A New Paradigm in Seminary Impact

I recently read about an extraordinary program at Stanford (“Instruction for Masses Knocks Down Campus Walls”) which describes the new “MOOC”s (Massive Open Online Courses) in which, for example, “160,000 students in 190 countries enrolled in Artificial Intelligence course taught by Mr. Thrun and Peter Norvig, a Google colleague.” I instantly wondered, “How might churches or seminaries start thinking in terms of massive info-dissemination on such a scale?” I happen to follow the web/tech guru at Dallas Theological Seminary, so I thought I would send a tweet to him.

Here’s our conversation:

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Then, just a week later, I got this new tweet from John.

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Way to go, John! That’s exciting vision!

(So if any of you run across the #DTSMOOC hashtag on Twitter, now you’ll know what its about.)

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