Virtual Reality Tech

Virtual Reality Tech

Separating hype from reality is hard… especially in the fast-growing and evolving space of augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR). Recent advances in technology has allowed AR/VR systems to become extremely sophisticated and realistic. This course introduces students to the technologies that underpin AR/VR systems. Then the course walks through 5 applications of AR/VR and how they will change and impact numerous aspects of our lives and the economy. Students will also learn about and discuss the risks and side effects of these systems, including health, privacy, and ethical implications.

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What You’ll Learn
Associated Careers
  • Definitions of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) and distinguish between the two.
  • Key technologies that have contributed to the development of AR/VR.
  • Key terms related to AR/VR.
  • The pros and cons of AR and VR, including side effects of use and potential legal and ethical implications.
  • The impacts of AR and VR on society, the economy, and jobs.
  • Potential career opportunities within AR and VR.
  • And more…
  • Content Producer
  • Software Engineering
  • UI and UX Designer
  • VR and AR Platform Developer
  • AR/VR Maintenance
  • and many more…


What You’ll Create
Associated 21st-Century Skills
  • Descriptions of the hardware and sensors used in AR/VR.
  • Comparisons between existing companies that make hardware, software, and applications for AR/VR systems.
  • An investigation of the applications of AR and VR in various end-markets, such as gaming and entertainment, education, engineering, healthcare, aerospace, and architecture.
  • Examples of current and historical figures that have contributed to the advancement of AR/VR
  • Predictions of the adoption of AR and VR.
  • And more…
  • Critical thinking
  • Creativity & Communication
  • Problem-solving
  • Perseverance & Self-discipline
  • Attention to detail
  • Design thinking
  • And more…


System/Equipment Requirements
  • A general word processing program (Word, Google Doc, etc.)



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