Incorporating VR into a Blended Learning Solution

Group discussion in a blended learning solution

Picture this: it’s your first day of work, and you’re ready to learn the skills needed for your new role. You walk into the office and head to a large room with your fellow new hires for training. You sit at a table, and an instructor begins lecturing the room on company policy, expectations, using…

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4 Signs You’re Ready for VR Training

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Virtual reality training continues to be a hot topic of conversation in the learning and development community. With benefits like increased knowledge retention, cost savings, and flexibility, it’s no wonder why organizations are updating their training programs to include virtual reality. However, like with any new piece of technology, planning is required to ensure optimal…

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Manufacturing Training in VR

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Amidst Industry 4.0, the manufacturing industry is seeing the increased use and interconnectivity of various new technologies. These technologies include automation, machine learning, and robotics. This can also include manufacturing training in VR. The manufacturing industry is also being faced with a shortage of skilled labour. With a quickly ageing workforce, a shrinking pool of…

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Changing the Training Landscape: Training During and After COVID-19

Training during and after COVID-19: Simulation including virtual nurse practicing PPE donning and doffing

In March of 2020, the world flipped upside down. Non-essential stores closed, our interactions with friends were limited to Zoom, and while essential workers continued to work, many individuals remained on our couches for months. Training During and After COVID-19 This new experience led to training teams needing to re-evaluate the ways they train their…

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Reducing Your Carbon Footprint with VR Training

Reducing carbon footprint with VR: VR headset on table

Microsoft, Shell, Ford. These are just some of the companies that have committed to becoming net-zero in the next couple of decades. As organizations discuss ways of making their processes and procedures more environmentally friendly, one way of reducing a company’s carbon footprint is through virtual reality training. The Environmental Cost of Business Travel Traditional…

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DevLearn 2021: Our Experience

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Having started physically traveling to locations for some events has been a real delight. The last in-person event I attended was one of my all-time favourite events, DevLearn. DevLearn 2021 was an opportunity for learning and development to look at what’s next. Although this year was different from those of the past, it did not…

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Empathy Training in VR

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The need for soft skills is becoming increasingly valued. One of these highly valued soft skills includes empathy. Empathy is required in a multitude of people-centred careers, including leadership roles, customer service positions and the healthcare industry. Empathy training in VR over other modalities has proven to successfully raise empathy levels that are more likely…

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Mining Training in VR

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The mining industry is full of risks. Large machinery and lethal gases produce incredibly hazardous conditions, whether in an open or closed mine pit. Requiring employees to navigate their surroundings safely when placed on the job without effective training can be deadly. Luckily, mining training in VR is becoming more accessible, allowing employees to practice…

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Taking Advantage of Self-Led Training with VR

Self-led training in VR with VR headsets

One of the benefits to training in virtual reality includes the reduced need for subject matter experts to be taken away from their work and placed in situations where they must train the next generation of employees. These situations cost the company both time and money as trainers are spending their time training rather than…

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