The modern era of Learning and Development is a very exciting and dynamic space. There are so many ways to teach a student from massive online courses to social media peer study groups, we are always surprised and excited to hear about the next big thing in corporate training. The two newest training methods which are revolutionizing the L&D landscape are clearly AR and VR. Here’s what you need to know about these modern content delivery systems that will change how you look at corporate learning altogether.
1. Virtual Reality
Virtual reality provides the unique opportunity to bring your trainees into a unique environment. You can offer learners a 360-degree view of a workshop, of a specific place, or even have them interact with digital elements within their own workspace.
This technology brings a much more hands-on, integrated approach to corporate training which can increase experiential learning, and lead to better retention rates. Take the risk out of safety and compliance scenarios while showing learners a deeper than theoretical scenario. Give trainees the chance to practice and perfect their learnings in a virtual reality setting. Bring new hires up to speed quickly and effectively, without risking mistakes that can impact clients or projects. The benefit of bringing training material into a more active presentation is greater impact, and that’s something every learning and development program can benefit from.
This learning environment can be accessed from anywhere in the world so long as the employee has a VR headset and an internet connection. The advantages of training a remote workforce in tandem with these devices are enticing to say the least. But the technology is still new enough that some companies may not be able to fully invest right away. In cases like those, we recommend doing a little at a time. Don’t go overboard when buying devices. Find the content that would benefit most from a virtual reality element, then test out the next program. Ask for feedback from trainees and instructors before going all in.
2. Augmented Reality
Gaming AR gadgets have come on to the scene in a big way, but it’s not just fun and games that this technology can provide. User interfaces are changing. Think about how 3D projections and movement detection might influence your training methodology. The opportunity to train learners in a more than real situation, without the risk, can make a big impact in how new skills are learned. But as the technology itself is still being developed, we are still waiting to see how it will change how work is done in the near future.
Are you looking for better solutions to the changing needs of your workforce?
Can your employees access information and training tools right when they need them? Does your training strategy include up-to-date practices? Technology has changed the way top companies approached learning and training, making it challenging to choose the best options for your need. Interested in seeing how other new technologies can improve your corporate training program? Reach out to the team at Clarity Consultants for more insight.