The use of virtual reality as a training tool has grown in popularity over the last decade, making significant inroads in providing training and ensuring knowledge retention within a multitude of different industries sectors.
For those unfamiliar with the term “Virtual Reality training”, or “VR-Learn” used by 3t Transform, it is the use of 3D generated images and assets to fully immerse a user into a simulated scenario or environment, so they feel like they are physically there.
Many people associate VR with video games, only to be used for fun and leisure. However, it has long been a fundamental and proven training tool in many industries (e.g., the medical field, where surgeons use virtual reality to finesse their skills in complex and dangerous operations).
Studies have shown that when VR learning is used that “learning through experiences increases the quality of learning and knowledge retention by 75-90%”.
VR learning is especially useful when applied to hazardous or complex training scenarios, that may be difficult or expensive to replicate in the real world. These scenarios could be following a simple fire safety protocol to operating heavy machinery on an oil rig. Being able to use VR to complete training enables candidates to experience realistic scenarios, in safe and controlled environments where there is little to no risk involved.
VR technology is proven to be a more ‘hands-on’ way to learn processes, procedures, and skills. This innovative and dynamic tech allows you to bring your workplace or site to life, allowing trainees to conduct safety training before going offshore to ensure they’re well equipped for the job.
‘VR-based training programmes can reduce training time by 40% and improve employee performance by 70% compared to traditional training.’
3t Transform offers a range of blended learning such as bespoke VR scenarios and digital twins, online courses (3t-Transform Store) which include tests and quizzes that can be utilised to assess worker knowledge recall, with results feeding into reporting dashboards for real-time results. Virtual reality training brings flexibility, convenience, and carbon gains such as bringing training benefits not possible through other modes and enabling digital transformation.
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