The Benefits of VR Training

Why use VR in training?

What is VR and XR based training &

why should you care?

VR and XR based training transforms education by using Virtual Reality to create dynamic, interactive experiences. Unlike traditional methods that rely on textbooks and lectures alone, VR-based learning immerses learners in virtual environments where they can practice skills and learn from their mistakes in real-time. 

With VR headsets and controllers, participants engage with content in an immersive environment, enhancing understanding through experiential and immersive learning. This method enhances traditional training by catering to all learning styles and addressing all Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviors (KSBs) aspects of learning.

Companies that do not adopt these technologies will struggle to attract and retain top talent, who are increasingly drawn to tech-savvy organizations. Early adopters of VR training gain a competitive edge, positioning themselves as leaders in innovation and employee development. Embracing VR and XR training now is crucial for staying competitive and ensuring your organization’s long-term success.

What Problems Does VR and XR Based Training Solve &

How Effective is VR Training ?

Traditional corporate training methods often fall short in meeting the diverse learning needs of employees, leading to suboptimal engagement and retention. Common issues with traditional training include:

  • Static Materials: Static materials that do not accommodate individual learning paces, resulting in a one-size-fits-all approach.
  • Auditory Learning Focus: Heavy reliance on auditory learning through presentations, neglecting the 65% of visual learners.
  • Expensive Roleplay Exercises: High costs and logistical challenges associated with roleplay exercises.
  • Technological Stagnation: Use of outdated technologies and methods that fail to engage modern learners.
  • Geographic Limitations: Challenges in providing consistent training across multiple locations, leading to increased costs.

VR and XR-based training effectively address these issues by offering immersive, interactive learning experiences. Studies demonstrate that VR training significantly enhances learning outcomes.

  • VR training boosts retention rates by between 75% and 350%.
  • Learners in VR simulations complete tasks 20% faster than those in traditional settings.
  • 82% of companies using VR training report significant improvements in training efficiency.
  • Employees trained with VR are 40% more confident in applying their skills compared to traditional training methods.
  • VR training platforms allow for real-time updates, ensuring employees have access to the latest information.

Immersive education through VR creates dynamic learning environments that adapt to the needs of all learners. This inclusivity ensures every participant benefits from a tailored educational experience, resulting in improved outcomes and a more skilled, knowledgeable workforce.

What does the Research say

About the Benefits of VR based training

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Improved Retention and Reduction in Mistakes and Errors

The Guide to

risks & barriers to successful VR training adoption

Perceived High Cost

VR based training has become very cost effective

Many organizations perceive the initial investment in VR hardware and software as prohibitively expensive, not realizing the actual affordability. Our solutions are very budget-friendly and can be developed in a modular way, allowing costs to be spread over time.

Integration with Existing Training Programs and Systems

We make Integration painless

Integrating VR training into existing training programs and systems can seem to be complex and challenging. We provide expert support to seamlessly integrate VR solutions with current training infrastructures, ensuring compatibility and smooth transitions.

Lack of VR Technical Expertise

VR is accessible to all

Organizations often believe that they lack the necessary technical skills to implement and maintain VR training systems. However, The XR and VR technology has matured to a level where it no longer requires specialist knowledge. We can also offer comprehensive training and ongoing technical support.

Lack of VR Awareness and Understanding

We provide demo sessions

Many decision-makers and employees are not fully aware of the benefits and potential of VR training. We conduct informative sessions and demonstrations to educate stakeholders on the advantages and applications of VR training, building a strong case for its adoption.

Resistance to Change and New Technology

We tailor the immersion level

Employees and management may be hesitant to adopt new technologies due to unfamiliarity. We foster a supportive environment by offering change management workshops and highlighting success stories to build confidence and acceptance of VR training and, often work with a number of "half way" VR solutions.

Inclusivity Limitations

We develop the solution to your needs

We develop inclusive VR training programs with accessibility features to ensure all employees can benefit from the technology. VR training may not be fully accessible to all employees, including those with disabilities.

Perception of Being Unproven

VR Training has been proven to work

Some organizations perceive VR training as an unproven technology with uncertain outcomes. Many businesses worldwide have already implemented VR based training and have shared the results (Volvo, Siemens, Delt Airlines, UPS, Walmart). However, the best way to find out is by doing a small, cost-effective pilot program. We can help with that.

Measuring ROI and Success

We help with the design of measurements

Organizations may find it challenging to measure the return on investment and success of VR training programs. We provide robust analytics and reporting tools to track performance, engagement, and outcomes, helping organizations measure the impact and ROI of their VR training initiatives.

Why now is the perfect time to

introduce VR and XR based training!

The journey of VR technology spans nearly 50 years, and its potential has been widely recognized. However, it is now that VR and XR training should be adopted by organizations. Here’s why:

Technological Maturity

VR technology has reached a level of maturity where it provides a seamless, frictionless experience. The reliance on controllers is diminishing, and headsets are becoming lighter and more user-friendly, making them accessible to a broader audience. These advancements ensure that VR training is not only effective but also comfortable for prolonged use.

Mainstream Adoption of IT in Learning

The public’s familiarity with using IT in everyday life and learning has paved the way for VR to become a mainstream technology. People are now more open to adopting new technologies, and VR is no longer seen as a novelty but as a viable tool for education and training.

Positive Feedback from Early Adopters

The initial wave of VR training adopters has provided overwhelmingly positive feedback. Organizations that have implemented VR training report significant improvements in engagement, retention, and overall training effectiveness. This positive feedback reinforces the credibility and benefits of VR training.

Scalability and Remote Connectivity

With the advent of cloud technology, deploying scalable VR solutions has become more straightforward. Organizations can now connect and train employees remotely with the same effectiveness as in-person training. This scalability ensures that VR training can grow with the organization and be accessible to a global workforce.

The Urgency is now!

Organizations that delay adopting VR and XR training risk falling behind in the competitive landscape. To attract and retain top talent, companies must offer innovative and immersive training solutions. VR training not only enhances learning outcomes but also positions organizations as forward-thinking leaders in their industries.

By integrating VR and XR training now, organizations can leverage mature technology, widespread public acceptance, positive feedback, and scalable solutions to transform their training programs. Embrace the future of training with PMC and stay ahead of the curve.

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