This article is a case study of a simple online course created jointly by a mission agency and small university. It demonstrates how open source course management technology has been used to create a true sense of community among students from a variety of cultural backgrounds and locations. The content of the course was delivered through a blending of open source technology and self-directed adult learning facilitated through online dialog, which in turned engendered multi-cultural, respectful virtual community. Information is shared to enable others to obtain low-cost technological help for setting up other individual courses in Moodle.
Smith, Rick and Snodderly, Mary E.
"Missiological Education by Extension: A Case Study of the Course, “Foundations of the World Christian Movement”,"
Christian Perspectives in Education, 4(1).
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