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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, we’d love to hear them. 

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Choosing the right Learning Management System


Tags: fdic, elearning, batista, freddie

Started by Freddie Batista Apr 18, 2016.

Choosing the right Learning Management System


Tags: fdic, elearning, batista, freddie

Started by Freddie Batista Apr 18, 2016.

eLearning Templates from eLearning Brothers

I opened an account with them 4 years ago and its been the best tool I could of possibly invested in. It helped me start the development of my modules using Storyline. I just spoek Monday at FDIC…Continue

Started by Freddie Batista Apr 21, 2015.

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Comment by Lt.Richard Sartorio M.D. on December 11, 2017 at 3:16pm


Comment by Freddie Batista on December 11, 2017 at 9:58am

The biggest thing to try to add is Flipped Training. The Vol. FF can do precourse work and on Saturdays, you can summarize and get right into hands on. The pre-course work can be anything from a handout or video etc...

Comment by Lt.Richard Sartorio M.D. on December 11, 2017 at 8:06am

e-learning, interesting method of training, just starting to use this method sharing material on Google Drive on my Volunteer FD, we have a 4 hour training schedule  every saturday, but its not enough to keep the FF sharp.

Comment by Freddie Batista on April 8, 2016 at 12:53pm

eLearning in the Fire Service: Choosing the Right Learning Management System - Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 10:30 AM-12:15 PM

Comment by Freddie Batista on April 8, 2016 at 12:50pm
Comment by Freddie Batista on May 31, 2015 at 4:59pm

What is micro-learning?

Micro-learning involves learning in smaller steps, and goes hand-in-hand with traditional e-learning. Activities that are micro-learning based usually feature short term lessons, projects, or coursework that is designed to provide the student with ‘bits’ of information. For example, rather than trying to teach a student about a broad subject all at once, aspects of the topic will be broken down into smaller lesson plans or projects.

Typically, micro-learning exercises are best utilized at the point where a student will actually need the information, or when they are going to be most receptive to receiving that information. For instance, watching a video online about how to replace a car's air filter or reading a blog post that talks about gardening indoors are perfect examples of real-life micro-learning exercises.

As a matter of fact, we encounter micro-learning on a daily basis. Even reading a bulletin that has been posted at work about on-the-job safety or going through tweets in your timeline to catch up on the latest news can be considered micro-learning activities.

What advantages can micro-learning provide?

Micro-learning gives students and employees the ability to gather information in “bite-sized” forms, which can help them to absorb it much more effectively. It is an ideal solution for those who may not have the time to devote to a lengthy course, given that you can learn at your own pace and avoid the risk of becoming overwhelmed by too much data at once.

Micro-learning can also be done on-the-go, which means that you can receive smaller lessons that help you advance toward your educational goal, even when you are waiting for a bus or sitting in traffic.

Micro-learning can be carried out in a variety of ways. Emails, online posts, short multimedia videos, and even short chat sessions can give e-learning students the small building blocks that are necessary for them to achieve their educational goals and broaden their overall knowledge base.

Faster internet connections and the increasing use of mobile phones and tablets with video capabilities means that using video in the e-learning process has become commonplace.

We're more used to learning via video now than ever before. If you want to watch a video on how to wire a plug, plant a rose bush or bake a cake, you only need to visit YouTube and there will be hundreds of videos available, showing you step-by-step processes you need to follow to complete a task.

Video brings a whole new dimension to teaching methods. If your course content involves a level of practical skill, this can be demonstrated. Whether it's building a PC or conducting a chemistry experiment, these aspects of the course will most definitely benefit from being seen rather than simply explained in text and static images.

Video also helps to add a feeling of personalization to a course. A video of the tutor giving a lecture helps the students to feel a connection, to put a face to a name.

Comment by Freddie Batista on May 31, 2015 at 4:58pm
Comment by Freddie Batista on May 31, 2015 at 4:58pm

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Flipped Learning:

The flipped learning model enables instructors to enhance the classroom experience with less lecturing and more activity.


In some ways, corporate training is leaps and bounds ahead of the education sector when it comes to the implementation of asynchronous instruction. But what can both groups learn from each other to better meet the individual learning needs of students? How can educational class time and professional training time be maximized to meet the demands of specialized instruction, difficult schedules, various learning styles, expensive travel costs, and constantly changing curriculum?

The flipped learning concept helps address these concerns by delivering all low-order content prior to the face-to-face instructional time.

Comment by Freddie Batista on May 16, 2015 at 9:42pm

Comment by Freddie Batista on May 16, 2015 at 9:41pm

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