Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are digital techniques that become increasingly important in the field of learning and development. The difference between the two? Virtual Reality is a technique that allows people to see a virtual world through a special device: a virtual reality headset. Augmented reality is a technique of placing virtual objects, for instance a smartphones or tablet, in the real world to integrate the online world with real-word.
When it comes to learning solutions it is very interesting, useful and educational to apply these techniques. For instance when you want to train people in an environment that is very expensive to recreate or too dangerous for training situations.
inBrain has experience with the development of learning solutions that incorporates Virtual Reality (VR). Before we advise VR in a learning solution, we always analyze whether virtual reality will be an added value for a learning solution. Virtual Reality has, for instance, an added value when participants have to gain experience in a hard to create environments which are dangerous or use expensive equipment.
In one of our projects with the Dutch Railways (NS) we used Virtual Reality and the learning solution turned out to be very useful and impactful.
In the past we added Augmented Reality (AR) to our learning solutions and our teams finds it an easy to access-accessible way for users to interact with their environment. In one of our projects for Albert Heijn we used AR by placing QR-codes at different locations in the supermarkets. When the user of the learning solution scanned the QR-codes with a smartphone he or she received in-depth information about products and food-sections of the supermarket.
Do you want to know more about the possibilities of VR or AR in a learning solution? Feel free to contact us!