Many companies are beginning to understand the value of virtual reality technology as it caters to a wide variety of learning needs. This is largely due to the fact that VR pushes the boundaries of traditional learning, allowing you to create realistic learning scenarios in a simulated environment. Also, another important factor in the spread of virtual reality training solutions is that the cost of its implementation has fallen drastically.
According to PwC, 23 million jobs will be using virtual or augmented reality by 2030. This will have the greatest impact on such large economies as China, the USA, the UK and Germany.
This is the time when companies need to be proactive and forward-thinking to get the most out of virtual and augmented reality technologies.
The main advantages of VR training:
- Ability to create a safe learning environment.
- Involvement of employees in the learning process.
- Reduced training costs.
- Development of practical skills.
- Ability to track key learning indicators.
Areas of VR training application:
- Simulation of complex processes in a safe environment, for example, actions in case of an emergency.
- Working out actions according to certain algorithms, instructions or checklists.
- Development of soft skills in areas such as customer service and management.
- Adaptation of personnel to the cultural norms of the company.
- Learning to work with equipment, machinery or complex processes.
When considering how VR can be used to solve learning problems, companies in any case must understand their learning goals and determine which technology will help them achieve those goals.