SSgt. Gregory Schmidt, USAF EC, 423rd Mobility Training Squadron/Mobility Training Logististics Transportation sits at a computer on January 29, 2015 to demonstrate taking one of the many online training courses offered through the US Air Force Expeditionary Center.

SSgt. Gregory Schmidt, USAF EC, 423rd Mobility Training Squadron/Mobility Training Logististics Transportation sits at a computer on January 29, 2015 to demonstrate taking one of the many online training courses offered through the US Air Force Expeditionary Center.

Lecture capture technology brings learning to students who can’t attend courses in-person, including students currently serving our country. With YuJa, institutions have the ability to attract and support active duty military students, as well as offer increased flexibility to students serving in the National Guard or Reserves.

Education and Active Duty Military

The United States military allows and supports students who wish to begin or continue higher education while on active duty. In many cases, the military will pay tuition and fee costs up to $4500 per year and may even provide a computer for enrolled active duty military students in an approved distance learning program. .  Active duty military students can:

  • Take evening courses on base, provided by local colleges or community colleges.
  • Take evening or weekend courses at an institution in a nearby community.
  • Take advantage of distance learning opportunities and online learning.

In-person learning options vary depending upon where an individual is stationed, their own work schedule, and their role in the military. In most cases, the distance learning option, or online learning option, is the most practical. Students do not need to worry about changing work schedules, training exercises, or , in some cases, even deployments, depending upon where they deploy to. This allows for better educational progress and can support students in meeting their educational goals.

Online Learning for Active-Duty Military

YuJa enables institutions to create online learning classes ideal for active-duty military. Online courses through YuJa allow students to watch lecture captures with integrated multi-media presentations, participate in online real-time discussions, and  connect and collaborate with one another.

How YuJa Can Help

To meet the needs of active-duty personnel in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, YuJa offers:

  • Mobile access to lecture captures.
  • The ability to search and re-watch lecture captures.
  • Easy online note-taking ability.
  • The potential to create flexible, competency-based courses.

Accommodating Those Who Serve

While online-only courses are an ideal choice for active duty students, lecture capture technology also enables flexibility for students in the National Guard or Reserves. The same strategies are an effective choice for institutions serving active duty military on post or at a nearby local university.

  • Blended or hybrid courses may allow students who normally attend courses on-campus to continue their course work when unable to attend classes.
  • Lecture capture technology offers students the ability to catch up on missed course work without difficulty.
  • The “Connected Classroom” even lets your students submit assignments and take quizzes through their phones or laptops.

“Military Tuition Assistance.” Military.com. Web. Accessed on 5 October 2015.