Teachers standing in front of their first class of the semester. Nurses moving to a new department and interacting with the initial patient. Firefighters learning to use new equipment. These are just a few examples of the potentially stressful situations that employees—new and seasoned—may face on the job.
Category: Virtual Education
Yesterday we covered some examples of how a retailer (Walmart) and restaurant (KFC) are using virtual reality training (VR) to engage employees in real-world experiences in new and novel ways. Here we take a look at how some other organizations: UPS and law enforcement are leveraging virtual reality in innovative ways.
Virtual reality (VR) has been around for years, and while many see the technology as a novelty best suited for video-game junkies, many companies are starting to find applications for VR in training programs for employees.
Imagine providing an opportunity for employees to take part in “real-world” training virtually. It’s not the stuff of imagination any more. Through 360-degree video organizations can provide an immersive experience for employees to participate in training in settings that might otherwise have been cost prohibitive or not even possible.
“The old model of education where you go to college for four years and coast for the next 40 just doesn’t work in today’s world,” Andrew Ng on CNN Tech.