All corporate organisations that rely on any legislation or compliance procedures have a responsibility to effectively train their employees. Virtual Reality (VR) provides a fully immersive experience of real world examples in a training safe environment, so if you need to provide training on procedures around fire safety, first aid, or construction sites, VR is a big plus. It can also help facilitate an understanding of product knowledge within the healthcare or engineering sectors.
We have developed a number of VR training projects and our newest one uses the (Google) Mirage standalone headset and integrates with any Learning management Systems using xAPI.
VR Training is designed to:
What we did
In the example project we partnered with Knights Agency to create 8 interactive modules that take users through simulated workplace settings. The goal of the project is to bring the staff skills training world into VR and provide retentive and engaging learning.
We have many examples of high level clinical training demonstrations utilizing VR in healthcare but following research we found that there was also a gap in the market for the technology in the more day to day, and much higher volume, aspects of workforce development.
The benefits of VR learning
Communicate quickly - Virtual reality allows complex messages to be distilled into clear ideas, which is vital for a projects success.
Gain understanding - Virtual reality transforms a message, making it easy to understand and visualise. A complex objective can be broken down into easy to understand and digestible information.
Audience retention - Using virtual reality allows you to make things happen that are outside the realms of reality, therefore making the message as a whole, much more engaging to the viewer.
Versatile - Build once use hundreds times. Virtual reality can easily be adapted and reused to develop other training modules.
"It can be difficult to test for cognitive resilience when subjects have to be the judge of their own ability. There can be multiple factors at play like being unsure of their own limits. The benefits of utilizing a virtual scenario test to simulate your response are huge, but one major factor is that we can provide an accurate picture of where a trainee is at in the testing and how well they have responded to the simulated scenarios."Professor Rohan Walker Hunter Medical Research Institute