Interview with Samuel Mound
How do you think VR will change company training?
- I see great potential in immersive vr training - clearly in the simulation of movements and postures, but also applied to soft skills. VR can be used in corporate education in various ways. We can give remote teams instant access to iconic production sites in VR while giving them key educational content about the history and savoir-faire of different prisons.
How can VR help companies save money on training?
- VR is a true cost killer in terms of training and education. The most obvious added value is risk limitation, especially in industries with severe safety procedures. Another major added value of VR training is that it allows staff to thrive in different environments and scenarios avoiding travel costs. Be careful: anytime soon where training courses are 100% virtual is unlikely. Immersive technology needs to be used as part of a broader education course that combines virtual and real, from theory and practice to final assessment.
What makes VR so efficient as a training tool?
- Edgar Dale's "Cone of Experience" shows that humans generally only remember 10% of what they read, .. and 90% of what they design and do . Dale's demonstration is controversial because it is not based on scientific research but its principles are quite easy to understand. VR stationsshould be seen as an ideal step for implementing learning at some point in a teaching course.
Samuel Mound is a Strategic Marketing & Account Manager at V-Cult.