Academic Education and Technology

The Role of Academic Technology in Emergency Services Education

Teachers Love Technology

While we speak of education at RescueDigest most times we’re talking about training and education in leadership or operational issues. Floating somewhere in on and around those issues though is the purely academic aspect of education. While it may not seem very “boots on the ground” academic study is critical to emergency services as foundational knowledge, in development of critical thinking skills and even as a template for “grittier” field and clinical training.

We’ve preciously addressed the topics of Student-Centered Education and Digital Education in separate RescueDigest Resources, and through these we received a contact from about the integration of technology in the academic classroom. So we began to think about how it could be applied to emergency services.

So take a look at their original blog post on the subject and their infographic below.

What do you think? Have you taken a college level class that effectively incorporated technology in the classroom? Do you use technology like this in your emergency services education? Is it good? Is it bad? Does it depend?

About romduck

Rom Duckworth is a dedicated emergency responder and award-winning educator with more than twenty five years of experience working in career and volunteer fire departments, public and private emergency services and hospital based healthcare systems. Currently a career Fire Captain / Paramedic and EMS Coordinator Rom is a frequent speaker at national conferences and a regular contributor to research, magazines, and textbooks on topics of field operations, leadership, and education in emergency services. Contact Rom via