A Realistic Learning Experience
Eduzo , located in Pelt, Belgium, is renowned for its tailored B2B training and coaching in first aid and workplace well-being. We spoke with Miek Fransen, Executive Director at Eduzo, to learn more about their experiences with Virtual Life Support.
Can you provide us with a brief description of Eduzo’s activities?
Miek: “Eduzo offers B2B training and coaching tailored to companies, with a focus on first aid and workplace well-being. Companies can turn to us for various training programs, including resuscitation, AED use, and mental well-being training.”
How does Eduzo use Virtual Life Support?
Miek: “Virtual Life Support is a valuable tool in our training programs. Participants experience resuscitation in a realistic context thanks to Virtual Life Support. They wear a VR headset and noise-canceling headphones, allowing them to fully immerse themselves in the training. We have a gradual progression in our resuscitation training, and Virtual Life Support is primarily used during practice sessions.”
Why did Eduzo choose Virtual Life Support?
Miek: “We were the first in Belgium to integrate Virtual Life Support into our training programs. It’s a powerful tool to achieve our objectives. Participants learn how to apply first aid effectively and efficiently in a realistic setting. It is based on scientific guidelines, which is always our foundation at Eduzo.”
What was the result of adopting Virtual Life Support?
Miek: “As one of our recent participants put it, ‘Now that I’ve done this once, I’ll never forget it, I’m sure of that.’ Virtual Life Support has intrinsically motivated participants and enriched the learning process. They learn through observation, experience, and extensive interaction. It adds a fun element to our training, positively influencing the learning process.”
What do you like most about the product?
Miek: “Practicing with Virtual Life Support makes our training even more enriching and enjoyable. Participants can explore how they respond to a situation with an unconscious victim in a safe learning environment. They learn to provide effective first aid with confidence.”
Can you mention three other advantages of Virtual Life Support?
Miek: “It promotes social interaction among participants, encourages feedback, and provides additional practice opportunities. As instructors, we discuss feedback after each session, allowing participants to learn from their mistakes. Virtual Life Support creates a secure learning environment with helpful cues and targeted feedback. Furthermore, it’s accessible to all participants by casting it on a large screen.”
Would you recommend Virtual Life Support to others?
Miek: “Absolutely! It is an instructive and enjoyable tool that facilitates learning in a realistic context, enhancing the learning outcome.”
Do you have any additional comments about Virtual Life Support or VR Lab?
Miek: “We appreciate that VR Lab actively collects feedback and maintains a growth mindset. They align their product with user needs, which perfectly aligns with our vision. We are grateful for the suggestions we can provide. This makes Virtual Life Support a learning tool that is well-suited to the objectives within our training programs.”