The use of virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) as a training tool is becoming more widespread. Manufacturers train technicians quickly, retailers run high risk scenarios safely, and employers retain more knowledge.
Aviation / Flight Simulation
Civil, Commercial or Military aviators of both fixed wing and rotary aircraft use part task and Full Flight Simulators as a method to train and evaluate pilots, cabin crew and maintainers. Competency and evidence based training will be delivered via new methods such as e-learning and mobile delivery with the aim of optimum safety for passengers.
Whether it is live, virtual or constructive training the Military has pioneered the use of Simulation as a means of reducing risk for our servicemen and women. The use of simulation is recognized as an effective training and assessment tool and will continue to be used as advances in technology improve fidelity.
The education and training of doctors and nursing staff is highly expensive. There is a shift towards the use of simulation as a less expensive alternative to "live" training with patients. Similar to the move towards simulation in Flight training over 50 years ago there are legislative and environmental hurdles to overcome.
Experiential learning is becoming more prevalent, and predicted to grow exponentially across the globe. Virtual classrooms and augmented lessons are expected by an on demand generation.