Workforce Training Innovation: Ideas Happening Right Now - MedCerts

Is Short-Term Online Career Training Right for You?

With the rapidly evolving nature of work, people need to update their skills regularly to stay competitive. The dynamic nature of online training is ideally suited for the challenges today's workers are facing. Here are some training innovation ideas that can benefit your workforce clients:

Personalized Learning

Every student learns differently. Personalized learning is one of the online training trends that provides tailored content for an optimal experience for each student. When students know the material, they can demonstrate their knowledge without needless repetition. Conversely, when they need extra time to learn, they can access the content in various ways and spend more time learning.

Personalized learning can include additional resource sections that offer students more ways to engage with the material they're learning, such as through podcasts. Students may not have extra time to sit and watch videos or read articles, but they can listen to audio content while doing chores, driving, or taking care of other obligations.

Immersive Technology

Immersive learning can create a unique experience for students to help simulate real-life situations. Students can do practical, work-based training exercises to develop their knowledge and skills. The artificial, digitally created environment mimics realistic scenarios so students can be active participants rather than passive viewers.

Immersive technology can offer students the opportunity to learn and perfect their techniques. Their performance can be measured, tracked, and repeated. Practice-based learning can be used with a variety of technologies. Some commonly used immersive technologies include virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality. With immersive learning, students can explore activities in a non-linear path where their actions can open up numerous options.

Increased Flexibility

With the advances in online training, learners are no longer limited to a one-size-fits-all curriculum. Students can start with an assessment of their existing knowledge and advance at their own pace. They can learn what they need to, in the manner that suits them best, from the environment where they're most comfortable.

A flexible learning environment meets students where they are and lets them plan their study time around their other obligations, such as work and family. When students have flexibility in their career training, they're more engaged in their classes and have a higher course completion rate.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence can provide answers and guidance at any time of the day or night. Chatbots driven by AI can provide students with quick, personalized feedback to help them focus their efforts for better results. Instructors who use AI can free up time to concentrate on tasks that aren't common or repetitive.

Finding Innovative Training Programs

When you're matching your clients with programs for career training, look for those that provide all of the benefits of online learning rather than just trying to recreate in-person classrooms online. At MedCerts, we provide students with a modern eLearning platform that leverages the advances in online learning so they can achieve success. From personal education consultants to exam prep and dedicated career coaches, MedCerts provides everything your clients need to start a rewarding career in healthcare or information technology.

Portrait of Jennifer Kolb
Written by Jennifer Kolb
National Director of Workforce Development

As MedCerts National Director of Workforce Development, Jennifer Kolb is responsible for overseeing strategy and business development efforts at MedCerts with an emphasis on the k-career pipeline.

Prior to MedCerts, Jennifer served in several leadership positions at Tallo and Hawkes Learning where she built and lead sales and marketing, new product launches, technology development updates and an entire product relaunch to be ADA compliant.

Jennifer has spent a decade within the workforce industry working with educators, state leaders, business and industry officials, post-secondary institutions and grant organizations from across the country, all with the mission of bettering people's lives. Coming from a long line of educators and with a business-centered mindset, Jen is passionate about student success and cultivating creative strategies for ensuring all talent has access to educational and career-related opportunities.

Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and Psychology with a focus in business management from Clemson University.

Published on October 25, 2022

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