Journal of Continuing Higher Education, v59 n3 p135-145 2011. 11 pp.
Continuing Education, Extension Education, Curriculum Development, Instructional Design, Methods, Case Studies, and California
Continuing educators need additional strategies for developing new programming that can both reduce the time to market and lower the cost of development. Rapid prototyping, a time-compression technique adapted from the high technology industry, represents one such strategy that merits renewed evaluation. Although in higher education rapid prototyping has been used primarily to design interactive distance learning systems, the University of California Santa Cruz Extension successfully employed this approach to produce an entire, new curriculum at an unprecedented pace. The caliber of and response to the new content, design, and delivery exceeded expectations on a variety of measures. This experience indicates that rapid prototyping can be leveraged to not only produce academic product on short time frames but also to meet institutional quality standards while fulfilling marketplace needs for innovative new educational content. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
Rapid prototyping, Prototypes, Manufacturing processes, Housing development, Crisis management, Systems theory, Humanitarian assistance, Emergency housing, Building repair, and Disaster relief
The article discusses the rapid prototyping that gain new roles in humanitarian causes in Los Angeles, California. It says that rapid prototyping is known as additive manufacturing which is constructing large-scale buildings and housing via rapid prototyping methods. According to Behrokh Khosnevis, a professor of industrial and systems engineering at the University of Southern California, using an additive-manufacturing technique for constructing new buildings could provide emergency housing for victims of disasters and it could also be used for affordable housing for third-world countries. It mentions the project called Rapid Prototyping for Baghdad, or RP4Baghdad project, which aims to help civilian victims where rapid prototyping technologies can make difference between life and death.
DIVERSITY in the workplace, GLOBALIZATION, CHINESE diaspora, ETHNOGRAPHIC analysis, MERITOCRACY, and ETHNICITY
High-technology work fuels a dynamic global exchange from technopoles throughout the world, but especially between East and South Asia and the northern Californian region of Silicon Valley. This migration drives an expanded number of ancestral identities. Professional and activity-based identities flourish as Silicon Valley’s strong narrative of meritocracy loosens the grip of birth ascription on the creation of identities. These achieved identities proliferate as people experiment on their own sense of self. Traditional conceptual tools related to immigration, and even such contemporary approaches as Appadurai’s ethnoscapes, do not adequately illuminate the ethnographic data on Silicon Valley workers, families, and especially youth. The concept of deep diversity, first posed by philosopher Charles Taylor and reified by anthropologist Clifford Geertz, reinterprets the interactions of traditional ethnic identity categories, providing a powerful framework with which to think. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
SILICON Valley (Santa Clara County, Calif.), MANUFACTURING processes, FACTORIES, COMPUTER integrated manufacturing systems, ROBOTICS, and RAPID prototyping
The article looks at high-tech manufacturing taking place in Silicon Valley, California. It notes that traditional assembly-line manufacturing jobs largely have left the area, mentioning factory closings by computer company Apple in 1992 and semiconductor company Intel in 2009. It says that ultramodern factories have been opening in the area, however, characterized by the use of computer-controlled machines or robots and flexible production processes that can be rapidly modified for design changes or new product prototypes. Manufacturing companies discussed include general electronics maker Flextronics, computer storage hardware maker Violin Memory, electric car maker Tesla Motor, and medical device maker Intuitive Surgical.
Reports the marketing of stereolithography rapid-prototyping equipment from 3D Systems Corp. in Valencia, California. Expansion of product marketing; Introduction of a line of epoxy-based RP resins; Materials used in the Accura line.
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