Little Falls, MN (Vocus) September 24, 2010
Online hunter safety education has been available to students for many years now, however there has been considerable resistance from instructors about the legitimacy and effectiveness of online programs. Since the launch of the HunterExam Online Hunter Safety Course, many instructors are changing their opinion. HunterExam reports that a growing number of hunter education instructors would teach Field Days to students who first complete the HunterExam program.
After first launching in 2009, the HunterExam course quickly changed the face of hunter education. The course was the first of its kind to incorporate a professionally narrated study guide and interactive animations (powered by H-E Tools®) that are used by instructors in most hunter education classroom courses. The exclusive visual exam questions were also a godsend for visual learners who had been neglected by other online course providers.
"We really wanted to create a course that was the most appealing to a wide range of students. With the narration, visuals, and now over 60 animations and interactive exercises, over 98% of our students would recommend the course to others." says Kerry Moher, VP at HunterExam. "Now the focus is turning to the hunter education instructors. Many instructors have not even seen the online course, but when they do, most seem to embrace it."
HunterExam has recently launched a campaign encouraging instructors to visit the online course and answer a short survey. As it turns out, approximately 75% of instructors who have never taught Field Days would do so after having gone through the HunterExam online course themselves.
"Our courses are really picking up, and increased support from instructors helps create more Field Days for students. Some of our busiest courses are the Minnesota Hunter Course and the Michigan Hunter Course, and it's nice to know that students in both these states can find Field Days without too much trouble." adds Moher.
One instructor from Minnesota comments "I have used Hunter Ed software in my traditional classes as one of the stations and have found it very engaging and educational for students. This new online program greatly improves the experience!"
Dedicated to continuing hunter education, the HunterExam course is available online for anyone as a free study guide. There is a one-time fee paid by students who have completed the course and want to attend a Field Day. HunterExam encourages all instructors to visit the online course and evaluate the learning advantages first-hand. Other services available from HunterExam include free online shooting ranges, and a treestand safety course that meets TMA guidelines.
For more information about online hunter safety education, please visit http://www.hunterexam.com/usa/.