These skills are a sneak preview of what virtual reality can bring to the table for your enterprise.
We know that there are countless benefits to learning, or training, with virtual reality technology. The stats speak for themselves with over 75% of information being retained when using VR, compared to a measly 5-10% from traditional e-learning or classroom-based training methods. If you still don’t believe us, then take a look here.
VR training is becoming increasingly utilised within a range of industries, which therefore means it is being used to develop a vast range of skills. Thanks to the high level of immersion you get from being within the virtual reality headset itself, you are effectively transported into an environment whereby you can take part in a form of role-play training. This provides you with immersion, interaction, engagement, and data analysis on your training.
Would you have guessed VR training develops knowledge in areas such as:
- Situational awareness
- Health & Safety
- Customer service and onboarding
- Healthcare awareness
- Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace
- Mental health awareness and overcoming barriers
Let’s not forget the specific skills you can develop in areas such as machinery training, surgical training, military training, and engineering training, to name but a few that VR aids the learning of… the list really does go on and on.
The University of Glasgow has developed an EON-XR Centre on their campus in order to integrate virtual reality training into some of their courses:
“Engineering students will be able to visualise and interact with the inner workings of machinery in virtual space, while medical students could gain new insight into how organs function.” (Future Scot)
Focusing on utilising virtual reality in education is, in our opinion, a no-brainer. More and more companies are adopting the use of virtual reality training in their learning and development programmes, so we should start as soon as possible in their career path. If you’re considering adopting virtual reality into the development of your employees, then head here.