[2021] - 11 Resources to Learn Augmented Reality

last updated on:
January 16, 2021

If you're looking to learn augmented reality and virtual reality development, you've come to the right place. With Facebook partnering with Luxottica (the maker of Ray-Ban) and launching smart glasses in 2021, and Apple inevitably releasing an AR device of their own - the playing field is now ripe for an increase in hiring for AR/VR positions. Hired.com even released a report that showed AR/VR engineers were the fastest growing in-demand position in all of tech, and jobs in augmented reality were trending higher and higher.

Let's dive right in, and check out the 11 best places to learn AR/VR development in 2021.

1) Unity Learn

Unity is a game engine created by Unity Technologies, and it's widely used for creating both 2D and 3D experiences, even outside of traditional gaming. It's commonly used for augmented reality, virtual reality, & other simulations and works with iOS, Android, Windows, & macOS. Their own Unity Learn platform contains over 750 hours of live and on-demand content, for both beginners and experts, and everyone in between.

2) Coursera

This popular course on augmented reality and ARCore has over 2600 ratings and is 4.5/5 stars. It's a 4 week course that introduces you to the basics of AR, and then takes a deeper dive into Google's ARCore.

3) Udemy

Udemy has a number of different courses in augmented reality & virtual reality development. You can how to build apps with unity & vuforia, how to build instagram filters with Facebook's Spark AR, how to build Android specific AR apps, & many more.

4) Spark AR Learn

Facebook's official resource on learning Spark AR is filled to the brim with tutorials & articles. If you're interested in making filters for Instagram, is the absolute best place to learn, full stop.

5) RLab

NYC's RLab is a partnership between New York City and its universities, including New York University, Columbia University, CUNY, and The New School. It hosts immersive bootcamps and they also have online workshops available.

6) resources.AR

We created resources.AR as a collection of augmented reality resources & tools. We've listed everything from online bootcamps, to meetups, to SDKs, to augmented reality hardware.

7) XR Bootcamp

Based in Potsdam, Germany, XR Bootcamp provides with live sessions and 1-on-1 mentoring, as well as advanced master classes. Classes that are available include coding an AR meeting assistant and creating a VR training simulator.

8) Circuit Stream

Learn from industry leading experts on how to develop using Unity, how to develop with HoloLens in mind, and combining Unity with Facebook's Oculus platform.

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