By Phil Cotton
Today, I am pleased to share learnbylayers have published their first online course. We recently published the ‘coding for kids‘ curriculum aimed at bridging the gap between CODE and 3D printing and now we have added an online self-guided course based on this curriculum. We have taken the lesson content and adjusted it to make video lectures of the curriculum and created an online course for home learning.
So how does it work?
Each lesson has been broken down into mini video lectures and tutorials and I teach the content to you. This is done by talking through the teaching powerpoints from the coding curriculum, like a real ‘in-person lesson’ however not in a school, but in your home.
Included in the lessons are coding demonstrations and coding challenges to test you on the lesson content, with printable challenge sheets to assist you in the coding tutorials. At the end of the course there is an end of course assessment and also a certificate of completion.
Why enroll in an online course?
Online courses are a fantastic way to learn new topics. With areas like CODE and 3D printing, it is essential that learning content is covered in small bite-size chunks that you can revisit at your own pace.
Self-learning is also a great way to upskill your knowledge and keep up to date with the latest developments keeping your skills sharp. With this new course you can have the benefits of the classroom in the comfort of your home.
Learning at home benefits.
Home learning has great benefits. Firstly, it’s cheap as online courses are an affordable way to learn new skills. Secondly, you can revisit the content time and time again and practice the skills until you have mastered it.
When attending lectures in person it’s impossible to playback the content. You often have to learn at the speed of the teacher or others in the group. This doesn’t give a personalized learning experience. With video tuition you can easily playback the content when you decide.
With this online course, you have 6 months to complete the lessons so plenty of time to master coding and 3D printing. There are 6 lessons and an assessment. The lessons are made up of 30 video tutorials with printable worksheets to support your learning. The lessons use TinkerCAD code blocks that is free and browser-based and CURA for slicing files before 3D printing.
Learning code to create 3D models for 3D printing is one of the most exciting developments I have seen in the past decade and I know you will enjoy this course.
It is designed for;
- Parents or teachers who want to give their children the best skills and most fun in class or at home
- Kids and beginners who want to learn to code and learn 3D printing
- Anyone new to programming or 3D printing who doesn’t know where to start
To learn more about this course visit the online courses page.
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