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Arft, Justin, Deborah Mason, and Amy White. “An Online Course in Religious Studies.” In Fostering Religious Studies across Campus. Edited by Miriam Diamond. Stillwater, OK: New Forums, 2011.

Asante, M. K. “Where Is the White Professor Located?Perspectives Online, 31/6 (1993). Accessed April 3, 2013.

Arroyo, Andrew T.. “It’s Not a Colorless Classroom: Teaching Religion Online to Black College Students Using Transformative, Postmodern Pedagogy.” Teaching Theology and Religion 13 (2010): 35–50.

Arum, Richard, and Josipa Roksa. Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010.

Bady, Aaron. “Questioning Clay Shirky.” Inside Higher Ed. December 2, 2012. Accessed March 21, 2013.

Boettcher, Judith V., and Rita-Marie Conrad. The Online Teaching Survival Guide: Simple and Practical Pedagogical Tips. San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 2010.

Bustillos, Maria. “Venture Capital’s Massive, Terrible Idea for the Future of College.” The Awl. January 31, 2013. Accessed March 21, 2013.

Clines, David J. A. “Learning, Teaching, and Researching Biblical Studies, Today and Tomorrow.” Journal of Biblical Literature 129/1 (2010): 5–29.

Conrad, Rita-Marie, and J. Ana Donaldson. Engaging the Online Learner: Activities and Resources for Creative Instruction. San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 2011.

Crawley, Anita. Supporting Online Students: A Guide to Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating Services. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2012.

Crutcher, M., and M. Zook. “Placemarks and Waterlines: Racialized Cyberscapes in Post-Katrina Google Earth.” Geoforum 40 (2009): 523–524.

Edmundson, Mark. “The Trouble with Online Education.” New York Times. July 19, 2012. Accessed March 21, 2013.

Fredericksen, E., A. Pickett, W. Pelz, K. Swan, and P. Shea. "Student Satisfaction and Perceived Learning with Online Courses: Principles and Examples from the SUNY Learning Network." In Online Education, vol. 1: Learning Effectiveness and Faculty Satisfaction. Edited by J. Bourne. Nashville, TN:  Center for Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2000: 7–36.

Freire, Paulo. Pedagogy of the Oppressed. 30th anniversary ed. Translated by M. Bergman Ramos. New York: Continuum, 1993.

Gadamer, Hans-Georg. Truth and Method. 2nd revised ed. Translated by J. Weinsheimer and D. G. Marshall. London: Continuum, 2004.

Gallup, Inc. “America’s Call for Higher Education Redesign: The 2012 Lumina Foundation Study of the American Public’s Opinion on Higher Education.” Lumina Foundation. February 5, 2013. Accessed April 3, 2013.

Gaytan, Jorge. "Visions Shaping the Future of Online Education: Understanding Its Historical Evolution, Implications, and Assumptions." Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration 10.2 (2007). Accessed April 3, 2013.

Green, K. C. The Campus Computing Survey. The Campus Computing Project. 2010. Accessed April 3, 2013.

HASTAC Admin. “A Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital Age.” HASTAC. January 23, 2013. Accessed April 3, 2013.

Jaschik, Scott. “MOOC Mess.” Inside Higher Ed. February 4, 2013. Accessed April 3, 2013.

Kanarek, J. “The Pedagogy of Slowing Down: Teaching Talmud in a Summer Kollel.” Teaching Theology and Religion 13 (2010): 15–34.

Kolowich, Steve. “Online Learning and Liberal Arts Colleges.” Inside Higher Ed. June 29, 2012. Accessed April 3, 2013.

_____. “The Professors Who Make the MOOCs.” Chronicle of Higher Education. March 18, 2013. Accessed March 21, 2013.

Levesque, Chantal, Kelly Copeland, and Rachel A. Surcliffe. “Conscious and Nonconscious Processes: Implications for Self-Determination Theory.” Canadian Psychology 49/3 (2008): 218–24.

Mangan, Katherine. "Open Education's Wide World of Possibilities." Chronicle of Higher Education. April 29, 2012. Accessed March 21, 2013.

Miller, Charles William. “‘Psalms are Not Interesting’: Learner-centered Approaches to Teaching Biblical Poetry and the Psalms.” In Foster Biblical Scholarship: Essays in Honor of Kent Harold Richards. Edited by Frank Ritchel Ames and Charles William Miller. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2010: 189–212.

Nagel, David. “Six Technologies that Will Impact Higher Ed.” Campus Technology. February 4, 2013. Accessed April 3, 2013.

Parry, Marc. “Tomorrow’s College.” Chronicle of Higher Education. October 31, 2010. Accessed April 3, 2013.

Reich, J., R. Murnane, and J. Willett. “The State of Wiki Usage in U.S. K–12 Schools: Leveraging Web 2.0 Data Warehouses to Assess Quality and Equity in Online Learning Environments.” Educational Researcher 41/1 (2012): 7–15.

Ripley, Amanda. “College Is Dead. Long Live College!” Time Magazine. October 29, 2012. Pages 33–41.

Rovai, A. P., M. K. Ponton, and J. D. Baker, eds. Distance Learning in Higher Education: A Programmatic Approach to Planning, Design, Instruction, Evaluation, and Accreditation. New York: Teachers College Press, 2008.

Sellers, Patricia. “Rethinking the Online Revolution.” CNN Money. February 19, 2013. Accessed April 3, 2013.

Shirky, Clay. “Higher Education: Our MP3 Is the MOOC.” Guardian. December 17, 2012. Accessed April 3, 2013.

_____. “Napster, Udacity, and the Academy.” Clay Shirky. November 12, 2012. Accessed March 21, 2013.

_____. “Your Massively Offline College Is Broken.” Awl. February 7, 2013. Accessed March 21, 2013.

Swan, K. "Virtual Interactivity: Design Factors Affecting Student Satisfaction and Perceived Learning in Asynchronous Online Courses." Distance Education 22/2 (2001): 306–331.

Thurmond, V., K. Wambach, H. Connors, and B. Frey. "Evaluation of Student Satisfaction: And Determining the Impact of a Web-based Environment by Controlling for Student Characteristics." American Journal of Distance Education 16/3 (2002): 169–89.

Tippens, Daryl. “Technology Has Its Place: Behind a Caring Teacher.” Chronicle of Higher Education. August 6, 2012. Accessed March 21, 2013.

Editorial: The Trouble with Online College.” New York Times. February 18, 2013. Accessed April 3, 2013.

Vai, Marjorie, and Kristen Sosulski. Essentials of Online Course Design: A Standards-based Guide. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2011.

Young, J. “Minnesota State Colleges Plan to Offer One-Fourth of Credits Online by 2015.” Chronicle of Higher Education. November 20, 2008. Accessed 3 April 2013.

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