Bespoke VR & AR Development for Immersive Learning

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are powerful training tools. Immersive learning experiences empower behaviour, grow knowledge and develop empathy – often with greater efficacy than other training methods.

We develop bespoke VR and AR for learning, where the only limit is our imagination. As the technology becomes more familiar, it’s vital for businesses to consider new modes of learning that can offer greater impact than other approaches.


VR for more effective learning

Virtual Reality in particular has been shown to be significantly more enjoyable and easier to concentrate on when compared against learning games and written documents.

In a pilot study we undertook, participants also reported significantly greater learning satisfaction with VR compared to other learning methods.

It also makes people feel more valued. In the study, 90% of participants said they would feel valued if their employer offered VR, and 100% of participants said they would feel like they worked for an innovative organisation if they received VR training – clear evidence that immersive learning technologies and methods can be impressive methods to attract and retain talent.

When to use Virtual and Augmented Reality?

Making the hazardous safe

Do your people operate in a REDI – Risky, Expensive, Dangerous or Inaccessible – environment? Oil rigs, energy plants, manufacturing, working at heights or with dangerous materials fall into this category, as well as security settings requiring threatening behaviour detection.

If your people learn best by doing but it’s unsafe for them to enter the real environment without a degree of competence and capability, bespoke VR elearning is a good fit. We can create realistic and meaningful VR scenarios to help people practise staying safe with no risk to themselves or the business.

Bring onboarding to life

How do you currently bring your global locations to life for employees working from home or around the world?

We can develop bespoke VR interactions to capture your locations around the globe, allowing new starters during onboarding to feel connected in large organisations.

Time-efficient, on-the-job support

Bespoke Augmented Reality for elearning is uniquely placed to provide information to people when they need it, without disrupting the workflow. By augmenting instructions, visuals and guidance into the existing environment, people can access what they need immediately as a performance support tool.

Why choose Sponge for bespoke VR and AR development?


We’re experts at designing immersive learning solutions that take advantage of the affordances of VR and AR. We consider staging for the virtual and augmented reality environment, create spatial sound, and advise on locations, 3D modelling and technical requirements for development and rollout.


Our mobile AR and VR is developed to be flexible across different devices, doesn’t require expensive hardware and can be deployed across diverse locations to reach learners all over the world. We deliver immersive interactive solutions on desktop, tablet or mobile for a flexible learning experience that suits you and your learners.


We can work with you closely to create authentic, imaginative and impressive learning experiences. Creativity is a discipline, requiring us to understand your learner context, find an elegant solution and execute it to the highest standards. We’re a team that cares deeply about the quality of work we make for you so learners enjoy it and your business benefits.

Enhance your learning with VR and AR.

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