AR/VR/360 in eLearning

Many interesting tools can be utilized in eLearning development in order to create maximally engaging and interactive courses that stimulate different senses and encourage better retention of information. Some of the perhaps most popular rich media tools used to this end are Virtual Reality experience, Augmented Reality and 360 experience.

AR/VR/360 experience can be extremely beneficial for all types of remote learning. Find out how to employ these methods in your eLearning courses for the highest benefit.

Bring Remote Locations to Learners

360 experience learning can actually substitute learning on the spot by bringing the area of interest directly into the learners’ homes. This includes exotic locations and attractions that can, in this way, be investigated and examined without leaving your sofa, as well as more mundane areas such as a virtual tour of the office as a part of a remote onboarding course. The possibilities are endless and very customizable depending on the educational needs and wants.

Accessibility and Efficiency

VR learning is much more accessible to the general population, no matter their age, background, or physical condition. By using Virtual Reality, you bring the environment to learners instead of bringing the learners to the environment. In that way, a greater number of learners have the opportunity to explore the area than they would if they actually had to travel to the location. This increases efficiency as well since it is a lot more time and cost saving when compared to learning in the physical environment.

360 degree experience is also very dynamic, as learners can, for instance, in a single course research a couple of locations that are in real life very far away from one another.

Increased Engagement

It goes without saying that courses that include 360 degree experience tours are exceptionally entertaining and captivating. They create a sense within a learner of being present at a location in question. They offer endless opportunities to research, analyze and investigate while simultaneously having fun.

You can also pair up Virtual Reality with animated elements in order to, for example, demonstrate the historical and present purpose of a location or to bring the information and tell a story behind a location in an even more interactive manner.

AR/VR/360 experience can capture the learners’ attention in more than one way. It is an excellent method to use when you want to create an immersive eLearning experience that will engage and captivate learners’ senses and therefore help with the necessary memorization of information.