The Benefits of Virtual Reality in Online Study
Onfit Training College is excited to announce the for the first time, VR Technology is being blended with online education, for accredited Fitness courses in Australia.
You can study to become a Personal Trainer, getting the benefits of an actual classroom setting, in the comfort of your own home, office or anywhere else!
As an online student in our VR Certificate III & IV in Fitness, you are able to attend Virtual classes. Think of these classes as live lectures, you can participate and interact with both your Trainer & your classmates. Just as if you were in a real classroom, you can choose where to sit and raise your hand to ask questions.
Your trainer will run a lecture with slides & questions along the way, plus with the added benefits of VR Technology, to teleport you to Muscle Beach, gyms, parks & even inside the human body – to solidify what your what you’re learning and to make your time studying fun & engaging.
5 Benefits of Studying in Virtual Reality
1. Improved Learning Experience
You will be immersed in your learning environment, which will help you to experience and therefore understand specific topics in a more practical way. Imagine learning about different exercise techniques and then being transported into a gym, where you’re experiencing these exercises first hand, and being walked through everything that’s happening by your Trainer.
2. Increased Engagement
There’s no doubt that it can be hard to focus while you’re studying, whether you’re studying online or in Face to Face classroom. Being fully immersed in the VR Classroom gives you 100% focus, there’s no checking your phone, sneaking onto Facebook or even just looking out the window. Your headset is soundproof, so all you hear is your trainer teaching you or your classmates asking and answering questions. The only thing you will see is what’s on your screen, you’ll be surprised how easy it is to stay interested, and involved in your studies.
3. Gaining Friends and Study Buddies
In the VR classroom, you are actually learning from an Onfit Trainer and learning with your new friends and study buddies. Yes, while you’re in the classroom, you can sit next to whoever you’d like and speak to them as if they were really next to you. Our class sizes are capped at 20 students a class, so by the end of your studies, you’ll get to know all of your classmates and the Onfit team. You can connect with your new friends, to motivate and encourage each other to keep studying inside & outside the classroom.
4. Motivation Made Easy
Self motivation is one of the greatest challenges of online courses. With VR study, not only will you have your classmates to help keep you on track, we’ve designed our classes to help you stay motivated and on schedule to reach your study goals. With 3 classes each week, for 12 weeks, you’ll be balancing the flexibility of online study, with the structure to best facilitate your course competition. Not to mention, you’ll have access to our Trainers to ask questions during your classes, and our Circle of Support for help 7 days a week.
VR Classrooms integrate elements of all learning styles in the one environment, so no matter how you learn best VR will help you absorb & retain information more effectively. Learning in VR also helps you to bridge the gap between the theory you’re learning and applying this in a practical sense, by allowing your teacher to demonstrate the application and relevance in a real-life setting, cementing what you’ve learnt right away. You can also take advantage of the Audio and Snapshot features, that you can use to refer back to after your classes, and you’ll have access to the recorded lessons. By the time you start your Work Placement & Practical requirements, you’ll be feeling confident in applying what you’ve learnt to start your new career!
If you’re interested in the Virtual Reality study experience, our Certificate III & IV in Fitness is a great place to start. Our classes are set to commence on the 14th of October and you can get started for less than $50/ week, not to mention your enrolment will include all material and resources required (including your VR Oculus Headset).
Contact our friendly team for more information: 1300 557 637 or at www.onfit.edu.au
Nationally Accredited Qualifications:
- SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness
- SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness