Health & Safety Institute Blog

May 15, 2015

Technology Training Solutions Through Blended and Online Learning

Maybe it’s just the big crush we have on Otis, our Online Training & Information System, but here at HSI, we love using technology to train students how to be safe and how to respond in an emergency.

You probably know that eLearning is a hot topic in education these days, and learners really do respond well to it. For a colorful, icon-filled overview of the eLearning phenomenon, check out this infographic from


Adding a technology element to your training offerings can help save time and money, so today’s post gives a brief shout-out to two of our most popular options.

Blending up some emergency care training

For ASHI and MEDIC First Aid instructors, training centers, and students, blended learning is that perfect combination of online content and in-person skills sessions.

Blended learning should not be confused with “online only” courses. These courses do not include any hands-on skill assessment by a qualified instructor.

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Some of the benefits of giving blended a try:

  • Appeals to adult learners with self-directed learning
  • Offers employers flexible, convenient scheduling as well as reduced in-class time
  • Otis tracks and maintains records, and notifies students with automated emails
  • Potential cost savings for employers
  • Potential revenue generator for entrepreneurial training centers through ability to train more students in one day

Curious about blended? We’ve got a short webinar you can listen to that gives a thorough overview of this learning option.

You can also download our eBook “Five Easy Steps to Blended Learning” to learn how easy it is to offer blended at your training center.

Make a connection with Summit’s online courses

Connect deployment, training, and reporting all together with Summit Connect for readily available, quality online training solutions for greater cost savings and flexibility.

Summit’s online learning powerhouses are our OSHA 10 & 30 courses and our suite of HAZWOPER training programs. Summit offers more features and benefits than any other Online OSHA 10- & 30-Hour training on the market. Successful training even comes with an option to purchase continuing education credits. Available in 8-, 24-, and 40-hour options, our HAZWOPER courses rely on interactive and media-rich online training to teach employees best safety practices involved with hazardous materials operations, such as emergency response, clean-up, transportation, disposal, storage, and treatment.

If you have any questions about blended learning or Summit Connect, our reps are here to help! Call us Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Eastern Time at 800.447.3177 and let’s talk tech.




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