Over the past two weeks, I’ve had communication with two sources who are taking my Disseminary ideas to heart. It’s not clear just what’s going to happen in either case; experience teaches me that people rarely get the idea at all, and among those who get the idea, none have been willing to take it up and put some energy and resources behind it yet.
Still, hearing (out of the blue) from interested correspondents at a southern theological school, and (even more surprisingly) hearing that Seabury might be interested in orienting itself more comprehensively toward online education, comes as an affirmation for ideas that I had almost given up on seeing in play. In conversations at the trustees meeting yesterday, people were expressing fiery enthusiasm for the possibilities of letting go of impedimenta from conventional physical-space pedagogy, and letting Seabury learn how to grow into digitally-indigenous education.
I’m not holding my breath. But I’m curious to see what happens next.