Teaching with Digital Media

Welcome to the Wabash Center's blog series: Teaching With Digital Media

This blog series focuses on teaching religious studies and theology with digital media. Blog/vlog writers address such questions as: 

  • What I have learned about teaching as I have taught with digital media?
  • What I have learned about learning as I have taught with digital media?
  • What are important considerations to remember when designing courses that involve digital media?
  • How are faculty able to engage in questions of student formation through digital media? 
  • What fosters or impedes the development of learning communities through the use of digital media?
  • What discoveries have you made as a teacher about student learning through the use of digital media?
  • What student learning difficulties have you discerned in the use of digital media and how have you addressed them?

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