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Holograms and robots bring virtual learning to life

PA Consulting’s Nick Shackleton-Jones, a learning and innovation expert, is quoted in an article in the Financial Times on how technology is helping boost engagement among students learning remotely. 

Nick talks about how virtual reality (VR) can be used to help MBA students. For example, they can wear VR headsets to learn important skills such as managing conflict. Nick talks about PA’s work to develop VR scenarios in which leaders resolve disputes between team members. He says: “We use actors to make simulations feel as lifelike as possible. 

“The advantage of using VR is that it recreates the emotional experience, rather than merely being an academic exercise. 

“This is using the technology, not just to transfer information, but to make people care, which creates a much more memorable learning experience.”

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