Bring training to life
TLN’s development team helps you create advanced learning platforms that allow your employees to explore new areas of learning, build muscle memory and practice psychomotor skills. Using extended reality (XR) in training provides a safe, easily accessible, realistic training environment.
TLN’s Simulated Learning Services
Mixed Reality (MR)
A view of the real, physical world with an overlay of digital elements where physical and digital elements can interact.
Augmented Reality (AR)
A view of the real, physical world with an overlay of digital elements.
Virtual Reality (VR)
A completely simulated, immersive 3D experience. Requires a special headset to view.
Why Use Extended Reality in Training?
VR and AR training platforms are increasingly being adopted by a growing range of businesses across various sectors. It’s ideal for:
- Improving psychomotor skills
- Building muscle memory and confidence
- Training in a realistic and risk-free environment
- Building operator familiarity and experience
- “How-to” training
- Simulating emergency training scenarios
- Wearing a VR headset means distraction-free learning and higher engagement rates
- Higher retention and recall rates
How Is Extended Reality Used in Training?
Extended reality is changing the way companies train their teams. Before these technologies came along, online learning was two-dimensional and separate from the real-world situations your employees were training to face. Video guides could be detailed and specific in their teaching, but they could never offer hands-on experience or the feeling of being in a specific job site situation.
Benefits of Extended Reality in Employee Training
Extended reality training lets your employees participate in hands-on training programs that make the entire training process more effective while reducing risk for your business.
The major benefits of extended reality include:
Increased Knowledge Retention
Extended reality creates participatory learning experiences where your employees can place themselves in the type of scenario they’ll encounter at work. By actively practicing the task during training through extended reality, your employees can better internalize skills and procedures and increase their knowledge retention.
Improved Skill Building
Both in-person and online learning techniques help employees understand a skill. Extended reality helps your employees practice the skill, making and correcting the mistakes they would have otherwise made on the job. This leads to increased efficiency and productivity when employees are finished with training.
Without extended reality, the only way for your employees to receive hands-on practice using tools, such as machinery, is through actually working with that machine. That comes with an inherent risk for both your employee and business. Extended reality helps to reduce that risk by providing a safe environment that can still provide hands-on training.