Virtual reality is not a futuristic possibility for corporate training. No longer being used exclusively to train in the military, aviation and heavy industries, VR training is being tested and deployed today by a diverse group of organisations from the Royal London Hospital and BT Openreach to McDonald’s and the National Academy for Rail.
The expectations are high that the training medium will become more widely adopted. The VR training market is predicted to generate $216 million (£160.5) in 2018 and grow to $6.3 billion (£4.7) in 2022, according to ABI Research, a leader in emerging technology intelligence.
We spoke with companies developing the technology as well as companies using it for training to help you begin thinking about how your organisation might use VR for employee training in the future. Mining their experiences to look for best practice commonalities, we delve into deciding how VR can be helpful, what to look for in a technology partner, how to develop content for this new medium, conducting a successful roll-out, evaluating your success and how it can complement rather than replace existing training.
Finish reading the ''Virtual Reality for Corporate Training is Here: Are You Ready?'' article to learn how to:
- Decide whether VR is the right training medium for your organisational needs
- Choose the right training or technology partner based on your needs
- Collaborate with developers, learners and facilitators for maximum impact
- Harness the technology to design practical, thought-provoking experiences
Featuring practical advice from professionals who have trailblazed VR training in their organisations such as the Met Office, Fidelity Investments, Farmers Insurance, and Alzheimer's Research UK, this article is part of the U.K. L&D Report 2018: Benchmark Your Workplace Learning Strategy.
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