Religion & Theology

Religion Roundtables

Religion Roundtables


March of the MOOCs: are Massive Open Online Courses a Threat or an Opportunity for Education?
On Sunday, 24 November at 4pm, Wiley Blackwell is hosting our third annual Religion and Theology Roundtable at the joint meeting of the AAR and SBL in Baltimore.

We're hosting a panel discussion aiming to bring together academics and administrators for an open discussion about the advantages and disadvantages of MOOCs, their possible role in the democratization of education, and the potential for collaboration between the academy and publishers in their creation and development.

Academic Publishing and the Digital Humanities
At the 2012 AAR and SBL meeting Wiley Blackwell hosted our second annual Religion and Theology Roundtable. The subject of this year's discussion was the impact of the digital revolution on humanities research, publishing, and teaching. We had a lively discussion about the value to the humanities of new and evolving technologies, incorporating digital resources into teaching, and how scholars' expectations have evolved in response to the digital environment.

Are Research and Teaching Mutually Exclusive?
At the AAR and SBL meeting in 2011, Wiley Blackwell and The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Religion and Theology hosted an invitation- only panel discussion, with the aim of bringing together academics and administrators for an open conversation about the balance between research and publishing, and teaching. The event was a huge success and we are pleased to present the following free podcasts, which were inspired by the event.

Professor Arthur Farnsley on Religion Research in the Digital Age

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Professor Richard Ascough on Writing Religion and Theology for Multiple Audiences

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Professor David Ford on Theology and the Public Sphere

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