Wednesday, January 20, 2010

ND Program Creates Online Spiritual Dialogue

In February, ... through the program “Tender, Strong, and True: Living the Gospel Daily,” expert panels will discuss a variety of topical issues from a faith-based perspective. Integrating social media and Internet broadcast capabilities, viewers will be able to participate in the discussions live.

The Tender, Strong, and True series opens on Sunday, Feb. 7 from 8:00-8:45 p.m. EST with “Persevering in Prayer: Getting It Started and Keeping It Going.” The program will feature panelists
Rev. Brian Daley, the Catherine F. Huisking Chair in Theology, and Tami Schmitz, assistant director of spirituality for Notre Dame Campus Ministry. Monsignor Michael Heintz ’08 Ph.D, director of Notre Dame’s Master of Divinity program, will serve as the moderator.

Each program will be broadcast online via UStream, a website consisting of a network of channels that provide a platform for live video streaming of events online. Once users log into Notre Dame’s UStream page, they enjoy a high quality, TV-like viewing experience that also allows them the opportunity to interact with panelists via Twitter, Facebook, or other online social media.

“Ustream’s technology provides the Alumni Association the opportunity to reach a much larger alumni audience than more conventional tools,” Sullivan states. “The live program and its interactive component create an event that encourages a community of learners.”

For those who cannot participate in live airings, each broadcast will be archived both on the Notre Dame Ustream site and on [source]

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