In recent years, immersive learning has become an increasingly popular phrase in education circles. But what is immersive learning? And why are so many educators excited about its potential? Immersive learning involves using innovative technologies and teaching methods to engage students in more interactive and realistic learning experiences.
These experiences can include anything from 3D animations and simulation software to virtual learning environments and performance-based exams. Here, we'll explore the benefits of immersive learning in higher education and highlight how MedCerts, a leader in tech-driven learning solutions, is revolutionizing the industry.
One of the primary advantages of immersive learning is that it uses cutting-edge technologies. The immersive EdTech is intended to help you better understand complex concepts. The innovations also enhance knowledge retention, making it a more effective method of learning.
Students can use 3D animations and simulations to explore the human body, chemical reactions and other topics more engagingly and interactively. Some of the new technologies you get to interact with may include artificial intelligence, mobile learning and virtual reality. These virtual learning environments can also simulate real-world scenarios, allowing you to practice critical thinking and decision-making skills in a safe, regulated environment.
Another key aspect of immersive learning in education is focusing on performance-based exams and preparation. Rather than simply memorizing information for a test, students are encouraged to apply their knowledge and demonstrate their skills in a hands-on setting. This approach can be particularly effective for vocational and technical programs. In these courses, you need to be able to perform specific tasks to succeed in your chosen career.
At MedCerts, we've developed an innovative Activation, Demonstration, Application & Integration model that helps students succeed in immersive learning environments. This system involves activating prior knowledge while demonstrating skills and knowledge through:
Interactive learning experiences
Applying different skills in real-world scenarios
Integrating new skills and knowledge into daily practice
By following this model, we help you build a strong foundation of knowledge that you can use throughout your occupation.
In addition to providing immersive learning experiences, we offer ongoing support to students outside of virtual learning and tasks. This support can include one-on-one coaching, access to online resources and materials and networking opportunities with industry professionals. This support ensures our students have the tools and resources required to thrive.
Immersive learning in education is an exciting development with great promise for students and educators. MedCerts' immersive eLearning model is based on 12 key elements, including the use of innovative technologies such as 3D animations, simulation software and virtual learning environments.
By using these innovations, we can create more engaging and effective learning experiences that prepare students for success in the real world. With our help at MedCerts, you can access the academic services and supportive resources required to achieve goals and build fulfilling careers. If you're interested in immersive learning and want to explore its potential, enroll today in our numerous online programs.
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.