Why Companies are Adopting AR and VR in Employee Training

CIO Review Europe | Friday, February 26, 2021

The companies use AR and VR technology to conduct employee training to offer training safely and affordably. 

FREMONT, CA: In order to become a part of people's lives, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have significantly advanced. Today people are no longer looking at VR/AR with surprise, but they expect it to make their life easier. 

The integration of VR and AR has developed an area where learners can have a hands-on learning experience into learning. Technologies promote learning even in situations where the solution has been complicated. The growth of these innovations in the market is remarkable.

What is AR? 

AR, or augmented reality, is the real-time integration of digital information into a video or user environment. Companies can use technology to superimpose sound, videos, pictures, animations, and many more to build a holographic effect.

What is VR? 

VR is a device that produces a simulated world that places the user within the experience. The viewers can use VR headsets to connect and control a 3D environment for an experience nearer to reality.

Benefits of AR and VR in Enterprise Learning

Providing Training in a Safe and Affordable Manner   

In order to create environments where training can be safe and free of repercussions, VR and AR can be used. With the equipment they use, employers may construct an exact simulation of their operations. New hires will then develop experience through simulation and innovation. If they make errors, the repercussions can only be felt in the simulation's virtual world.

A Better Way of Practicing Skills 

The only way to sharpen them is to practice the skill. According to a study, when people combine learning with "doing," they retain much more knowledge. Compared to discussions, lectures, reading, or even audio-visual learning, hands-on practice is the best way to retain information. Compared to classes with five percentage retention capacity, it has a retention rate of 75 percent.

Developing Soft Skills and Expertise 

VR and AR will assist companies in improving the soft skills and expertise of their workers. Employers may construct VR simulations for specific situations the workers are likely to experience. In real cases, it will make the workers more relaxed and offer customers better service. For example, Walmart utilizes the Oculus VR headset to provide the training.

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