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Getting the most out of this course

Here are our top tips for learning online with The Institute of Coding, Lancaster’s School of Computing and Communications (SCC) and FutureLearn. Be considerate FutureLearn courses attract learners from all …

The reality-virtuality continuum

There are a fair few terms in the immersive media world, and admittedly it can get confusing at times, especially when technology moves fast. There are three main terms used …

Let’s wrap up week one

Congratulations on making it to the end of week one. You have been introduced to the world of virtual, augmented and mixed reality – often referred to collectively as extended …

Immersive media: What can it do?

Different types of media have specific ways of conveying human experience. Take a podcast for example. The intimate nature of the medium can develop a deep connection for the listener. …

The origins of immersive technologies

So how did our modern notion of AR and VR come to be? Like many technological developments today, you can trace today’s AR and VR devices back to the Victorians. …

The origins of immersive experiences

To understand the history of immersive media, we first need to briefly address a crucial question – what is it? Ask most people this question and what pops into their …

Where is XR headed?

Our experts Nonny de la Peña, Graeme Cox and Catherine Allen shed light on where they think AR, VR and mixed reality technology is headed. Have your say Having listened …

Experimenting with virtual spaces

Virtual reality pioneer and CEO of Emblematic Group Nonny de la Peña, talks about their web-based virtual reality platform REACH. Emblematic has made it possible for anyone to start building …

The ethics of using XR

In this video, our experts Nonny de la Peña and Graeme Cox talk about the ethical decisions and considerations involved when creating XR experiences. Nonny talks about considering the audience …

Using VR for therapy

In this video, we profile Emteq, a UK based health tech company that are working to improve the lives of those with facial palsy using virtual reality. Combining sensors and …

When XR goes wrong

As we’ve explored in previous steps, immersive experiences can be powerful; and the influence a VR maker can have on their audience is substantial. It’s not just about the immediate …

Different kinds of extended reality

Catherine Allen is Co-founder and CEO of Limina Immersive, a UK company that specialises in immersive media and bringing extended reality experiences to wider audiences. In this video, Catherine introduces …

The power of immersive journalism

Pioneer of virtual reality and immersive journalism, Nonny de la Peña, CEO and Founder of Emblematic Group, talks about her career and the ground-breaking work she has achieved in immersive …