Virtual training is when an instructor facilitates a training session for an individual or a group of participants, who may be students at a school or employees at a company, through a virtual environment. This type of teaching takes place in real time on a virtual learning platform or program such as G Meet, Zoom, Skype or Teams and is synchronous, collaborative, interactive and of course real.
Cost-effectiveness, long-distance conductivity and the availability of free and engaging learning tools are just some of the highlights of virtual training. But how effective was it when applied to a professional situation?
Covid-19 crisis and the changing corporate culture
Well over 50% of the daily work time has already been completed technically and on site. The arrival of the still-ongoing pandemic abruptly halted in-person collaboration, and virtual conference rooms soared at a rapid pace. More and more scalable technologies quickly emerged to facilitate work-related activities in all companies.
Corporate training is a series of learning exercises designed to help employees become more effective in their jobs. Such regular training improves employee performance, productivity, motivation and retention, which in turn helps organizations achieve their goals. There are two types of operational training techniques – virtual and physical – and we will discuss the former here.
The study anticipates that the global business training market will grow at a CAGR of 8% and reach US$487.3 billion by 2030.
Innovative inclusions to boost the effectiveness of virtual programs
Although things are returning to normal, entrepreneurs don’t seem to mind keeping the element of hybridity in their working model. Not only does it save them from renting lavish office space, the workers and employer can complete a greater number of tasks in time that would otherwise have been wasted traveling. Businesses today are looking to the latest virtual gears—because the newer, the more efficient—to get more done in less time. Here are some of the handy tech tricks that are flooding the scene with each passing day.
Virtual Reality (VR) for further training and retraining of employees: The clarity of modern VR technology makes it possible to practice highly complex work processes effectively. For example, VR headsets can be used to realize healthy workouts by connecting to actual instruments and sensors to create an audiovisual experience. This strategy can be beneficial for training that involves any type of risk, such as B. manufacturing, engineering, cargo handling and even racing, among many others. They are all dangerous environments to train in. Let’s take the latest case of paramedics serving in red marked districts (areas with 15 Corona cases or more).
Hard skills training in the workplace can be costly, both financially and physically, in the above situation. Fortunately, companies are becoming more aware of how useful hands-on training can be delivered safely via VR.
According to PwC’s global report, Seeing is Bconscious, the value of the VR industry will increase dramatically over the next eight years, growing from $60 billion in 2022 to $450.5 billion in 2030.
Augmented Training with Augmented Reality (AR): Unlike VR, which creates an entire digital world, AR overlays digital data over a real-world environment. AR has been so prevalent for quite a while lately that we’ve started to take it for granted. You can slip into a pair of random designer jeans without having to take off your cozy shorts – how about this!
Imagine a surgeon performing a delicate procedure for the first time. This surgical trainee can practice the procedure sweat-free in the simulated AR training work environment.
In the same PwC global report, Seeing is Bconscious, the AR industry will see rapid growth over the next eight years, from $146.5 billion in 2022 to a staggering $1,092.4 billion in 2030.