Educational Technology

June 24, 2015

Smart clothes exposed in new online course

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

by Tim Dodd, AFR

The Australian Institute of Innovative Materials is one of four research centres at the University of Wollongong to join British massive open online course (MOOC) provider FutureLearn to showcase their work in courses which are intended to be popular as well as explain the underlying science. In the case of the bionic bra, which automatically offers more support in response to breast movement, the course will explain the materials science behind the “smart yarn” that tightens when stressed and the principles behind other wearable technologies. FutureLearn announced on Thursday that four research institutes at the University of Wollongong, and two at Queensland University of Technology, will join the MOOC provider and offer free online courses starting in 2016 as part of a new plan to offer membership to research centres.

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