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Aaron Linne | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Jan 23 2014 9:04 PM

Greetings, Mobile Ed users!

As we begin to approach the official launch of the Bible and Doctrine Foundations bundle on Feb 3rd, we'd like to reach out to all of you who have already been using the Mobile Ed and hear from you about your experiences with Mobile Ed so far.

Our goal is to create the best resources for Biblical training, solid content and practical training. We have designed this combination of video lectures, enriched transcripts, and tutorial screencasts to help you not have just a "take it all in" experience but an active, engaging experience that you not only learn, but learn how to enrich your studies with a deeper understanding of both the text and the tools at your disposal.

Please take the time to let us know how we can better serve you and your needs for learning through Mobile Ed.

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Edgar Joyner | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 24 2014 9:09 AM

Hi,

As a Logos Mobile Ed user, I love everything about Mobile Ed, format, video and transcripts and format of syllabus is excellent. What I want to know is will there be any emphases studies like Jesus studies or evangelism studies in the future courses? Overall, the program is excellent! Thanks!

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Aaron Linne | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 24 2014 9:20 AM

Glad to hear you are loving it! It's so important to me that we're building tools that people truly can learn with.

All of our announced courses can be viewed here: https://www.logos.com/mobile-ed/courses

Who would you like to see teach the kinds of courses you're suggesting?

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Peter Lever | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 24 2014 9:39 AM

The Local Church is the only organization in the New Testament with the responsibility of teaching the Bible and training Ministers. The Bible does not restrict its teaching anywhere including seminaries. However it is best to have Systematic Bible Training and Ministry Training primarily in the Local Church. M.Ed. is a great step towards that goal especially when the needed diversity of specialist faculty may not be available within the context of a Local Church.

It would be great to have some guidelines published on the usage of the M.Ed for teaching in the Local Church without sharing the resources. Scenarios include:

1. A Teacher follows the M.Ed Outline to Teach a Small Group

2. A Teacher plays out  M.Ed Videos before a Small Group

This is also a great and indirect way of getting Logos introduced to the Church members who in turn may become Logos and M.Ed. owners themselves.

2 Timothy 2:2 (NKJV) — 2 And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.

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Steve Farson | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 24 2014 11:11 AM

I think Mobile Ed is outstanding.  I've ordered every available course and pre-pub offering.  I'm also a second year seminary student.  Mobile Ed supplements well my seminary journey, but if I had to choose between the two I would probably go with Mobile Ed.  It nails the way I learn.  I'm spending around $3500 for seven hours of seminary courses this spring semester.  When professors basically just repeat the textbook in the class, and classrooms with 40-70 students have little interaction, one can legitimately ask how necessary is the piece of paper diploma.  Mobile Ed also has an improved online teaching/learning experience versus what I've experienced from schools calling a videotaped lecture an online course.  Anyway, I'm a fan.  Suggestions?  Continue to offer more courses, going really deep in certain areas, and if possible, seek some kind of accreditation or certifying.  

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Kevin Maples | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 24 2014 11:23 AM

Steve Farson:
if possible, seek some kind of accreditation or certifying.  
This is what it would take for me to participate. 

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Randy W. Sims | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 25 2014 8:12 AM

Kevin Maples:

Steve Farson:
if possible, seek some kind of accreditation or certifying.  
This is what it would take for me to participate. 

While certification would be great, I still think it is potentially of tremendous value to learning. I would definitely be in on it if I could, but haven't been able to as I had hoped. Unless Logos want's to gift it, or extend my payment plan to 24 mos, or point me toward a bank that would be easy to knock off (I'd only take what I needed). Big Smile

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 25 2014 2:12 PM

Aaron, love the m.Ed. format. Particularly the fact that each course looks at a wide range of resources, and rather than working through one or two set texts. The tutorial screencasts are great addition to the courses where applicable.  The range of planned courses looks good but hope it does not end With just these courses.

Under the LT grouping have you considered redoing the the Learn to Use Greek and Hebrew with LBS.  Hebrew needs updating with now a different morphology used by the software.

Mark Futato teaching Hebrew might be an interesting addition as part of a Biblical Languages grouping. A Latin class or two would have me signed up also.

With the for arrival of Noet some introductory Philosophy courses might be good at some point along with classes on Rhetoric and Logic If you can get the right teachers.

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Aaron Linne | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 27 2014 9:09 AM

@Steve -

What topics would you like us to dive really deep on?

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Aaron Linne | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 27 2014 9:10 AM

Disciple of Christ (doc):

With the for arrival of Noet some introductory Philosophy courses might be good at some point along with classes on Rhetoric and Logic If you can get the right teachers.

@Disciple of Christ -

Do you have any suggestions for Philosophy professors?

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Steve Farson | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 27 2014 9:24 AM

In lieu of certification (a suggestion I make above), perhaps consider giving this Mobile Ed courseware an umbrella name, like "NW Bible" or "The Word School".  While Mobile Ed is descriptive, if I were to go through all the courses, it would be kinda nice having the flexibility to note I was a "graduate" of "The Word School" versus "Yeah, I completed the 'Mobile Ed' courseware."

BTW, "The Word School" has a ring to it.  It is consistent with your corporate name, it is relevant, it has value as a defining name for all the Mobile Ed courses, and if there is no accreditation or certifying, at least it is a usable name for some/many of us.  Or maybe it is "The Logos School", or something similar.

Do consider giving the Mobile Ed curriculum a defining name that has more usable value to us "students" than "mobile ed".  Thanks.

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Steve Farson | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 27 2014 9:31 AM

I like the idea of Moo's deep dive into Romans.  I would buy courseware going deep into books of the Bible... a single book (Isaiah, Genesis, Luke, Revelation, etc.), or a range of books... i.e.  Pastoral Epistles, Wisdom Literature, Minor Prophets, Torah, 1& 2 Corinthians, The Kings of Israel, etc.

Thanks, Steve

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 27 2014 11:02 AM

Aaron Linne:

Disciple of Christ (doc):

With the for arrival of Noet some introductory Philosophy courses might be good at some point along with classes on Rhetoric and Logic If you can get the right teachers.

@Disciple of Christ -

Do you have any suggestions for Philosophy professors?

Sorry Aaron, I don't know any to suggest.

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 27 2014 11:02 AM

Yes

Steve Farson:

I like the idea of Moo's deep dive into Romans.  I would buy courseware going deep into books of the Bible... a single book (Isaiah, Genesis, Luke, Revelation, etc.), or a range of books... i.e.  Pastoral Epistles, Wisdom Literature, Minor Prophets, Torah, 1& 2 Corinthians, The Kings of Israel, etc.

Thanks, Steve

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 27 2014 11:09 AM

Steve Farson:

...one can legitimately ask how necessary is the piece of paper diploma.

Do you really want that answer??

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Aaron Linne | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 27 2014 11:16 AM

Honestly, I'd love to see some open discussion here on the forum about diplomas, certification, etc. It really is important for us to hear how we can create the best product for you and meet your educational needs. I'm thinking it should probably have it's own thread, however, as I'd like to keep this one for feedback on the current product. Thanks!

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 27 2014 11:27 AM

Randy W. Sims:

Kevin Maples:

Steve Farson:
if possible, seek some kind of accreditation or certifying.  
This is what it would take for me to participate. 

While certification would be great, I still think it is potentially of tremendous value to learning. I would definitely be in on it if I could, but haven't been able to as I had hoped. Unless Logos want's to gift it, or extend my payment plan to 24 mos, or point me toward a bank that would be easy to knock off (I'd only take what I needed). Big Smile

I am not looking for certification. I believe Logos indicated they are not in a position to do so.  If that situation changed in the future it would be an issue of what additional costs were involved.  As it is currently it is a great option for the layperson to extend their learning.  

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 27 2014 11:31 AM

AaroI, one other area I noticed the course offerings could be beefed up in is Church history. 

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Steve Farson | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 27 2014 12:33 PM

David Paul:

Steve Farson:

...one can legitimately ask how necessary is the piece of paper diploma.

Do you really want that answer??

I already know the answer.  It depends.  :)

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Mike Pettit | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 27 2014 12:54 PM

A minor point is that I would prefer it if the courses were not justified centrally on the homepage sidebar, it makes them a bit harder to follow and looks a bit weird to me. I would prefer them to be left justified, but this is probably taste and fancy.

What I would like is a more in your face way of monitoring your progress in each course, it is not obvious to me how you do this without looking at the quiz for each segment to see if it has been completed.

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