Registration is now open
Thank you for your interest in registering. Our summer session will begin on June 12, 2018.
Our registration schedule is the following:
Early Bird Registration Begins: March 18 and Ends: April 22, 2018 (11:55 PM)
Regular Registration Begins: April 23, 2018 and Ends: June 3, 2018 (11:55 PM)
Late Registration between June 4, 2018 – June 21, 2018: There is a late registration fee of $25.00 and a transaction fee. Discounts are not available for late registrations.
If you would like to be added to our mailing list for future DDBC sessions, please submit the form below.
DDBC is an ONLINE course. Most of the Module sessions will be available to you on a weekly basis – 24/7. There will be a couple of sessions that will be held live and the recordings will be available to you in a 24-48-hour period. This way if you are unable to attend, you will have access to the webinar content.
All participants will be assigned a coach who will be available to you to answer questions and who will meet with you online on a regular basis.
One of our goals is to provide you with an experience which demonstrates how an online community can be shaped and formed, by reading and engaging with other participants on the class blog and class wiki, by engaging with one another using social media tools, in small group GoToMeeting sessions, as well as via email contact.
We are providing an online learning experience that requires your weekly participation. Each module consists of a video overview, additional information on the class blog page, and additional assignments that are completed using the class blog. There is also a three-week period that can be used to catch up with modules that are incomplete.
Please be sure to read our cancellation policy in the Orientation handout given to enrolled participants, and as described below.
All LIVE Webinar sessions (June 12 and 14, and August 30) will be from 8-9 PM Eastern Time.
Schedule for DDBC Summer 2018
(Live Webinar) Tuesday, June 12, 2018 GoToWebinar Practice Session – Optional
(Live Webinar) Thursday, June 14, 2018 DDBC Orientation (Module 1)
Between June 15 – 23, 2018, participants will view 5 recorded, half-hour Lab videos on the following topics: Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, Gravatar, and PB Wiki. These Lab Videos will assist you in setting up the corresponding accounts and connecting to us for the remainder of the course. Lab videos are viewed at your own pace, independently.
TBD – Lab Q&A Session – Your coach will schedule a session for those who may have questions and troubleshoot setting up the various Lab tools.
Week of June 24, 2018 – Social Networking: Creating Communities for Christ (Module 2)
Week of July 1, 2018 – Collaboration Tools: Online Collaborating and Organizing for Ministry (Module 3)
Week of July 8, 2018 – Mobile Devices for Ministry (Module 4)
Week of July 15, 2018 – Digital Storytelling: Evangelizing in the Digital World (Module 5)
Week of July 22, 2018 – Websites for Ministry (Module 6)
Week of July 29, 2018 – Ten Great Ideas for Your Classroom or Ministry (Module 7)
July 30 – August 29, 2018 – GRACE PERIOD: Those who are working on a Capstone Project or completing work for the CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE must complete their work by August 29th.
(Live Webinar) Thursday, August 30, 2018 – The Capstone Project (Module 8 – for Pastoral Technology Certificate candidates)
For those enrolling in the Pastoral Technology Certificate Level ONLY, there are a few more due dates:
- Capstone First Proposal due – September 15, 2018
- Capstone Project FINAL Proposal Due – September 29, 2018
- Implement Capstone Project period – September 15 – November 15
- Draft Capstone Project Essay and Article due – December 1
- FINAL Capstone Project Article & Essay Due – December 15
Wondering how much it costs? Please refer to the information on our registration form to see all the pricing options. Just click on the EventBrite registration link on the right sidebar.
If you can involve three or more people from your parish, diocese or organization, we can offer you a 20% discount off the Regular Registration price! To find out more,
Cancellation and Refund Policy – DDBC Summer 2018
DDBC Start Date: June 12, 2018
Withdrawal Deadline for refund minus $50 administrative fee: Monday, July 2, 2018
After July 2, 2018, no refund will be issued. However, all participants who have paid for registration have one year to continue to access the materials online. (June 2018 – June 2019)
For more information, please submit the form below.
Continuing Education Units
DDBC is approved by the University of Dayton for 3.5 Continuing Education Unit (CEU)s. Participants who complete all required work as specified in the Pastoral Technology Certificate level will be eligible to apply for these CEUs.