Learning in Immersive Virtual Reality (VR) may seem futuristic, but the metaverse is more accessible now than it ever has been. Researchers from Saga University in Japan conducted a study where they used EEG’s to measure students’ brain activity while learning. The findings were astounding. While a student was learning in a traditional classroom environment, their brain activity showed a 3% increase from their resting state. While a student was learning in an Immersive VR environment, their brain activity jumped 15.5% from their brain’s resting rate. That is a significant difference. Why is that? While submerged in an Immersive VR environment, a student is emotionally connected to their learning material. It also eliminates distractions and boredom, therefore leading to higher brain activity.
IVR for LIFELONG Learning
This not only applies to K-12 education but also to training with VR in the workforce. VR-trained employees were four times more focused and felt 257% more confident than they would be able to apply their skills compared to a trainee who learned the material a traditional way. For more information, read Steve Grubbs’, VR in Education; What the Data Says.
Learn New Mexico and Virtual Workforce Training
Learn New Mexico is paving the way to the future when it comes to using Immersive Virtual Reality (IVR) as an educational tool for Learning and Development (L & D). We utilize state-of-the-art 360 cameras to capture real life interactions derived from interpersonal and intrapersonal conflicts. The resulting training is a sequenced story-based immersive and interactive training experience. Our players (trainees) make real decisions which result in a positive or negative consequence. With our partnership with Warp VR, we are bringing the future of education to New Mexico. Currently, we are working with large industries, small non-profits, as well as government agencies to create meaningful and effective Virtual Workforce Training tailored specifically for their individual needs. Stay tuned for our next blog where you will get to experience our product!