Blended Learning

Blended learning is a new, alternative format for students to access the knowledge and skills they need. Heart & Stroke blended learning courses combine online learning and in-person training to offer a comprehensive experience with lots of benefits. Blended learning is a low-barrier option that caters to various learning styles, student needs, and schedules.

A blended learning course covers the same course curriculum and teaches the same skills as an instructor-led only course. Successful completion of the full course yields a BLS Provider completion card.

Benefits

Blended learning courses offer flexibility to students, instructors, and managers with challenging schedules and can be offered in a renewal-style format, where available.

Students:

  • Self-directed learning anywhere, any time.
  • All materials in one place and accessible for a year
  • Easy to fit training into busy schedules

Instructors:

  • Reach more students
  • Easy to combine different course disciplines
  • Maximize room bookings or reduce space requirements
  • Dedicate class time to strengthening skills

Institutions:

  • Access to learning any time of day – even during night shifts
  • Save time off the job site so staff can be with patients

Blended Learning Format

A blended learning course is completed in two parts. For each discipline, students complete a Blended – Online Component and a Blended – In-classroom Component, respectively.

  • The Blended – Online Component is the first of two components of any blended learning course and is completed entirely online. Learners are work through knowledge and skills with dramatizations, animations, self-directed study, and interactive activities. After successfully completing all modules of the online component, students will receive a receipt called the ‘Blended Class Pass’. The Class Pass allows entry to the Blended – In-classroom Component when presented to the course instructor.
  • The Blended – In-classroom Component is the second of two components of any blended learning course and is completed in-person with a Heart & Stroke instructor. Learners work through hands-on skills practice, debriefing, team scenarios, discussions of local protocols, and skills testing.

Both components must be successfully completed to receive a completion card.

Accessing Blended Learning

The Blended Learning eCampus is accessible through the resuscitation portal.

  • Students: Log in, find a course that meets your needs, and register.
  • Instructors: Log in to access the eCampus after reading the How-to Guide ("Training Resources" > "Blended Learning Resources") and purchasing your Instructor materials.

Available Blended Learning Courses

  • Basic Life Support Provider