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Have you ever experienced that your printer got stuck at a piece of paper? What if that happened every time you print? This course explains the importance of technical norms to which engineers abide to, so your printer works more smoothly. Imagine that there were no standards. That is not easy, even if you try. The reason is that a lot of standards are very common to us and are with us for ages. But there are also new standards, new technical agreements, that are created rapidly every day. Did you ever ask yourself how under the hood of your mobile phone, messages are sent other phones? Society would not be like it is today, if there were no technical agreements on how things are working. This course explains how these technical specifications help you and society in general....
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Suggested: 70 hours, 7 weeks 10 uur/week

Approx. 16 hours to complete
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Subtitles: English
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100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
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Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Clock

Suggested: 70 hours, 7 weeks 10 uur/week

Approx. 16 hours to complete
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English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
Clock
1 minute to complete

Introduction

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Reading
1 video (Total 1 min)
Video1 video

2

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

History

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Reading
5 videos (Total 38 min), 3 quizzes
Video5 videos
Time6m
Telegraph alphabets9m
Fire hoses3m
Paper Sizes and Weights11m
Quiz3 practice exercises
History in Standardisation6m
Paper Sizes and Weights6m
History quiz16m

3

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Fundamentals

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Reading
3 videos (Total 27 min), 3 quizzes
Video3 videos
EU Policy6m
Industry Expectations6m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Fundamentals I6m
Fundamentals II6m
Fundamentals quiz16m

4

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Standards Development Organisations

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Reading
3 videos (Total 42 min), 3 quizzes
Video3 videos
Participation/Membership15m
Decision making & voting17m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Participation/Membership6m
Decision making & voting6m
Standards development organisations quiz16m

Instructor

Jan Smits

Professor, Legal Master
Innovation Engineering and Information Systems

About EIT Digital

EIT Digital is a pan-European education and research-based open innovation organization founded on excellence. Its mission is to foster digital technology innovation and entrepreneurial talent for economic growth and quality of life. By linking education, research and business, EIT Digital empowers digital top talents for the future. EIT Digital provides online "blended" Innovation and Entrepreneurship education to raise quality, increase diversity and availability of the top-level content provided by 20 reputable universities of technology around Europe. The universities all together deliver a unique blend of the best of technical excellence and entrepreneurial skills and mindset to digital engineers and entrepreneurs at all stages of their careers. The academic partners support Coursera’s bold vision to enable anyone, anywhere, to transform their lives by accessing the world’s best learning experience. This means that EIT Digital gradually shares parts of its entrepreneurial and academic education programmes to demonstrate its excellence and make it accessible to a much wider audience. EIT Digital’s online education portfolio can be used as part of blended education settings, in both Master and Doctorate programmes, and for professionals as a way to update their knowledge. EIT Digital offers an online programme in 'Internet of Things through Embedded Systems'. Achieving all certificates of the online courses and the specialization provides an opportunity to enroll in the on campus program and get a double degree. These are the courses in the online programme: ...

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • Standardisation makes products and society as a whole, work. It is making technology accessible, scalable, and affordable. It makes it all work.

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