California-headquartered human capital management firm Cornerstone OnDemand has partnered with Oculus to help shared clients utilise data to build better virtual reality (VR) training experiences.
➨ Shared clients able to build apps that can seamlessly track VR training completion data directly within the Cornerstone Learning Management System
➨ Nestle is already seeing the value of VR training and automated feedback and analysis
➨ Cornerstone is planning to release a VR SDK for developers
Through the partnership, shared clients of Cornerstone and Oculus for Business, launched earlier this year to make it easier for companies to bring headsets, including the Quest, into the workplace, will be able to build apps that can seamlessly track VR training completion data directly within the Cornerstone Learning Management System (LMS).
This will enable clients to access immediate insights into who is using their VR training content and how it is affecting employee performance results, overcoming the time-intensive, manual data entry methods currently being employed.
According to Cornerstone, Nestle is one company already seeing the value of this technology. Jo-Anne Rossouw, head of digital learning at Nestle, said: “Nestle employees deserve the best immersive training experience enabled with virtual reality and ensuring we can track completion of this training is a critical metric for our business operations.”
Cornerstone is planning to release an SDK for developers to expand LMS integration standards across VR.
The SDK, compatible with Oculus for Business, will help VR content developers with user authentication, company portal authentication, tracking xAPI progress and pushing that to Cornerstone’s transcript. The VR SDK will be widely available starting next year.
Adam Miller, founder and chief executive officer of Cornerstone, said of the new partnership: “We’ve seen a growing interest from our clients to start incorporating virtual reality into their skills training and development programmes.”
“We quickly realised we needed to create a simple, efficient process for capturing and measuring the impact of this type of training data. We feel collaborating with Facebook and Oculus was the best choice to ensure reach and scalability across our mutual clients.”
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