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3D Printing for STEM Educators


About This Course

Incorporating 3D printing technology into higher education classrooms can revolutionize the way students learn and engage with complex concepts. This technology allows for hands-on and visual learning, encourages creativity and problem-solving skills, and enhances the overall learning experience. Despite these benefits, many teachers are hesitant to use 3D printing due to a lack of training, resources, and time. To address this issue, microMOOCs have been developed to equip teachers with the knowledge and tools needed to integrate 3D printing into their classrooms.

The goal of microMOOCs is to provide engaging and interactive lessons that offer teachers the necessary training and support to confidently use 3D printing technology in their classrooms. By emphasizing the benefits of this technology, providing access to equipment, and offering pre-made lesson plans and resources, microMOOCs help remove barriers to adoption and inspire teachers to experiment with 3D printing.

Overall, microMOOCs are helping to revolutionize how higher education teachers approach teaching and learning by showing that 3D printing is not as difficult or time-consuming as it may seem and by emphasizing its value as a total TPACK activity. Join us on this exciting journey to discover the possibilities of 3D printing for STEM education!

Upon successful completion of the entire course, the participants will receive the appropriate certificate.


No special requrements.

Course Staff


Dr Črtomir Podlipnik

Assist Prof. for Physical Chemistry at FCCT, University of Ljubljana.


Dr Krištof Kranjc

Assist Prof for Organic Chemistry at FCCT, University of Ljubljana.


Sebastian Pleško

MSc Student at FCCT, University of Ljubljana.


Prof Sanjiv Prashar

Prof of Chemistry, Juan Carlos University, Madrid, Spain


Assoc Prof Noelia Faginas Lago

Assoc Prof at University of Perugia, Italy

Basic information

Course basic - Info
Commitment2 weeks, from 3 to 4 hours
How to pass
  • Participate actively in discussion and workshop.
  • Pass a graded assignment.


  • Introduction
  • 3D printing in STEM education
  • From idea to 3D printed model
  • Fedback and Credits

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion of this course on MicroMOOCs, learners will be able to:
  • Understand the basics of 3D printing technology, including the hardware and software required to create 3D printed objects, and the benefits of using this technology in STEM education.
  • Develop lesson plans and projects that incorporate 3D printing technology, including the use of pre-made models and resources and the creation of custom designs to enhance student engagement and learning outcomes.
  • Utilize 3D printing technology to foster creativity and problem-solving skills in students, including the ability to design and create prototypes, test and refine designs, and collaborate with peers to solve complex problems using this technology.