4 Innovations in Learning That Revolutionize How We Study - MedCerts

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In this technologically advanced era, there's so much to learn — and so many ways to learn it. Learning innovations are changing how we study. Educators like MedCerts incorporate new technologies and techniques into the learning environment to improve the student experience. These practical innovations can help students better understand concepts, gain skills, and learn in ways that work for them.

The benefits from these implementations can include greater receptiveness to learning, accompanied by improved grades. 

These four education innovations are at the forefront of those revolutionizing the learning process.  

Immersive Learning

This educational approach engages learners in a highly interactive and immersive environment. It replicates real-world scenarios or creates virtual environments to enhance the learning experience. This type of learning maximizes students' engagement, deepening their understanding of the material.

Immersive learning innovations include:

  • Virtual reality (VR)

  • Augmented reality (AR)

  • Mixed reality

  • 360 film

For example, with VR, medical students can experience surgical procedures in a simulated operating room. AR uses the same concept as VR but with a virtual overlay of the real-life environment. Here, learners can still see the physical environment.

Instead of hours listening to a lecture on things that require hands-on skills, immersive learning lets students learn concretely.

Mobile-First Strategies

About 80% of the world uses mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Mobile-first strategies prioritize using these devices as the primary medium for delivering educational content and engaging with learners.

At MedCerts, we provide a user-friendly learning portal that you can access with your smart device from any geographical position. This e-learning platform conveniently offers entry-level training to anyone looking to join the medical and IT field.

Mobile devices are also well-suited for delivering bite-sized learning content, such as short videos, quizzes, and interactive modules. Mobile-first strategies break down complex topics into smaller, digestible chunks, enabling learners to absorb information in shorter sessions.

Simulations and Scenario-Based Learning

Simulations and scenario-based learning encourage student participation. Some professions, like the military, can involve very high-risk encounters, and preparing for those is essential. Scenarios and simulations allow you to make mistakes that would be costly and unsafe in the field.

This process is fun and gives learners a sense of reality through immersion in real work affairs. It encourages the use of all senses, sharpening decision-making skills. Generally, simulation-based learning helps alleviate errors and supports a safety culture, especially in professions with zero tolerance for mistakes.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a branch of computer science that involves developing machines that think and work like humans. This simulation of human intelligence can help provide personalized learning experiences, automate administrative tasks, and optimize academic tools in education. For example, AI-powered virtual tutors can adapt to individual learning styles and provide customized feedback. In addition, intelligent recommendation systems can suggest relevant study materials and streamline assessment processes.

Choose MedCerts

At MedCerts, we use the best tools available to provide engaging and personalized educational experiences. Educational innovations enable our students to develop practical skills in a dynamic and flexible environment, ultimately preparing them for successful careers.

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Written by Dana Janssen
Chief Product Officer

Dana has over twenty (20) years’ experience in Allied Healthcare and Education, and currently serves as the Chief Product Officer for MedCerts where he is responsible for product vision and strategy, research, and development.

Dana joined MedCerts upon its founding in 2009, and has led the research, development, and production of the entire catalog of programs that have helped MedCerts transform the distance learning landscape. Leveraging state-of-the-art technologies and innovative instructional design practices, Dana and his team have pioneered the development of the MedCerts 12 Elements of eLearning. Each MedCerts program contains a proprietary blend of these engaging, interactive, and entertaining elements that effectively accommodate learners of all types. Dana is deeply in-tune with the needs of today’s healthcare employers and is an expert in careers and certifications related to allied health.

Dana holds a Bachelor of Science in Education (BS) degree from Valparaiso University, and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Davenport University. Dana is an avid sports fan and in his free time enjoys mountain biking, woodworking, knifemaking, and spending time with his family and pets.

Published on June 14, 2023


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