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EMS Education in the Age of COVID-19 - EMSWorld EMS Education in the Age of COVID-19 - EMSWorld Posted: 29 Oct 2020 12:00 AM PDT The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the delivery of education drastically and possibly forever. When schools began shutting down in March to curb the spread of the virus, educators had less than two weeks to convert in-person, interactive curricula into completely virtual, contactless classrooms. Accomplishing this seamlessly was challenging for medical and allied health profession schools, like EMS programs, where patient contact and practicing skills on classmates is an essential component of the training. Yet EMS professionals rose to the occasion. We profile a few of them here. Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, Ore. Gary Heigel, paramedic program director and chair of the Emergency Services Department at RCC, says his department is fairly progressive with how it delivers education, with moves in recent year

MACU emerges as a leader in online education - Oklahoman.com

MACU emerges as a leader in online education - Oklahoman.com


MACU emerges as a leader in online education - Oklahoman.com

Posted: 09 Apr 2020 12:00 AM PDT

Most Mid-America Christian University courses are available online. [PHOTO PROVIDED]
Most Mid-America Christian University courses are available online. [PHOTO PROVIDED]

While some colleges and universities are just ramping up their online course offerings in light of the current health crisis, Mid-America Christian University is already positioned to meet the needs of remote students.

In fact, all of the university's courses are offered online, and it's nothing new. MACU helped pioneer online Christian education in Oklahoma more than 20 years ago. Currently, all certificate and degree programs are being offered 100 percent online to ensure student safety amid the COVID-19 crisis. 

"These uncertain times can actually present educational opportunities," said MACU College of Adult and Graduate Studies Vice President Dr. Bobbie Spurgeon-Harris. "At MACU, you can choose from more than 140 degree and certificate programs that will set you on the path to achieve your personal and professional goals. And, almost every one of our classes are offered 100 percent online."

Whether you are changing careers during times of layoffs, positioning yourself for a better job when the economy improves or taking advantage of financial aid and reduced living expenses, MACU offers a wide range of opportunities – certificate programs, undergraduate programs and graduate programs – all completely online.

"We have been preparing for this moment, and we are ready to support you now," Spurgeon-Harris said. "We have systems designed for studying from home, from library and database resources to support services that include tutoring and an online writing center." 

In addition to serving proven online courses, MACU has received local and national praise for its accredited degree programs. For two consecutive years, Oklahomans voted the university's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program as the state's best among private universities. On a national scale, several of MACU's degrees have received accolades for affordability, flexibility, and cost. 

"We are one of the most affordable private universities in the Oklahoma City area," said Spurgeon-Harris. "It is our goal to see that every student who is willing to learn has the opportunity to earn their education and graduate with a life-changing degree." 

Mid-America Christian University students can work remotely on courses for more than 140 degree and certificate programs.
Mid-America Christian University students can work remotely on courses for more than 140 degree and certificate programs.

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