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The Cost Benefits of V-Learning

Updated: Feb 20, 2023

Virtual reality (VR) is becoming increasingly prevalent in learning institutions because of its invaluable benefits, including being so cost-effective.

In this blog, we’ll provide a brief overview of what virtual reality is and all the ways it maximises learning outputs while reducing costs.

How Does V-Learning Differ From Classroom Learning?

Using virtual reality as a teaching style creates an artificial simulation of what seems like a ‘real life environment’ – using tech. For example, learners could travel to different parts of the world without ever leaving their homes or classrooms!

It incorporates stimulating videos and images to give users a 360° view of different scenes, letting them experience the virtual environments as if they were at those specific locations. This engages learners in a far more immersive and exciting way.

Traditional learning methods, on the other hand, are heavily in-person and text-based. A traditional classroom setting involves many memorising and reciting exercises. Teaching using virtual methods focuses on practical competency-based learning through simulated real-life immersion.

Now, let’s get started with what makes v-learning so cost-effective.

Cost Benefits of Using Virtual Reality for Learning

Here’s how virtual reality training can help you save money.

Quicker Return On Your Investment

Creating VR courses and modules requires investment in terms of the following:

  • Hardware

  • Content creator salaries (3D artists and software developers)

This means that production costs should be about 47% over those of classrooms and about 48% more than those of e-learning.

This might be expensive at first. However, don’t let this put you off. These are just one-off costs! Once you’re set up, you won’t need to keep hiring people to prepare courses regularly. Students can reuse the hardware and courses for years to come, too.

Minimal Training Costs

Traditional training is lengthy and time-consuming. Staff require in-person training whenever curricula updates. New staff need to be trained upon arrival, too.

In contrast, virtual reality training is far quicker than full teacher training. This saves employees a considerable amount of time. Therefore, VR can eliminate hefty training costs.

Eliminates Travelling Costs

School budgets are shrinking by the day. This makes it paramount for school heads to look for cost-effective ways to carry out activities like school trips, and virtual trips are a great alternative!

V-learning enables students to travel the world without having to spend money on air tickets or accommodation.

Accommodates More Learners

A classroom can only accommodate a certain number of people, but v-learning can reach a large number of students at minimal costs. Traditional learning methods may also require you to build and maintain more classrooms if you are targeting a larger number of students, which can be very expensive.

Ready to Benefit From the Virtual Learning Experience?

Forward-thinking school leaders can take advantage of immersive technology to supplement competency-based learning, particularly in language teaching.

At the crux of it, implementing v-learning can help you cut down on costs in the long run and save time, energy, and other valuable resources.

And simply put, it’s also super fun – making it highly attractive to learners worldwide.

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