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Posted on Thu, 02/16/2017 - 08:30
The integration of 3D simulation in gamification and employee training, or e-learning, is a brilliant concept, attracting immense popularity and implementation. Many businesses today have an acute interest in incorporating a highly immersive and invigorating training environment to increase the e-learning experience and self-motivation in employees.
Traditional corporate training programs have proven ineffective. The audience tends to get bored with the lecture format and lose interest. Hence, an alternative method for delivering content is required. Employees today expect learning to be more interesting, enticing, and fun. This is where effective 3D simulations can be a game changer – and combining it with gamification, will result in a stellar training program designed to meet the training needs of the learner and the organization.
In light of this, here are five of the most effective and efficient tips you can implement, to successfully integrate 3D simulation programs in your corporate training initiatives Here are the Top 5 Ground Breaking Tips for Powerful 3D Simulations
Engagement is the clever art of compelling learners to happily participate in a training program. The only way you can ensure your training program is engaging is if it is comprehensively immersive and highly interactive. 3D simulation software embodies both these essential elements.
Via simulation software for 3-Dimensional environments, you can customize your training, making it more realistic. One way you can accomplish this is by developing a wide variety of avatars from which the trainees and learners can choose from to emulate themselves in the training.
The customized 3D simulation provides your employees with enhanced interactivity. This way, they can participate in real scenarios across different modules. Employees can interact with selected environments and collaborate with their peers, etc.
You need to motivate your employees in order to secure their involvement and foster engagement. They have to be willing to learn new strategies and skills. 3D simulations can actively motivate your employees through one, exciting element – gamification. A game-based training module can prove competitive and educating. How? Game-based learning involves making critical decisions, the right choices, and the right judgments. Trainees will be able to take actions based on real-time decision making, which helps build their experience.
The team that loses the game will get the motivation to perform better the next time around so they can win. They are also less likely to repeat their mistakes and learn more from the simulated environment. This also improves the chances of them implementing what they have learned.
3D simulations are about accessibility and saving time. You don’t have to make elaborate plans, conduct meetings and organize a session with a single trainer. You can use 3D simulation to create a training module anytime, anywhere. Moreover, your employees or learners will be able to access this training module at convenient times and locations on multiple platforms.
Organizing a training session involves a great deal of time and money, two of the most vital assets of any business. Integrating 3D simulation software will enable you to create elaborate sessions at any time. In addition, you won’t have to involve multiple trainers, you will decrease training expense, and you can upgrade the module anytime you want without it having to negatively affect your employees in anyway. In addition, the learners or employees won’t incur travel expense. They will be able to train from their individual workspace.
3D simulation is the only bridge that can connect both knowledge and skills – providing your learners the opportunity to utilize both in a single training session. Training modules integrated with these simulations involve decision making, and your employees will make important choices in the face of complicated case studies and critical situations taken from real life events. This is a basis for hardcore training and experience-building in a nonthreatening simulated environment.
This is perhaps the greatest benefit of 3D simulated training. You can prevent your organization from falling prey to worker’s compensation, which can result from injury during live training modules or on-the-job training. Product and equipment damage is reduced. Providing your employees a safe, virtual platform where they can train, benefits the employee and the company. Once an employee has demonstrated proficiency in a virtual environment, real live training can be the next step in the process.
Game-based learning is also a powerful source of informal learning for all manner of professionals and employees. The 3D simulation provides an immersive platform for learning a wide variety of non-training related content as well, such as company history, mission, policies and practices.
Overall, 3D simulation in corporate training or education has become the future of improved learning, better employee retention rates, improved productivity, and a safer work environment.
Contact Designing Digitally, Inc. to learn how we can assist your organization to integrate 3D simulation and gamification into your training program.
By Designing Digitally, Inc.