Virtual reality can solve several problems and address many challenges organizations face today – especially within the realm of virtual maintenance training and virtual operator training.
When it comes to Virtual Reality training, it is challenging to find a platform that enables trainers to teach students with varying learning styles. The DiSTI Corporation has taken on this challenge and come up with Virtual Maintenance Training applications that let students perform tasks in three ways:
• On a desktop, for the visual and logical learner
• Using Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality for the physical and tech-savvy learner.
• Using hands-on stations, for the physical learner.
Outside of the training environment, virtual and augmented reality is most commonly used in video games. Video games, while entertaining, help the user develop cognitive and problem-solving skills. Studies have shown that when using Virtual Maintenance Training and Extended Reality Training, student retention rates exceeded 75%
Training in a virtual environment also keeps the focus on safety. Every dangerous or costly scenario can be depicted in a virtual environment. This is also true for hazardous situations in various weather conditions. Virtual training provides students the opportunity to make mistakes and experience the results without harm to the equipment or themselves, giving teachable moments that aren’t possible in a real-world training situation.
Virtual Maintenance Training and Virtual Operator Training is the future of learning and helping students retain critical information to succeed in the field. Different types of learning simulation training stations can benefit all students with various learning styles. Virtual Maintenance Trainers are cost-effective, time-efficient, and help students retain life-saving information.
Virtual Operator Training also improves safety-critical skills by allowing operators to perform tasks in a safe, yet immersive, simulation environment. This setting provides an opportunity for students to train on tasks and build the skills necessary to learn how to react correctly and quick in the real-world.
Both virtual operator training and virtual maintenance training help students to train in a variety of conditions and situations that may be difficult to replicate in the field. This level of detailed training promotes skills development, reinforces quality standards, while building student confidence and knowledge retention.