What is BeADisciple, and why online courses?
BeADisciple uses online learning to create a bridge, allowing those with valuable ministry resources to share those resources with clergy and laity in the local church.
We love the flexibility that online learning allows — anyone with a reasonable internet connection can participate in your course. BeADisciple participants all start on the same day, move through materials together, and end on the same day. Students and instructors log in and participate at the time of day that works best for their own schedule while still maintaining connection and daily interaction.
Blackboard, our online course software, makes creating and hosting online courses easy, and there are very few limits to the kinds of courses that can be offered. Blackboard supports embedded videos, PDFs and Word documents, discussion boards, and live video sessions (participants can even “raise their hand” to ask a question). It also supports user uploads of photos, documents, and other files so class participants can share their ideas and past work with fellow students.
We think — and many of our students have confirmed — that online education can be just as fruitful as in-person classes. What are you waiting for? We would love to help you share your resources and ministry with a wider audience.