A deacon’s continuing education is intended
to enhance his ministry, not hinder it by time constraints
or by interrupting personal, professional or pastoral
responsibilities. The Josephinum’s Distance
Learning Program for the Diaconate offers deacons
the flexibility to participate when schedules permit,
on an individualized basis.
Research has shown that distance learning is equally
or more effective than traditional instruction when
the method and technologies used are appropriate to
the instructional tasks, when there is student-to-student
interaction, and when there is timely teacher-to-student
feedback. All of these elements are integrated into
the Distance Learning Program for the Diaconate.
Not all adults learn alike. Some may learn best from
visual stimuli, such as video, others by listening
or interacting with a computer program. The Distance
Learning Program for the Diaconate accommodates a
wide variety of learning styles.
Deacons form a unique community within the Church.
The Josephinum’s courses are designed to promote
a spirit of collegiality among deacons through real-time
voice and text-based chat; through forums; and through
team projects and frequent group interaction.
Whether you are located a short drive from the Josephinum
or two thousand miles away; whether you are in an
urban, suburban, or rural setting, the Josephinum’s
Distance Learning Program for the Diaconate is where
you are – fellow deacons ready to provide practical
solutions for practical men. Diaconorum, Diaconis,
Distance Learning Program for the Diaconate
The Pontifical College Josephinum
7625 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43235
1-877-9DEACON (toll free)