Virtual reality is a fantastic learning tool, but is still not well understood by learning and development teams. These services directly address that gap. - Hugh Seaton, Aquinas CEO
NEW YORK (PRWEB) January 09, 2018
Virtual Reality (VR) is poised to revolutionize corporate learning. Recent media attention from MIT, CLO Magazine, and industry luminary Josh Bersin all underscore the industry momentum behind this technology.
Yet despite virtual reality's promise as a tool for tackling difficult training challenges such as diversity, harassment, manager feedback and others, corporate learning & development departments remain tentative.
To help with the process of VR Learning adoption, Aquinas, a leading VR learning software provider, has launched a consulting practice to help corporations and government organizations better understand how virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality can benefit their business operations through training and development.
"We know from years of technology adoption work that this is the moment when new users of a technology need to see that lots of other companies with similar profiles have found it useful. That combined with an easy to understand set of frameworks for how they can use VR to solve their most pressing problems will help many get over the initial hurdles," noted Hugh Seaton, Aquinas CEO.
In late 2017, Aquinas signed their first major VR learning strategy & services contract with The Digit Group (TDG), principal contractor of the world’s first VR theme and industrial park in Qingdao, China. As part of the Digit Group’s commitment to the highest standards of design & construction, training will be an important component of TDG’s work in Qingdao and around the world. Issues such as worker safety, cutting edge digital design & construction methods and overall efficiency all benefit from robust training that virtual & augmented reality can provide.
Aquinas is a pioneer in mobile and web-based virtual reality for training and education, and have founded the Global Simulations Working Group to further this mission. Its leadership team, including Mr. Seaton, frequently speak at conferences and universities about the power of VR to shorten training time, develop superior capabilities and more deeply engage a millennial workforce.
As co-organizer of the NYVR Expo as well as other technology events in New York, San Francisco and China, Aquinas offers a unique network, thought leadership and frameworks that help L&D teams make the right decisions for their VR learning needs.
The move towards a formal consulting practice follows over a year of informal reports, talks and ideation sessions with clients and partners. Services will include immersion sessions, needs analysis, RFP definition and program design guidance.
The consulting practice complements their core software offerings: In October 2017, Aquinas launched its ground-breaking VR Microsimulations™ platform that enables employees to experience VR simulations in a highly personalized manner, wherever they are. Built with the latest web-based VR technology, the Microsimulations platform is the fastest way for L&D departments to deploy and pilot virtual reality learning in the workplace.