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Adventist Learning Community Year-End Presentation
Adam Fenneron 10 November 2014
Transcript of Adventist Learning Community Year-End Presentation
Communication instantaneous and worldwide
Ideas shared with millions in moments
Secrets are fewer and fewer
Knowledge is free and open
Knowledge is Ubiquitous
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
for People's Attention
of Gospel Delivery
Our Greatest Opportunity
Reach more people than ever
Extremely Cost Effective
An Official Voice
No official place for NAD to diffuse information
Thousands of Church websites
Hundreds of Ministerial websites
Thousands of competing web pages
Huge Amounts of Data:
Videos, essays, sermons, lesson plans, study guides
Thousands of websites
Difficult to Find
NAD Must Lead Discussion
Where do you turn for official information?
Women in the Ministry
ontent Already Exists
We just have to deliver it...
RSS Feeds / Social Media = Viral
SDA Professional Development
Church and Education Employees:
Pressed for time
SDA Professional Development
Extremely Costly = Travel
Inefficient = 8 hours at a time
Adventist Learning Community Professional Development
In 5 Steps
Adam Fenner: firstname.lastname@example.org
What I really need?
Take the Course
MIT Course = 150,000 Students
An Adventist University = 3 Credits
Sticker Price $3,000
What does this mean for education?
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
Accommodates flexible schedules
Highly individualized styles of learning
Academic or CEU credit
In the Last Decade:
What does free and open information look like today?
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.
4. Perception of quality
Tuition Per SDA Student Per Year
Percentage of SDA Households with School Age Children
Local SDA Elementary:
Local SDA Academy:
Berrien Springs, Michigan: Average Household income $36,000
Pastors in the Seminary
Did NOT Attend SDA Schools
Perceptions of Quality
We must promote our well above average record.
A fraction of the cost
Educated in the value of SDA education
Church and education offer mutual support
SDA education is evangelism
Schools with Limited Resources
One Teacher Schools
Limited course offerings
Limited qualifications of staff
Cost and Quality
Digital Course Delivery