Information Studies Faculty Publication

With SPU colleagues Bruce Baker (Business) and Mike Langford (Theology), director and associate professor of Information Studies Michael Paulus recently published an article in Christian Scholar’s Review titled “A Framework for DigitalWisdom in Higher Education.”

The abstract reads:

Institutions of higher education have a crucial role and responsibility at this moment of technological change to form people who will flourish in our so-called digital age. The speed with which digital information and communication technologies have permeated our lives has left little time for critical reflection on how we may intentionally integrate them into our lives. Regardless of when we were born or the depth of our technological expertise, we are all of us digitally naïve. Individually and collectively, we are still learning how to use new and emerging digital technologies well and wisely. This essay presents a framework that includes theological principles, cultural critiques, and formative practices that can help us—as both educators and learners—move from a position of digital naiveté toward one of digital wisdom.

Michael J. Paulus, Jr., Bruce D. Baker, and Michael D. Langford, Christian Scholar’s Review XLIX:1 (Fall 2019): 43-61, available from

Paulus, Baker, and Langford regularly post reflections on theology and technology in the digital age at the Patheos site Digital Wisdom.