Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Virtual reality; Occupational training;
Virtual Reality (VR) is a technology tool for workplace training that can lessen the total training time needed to learn complex cognitive tasks and aids a learner in converting abstract ideas into practical understanding. This review explores the use of VR training and its role in assisting a learner with knowledge transfer. A comprehensive literature search was conducted of peer-reviewed journal articles published between 2003-2018 and then 44 sources were selected for analysis. The reviewed research studies indicated that immersive VR training can provide a learner with a highly engaging virtual learning environment VE and stimulating experience that accommodates self-paced and self-directed learning. Trainers would benefit from potential immersive VR training outcomes such as bridging the gaps in understanding and promoting knowledge transfer and skill acquisition in a faster and more permanent manner when compared to traditional classroom training. It is recommended that future research should be conducted on the effects of VR cognitive load as it pertains to knowledge transfer.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Leigh Zeitz, Graduate Faculty Reader
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©2018 Michelle Rice
Rice, Michelle, "The role of virtual environment and virtual reality for knowledge transfer" (2018). Graduate Research Papers. 742.