Friday, July 1, 2016

New technologies for vocational training – BFMTV

Vocational training is a breeding ground for technological innovation. Now, virtual reality is part of the new measures put in place to train employees.

Can you imagine facing Virtual Client , currently meeting his questions? Or exercise at paint a building in a virtual reality? What once was within the film is worthy technologies being created in reality. And Training is one of the first beneficiaries.

Virtual reality for SMEs

For now these innovative vocational training are essentially in place to form future employees to technical jobs . Thus, the company is Mimbus behind multiple virtual reality simulators designed for students who are heading to the industrial trades or wood. Among them, there is a workstation reproducing the universe of the sawmill (Ed Wood-Factory), a training simulator of paint sprayed (SimSpray) or a tool to learn the gestures of the welder (Wave NG) .

Another type of simulation: selling virtual reality . We owe this discovery to the Serious Factory simulators editor and ORT, an NGO specializing in vocational training and education. The principle? Using a virtual reality helmet, the future employee dialog with an “avatar-customer” created from scratch, which responds to her voice. The Virtual Client formula specific and realistic needs , the learner must understand. Thus, future employees develop skills client relationship. That said, the “all virtual” does not exist: each of these technologies need to be guided (e) a escort. The role of the trainer, so the human presence remains essential.

Simulate real business situations

It is often criticizes the training its theoretical aspect . Only real situations form. handy remains, ultimately, the best learning. Now, more and more professional training tend to reconcile the two .

If these new technologies are first tested in the context of SMEs and the student milieu, they could well hit a target increasingly wide . Indeed, the benefits of virtual simulation would be numerous: first, it allows to experiment (in a limited way, it is true) the specific aspect of a business . Then, you can recording sessions some simulators: thanks to them, we can determine the progress of employees or students. Last important asset: for technical training, virtual simulations avoid any degradation of material …

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