Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

Virtual reality (VR) is a three-dimensional virtual environment that uses VR “goggles” or glasses to mimic reality as closely as possible. Augmented reality (AR), a related technology, enhances (or augments) reality by providing digital information on top of what the user is seeing, allowing learners to practice skills and understand the outcomes of their actions in a simulated environment. Both VR and AR are being explored as new tools for training; what better way to train employees for reality than by imitating it in the virtual or in-person classroom?

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