How is Virtual Reality used in training and development?

Virtual training (VR) can provide part of a blended learning solution, enhancing existing training methods as well as supporting better real world training. Learning by doing is significantly more effective than classroom-based learning alone, however, there is a risk and travel cost associated with learning by doing. VR training allows you to reduce the risk and the travel costs associated with learning by doing by providing an authentic, virtual training environment. That can be accessed through a VR headset from anywhere in the world. 

The data generated in VR training can also help to iteratively improve training and development outcomes. Our HEAT VR training systems can capture approximately 100,000 data points per minute of VR training. This data can then be brought to a server or to the cloud where it can be analysed to provide insights on performance. Overtime, when you have generated enough specific data, artificial intelligence (AI) can be applied to the datasets to help predict and iteratively improve the training outcomes.

VR training can also facilitate adaptive learning, where the AI adapts the training experience to the specific users needs, based on their performance and activities. This means that each trainee can receive a bespoke training experience tailored to their levels of experience, rather than through generic training.