Attend Harvard’s CS50 classes in VR

Harvard professor David Malan teaching the opening lecture of this fall's CS50 class. (Image courtesy Harvard University.)

Harvard professor David Malan teaching the opening lecture of this fall’s CS50 class. (Image courtesy Harvard University.)

The first lecture of Harvard’s CS50 introductory programming class, can now be viewed as a 360-degree video.

It was filmed using the professional-level Nokia OZO VR camera, which costs around $45,000.

This is the first time that the class is available in a format that can be viewed immersively on a virtual reality headset. Previous lectures have also been posted online, but only as traditional videos.

The class is also available on edX as a free, self-paced program.

In the past, the course has had guest lectures from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and the previous CEO of Microsoft Steve Ballmer.

Watch the video below:

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