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The teaching of religion: Moral integrity in a technological context


Internet and Higher Education Volume 1, Number 3, ISSN 1096-7516 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


This article describes the re-design and evaluation of a full-year undergraduate course, An Introduction to the World's Religions, from a traditional lecture-based model to a Web-based format. The highly personal and valuative nature of the course content, as well as large class size and lack of personal interaction, motivated the re-design.Concern for protecting and validating students' understandings, while at the same time exposing them to new levels of critical awareness, resulted in the choice of several learning technologies that embodied the construct of moral integrity in the post-secondary classroom. Two related pedagogical and affective approaches, those of caring regard and constructivist learning, were embedded in these technologies: computer-mediated conferencing (CMC) and self-paced use of the World Wide Web (Web). Formative evaluation of the learning design revealed 8 categories of student concern and suggested 5 "Lessons Learned".


Campbell, K. & Ben-Zvi, E. (1998). The teaching of religion: Moral integrity in a technological context. Internet and Higher Education, 1(3), 169-190. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved January 28, 2023 from .

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