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Learn virtual reality with online courses and programs

Virtual reality is used for gaming, medical training, automotive simulations, and even shopping. And its potential is still being uncovered. Learn more about the applications of virtual reality with online courses delivered through edX.

What is virtual reality? 

Virtual reality, also known as VR, is a three-dimensional, computer-generated environment which can be explored and interacted with by a user. Mainstream interest in virtual reality grew with the development of VR headsets and platforms. As the practical uses of virtual reality continue to expand, professionals who want to enter the field can find themselves immersed in a new world of simulation.

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How to learn virtual reality online

Whether they are simply interested in the topic or they plan to begin a career in the field, learners can study virtual reality with online courses offered through edX. To simulate different environments with virtual reality, learners may need coursework in hardware and software development, as well as graphic creation. From tutorials to advanced courses, a variety of educational opportunities are available that can fit different learners’ needs, depending on their desired time commitment and schedule. edX makes it easy to explore all available training and certificate options.

Jobs in virtual reality

Virtual reality professionals can find themselves developing platforms and tools that help people in a multitude of ways. While virtual reality games entertain consumers, VR can also be used to create educational tools for surgeons, firefighters, airline pilots, and ship captains. Architects, urban planners, and traffic engineers can use virtual reality to visualize work, studying ways to improve design and function. 

Whether you use virtual reality in automotive design, video game development, or construction management, careers that require expertise in VR can involve challenging analysis and problem-solving that keep you engaged in the projects you work on. Learn the virtual reality skills you need to pursue your next career with online courses delivered through edX.