In an effort to meet virtual training demands, the American Red Cross has developed Blended Learning, a delivery method which incorporates online training with in-person skills sessions with a certified ARC instructor in first aid, CPR, and automated external defibrillator (AED) usage.
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“This will allow us to reach a new audience who normally would not take our training due to time conflicts,” said Kennedy Benjamin, ARC's service delivery manager for Health & Safety. “They can do the majority of their training anytime and anywhere with a computer and Internet access.”
After registering for a Blended Learning course, participants will need to successfully complete the online session, before attending the in-person skills session, Benjamin said. The interactive web-based program is designed to teach participants the skills required to pass the in-person skill session.
“Students can spend anywhere from 2-5 hours doing the online training, depending on which course they register for,” Benjamin said. “And it does not have to be done all at once.”
The virtual training tracks and stores students' progress in the specific course. Students are able to resume the course from where they last left of.
For more information about this program or other Health & Safety training, visit www.redcross.org.
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Source: Saipan Tribune