This course will demonstrate how 3D printers work, show what people make with them, and examine the 3D printing ecosystem. It will also explore the future of 3D printing and discuss how this technology will revolutionize our world. The course materials include informative video lectures, on-location interviews with a variety of 3D printing experts, and engaging hands-on exercises. Learners who complete this introductory course will have a solid understanding of 3D printing and its revolutionary potential, and will be able to print and customize 3D designs.
This course was listed in the top 50 MOOC's of all time by Class-Central (https://www.class-central.com/report/top-moocs/)
Course Orientation In this section, you will become familiar with the course, your classmates, and our learning environment.
Module 1: What Is 3D Printing? In this module, you will learn what 3D Printing is, how 3D Printers work, and the types of objects you can make using this technology.
Module 2: Why Is It Revolutionary? In this module, you will learn what is special about 3D Printing and how this technology will change the business world and revolutionize our economy.
Course Conclusion This brief module contains a course summary, and provides you with the opportunity to share your thoughts about your experience in this course.
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
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How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.
This has been a terrific introduction to 3D printing. I knew some of the applications, such as home and building construction and aerospace applications but the course opened my eyes to so many more applications.
I am an author of books that expose teens and young adults to the nature of work in the future, and I am eager to share both online learning as well the ideas of 3D printing.
The next course in the series is a few days away, and I'll be there.
I took this course to find out more about 3D printing of which I new just that you can make 3D objects from your virtual designs. This was a real eye opener and taster into the potential of this new technology. A sound intro into an exciting and limitless industry!
This course is accessible to most people and it's a good introduction to 3D printing. I've enjoyed it and have found it very useful and interesting, and it's also a good place to start if you're looking for some inspiration to start a project of your own using 3D printing.
Great class, teacher showed us www.selfcad.com as a good program to continue after the course is up with is free for students. Overall, great intro into 3D Printing and well worth the time to take it for anyone who wants to get started in 3d design.
If you want to keep up with the flow of the world into new technologies this course can assist you with tools to understand, apply new knowledge and continue being in communication with global advancement
This is a great intro course to 3D printing. Even if you're already somewhat familiar with the 3D printing process, the class introduces you to many 3D printing applications you may not have heard of. And if you're completely new to the topic, it covers the basics.
I am very glad I took this course. I feel like I am much more prepared to start a 3D printing business because I learned about the vast number of resources available to help throughout the process.