Virtual Reality: A Quick Introduction

A brief, yet thorough, introduction to the latest high-tech craze called Virtual Reality.
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (530 ratings)
7,026 students
Virtual Reality: A Quick Introduction
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (530 ratings)
7,026 students
Understanding of what Virtual Reality is all about.
Recognize and distinguish between the different types of Virtual Environments.
Confidently carry on a conversation about the industry.
Sound cool and be in-the-know!

Requirements

  • An internet connection and a little curiosity.
Description

Confused about all this talk about Virtual Reality? So many different names, so many different initials: VR, AR, MR, DR, 360, 3D, Holograms, Volumetric, Stereoscopic, Virtual Worlds & Virtual Environments. It’s enough to make your head spin. Aren’t they all just GAMES anyway?  (Turns out they’re not!)

This course will get you up to speed on all things Virtual. We’ll answer these questions and more:  What exactly is Virtual Reality? 

  • What are people doing in there, anyway?
  • Why all the hype?
  • What’s at heart of it all?
  • What do you need to view it?
  • What’s the difference between VR, AR, MR, 360, Holographics and more?
  • Is it safe?
  • What’s coming next?

Description:

Along with clear explanations, we take you in-world and let you see examples for yourself. This course covers a wide range of Virtual Environments with a focus on the bare minimum you need to know so you’ll be ready for the next big high-tech wave.

Plus we’ve attached free resources with links to all things VR.

There’s about to be a revolution! And it’s a Virtual one at that! Come take the plunge into a new world!

What are the requirements?

An internet connection and a little curiosity.

What am I going to get from this course?

By the end of this course...

  • You will have a broad understanding of what Virtual Reality is all about. And a deeper       understanding of the different types of Virtual Environments.
  • You’ll understand the latest news and be able to carry on a conversation about the industry.
  • You’ll sound cool and be in-the-know!

What is the target audience:

  • Anyone curious about Virtual Reality
  • Anyone who wants a broad overview of the industry
  • Anyone who needs a deeper understanding of the differences between types of VR
  • Developers & Gamers who want to know what else they can do with VR
Who this course is for:
  • Anyone curious about Virtual Reality
  • Anyone who wants a broad overview of the industry
  • Anyone who needs a deeper understanding of the differences between types of VR
  • Gamers who want to know what else they can do with VR
Course content
5 sections • 16 lectures • 31m total length
  • A Short Introduction
    01:46
  • What is Virtual Reality?
    01:32
  • What are people doing in there?
    01:51
  • What's all this Hype about?
    02:45
  • What's at the Heart of it all?
    01:54
  • It's all in the Hardware
    01:42
  • It's all in the Software
    01:01
  • True Virtual Reality
    01:40
  • Augmented Reality
    01:03
  • Holographic & Volumetric
    04:11
  • 360 Video
    02:39
  • Games
    02:19
  • Mixed Realities
    01:47
  • What to Watch For
    01:40
  • What to Watch-Out for
    01:05
  • Recap and Review
    02:23

Instructor
Virtual Reality Producer
Michele Ryan
  • 4.2 Instructor Rating
  • 530 Reviews
  • 7,026 Students
  • 1 Course

My passion is sharing knowledge and inspiring people to explore their curiosities. As a life-long learner, I’ve found that assimilating information is not enough. I also need to break down complex topics and present them to others. Doing so locks that knowledge into my memory and builds a more tacit understanding of the material.

  I create courses in my primary fields of interest:

·         Virtual Reality (Including VR, AR, 360, MR, etc.)

·         VR Filmmaking: Narrative Storytelling in Virtual Environments

·         Screenwriting, especially writing for VR

·         VR Product Management

·         Business Management

·         Technology in Education

·         Various Other Business & Entertainment Topics

 

Born and raised in the United States, I got my undergrad degree in Business. After a great career in the business world, I went back to school in France getting my MBA/MSc in International Business. Then it was off to the United Kingdom where I used Virtual Reality as part of my research while studying for my PhD.

Now back in the USA, working in the Entertainment industry for a studio in Hollywood, California.

  Curiosity is your brain’s way of saying, “Hey you! Go learn something!”