Use of Distance Education by Religions of the World to Train, Edify and Educate Adherents
distance education, distance learning, religion, religious education and training, religious institutions, theology
Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, Baha'i, Jewish, and Christian organizations are all experimenting with distance education for various reasons and to different extents, due to religious, economic, and political factors. Religious institutions worldwide are not only turning to the World Wide Web (WWW) to place information concerning religious beliefs and provide virtual services for their constituents but are also getting more involved in formally educating their members at a distance. This paper will document some of these educational efforts and the reasons behind the expanding use of distance education by several of the major religious institutions for training, edifying, and educating their religious adherents.
Original Publication Citation
Howell, S., & Rogers, C. (2005). Religious institutions & distance learning. Managing Modern Organizationswith Information Technology: Vol.2., (pp. 1361-1365). Hershey, PA: Idea Group.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Rogers, P. Clint and Howell, Scott L., "Use of Distance Education by Religions of the World to Train, Edify and Educate Adherents" (2005). Faculty Publications. 5745.
Managing Modern Organizations with Information Technology
David O. McKay School of Education
Instructional Psychology and Technology
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