University Technical College (UTC) Leeds is a new type of school in the United Kingdom for 14 to 18 year olds. Using Fusion 360 software, UTC Leeds has created a global classroom where students can work alongside industry professionals virtually, via Fusion 360 software’s collaborative features. Students are set challenging briefs designed specially to encourage virtual collaboration within Fusion 360 software. Pedagogically, students practice an iterative design process using 3D printing for its true value, before feeding back into Fusion 360 software’s collaborative environment. This class demonstrates real case studies and presents the pedagogical approach for teaching high-quality digital skills to students. The class creates a foundation for how Fusion 360 software and 3D printing can unite to create a world-class curriculum. Students opting to study at a UTC aspire to work within the engineering sector. The United Kingdom has a shortfall of engineers, with an estimated 1.2 million needed by 2020. This session features Fusion 360.
- Discover how Fusion 360 can create a global classroom where students and industry experts work together
- Discover how Fusion 360 and 3D printing can unite to create a world-class curriculum
- Discover how pedagogy can enhance the learning experience for students when using Fusion 360
- Discuss how we can prepare students for the new industrial revolution and the future of making things
After completing a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Nottingham and a master’s degree in Sheffield, Steven Parkinson became a teacher of design and technology and engineering. He has worked across the United Kingdom in many different institutions, ranging from secondary education to university. Working alongside Autodesk, Inc., for the last 5 years has enabled him to lead national projects, including the implementation of Autodesk products across all United Kingdom’s secondary schools. Parkinson is very much a believer in The New Industrial Revolution, which will see the Future of Making of Making Things evolve. This will involve the increased demand on digital tools to power more robotics, electronics, programming, and 3D printing, with the creation of many new high-skilled engineering jobs.
To assist in Matthew Bell's presentation of how to inspire and engage students in the use of Autodesk products through competitions such as WorldSkills and how the ex-competitors then become perfect Student Experts