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Unpacking the Internet of Things (IoT)

PTC IoT Series, Microcourse #1
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7,432 students enrolled
Last updated 1/2017
  • 36 mins on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

This is the first course in the PTC IoT Series. It focuses on unpacking the Internet of Things by describing the fundamental changes that are taking place at a product level; namely how things are becoming smart and connected.

The course is designed to be completed within 3-4 hours. We include academic research, business case studies, and incorporate eLearning best practices in order to provide you with an engaging and worthwhile learning experience.

If you want to familiarize yourself with the Internet of Things industry and understand how this industry is impacting technology innovation and business strategy, this course is for you.

Who is the target audience?
  • This IoT course is designed for people who want to get a sense of how product innovation is changing in the Internet of Things industry
  • This course is especially pertinent for people associated with business, leadership, design, product development, manufacturing, and computer science
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What Will I Learn?
Understand why companies across the globe are investing big in IoT
Identify essential components and capabilities of IoT products
Access leading industry research and resources
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Course overview of the PTC course Unpacking the Internet of Things.

Course Overview

List of course materials for the first course in the PTC Iot Series.

Course Materials

A video use case on the application of the Internet of Things in the medical field.

IoT example: Smart Homes

An introduction to the Internet of Things covering the internet of people, internet of things and the merging of these two internet communities by Jordan Cox and Alyssa Walker.

What is the Internet of Things?

An excerpt from Jim Hepplemann, PTC's CEO, on the transformative value of the Internet of Things.

Why Are Businesses Investing in the Internet of Things?

A lecture by Ayora Berry on the three essential components of a smart, connected product.

What is a Smart Connected Product?

An excerpt from Jim Hepplemann's, PTC"s CEO, keynote speech on the four core capabilities of a smart, connected product: monitor, control, optimize, and automate.

What are the Capabilities of Smart Connected Products?

Detailed descriptions on course 1 project. Create an Internet of Things vignette in powerpoint or document.

Project Directions

Submit project on PTC's Community.

Submit project

Check your knowledge
10 questions

Certificate of Completion

Additional learning resources on the Internet of Things.

Next Steps
About the Instructor
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Instructor at PTC

My work focuses on merging research, design and business in education settings. A good chunk of my experience has been working with K-12 and college students as a teacher, researcher, trainer, and designer. Recently my work has expanded to include product development and education for industry with a big focus on the Internet of Things.

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Instructor at PTC Inc.

As an instructional designer and educator, I’ve worked in education and product development for the past 9 years and am excited to bring the two worlds together to empower student and teacher innovation. My current work focuses on designing and developing both classroom and online learning experiences to help learners of all ages be more informed, active participants in the world of IoT.

4.2 Average rating
2,406 Reviews
10,381 Students
3 Courses
Instructor at PTC Inc.

I have spent the last 30 years working in industry and academe as a mechanical engineer and professor. I specialize in product development, engineering design & analysis. But my passion is teaching. Having taught in the university setting for 25 years I now create educational programs and instructional experiences for industry and education.

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