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University of London International Programmes

Introduction to Virtual Reality

University of London International Programmes and Goldsmiths University of London via Coursera


This course will introduce you to Virtual Reality (VR). The course will teach you everything from the basics of VR- the hardware and the history of VR- to different applications of VR, the psychology of Virtual Reality, and the challenges of the medium.

The course is designed for people who are new to VR as a medium. You may have experienced some virtual reality before, and may have some hardware- but this course is suitable to individuals who have never experienced VR and those who do not have much hardware- we will explain Mobile VR as well as devices such as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

Introduction to Virtual Reality is the first course in the Virtual Reality Specialisation. A learner with no previous experience in Virtual Reality and/or game programming will be able to evaluate existing VR applications, and design, test, and implement their own VR experiences/games using Unity by the end of the specialisation.

Taught by

Dr Marco Gillies and Sylvia Xueni Pan


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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    I'm part way through. Unfortunately this class exhibits what I've now seen in other online courses and which needs to be said out loud: The lecturer's accent and lack of presentation skills significantly degrades the quality of the class. For this reason I'll look elsewhere instead of attempting this VR sequence. I hope this comment serves a purpose more than subtracting stars from the class.

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