Research on media-based educational projects on religious themes

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Start Date: 
Sun, 09/01/1991
End Date: 
Tue, 03/31/1992

Kenneth Corr, Jr., designed a research project to investigate how faith communities could use mass-mediated electronic communication for religious education programs. After consulting with a broad array of religious educators, film makers, documentarians, multi-media artists, and so on, he wrote an extensive report concluding that "it seems almost inevitable that in future decades religious communities will turn to film and electronic media as an educational and communication resource." Given that perspective, the project outlined the following recommendations with respect to the development of film projects for religious education. Film projects should: a) have a multimedia orientation, b) have a well articulated educational outreach strategy, c) utilize new pedagogical approaches enabling films to be more interactive educational experiences, d) demonstrate scholarly standards in their research methodologies, and e) always have a strategy for broadcast and distribution congruent with the earlier described educational plan. (MH)