Skip to main content

Augmented Reality Courses

Take free online augmented reality courses to build your skills and advance your career. Learn augmented reality and other in-demand subjects with courses from top universities and institutions around the world on edX.

What is Augmented Reality?

Real life is the physical world and virtual reality whisks you away to places completely outside of real life, but what about in between? Augmented Reality takes what you know and where you are and adds a twist. It uses algorithms to place objects in the real world, allowing the user to see current surroundings but with something extra. Consider Pokemon Go. Users signed onto the app to see where Pokemon were in real space. Capturing Pokemon required moving towards them in real-time, manipulating the real environment through AR technology. This type of object recognition allows users to transport to slightly different worlds. It has applications in gaming, of course, but industry is getting in on the action. Some dangerous training could become easier if a company uses AR, so augmented reality applications could be the next biggest frontier. Move over Snapchat; the real-world environment is changing.

Learn about Augmented Reality

Augmented reality has many use cases, not just in entertainment but in business use cases or education. When elements from a virtual world collide with the real world, applications seem limitless. Augmented reality apps are already here, and training protocols are the next big thing in AR tech. Soon, we could be using augmented reality experiences to learn new things, train on the job, and augment everyday life.

Augmented Reality Courses and Certificates

You can learn everything that mixed reality offers with edX courses designed in partnership with leaders in the field of augmented reality. You could learn the basics of working with Augmented Reality with Curtin as part of your mobile app certification or a standalone introduction to using Augmented Reality technology. You could also get an overview of the way Industry 4.0 will revolutionize your business, including ways Augmented Reality will replace handheld devices, with Hong Kong Polytechnic. Technology leader, Georgia Tech, offers a full certification in Human-Computer Interaction. You'll learn the basics of HCI and how those principles relate to development and innovation. From there, you'll study applications in real-world fields and how things come together to create functional UX designs that can jumpstart your career.

Augmented Reality and the Future

AR may be best known in the gaming industry (Pokemon Go!), but AR apps have broader applications than just gaming. As we see more about how augmented reality can shape our experiences of the world, this new technology could create an opportunity for safer training, build more reliable repositories for digital information, and turn virtual objects into the next big thing. Google and Apple are already in the race, so build your momentum with edX.org courses designed to give you the fundamentals. Augmented reality devices are getting more common, and soon, you may not remember what it was like without AR features. Explore how creating these augmented reality experiences could jumpstart your career and help shape the next big wearable.