Immersive Learning 

What is Immersive Learning?

Immersive learning is the creation of a complete environment where people can interact and perform tasks as they would in real life. And these engaging environments captivate learners. Above all, they simulate the real world where there are multiple dynamics going on at the same time.

Immersive learning is designed for the “gray areas” of leadership. And here, there is no right or wrong answer when it comes to dealing with people. But the biggest benefit is that these experiences allow people to fail safely. DDI offers several immersive learning experiences, including VR and simulated environments for individuals and groups.


Virtual reality and other immersive technologies improve employee performance by 70%

CompTIA, 2019

Virtual Reality

VR is the most common way to approach immersive learning. It places leaders in a virtual world where their bodies and minds react as though it’s a real experience. 

Many industries use VR because it allows people to practice complex tasks without risk. But the next frontier is in soft skills because of its emotional impact. And that’s where DDI comes in: we’re pioneers on the soft skills front.

Check out virtual reality training for soft skills

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Individual Simulations

Individual simulations immerse people in an environment that can’t be done online or through in-person role playing. They ask people to complete tasks common to what a leader would do on an average day: prioritize, coach, and motivate. 

These experiences are also a great way to compare what people know intellectually with how they act on the job. In the end, you’ll leave with incredible predictive data about how people perform and results that help you focus development.

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Build Empathy with VR

It’s tough for diversity and inclusion training to make an impact when many people have never felt what it’s like to be excluded. However, DDI’s Virtual Reality Experience allows people to experience exclusion in real-time, as if it’s really happening. The whole experience works to improve empathy and drive inclusion at your organization.

Learn about our virtual reality inclusion experience