What I like about this piece is the insight from one of the Specialization instructors, Dr. Whitney Barrett of University of Colorado. Some of her key points about online EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) training:
- It's a novel way to teach EMT courses
- It breaks down barriers to EMT education, including location, time, and resources
- The audit option allows people to gain skills useful in emergency situations
Personally, I agree with Dr. Barrett's points, and I'm especially excited that this online EMT training can equip people in rural locations who simply do not have access to in-person trainings.
Do you have an interest in taking the EMT Specialization or any of the courses? If so, let us know which ones and why.
I'd also be interested in a conversation about what sorts of health topics can be effectively taught online, and which cannot. What do you think?