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Emerging Role of 3D Learning to Meet Your Customized Training Needs

With advancement in technology, it has become essential to deliver customized e-learning solutions to cater to the needs of every learner. If you have experienced the delivery of immersive learning, then this is the time to take learning to the next level. Incorporating 3D technologies with simulations using advanced methods such as modelling, Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and others help delivering optimum quality digitized content.

3D learning model is expected to evolve in today's digitized world and will grow as a sought-after-skill. If VR will be used for workplace learning, it will have a larger impact on the overall learning experience. Reasons why custom 3D learning has been widely adopted by organizations are listed here:

3D Learning for Customized Training
  • Supports simulation of real life scenarios

  • 3D learning enables simulation of real life situations so that employees know how to address challenges at workplace. Simulation training provides learners with hands-on access to the real system during the program, thereby offering ample opportunities for practice. For instance, VTT (Virtual Task Trainers) are used by all arms of the US and UK militaries to improve the overall training experience.
  • Embraces team work

  • New games are integrated with e-courses to provide a more engaging learning experience. Participants come together as a team and earn points and badges on reaching the next level. Gamified learning creates an environment that fosters creativity and collaboration, shifting innovation out of a siloed structure.
  • Supports mobile learning

  • Mobile learning is one of the significant trends followed by organizations. 3D learning as well as simulations can incorporate with mobile learning, allowing learners to access courses while travelling or at home. Consequently, learners have greater flexibility over how, where and when learning occurs.
  • Makes learning engaging and fun

  • Employees expect learning to be fun, with clear objectives to achieve personal satisfaction. The blend of gamified learning and digital transformation is perfect and organizations cannot afford to ignore it. Undoubtedly, gamification improves the pace of innovation, workplace efficiency and employee engagement.
  • Enables learning through practice

  • Many times, learners fail to apply their e-learning tactics to on-the-job situations. This is when the role of 3D learning comes into place which allows learners to gain in-depth knowledge in a virtual environment and perform tasks in a practical manner.

How 3D Simulations Facilitate E-Learning

Simulation is one of the efficient and time-tested training options used by different industries. For instance, air pilots need to maintain a log of the hours in flight simulators to maintain equipment ratings. Such type of immersive simulations shares the following features:

  • Ability to apply problem-solving skills within the simulation.
  • Ability to mitigate risks and work efficiently in a realistic workplace environment.

Let us explore some of the benefits of using games and simulations for custom e-learning:

  • Increase in collaboration between learners and educators.
  • Promote learner participation and engagement during the entire training program.
  • Better retention level as learners interact more during simulations and game sessions. They are motivated to learn and complete all the levels till the end.
  • 3D learning helps tracking learners' performance after they reach the next level on successful completion.

In today's digitized world, more number of organizations are leveraging the opportunities of 3D learning to boost their overall business growth. Cost and time are no more the hurdles to impart e-learning. Wide spectrum of benefits including reduced costs, workplace efficiency and improved performance make a compelling scenario of delivering online learning as a substitute to classroom-based instruction. When courses are developed strategically with the right balance of games, virtual reality and 3D simulations, training outcomes productive.

Suggested Further Reading: http://www.mrssa.com/products/docs/education/elearningfuture.pdf


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