Pacific College of Health 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., PowerPoint slides, 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. Students and faculty 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 faculty 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
The program director, registrar, student advisor, faculty, 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, child care referral, domestic violence, finances, mental-emotional, and other issues to students and their families.
Online 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 faculty difficulties.
ELECTRONIC LIBRARY RESOURCES
All students have access to the college’s extensive electronic library resources, including the Cochrane Library of systematic reviews, the ProQuest Ebooks Central and Nursing and Allied Health databases, plus AltHealth Watch, CINAHL, Medline with full text, 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 InterLibrary Loan (ILL).