The Future of Mixed Reality for Employee Training

Gone are the days of boring employee training sessions. With the rise of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR), companies are now able to provide immersive and engaging training experiences for their employees. From simulating dangerous scenarios to practicing complex procedures, these technologies are revolutionizing the way we learn and work. In this article, we’ll explore the benefits and applications of VR, AR, and MR in employee training.

What is virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality?

Virtual reality (VR) is a computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional environment that can be interacted with using specialized equipment, such as a headset and controllers. Augmented reality (AR) overlays digital information onto the real world, typically viewed through a smartphone or tablet. Mixed reality (MR) combines elements of both VR and AR, allowing digital objects to interact with the real world in real-time. These technologies are transforming the way we learn and work, providing immersive and engaging experiences for employees.

Benefits of using VR, AR, and MR for employee training.

The benefits of using VR, AR, and MR for employee training are numerous. These technologies provide a safe and controlled environment for employees to practice and learn new skills, without the risk of real-world consequences. They also offer a more engaging and immersive experience, which can lead to better retention of information and increased motivation to learn. Additionally, these technologies can be used to train employees in complex or dangerous situations, such as emergency response or hazardous materials handling, without putting them at risk. Overall, the use of VR, AR, and MR in employee training can lead to more effective and efficient learning, resulting in better job performance and increased productivity.

Examples of industries using VR, AR, and MR for training.

Many industries are already using VR, AR, and MR for employee training. In healthcare, medical students can use VR to practice surgeries and procedures before performing them on real patients. In manufacturing, employees can use AR to overlay digital instructions onto physical equipment, making it easier to learn and perform tasks. In aviation, pilots can use MR to simulate emergency situations and practice their response. And in retail, employees can use VR to practice customer service scenarios and learn how to handle difficult situations. These are just a few examples of how VR, AR, and MR are being used to revolutionize employee training across industries.

How to implement VR, AR, and MR training in your organization.

Implementing VR, AR, and MR training in your organization can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Start by identifying the areas where these technologies could be most beneficial for your employees. Then, research and invest in the necessary hardware and software. Consider partnering with a VR/AR/MR training provider to help you create customized training programs. Finally, make sure to provide adequate support and resources for your employees to learn and use these technologies effectively. With the right approach, VR, AR, and MR training can help your organization stay ahead of the curve and improve employee performance and satisfaction.

Challenges and considerations for using VR, AR, and MR for employee training.

While VR, AR, and MR training offer many benefits, there are also some challenges and considerations to keep in mind. One major challenge is the cost of implementing these technologies, which can be significant. Additionally, not all employees may be comfortable or familiar with using VR, AR, or MR, which could lead to resistance or difficulty in adoption. It’s also important to ensure that the training content is relevant and effective, and that it aligns with the organization’s overall goals and objectives. Finally, it’s crucial to provide ongoing support and resources for employees to continue learning and using these technologies effectively.

Our Solution – mXreality

MX Reality is a high-tech company that is dedicated to providing immersive solutions for businesses and assisting them along their digital transformation journeys. We design and create award-winning solutions for a wide range of industries including utilitiesdefencetransport and manufacturing and engineering.


Network Rail wanted to explore how training could be delivered differently to normal practices. Some aims of the exploration include being innovative but practical, enhancing user experience and engagement, and reducing costs on delivery, logistics and materials. The outcome of this project was that Network Rail were able to give employees the knowledge and understanding of potential safety issues when working trackside, provide a safe training environment, and also assess the use of Virtual Reality as a training tool.

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Dr Majid Al-Kader


Majid is a creative and driven entrepreneur and a consummate business executive, with an excellent educational, commercial and technical background. He is a forward thinking senior executive who aims to motivate and push boundaries, deliver high quality products, exceed customers’ expectations, offer new services and innovations and reach good profit margins.

Majid is very accomplished in establishing and running technically sophisticated businesses, and has over 25 years’ experience in digital learning, mixed reality, and digital transformation. Majid carried out extensive research in pedagogical techniques and the use of multimedia in education and commercial training and obtained a BSc (hons) in “Mechanical/Automotive Engineering”, MPhil in “Welding Technologies/Industrial Science” and PhD in “Multimedia/ Digital Learning and Virtual Reality simulation”.

His most acknowledged and largest commercial achievement to date is the formation of Skills2Learn Limited in August 2007. Based in Milton Keynes, Skills2Learn grew rapidly into a multi-million pounds business employing over 75 full time staff. Skills2Learn became a part of Babcock International Group (FTSE100) in December 2013.