VR is the future of immersive learning

The magic formula boost knowledge retention

Imagine creating a training program that is engaging, has a high retention rate for knowledge and skills, and makes your workers proficient without spending hours on theory. This is not as far-fetched as you might think. This scenario is possible by using immersive learning.

The benefits of immersive learning are well-documented. People learn best by doing instead of consuming content. So, why aren’t more businesses creating immersive learning programs?


Challenges with implementing training programs

  • Businesses encounter the following three challenges when implementing learning programs. First, although in-person experiential learning is effective, it isn’t scalable. You aren’t able to teach many people at the same time. So, if you have a large workforce it could take a longer time to train all of them.
  • Secondly, experiential learning can be very costly. For example, the cost of fuel, maintenance, and airport fees is very high for pilot training. This can lead to skill shortages or underskilled employees.
  • Finally, experiential learning opens up the risk of injury and harm during training. For example, an accident while forklift training can lead to serious injury.

So, how can a company overcome these challenges when implementing a learning program? The answer is Virtual Reality.

Three reasons to use virtual reality in immersive learning programs

  • First, VR gives a realistic simulation of a working environment. It enables trainees to gain the practical knowledge and experience they require, without risking injury or harm. This is especially useful in certain industries such as forklift training or medical surgery where an accident could have dire consequences.
  • Next, VR provides a scalable solution for immersive learning programs. It delivers the benefits of in-person immersive learning to many people at the same time. This makes it an efficient training method to make your workforce proficient fast.
  • Finally, VR is a cost-effective solution for immersive learning. To illustrate this point, in the aviation training industry certain flight simulators cost more than buying an actual aircraft! VR provides a better cost-benefit payoff for an immersive learning environment.

Want to learn more how immersive learning can contribute to your learning & development department?

Tune in for the webinar about "Smart Strategies to boost your Training Program"

Thursday, May 31, 2018 07:00 PM Europe/Brussels

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