Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary Continues to Enhance Digital Accessible Offerings with New Grant
The In Trust Center for Theological Schools Awarded a Grant of $15,000
Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary was awarded a matching grant of $15,000 from The In Trust Center for Theological Schools. The funds for the In Trust Center Resource Grant are supported by the Lilly Endowment, one of the world’s largest private philanthropic foundations.
The grant will enable Puritan Reformed to engage the services of the Grand Valley State University’s Applied Computer Institute (ACI) to engage a new and innovative educational materials delivery system designed for digital native students. This new system will serve our students and their needs better by providing digital solutions and delivery systems for our classes, syllabi, and assessments. The seminary will provide matching funds to accomplish the project.
This new system will allow students located all over the world to get information and class materials on their cell phones, tablets, and computers. Students are consuming education differently than in years past. They want to use digital methods to learn without the need for printers and paper. Notes are taken digitally, and lectures can be digitally recorded making paper, pens, and pencils no longer a necessity in the classroom. This shift will make our seminary more responsive and better serve the needs of our students.
Working with the Applied Computer Institute (ACI) located at Grand Valley State University, Puritan Reformed will update course offerings, syllabi, and reading assignments so that digitally native students will be equipped to use digital methods for their education at the seminary. Testing and assessments will also be designed to be managed digitally.
“We are extremely grateful to The In Trust Center for Theological Schools for providing the funding for Puritan Reformed to enhance our educational delivery to include digital native offerings. The harnessing of technology to further God’s kingdom is exciting and the collaboration with Applied Computer Institute gives us the technical expertise needed for this state-of-the-art educational solution,” stated Dr. Jonathon Beeke, Academic Dean.
About The In Trust Center for Theological Schools
The In Trust Center for Theological Schools is a membership organization of over 230 seminaries, theological schools, and nonprofit educational institutions that have a mission of education or forming students for ministry or related scholarship. More information about the In Trust Center’s programs and initiatives can be found on its website.
About Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (https://prts.edu)
Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary founded in 1995, offers an accredited education for MA, MABC, MDiv, ThM, DMin, and PhD degrees. Its mission is to prepare students worldwide to serve Christ and His church through biblical, Reformed, experiential, and practical ministry. With campuses in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Europe (London), the Middle East (Alexandria), Asia (Taiwan), Africa (Pretoria), and Latin America (Sao Paulo), the seminary has more than 250 students.