Virtual Reality, or VR, is a rapidly growing field that shows no sign of slowing. This course aims to give you an understanding of VR and its various implications, complexities, and possibilities, but most of all it will help you develop a VR application. The course will cover some of the challenges that may be experienced during VR development as well as the basic design concepts so you can build your own application from scratch.
Lead the pack and learn how to develop VR today.
Many companies are starting to realise the potential of Virtual Reality (VR) and are interested in the field. Leading Information Technology (IT) companies such as Google, Apple, Facebook, and IBM are all investing in VR. Areas in which VR has been particularly successful include learning and game development. Forbes recently called VR the ‘learning aid of the 21st century’ as research indicates that when learning through a VR exercise, people retain more content, and are better at applying what they have learned. With the interest in VR expanding and VR hardware and software becoming readily available and affordable, now is an ideal time to start learning this skill that will propel you into the future.
This course has been developed to provide insight into the world of VR and will give you the foundational knowledge to work from. There is also a practical component to the course that teaches you the basics of VR development and allows you to develop your own Virtual Reality application. This means that you will not only leave with the theoretical knowledge but also practical skills that you can implement immediately in your work or personal projects.
Kevin Johnston is an Emeritus Professor and former Head of Department of the Department of Information Systems at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and a visiting Professor at the University of Pforzheim, Germany. His principal research areas are ICT Strategy and Management, IS Educational Issues, Social and Networking Systems, Emerging Technology such as VR, and Entrepreneurship. Kevin worked in the Department of Information Systems at the University of Cape Town, South Africa for 18 years. Prior to that, he was an IT Manager in a bank for 13 years. He has worked in South Africa, Germany, Botswana, Lesotho, UK, and USA in various areas of IT.
Norman van Wyk is an online teacher at Noroff University, Norway. Norman has worked in a variety of multidisciplinary fields which allowed him to combine his knowledge in digital learning, instructional design, cybersecurity, and interactive multimedia in a multitude of projects and environments. Norman is actively involved in education, Virtual Reality, serious games, and information technology. Online education and research are a passion of his and he would love to see online learning technology open doors to a brighter future for many, no matter where they are in the world.
Each course is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their learning experience.
The Online Academic Tutor, who is assigned to your course, is trained to build each student up to reach their fullest potential. Students can expect their Online Academic Tutor to answer questions, offer advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Our online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software applications requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. Damelin Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes.
Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficulty in accessing our course content.
Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules, designed to assist you throughout your learning process through diverse learning activities:
Upon successful completion of this online short learning programme, you will receive the recognition of your knowledge and skills with a Damelin Certificate of Competence. Your certificate of competence will be issued in your registered name and will be couriered at no additional cost.
You will be required to complete a series of assessments that will be facilitated through our virtual learning environment. Your course handbook will be made available to you once you have commenced with your short learning programme.