Why Offer Another MOOC?
In the summer of 2013, Crown College offered it’s first free course with over 500 participants. We are excited to offer this free course again.
If you haven’t heard, “MOOC” is an acronym for Massive Open Online Course and it is a 100% free online, college-level course that is open to virtually anyone with internet access. Many well-known universities (MIT, Harvard, Duke and Stanford to name a few) offer some of their course content to the general public, and a few Christian colleges have started to mobilize MOOC technology for kingdom purposes.
Crown’s desire is to promote an understanding of the Bible and its implications for life by using the tools that God has given us. Our goal is to offer this course on the New Testament available for free so that individuals, families, youth groups, small groups and churches can use this resource to promote a pursuit of God and a knowledge of his word. We hope this course will create transformational conversations both online and in the spaces where you live and work.
“Understanding the New Testament”
Crown’s seven-week MOOC is a course titled “Understanding the New Testament”, and is designed to allow participants to master the critical concepts and history of the New Testament. The course can be completed by individuals, but group participation (bible study, church members, pastoral staff, ministry teams, etc.) is also encouraged.
Title: Understanding the New Testament
Course Dates: March 3 – April 20, 2014
What will the course look like?
This is a seven week course that looks very similar to an online college course, but it is based on a learning mastery model. To make the most of the course, you should read the New Testament, read the course textbook, watch the video clips, engage in the weekly online discussions, complete the small group assignments, and take four learning mastery quizzes which are designed to help you master more than 200 pieces of critical information related to the content and history of the New Testament. At the end of the course, students will have the option to complete a proficiency exam. If students pass the exam and matriculate into a Crown Online degree program, they will receive three credit hours for our New Testament History course (a $1200 savings in tuition!).
What will I need for the course?
While the course is free and open to all, participants will need: a computer with access to the internet, any version of the Bible, The New Testament in Antiquity by Gary Burge, et al., and a desire to expand your learning about the New Testament through online learning. To get the most out of this course, you should anticipate spending approximately 10 hours per week in reading, discussion, and collaborative learning.
To Register for the Crown Online MOOC
Registration is free and easy! Click the button below and select “Self Enroll in this Course”.
Questions? Please reach out to us using our “contact us” form on the bottom of this page.