Virtual training is a training method in which a simulated virtual environment is used. In this environment an instructor is able to explain, show or test certain abilities that can contribute to the learning process.
Different types of virtual training
There are different types of virtual training methods, divided in the instructor supported (virtual instructor led training) and the non-instructor supported.
In the instructor led training there are two screens; one for the instructor and one for the student. The instructors screen holds a number of tools to change and influence the environment. The students screen holds the controls over the decision / steering unit in this area. Where the instructor is free to create challenging scenarios in which all of the former know attributes can suddenly change.
Flight simulators are one of the first examples of virtual training.
The AIDA interactive educational freeware diabetes simulator is another type of virtual training environment, for learning about balancing insulin and diet in diabetes mellitus.
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