I’m thrilled to be reviewing John Walton’s Old Testament Genres course from the new Logos Mobile Ed program (other posts in the series are here)! In my previous posts, I discussed the video and supplemental materials. Briefly, I want to address Mobile Ed on the iPhone/iPad.
Mobile Ed on the Logos iPhone/iPad App
I don’t have an iPad, so I’ll need to restrict myself to the iPhone app.
First, the Logos iPhone app is highly recommended; anyone with Logos and an iPhone needs to get this app! Imagine having a huge Biblical library in your iPhone: commentaries, maps, Greek/Hebrew, and exegetical tools. But how does the app work with Logos Mobile Ed?
Extremely well, I must say! There’s very little to say because in this instance I think showing is better than telling. All screenshots are taken from my iPhone.
The workbook (iPhone vertical):
The lectures (iPhone horizontal):
These images should show that everything looks and works naturally. It’s all straightforward and professional. The video is smooth and looks excellent on the iPhone. I can only imagine this is even better on an iPad. Really, the only downside is an inherent limitation with the iPhone: you can’t watch a video and take notes at the same time.
So, top marks to Logos for the Logos Mobile Ed integration in the iOS app. The app in general is excellent.
I’ve covered the video and supplemental material, now we’ll turn to the actual content of John Walton’s Old Testament Genres course itself.
I mentioned the Logos Mobile Ed podcast earlier, and now is as good a time as any to say that I highly recommend this podcast; the majority of it is fascinating conversations with/between visiting scholars. Here is an episode about the Mobile Ed experience itself.