Training modules are always seeking for users to understand the content practically. Immersive learning provides a scenario-based learning environment utilising augmented, simulated, or artificial environments. Immersive training places users in a practical learning environment, physically or virtually, to replicate possible scenarios for particular skills or techniques. The revolution of technology has enhanced immersive learning experiences through virtual reality, augmented reality and 360º video etc.
Virtual Reality – Virtual Reality consists of an artificial environment that allows the user to be fully immersed in an experience that is altered from the real world. This option is genuinely immersive, this option allows the user to pick up and move objects, turn on or take apart a device, walk around a room, and interact with virtual characters.
Augmented Reality – Augmented Reality places virtual objects in real-world space. Using individual headsets or AR-capable mobile devices, images appear in front of the user. This technology can be used to allow the user to explore an object and all its parts or apply virtual labels to a piece of equipment to help them learn how to use each part of the device. Think of AR as adding layers on top of the real world through the lens of your phone, tablet, or headset.
Video Learning – Video Learning captures scenarios and training environments with 360º video to lead the user through a process or location that can otherwise be difficult, expensive, or dangerous to visit. The users can view the 360º video by dragging with their mouse or finger on desktop or mobile devices while also providing an immersive experience using any VR headset.
Benefits of adopting the strategy for your learning platform:
Better Retention Rate – Using immersive technologies can create exciting activities that can keep users engaged. Engaged users have a higher retention rate, which results in a better return on investment from your training program.
User Metrics and Analytics – By investing in new immersive technology, you open your training program to new metrics and measurement capabilities. With a robust program, you can measure the employee’s training in real-time with eye tracking, head and body movements, reaction time, and more.
Safe Learning Area – With immersive learning, you can give your users a safe learning environment where they can practice safety protocols, observe hazardous situations, or develop interpersonal skills without risking their safety.
A Personal Touch – Immersive learning promotes personalized learning as it is based on the learner-centric model. It allows users to learn at their own pace, as they receive guided rehearsals to attain mastery of a technique, behaviour, or methodology. They can rehearse as many times as they want until they become fully versed