Project Documents

Date of Award

1995

Document Type

Project Report

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry

School

Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary

Program

Doctor of Ministry DMin

First Advisor

Bruce Bauer

Second Advisor

Nancy Vyhmeister

Third Advisor

W. Larry Richards

Abstract

Computers have been utilized in virtually every arena of American society to convey information and to educate. This project was designed to investigate the adult-learning literature and then produce a computer-based Bible study program that would interest and motivate the user to further investigation of the Bible's contents and message. The adult-learning literature survey yielded significant principles that were applied to the formulation of scripts and storyboards for a computer learning system called "Tune in the Bible." This computer program was produced using the IBM development software, "Linkway Live!"

Twelve participants were engaged to review and evaluate the content, effectiveness, and operation of "Tune in the Bible." A survey instrument was administered prior to and following their use of the program. Many aspects of the adult-learning model can be successfully transferred to a computer-based learning system. A program that presents the Bible as an interesting and trustworthy guide for life can be successfully used as part of an adult's search for spiritual meaning.

Subject Area

Bible--Study and teaching--Data processing; Bible--Study and teaching--Automation

DOI

https://dx.doi.org/10.32597/dmin/610

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