5 Reasons to Join the Virtual Reality Learning Revolution Right Now

By now you’ve probably heard about the recent emergence of consumer-ready virtual reality (VR) technology. Strap on the headset, grab the hand controllers, and experience the magic of going to another world.

While game developers are leading the way in exploring VR’s potential, many learning designers see virtual reality as a revolutionary tool for accelerating skill acquisition. For instance, VR can be used like a flight simulator for any technical task that’s too dangerous, expensive, or inconvenient to practice in real life. VR also is hailed as the “ultimate empathy machine” for any soft skill training.

In a few years’ time, VR’s cousin augmented reality promises to transform performance support by overlaying visuals and other information over the real world. But several learning leaders are still taking a wait-and-see approach to these new mixed reality technologies. Here are five reasons why that might be a dire mistake. 

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