Week 4 – Regent
Regent University B.S. in Business has the right balance of business, managerial, and Christian leadership incorporated in its curriculum. Regent is raising the next generation of Christian leaders, and they are preparing them for war, not in the literal sense. Training teams, which is what Regent is accomplishing, “involves the components of a person performance: knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors”(Noe, 2010, p.279). Regent is providing the students with ammunition desperately needed, on how to tackle and approach the world obstacles through business or leadership, without losing yourself to worldly views. This is my second semester completing the online degree-specific portion, and I have to say honestly, I prefer an in-person session. Yes, we are in the information age, where technology is incorporated into our day to day lives, whether you’re at home, work, or school.
Although, I miss listening to the lecture, and learning the material in the more drawn-out form these eight-week accelerator courses. The online courses leave much to be desired; for instance, George Mason University, online courses have live virtual lectures/classrooms with professors than allow the students to engage and ask questions. Yes, I understand the purpose of online courses is to work remotely and get your degree all quicker, but I feel as though Regent is missing the bigger picture. These online classes, are sometimes required you to read over 100 pages a week; for one course, I feel as though students are not being set up for success. Regent has an opportunity to revitalize the online program and offer a live virtual learning course at a student request because I know not everyone will be able to access due to military deployments, jobs, family obligations, etc. As stated in Romans 12:2 “do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect”(ESV). Regent University must continue to strive for more innovation.
Noe, R. (2010). Employee Training and Development. New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.
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