As well as educational innovation, metaverse training comes with some real concrete benefits for companies and organisation. Here is just a selection of the many potential boons on offer:Making remote learning collaborative
Remote working and learning have many positive elements, but for the individual it can feel a bit… well, remote.
Just in the same way that the internet compresses distances with near-instant communication, the metaverse brings individuals together no matter their physical location.
Instead of just one learner practising in a VR simulation, the metaverse allows for the students to be there and also the trainer so everyone can see and interact in the virtual space in the same way that they would be in a classroom or a workshop or wherever training is happening. You could have a trainer teaching how to fix an engine, wire a component, or show how to care for a patient to a group of new hires who are in a different country – or even continent!
With hybrid and remote employee training being increasingly commonplace, metaverse education is a handy solution for learning & development professionals to make their team feel like a team, even when they aren’t in the same room.Slashes risks
For industries and for job roles that are potentially dangerous, whether for the employee themselves and/or others being able to simulate training experiences is invaluable. imagine surgeons being able to train together in a virtual theatre with an instructor and a virtual patient in an environment that feels
real but without the risk of injury or worse. This type of immersive and realistic practice space with no risks is something that hasn't been possible without virtual reality.
Mining, a notoriously dangerous profession, is one such industry that has seen the risk-reduction first hand. A trial
into the use of VR in training for a group of South African miners was found to lead to a substantial 43% drop in injuries. Less risk is better for everyone, and metaverse training provides this.Reduces costs and wasted resources
Many highly technical and specialist roles in manufacturing, machining, or engineering Investment in terms of the physical resource is needed in the training process. with the combination of detailed virtual objects that can be modelled 1:1 on their physical counterparts and feedback both visual and haptic, metaverse training offers a real reduction in the amount of wasted or damaged material.
Whilst anything to do with VR might seem exorbitantly expensive at first because of the tech involved, it’s been found that VR training actually achieves cost parity with classroom learning at just 375 learners. Scale it up to 3000 learners – not a wild figure for many major corporations – and the technology becomes 52% more
cost-effective than conventional methods (source: PWC)
Examples of this are already popping up where companies and organisations like Boeing, Microsoft, Walmart and more, are using VR as a teaching tool allowing new hires to gain experience in tasks that they might not be able to physically without significant risk or cost.More confident and better trained employees
A major problem that often crops up with training is that whilst employees might have the knowledge that they need they don't feel as confident as they could be without having a chance to try things out. Imagine stepping out onto a theatre stage for a show’s first night without having done any rehearsals – you’re probably not going to perform at your best. With metaverse training allowing detailed simulations before the real thing this is like having weeks of rehearsals.
The aforementioned PWC study found that workers were 275% more confident to take on tasks after VR training, showing just how significant metaverse based training can be when it comes to empowering your employees to perform at their best.