Most remember the feeling of being stuck in a boring training. You’re thinking more about when it will be over than the content being shared with you. And, as a result, not much, if any learning was actually taking place.
While employee learning and development is essential, it must be delivered in a way that the learners find engaging. Otherwise, it’s a missed opportunity and a waste of organizational resources. To date, there have been a range of theories put forth to make training more interesting and efficient, but perhaps one of the most promising is virtuality reality.
VR training has been transforming the learning and development sector and it is poised to make its way into the majority of organizations over the next few years. Given it’s myriad benefits for employers and employees alike, it’s easy to see why.
Realistic Employee Learning Environments
One of the largest benefits of Virtual Reality based learning and development opportunities is their ability to provide realistic training scenarios. More effective than role playing or even drills, VR allows the learner to immerse themself in the experience in a way that no other training method can. In fact, VR training has been invaluable in allowing organizations to experience crisis situations, like natural disasters, or cybersecurity incidents for example, in new ways that more fully prepare all players to react effectively during these intense emergencies.
Improved Information Retention
We’ve known for some time now that when learning is fun and appealing, the learner will experience improved information retention. Paying attention isn’t a chore, or something that’s a primary focus of the learner. Instead, the material itself is being delivered in such a way that the learner is able to immerse themself in it; so much so the end of the session is often a surprise. Not only that, VR employee training allows staff to learn at their own pace, repeating content they don’t grasp as they need to in real time to further enhance the learner’s engagement in the overall learning experience.
More Efficient Employee Training
Organizations that have begun to utilize VR learning and development opportunities for their employees also note that they’re able to deliver training material more efficiently. VR training modules allow for a larger amount of content to be shared with the learner in less time than their classroom counterparts. This gives companies and their employees an opportunity to learn more with less investment and less disruption to the regular day to day tasks already needing attention.
Ready to explore how VR learning opportunities can transform your public or private organization’s employee training? Innové is here to help. Contact us today to discuss your specific needs by calling 210.585.4920 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.