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How Is Your Church Embracing Mobile Learning?

Mobile Learning Spike BeginsMobile learning has been around in the mainstream for a few years now, but to date it really hasn’t experienced its spike. I believe that in 2015 we will start to see rise of this likely monumental peak. There are a few reasons, but mainly the advancements in the technology (think smartphones and tablets), as well as …

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ChurchMag Releases 2014 Top Church Tech Blogs

    ChurchMag Released its 2014 Top Church Tech Blogs on July 1. The top 10 sites included: churchm.ag (82) churchmarketingsucks.com (78) justinwise.net (72) churchstagedesignideas.com (70) churchtechtoday.com (59) 78p.tv (57) behindthemixer.com (56) churchtecharts.org (53) communicatejesus.com (53) youthministrymedia.ca (50) As ChurchMag suggest, you should network with these people, add them to your RSS list, subscribe to the curated Twitter list (via @ChurchMag), and engage with them on their content. Are there …

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Two Words That Open the Door to Unlimited Learning

Jeff Charbonneau was named 2013 National Teacher of the Year for a reason. The man gets involved. In his small school in Zillah, Washington, a community of only 3,000 people, Charbonneau wears many hats. He’s the high school chemistry teacher. He’s also the yearbook teacher and the assistant drama teacher. He used to be the assistant baseball coach. He even …

What I’m Learning About Small Groups: Evaluate and Improve (Part 2)

  This is part two of a series of posts I am doing describing the process of evaluating our small group curriculum at First Family Church and the changes we made based on feedback. If you missed it, you can read part 1 of the series here in which I describe our curriculum for the 2012-13 school year. Starting in the Fall …

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What I’m Learning About Small Groups: Less Is More (Part 1)

Twice a year, at the end of the fall semester and at the end of the spring semester, we send out evaluation forms to our Small Group Leaders and to our church congregation. The purpose is simple, we want to know how we are doing in the area of small groups at First Family. One of the areas we focus …

Video-based eLearning vs. Text: Which Is Better?

Sarah Lugo offerings the following tips regarding video-based elearning: Visuals are processed 60,000 times faster in the brain than text. If that doesn’t make your jaw drop, then think about the fact that viewers spend twice as much time engaging with video content over text only. Video is great because it appeals to many types of learners. Here are some tips, tools, …

Should Church Leaders Model Effective Learning?

  Wendy Wickham observes: Why would we expect students to learn or want to learn anything if we, as staff and faculty, don’t model that ourselves? So what would that entail?  What observable behaviors would there need to be? How often are they collaborating? Are people actually talking to each other?   Within the department?   Outside the department and within …