One of the pieces of The VR Pie, is immersive education……
With an acceptance rate of 6%, Harvard University is one of toughest universities to get into.
But now with the magic of internet and virtual reality, you can pretend to be a student in Harvard’s largest on-campus class.
This is CS50
CS50 is Harvard University’s “introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming.” CS50x is the same class offered on edX. It is edX’s largest class with over 1 million enrollments. It is also one of Class Central’s Top 50 MOOCs of All TIme. You can read our in-depth review of CS50x here.
The course is taught every fall by David Malan, and it sometimes features guest lectures from tech luminaries like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and the previous CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer. Currently this class is also being taught in parallel at Yale.
Every time the course is taught at Harvard, the lectures are recorded and put online. In previous years they were also streamed live directly from Harvard’s Sanders Theatre.