What should I consider when comparing VR training options? 

Fundamentally, we recommend that you have a clear reason for moving to VR simulation training i.e. you need to decrease risk for employees, or you need to train people remotely or a lack of equipment or instructors is creating a training bottleneck.

The next consideration is whether VR training, a form of “practice by doing”, is what you need i.e. we find that VR training has the most impact when the activity is something that is inherently risky, is in a remote location to the trainees or where there is a rarity of equipment or instructors to facilitate the training. 

Is this recurring training where a large group of people will need to repeatedly complete this training? If the answer is yes then VR simulation will have a big impact on how you train. 

You must consider the quality of the VR content i.e. how authentic is the training environment and how well does it work. A good way to assess this is to demo it yourself and look at the types of clients your provider has previously worked with.

Is the VR training a stand alone solution or is it supported and integrated with your Learning Management Systems (LMS)? By having a fully supported solution, you will ensure that your VR training solution is always available and is secured with ongoing software updates.  By having a solution that is integrated with your LMS you will ensure that training is appropriately assigned to employees, the training performance is recorded and this is associated with individual employees files. 

How is your VR simulation training provider leveraging data to add value to your training? The insights that you can unlock from data driven VR simulation training will add significant value to your organization. If your VR training provider is not using this data to help unlock insights, improved safety and performance, then they are not providing you with the right solution.