Aidan University has designed our degree programs so they are both practical and academic, teaching our students how to live as well as how to make a living. As such, each of the degrees offered by Aidan University are available through intensive weekend seminars at our Jacksonville Florida campus, independent online work through our Aidan Online Classroom, or local church cohorts. Regardless of how you approach your education at Aidan, you'll always have extensive faculty mentorship designed to help you achieve your academic goals and objectives.
If you have specific areas of interest, or particular needs; let's discuss them. Many of our programs can be customized to meet the needs of a student’s specific academic goals. As you work through your personal academic program, you'll find that Aidan's deans, faculty and staff are always available to counsel with students regarding their academic progress, make tutoring available, arrange for referral to other faculty for additional assistance, and provide assistance, counseling, and registration for classes.
Aidan University is pleased to provide our course content in three different modalities - the Aidan Online Classroom, live weekend intensives at our Jacksonville campus, and via local churches via church-based cohorts.
The Aidan Online Classroom (AOC) provides a state-of-the-art delivery platform for our students.
Employing a dedicated server architecture built upon powerful cloud technology allows our managed services to deliver instantly-provisioned resources to meet the demand of online students. Reliability is the key to success when delivering course content via the Internet. Our high-quality, redundant systems maximize speed and reliability. Students access the AOC from all over the globe.
Aidan University has chosen Moodle as our learning delivery platform. It provides a single robust, secure and integrated system for our online learning environment, and is used and trusted by over 90 million students at institutions and organizations large and small, including Shell, London School of Economics, State University of New York, Microsoft and the Open University. This allows Aidan to provide the most flexible tool-set to support both blended learning and 100% online courses, including external collaborative tools such as forums, wikis, chats and blogs.
The AOC is web-based, and so it can be accessed from anywhere in the world. With a default mobile-compatible interface and cross-browser compatibility, content on the Aidan Online Classroom is easily accessible and consistent across different web browsers and devices.
Aidan University combines our AOC with the Aidan Communications Portal, that provides high-definition audio conferencing, video conferencing, and studio presentations of class broadcasts. International students can access the Aidan Communications Portal free via local phone numbers from over 130 countries.
LIVE WEEKEND INTENSIVE SEMINARS
Our campus in Jacksonville Florida provides students with a secure, convenient location from which to participate in the on-campus intensive seminars.
Aidan University's main lecture laboratory is equipped with computers, presentation equipment, video cameras and high-speed Internet connections. This allows our on-campus seminars to be simultaneously delivered to Aidan's distance learners via the Aidan Communications Portal.
These one-to-four-day intensive seminars are delivered by experienced faculty members, and offer practical insights into specific elements of the courses being taught. Regularly employed by a wide array of colleges and universities, intensive seminars have proven to be an effective means of gaining a significant amount of education in a focused period of time. Students learn new concepts, examine relevant case studies and mix with students from across the country and possibly even around the world. Experiences are shared, solutions found and new knowledge gained. Aidan University's intensive weekend seminars are especially valuable to independent learners who benefit from focused classroom time.
Not simply a lecture or a conference, Aidan's weekend intensive seminars are centered around in-depth, student-driven dialogue with students both local and remote. Preparation for the seminars requires the student complete a set of curated readings. These discussions are augmented by faculty, as well as leading subject matter experts.
Aidan University encourages the creation of Local Church Cohorts to provide an interactive and dynamic setting where students are better able to develop their knowledge and skills. Rather than the professor-teaching-student model of traditional learning, Aidan University's cohort programs bring geographically-proximate students together to build community, foster creativity, build leadership skills, and encourage greater progress.
The leadership team at Aidan University has over 25 years of experience in building a network of educators that are based in a variety of local churches. This experience has given rise to our cohorts. Often centered in a local church (hence the name), they can be also be created in the workplace, within social groups, or even ad hoc individuals whose only means of connection will be the Aidan Communications Portal. Aidan University developed our cohort programs in response to some basic facts about human nature and learning—i.e. people learn better in groups. Thus, students benefit from a cohort program due to the fact that people learn better when they study as part of a group—a cohort.
A standard dictionary definition of cohort is “a group of people banded together or treated as a group.” That is a perfect way to define Aidan University's “cohort program.” Aidan's cohort program “bands people together, and treats them as a group” in our degree programs and courses of study. A simple way to view a cohort program is as a small, locally-organized group of classmates pursuing the same academic regimen.
The purpose, broadly speaking, of our cohort groups is to encourage a more dynamic, collaborative, and supportive learning environment to carry our students successfully through their programs.
|Board of Regents|
|Dr. Jack Kelly
|Dr. Amy Hollingshead
|Dr. Bob Louder
|Rev. Chris Owensby*
|Rev. Charles Brooks*
|Dr. Beth Copeland
|Rev. Angel Chavez
|Rev. Yuri Vallecanas
|Rev. Joseph Gonzalez*
York Haven, PA
|Dr. Harrison Condit
|Dr. Pauline Huges
|Dr. RJ Gosselin
Saint Johns, Florida
|Dr. Kelly McKnight**
|Dr. Jerry Clontz
|Dr. Don Allen*
|Dr. Dennis Henderson
|Dr. C W Joyner
|Dr. Larry Wright
|Dr. Jordan Bowers
|Bishop Henry Williams
|Dr. Charles Travis
|Dr. Keith Jowers
|Dr. Teresa Bates
|Dr. A. G. Quarrie
Bronx, New York
|(*) Indicates Logos Global Network Regional Directors.
Our LGN Regional Directors are ex officio members of the Aidan University Board of Directors.
(**) Dr. Kelly McKnight also serves as the National Director for Outreach for Logos Global Network.
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