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Udacity wants to teach you Virtual Reality

Udacity, one of the most successful online schools of the world started by Google X founder and self-driving car pioneer Sebastian Thrun…

Udacity, one of the most successful online schools of the world started by Google X founder and self-driving car pioneer Sebastian Thrun, is offering a new online training program focused on teaching the new generations towards the next technology frontier, Virtual Reality.

Udacity promises to give online learners with no prior programming experience the skills to create mobile phone and desktop-based virtual reality “experiences” or applications that can be used on HTC Vive, Google Cardboard, Daydream and Oculus Rift.

You’ll master the latest technologies with experts from top companies, and learn the in-demand skills needed to create high-quality VR experiences. Whether your goal is to join an existing VR team or build a company focused on VR, this program, according to Udacity, will equip you with everything you’ll need to make an immediate impact in the field.

The course will take place in a virtual reality environment, allowing instructors to demonstrate concepts in 3D, unlike any other interactive course on Udacity. Students will need to work on a Google Cardboard and a smartphone to complete the VR Nanodegree. Those who have higher-end systems, like an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, can complete the optional “High Immersion VR”.

The course will cost $199 per month. Students who finish the course within one year get an automatic refund of 50% of their tuition as usual. Get more details here.