Complementing education with virtual and augmented reality is a hot topic. Thanks to the immersive and engaging educational environment provided by virtual reality, you can optimise your learning management system to get the best out of your students whether they are an auditory, kinaesthetic or visual learner. Virtual reality can transport learners anywhere in the world and plunge them headfirst into any situation.
VR in Application
The University of Melbourne created a tour of The Tidal River coast of Wilsons Promontory so students can augment their studies by actually “going” there and spending time in the places that interest them and are most relevant to their subjects.
The benefits this brings of using VR are immense from compliance training to introducing new equipment. Picture this (a signal for homemade virtual reality…); your company has just invested heavily in new equipment; the first thing you’ll want to do is ensure your employees can use it right? But what if they accidentally damage it or get harmed? With a virtual course your employees can get “hands on,” engaging experience of the new equipment with no risk of damage or harm and you can train as many people as you need to without a waiting list.
Wow with Compliance Training
Compliance training can be dull but it’s so important to the roles your employees are paid to perform. With virtual reality, you can make compliance training on a learning management system fun and engaging – which is certain to help your employees retain the important information you need them to learn.
So how does it work? There are an increasing number of virtual reality technology kits to choose from and to incorporate into compliance and corporate training to complement the traditional classroom setting.
By combining eLearning with virtual reality, complementing your learning management system, you create a cutting edge learning process that encourages better education and outcomes.
Benefits of Virtual Reality
Virtual worlds have no consequences and students can learn from their mistakes in a risk-free way. This removes the emotional barrier of learning – the fear of failing – because there is no consequence to failing, only new learning experiences and new ways to succeed.
By creating an immersive, interactive experience, employee engagement in learning increases as do the outcomes. Employees can go beyond traditional classroom learning and use simulations to experience and solve real compliance issues and tackle real problems. Each class can even be tailored to individual employees for a unique experience and feedback can be used to adapt future classes.
Soon virtual and augmented reality will be used as standard to create learning environments that will revolutionise not only how we teach but how we learn. Future classroom environments will be driven by social, interactive environments that focus on engagement, motivation, and inquisitiveness where learners unshackled by fear of failing will be able to make huge leaps in their education.