Virtual Reality (VR) allows users to experience a computer-generated, fully digital, 3D experiential environment. It allows for the different senses to be stimulated in a fully immersive experience. Virtual Reality training has become increasingly popular as it is a very valuable tool for training programs and eLearning courses. VR training has many advantages when being compared to traditional methods of training.
Hands-on Approach to Training
Virtual Reality provides employees with an advanced form of training. Trainees can learn quicker by performing procedures or tasks in a fully immersive way. Traditional forms of training can lead to bottlenecks as new employees can take anywhere from a couple of weeks to months to become comfortable in their new role. VR training allows new employees to perform tasks in a hands-on approach as many times as they wish before they are comfortable.
Learn from the Mistakes
VR provides a safe learning environment where mistakes are encouraged, this leads to better learning opportunities and a chance for employees to be exposed to consequences. This form of training is great for both instructors and trainees as both can learn different ways to deal with problems that may arise.
Higher Learning Retention
Immersive learning allows employees to better grasp concepts and become more comfortable in their roles, leading to higher retention. VR training gives trainees a more realistic job experience and will lead to a quicker understanding of concepts and tasks.
Effective and Scalable
VR enables effective learning at a lower cost and in less time than traditional learning methods. With the help of inbuilt objective assessment systems, management can view and review the performance and retention of each employee. VR training allows employers to deliver standardized training from multiple locations making it a highly scalable solution.