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learning is a formal education program in which
a student learns, at least in part, through online
delivery of content and instruction with some
element of student control over the time, place,
path or pace. While still attending a 'brick-andmortar' school structure, face-to-face classroom
methods are combined with computer-mediated
activities. In essence, taking part of a curriculum
"
and putting it online as a preliminary, standard
introduction, before classroom discussion
takes place.
"
This then prompted the question, "Why don't
you have an example or finished product that
you could demonstrate and allow trainers to see
how it works?" We wanted to get way out ahead
of this initiative and inform our trainers (we have
116,000 at present) of what the future will look like
for NRA training. We did not want to announce one
day that: "As of next week, the switch is flipped
and you must now use
this system. Rather, we
"
wanted to communicate
well in advance that this
is being developed so
that the transition can be
as seamless as possible.
Which brings me to
the primary reason this
initiative was started-
increased standardization of class content, for
the student's benefit. We
have all heard stories of
a trainer who has shirked
their duty to the student
and either omitted or
changed NRA-certified
material or the process,
for any number of reasons-all of which were inadequate. Our primary
concern and responsibility is the student, and we
must explore making use of the tools at our disposal to help ensure that they get the best training
we can offer.
We want to make sure that the student is, without question, exposed to the material they are

supposed to receive during a class. In the case of
online education, the student will be introduced
to such things as basic safety knowledge; nomenclature; ammunition; scoring a target; opportunities for ongoing training and practice; and other
similar objectives that will be moved to a uniform,
web-based e-learning format.
Instructors will remain the most important part
of implementing the blended training program.
Instructors will be providing instruction during the
second phase of Basic Pistol training, including
teaching and verification of practical range exercises, prior to validating the diploma. The range
session will include loading and unloading the
various action types, performing safe gun
handling fundamentals, learning a position, etc.
Remember to advertise all your courses on
www.nrainstructors.org.
There are some big upsides to this method:
Increased standardization for the student,
as I mentioned earlier;
reduced liability for the
trainer and the NRA;
reduced need for classroom time and room
rental; and the change
from student materials,
previously purchased by
the instructor, to online
documentation. If you're
already an NRA instructor, you will receive
additional information,
as appropriate.
We made this
announcement early
to give instructors an
opportunity to wrap
their minds around this new concept and to adjust
accordingly. The NRA has been developing
instructors for more than a hundred years.
This partnership will continue to be the gold
standard of firearms training in America.
For more information, contact:
nrainstructors@nrahq.org.

...standardizing the
student's knowledge
and continuing to be
the gold standard for
firearms training
in America.

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