We transform educational systems by pioneering radically affordable educational models for the poor and the developing world.
Free Courses and Training for Christians Serving the Poor and Developing World
The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) movement was started by MIT and Harvard who took their best courses and made them available in their entirety for free online. Since then over 100 million students have signed up for MOOCs. City Vision is joining this movement by providing for free some of our best courses for Christians serving the poor and the developing world. Our first three MOOCs were launched on Udemy with the goal of helping equip Christian leaders to educate these groups and include:
City Vision Online Library
City Vision also provides free training resources for Christians serving the poor at library.cityvision.edu. The site has thousands of training pages, audio and video recordings, a directory of over 100,000 Christian ministries and a Christian grant directory.
The current model for Christian higher education cannot meet the world's needs.
Christians need to find "new wineskins" through disruptive innovation in Christian higher education.
Christian Higher Education Innovation Alliance (CHEIA)
There is a growing consensus that the current model for Christian higher education is unsustainable, and Christians need to find “new wineskins” through disruptive innovation in Christian higher education. We can only do that through collaboration and sharing ideas. To help address this need, TechMission co-founded and helps to lead in the Christian Higher Education Innovation Alliance (cheia.org).
CHEIA is a collaboration of 120+ innovators to support the global growth of Christian higher education serving the majority world and the poor. The leaders in CHEIA represent many of the top Christian higher education institutions in the world. CHEIA provides live and online workshops, free courses and runs an online discussion with hundreds of messages each year. We aim for this group to help Christian leaders discern the new models of Christian higher education that God plans to use for the next century.
Third Millennium Partnership
Third Millennium is the largest Christian massive open online course (MOOC) provider. Thirdmill has produced 27 seminary-level Bible and theology courses. With animated graphics, 350+ expert interviews from all parts of the global church, partners implementing the curriculum have impacted over 650,000 supervised students both online and offline.
Thirdmill has partnered with City Vision to submit their program for accreditation under City Vision in 2019. Students may choose to do self-study in the free version of Thirdmill’s curriculum and have that work evaluated for prior learning credit or pay a small fee for faculty-led courses in our accredited undergraduate ($100/credit) or graduate ($125/credit) certificate in ministry.
Other Radically Affordable Degree Completion Partnerships
City Vision partners with unaccredited high-quality educational programs that align with our mission to evaluate their students for prior learning credit.