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Emerging Technology

Emerging Technology

COID 333 | Online, In-Person | 2nd 7 Weeks | 3 credits

Welcome to Emerging Technology taught by Britton Hennessy. Gain hands-on experience working with emerging technologies including, but not limited to: virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D printing, internet of things, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and voice assistance. Use these tools to develop creative solutions and learn to apply them to a variety of projects and settings. Students will finish the course with 6 projects and 1 professional portfolio to showcase their hard work.

Course Calendar

1Lesson 1: Intro to Emerging Technology
Get a comprehensive overview of the course and learn about the impacts technology has on society.
Project 1: Tech Review
Create a tech review about a piece of technology that you’re excited about. After researching, you’ll write a blog post, record a podcast, or film a vlog reviewing the technology.
2Lesson 2: Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Learn the basics of machine learning and artificial intelligence while understanding the potential outcomes of the technology.
Project 2: Build Your Own Machine Learning Models
Build a machine learning model by designing concepts around your own images, sounds, and poses. Test out multiple prototypes and reflect on the experience.
3Lesson 3: 3D Printing
Learn about what 3D printing is and how it could change our manufacturing and consumption processes to enable the "4th industrial revolution".
Project 3: Create a 3D Model
Design and create a 3D model using a 3D modeling program. Brainstorm concepts and design your own model with the option to print using a 3D printer. Wrap up the project by reflecting on your experience.
4Lesson 4: Automation
Learn the basic concepts of the Internet of Things (IoT), where the technology currently sits, and the implications of the technology in the future.
Project 4: Build an IoT Automation
Build an automation that connects multiple apps together. Research available apps and put together a workflow that connects everything together. End the project by reflecting on your experience.
5Lesson 5: VR/AR
Learn about where virtual reality's current uses and where it's going in the future.
Project 5: Demo VR/AR
Get the full VR experience by first demoing with a VR headset and then by creating an AR lens. Once complete, you’ll reflect on your experience.
6Lesson 6: Blockchain
Learn about the basics of blockchain technology and its impact on society with use cases such as cryptocurrency, smart contracts, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
Project 6: Create an NFT
Build your personal digital cryptocurrency wallet and connect it a marketplace. Create your own NFT and finish by reflecting on your experience.
7Lesson 7: Portfolio & Wrap Up
Learn tips and tricks for creating an effective and professional portfolio and how to present it, build a network and market yourself to potential employers.
Project 7: Portfolio Design
Want to impress potential employers or provide a case for a promotion? Build a professional portfolio to showcase your new skills.