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[liberationtech] 3D Printing for Social Good online certificate course (Feb 23 - March 20: Discount for LiberationTech)

Samita Thapa samita at techchange.org
Mon Feb 2 12:28:12 PST 2015


Hi Liberation Tech members,

We thought you may be interested in a brand new online certificate course
on 3D Printing for Social Good
<http://techchange.org/online-courses/3d-printing-social-good/>.

*Get $50 off the course price with coupon code: LIBTEC3DP
<https://course.tc/account/apply/344-1>*

3D printing is primed to change our physical world. Already 3D printers
have been used to print low-cost soft-tissue prosthetics and medical
supplies like customized tracheal valves, umbilical cord clamps, and
splints. Efforts are underway to make it possible to print things like
solar panels, greenhouses, dental implants, and more. In this course, we
will explore what 3D printing has to offer to the global development sector.

Check out the details on the online course below and please feel free to
forward this on to anyone or share with forums/mailing lists that might be
interested in this online course.

Sincerely,
Samita

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*Course description:*

3D Printing for Social Good
<http://techchange.org/online-courses/3d-printing-social-good/> online
certificate course will explore case studies across a range of sectors from
disaster response to health, to agriculture, and energy. It will attempt to
address questions like: can 3D printing truly provide significant
reductions in supply chain time and costs? How might it be introduced
inclusively into communities so as not to augment the digital divide? How
long before it can effectively benefit the world’s most marginalized
individuals?

The course will provide a basic introduction to the technical fundamentals
of 3D printing and assist you in connecting with local maker spaces and 3D
printing communities in your country. It will also consider various
obstacles to adoption including: supply chain challenges, insufficient
electricity and internet coverage; and legal issues related to intellectual
property. All TechChange online courses provide a unique hands-on learning
environment with animated videos, technology demos, practical activities,
networking events, immersive simulations and more.

*Course dates: *February 23 - March 20, 2015

*Format: *The course is delivered entirely online and requires a minimum
commitment of 5-7 hours per week. The coursework can be done in your own
time but we will feature one or two real-time interactions each week, such
as live discussions and live expert interviews online. These live events
will also be recorded and archived for you to watch later.

Participants can also access all course content for at least 4 months after
course completion so the material can be completed and revisited later.

*Guest Speakers*:

Kate Gage of Global Development Lab at USAID
<http://www.linkedin.com/pub/kate-gage/20/a40/130>
Jon Schull of e-NABLE <http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jon-schull/0/490/295>

Robert Ryan-Silva of Maker Lab at DAI
<http://www.linkedin.com/pub/rob-ryan-silva/3/564/916>

Jeremy Simon of 3D Universe
<http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeremy-simon/9/bb9/462>
Matthew Rogge of Tech for Trade <http://techfortrade.org/team/>
...and more!

*Apply now <https://course.tc/account/apply/344-1>* before February 6 for
early bird discount! Use the discount code "* LIBTEC3DP
<https://course.tc/account/apply/344-1>*" to get *$50 off *the listed
course price before February 20. For more information, please visit the 3D
Printing for Social Good course page
<http://techchange.org/online-courses/3d-printing-social-good/>. For group
discount rates, please contact nancy at techchange.org.

-- 
Samita Thapa
Communications Associate, TechChange
847-770-1687 (cell)
thapa13 (skype)
techchange.org | @techchange
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