Imagine your boss has scheduled another training session where you know the most exciting portion will be the free coffee. You fill your first cup and trudge into the bland conference room preparing yourself for the battle ahead of staying awake while trying to latch on to your boss’ talking points.
Before your boss begins to speak, you can already feel yourself nodding off, and you sip your coffee to combat the impending boredom. Then, however, the stage in the conference room explodes with laser lights, fog machines cloud the foreground, and out bursts Tony Robbins. His energy, charisma, and personal anecdotes keep you engaged, laughing, and most importantly, learning.
Over the next two hours, your brain absorbs more information than you thought possible and when the training session ends, it leaves you wishing there were more to learn. Finally, you remove your VR headset to find your coffee cold, and you’re still in your pajamas. This is the world of virtual reality training.
In this article, we’ll explain how to easily scale VR training to make it as affordable as it is impactful.
Using scalable VR training with 360° images and video capturing in a mobile format.
When investing in scalable VR training, there needs to be a strategy behind it. Identify learning situations that would be more valuable in a VR setting, such as; a difficult conversation that your HR team may need to have, or a way to train your sales team in a real-world setting. More than delivering a novel experience, the world of virtual-reality learning is a way to engage people in their training like never before.
When using a mobile format, this type of VR training is easy to use, accessible to the smallest of companies and frees up precious time that monotonous presentations can devour.
The affordability of VR headsets.
If your company is looking to train its employees with the use of VR headsets, your initial research will likely lead you to sticker shock. At hundreds of dollars apiece, it would make little sense for a small company to invest so much in premium headsets. They’re expensive, liable to be dropped or broken, and buying more than one or two can absorb a large chunk of a modest budget. Luckily, not all VR headsets are priced the same.
The creation of affordable VR systems has been on the march since they were first introduced. Now, the market offers affordable headsets like Google Cardboard and Homido, making virtual reality training more accessible. With these less expensive options, smaller companies can use the technology at an affordable price and have decreased financial risk with dispersal to employees.
Investing in your company’s future.
Training employees today using cost-effective headsets and custom-made VR courses is as accessible as it’s ever been. Whether you’re looking to inspire your employees while training them in a unique way, or simply looking to make a sound investment in the productivity of your company, using a 360° format is a reasonable first step.
More important than the headset itself is the VR training program and the VR course creators that you decide to work with, who can teach you how to reap the benefits of virtual reality.
Knowledge Anywhere is a learning management system company that makes custom virtual reality training programs. With their focus on VR development and course creation, they take training your employees to the next level. If you’re looking for custom-tailored user interfaces and training programs, Knowledge Anywhere has the solution.
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