Digital skilling platform Simplilearn has partnered with Meta Immersive Learning to provide training in courses using augmented reality (AR). The programme, touted as 'Spark AI', provides an understanding of the skills required to create basic effects using AR tools and technologies.
Through Meta Immersive Learning, Meta Platforms is investing $150 million to help develop the next generation of creators, fund high quality immersive experiences and increase access to learning through technology.
This program is best suited for software of 3D modelling, textures, and other features of Spark AR Studio in order to start or boost their careers, the companies said in a joint statement.
These courses will be launched in India, US, Europe, Middle-East and other key markets, and will help learners get a grasp of the basics of creating interactive and engaging user experiences and effects. Learners will also be able to master the usage developers, digital marketers, animators, AI engineers, individuals with 2-3 years of work, final year students and anyone looking to build a career in AR, it added.
The program will cover the topics on Introduction to AR, The Basics of Creating Effects with Spark AR, Sharing your AR Effect with the world and What’s Next for AR Creators. The course will also provide learners with upskilling opportunities to thrive in the digital economy. The other two programs on AR Fundamentals and AR Pro will be released in November 2022.
“Artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and augmented reality are becoming more pervasive in all aspects of life. As these technologies take over the tasks, qualified professionals are required to create and manage them across industries. In line with the same, we have witnessed a demand amongst freshers and professionals to upskill in their careers with programs in AR/VR,” Krishna Kumar, Founder & CEO, Simplilearn said.
He further said that the company is offering this program in partnership with Meta on our SkillUp platform for free so that learners and AR/VR enthusiasts can gain a deep understanding of the concepts and upskill at no cost.
Simplilearn currently conducts more than 3000 live classes, with an average of 70,000 learners who together spend more than 500,000 hours each month on the platform. Kumar said, “ In line with the partnership, we aim to have more than 1 lac enrolments for this future-focused program by March 2023.”