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eLearning Gains New Dimensions with Virtual Reality

By Education Technology Insights | Friday, August 16, 2019

VR can be an exciting technology that it has already started to revolutionize the industry of eLearning. eLearning companies have appreciated its enormous potential and are also accepting the technology to its fullest scale.

FREMONT, CA: eLearning companies have started embracing the new horizon of Virtual Reality (VR) as a learning experience. In the last few years, there is considerable growth in the field of VR. According to the current trends, VR can be the next massive thing in the eLearning industry.

Virtual Reality (VR) and eLearning

In the eLearning environment, learners generally, look at the images or texts, interacts through clicks, or input texts. On the other hand, VR can provide a better immersive experience of the content, and the learners can also interact with the learning material in the virtual environment. This will increase engagement and motivate the team to learn.

With VR new learning environment opened up, which was not possible otherwise. VR is not only fun and engages the learners in better ways, but it is also safe, which makes the technology an extraordinary innovation. The learners can learn from their mistakes, and try again without any hesitation until they arrive at the right skill.

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Future of VR

With the recent increasing trend of VR compatible smartphones, the technology will quickly become a familiar name. There are various applications of VR technology already available in the market, and with so much perspective, the demand for VR learning is increasing. Here are some of the industries where VR-based eLearning have made an enormous impact.

The medical and healthcare training industry is successfully using VR technology to handle it during training processes efficiently. With the VR environment, the learners try and practices without fearing any negative impact.

A significant area where VR technology has revolutionized training is technician and machine operators. VR allows the learners to operate machines in the virtual environment, making them experts even before they use a live system. 

VR can also be beneficial for highly skilled trades where precision and practice is necessary. With VR, businesses can have long-term financial benefits by eliminating the necessity of investing in materials for practices and allowing the trainees to practice their task until they get it right.

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