- Virtual Reality allows professionals to be trained more quickly, attractively and efficiently.
- By 2030, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in education alone could contribute $1.5 trillion to the global economy.
- There is an imbalance between the skill levels of the population and the future needs of the labour market.
One of the problems that this crisis has shown is the lack of adaptability of traditional training processes to today’s changing and complex situations. There is a clear need for learning processes to evolve in order to guarantee the training of workers in the face of different unforeseen events or challenges, and thus achieve an optimal level of qualification. But how can this transformation be achieved?
An alternative with great potential is to have learning systems based on new technologies that are flexible, digitised and can operate remotely. One of the key technologies for such a transformation is Virtual Reality.
Virtual Reality allows the operator to be virtually transported to their real working environment where, in an immersive way and in first person, they can be trained by simulating the execution of tasks.
ADVANTAGES OF VIRTUAL REALITY
A study carried out by PwC in 2020 has demonstrated the benefits of Virtual Reality compared to more traditional training systems such as face-to-face or e-learning. One of the benefits is that students learn faster, mainly due to the concept of “learning by doing” offered by Virtual Reality, which makes the learning process more practical. In addition, they are more focused due to the immersive experience that abstracts students from any distractions such as mobile phones or computers.
Also, learners are more confident in applying what they have learned because they have practised it very realistically in the virtual environment. Finally, users feel more emotionally connected to the content, i.e. they believe in it, which translates into a workforce that is not only properly qualified but also empowered, motivated and productive.
From the company’s point of view, a training system based on Virtual Reality is more efficient because it not only reduces learning times, but also reduces costs related to non-productive hours and employee travel. Thanks to virtual simulation, there is no need to use physical machines for training tasks and therefore no interruption of the company’s business.
In addition, the learner is trained autonomously and, consequently, does not require the continuous attention of expert workers. In addition, Virtual Reality enables remote and collaborative training of workers, which avoids trips to training centres and guarantees the continuity of the learning process in the event of travel limitations.
On the other hand, Virtual Reality increases safety by avoiding any risk associated with training workers in dangerous situations and, in addition, it can have evaluation and follow-up systems based on the fulfilment of objectives that allow not only to personalise training but also to monitor the performance of each user to ensure that they have acquired the required knowledge.
Ultimately, it is clear that traditional training methods are not sufficient to meet today’s challenges. Companies need to train and retrain workers from all areas quickly and when required remotely. One of the most powerful tools for this is Virtual Reality, which enables more efficient, collaborative and empowered training. As a result, Virtual Reality is expected to be increasingly present in training in all areas of organisations.
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