Using Technology to Succeed in Theological Education

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A brief presentation that looks at a series of software tools that can help theological students. Covers six broad areas of: a) Backing Up & Files; b) Note-Taking; c) Writing; d) Research; e) Using the Bible; and f) Referencing.

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  • QUESTIONS TO ASK:\n\n- What operating systems do people use?\n- What mobile devices?\n
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  • * It’s Australian, free, robust, flexible\n* Based upon social constructionist pedagogy\n* Great support and online community (moodle.org)\n* Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment\n
  • Remember: SCORM = Sharable Content Object Reference Model\n
  • 3 Copies of Data.\n2 Different Media.\n1 Off Site.\n
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  • Getting information into the system:\n* Add Note\n* Take Photo\n* Email Item\n
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  • Isolator: CMD+Shift+I\n
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  • * Also use InstaPaper for longer articles to send.\n* Email Longer Articles\n
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  • Top 5 Tips:\n1. Use Groups\n2. Add attachments (endnote as a repository)\n3. Import References from Data Bases\n4. Right Click to add extra references\n4. Right Click to add page information/exclude autho5\n
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  • Using Technology to Succeed in Theological Education

    1. 1. UsingTechnologyto Succeed inTheologicalStudyAdam LoweCSU, St Francis College (Brisbane)
    2. 2. Technology as a Tool 2[a] Backing Up & Files [d] Researching[b] Note-Taking [e] Using the Bible[c] Writing [f] Referencing
    3. 3. 3Moodle: The hub for study
    4. 4. Key Moodle Constructs 4■ Homepage ■ Activities■ Course Page ■ Assignments ■ Chat ■ Overview & Topics ■ Choice (similar to a poll) ■ Participants ■ Database ■ Forum■ Resources ■ Glossary ■ Files & Folders ■ Lesson (a series of HTML Pages) ■ LMS (Learning Management System) ■ Quiz ■ Text, Page, URL ■ SCORM ■ Survey (Standardised) ■ WIKI ■ Workshop (with Peer Assessment)
    5. 5. [a] Backing Up & Files 5■ Products: Dropbox (cf. Carbonite)■ Add-ons: iPhone, iPad, Android, BB.■ Consider: Your internet connection, paid service for more GB■ Demo: Dropbox
    6. 6. Demonstration: Dropbox
    7. 7. ■ Cost: 2GB Free ■ Available: Browser, Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone, iPad, Android, BB. ■ www.dropbox.comDemonstration: Dropbox
    8. 8. [b] Note-Taking 7■ Products: Evernote (cf. Microsoft OneNote)■ Add-ons: iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Mobile, BB, Palm.■ Consider: How you arrange your notes.■ Demo: Evernote
    9. 9. Demonstration: Evernote
    10. 10. ■ Cost: Free (premium available) ■ Available: Browser, Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Mobile ■ www.evernote.comDemonstration: Evernote
    11. 11. [c] Writing 9■ Products: Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, OpenOffice, LaTeX■ Add-ons: Isolator (Mac), Ghoster (Windows), turnitin.com■ Consider: Compatibility, cost, usability, styles■ Demo: Pages and Isolator
    12. 12. Demonstration: Pages & Isolator
    13. 13. ■ Cost: $23.99 (Pages) $100 + (Word) $0 (LaTeX & OpenOffice) ■ openoffice.org ■ http://willmore.eu/software/isolator/Demonstration: Pages & Isolator
    14. 14. [d] Researching 11■ Products: eReaders (iPad, Kindle, Android Tablets)■ Products: Databases, Google Scholar, Journal Webpages■ Products: NetNewsWire/Newsgator/FeedDemon, Google Reader■ Consider: Push vs Pull research■ Demo: iAnnotate (iPad), Saved Search, Retrieve RSS
    15. 15. Demonstration: iAnnotate & uPAD
    16. 16. ■ Cost: $12.99 (iAnnotate) $5.99 (uPAD) ■ Available: iPad and iPhone ■ iTunes StoreDemonstration: iAnnotate & uPAD
    17. 17. Demonstration: Saved Search & RSS
    18. 18. ■ Cost: Free (NetNewsWire) $12.99 (Reeder) ■ Available: Mac, iPhone, iPad ■ http://netnewswireapp.com/Demonstration: Saved Search & RSS
    19. 19. [e] Using the Bible 14■ Products: Accordance, BibleWorks, Logos, OliveTree■ Add-ons: iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Mobile, BB, Palm.■ Consider: Usability, cost (over time)■ Demo: Accordance
    20. 20. Demonstration: Accordance
    21. 21. ■ Cost: Varies ■ Available: Mac, iPhone, iPad ■ www.accordancebible.comDemonstration: Accordance
    22. 22. [f] Referencing 16■ Products: Endnote, BibTeX■ Consider: Building a reference library■ Demo: Endnote (organising your research, importing & exporting references)
    23. 23. Demonstration: Endnote
    24. 24. ■ Cost: Usually $0 through University ■ Available: Windows, Mac ■ www.endnote.comDemonstration: Endnote
    25. 25. Windows OS X Linux iOS Android WMobile Palm BB Browser[a] Backing Up & Files Dropbox Free * www.dropbox.comxx Carbonite $54.95/year www.carbonite.com[b] Note-Taking Evernote Free* www.evernote.com OneNote With Office www.microsoft.com/onenote[c] Writing Pages $23.99 Mac Applications Store Microsoft Word With Office www.microsoft.com/office OpenOffice Free www.openoffice.org LaTeX Free www.latex-project.org Isolator Free willmore.eu/software/isolator/ Ghoster Free Search donationcoder.com TurnItIn Free Through CSU Website[d] Researching NetNewsWire Free * www.netnewswireapp.com FeedDemon Free www.feeddemon.com GoogleReader Free www.google.com/reader InstaPaper Free www.instapaper.com uPAD $5.99 iTunes Store iAnnotate $12.99 iTunes Store[e] Using the Bible Accordance Varies www.accordancebible.com BibleWorks Varies www.bibleworks.com Logos Varies www.logos.com OliveTree Varies www.olivetree.com[f] Referencing EndNote Free (for most students at uni) BibTeX Free www.bibtex.org

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