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Mission Aviation Fellowship Releases Software for Creating Educational Materials

Mission Aviation Fellowship Releases Software for Creating Educational Materials

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NAMPA, Idaho - Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) has released Lumin, a free software program that makes it easy to create digital curriculum, presentations, eBooks, exams and more.

Inside MAF-Learning Technologies’ Education Team

Inside MAF-Learning Technologies’ Education Team

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Men meeting at table with notebook computersInstructional design, consultations, educational principles, course design, distance education, learning management systems. These are some of the words that describe the Education Team within MAF-Learning Technologies. The team consists of Nicholas Ivins, Ralph Dawson, and Brian Ward. We work in harmony with the Technology Team to help bring training to isolated church leaders. One of our primary activities is to consult with other ministries.

What do we consult about? We advise in areas of how to build distance courses and how to deliver distance training using appropriate technologies.

Technology in Latin American Christian Environments

Technology in Latin American Christian Environments

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Indigenous Pastor using cell phoneIn the last twenty years, as an adult and as a technology adaptor, I have seen first hand the impact that technological innovation has brought to Christian environments. A couple of years before color TV arrived in Bogota, Colombia, most people did not have access to a decent library at home, nor at a neighbor’s home. As a middle school student I had to take a one-hour bus ride to get to the nearest public library. I am not talking about a small town, but a big city, a national capital. Until the Internet arrived in 1994, that was reality not only for students, but also for anyone who wanted to research any given topic.

Got Discussion?

Got Discussion?

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How to lead your (quiet) students through a discussion activity

Most of us recognize that having students discuss an issue has value. But what if you are teaching in a setting where neither the teachers nor the students see any value in class discussions? What if you are a teacher who values those but your students don’t?
 

How Cultures and Teaching Methods Interact

How Cultures and Teaching Methods Interact

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In my classes in college, we talked about how other people may view the world very differently than we do. People around the world have varying ideas and presuppositions about who they are, how others should interact with them, and what makes the world around them “work.” Sometimes the differences in ideas and normative behaviors can be very pronounced. Thus, our behaviors and messages could be received and interpreted within a very different framework of thinking (or viewpoint). We need to be sure to keep this in mind when working in cross-cultural contexts.

Got Video Games?

Got Video Games?

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On my recent trip to Asia to interact with LT staff there, we discussed the question, "Why is it that someone will not spend much time doing an e-learning course yet will spend hours playing a video game?" Our discussion led us to make a list of the characteristics of a video game that keep players involved. Here is a list of what we thought were important elements of a video game.

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