Efficient learning through VR?

New York | A high pension rate of 75% distinguishes VR training based on a recent study by the National Training Labratory. According to the survey, reading, on the other hand, would only achieve a retention rate of 10 %, conventional teacher-controlled learning 5 %. The technical basis for this is probably the depiction of realistic scenarios and thus a strong reference to the employee’s experience, suggests the same study. VR therefore primarily scores with authenticity.

But also, the basic situation of learning through VR training is an extremely positive one, the National Training Labratory suggests on the basis of the reference to several years of research. After all, the technology has a fascinating effect on the learner and thus stimulates short learning phases again and again. In contrast to other learning scenarios, for example, it is natural for learners to repeat training sessions if the skills to be acquired are not yet sufficiently available.

Of course, VR is not suitable for all forms of learning. But in the meantime, there are many examples of applications in recruiting, onboarding, employee job training and continued learning of new processes and procedures. And not only there: VR is also already used for team building.

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