"This is the program (Master of Arts in Apologetics) I've been waiting for--a strong blend of rational and imaginative apologetics with a world-class faculty--plus the flexibility of selecting a mix of on-campus and online classes--even within the same semester. As a full-time writer, author and teacher, such flexibility is essential to me. I could not pursue a graduate program at this stage without it. The online course work is no less rigorous than its on-campus equivalent, but these courses allow me to structure my participation to accommodate competing professional and personal responsibilities. With this program I can enjoy the academic environment and resources of the HBU campus, as well as the diversity of an "extended" community of fellow learners whose perspectives enrich my own. Working online, I can study C. S. Lewis with Planet Narnia author and Oxford scholar Michael Ward and never leave home--or discuss cultural influences on Christian belief with a classmate in Japan! Like any worthwhile endeavor, you will get out of this program what you invest in it--but the opportunity exists for a rich and rewarding learning experience."
2016 Master of Arts in Apologetics online program
“After teaching for more than 20 years, I have just completed teaching my first section of an online course and I find myself rather pleased at the outcome. I learned that in the online environment students support each other’s learning. The online discussions and Q&A forums became places where students were encouraged, challenged and supported by someone in addition to me. It was truly a powerful learning community focused on the topics of the week.
By the end of each discussion I had comments from every class member and was able to personally give feedback and contributions to the discussion each week. I loved the fact that while I designed the instruction and created the learning environment, there were many voices in the instructional environment – not just mine. I learned new things along with my students as they explored topics in ways I had not thought about initially.”
“The opportunity to prepare and teach an online course for HBU has proven to be professionally challenging and rewarding. I have enjoyed the process of fine tuning my pedagogical knowledge and skills to fit a format that does not involve face-to-face interaction. Without that element, I must still provide the resources and assignments that create a dynamic, meaningful learning experience. As I keep that goal uppermost in my planning, I look forward to building my skills even further in the future. It has been a career-changing experience!”