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Appendix A: Glossary of Terms

Approved Training Program
A training program that has been approved by the Chief Prevention Officer as meeting the standards set out in the Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) Certification Training Program Standard established by the Chief Prevention Officer (CPO).
Approved Training Provider
A training provider who has been approved by the Chief Prevention Officer as meeting the standards set out in the JHSC Certification Training Provider Standard established by the Chief Prevention Officer.
Blended Learning
Describes the practice of using several training delivery methods in one curriculum. It typically refers to the combination of classroom instruction and any type of training that includes self-directed use of online capabilities (American Society of Training and Development [ASTD] definition).
Distance Learning
An educational situation in which the instructor and learners are separated by location. Education or training courses are delivered to remote locations via synchronous or real-time instruction.
eLearning (Electronic Learning)
A term covering a wide set of applications and processes such as web-based learning and computer-based learning.
Evaluator
A person who evaluates learners.
Face-to-face Training
Usually refers to traditional classroom training, in which an instructor teaches a course to a room of learners. The term is synonymous with on-site training and classroom training and instructor-led training (slightly modified from ASTD definition).
Instructor
A person who delivers training programs.
Qualification
A skill, quality, or attribute that makes somebody suitable for a job, activity or task.
Subject Matter Expert
A person who has extensive knowledge and skills in a particular subject area (ASTD definition).
Training Provider
An individual, sole proprietor, corporation or not-for-profit organization delivering training.

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