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, author, and educator with more than thirty years of experience working in career and volunteer fire departments, hospital healthcare systems, and private emergency medical services. Rom is a career fire captain and paramedic EMS Coordinator for the Ridgefield (CT) Fire Department and director of the New England Center for Rescue and Emergency Medicine. Rom holds a master’s degree in public administration, is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer program, and is the recipient of the NAEMT Presidential Award, American Red Cross Hero Award, Sepsis Alliance Sepsis Hero Award, and the EMS 10 Innovators Award. Rom is the author of "Duckworth on Education," as well as chapters in more than a dozen EMS, fire, rescue, and medical textbooks and over 100 published articles in fire and EMS magazines. A member of the NAEMT Board of Directors, as well as other national and international advocacy and advisory boards, Rom continues to work for the advancement of emergency services professions. Contact Rom via