Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) training can create the “real world” scenarios students need to train for. Students experience fully immersive, realistic simulations without leaving the classroom. Companies can optimize time, money and space while teaching in realistic situations with training that has better long-term retention.
VR Health & Safety Training The health & safety training industry needs efficient, cost-effective and timely training. VRTS provides real world scenarios without the real-world danger. Unlike classroom training, VRTS delivers immersive, realistic training that students retain now and when they need it on the job.
RetentionResearch suggests that visualization and a VR environment strengthen the connection between a student and a concept, therefore heightening retention.
EngagementIt is about participating in the learning process, having actual/virtual experiences, and enjoying the process, which heightens engagement.
Distraction FreeWhen students are inside a virtual environment, they are far less prone to distractions such as other students, phones, and so on.
VR and its Uses in Industrial Safety Training
Melcher Studios and Armour Safety would like to present the various uses for VR in regards to safety training.
We are currently developing safety training modules for Virtual Reality systems. This allows the participant to become immersed in a safety training scenario like never before; imagine participating in a fall safety training session hundreds of feet in the air with improperly installed fall protection gear. Participants get a sense of the real dangers but are 100% safe. This visual experience adds another dimension to the training sessions; place your trainees in real-world situations without leaving the classroom.
The majority of what people learn comes from experiential learning, or "learning by doing." Virtual reality provides an avenue to allow learners to get hands-on before executing on the job. Not only does this represent the majority of how we learn, but it also represents a modality with high retention rates.
According to Dr. Narendra Kini, CEO at Miami Children's Health System, the retention level a year after a VR training session can be as much as 80 percent, compared to 20 percent retention after a week with traditional training.
We will compare traditional training methods to new and cutting edge techniques and show how they can work together to deliver a more fully comprehensive and immersive experience.