eLearning with VR.
Did you know studies have shown students in a virtual reality (VR) environment learn 4x faster, are 3.75x more emotionally connected to the learning content and come out 275% more confident when compared to classroom learning. As a teacher, this means you can concentrate on teaching and improving each student’s unique shortcomings.
More importantly, as an institution putting new firefighters into the world you can feel confident that your students understand the latest government mandates and are prepared for whatever the world throws at them.
Our Ready-to-go search and rescue courses cover topics such as:
- Authentic Search & Rescue Firefighter Training: Students and trainees are equipped and trained on how to use firefighters’ day-to-day equipment. This includes a flashlight, radio, SCBA gear, axe, halligan bar and more. Practice victim extractions with randomized fires. Learn to follow all other proper procedures and radio callouts to successfully rescue the victims and call for help when needed.
- Equipping & Maintaining SCBA Firefighter Gear:
Assume the role of a firefighter testing, equipping and maintaining their SCBA gear before entering a fire. The scenario allows users to inspect every aspect of the SCBA equipment, test it for proper operation and equip the gear on both themselves and a manikin to see how it would be properly equipped.
- Fight Hazardous Material Fires & Spills: A fully immersive experience that replicates a real-world hazardous material fire with realistic equipment, varying scenarios, and environments like a warehouse and shipping yard. These scenarios allow the user to assess the situation from a distance, refer to their hazardous material guide and decide on the best steps to proceed.
Our featured case studies:
Authentic Search & Rescue Firefighter Training
After multiple successful projects under their partnership, Conestoga College approached XpertVR with their most ambitious project yet.
To create a fully realistic search & rescue simulation for firefighters in training, giving them the practice time they need to be prepared for real-life scenarios
Equipping & Maintaining SCBA Firefighter Gear Expertly In VR
Conestoga College, an academic institution known for combining theory and simulation-based experiences, to teach students through an inter-professional collaboration approach to pre-service firefighter education, approached XpertVR to create eLearning materials for their students.
The initiative combined the skills of XpertVR and Conestoga’s VAR Lab to develop a simulation that allowed students to apply equipping and maintenance skills to realistic fire scenarios.
Fight Hazardous Material Fires & Spills
Conestoga College, is an academic institution known for combining theory and simulation-based experiences, to teach students through an inter-professional collaboration approach to pre-service firefighter education. Knowing this XpertVR was excited when Conestoga approached us to build simulations for their new VR Firefighting initiative.
The initiative combined the skills of XpertVR and Conestoga’s VAR Lab to develop a simulation that allowed students to apply hazardous material containment skills to realistic fire scenarios.
Our 3 step eLearning process.
You may be wondering, “how can XpertVR be so skilled at creating VR simulations but also understand police training so deeply? It can’t be possible!?” And you’re right! We understand we’re the VR experts and not the experts of every other industry. That is why we have a 3 step process we follow for every simulation we develop. Well, it’s more of an 11 step process (which we’re happy to share) but for simplicity’s sake here it is in 3 steps.
1. Industry eXpert Meeting:
Before we start anything we sit down with a range of industry eXperts, including: police officers, professors, counsellors & more. This allows us to understand the in’s and out’s of the curriculum you teach.
2. eXpert Storytelling:
Every real-world scenario has a story. Who was behind a crime and why? What is someone going through and what has triggered them? So, why don’t virtual scenarios tell those stories as well? At XpertVR our creative team of developers and artists take what they learned from the industry eXperts and turn eLearning simulations into eLearning stories.
3. eXpert Feedback:
But we can’t be perfect every time so while designing, building and finalizing our simulations we ensure we schedule regular meetings with industry eXperts and pedagogy designers. This ensures that by the time we deliver a final simulation, it is the best on the market.