Bridging Religious and Cultural Divides

online learning at ats schools part 2 pageUTS administrators often attend Association of Theological Schools (ATS) events. Experience shows that it is important for UTS to stay current with the conversations which are part of the theological landscape in North America. UTS has affiliate status with ATS.

UTS introduced distance education in the late 1990s. Since 2011, UTS has offered a large number of online courses, both for graduate credits and continuing education units. Now UTS is ready to go to the next level. The goal is to offer online degree programs worldwide.

Robin James Graham, UTS Director of Advancement and Communication


Part 2—Looking around at our present

In Part 2, we look around at our present experiences to see what ATS members are learning about the effectiveness of online education in a theological setting. Perhaps the most we can say is that we are still learning—because this pedagogy is still rather new to ATS. For example, we are just now seeing the first groups of graduates of completely online MDiv degrees finish their degrees. That said, we clearly know much more now about the effectiveness of this approach among theological schools than we did even a few years ago. And the results are reassuring for ATS online education.

Continue reading…. Online Learning at ATS Schools part 2

Tom Tanner is  Director, Accreditation and Institutional Evaluation at ATS.

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