It’s 2022 and traditional training methods are no longer working as effectively as they used to. Learning and development professionals are more commonly seeking an interest in virtual reality training and how it can improve the effectiveness of training at their organization. There are numerous reasons why businesses should adopt virtual reality for soft skills training. Here are three reasons you should be training in the Metaverse.
- Immersive Experience
Learning and development professionals often find themselves struggling to engage employees with the training they are taking. We’ve all been subjected to the tedium of clicking through the module slideshow when a cute dog walks past our window, or watching the training video when we get a text from our best friend about getting dinner tonight. It’s impossible to remove many of the distractions to employees when engaging them in training materials; well, that is if they’re not training in virtual reality.
Virtual reality immerses users into a learning environment with minimal distractions while still allowing employees to control their own experience. According to a skilled labor study by Accenture, employees trained on using virtual reality had a 12% higher accuracy rate and completed the training 17% faster than traditional instructional video training1.
- Data Tracking Points
Making data-driven decisions is important to any organization. Virtual reality training provides learning and development management with extensive learner analytics. It gives leadership information on usage (training frequency, duration of training, number of completions), accuracy, and, depending on the hardware, can also provide in-depth user interaction (eye tracking, head movement, etc.).
This information can all be provided in real time and conveniently placed in one management system.
- Cost Savings
Although there are upfront costs that come with investing in virtual reality technology, there are long-term cost savings as well.
With virtual reality training being more efficient and effective, learners advance through the training at a quicker rate than 2D-learning methods, thus saving organizations time and money.
Additionally, virtual reality makes it possible to train employees on otherwise prohibitively costly equipment with no risk associated to a company’s expensive assets.
Virtual reality training is continuing to grow as a result of groundbreaking work in Metaverse technologies, and is the ideal training method for teaching skills that are too costly, too dangerous, or too difficult to replicate in the real world.
If you are interested in learning more about VR Training, and how it can be deployed at your organization, Get Real can help. Contact us today at email@example.com.