiple Approaches
Extremely Cost Effective
Any Idea
Anytime
Any Place
INFORMATION
Adventist

An Official Voice
Currently:
No official place for NAD to diffuse information
Thousands of Church websites
Hundreds of Ministerial websites
Thousands of competing web pages
Focused Efforts
Huge Amounts of Data:
Videos, essays, sermons, lesson plans, study guides
Thousands of websites
Redundancy
Low Quality
Difficult to Find
NAD Must Lead Discussion
Where do you turn for official information?

Women in the Ministry
Evolution
Tithing
Homosexuality
ontent Already Exists
We just have to deliver it...
keyworded
Cross-referenced
Searchable Location
RSS Feeds / Social Media = Viral
SDA Professional Development
Church and Education Employees:
Pressed for time
Underpaid
Overworked

SDA Professional Development
Extremely Costly = Travel
Inefficient = 8 hours at a time
Adventist Learning Community Professional Development
K-16 Classes

In 5 Steps
Step 4:
Step 5:
Adam Fenner: fennera@andrews.edu
Filter Results
For Credit?
CEUs?
Cost?
What I really need?
Seconds...
Take the Course
Enjoyable Learning
21st Century

MIT Course = 150,000 Students
$150
for
3 Credits
An Adventist University = 3 Credits
Approximately $1,800
Sticker Price $3,000
What does this mean for education?
Revolution in
Technology
and
Information
A Threat?
Something to Overcome?
A Massive Expense?
Sermon in New Jersey
100,000 have seen this
1,100 saw confession
Average Christian in USA
10 Minutes thinking about God each day
About 5 hours per month
About 3 days per year

Step 4:
Step 3:
Step 2:
Step 1:
Professional Development
Accommodates flexible schedules
Extremely inexpensive
Easily updated
Highly individualized styles of learning
Anywhere
Any subject
Academic or CEU credit
ONLINE
Our Mountain
In the Last Decade:
We've lost...
Schools

Students

Teachers
100+
10,000
600
What does free and open information look like today?
A Summary...
The world's best schools open to all...
The world's best teachers open to all...
All classes are extremely user friendly...
All for free...
What did teachers want in terms of PD?
What did students and parents want their teachers to know?
So what are some answers to our educational mountain?
Answers for SDA Education...
First we must understand the PROBLEMS.
1. Demographics
2. Cost
3. Pastors
4. Perception of quality
Tuition Per SDA Student Per Year
Percentage of SDA Households with School Age Children
Demographics
Cost

Local SDA Elementary:

Local SDA Academy:

SDA University:
Berrien Springs, Michigan: Average Household income $36,000
$4,000
$8,000
$32,000
Pastors
Pastors in the Seminary
Did NOT Attend SDA Schools
60%
Perceptions of Quality
We must promote our well above average record.
Addressing Cost:
Pastors
SDA values
Anywhere
Anytime
A fraction of the cost

Online Education...
Quality
BEST
BEST
Anywhere
Anytime
Teachers
Schools
Educated in the value of SDA education

Church and education offer mutual support

SDA education is evangelism

Schools with Limited Resources
One Teacher Schools
Jr. Academies
Limited course offerings
Limited qualifications of staff

Higher Education


Cost and Quality
Digital Course Delivery
Increased offerings
Higher quality
Blended learning
Low cost
Answer...
Assessment
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