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Philipp Seiler

Consulting Psychologist (I/O) | Human Centred Designer | Humanitarian

How to make VR learning psychologically safe.

Part of the appeal of VR is that the technology allows for the easy creation of very realistic experiences. This realism can elicit the same type and strength of emotional response as a real-life experience. 

Whilst this can be pedagogically powerful, there is also a degree of psychological risk that comes along with this. 

Where there is risk there needs to be informed consent and risk mitigation in place, these are basic tenets of workplace health and safety.

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Modalities on top of a computer with the Facilitate vr creation platform displayed on screen

How Effective is Virtual Reality for Learning?

How effective is VR for learning?

This is a question we get asked a lot, and rightly so. However, it’s not actually a very useful question. 

What is more useful is to ask is: ‘Which factors have the greatest impact on effectiveness?’, and ‘How well can these factors be controlled given real-world constraints?’ (e.g. budgets, technology limits). We will provide a full answer to these very questions in our upcoming whitepaper, but here is a short preview.

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The Fundamental Guide to Social Learning in the Workplace

[Estimated reading time: 5 minutes]

Social learning is a very powerful form of learning in the workplace. One aspect which makes social learning so powerful is that the how of the behaviour is embedded in the all important why. This leads to greater motivation and more effective behaviour change. Moreover, social learning is not all about learning together and can still occur in distributed teams if supported effectively.

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