Hello 3D Printing Learners!
It has been 2 months since the first course in the 3D Printing Specialization — the 3D Printing Revolution — launched, and we couldn’t be happier with the engagement and growth we’ve seen. One month ago, 3D Printing Revolution was at 1,300 learners. One month later and we already have over 7,000 course visitors, over 3,000 active learners, and around 400 course completers! Congratulations to those who have already completed the course and good luck to those who are still in progress.
#1 Ranked Course in the Engineering Track
According to Class Central, the 3D Printing Revolution is ranked the Top Course in the Engineering Track! We’d like to extend a big congratulations to Professor Aric for his hard work and for all of the learners who made this possible. After taking the first course, many of you have expressed your enthusiasm to join in the 3D Printing Revolution and dive even deeper into learning about 3D Printing technologies. We are excited to hear how many of you have already begun generating ideas and look forward to seeing these ideas fabricate into tangible objects by the end of the specialization.
Looking for ways to get even more involved in 3D Printing? There are several ways you can continue to grow your engagement in the courses, but here are a few to start with.
3D Printing Applications
If you enjoyed Professor Aric’s 3D Printing Revolution course, you should definitely take the next step and enroll in Professor Vishal Sachdev’s new course, 3D Printing Applications.
In the course you will
- Get expert views on the industry
- Meet the players who are revolutionizing the process of designing, making, distributing, and selling products
- Watch how 3D printing is revolutionizing education and the role it plays in underserved communities
- Get an introduction to the design thinking framework
Chat with Industry Leaders
Throughout the courses we will host video chats with professionals working in the 3D printing industry. If you are truly looking to dive deeper into the technology, I highly recommend you add these upcoming chats to your Google Calendar or planner. While watching live, you will be able to tweet your questions (just tag us in your tweet @3DPrintingProfs). If you are not able to make it, you will have the opportunity to watch the recordings inside our course or on our Youtube channel (Make sure to subscribe!).
So here’s what you have to look forward to!
One of TCT Magazine’s Top 20 Most Influential People, Pullin is a well known and respected professional working in the 3D Printing Industry. In our chat with him, Pullin will discuss the hype around 3D Printing.
Another exciting upcoming chat to look forward to will be with Dr. Charles Mire, the Co-founder and CEO of Structur3d Printing. His work includes research into the untapped opportunities of 3D Printing with soft materials, such as in flexible polymer electronics, tissue engineering, and in edible electronics and robots. He will talk about the possibilities in 3D Printing with soft material.
Join the Online Conversation!
Finally, don’t let the learning end at Coursera. Even if you’ve already completed the courses, true learning is continuous. Engage with your classmates on social media. Share interesting articles and questions you have, start a friendly debate, share your course experiences or tips for new learners, or just follow to stay updated with the rapidly changing landscape happening in the 3D Printing field and with the course. If you’re ready to join the conversation, be sure to use the hashtag #ideas2objects!
Share Your #MakerStory
Introduce yourself to your classmates! If you would like to share what inspired you to take the course and become a maker, don’t feel shy to share it with us! Just write up a short blurb with your name, location, occupation, why you want to be a maker, a fun fact about you, and a nice picture of yourself (your #selfiesunday is perfectly acceptable). You can also share your video from the activity in week 1 where you discussed what you would like to 3D Print and why. If you’re camera shy, you can include an image of something to accompany your #makerstory, such as a beautiful picture of where you live, a sketch of something you want to 3D print in the future, or something you’ve already made. Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, and you may be featured as our #makerstory of the week!
We have many more exciting things to come, and we’re so excited to see all of the cool objects you will make by the end of the specialization! So make sure to enroll in our new course 3D Printing Applications and keep an eye out for our upcoming chats with 3D printing professionals. And don’t forget to get on your phone or laptop and start engaging with your peers on social media or share your story with us.