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Post subject: Re: NRA Basic Pistol reminder of blended learning-soon!
Post Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:56 pm
Once the transition period ends on May 15, 2016, the course will be taught in one manner only: the online portion administered by the NRA Learning Management System, followed by the instructor-led training. The packets then are officially expired on May 15th. It is my understanding that the NRA will purchase any unused course packets back from instructors. But I am skeptical.

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Post subject: Re: NRA Basic Pistol reminder of blended learning-soon!
Post Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:54 pm
I am just catching up on this and I have not changed anything. My course remains 10 hours of face to face time. Using the NRA power points and books since I ordered several cases. I was not aware or told in the blended class that the NRA instructors were no longer allowed to teach this course. However, you still want me to teach the blended learning which most people can't even find online. So USCCA associate instructor I will be. NRA will be cut out completely. I am an endowment member and my wife is a life member. I am sure they will not be asking for anymore money from me. The money that came from my classes went to the NRA in memberships for students and donations to the ILA NRA group. Thats a few grand a year they will not realize from me. I am sad this did not come across my table earlier. I have been in school for the last 9 months and have not taught any classes. To come back and get up to speed again I am angered how NRA instructors have been left in the cold. There is always someone else looking for the cash donations out there. 35 years in the NRA I should have known better

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Post subject: Re: NRA Basic Pistol reminder of blended learning-soon!
Post Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:06 pm
doc832 wrote:
I am just catching up on this and I have not changed anything. My course remains 10 hours of face to face time. Using the NRA power points and books since I ordered several cases. I was not aware or told in the blended class that the NRA instructors were no longer allowed to teach this course. However, you still want me to teach the blended learning which most people can't even find online. So USCCA associate instructor I will be. NRA will be cut out completely. I am an endowment member and my wife is a life member. I am sure they will not be asking for anymore money from me. The money that came from my classes went to the NRA in memberships for students and donations to the ILA NRA group. Thats a few grand a year they will not realize from me. I am sad this did not come across my table earlier. I have been in school for the last 9 months and have not taught any classes. To come back and get up to speed again I am angered how NRA instructors have been left in the cold. There is always someone else looking for the cash donations out there. 35 years in the NRA I should have known better


My understanding is that blended learning is a failure and the NRA is rethinking their position. They are supposed to have new guidelines out in April. The word is blended learning will be optional the full length class will be reinstated. I certainly hope so since blended learning pretty much killed my teaching of CHL classes.
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Post subject: Re: NRA Basic Pistol reminder of blended learning-soon!
Post Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:35 pm
Just got back from an NRA Evolution 2017 given by one of the TCs up in Cleveland. Yes, as of April 4th the full, Instructor Led class returns. Blended stays as an option.

You should have already received notification about the changes in your email or via the Instructor Portal, BTW...

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Post subject: Re: NRA Basic Pistol reminder of blended learning-soon!
Post Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:59 pm
JustaShooter wrote:
Just got back from an NRA Evolution 2017 given by one of the TCs up in Cleveland. Yes, as of April 4th the full, Instructor Led class returns. Blended stays as an option.

You should have already received notification about the changes in your email or via the Instructor Portal, BTW...


I looked in the Instructor Portal first. Didn't find anything about the changes. Also didn't receive any email notification. I find more about this sort of thing from BFA than I ever do from the NRA.
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Post subject: Re: NRA Basic Pistol reminder of blended learning-soon!
Post Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:03 pm
You aren't the only instructor I've heard from that for some reason doesn't get the email updates. Shame they can't do better than that.

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Post subject: Re: NRA Basic Pistol reminder of blended learning-soon!
Post Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:56 pm
This is the change to the NRA Basic Pistol that goes into effect April 3rd.

https://www.thegunwriter.com/22431/brea ... ol-course/

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Post subject: Re: NRA Basic Pistol reminder of blended learning-soon!
Post Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:15 pm
Engineer Bill wrote:
This is the change to the NRA Basic Pistol that goes into effect April 3rd.

https://www.thegunwriter.com/22431/brea ... ol-course/


Close, the effective date is actually April 4th - and be prepared for the Instructor Portal to be offline that morning for the update.

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Post subject: Re: NRA Basic Pistol reminder of blended learning-soon!
Post Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:54 am
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The new system will go live April 4 — the same day training packets become available.


The stupid is still strong.

Would've made more sense to start selling packets prior to going live.

Could have started scheduling classes as early as April 4 instead of having to wait and see how long it takes for student packets to be shipped.

Wouldn't have hurt anything since the certificates couldn't be printed until going live.

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