Nazarene Bible College Partners with South Pacific Nazarene Theological College
This week Nazarene Bible College has hosted Perlita dela Peret, Principal of South Pacific Nazarene Theological College - Micronesia, to discuss ways that NBC can partner with SPNTC in the delivery of online classes (http://online.spntc.org).
Principal Peret spent two days learning the basic functions of the NBC online program, dCourseWeb, and seeing how it can be used to provide greater accessibility to education in the Philippians, Fiji Islands, and Guam. Principal Peret commented, "My two days of going through the system from an administrator's point of view was very helpful. You have such a supportive team in the office. Their willingness to help me was clearly a manifestation of their servant attitude. I am really grateful that I could have access to such a support group. I have seen what the Global Church is like with the way you and your team are working with me.”
SPNTC – Micronesia wants to expand their program to include online education as an avenue for training pastors in the region who cannot easily attend classes at one of SPNTC's five branch locations. Currently, each pastor must fly to Guam, at a cost of approximately $600 apiece, to participate in the MCOS classes. This will provide a tremendous savings to the South Pacific Church of the Nazarene districts. This online ministerial training program will enable the South Pacific Nazarene Theological College to train more pastors, more quickly, and more thoroughly—for a fraction of the cost.
The Online Program Management System developed by Nazarene Bible, dCourseWeb (http://www.dcourseweb.com), is now being used by over 25 other colleges and universities to deliver quality online education. The program has a proven history of incorporating all the best practices in online education, which continually receives national recognition within the higher education community.
Filed Under: Blog Published: 08/14/2009