Last Friday, we had the pleasure of welcoming Dom Barnard, co-founder of VirtualSpeech, to IE University. Dom spoke about the transformative role of AI-powered VR training in higher education, learning and development, and the future of work.
VirtualSpeech is a professional development platform that combines e-learning courses with practice in online simulations and virtual reality. Users learn through online tutorials and then practice techniques in the safety of the virtual world. They can receive instant feedback through AI including their use of filler words, pitch, pace, perception, listenability, and eye contact with the audience.
VirtualSpeech has been used by over 300,000 people in over 125 countries, and has been featured in high-profile news outlets such as the BBC, The New York Times, Forbes, Huffington Post, and WSJ.
At IE University, thanks to our professors and the Talent Department, we are using this VR tool to reinforce learning in soft skills.
This technology is transforming the way we approach learning and development, allowing us to educate in a more engaging and interactive manner, making it easier for students to retain information and apply it to real-world situations.
Therefore, we can say that so far the results among students are being effective and positive.