Instructional design for effective virtual training
Your learning and training made effective and engaging with the power of virtual reality
Learning in VR
Virtual reality finally has become an affordable way of learning and training. More and more companies use this disruptive technology to enhance the way to learn or train their employees. Virtual reality training undoubtedly has a lot of benefits:
Higher focus leads to higher retention rates
Engagement is higher and learning effects benefit from it
Attainment of expertise level is reduced in time by half
No limitations in content or scenarios
No risks of injuries, no expensive materials lost
No expensive machinery needed, no risk for damage
Flexible learning tracks, adapted to individual’s needs
Employees can train whenever and wherever it suits them
Tracking of events generating powerful learning analytics
Training in virtual reality is not the same as traditional or e-learning training. A specific instructional design is needed: the virtual environments asks for specific learning methods.
Evidence-based instructional design is your best guarantee for an effective virtual training experience.
Need a keynote speaker on virtual reality and emerging technologies? I’ve given lots of presentations and workshops, in education and in business, both domestic and internationally.
Language: Dutch or English
In my current position as a researcher on learning and training in virtual reality at Thomas More University of Applied Sciences my focus is again on the instructional design of the virtual training environment.
Other assets: project management, writing proposals, valorisation.
I am carrying out a PhD-research on learning in virtual reality at Ghent University on behalf of Thomas More University of Applied Sciences.
I’ve worked as a researcher on MOOCs at Odisee University College, designing a MOOC to enhance communication skills.