Augustine Institute Catholic Distance Education
Effective Fall, 2013
Distance Education Student
Busy mother, school teacher and student, Tamara, speaks about the flexibility of Augustine Institute Catholic Distance Education.
Augustine Institute Distance Education: State-of-the-Art Online Catholic Education
The Augustine Institute incorporates modern media and technology to impart ancient wisdom. Our Distance Education program is unique in the world of Catholic Theology in its state-of-the-art approach and delivery. Our curriculum and faculty are devoted to preparing leaders for the New Evangelization.
Making Distance Education Personal
Distance Education at the Augustine Institute is live, immersive and fully interactive. Interact with faculty, advisors and fellow students using real-time, two-way communication. As an Augustine Institute distance education student you become a member of a community of learners, fully integrated with our on-campus program. In addition, events such as special lectures from top theologians around the world, retreats and spiritual formation programs will be available to you as a member of the Augustine Institute community.
Innovative Media Production Capability
We aspire to be vanguards of the New Evangelization. Our facility, located in the heart of the Denver Tech Center, features the latest in video production, online delivery methodologies, and a professional production team who bring to our initiatives a wealth of media industry experience to reconnect Catholics to their faith.
Live Video Streaming or On Demand
Class lectures are live-streamed and recorded, offering distance education students the opportunity to watch the lectures either in real time or at their own convenience. Students can participate live in class as if they were in the room, and can ask questions during lectures using instant messaging. Video recordings can be accessed at your computer or mobile device for later use from the course website. We provide accessible and unlimited technical support to help you navigate the technology and tools.
One-on-One Interaction with Professors
Our faculty is unique in its blend of advanced theological degrees and pastoral experience on the front lines of the New Evangelization. In our Distance Education programs, you will have an opportunity for direct interaction with professors in a small-group or one-on-one setting. All distance education students will have access to professor office hours via Skype.
State of the Art Learning Tools
The program features the most advanced online tools for course interaction and resources. The course management system allows students to…
- View course outlines and syllabi
- Interact with fellow students through a dynamic message board
- Interact with faculty using live and recorded video
- Participate in live video classrooms
- Send homework using a variety of media including Word docs, pdf’s, audio and video
- Take quizzes and tests in the online environment
- View progress at any time
The new delivery method will require the following technological capabilities from our students:
- a computer less than 5 years old
- a web cam
- a microphone head set
- an Internet connection with download speeds of 1.5 Mbps. This can be ascertained at sites such as http://speedtest.net.
The cost of our Distance Education program is $1050 per class (beginning Fall, 2013).
We recommend 2-3 additional hours of study time for each hour of lecture. Thus, a student enrolled in a three credit hour course should plan to devote at least 6 hours per week to coursework.
Is the Augustine Institute for You?
Our students include catechists, recent college graduates, parents, lay leaders, educators, clergy and religious, and Catholics from a variety of professions. Whether you are seeking personal enrichment, catechetical certification, continuing education credits or a graduate degree in Theology, the Augustine Institute is your resource for growing in your Catholic faith.