Who said I have no experience in online courses? I completed plenty of courses utilizing an online system called RODP (Regents online degree program http://rodp.org) through the University I was with, I even teach a course through this system with the same University. However, these courses were general ed courses like "English Composition I", "General Psychology I", etc on top of my campus course load and they were not biology courses or courses with a clinical or a lab component, although I feel that lab component courses like A & P can be taught online IF a student has the drive and the motivation to achieve such a thing, as a matter of fact I am a teaching assistant for Anatomy & Physiology I and II, and one of my responsibilities is maintaining one of the online Anatomy & Physiology II courses for the University.For Medic Rob who has no experience in online education I would invite you to attend one of our sessions online. Having a closed mind to today's technology is probably due to lack of knowledge. I agree with him that skills cannot be taught online, although we do have videos for students to review before they come for their skills training at our facility.
Welcome to the site Brad. Thanks for coming here and responding to the critics. The explanation of your programs methods intrigues me, I will have to check them out so I can see if I should start suggesting it as well. I am glad to hear that the students leave with college credits something that has lacked even with the more established programs.Hello Everyone,
My name is Brad Newbury and I am the Program Director for NMETC's Online Paramedic program. I have over 15 years of EMS education and worked tirelessly to make sure that our program was not like the other "online programs" I looked at others and wanted to make sure that our program was something altogether different than just reading ppt and taking exams.
I'm planning on taking my BS through UT San Antonio, fwiw. I'm pretty impressed that the school has a branch up in Massachusetts. One question I have, do the Mass. students have to pay OOS Tuition?<snip>
We are an extension program of the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in Massachusetts. All of our paramedic students are UT students as well and at the completion of the program students are awarded 33 college credits from the University.
The credits are award as part of the overall tuition at our school. So it is different than what Texas students pay. It is complicated because the State of Texas offsets the local students tuition for paramedic school.I'm planning on taking my BS through UT San Antonio, fwiw. I'm pretty impressed that the school has a branch up in Massachusetts. One question I have, do the Mass. students have to pay OOS Tuition?