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Virtual Training INTRODUCTION The world today is different from what it was back in history. Today it has become a global village and the interaction of people, companies and services provided is not restricted to a single nation. The market has become competitive with competitors from all over the world. Virtual training is yet another component of the benefits of globalization. Virtual training can be delivered online, through email, remote desktop or even on phone with or without videoconferencing. Hence when one communicates with individuals or a group and trains them, they are working face to face and when one communicates and trains through these various noted means where they do not sit face to face, it is called virtual training. Therefore virtual training is a training delivered from a distance rather than in person face to face. THE TREND OF VIRTUAL TRAINING In virtual training one can train and coach individuals or groups. A virtual group would be a group of people who are dispersed geographically. They are mostly handled by an audio or video conference where that trainer can hear all of them and they can hear each other as well as the trainer himself. This can even be handled via chat rooms or emails. Training for groups in virtual training and face to face training cannot be compared because a virtual group consists of people not in the same area. ...read more.


This service is also being used in the training of CSS soldiers. The Virginia Tech Computer Automatic Virtual Environment (VT-CAVE) provides this service where the trainees wear special 3D glasses and sensor devices. The environment is created by computers and input is carried out by verbal commands, physical actions or data gloves. Hearing, sight and touch are stimulated and the trainee feels as if he is actually in the 3D environment i.e. a realistic feel. The important thing is to know the advantages of this form of virtual training over the conventional form of training. Data from the Return of Forces to Germany (REFORGER) exercises was checked to know the expenses and efficiency of the conventional form of training. In this method, used in the 1980s, actual soldiers and vehicles were deployed. With the damage to vehicles due to accidents and the damage to personal property it was estimated to have "cost hundreds of millions of dollars annually -- a fact that led officials to look for a better way to train CSS soldiers" (Pete Thibodeau). Hence it was noted that million of dollars were saved when methods of virtual training were adopted as opposed to the conventional form of training. It is seen that virtual training is being used for every field that is out there. It proves to be efficient and is cost effective. Moreover the participants in the training can go through the process from the comfort of their home. ...read more.


This is mostly used in orthopedic surgery. With time it will be available for other surgeries as well. Virtual training in surgery is a big step and hard evidence to prove its efficiency and to exhibit its capabilities. Such advanced techniques in virtual training have made it popular and doctors can go through training in surgery virtually. CONCLUSION This trend of virtual training will be on the rise in the future. Presently its use has been increasing steadily. The profits gained by its use are also remarkable and the ease of delivery of services makes it really popular these days. People will soon become more and more aware of this trend and I anticipate that it would affect the conventional form of training. Increasing number of people will opt for virtual training for its ease and efficiency. We will find more students using these services to learn about computers etc. at their ease and convenience. Professionals normally do not get enough time to go through formal training and thus they would also prefer to undergo virtual training where they can be trained through the phone or using webconference etc. Moreover people have noted that their ideas are more accepted in virtual group training as compared to conventional training where appearances can lead to people being judgemental about you. In virtual training programs people do not need to go through the artificiality of "dressing up" for their class. As it is its use is on the rise and without doubt I personally feel that the use of this trend will increase greatly as time passes. ...read more.

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