One year has passed since the launch of Connect, the Seminary's online course program. Online classes are in such high demand that both semesters' courses were filled to capacity. Most importantly, we met our goal of providing students with classes that helped them accomplish their learning goals, in their own communities, and on their own schedules.
Here's what some of the students had to say in their anonymous, end-of-the-term evaluations:
"...everything went very smoothly and I look forward to taking more courses online. Excellent vision from Multnomah to provide this opportunity for those of us still in ministry that live some distance from campus."
"I loved this class, the books, the prof, the chatting, the case studies, but especially the discussion questions. Those required specific thought & study."
"This course was an excellent compliment to my on-campus studies and the on-line classes offer an added measure of flexibility to scheduling. Overall this has been an excellent experience and I would highly recommend this to future students. Thanks for a job very well done."
"Answering the questions online and the chat times made the course feel more personal than on-campus classes feel sometimes."
As Connect looks forward to its second year operating as a pilot program, we will double the number of courses offered, evaluate and sharpen the program, and do our very best to provide a quality learning option for anyone, anywhere.