Title

Use of Distance Education by Religions of the World to Train, Edify and Educate Adherents

Keywords

distance education, distance learning, religion, religious education and training, religious institutions, theology

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2005

Publisher

Managing Modern Organizations with Information Technology

Language

English

College

David O. McKay School of Education

Department

Instructional Psychology and Technology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Assistant Professor

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