Advantages of Adopting AR/VR in Learning Management System

Education Technology Insights | Tuesday, November 23, 2021

The incorporation of AR/VR training into a learning management system provides businesses with significant benefits and the ability to track the efficacy of corporate learning.

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According to the Augmented and Virtual Reality Survey Report, 86 percent of respondents believe that by 2025, XR technologies such as virtual reality (VR) as an entirely digital world, augmented reality (AR) as a layer on top of the digital world, and existing surroundings, and mixed reality (MR) as a mix of VR and AR will be demanded as hand-held devices and mobile-first solutions.

To achieve the number one goal of an extended learning experience, companies enable the employment of new and advanced technologies in the learning sector and the corporate area. Adopting VR/AR in an LMS, in addition to upgrading the LMS into an LXP or redesigning the LMS, is another viable option that provides the following benefits:

Highly engaging experience

With AR and VR, businesses can build learning experiences that stand out from the crowd and result in higher recall and understanding rates. Furthermore, such encounters have been shown to be more engaging for corporate personnel. Lenovo, for example, employs virtual reality to improve staff onboarding. They say that when new team members adopt the technology, they retain twice as much information as compared to video or text-based onboarding.

Cost savings

Cost savings are possible because of the deployment of XR technologies. Ford began utilizing virtual reality (VR) technologies to lessen the physical strain of assembly tasks nearly a decade ago. According to this source, the company insists that implementing the technology resulted in lesser accidents, lower tooling costs, refined quality, and a shorter time to market. Because much is shifted to the digital realm as a result of integrating VR with the corporate training system, it saves money on travel, varied material, and onsite charges.

Knowledge estimation and tracking

Standard training approaches provide stand-alone experiences; however, assessing their success in terms of trainee performance as well as course effectiveness is difficult. Using XR technology helps in tracking a learner's ability to cope with the course on a mental, physical, and emotional level. The mentor can use such information to tailor the course accordingly and focus on a student's problem points. The student can easily see their strengths and limitations, allowing them to build or improve the necessary abilities.

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