Practicing the disseminary: technology lessons from Napster

Adam, A.K.M. (2002) Practicing the disseminary: technology lessons from Napster. Teaching Theology and Religion, 5(1), pp. 10-16. (doi: 10.1111/1467-9647.00113)

Full text not currently available from Enlighten.

Publisher's URL:


Whatever will happen in the way of the confluence of pedagogy and technology, it will not so much perpetuate past models in more efficient ways as it will reflect a stronger element of (for example) the unanticipated success of Napster. The author suggests a fivefold interpretation of Napster's implications as a guideline of what cybermedia do well, and how theological educators can use cybermedia to enrich their classroom teaching by distinguishing online from in-class education. Cybermedia serve best when they do not duplicate or usurp functions best accomplished in person, and personal interaction thrives when not burdened with information-transmission that might as well take place online.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Adam, Dr A K M
Authors: Adam, A.K.M.
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies
Journal Name:Teaching Theology and Religion
ISSN (Online):1467-9647
Published Online:10 January 2003

University Staff: Request a correction | Enlighten Editors: Update this record