Pacific College of 健康 and Science has been at the forefront of online education in each of the professions it represents. Foregoing what at the time was standard online education, i.e., 幻灯片, reading assignments and online forums (in other words, boring and uninspiring), Pacific College embraced live, synchronous online delivery to replicate the closeness and camaraderie of the on-site educational experience, all while providing the convenience of online education. 学生 and 教师 see and hear each other, share their thoughts and assignments, and work in small groups in real time from the comfort of their home or office.
Pacific College can achieve such outcomes because its online team includes, not only the widest variety of subject matter experts, but specialists in online education instructional design who work closely with 教师 members to ensure the best online educational experience.
All classes at Pacific College apply the most relevant tenets of adult education theory:
- Adult learners have a role in the content and delivery of classroom knowledge.
- Adult experiences contribute to learning and enrich the classroom experience.
- Adults learn best by applying the information they need to learn.
- Adults need to see the relevance of the knowledge being delivered.
STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES
项目负责人, 注册商, 学生顾问, 教师, and academic dean are available in person, by
phone, teleconference, and email to provide student support in their respective areas.
Well-Connect Student Resource Services provide assistance with housing, 儿童保健咨询, 家庭暴力, 财务状况, 种心理, and other issues to students and their families.
在线 Education Tech Support
The college provides technology support through a help desk ticket system. During the online courses,
there is a technical support person available in the class to troubleshoot student or 教师 difficulties.
ELECTRONIC LIBRARY RESOURCES
All students have access to the college’s extensive electronic 图书馆资源, including the Cochrane 图书馆 of systematic reviews, the ProQuest Ebooks Central and 护理 and Allied 健康 databases, 加上Alt健康看, CINAHL, Medline全文, and a significant selection of ejournals through EBSCO Host. All these resources can be accessed through the search box at the top of the library’s web page. Articles that are not available as full text can be requested through Inter图书馆 Loan (ILL).