Orientation to Online Learning with IBOLT

Course number: DEPS0196 • Credit hours: 1 hrs


Distance Education Course: The purpose of this course is to introduce you to IBOLT learning. This includes an overview  of independent study, online learning, research tools available to you and essay writing and APA formatting.

Course Description: If you have been away from formal study for some time, or if you are new to online learning, this course should be informative for you and provide you with tools to be successful in your IBOLT studies.  This course offers an opportunity for you to do “big picture” reflection for why you are studying with IBOLT.  It also offers practical insight for the academic writing you are required to do throughout IBOLT.

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    Instructor:  Ron Powell

Biography: Ron Powell has a passion to develop servant leaders for Christian ministry. After pastoring for ten years, he began teaching in higher education in the classroom and online. Over the past 20 years he has taught full time at Master’s College and Seminary, and adjunct at Tyndale Seminary, and Prairie Bible College. During this time he also taught online for Taylor University, in Indiana and developed dozens of online courses for IBOLT. At Vanguard College he has served as the Youth Ministry Institute Director, the Field Education Director, and the Graduate Studies Director. He takes great joy in seeing students learn, develop their gifts and use them to serve others.

B.Th., Master’s College and Seminary; M.T.S., Tyndale Seminary; D.Min., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.