Education and Training

Interactive workspaces can be quite beneficial for education and training activities. These uses can be developed for organizational training and education, public outreach, construction safety training, and operational training.

EDUCATION

Interactive workspaces can offer opportunities to engage team members, workforce, and the public. These facilities are often used for education to organizational team members as well as to educate the public about either specific design features or technology in general for high tech projects. Education is a helpful auxiliary use of an interactive workspace, since allows an organization to get involvement from other disciplines, train and expose a workforce, as well as other outreach activities.

TRAINING

There are some very interesting examples of the use of large scale virtual reality displays within training. Three main categories of training include construction sequence training, safety training, and operational training.


Virtual Construction Training: Contractors can train workers on effective and safe operation of a piece of machinery, before it is used on a jobsite. Other areas of training include safety training and construction sequence training for new operations on a jobsite. Simulations can be made of new task sequences to give contractors experience before materials arrive on site.


Virtual training of maintenance and operations of pharmacy cleanrooms. Virtual cleanroom professionals and students a chance to apply theoretical knowledge in a more practical, albeit computer-generated, setting.


Virtual Nurse training with simulated procedure: Virtual Intensive Care Unit (ICU), offering nurses in training an opportunity to practice following procedure by learning through interactive immersion.

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