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English
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Learner Career Outcomes

50%

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38%

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Shareable Certificate
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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
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Beginner Level
Approx. 20 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, French

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Course Orientation

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 3 min), 5 readings
5 readings
Syllabus10m
About the Discussion Forums4m
Glossary3m
Updating Your Profile10m
Social Media4m
6 hours to complete

Module 1: 3D Printing – A New Way of Making

6 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 116 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
10 videos
Complexity Is Free6m
3D Printing: A Paradigm Shift12m
A Look into the Past and the Future11m
3D Printing Use Cases11m
A Venture Capitalist's View of the Industry11m
A View from the Trenches7m
Cutting Edge Applications6m
Bioprinting10m
Webinar- 3d Printing with Soft Materials(Bonus)35m
7 readings
Module 1 Overview3m
Module 1 Readings25m
Bonus Webinar Audio- Whats the Hype around 3dPrinting10m
Bonus Webinar-What's all the hype around 3d printing10m
Webinar- 3d Printing Comes of Age10m
Bonus Webinar- MyMini Factory CEO Interview10m
Bonus Webinar- The Maker Movement in Education10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Graded Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Module 2: 3D Printing – On-Demand Manufacturing

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 56 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
A Market of One – 3D Hubs6m
A Market of a Few4m
On Demand and Local – TechShop10m
Learning by Making and Making for Fun at the Fab Lab8m
For Businesses and Entrepreneurs8m
Careers in 3D Printing5m
3D Printing and the Future (or Demise) of Intellectual Property10m
2 readings
Module 2 Overview3m
Module 2 Readings12m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Graded Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Module 3: 3D Printing for Development and Education

5 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 98 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
3D Printing and Subsistence Marketplaces13m
Illinois Marketplace and Maker Literacy Program12m
From Trash to Objects9m
Enabling the Future6m
A Step Up with Bionic Hands4m
3D4D with TechforTrade19m
3D Printing in Education22m
Girls in STEM: MakerGirls5m
3 readings
Module 3 Overview3m
Module 3 Readings4m
Resources for Educators10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Graded Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Module 4: From Ideas to Objects

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 57 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
What is Design Thinking?8m
Understanding User Needs6m
3D Printing and Design Thinking4m
Utensil Grip Personalization11m
MultiPLY8m
City X Project12m
2 readings
Module 4 Overview3m
Module 4 Readings20m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Graded Quiz30m
1 hour to complete

Course Wrap Up

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 9 min), 1 reading
2 videos
Gies Online Programs3m
1 reading
Congratulations!10m

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