But how can these be implemented?
While it is great to know the techniques that can be used to help knowledge retention, how can these be put into action?
A study by the University of Maryland found that Virtual Reality may be the solution. They discovered that those who partake in Virtual Reality Training are more likely to accurately recall what they have learned when compared to those who took part in traditional e-learning. Those who learned using Virtual Reality had a recall accuracy percentage of just over 90%?What makes Virtual Reality a suitable solution?
Virtual Reality could be the solution for learning and development organizations looking to find new ways to create memorable content.
But how can Virtual Reality implement all these retention techniques? Let’s examine the four features of VR that make it unique:
- It’s innovative. Virtual Reality is an innovative piece of technology; it is exciting, engaging, and unlike any other methods of learning such as classroom and e-learning.
- It engages all your senses. Learners can fully engage with the environment around them and physically perform the task they are trying to learn.
- It is highly accessible. Tasks can be repeated by learners until they feel confident that they have retained the necessary information.
- It re-creates real-life situations. Learners can explore the information themselves rather than being told what to do. They can visualize what it means to succeed.
However, can Virtual Reality truly replace on-the-job experience? It is highly believed that employees learn most effectively through hands-on practice.
So, the question is, is Virtual Reality truly capable of replicating these real-life situations
in such a way that it will significantly impact knowledge retention?