AACSB Insights on VR in Soft Skills Training: The AACSB discussed the shift in training methods at RMIT University, where VR replaced in-person simulations. This change highlighted the growing utility of VR in education. VR scenarios at RMIT University focused on teamwork, interpersonal skills, and negotiation skills. These simulations were designed to be emotionally realistic, helping students enhance underdeveloped interpersonal abilities. The VR role-plays had several advantages, including flexibility, scalability, and the ability to provide immediate feedback and repeat simulations for continual improvement.
Students reported significant improvements in their soft skills after participating in VR simulations. The technology's effectiveness in emulating professional workplace scenarios was particularly noted. Despite these advantages, challenges such as the need for specialized equipment and acclimatization to VR technology were also mentioned.