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JAARS, Waxhaw, NC, USA
Sponsor: JAARS VMS
Courses offered include:
1. Vernacular Media Specialist Training
This training gives instruction and hands-on experience in all aspects of vernacular media work in Wycliffe. Concepts covered range from strategizing for use of appropriate media, communication principles, evaluating media, designing programs, choosing an appropriate recording platform, and instruction in various recording platforms.
2. Program and Curriculum Design [more...]
"Good News", "Look, Listen and Live", "The Living Christ", clipart CD
"Good News" is an evangelistic Bible teaching audio-visual. It presents a quick Bible overview from Creation to Christ's resurrection in 20 pictures, with a further 20 pictures of basic teaching on the Christian Life.
The "Look, Listen and Live" series of 8 audio-visuals gives studies of Old Testament characters, the life of Jesus, and the young Church. There are 24 pictures in each book.
"The Living Christ" series of Bible pictures illustrates the Life of Christ, from Creation to His second coming. [more...]
The Making of a dramatised audio Bible
This inspiring "Making Of" video takes us behind the scenes of the recording of "The Bible Experience" audio Bible - a high quality dramatisation of the whole Bible by professional actors (including Samuel L Jackson, Denzel Washington, Blair Underwood). [more...]
This video from Theovision, Ghana, tells of how they set up a Bible listening programme for school children and the effects they have seen coming from it.
The children are split into three age groups. After prayers, the youngest listen to Bible audio cassettes in Akan, the local language, while the older groups listen in English. This is then followed by a time when the pupils can ask questions about what they have heard. Finally, at the end of the hour, there is prayer focussing on what has been learned. [more...]
Digital audio player from Global Recordings Network
The Saber is a solid-state digital player with hand wind power. It enables people to listen to Scripture in areas without electricity.
It has an amplifier, speaker and sound box, so it can play at significant volume with good quality. This makes it ideal for use in groups. It handles speech and music equally well.
The Saber is powered from internal rechargeable batteries. A built in generator allows the machine to be recharged by turning the handle. External power sources, such as AC/DC power packs, solar panels, or batteries, can also be used to recharge the machine. [more...]
Talking Bibles produces single-voice audio recordings of translated Scriptures and makes them available in Talking Bible audio players for people around the world who cannot read.
The Talking Bible contains a complete audio New Testament or whole Bible in a sealed unit that has the appearance of a regular Bible. Instead of turning printed pages to read, the non-reader presses a button to hear.
"MegaVoice seeks to make the spoken, transforming message of the Word of God accessible to every non-reader in the world in a language they can understand."
MegaVoice produces audio players which can be used to listen to Scripture by those who cannot read or who prefer to listen. Many hours of recordings can be contained in a single device, each of which is rugged, portable and data-secure.
Available are the solar-powered Envoy and Story Teller.
Scripture Promotion and Resource Knowledgebase (SPARK) Website
SPARK is a site designed to gather knowledge about the use and effectiveness of media programs in mission/ministry environments, with the purpose of promoting Scripture use. This collaborative site, based on the MediaWiki interface, contains knowledge that has been added and used by people like you.
This vernacular media website provides written, visual, and oral strategies to communicate to oral ethnic groups.
The Vision of GRN is that people might hear and understand God's word in their heart language - especially those who are oral communicators and those who do not have Scriptures in a form they can access. They do this by producing culturally appropriate audio and audio-visual materials.
They have recently launched the Saber audio player.
Recordings are now available in over 5,700 different languages.