What Is Immersive Studying? – Making ready For A Put up-Pandemic World
Are you ready for the next evolution of learning?
What is immersive learning and why should you consider it for your L&D strategy? New and emerging technologies are driving the future of innovation learning and creating excitement across the business world. As the world prepares to return to a post-Covid world, the “new normal” has become clear: employees are willing and able to work and learn from home. The technology has arrived. The desire to work remotely has arrived. The digital revolution is here – and it’s here to stay!
Our guide to comprehensive learning gives you an overview of the new technologies to support innovative learning programs. It can help you take the next step to become a successful learning champion in your company. But first, let’s explore the basics of online immersion and how it fits into the post-pandemic world.
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Preparing for a post-COVID world
Before the turbulent 2020, remote working and learning became established strategies and preferences for many people. In 2019, 99% of respondents said they had an affinity for remote work for the rest of their careers, even partially. In addition, remote working has increased 159% over the past 12 years. At the same time, employers took advantage of the myriad benefits of supporting remote teams in 2019. It has been shown that working from home gives employees more flexibility and satisfaction while increasing productivity at the same time. Makes sense doesn’t it? Less stress means happier and healthier employees.
A year later, in 2020, it was shown how (albeit forced) both organizations and their employees can move to a virtual environment. Not only is it possible to maintain productivity, but existing and emerging technologies can become even more efficient. The rise of new and more affordable virtual reality headsets and the ubiquity of smartphones are making learning more attractive and accessible.
Even if the restrictions are lifted in a post-COVID world, many companies are choosing to remain either wholly or partially virtual in the future. Facebook has announced that more than half of its employees will continue to work remotely. At the same time, Twitter claims they will be moving to a 100% virtual facility.
The impact of emerging technologies on learning
Perhaps the COVID-19 crisis has a silver lining. In a single year, people took a crash course on using technology to maintain continuity in their personal and professional lives. And it’s not just Gen-Z employees who jump on the trend car. Thanks to communication and collaboration technology, adoption rates have increased in multi-generational demographics.
What is immersive learning?
In short, immersive learning uses cutting-edge technology to deliver enriching learning experiences that lead to retention and behavior change. Immersive learning technologies range from profound virtual reality to interactive augmented reality. Immersive learning helps remove distractions and allows learners to focus their full attention on the learning programs. In a virtual environment such as a VR experience, participants can have more impactful and emotional learning experiences. VR promotes a deep presence and the learners are more emotionally engaged with the course content.
You can feel what it is like to be in a certain scenario. They react according to their emotional reactions and at the end reflect on their experiences. Experiences that affect emotions and memory can lead to better retention and lead to behavior changes.
Learners get a greater sense of autonomy about where and when to engage with content. With AR- and AI-controlled chatbots, for example, employees can access just-in-time learning at exactly the right time in order to access knowledge and training. Imagine a sales rep about to make an important call. He or she can quickly find and access a company-issued best practices worksheet on their phone. You can do some branching scenarios to practice your pitch.
Immersive learning offers practical help when needed and always at hand – not the traditional data dump. In this way, learning can ultimately help change behavior and support business success.
What is immersive learning from a practical point of view? Download the eBook The Future of Work Guide: Why More Companies Are Discovering the Benefits of Immersive Learning for more tips and techniques to help you develop a comprehensive learning strategy for your teleworking teams.