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Walmart Academy training centers have plans to incorporate virtual reality (VR) learning solutions by the end of 2017. Specifically, by using an Oculus Rift headset, about 140,000 Walmart employees are expected to be trained on simple, real-world customer service scenarios—such as dealing with spills or preparing for Black Friday. This may be the push that VR training needs to finally go mainstream.

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  • Ryann K. Ellis

    Ryann K. Ellis is an editor for the Association of Talent Development (ATD). She has been covering workplace learning and performance for ATD (formerly the American Society for Training & Development) since 1995. She currently manages ATD's Community of Practice blogs, as well as ATD's government-focused magazine, The Public Manager. Contact her at rellis@td.org. 

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