Personal Training vs. Online Learning

                                The extensive use of Internet for accessing goods, services and learning opportunities has created a Paradigm Shift in our lives
                                across many fronts.  Medical technology in general, CPR and First Aid training in particular has also exploited the power of the Internet.
                                While I see innumerable benefits of online CPR learning, it also has some disadvantages           

                                 First of all, let’s get our definitions clear:

                                 Learning focuses on achieving permanent changes in behavior, are generally longer term, driven by providing the individual with
    the                         opportunity to achieve the changes through personal experience or practice.  Interventions tend to include things like 1-1 coaching
                                 and mentoring and 360 Feedback.

                                  Training focuses on the acquisition of new skills and knowledge with training interventions generally being event driven.  
                                  Classroom based workshops and pure play e-learning courses all feature heavily in the training arena.

                                  Question :  What are the differences between Training and Learning?

    Question :  What are the features or advantages of online CPR learning?

    1. Online courses offer opportunity to learn from the leisure and comfort of your home.

    2. You can set the pace of learning to your convenience.

    3. Lacking other viable options it is a relatively reliable source for educating yourself.

    4. It is often the least expensive learning option available.

    5. You gain knowledge about the importance of CPR and how it should be carried out.

    6. You can view countless videos explaining the important aspects of subject matter.

    7. You can review and brush the concepts whenever you choose to do so.

    Question  : What are the disadvantages of learning CPR online?

    1. Some students lacking self-motivation may not respond well to online learning.

    2. You are deprived of any practical knowledge experienced thru hands-on experience.

    3. A lively interaction with the instructor will be totally missed in online CPR courses.

    4. You are limited in chat time or opportunity to ask questions online.

    5. It may be difficult to obtain answers to your queries and question in a timely manner.

    6. You lose the in-person advantage of the tone of the instruction and the stress given by instructor in teaching the course offline.

    7. You will lack specific directed professional guidance in online CPR training.

    Question  Why should you elect Personal Training?

    1. Personal training such as we offer uses multimedia presentations, printed materials.

    2.  Our equipment is safe to use and maintained in top condition to enhance your hands-on experience.

    3. You receive live interaction and skills coaching with reinforced hands-on experience that best facilitate CPR and First Aid Training.

    4. Group participation enriches the training experience and allows immediate feedback and interaction.

    5. Training is brought to you reducing your time investment in the training process.

    6. Our compact and concise training methods deliver a higher learn rate for each student than online courses.

    7. You learn course materials set up with real life examples of subject applications.

    8. We are able to adjust instructional delivery methods to meet environmental and participant requirements without compromising service delivery

    While I am not against online CPR learning, my sincere advice to persons taking up online CPR courses would be to update your
    knowledge with a professional instructor and to get some hands-on skills training experience using manikins and safety barrier equipment.

    After all, there are no disadvantages to learning CPR and First Aid by any means possible as it teaches critical
    learning needed to respond to emergencies at home, at work and in your community.

    Still have questions? Please contact us anytime! We look forward to hear from you and the opportunity to assist
    meeting your health and safety training needs.


  •     Skills development
  •     Externally applied
  •     Short term skill uplift
  •     Equips for known challenges
  •     Meets current requirements
  •     Focuses on the group
  •     Primarily structured
  •     'Doing’


  • Behavior change
  • Internally accepted
  • Long term change
  • Equips for ambiguous future
  • Defines future needs
  • Is focused by individuals
  • Primarily organic
  • ‘Understanding’

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