Army Education With MedCerts: Our 12 Elements of eLearning - MedCerts

Is Short-Term Online Career Training Right for You?

As an Army soldier, you can expand your education and earn certifications at no cost through the Army Credentialing Assistance (CA) program. One of the challenges that come with this unique opportunity is choosing the right school to use your funding. With $4000 available to active-duty Army, Army Reserve, or National Guard personnel annually, it’s important to make sure you’re picking a school that not only provides a quality education but is also understanding of your lifestyle.

MedCerts, an approved CA vendor, is a great education option to consider for Army students. With 100% online programs, you’ll be able to earn your education no matter where you’re stationed. Plus our programs are focused on relevant, in-demand healthcare and IT certifications to either grow your current skill set or to help you begin a new career after service.

MedCerts's certification programs are between three and six months, so you can become certified quickly. We even have a Military Education team made up of people with military backgrounds who know the demands active-duty service members face and can support you in your journey.

Using data gleaned from student engagement and the advances of online learning over the years, we have developed our own customized teaching model, the 12 elements of eLearning. These 12 elements keep learners stimulated and immersed throughout their programs, and cater to all learning styles. Here’s a breakdown of each element:

  1. Instructor-led videos: Subject-matter experts teach foundational knowledge in these videos, which include graphics, animations, diagrams, and text to engage all types of learners.

  2. 3-D animated demonstrations: Immersive 3D demonstrations enable an interactive experience, so learners can observe each step of a specialized task in detail from any angle.

  3. Immersive environments: AI-enabled virtual humans teach soft skills like critical thinking and communication in these scenario-based learning environments. The controlled, yet dynamic, settings therein create a safe, engaging training experience.

  4. Interactive skills activities: This virtual hands-on setting allows you to practice using equipment in a safe, guided process.

  5. Industry insights: Industry experts offer real-world wisdom and advice in these interviews about their professional experience in the field.

  6. Simulated software application: This demonstration allows you to experience industry-standard software.

  7. Task-based demonstration: This demonstration features real-world professionals demonstrating tasks, processes, and skills in actual work settings.

  8. Game-based learning: You can play engaging and entertaining educational games — which use the same state-of-the-art technology as Fortnite — to reinforce learning and foster mastery of your topic of interest.

  9. Physical and virtual courseware: Texts required or suggested by each course are provided both digitally (as ebooks or PDFs) and physically (as textbooks), depending on how you prefer to engage with written resources.

  10. Worktext exercises: These written activities encourage you to recall and apply knowledge, serving as progress evaluations and offering problem-solving practice.

  11. Performance-based exam prep: Designed to offer the learner feedback and support throughout the course, the assessments here are geared toward ensuring that the learner passes the certification examination at the end of the program.

  12. Standardized assessments: These assessments appear as quizzes, tests, and exams throughout the course to confirm the learner's understanding of the material.

MedCerts is a great army school option for those wanting to learn new skills in healthcare, IT, and general professional development. Medical programs include trainings such as medical assistants, phlebotomy technicians, and medical records and billing specialists. IT programs include training in support, administration, cybersecurity, network technology, and cloud technology.

The Army, Department of Defense, and Department of the Army are not affiliated with MedCerts and do not endorse our services.

Portrait of Mickey Gamoral
Written by Mickey Gamoral
Military Education Consultant

Mickey is a Platoon Leader for the Nevada Army National Guard and has been serving since September 2019. He joined the Army in an act of “now or never” as he neared his 30th birthday and had always dreamed of serving. Mickey is also an ASVAB coach and uses his education background to assist other soldiers through Gamonal Tutors.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and spent two and a half years in Morocco with the United States Peace Corps. He joined MedCerts in January 2020 and uses his combined Army and education experience to help soldiers take advantage of their Army Credentialing Assistance funding to pursue career training.

Mickey lives in Las Vegas, NV with his wife Sheena, who he considers his “rock”, and enjoys teaching snowboarding in his free time. He also has completed MedCerts Project Management program and hosts the ASVAB Domination podcast.

Published on February 15, 2022


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