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.
Subject Matter Expert
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.
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, offering advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects.
Course and Technical 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.
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.
How We Engage with Students
Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules designed to be interactive and engaging:
- The programme is available to be viewed on smart devices and includes mobile, tablets and personal computers.
- Relevant case studies, articles and recommended reading are part of supplementary resources available.
- Apply and evaluate what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions
- View a range of Introductory course videos by your Subject Matter Expert.
- Scheduled live webinars are included with the Online Academic Tutor.
- Network, collaborate and interact with your fellow participants and Online Academic Tutor via the discussion boards.
Upon successful completion of this online short learning programme, you will be awarded with a Damelin Certificate of Competence.