Online Skills Evaluations
Depending on course content, eLearning courses are delivered in one, two or three parts. Courses that only involve cognitive learning can be completed online in one part. For courses that contain psychomotor skills such as CPR, students must complete an in-person “skills session” in addition to online learning. A skills session is comprised of Part 2, skills practice, and Part 3, skills testing.
This three-part delivery effectively blends cognitive learning with skills training. Students are not able to experience the delivery of physical skills from a PC, so eLearning is only as effective as the skills training provided.
For successful course completion, AHA requires that eLearning courses with psychomotor skills include:
Part 1: online cognitive lessons—anytime and anywhere with computer access
Part 2: hands-on skills practice
Part 3: hands-on skills testing
A skills session is the hands-on portion of an AHA eLearning course and includes Parts 2 and 3 — skills practice and testing. It is conducted in-person after a student completes Part 1 online.
Depending on the course, skills sessions are conducted by AHA BLS, ACLS or PALS Instructors, or Heartsaver® Skills Evaluators™. Skills sessions (conducted only by SAFETY NJ instructors) may be bundled with the purchase of an online (Part 1) course key.