Virtual Reality is ideally suited for training operators, maintenance personnel, emergency personnel and others. Training in VR has a much higher retention, is more effective and can be automated and used to analyse behavior.
Training is an integral part of every business. While it is so important, it often is challenging to have your personnel train in an effective way, and retain the information they were taught during the training. Current training techniques often focus on paper-based (Powerpoint) training, which in most cases only has limited effect.
Virtual Reality is the ideal technology to be used in training environments. People trained in Virtual Reality retain more and are more engaged than their counterparts training using legacy systems. Amongst other domains, VR can be used to train:
Virtual Reality is a very peculiar technology. It will allow people to be virtually transported to another location and be totally immersed into that environment. For training, this immersion is very important and can be inspired by the Cone of Learning.
The Cone of Learning visually tells the story of how people remember things. If you just read something, you will only remember a fraction of the information after a few weeks (about 10%). If you actively do something (for example drill a hole in a wall), you will typically remember about 90% of this activity.
Virtual Reality is so powerful because it works on the bottom of the pyramid. Indeed, the immersion means that you are experiencing the activity and potentially even are interacting with elements in this environment.
As such, Virtual Reality is a great tool to be used in training personnel. You will be able to massively improve retention as well as engagement using these new technologies.