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  • 1.  New learning opportunities

    Posted 05-15-2019 15:09
    Hi Everyone,

    I recently had a discussion with someone who was taking a MOOC (Massive open online course) to build up their skills. It made me think back to an essay I did in university about different technologies that could be used in the future for Chemical Engineering education like tele-assisted learning (such as MOOCs), Artificial intelligence, Virtual reality or augmented reality.

    I was wondering if anyone here has had any experience with learning about Chemical engineering through one of these relatively new technologies and if there are any online resources or courses they would recommend for new and interesting ways to learn important Chemical engineering skills?

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    Scott Clarke AMIChemE
    Graduate Chemical Engineer
    Forsyth Group
    United Kingdom
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  • 2.  RE: New learning opportunities

    SENIOR MEMBER
    Posted 05-16-2019 01:48
    Hi, Scott.  To me, augmented reality/virtual reality seems like an inevitable step in the evolution of process flow diagrams and instrument data.  I can see how it would be a great safety training aid -- you could simulate process upsets and put trainees in the "holodeck."

    The presentation at next week's Virtual Local Section meeting is about the use of augmented reality/virtual reality in plants.  It's going to be given by Livia Wiley, a chemical engineer who is the Industry Marketing Director of Oil & Gas/Chemicals at AVEVA. This meeting is free, anyone can attend, and it will be held three times roughly 8 hours apart so that people all over the world can have a better chance of finding a time that works for them.  Anyone who is interested should check out the details:  https://www.aiche.org/community/sites/local-sections/virtual-local-section/events/virtualaugmented-reality-plant

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    -Kirsten (Virtual Local Section Chair)

    Kirsten Rosselot
    Process Profiles
    Calabasas, CA United States
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  • 3.  RE: New learning opportunities

    Posted 05-16-2019 04:10

    Honestly for our field there are no in-depth resources. The closest you will get to a real graduate course are oddly enough from the Indian NPTEL MOOCs. Coursera et. al. are very superficial and the MIT opencourseware is a nightmare to navigate.






  • 4.  RE: New learning opportunities

    SENIOR MEMBER
    Posted 05-17-2019 12:51
    Hi, Rhohit -- that is a good lead.  It might be true that there is no other good source of chemical engineering MOOCs.  A lot of times, though, we need to educate ourselves on new developments that affect policy or economics or both or on advances in programming languages or data storage so that we can be more effective in our jobs.  There are a lot of options for further education related to job development for chemical engineers that are online.  I've taken a couple of classes through EdX and plan to take more (I'm s - l - o - w - l - y getting a micromasters in data science from University of Adelaide through EdX).

    The quality of instruction has been good to excellent and they were rigorous.  EdX isn't the only resource, they're just the only one I've used so far.  I recommend anyone who has come across something they'd like to (or need to) know more about to take a look at these options.  They range from cheap to free and a lot of them are self-paced.

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    -Kirsten (Virtual Local Section Chair)

    Kirsten Rosselot
    Process Profiles
    Calabasas, CA United States
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  • 5.  RE: New learning opportunities

    SENIOR MEMBER
    Posted 07-16-2019 05:03
    Hi Scott,

    You can go through www.edx.org , I have done couple of courses there. You can choose any course as per your choice.

    Other Sites courseera.org


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    Saravanan S
    Chief Research Manager
    Indian Oil Corporation Limited
    FARIDABAD
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  • 6.  RE: New learning opportunities

    SENIOR MEMBER
    Posted 07-16-2019 05:13
    Further if you want to learn about the basics of patent filing etc, You can visit WIPO e learning site

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    Saravanan S
    Chief Research Manager
    Indian Oil Corporation Limited
    FARIDABAD
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