Online Learning

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Friday, September 28, 2007

An International School

Providing classes on the Internet has put us in touch with students in several countries. Zou from China has just enrolled. Attilla enrolled from Romania, James from Australia, Mark from Barbados, Carlos from Columbia and Lallo from India. There are others.

We are also discussing classes in other languages. Our Moodle interface can be changed to more than 60 languages. We thank God for the great opportunities that He has granted to us.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

ISP Blocks Our Site

At least three students and a faculty member report being blocked from the site. Each reaches the site through Comcast. Each user reports they can go anywhere else on the net that they choose, but not school site.

At this time, no cause has been found.

October 19: The site is accessible again via Comcast. This teacher has switched to DSL.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

New Classes Coming!

NCBible.Info continues to add new classes to it lineup. The following are credit classes:

Biblical Introduction, the course describing the inspired Scripture and how the books were preserved will be online by the end of this coming week. Our thanks to Laine Johnson for helping with the transfer of classroom material to the web.

The study of Revelation will be online this Fall. It requires a text book to get started.

World Missions will be converted from a classroom setting to online about February 1, 2008.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Another Online School

Some men who have been connected with the Midwestern School of Evangelism are bringing a new Moodle-based learning site online. Teachers right now are Jerry Weller, Jerry Dillion and Mark McMurry. Their site:


Some students want to finish a course as fast as they can. While we usually think of one lesson per week, it is possible to do some classes at one per day. Or even faster. Which courses allow this? Check for the dot at the end of the course name, such as Acts.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

We're Back to Blogging

For a few months, full attention has been given to getting classes online. That is working. There are 27 classes available with 110 teachers and students. Probably about 20% of those registered will complete their work.

Most students are from the United States mainland, but some are from Central America and India. Reaching out to other language groups is among our goals. The Moodle Course Delivery System can change interface among more than 50 languages.