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Freddie Batista
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  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
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eLearning in the Fire Service

  So, you have come to the right place.  Our new blog community will help you get started. Get new ideas from firefighters and training personnel who share the same love and passion for eLearning training as you!  In this blog, we can share examples, templates, slides, interactions, assessments and much more.            In order for this community to grow within the fire department training community, we need to hear from you. If you have any questions, or just want to throw around some ideas,…See More
Oct 30

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Lives in:
Coral Springs
Fort Lauderdale
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
As an 18+-year fire and emergency medical services (EMS) instructor and a pioneer in e-learning, I understand the financial challenges your department may be going through. The need for 24-hour access to training material or the value of gaining additional knowledge from experienced fire service instructors and subject matter experts can easily be accessed from the comfort of your living room/firehouse. Indeed, you and I I can make your training both accessible and affordable though your very own online e-learning portal.
Fire department training has evolved. With shortages in staffing and the inability to send personnel to conferences or out-of-state training, departments need to look at another avenue to help them facilitate their training. Several learning management systems (LMSs) exist, but which one works right for your department?
Professional Qualifications:
AS in Fire Science, BA in OL, Masters in Executive Management with a minor in Instructional System Design
Topics you provide training for:
E-Learning101, Special Operations, Medic and Fire Officer I
Areas of expertise:
eLearning in the Fire Service, Instructional Design
Freddie Diaz-Batista is an 18+-year firefighter/paramedic in South Florida. He has an extensive background in e-learning and development and is considered a pioneer in e-learning. He has a master’s degree in executive management with a minor in instructional system design, specializing in e-learning design and customization of learning management platforms. His research focuses on the sustainability and transfer-ability of teaching and learning innovations in the public sector as well as training/higher education/adult education especially in hybrid based training/M Learning. He has served as project manager for multiple large-scale curriculum reform projects and software development for the Florida Department of Health and course development and design for the 28 FEMA Task Forces and subject matter experts in public safety. Batista has developed Open Source LMS systems for many institutions and was a guest speaker for the SMEs at the Public Safety Convention in Maryland in 2010. He received an Award in 2009 from the Florida Association of EMS Educators for his development of online learning modules and online instructor course to meet Florida Statue 401, which is currently being used by the Department of Health Training.
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The flipped learning model enables Instructors to enhance the classroom experience with less lecturing and more hands-on activity.

Flipped: The Instructor guides the lesson via a virtual classroom, podcast, precourse work or through the Learning Management System.

Flipped: The Learners work in the classroom environment with experiences that give a deeper understanding of the applications or…


Posted on December 15, 2016 at 6:36pm

Posted on May 16, 2015 at 9:38pm

eLearning or Traditional Style Training, that is the Question ?

As a pioneer in eLearning, I can relate to several questions you may have when it comes to eLearning. Like you, I had several questions when I was first introduced to this new technology. So, you’re responsible for training for your Fire Department and you just acquired a new Learning Management System for your Department training. As you looked through the training they had to offer, a lot of it didn’t follow your SOP’s and Protocols. As the new training officer, you want to be able to…


Posted on February 8, 2015 at 8:27pm — 4 Comments

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