Immersive Learning and Trainingscapes
Trainingscapes is a service which lets you create and share 3D and VR immersive training exercises throughout your organisation. Trainingscapes has an easy-to-use editor which lets trainers and subject matter experts create their own training exercises on any topic, at any level. Employees can then access the training from their PC/Mac, smartphone or tablet, and if they have a VR headset they can use that too.
So how does immersive learning compare to other more traditional learning and training approaches?
Physical training is the "gold standard" but it can be costly and time consuming to set up, is not available 24/7, can be inconsistent from course to course (or even hour to hour), and it can be just too dangerous to practice the real thing.
eLearning has become the quick-and-easy over the last decade. But is typically has low engagement, limits users options and sense of agency and can degenerate into a box-ticking exercise. There is also no real sense of context, and none of the visual and audio cues that can help in later recall.
Whilst video can bring some of the benefits of physical training into the classroom it can be timely and costly to create - and then once you have it you are stuck with it as even minor changes can be next to impossible. You can build in some interactivity, but this is typically limited to a few menu choices, so again agency and engagement can be low.
In comparison 3D immersive and VR based learning and training, such as that offered by Trainingscapes, provides:
Context and Agency
Provide learners with full context and a high degree of agency, so they better understand and feel more engaged.
By generating all imagery on the fly, and with Trainingscapes providing an easy-to-use authoring tool you can update and change content as often as you wish.
Repeatability & Consistency
Delivers the same training, hour after hour, course after course - if that is what you want and need.
The drag-and-drop editor and code-free authoring means that you can create a wide variety of training exercises quickly and cheaply.
Users can access the content from almost any device, at any time of the day (or night) and from anywhere.
Immersive learning provides a safe environment within which to make mistakes - whether it's in inter-personal skills or dealing with dangerous equipment or situations.
Mastery thru Repetition
Users can repeat exercises instantly, and explore multiple options and pathways, and be exposed to extreme edge cases to gain mastery.
Almost every action can be tracked, providing unparalleled learning and training analytics which can be passed back to your LMS or VLE.
Of course it's not an either/or - but ideally all four approaches (and others) should be used as part of a blended, and personalised, approach to learning and training. Check out this infographic for a summary (download a PDF version)
To learn more about Trainingscapes check out these resources
Video is a good way to get an idea of how Trainingscapes works, and what an immersive training project can be like - although you won't experience the agency or freedom that an exercise can typically offer. We have tutorial videos on how to use the system, and walkthroughs of selected exercises. (Note: Although the tutorial reference Fieldscapes the Trainingscapes functionality is more or less identical.).
White Papers and Presentations
On our resources page you'll find several White Papers we've written about immersive training and VR, as well as links to some of our published research and presentations.
If you want to understand better how we engage with clients, and can take them from the initial learning design to pilot project and onto the authoring of their own training and learning then read read about our typical engagement model.
If you'd like a live demonstration of Trainingscapes, or to sign-up for a free demo account* which will let you create and play through training exercises then please just email us at or fill out the contact form on the link below:
*Demo accounts limited to 3 months and for feature testing only