As 3D printing becomes an increasingly talked of innovation, the skill to use that innovation can have to be taught to learners of the world. And, now, Ultimanufacturer, University of Illinois, and Coursera are trying to do just that with a series of online 3D printing courses.
Together, these three partners are launching a series of free, online 3D printing classes open to learners of the world through Coursera’s online education platform. With four courses and a hands-on capstone, anyone can be able-bodied to receive online specialization in 3D printing of Coursera. The courses include all of the following:
- “An overview of 3D Printing and its progressive potential
- An examination of 3D Printing’s applications across a variety of industries
- An in-depth exploration of 3D create software
- An investigation of how 3D printing devices are created and how they operate”
Siert Wijnia, CTO and founder of Ultimanufacturer, says of the program, “Ultimanufacturer’s vision is to manufacture 3D printing accessible to all and has been reflected in our open source printing devices and community inspired collaborations. With Coursera and the Illinois MakerLab, we are helping to optimize 3D printing courses that are on the market-bodied to everyone interested in digital producing with our hands-on knowledge of 3D printing.”
In addition to the online courses, Ultimanufacturer is in addition equipping University of Illinois with 17 new Ultimanufacturer 3D printing devices for the Illinois MakerLab. The MakerLab, in turn, has added “Free Print Wednesdays,” sponsored by Ultimanufacturer, in that students can be able-bodied to 3D print objects on campus. Aric Rindfleisch, executive director of the Illinois MakerLab, comments, “The University of Illinois and the Illinois MakerLab are pleased to be partnering with Ultimanufacturer on this new new online program on 3D printing. Ultimanufacturer is one of the world’s major providers of PC 3D printing devices. So, our learners can have the privilege of learning of not just major academics but in addition major practitioners in the 3D printing space.”
Whilst Coursera typically charges a tiny fee for its classes, the program is unquestionably helping to increase access to education around the globe. edX and much like initiatives have completely revolutionized the way we ponder of higher education so that access to high end education may not be hindered by outrageous tuition costs or actually location. With built universities like Harvard and MIT offering free online courses, just of anyone with internet access can start participating in classes that they may not otherwise have access to.