Immersive learning makes you more confident in the real world

Using virtual reality as part of a training program increases learning speed and boosts confidence in putting your newly learned skills to use. Immersion and presence are the key concepts you need to know to understand why.

How do you internalize new learnings? If you are like most people, you follow the old phrase: “see one, do one, teach one.” 

The reason is simple. We all tend to like a bit of explanation or see how things are supposed to be done before we try to solve a new problem. But most of us struggle to really understand a concept before we engage with it and try to solve it ourselves. And often it only really falls into place when we have to explain it to someone else as we are then forced to think about what we did and conceptualize our doings.  

Immersive learning helps you get faster and more confident through the ‘doing’ part. Immersive learning is when you become so deeply mentally involved in the learning experience that you tend to forget your surroundings. Virtual reality is a powerful technology for this kind of learning experience, and we expect to see much more of it as the metaverse evolves.

virtual reality headset demo

Experience anything

Immersive learning allows students to do things that are otherwise physically impossible – or at least very difficult for the masses – like diving deep into the ocean, going to space, visit a museum far away, visit an ancient city, stand in the midst of a tornado, or just train a difficult or dangerous task over and over again at no risk and no additional cost.

“We can create basically any environment and scenario in virtual reality. For grade school and high school teachers, this gives them an enormous freedom in choosing which subjects to teach, and for vocational training or corporate training and onboarding, you can recreate the exact situation that students need to train and give them the feeling of immersion and presence without the need for travelling,” says Mikkel Skov, Strategic Advisor of Virsabi. 

“We can create basically any environment and scenario in virtual reality. For grade school and high school teachers, this gives them an enormous freedom in choosing which subjects to teach, and for vocational training or corporate training and onboarding, you can recreate the exact situation that students need to train and give them the feeling of immersion and presence without the need for travelling,” says Mikkel Skov, Strategic Advisor of Virsabi. 

Being there without being there

While immersion relates to your mental state, presence in this regard translates to the feeling of being present in an environment, even though you are not physically there. With virtual reality, the technology can easily trick your brain into believing that you are in the setting shown to you in the headset. If a dinosaur runs towards you, you are going to want to get out of its way!

Augmented and mixed reality can give you a similar feeling of presence and immersion. If for instance you need to practice welding, you can have actual tools in your hand but modified so that the flame and your weld pool is virtual. You can practice your speed and angle to perfection without using any material, and once you begin, you will become almost as absorbed in the exercise as if you were doing it live. 

“Being immersed and present means that all our senses are concentrated on the learning process. Because the technology allows us to create a feeling of immersion and presence, it is a powerful way of increasing the doing part of the learning process, especially when you need to train something that would otherwise require you to travel, require special safety measures, or be expensive or time-consuming to repeat,” says Mikkel Skov.

Woman in virtual reality

“Being immersed and present means that all our senses are concentrated on the learning process. Because the technology allows us to create a feeling of immersion and presence, it is a powerful way of increasing the doing part of the learning process, especially when you need to train something that would otherwise require you to travel, require special safety measures, or be expensive or time-consuming to repeat,” says Mikkel Skov.

Benefits of training in Virtual Reality

The global consulting firm PwC conducted a study that shows how virtual reality is redefining soft skills training. Through comparative studies of leaders training in VR, classrooms, and e-learning they identified that VR learners were:

  • 4 times faster to train than in the classroom.
  • 275 % more confident to apply skills learned after training.
  • 3.75 times more emotionally connected to content than classroom learners.
  • 4 times more focused than their e-learning peers.

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Virsabi is a company that explores the intersection of creativity and technologies and is one of the first Virtual – and Augmented Reality dedicated companies offering both business advisory work and technical development for the utilization of Virtual Production, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality and other new visualization technologies.

Immersive learning makes you more confident in a real world

Using virtual reality as part of a training program increases learning speed and boosts confidence in putting your newly learned skills to use. Immersion and presence are the key concepts you need to know to understand why.

Immersive Learning

Training and Onboarding

Experience

How do you internalize new learnings? If you are like most people, you follow the old phrase: “see one, do one, teach one.” 

The reason is simple. We all tend to like a bit of explanation or see how things are supposed to be done before we try to solve a new problem. But most of us struggle to really understand a concept before we engage with it and try to solve it ourselves. And often it only really falls into place when we have to explain it to someone else as we are then forced to think about what we did and conceptualize our doings.  

Immersive learning helps you get faster and more confident through the ‘doing’ part. Immersive learning is when you become so deeply mentally involved in the learning experience that you tend to forget your surroundings. Virtual reality is a powerful technology for this kind of learning experience, and we expect to see much more of it as the metaverse evolves.

Experience anything

Immersive learning allows students to do things that are otherwise physically impossible – or at least very difficult for the masses – like diving deep into the ocean, going to space, visit a museum far away, visit an ancient city, stand in the midst of a tornado, or just train a difficult or dangerous task over and over again at no risk and no additional cost.

“We can create basically any environment and scenario in virtual reality. For grade school and high school teachers, this gives them an enormous freedom in choosing which subjects to teach, and for vocational training or corporate training and onboarding, you can recreate the exact situation that students need to train and give them the feeling of immersion and presence without the need for travelling,” says Mikkel Skov, Strategic Advisor of Virsabi. 

Being there without being there

While immersion relates to your mental state, presence in this regard translates to the feeling of being present in an environment, even though you are not physically there. With virtual reality, the technology can easily trick your brain into believing that you are in the setting shown to you in the headset. If a dinosaur runs towards you, you are going to want to get out of its way!

Augmented and mixed reality can give you a similar feeling of presence and immersion. If for instance you need to practice welding, you can have actual tools in your hand but modified so that the flame and your weld pool is virtual. You can practice your speed and angle to perfection without using any material, and once you begin, you will become almost as absorbed in the exercise as if you were doing it live. 

 

“Being immersed and present means that all our senses are concentrated on the learning process. Because the technology allows us to create a feeling of immersion and presence, it is a powerful way of increasing the doing part of the learning process, especially when you need to train something that would otherwise require you to travel, require special safety measures, or be expensive or time-consuming to repeat,” says Mikkel Skov.

Benefits of training in Virtual Reality

The global consulting firm PwC conducted a study that shows how virtual reality is redefining soft skills training. Through comparative studies of leaders training in VR, classrooms, and e-learning they identified that VR learners were:

  • 4 times faster to train than in the classroom.
  • 275 % more confident to apply skills learned after training.
  • 3.75 times more emotionally connected to content than classroom learners.
  • 4 times more focused than their e-learning peers.
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Want to know more?

Virsabi is a company that explores the intersection of creativity and technologies and is one of the first Virtual – and Augmented Reality dedicated companies offering both business advisory work and technical development for the utilization of Virtual Production, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality and other new visualization technologies.