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Telehealth & Telemedicine: The Changing Face of Healthcare with the Advent of COVID-19

Decades ago, the mere thought of receiving care, medical advice, or a diagnosis over a webcam and microphone was viewed as something from the Twilight Zone. Today, as the healthcare system tries to continue to serve patients, telehealth and telemedicine has become an integral component of doctor-patient interactions. The personal connections that we have through doctor-patient interactions can still be achieved through the advances in technology using telehealth and telemedicine.

Autism Awareness Month

Over the last few weeks, folks around the country have felt the disorienting effects of having their routine disrupted.

Suddenly people are working from home, going to school online, juggling childcare and household management with Zoom meetings and due dates. Instead of a morning commute, they are figuring out how to troubleshoot conference calls. Instead of dropping kids at school, they are scanning Khan Academy to help with 4th grade math.  

Ice Breakers in Online Instruction

Meaningful interactions are essential when utilizing a face-to-face teaching format, but are even more vital in an online teaching model.

As educators, we must understand our students' strengths and weaknesses, their background, and specific learning style. We have a responsibility to be empathetic and sympathetic to their plight for the duration of instruction and learning.

Professional Email Considerations

Email is its own unique genre of writing. It’s not a letter, not a memo, not a text message, but rather it has its own rhetorical considerations for audience, purpose, tone, and presentation. If you’re brand new to using email regularly, you may find it helpful to explore tutorials on the operation of these tools.

Welcome to the Center for the Advancement of Virtual Organizations

Northcentral University (NCU) was founded in 1996 as a remote institution of higher education with a unique, one-to-one model. Since the start, NCU has grown to encompass six Schools and over 550 remote employees, both full and part-time.

Mary Streit - Irish American Heritage Month

As most Irish-Americans, in my family, we celebrate St Patrick’s Day on March 17th.  When reflecting a bit more on what this day means to me, I pulled out a brief historical interview of my maternal grandmother, and read it over.  I thought it would be beneficial for me to do this for two reasons.

Why I Teach - Marie Bakari, DBA

I believe that we are guided to our destiny by others’ deeds and words. While working as a dental hygienist, I engaged with patients to learn a little about them, their lives, and their careers. During these conversations I could figure out what made them ‘tick’ so that I could find a way to teach each person how to achieve optimal dental health. What I did not realize was how inspired I would become by these interactions to learn, be curious about business, and to start a new career as an educator.

Family Dinner by Rachel Heater, MS

Poll results about the family table provide varied results, with some reporting shared family meals still at a high rate (Ferdman, 2014), while others indicate dinnertime is rapidly becoming a dying tradition (Delistraty, 2014). One thing, however, is a certainty: modern families have a litany of hurdles to overcome when it comes to banding together to eat. Factors related to resources such as household income, employment, and the increase in two-parent working families have negatively impacted the family dinner.

Take a Moment with NCU Alumni Anabelle Bugatti, PhD-MFT

Why did you choose to go back to school and pursue a doctorate degree? I set the bar for my personal goals of success at the top, the highest I could go. I didn’t want to go out into the world and find that there were doors that weren’t open to me because I didn’t have a high enough degree. With a PhD, it’s the highest I can go, and it eliminates glass ceilings in the career force. If I want to teach at a university, I have a better chance having a PhD than I do with a master’s degree.

Why I Teach - By Annabelle Goodwin

I have been teaching at Northcentral University for nearly 7 years. When I first began, I had a partner, a toddler, an infant, and a yellow lab named Parker. As I met with my students on the phone or through video conferencing, I was struck by the wonderful diversity of people who were showing up to study marriage and family therapy with the purpose of bringing healing to others and to themselves. My students inspire me. They come from all different backgrounds, have unique lives and professional experiences, and they are hard-working.

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