This page will provide you with a limited look into the Virtual Classroom for "Lent: Dying, Rising, and Living Anew" by Dr. Rick Lowery, PhD.
The "public peek" shows limited samples of some of the interactive features of the Virtual Classroom and its learning community. Although a limited subset of the available features and only a few of the available postings, all of the samples shown here are live direct from the real Virtual Classroom.
In addition to the samples shown below, the Virtual Classroom also includes:
The purpose of this public peek is to give you a brief sample and insight into the user experience of this course.
The course will consist of six weekly video-on-demand sessions, each featuring Dr. Lowery's lecture and a discussion of the text between Dr. Lowery and Rev. McCrae. The video-on-demand is delivered with Adaptive Streaming support from 386-kbps to 3,800-kpbs in nine steps. Adaptive Streaming sends the highest quality file that each user's broadband connection will allow.
Also included in the course will be six weekly live conference calls with Dr. Lowery for interactive discussions and Q&A.
The video you see when you click the button above is a short sample of the video used for this course.
The full Virtual Classroom for this course has an unlimited interactive Class Forum where students, instructors and mentors can exchange ideas and comments. Shown below are four forum threads with the most-recent activity.
|Subject||Author||Date & Time||Comments|
|Is there a course book?||Elaine Schoepf||1/20/2016 8:06 PM||0|
|New web design implemented successfully!||Bill Anderton||3/15/2013 4:09 PM||0|
|A Note About Background Noise On the Conference Calls||Bill Anderton||2/28/2013 1:25 PM||0|
|Idolatry of Self||Norman Stolpe||2/25/2013 6:05 PM||0|
The full Virtual Classroom for this course has an unlimited number of Class Notices. Shown below are three most recent notices.
To read the full Class Notice, please click on each headline shown below.
The recording of the second live conference call of 02/07/2013 has been posted.
We now support Apple and Android mobile devices! We have completed our upgrade to Adobe Media Server v5 Extended.
The recording of the first live conference call of 01/31/2013 has been posted.
The full Virtual Classroom for this course has an unlimited number of Class Feature Stories. Shown below are three most recent stories.
To read the full Class Feature Story, please click on each headline shown below.
Videos Use Adaptive Streaming
All of our video-on-demand feature Adaptive Stream techniques. This technology allows our Media Servers to automatically and dynamically adjust the bit-rate of each of our videos to best fit the capacity of your broadband connection and adapt to any network congestion you might experience with your connection.
Adaptive Streaming Implemented
All of the videos in this couse use out new Adaptive Stream technology. If you have sufficient of bandwidth, you will automatically see the 1080-HD version. If you have less connectivity, the server will automatically throttle down to be best quality that your connection will support. The adaption process is dynamic so it will even adjust (throttling up and down as needed) to make sure you have the best possible viewing experience. In this course, we are currently supporting 8,884-kbps (1,920x1,080) on the high end and 328kbps (416x234) on the low end.
Introduction To the Connected Community
The Connected Community is devoted to member and student socialization, free workshops and news. It is the student activity center, student union and community center of all of our participants; serving students, faculty, staff, alumni, guests AND people just here to look around. We offer a variety of programs, activities, services and free educational workshops.
The full Virtual Classroom for this course has an unlimited Class Calendar. Shown below are three most recent entries.
To read the full Calendar entry, please click on each entry shown below.
Click here to order the course online for sermon prep for $79.99 per student.
Click here for course details.
Click here for the flyer PDF file.
Click here for the brochure PDF file.
Click here to read the course syllabus.
Click here to read press release #1.
Click here to read about Rick Lowery.
Click here to read about Linda McCrae.
Click here to read the anticipated course outcomes.