with Jeffrey Strauss , Karen Bartleson, Jorge L. Contreras, Stephen K. Kwan, Jim Lansford, John D. McDonald, Alexander (Alec) McMillan, Andrew L. Russell, Rudi Schubert, Yatin Trivedi and Phil Wennblom
Products and technologies that influence and transform the way we live, work, and communicate rely on the development of technical standards. Standards also fuel compatibility and interoperability, reduce costs and risk, simplify product development, enable innovation, hasten time-to-market for new products – and can help determine a company’s global competitiveness. Standards play a vital role in helping consumers understand and compare competing products, and give confidence to investors.
This course will enable learners to better contribute to their organization and to advance their careers. By completing this course, learners will understand:
different types of standards
how they impact trade and innovation
how they evolve
why companies participate in standards development
how standards change to meet emerging needs
how to integrate related activities with other organizational functions
how standards apply to product design and planning.
We will also discuss conformity assessment, regulation and intellectual property.
This engineering course offers a practitioner’s view of technical standards and is geared to students and professionals in the fields of engineering, technology, computing, business, economics and law – particularly those working in all facets of product planning, development, and support.
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.