5 Modern Learning Styles & How We Cultivate Them - MedCerts

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In the dynamic landscape of education, different learning styles have emerged to cater to student’s evolving needs. Today's learners engage with information in diverse ways, often influenced by technology, collaboration and personal experiences. Understanding and adapting to these modern learning styles are essential for educators striving to improve knowledge retention.  

What is modern learning? It refers to a teaching style that embraces technological advancements and interactive techniques to enhance the learning experience. This article explores five contemporary learning styles, offering insights into how educators can tailor their approaches to cater to the varied preferences of today's learners. Embracing these styles helps to create a vibrant and effective educational environment.

1. 3D Animated Demonstrations With Augmented Reality

Imagine learning complex concepts through immersive 3D animated demonstrations enriched with augmented reality (AR). This modern learning style engages visual and demonstrative learners, making abstract ideas tangible. The approach enhances motivation and enjoyment while allowing interactivity.

At MedCerts, we harness the power of 3D visuals and AR to provide memorable learning experiences in healthcare and IT programs. This learning style helps break down barriers between theory and practice.

2. Instructor-Led Videos

Instructor-led videos bring the classroom experience to the digital realm. Dynamic, charismatic educators guide learners through topics, providing a sense of connection and personalized instruction. MedCerts' instructional design approach seamlessly integrates instructor-led videos, allowing learners to receive expert guidance while enjoying the convenience of online education.

3. Game-Based Learning

Learning becomes play with game-based education. Gamification transforms ordinary subjects into exciting challenges. This approach encourages healthy competition, boosting students' motivation. By incorporating gamified elements into our courses, we turn education into an engaging endeavor where learners conquer levels of knowledge and skills.

4. Performance-Based Exam Prep With Standardized Assessments

Preparing for exams is no longer about rote memorization. Performance-based exam prep and standardized assessments focus on the practical application of knowledge. MedCerts ensures learners understand concepts and can apply them in real-world scenarios. This teaching approach prepares students for success in their chosen fields.

5. Industry Insights

Industry insights help to connect learners with the latest trends and practices and bring real-world relevance to education. Learners gain a competitive edge by staying ahead of the curve and understanding the practical applications of their education. MedCerts goes beyond theoretical knowledge, providing insights into industry demands and expectations.

We are at the forefront of cultivating this approach, leveraging our extensive alumni network. Through alumni engagement, students gain access to firsthand experiences, creating a seamless bridge between classroom theories and professional realities.

Choose MedCerts

As we navigate the ever-evolving world of education, embracing modern learning styles is the key to unlocking the full potential of every learner. MedCerts, with its innovative approach, exemplifies how these learning styles can be seamlessly integrated into education, making the learning journey informative and enjoyable.

In an era where knowledge is power, the dynamic and fun nature of modern learning styles ensures that education is a journey worth taking. So, enroll in MedCerts online programs to explore new dimensions of learning.

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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 December 27, 2023


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