Literate Church vs. Transliterate Church
Literate Church helps people read and understand God's word- the text
Transliterate Church helps people read and understand God's word- the text--AND--connect and collaborate with God's word-the text- across multiple social media and technology platforms.
If it changes how knowledge is created
If it changes how knowledge is shared
If it changes how knowledge is evaluated
If it changes how knowledge is understood
If it changes how people connect
If it changes how people communicate
If it changes what people can do for themselves
Then it will change preaching and learning.
Guest Post: Sarah Fudin
Professional development doesn't take place in isolation. It requires a network of other professionals who share ideas and opportunities. In the past, most professionals depended on conferences and seminars for professional networking. Today, advances in the web technologies have enabled the development of online professional development platforms that support networking. By networking online, professionals can connect and share personal and organizational knowledge across geographic barriers and time zones.
Online professional development networks support continuous learning without requiring a professional to travel or spend time away from work. Enormous cost savings can be realized with online virtual development events compared to traditional physical events. Online networks provide peer support, encouragement and can help professionals stay current with industry news and best practices.
There are a variety of professional development platforms online, many devoted to a single profession or industry. You can also use general purpose social and learning networks for professional development. Here are a few suggestions for using social and learning networks for professional development:
Online networking is one of the best tools for overcoming isolation, finding support and exploring new ideas with a vast community of professionals around the world. As you chart your professional development, don't forget to take full advantage of social and learning networks. They offer unprecedented opportunities for professionals to increase their visibility, establish professional relationships, expand their knowledge base and manage their careers.
Sarah Fudin currently works in community relations for the University of Southern California's Master of Arts in Teaching program, which provides aspiring teachers the opportunity to earn a Masters degree in teaching and focus in TESOL online. Outside of work Sarah enjoys running, reading and Pinkberry frozen yogurt.