Augmented reality and education in companies: how to create a multilingual training course to die for
Augmented reality and modern technologies can be used to create instructional materials, videos and multimedia that have proved to be more effective for learners than traditional devices such as manuals or written instructions. So, what other EdTech innovations can help companies boost their brand while offering modern and memorable learning experiences?
Augmented reality companies and providers have successfully made their way into the education sector and the corporate world, disrupting the traditional learning experience with the rendering of digital images or data onto real-world objects, and all of this at a time when remote working and online learning is ramping up, creating a fertile ground for the EdTech revolution, also within companies. Augmented reality, its appealing visuals, and the immersive experiences it can create, provide the right conditions for quicker learning through a range of possibilities, such as the creation of models or existing objects, or the simulation of real-life situations where learners can benefit from a more practical and less theoretical way of learning.
The use of augmented reality is already changing the way people take in information all around the world. AR is increasingly being used in e-learning and induction trainings. It eliminates the need for people to move to a classroom but equally prepares them for fieldwork. Moreover, instead of learning how a machine works on the actual machine itself, a virtual model can be created so its use can be optimized. In the same way, employees that generally take care of training can dedicate their time to more complex activities, while new hires can enjoy more creative training practices.
Augmented reality is not the only technology able to provide a profitable and entertaining learning experience. Let’s take a look at 4 other innovations that can help to create a training course that rocks!
- 1.- Virtual reality
Virtual reality is a technology that is particularly popular in the healthcare industry. It has the capacity to create a three-dimensional interactive world and the advantage is that the real-world experience is maintained in an immersive format that is portable and easily accessible through VR goggles or similar devices. In the case of the video, the industrial or warehouse environment can be recreated to simulate real situations through questions or assignments, where new hires can get familiarized with their daily tasks.
- 2.- 3D animations
3D animations are particularly suitable for animated business videos and for when learners have to pick up on the operating of machinery or components. Think about one-dimensional images of the human body in a science book, and then consider the experience of seeing them in a 3D representation. It doesn’t matter how precise the written descriptions in a specialized manual may be, it still takes extra effort to read them and imagine how a particular machine is supposed to operate if we compare it with watching a 3D animation like the one shown in the video. It’s so much easier to actually see things in process rather than trying to imagine how they should be after reading a complicated text.
- 3.- Gamification
The use of game design techniques and game mechanics in real-life simulations is also a popular device to make concepts easier to remember. The use of gamification in business and HR has been used as a way for employees to positively compete and receive rewards in team building activities but can also be a great finishing touch for your course. Adding a game at the end of an e-learning module is a great way to consolidate knowledge and quiz games help both learners that answer correctly and those who make mistakes. Errors can be seen as opportunities to accelerate the learning process thanks to the immediate feedback provided and due to the fact that making mistakes has been proven to help learners to remember concepts better.
- 4.- Digital Twins
Digital twins are virtual models that digitally replicate all aspects of (for example) real devices. If the objective of your course is to instruct employees about how a machine works or how to perform a specialized procedure, digital twins give learners the opportunity to put theory into practice with a clone of your machine, before doing it in the real world, just like the example shown in the video.
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Instructional videos are much more effective and to the point than long and complex paper manuals. Consumers prefer to watch a short video that helps them quickly understand how the product works. Instructional videos are also a great way to promote and market a brand.
It’s time to take the plunge and try new options besides written instruction documents. Product user manuals, technical specifications, electronic manuals, operation manuals, etc. can be presented in different multimedia formats and using different audiovisual elements and why not, start using in-software/game tutorials, instructional #3D videos and immersive top-notch VR/AR eLearning content to enforce knowledge retention. The appealing visuals and its interactivity will, for sure, improve your company teams’ learning curves.
Are you planning a new course for your sales / innovation teams or for your engineers and want to grant them access to a fast and innovative learning experience they will appreciate? Do you want to provide multilingual induction material that is also easy to remember?
Let us know your requirements and we can introduce you to a new way of learning that is highly rewarding and immersive. Contact us to explore the possibilities!
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