Google Earth VR: A watershed moment for virtual reality

Google Earth VR: A watershed moment for virtual reality

As well travelled as you may be, chances are there are still parts of the world you haven’t visited. Now, thanks to Google, you may get the opportunity to see them all. On Nov 15, the Silicon Valley giant launched Google Earth VR: a stunning software experience that...
Workplace learning in Asia: The next ten years

Workplace learning in Asia: The next ten years

EdTechXAsia 2016 is one the largest ed tech conferences in the world, attracting the biggest names in education technology for two days of innovation and insight. It makes sense to host an edtech conference in Asia, and Singapore specifically. Schools from the...
VR Industry Round-up: October 2016

VR Industry Round-up: October 2016

With so much evolution at such a quick pace, VR news comes thick and fast, with new exciting announcements on an almost daily basis. So we thought we’d take the opportunity to curate the biggest stories from the last 30 days in one handy place and share them with you....
Talking tech VR hardware options explained

Talking tech VR hardware options explained

Workplace learning is undergoing a significant change, and technologies such as virtual reality and 3D are at the heart of this. VR in particular, is shaping the immersive learning environment. Whilst more and more people are experiencing Virtual Reality either...
VR learning in the energy sector

VR learning in the energy sector

Size of the energy training industry: The UK energy industry employs 159,000 people, the majority involved in electricity production, oil and gas extraction or gas supply. The EU employs 1.38 million people in traditional energy generation and over a million in...
Accenture’s Diana Barea and Alison Morgan on VR training

Accenture’s Diana Barea and Alison Morgan on VR training

Diana Barea is MD of Accenture’s Talent and Organisation practice, and a keen advocate of VR’s potential for experience-based learning and new learning practices. Alison Morgan, recruitment lead for Accenture, views VR as a major opportunity for recruitment and...
The value of virtual reality in workplace training

The value of virtual reality in workplace training

Whatever your current thoughts might be towards VR, there’s no denying that the next twelve months will be key for the technology. It’s predicted that virtual reality will have its first billion dollar year in 2016, with at least half a million mobile VR units likely...
How we develop a VR learning environment

How we develop a VR learning environment

“How do you go about developing a VR environment – and what do you need to know about my business first?” When working with new clients, we’re often asked about how we build VR learning environments. While customers understand that VR can be used for training everyone...
Today to tomorrow: VR training for the automotive industry

Today to tomorrow: VR training for the automotive industry

Size of the automotive training industry: The automotive industry employs 7.25 million people in the USA, of whom 1.5 million are in skilled manufacturing. Meanwhile, the EU’s automotive manufacturers and distributors employ 12.2 million people – 2.3 million in highly...
Today and tomorrow: VR training for the military

Today and tomorrow: VR training for the military

Size of the military training industry: There are 27,309,630 people currently serving in the armed forces around the world. In May 2016, the British armed forces alone had 13,750 new recruits for training. Training spend per annum: the global military training...
Fun isn’t a dirty word: Why VR training works

Fun isn’t a dirty word: Why VR training works

“This is going to be so much fun!” In the training world, it’s hard to think of a sentence guaranteed to make your heart sink faster. It’s no secret that people occasionally struggle to find the enthusiasm for new tech developments, especially when every week seems to...
5 Key VR learning questions answered

5 Key VR learning questions answered

When every new learning development is announced with a hail of fireworks, it can be difficult to separate hype from fact. And when it comes to understanding the learning possibilities offered by VR, it can help to have a read through these five key questions before...
GetEnergy Global 2015: Post show report

GetEnergy Global 2015: Post show report

LAST WEEK IMMERSE SPONSORED GETENERGY GLOBAL 2015, THE PREMIER TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE FOR THE OIL & GAS INDUSTRY   At last week’s GetEnergy Global 2015, Immerse was learning technology sponsor for the event, leading two workshops introducing...
Highlights from Silicon MilkRoundabout 2015

Highlights from Silicon MilkRoundabout 2015

HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAST WEEK’S SILICON MILKROUNDABOUT JOB FAIR Last weekend the Immerse Product and Tech team decamped to the wilds of East London, along with our Oculus and a new 3D demo of our Oil Rig environment in the hopes of meeting some enthusiastic techies. We...
Immerse extends product into VR training

Immerse extends product into VR training

We’re very excited to announce that we’re making a move into the world of VR – a significant step for us both technically and as a business. Watch the video above for a quick view of the features and functionalities, plus a cheeky nod to our recent Learning Technology...
Pitching at St Jame’s Palace: Pitch@Palace Final

Pitching at St Jame’s Palace: Pitch@Palace Final

IMMERSE ONE OF 14 COMPANIES TO TAKE PART IN THE PITCH@PALACE FINAL   Last week we were given the fantastic opportunity to pitch at St James’ Palace for the Duke of York’s Pitch@Palace event. The third in a series of such events, Pitch@Palace 3.0 was focused on...
Immerse through to Pitch@Palace Final

Immerse through to Pitch@Palace Final

IMMERSE HAS BEEN SELECTED AS A FINALIST FOR THE DUKE OF YORK’S PITCH@PALACE INITIATIVE AT ST JAMES’S PALACE   We’re thrilled to announce that after a tiring but exciting Pitch@Palace bootcamp last week, Immerse has been chosen to pitch at St James’s Palace in...