Posted on Thu, 09/21/2017 - 09:02
The acceptance of gamification of training is scaling new heights. With that, new trends have begun to emerge. One of those trends is 3D training simulations. These simulations imitate real world scenarios and have the ability to engage learners by offering an immersive experience to explore and master knowledge they can apply in the real world.
Let’s look at five tips that might help in designing a highly engaging and effective 3D training simulation for your organization.
Solicit help from knowledgeable technical personnel to ensure that you have the right tools to use 3D training simulations. 3D simulations require hardware with a higher processing power than everyday use computers. You also need sound and video editing tools and 3D simulation software. Make sure everything is in place and all the equipment is up to the task.
3D simulations have the distinct advantage of offering training in real life scenarios without the risks involved. You also have the freedom to design the course material to address business goals far more effectively in the process. However, in order to be effective, your 3D training simulation needs to have a purpose and outcome clearly defined from the beginning. Plan every little detail with the help of storyboards to ensure that every objective of the training program is satisfactorily addressed at each stage.
The more realistic your 3D simulations are, the more effective they will be in imparting the desired knowledge and skills to your audience. Audio-visual elements in your 3D training simulations add that realism that allows you to engage the learners and deliver content in a memorable way. A large number of experts interviewed by Pew Research believe that when applied productively, 3D training simulations have the ability to accelerate learning because playing games are more fun than reading or listening to a classroom lecture.
Some employees will be more tech savvy than others. There may even be some who experience adverse health implications from prolonged sitting in front of a screen. Make sure your 3D training simulation takes into account each of these learners. Use playback buttons, or offer frequent breaks in-between, or extend follow-up question time. Either way, pace your program in a way that none of the learners feel isolated or disadvantaged.
Make sure that the 3D training simulation is compatible with your Learning Management System. It will allow you to track the effectiveness of your 3D training simulation program by providing data on the program adoption rate and employee progress. You can choose to take corrective measures based on this data. You should research your authoring tools beforehand to make sure that your simulations are supported by the LMS.
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By Designing Digitally, Inc.