Trends
by
Ana Ilievska
,
Customer Success Manager

VR training in education: a game-changer for learning

Virtual reality training is transforming learning across industries for a spectrum of use cases. Based on our customer data, we noticed that one sector in particular is embracing its potential. VR training in education is revolutionizing the way students learn, providing immersive and interactive experiences that are educational, engaging, and fun. In this blog post, we’ll explore the various benefits of VR training in education and how it transforms the learning experience.

1. Enhanced engagement

Traditional teaching methods often struggle to keep students engaged and focused. With the introduction of VR, students are transported into virtual environments where they can actively participate and interact with the content. This heightened level of engagement improves knowledge retention and encourages students to explore and learn at their own pace.

2. Experiential learning

VR training allows students to experience real-life scenarios and situations that would otherwise be impossible or costly to recreate in traditional classroom settings. For example, students can explore historical sites, learn how to treat their co-students, dive into the depths of the ocean, check potential schools or universities on an open day, etc. This experiential learning approach enhances comprehension and helps students to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

3. Personalized and effective learning

VR training can be tailored to curriculums and students' needs and learning styles. Educational content can be customized to ensure that students are challenged at the right level and pace. By achieving challenges and outcomes that awaken different emotions, students can actively participate in their learning journey and receive immediate feedback, allowing for a more effective learning experience.

4. Accessibility and inclusivity

VR training offers a unique opportunity for inclusivity in education. For students with physical or sensory disabilities, VR can remove barriers and provide equal access to educational resources. By immersing students in a virtual environment, VR technology can create a level playing field, where all students have an equal opportunity to learn and grow.

5. Cost efficiency

While implementing VR technology may require an initial investment, it can ultimately lead to cost savings in the long run. VR training eliminates the need for expensive field trips or the purchase of physical equipment for practical experiments. Educational institutions can provide a wide range of immersive experiences at a fraction of the cost, opening up opportunities for more comprehensive and diverse learning experiences.

When a high number of students need to be trained, the budget for VR headset supply can be tight. Therefore we’ve made VR trainings available any time, anywhere, and on any device, including smartphones, tablets, desktop PCs and laptops.

6. VR for everyone

While VR can be used for different educational purposes with students, it can also be used for training staff like teachers, security guards, school nurses, kitchen staff, etc. We see more and more training programs being developed for different use cases, such as dealing with security in a school, helping troubled students, being bribed by parents, diversity and inclusion among students, and many more.

The best part of introducing VR training in education is the collaboration between teachers and students to create these trainings. Watch our webinars How to use VR for education and How to use VR for healthcare education to learn more.

Conclusion

VR training is transforming education by offering immersive learning experiences that enhance engagement and learning, and promote inclusivity. As the technology continues to evolve, the possibilities for integrating VR into education are endless.

VR training offers a glimpse into the future of education, where learning goes beyond textbooks and lectures, and students become active participants in their own education. VR training is a powerful tool for enhancing education. By providing learners with immersive experiences, it helps them learn more effectively and retain that knowledge long after they leave the classroom.

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