716 - How to Facilitate Training in VR: Skills Needed for Success
There's an explosion of VR training programs in the workplace, and some of these training programs need facilitator support. Therefore, we need to ask the questions: "What's the facilitator role in VR training?" and "What skills do facilitators need in order to be effective in the VR classroom?" When a facilitator guides participants through a fully immersive simulation, we have to address the new and updated skills needed for effective facilitation in these environments. Facilitators need to figure out which traditional classroom facilitation skills apply, and which ones don't!
In this interactive and immersive session, you will learn which types of VR learning programs require facilitator support (and which ones don't). You'll compare the similarities and differences of the "traditional classroom trainer" role to the new "learning experience facilitator" role. And you will learn five facilitation skills needed to be successful when leading VR learning simulations. These five skills include: Master the technology;, Engage a virtual/remote/distributed audience; Enhance voice & virtual presence; and Debrief online simulations for learning transfer. While learning the five skills, you'll see real-world examples of VR facilitation in action and hear practical advice on how to enhance the learner's immersive experience.
In this session, you will learn:
- To identify types of VR learning programs that require facilitator support
- How to compare differences between traditional classroom facilitation and learning experience facilitation
- How to use the "Learning Experience Facilitator" skill checklist to identify your current strengths
- How to apply the five skills needed to be an effective facilitator in an immersive VR simulation
Designers, developers, trainers
VR, Oculus Quest