1. EDI (Equality, Diversity, And Inclusion) Training
Many companies have introduced equality, diversity, and inclusion training programs in their workplace over the past few years. This training program is on the upsurge because having an encouraging workplace can keep employees motivated and happy while it prevents legal or serious issues, such as discrimination, harassment, and bullying.
That being said, it is impossible for someone to teach how devastating it is to experience discrimination in the workplace. But research has shown with Simulation-based learning in VR, employees can walk an extra mile in someone’s shoes, experiencing inappropriate behavior, so they can better recognize bias and stand up in real life.
VR training can replicate these situations and allow you to rehearse difficult conversations (like breaking bad news, performance reviews, or confronting racism/sexism in the workplace) by experiencing the situation from multiple perspectives.
Whether it’s racial bias, gender diversity, or disability inclusion, everything can be replicated into a simulated world, where you can learn how to respond when confronted with discrimination.
2. De-Escalation Training
De-escalation training helps emergency responders create space, slow down, and use communication to control potentially dangerous situations. In this training, responders are taught how to calmly deal with people who experience emotional and mental health crises.
Learning to deal with life-threatening and hostile working environments makes practical training far too risky. This job requires you to be fully prepaid, as failure could lead to devastating consequences. That’s when VR training can be proven to be more helpful, as it replicates dangerous scenarios in a realistic and safe environment. And allows users to practice risky and highly skilled tasks.
VR learners can efficiently and effectively improve cognitive skills by training in different environments and learning from their mistakes. That way, police and law enforcement officers can improve their response time through de-escalation training in the VR world without risking themselves or the public lives. VR also improves the confidence and ability of learners to apply that knowledge in on-the-job situations.
5. Surgical Procedures
VR can also be used for lowering the risk involved in life-threatening scenarios in medical operations. A study has shown that new apprentices performed 30% faster and made 7x fewer errors than those surgeons trained via traditional methods. New trainees can monitor the doctor’s performance and assess where adjustments are required to be made in real life.
Above all, the time pressure is low in a Simulated training environment, so doctors can take as much time as they need to conduct a thorough training in VR compared to on-the-job training. This enables them to respond quickly in different situations and make informed decisions to handle more patients at a time. In turn, incorporating effective VR training could save thousands of lives.
VR Training Is The New Normal For Immersive Learning
VR is an emerging technology that has proven to be useful for training students and professionals in every sector of the economy. Today, all industries could benefit from this cutting-edge technology as it is already used for training pilots, surgeons, construction workers, leaders, and more to manage highly stressed or life-threatening tasks in a controlled and safe environment.