Virtual reality is the future. Not only does it present a whole new way of consuming our favourite media, but its increasingly convenient and accessible nature opens up many doors for businesses and organisations to create more effective training applications for their employees. Here are just five reasons why spatial portals will completely change how we learn!
1. It’s hands-on
A presentation or training video can only teach you so much. It’s all too well taking notes from video tutorials on all the theory and the hows and whys. But we actually learn best from experience, something which typical electronic training solutions fall short on providing.
Within a VR training environment, users can navigate their way through a simulated world, interact with virtual objects and even communicate with virtual avatars.
2. It’s risk-free
Virtual reality is more than just a novelty. VR learning systems also pose as a safe, risk-free solution for training in dangerous or emergency situations. For example, apprentice firefighters can build their skills and confidence in dealing with large fires before they encounter an actual burning building.
Users can also learn the hands-on of driving and flying to a certain extent without the danger of being in the actual vehicle.
3. It’s captivating
An immersive training environment like our 360 degree portals cut out most outside noise and distractions, so trainees can put full concentration into their virtual surroundings and nothing else. This environment therefore promotes focused immersion where users can pay all of their attention on what they are being taught.
And because their physical presence and actions are paramount to how the applications work, they can feel even more engaged in the learning experience.
4. It’s versatile
Whether it’s a health and safety training course or customer service coaching, a spatial projection environment would be a great benefit for virtually any educational situation.
Educational projection environments can be customised depending on the needs of a business or organisation, making them ideal solutions for a variety of use cases and scenarios, from immersive learning activities for young people to corporate training exercises for employees.
5. It’s memorable
Several studies have demonstrated that trainees having been taught in virtual reality learning environments retain information for a longer period of time than those taught using traditional methods.
This is all because the senses play a paramount role in human memory. Because VR training applications are capable of stimulating multiple human senses at once, this intensifies the amount of memory stored, strengthening long-term retention of the experience.