What is a Blended Learning CPR Course?
Thanks for joining us. We're putting together a blog to walk users through the experience of a blended learning course and what a blended learning course is. So the first thing that we want to take a look at is the training organization. You have a couple of training organizations, and if you're a lay responder, somebody from the community, chances are you're probably going to enroll in either a Red Cross course or an American Heart Association course. Both of these programs do have standard First Aid, CPR, AED blended learning courses.
Upon registering for a Blended Learning course, you get sent a link that will contain an online course for you to complete. The online course is self-paced, and you can navigate through all the modules in it as needed. Essentially, you're going to learn all of the care concepts that you're going to then practice for the in-person session. So you get your blended learning link, you do your online course. Times vary. It could take two hours, maybe four hours. It really just depends on the program time you're enrolled in, but that does need to be done prior to coming in for the in-person session. Again, it is self-paced, and you can navigate through it on your own from home or from work. Once you have that completed, we want to verify it's done. So usually what will happen is it will just give you an email like, "Congratulations, you've completed the online course." Instructors use that to verify it's been completed. After that, you can then attend the in-person skill session in which a certified instructor is going to lead you through all of those skills that you've learned about online.
It's a really great teaching tool as a prerequisite, so that way it gives you a solid foundation and understanding of what you're going to actually do when you're in person. That way, when you go in person, it's not brand new. You've seen the material, you've gone through the program. The best part is the online course is engaging and interactive. They have you answering questions, going through scenarios. So a lot of great technological advances there with the online blended course. And then again, you refine those skills, go through the assessment scenarios when you get in person with an instructor, using a manikin, AED trainer, all of these different teaching tools instructors have to ensure that participants can meet the standards and go through the program as designed.
To conclude, blended learning courses are part 1 online, part 2 in person.They are great time savers when it comes to taking a class and allow users to navigate the course at their own pace. Hopefully you guys have found some value in the post!