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Adam | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Jun 23 2021 2:26 AM

In your experience in going through courses, have you found that only having a small portion of the suggested resources available a hindrance? I have Connect & am looking for another course now (we get access to 2 a year "on loan") but find my library options are rather slim when it comes to owning resources for a particular course. 

Is the level of info enough in the videos that the resources, while beneficial, are not super important to the content?

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Lew Worthington | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 23 2021 5:33 AM

I'm sure it varies by course, but in my experience, the readings seem relevant, but don't ever seem to be required to keep the lectures going.

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Myke Harbuck | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 23 2021 6:29 AM

Adam:

Is the level of info enough in the videos that the resources, while beneficial, are not super important to the content?

That is correct. The suggested resources are supplemental readings, and are not needed to make the courses useful or to pass exams. There's plenty of meat in the courses themselves. I hardly ever refer out to the suggesting reading, even though I usually already have most of the resources.

Myke Harbuck
Lead Pastor, www.ByronCity.Church
Adjunct Professor, Georgia Military College

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Miles Custis | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 23 2021 7:49 AM

Just to add to what others have said, we do design these courses so that the videos stand alone. The additional materials like the readings or Activities resources are there to supplement and enhance the lecture content. We try to link to a fairly wide variety of books and don’t intend for people to own or purchase all the resources linked to in a course. The readings are meant to provide a way for people to dig deeper into a specific topic while also being exposed to a variety of useful resources in Logos. Sometimes people find resources they didn't know they owned!

Often a course will have one or two books that are linked to frequently throughout the course. If you are interested in a particular course's topic you may find it useful to purchase one or two of those frequently used resources (especially if the speaker has a book on the topic). We publish a spreadsheet for each course listing out which books are linked to and how many times they used in each course's Faithlife group. You can find those by following the group (group URLs have the course code; i.e. https://faithlife.com/nt101) then navigating to Bible Study > Logos Documents.

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