Imagine a world where training meets “Back to the Future” technology. Instead of mundane PowerPoint presentations, training is delivered by a holographic instructor in a virtual reality so immersive your brain can hardly determine what’s real and what’s not. Or what about a class delivered by a robot capable of assessing your knowledge gaps and delivering you tailored learning content through human-like conversation.
Pretty cool right? We think so too.
While it’s fun to fantasize about a virtual reality, today’s reality is that businesses are struggling to integrate the most basic forms of technology into their training programs. As a matter of fact, according to the Training Industry Report from 2016, only 23% of companies are using mobile applications as a method to deliver training. This means that only 23% of companies are utilizing the technological tool that is the most accessible to their employees. Additionally, 33.8% of large employers are using instructor-led classes as their only form of training delivery, meaning they are neglecting all online, webcast, mobile, and social learning methods.
As a group of tech-nerds, we obsess over creating learning solutions that are disruptive, innovative, and engaging. And we’re not the only ones. Conversations about the general integration of Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence in the training industry have been circling the web for a while now. So we have to ask ourselves; how feasible are these solutions?
While it’s good to look ahead, the focus of the conversation needs to be on more practical solutions. For some cool examples of how we get the most out of the technology that is readily available to us today, check out our portfolio!
In our next blog we will go from cooling your jets on VR and AI to talking about more realistic things, like turning your old stale eLearning courses into cool interactive web-like experiences.