What is Virtual Reality Training

What is Virtual Reality Training?

Virtual Reality training is the digital simulation of lifelike scenarios for training purposes.

Trainees enter a 360°, active learning environment, experiencing sights and sounds that dissolve the barrier between virtual and actual reality. Using the headset and controllers, trainees look, speak, and move about freely in a 3D virtual setting, interacting with simulated real-world tools, machinery, and other trainees and instructors.

Critically, with Virtual Reality, workplace scenarios that were once too difficult, expensive, or dangerous to train for, such as emergency protocols and disaster preparedness, hazardous material spills, realistic heights training, etc., become vastly more practical, cost-effective, and safe in an immersive simulation.

When combined with story narratives and learning curriculum developed by subject matter experts, the result is trainees learning in the best way possible — through personal experience significantly improving learning retention, job performance, team collaboration, workplace safety, and cost.

Benefits of VR

Benefits of VR Training

As experiential learning, Virtual Reality is delivering out-sized benefits for enterprise training programs, including:

What is 'XR'? Is it different from VR?

‘Virtual Reality’ has become something of a catch-all term for Extended Reality, (or “XR” for short), which includes three distinct technologies: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality.


Virtual Reality (VR)

Virtual Reality (VR) is the computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way by a person using special electronic equipment, such as an HMD (head-mounted display).

Augmented Reality (AR)

Augmented Reality (AR) adds a digital overlay on top of a live camera view. Examples of AR include Snapchat lenses and the game Pokémon Go. As the name suggests, AR is augmenting or changing reality, while VR offers complete immersion, shutting out the physical world.

Mixed Reality (MR)

Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality (MR) are both considered immersive technologies, but they aren’t the same. Mixed Reality is an extension of AR that allows real and virtual elements to interact in an environment.

Man using VR

What Features Should VR (and XR) Offer?

Multi-user Functionality

Organizations rely on teams, not just individuals. PIXO VR allows dozens of users to learn, interact, and collaborate in the same space — even if separated by thousands of miles.

Scenario Randomization​

PIXO VR exposes users to literally millions of different repeatable and randomized workplace scenarios, providing a career’s worth of job experience in days or even hours.

Simple Content Management

Until now, XR solutions have been difficult to access, use, and manage. With PIXO Apex™ platform, the entire implementation process with an easy-to-use control center.

VR Office Worker

Real-Time Data & Analytics

Users benefit from real-time scoring and feedback, given while lessons are still top-of-mind. Gain critical insight into your training program with SCORM-compliant data analytics.

Turn-key Global Distribution

VR Training pilot programs may show the promise of XR technology, but to deliver its full value, companies have to scale VR, AR, and MR content on a global level. PIXO VR does just that.

Direct Download to Devices

VR Training distributed on the PIXO Apex platform can be provisioned directly to authenticated users' devices and downloaded instantly. No more sideloading. No more hassle.


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