To make sure corporate training is effective, organizations are slowly moving from instructor-led training programs to game-based training, augmented reality training and Virtual reality training. The Augmented Reality training market is projected to reach US $120 billion by 2020. Learners always needed the highest level of personalization while learning, but organizations always look after a cost-effective solution that gives the highest returns and results from a training program.
The biggest winning aspect of the augmented reality and virtual reality training is its convenience. Unlike expensive equipment and gadgets for training, mobile devices are already owned by employees. Companies can experience the benefits of augmented reality while saving on equipment.
Here are some of the use-cases for Augmented reality training being the perfect fit for Corporate e-learning and training:
New hire orientation
The case for augmented reality training in new hire orientation programs is extremely practical. Automation of the whole orientation experience for new talent with a personalized flair is not just something that’s an HR’s dream but now a reality. This can be attained with augmented reality infused images scattered throughout your company as the new entrant would explore and discover about departments by simply viewing related content on their phone which is readily available and accessible.
Equipment and machinery training
Augmented reality training can act as a practical tool for equipment or machine operators. The ability to overlay digital information over physical spaces makes it ideal for this very purpose. Beginners can stand physically experiencing an equipment simulation while virtually interacting with the equipment and getting a feel for things.
Machine installation & repairs
Reading instructions can often delay the process of the machine installation and repairs. The technicians need to know the on-going steps and imagine the tools to be able to put things together. This form of training can overlay virtual tutorials onto equipment to deliver technicians with quick and visual demonstrations.
Larger Enterprises want to cut customer support cases and enhance the efficiency of the overall installation of the devices to let technicians launch virtual demonstrations straight from the devices. Technicians also, for example, could see how to install various machine parts in an augmented reality overlay on top of the physical device. This experience has existentially eliminated the requirement to read manuals, which was found to considerably increase installation efficiency and first-time accuracy rates.
So, is it worth it?
As the employee roles grow to be more complicated and multi-skilled, Augmented Reality training lets employees to not only enhance their core functional skills but also improve their decision-making abilities with an added benefit of saving time and having drastically higher retention rates. As Augmented reality advances, companies like Indusgeeks will be providing unified solutions that will include integrating Augmented Reality with the likes of adaptive learning and gamification. To support this further, as low-level hardware will allow us to visualize virtual content anywhere in the real world, augmented reality training will become a low-cost gateway to enhancing the existing eLearning experience.
At Indusgeeks, we create high fidelity learning/training simulations specific to your needs and work with you to ensure that the outcome of your program is higher. Our solutions are available on desktop, mobile, tablet and browser-based, making it accessible anywhere and everywhere. #MakeanImpact