Creating Immersive Learning Experiences with Virtual Reality

Posted by Caitlin McWilliams on May 15, 2019 3:19:53 PM

We all respond to content differently so something that resonates with one person may not speak to the next. There are visual learners, those who prefer hands-on interaction, and others who are able to memorize and regurgitate content after simply reading definitions, instructions, or guidelines.

There is no right or wrong way to provide education; it all depends on the audience and how each individual prefers to receive the information. Therefore, if your association provides its members with training or continuing education, it’s important to consider all of the methods for how you can deliver the content.

That’s where Virtual Reality (VR) comes in. It can be used to offer an immersive learning experience that provides real-life scenarios without requiring you to do anything more than put on a headset. AH’s client partner, NADCA, the HVAC Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Association, recently launched its own VR program during its 30th Annual Meeting & Exposition.

NADCA’s VR experience was developed to give newer technicians in the air duct cleaning industry an opportunity to experience a job site before actually going to a job site—it introduces them to a commercial mechanical room and walks them through the process of identifying components of the system all while wearing the headset and sitting in the comfort of a cushioned-swivel chair.

How is your association utilizing innovative technology as a benefit to your members?

Topics: innovation, technology