The Oklahoma Gazette has named OSU-OKC a finalist in "best place for continuing education" and the winner for "Smoothest Online Transition" for continuing education during COVID in its annual "Best of OKC" issue.
Structure provided by the university and instructors helped keep students on track as the pandemic shifted learning to online in spring 2020.
That structure was implemented by officials at OSU-OKC when the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on higher education institutions began to come into focus. The faculty and staff at the university moved quickly to ensure they could provide strong instructional outcomes for students by increasing or developing as many online or virtual options as possible.
Plans included not only the implementation of online classes, but the roll-out of virtual lab simulations, online tutoring and support, and even virtual academic advising.
The virtual academic advising platform allows current or prospective students to meet with an academic advisor through a live video chat. The technology allows students to experience a personal connection with university staff even when they can’t leave their home.
For these and other innovations, OSU-OKC was named the winner of "Smoothest Online Transition" in their "COVID-19" category in the "Best of OKC" issue in 2020.
About Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City
Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) is part of the modern land-grant system of Oklahoma State University. OSU-OKC is a two-year public institution, offering more than 40 degrees and certificate options. Through quality education, a supportive environment, leadership training and service opportunities, OSU-OKC trains students to work and educates them to lead. OSU-OKC graduates are found throughout the community serving as police officers, firefighters, nurses, teachers, healthcare professionals and business owners. More information is available at www.osuokc.edu.