“Virtual reality is the first step in a grand adventure into the landscape of the imagination.” – Frank Biocca
In today’s world, some part of learning new skills or polishing existing skills begins in the classroom. But virtual reality has made it possible to apply those skills to help develop expertise in the same and understand them better.
Virtual reality means simulating bits of our world using high-performance computers and sensory equipment, like headsets and gloves. The headsets project a three-dimensional environment in which a person can interact as if in real life. And the sensory gloves help the person navigate the virtual world.
Technically, “Virtual reality is a three-dimensional, computer-generated environment which can be explored and interacted with by a person”. That person becomes part of this virtual world or is immersed within this environment and can manipulate objects or perform a series of actions.
Virtual Reality (VR) is a highly immersive form of learning. The value that it brings to learners is that learners can fully immerse themselves in the learning process. It helps learners remember the experience better and implement the learnings on their job in a better manner.
VR)is normally implemented in situations that can be risky or hazardous. Instead of conducting drills, companies can help employees expose to concepts such as emergency response to a hazardous situation like a fire or flood or tornado alarm through a VR-based module. Further, insurance companies can benefit through VR in eLearning to train employees to accurately assess property damages caused due to tornadoes, hailstorms, or floods in a virtual environment.
Several organizations have transformed or are transforming their induction programs to VR as it can simulate an actual induction experience.
With highly sophisticated tools, the development of VR material is easier and cheaper. Today, you can experience VR across different platforms, be it PC, Tablet, Smartphone, and also Headset.
Let’s look at some benefits of VR . Learners can:
• Collaborate in many ways.
• Connect with content enabling multi-sensory experiences.
• Learn in actual and relevant environments.
• Be mentally transported to places where they can’t reach and be equipped for projects ahead.
• Have increased engagement and focus.
VR technology immerses your learners in new environments, reduces risk, and enables deep learning. On the other hand, AR helps with just-in-time learning by providing training to learners at their fingertips. Our focus at this point in time will be on VR which is fully immersive in nature, in comparison to AR which is partially immersive in nature. And if AR is something you’d like to know more about, please drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now, coming back to our conversation on VR. Technology-enabled experiences are made available through active learning that is immersive in nature. A population of learners who may have learning challenges thrive in this environment, making inclusion and accessibility a reality. Certain aspects of skills that are real-life in nature can be learnt and mastered. Being 3D in nature retention increases irrespective of the complexities involved.
When implementing a VR solution, we ask ourselves, "Will this work in improving learners' performance?" We focus on how we can help the learners remember the content well and apply it on the job. The beauty of a VR-based solution is its versatility and realism. VR solutions are similar to gamification solutions in terms of immersive nature and help learners engage with the content better. Virtual reality is one such mode of learning that can cater to both disruption and innovation.
Whether it is an induction program or a deep dive into a risk zone, our VR solutions address your needs and help create highly immersive learning experiences.
Every creative solution we create, we ensure that it is memorable and action-oriented. There are positive impacts on both comprehension and cognition.
Tesseract Learning uses cutting-edge technologies to create seamless virtual reality experiences. Our team of expert professionals including script writers, 2D and 3D artists, motion graphic experts, and video developers have the requisite experience to create the best possible experiences for your needs.
Virtual reality need not be implemented using 3D only. It can be implemented and still be effective with 360-degree photographs or videos. Using an appropriate mix of photographs or videos and overlaying them with interactions, VR can be a fun and effective learning experience.
Virtual reality helps in bettering and developing the manager-employee relationship, via experiential means.