"Church of the Madalene, will be the ‘hub' or main home site of the adult formation classes," says Monica Skrzypczak, Coordinator of the Pastoral Studies Institute and Director of the Department of Religious Formation for the Diocese of Tulsa, who with the technology support of VSS Technologies is coordinating this new program.
"This adult education program offers more than 100 courses, fall through spring, and it is important that as many Catholics as possible from around the Diocese have access to these classes." Skrzypczak
says that each year, as many as 1,600 adults will come to Madalene parish, 3188 E. 22nd St., to take college credit and non-credit courses in Catholic theology.
adds that not only will this system be used for classes originating in this Diocese, but the potential is there for classes to be received here from throughout the country and even internationally.In addition, she
sees this system as a means of communication with diocesan staff, pastors and parish leaders without having to travel distances across the state.
More information on these distance learning programs can be found at: for OSU
, http://www.osu-tulsa.okstate.edu/academics/sisweb.asp, http://ueied.ue.okstate.edu/dl/dislearn.htm, http://www.osu-okmulgee.edu/academics/online/; for RSU
, rsuonline.edu; for TCC
, tulsacc.edu/dl, and for the Diocese of Tulsa
Adult Education, dioceseoftulsa.org/education.