Friday, 27 February 2015

ACSA’s e-Reader project Goes Live

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa’s e-reader project goes live today. The project was launched last year to promote electronic learning and academic dialogues throughout the Province. It is the project’s intention eventually to give theological students across Africa easier access to online lectures and electronic libraries.

With physical libraries being rare, remote and increasingly unaffordable in the African continent, the e-reader project will enable us in future to provide access to online theological journals and books to clergy, ordinands and laity.

The users of the e-reader programme will be able to do the following once the project is rolled out fully:
  • Read key texts integral to their theological education and formation,
  • Research their sermons and other forms of public address,
  • Deepen their awareness of the Christian tradition and contemporary challenges,
  • Access new information,
  • Support the vision, mission and priorities of the ACSA and the Centre for Reflection and Development (CRD), and 
  • Raise literacy levels and develop skills for reading critically and creatively.
The project is being implemented in collaboration with the College of Transfiguration in Grahamstown and will serve as a major electronic resource for students and clergy involved in academic reading and research. 

The e-reader project is housed at the Centre for Reflection and Development in Bishopscourt; ordinands, clergy and laity will be allowed to download readings by appointment only.

For those interest in exploring the e-reader project, kindly submit your email addresses to Maropeng Moholoa on e-reader {at} anglicanchurchsa.org.za or call 021 763 1300 / +27 21 763 1300.

We thank the Compass Rose Society, the Anglican Communion Office, Trinity Church Wall Street, the Motsepe Foundation and The Archbishop Thabo Makgoba Development Trust for the support they have given us thus far for this project.

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