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edX Launches First Programs with Meta Immersive Studying

edX Launches First Programs with Meta Immersive Studying

World on-line studying platform will present Spark Augmented Actuality (AR) Curriculum for the Subsequent Era of Creators

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — edX, a number one world on-line studying platform from 2U (Nasdaq: TWOU), in the present day introduced the launch of two Spark Augmented Actuality (AR) programs developed in partnership with Meta, out there now on The brand new programs are a part of edX’s partnership with Meta Immersive Studying and help its mission to construct a studying ecosystem for the metaverse and provides professionals broader entry to the instruments and schooling wanted to construct a profession in augmented actuality.

As a distribution associate for Meta’s Spark AR Curriculum, edX will present its group of 44 million learners with a wide range of free-to-audit programs designed to assist learners put together to turn into a Licensed Spark AR Creator. The primary two programs, Getting Began with Spark AR and Creating and Designing with Spark AR, will introduce learners of all talent ranges to augmented actuality expertise and allow them to be taught basic AR design rules and AR creation abilities utilizing Spark AR Studio. Further free-to-audit programs targeted on extra superior Spark AR abilities can be launched later this 12 months.

“The metaverse has huge potential to alter how we expertise and entry schooling, very similar to how numerous applied sciences got here collectively ten years in the past to extend entry to high-quality schooling at scale with MOOCs,” mentioned Anant Agarwal, edX Founder and Chief Open Training Officer at 2U. “This partnership will present studying alternatives that give creators all over the world larger entry to the talents wanted to check and construct high quality and impactful studying experiences inside this thrilling innovation.”

As a part of its partnership with edX, Meta will present a voucher at no cost entry to its Spark AR Certification examination to the primary 200 learners who full the Spark AR for Inexperienced persons program on and obtain a certificates of completion from edX. Learners who full the certification will acquire entry to the Meta Profession Applications Job Board, an unique job platform that connects learners who’re licensed in any Meta Certification with affiliated employers seeking to rent expertise.

“We’re thrilled to work with edX to assist college students put together for careers in augmented actuality,” mentioned Leticia Jauregui, World Head of Meta Immersive Studying. “Programs within the Spark AR curriculum will empower college students to turn into the subsequent era of creators with abilities wanted to construct for the metaverse.”

For extra data on edX’s partnership with Meta, and to enroll within the Spark AR programs, go to

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edX is the schooling motion for stressed learners and a number one world on-line studying platform from 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU). Along with the vast majority of the world’s top-ranked universities and industry-leading corporations, we convey our group of over 44 million learners world-class schooling to help them at each stage of their lives and careers, from free programs to full levels. And we’re not stopping there — we’re relentlessly pursuing our imaginative and prescient of a world the place each learner can entry schooling to unlock their potential, with out the boundaries of price or location. Study extra at

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