Virtual reality started to gain traction back in 2016 when the original VR headset Oculus Rift and HTC Vive launched. Nowadays, there are a lot more games to play, and more headsets to choose from. Picking the right one is important, but you should keep in mind that almost all VR games are multiplatform, so …
With more and more companies using immersive training on a daily basis, instructional designers all around the world need to upskill themselves to make sure that they know how to build VR training experience for their needs. Luckily, there are more options today than in the past. What are VR training experiences? Immersive training or …
Context is critical to learning, and training organizations are always looking for ways for employees to understand the applications of their learning to their jobs. Scenario-based immersive learning can help. Immersive training places individuals in an interactive learning environment, either physically or virtually, to replicate possible scenarios or to teach particular skills or techniques. Simulations, role play, and virtual learning environments can be considered immersive learning.
Measuring KPIs for immersive training includes gathering numerical data before, during, and after the training session. Representation of results is generally done through Learning Management System (LMS), which allows transforming numerical data into visuals, providing senior management a comprehensive look on results. Based on the KPIs, senior management receives a clear look into the effectiveness of training and can evaluate whether the ROI is high enough for training sessions to continue.
Employees are required to remember tons of information on the company and its rules. Retention and recall of information is essential at all times, as this ensures safety for them, their team members, and also their customers. This is where the VR steps in. Active engagement through VR scenarios increases the ability to remember, recall essential information and ensure safety.
From a relatively niche entertainment utility, it is now being used to enhance customer support, and such companies as OnePlus are integrating it into their marketing strategies. It is thus vital to analyze how VR can improve customer experience, and how this innovative new front can be used to the mutual benefit of companies and customers.
Skills assessments are unavoidable and often an integral part of many organizations. Many company giants, like Walmart or Johnson&Johnson, are already using VR for skills assessment. How to asses which of the many applicants is perfect for the job? How to evaluate performance and decide on promotions in an objective, non-biased way? The main areas where skills assessments are crucial are in recruiting and promotions. We will focus on both and provide solutions on how VR solves the issues, arising in each area.
Companies across various industries use immersive learning to revolutionize their L&D programs and to align their employee skills with business goals. As VR creates a second reality, employees get the real feel of how would their decisions influence others. Usually, trainees start by observing and later doing the job on their own. By practicing, learners are more likely to develop physical connections and let the information sit in the long term memory.
Soft skills are already a great differentiator in jobs that require lots of interpersonal skills. However, people working in jobs that demand specific skills will have to improve soft skills to be able to compete with others. Immersive learning with VR as a solution allows learners to receive real-world emotional responses and reflect on their performance. But more about that later in the post.