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UC San Diego and edX Offer Professional Virtual Reality Courses Online

The initial roster of Professional Certificate programs includes UC San Diego’s “Virtual Reality App Development” – a three-course series on how VR technology works and how to “design and implement successful interactive VR software apps using industry-standard software tools,” according to the edX announcement.

UC San Diego edX Virtual Reality coursesThe first course on how VR works will begin on May 15.

The VR App Development series was developed by two UC San Diego experts: Qualcomm Institute (QI) research scientist Jurgen Schulze, who is also an adjunct professor in the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) department; and CSE professor Ravi Ramamoorthi, who also directs the Center for Visual Computing at UC San Diego. The online courses are based on courses that Schulze and Ramamoorthi teach in person in the CSE department.

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