Theology in Ede - NET Foundation


Theology in Ede - NET Foundation
Theology in Ede (Netherlands):
- Distance learning at the CHE
- Digital Study Bible
April 12, 2010
Prof. Dr. Mart-Jan Paul
1. Personal situation
2. Christelijke Hogeschool Ede
3. Department of Theology
4. Distance learning and ‘blended learning’
5. Didactical strategy
6. Practice so far
7. International cooperation
8. Study Bible (Dutch and Spanish)
1. Personal situation
•  Senior instructor OT at the CHE – Ede
and project supervisor distance learning
theology section
•  Professor OT at the Evangelical
Theological Faculty – Leuven - Belgium
•  Member of the board of the NET
Foundation Theology.
•  Editor of the Dutch Study Bible OT
2. Christelijke Hogeschool Ede
(Christian University of Applied Sciences)
•  Protestant-Christian identity
•  Circa 420 staff and faculty members
•  Circa 4200 students
•  Several Bachelor degree courses:
•  Business school, Human Resources
•  Communication and Journalism
•  Social Work and Services
•  Nursing
•  Theology and Religion, Religious
•  Teacher education for primary education
3. Department of Theology and
•  Provides degree programs in Practical
Ministry and Religious Education.
•  These degrees are approved by the Dutch
Ministry of Education and fully
accredited by NVAO
•  Leo van Hoorn, director
•  Ca. 600 students: 300 fulltime (young
people), 300 parttime (adults)
4. Distance learning challenges
Didactic view: blended and integral
learning (heart, head, hands)
Flexible individual/
5. Didactical strategy
1.  Learning task model fits student learning
2.  Blended learning (7 days a year in Ede)
3.  Guidance of the students by:
E-tutor (progression in study performance)
•  Instructor of a module (theological expert)
•  Buddy-system (responsibility of students to
help each other)
4.  Coach to help the teachers to build the modules
in the LMS (uniform model + quality)
5. E-secretary: central person for all the processes
and communication.
6. Our practice so far
•  August 2008: start first year with 28 students
•  February 2009: First major setback
•  August 2009: 35 new students for the first year
•  February 2010: 5 new students influx in 2nd year.
•  Future:
improvement of the quality continues
development of the courses in the higher
more flexibility as well as integrality
English language and international students
7. Possibilities for international
Within Net Foundation and agreement between
institutes, English language based.
1.  Exchange of positive and negative experiences
digital learning (especially didactical)
2.  Instructors cooperating on a special subject:
OT, NT, Missiology, Practical theology, Ethics.
3.  Students involved in special projects and
possible enrollment in courses.
4.  Cooperating in research projects.
8. Dutch Study Bible
•  Concept: Hebrew/Greek, transliteration, Strong-
numbers (concordance), comparison of modern
translations and explanation on the same page.
•  Introductions on the Bible books and excursions
for further explanation.
•  Level: for theological students and educated
people in the congregation.
•  Time line:
•  Start in 1986 with the NT (completed)
•  Start in 2002 with the OT (now Genesis –
•  Project 2010-2015 Psalms- Malachi
Spanish digital edition
Comentario Bíblico del CVB
•  Six Bible books, available from April 2010: Ruth,
Esther, Mark, Luke, Romans and Revelation. (next week) (temporary)
For your institutions: a functionality to add your
personal comments, explanations and advise for
the students.
Institutions receive the possibility to make
suggestions for adapting the content of the
commentary, to make it more useful in the
Spanish context.

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