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Do you MOOC? Expanding Access to e (IEEE 1647) Verification Training Globally

Comments(0)Filed under: Functional Verification, IEEE 1647, MOOC, training, Udacity, verification training, online courses

Two of the key factors for successful and productive simulation-based hardware verification are an  efficient verification language and an associated methodology. As the global design and verification eco system is scattered and evolving rapidly, it is hard to keep all engineers trained.

We are looking at MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses, as popularized by organizations like Khan Academy, to address the need for more accessible and globalized training. To determine how MOOCs can be applied to verification training, we are partnering with Udacity, one of the premier players in this field.

MOOCs require a very different approach. Repurposing traditional, in-person training is not sufficient. The challenge is to keep students engaged while keeping the material at a high standard. This is not trivial, as online users can be distracted very easily and the online drop out rate is even higher than in the real world.

Our class on Udacity is called: Functional Hardware Verification: How to verify chips and eliminate bugs. More information on this class can be found here:
http://www.udacity.com/overview/Course/cs348/CourseRev/1

Udacity announced our class and classes from other industrial partners such as Google, Microsoft, AutoDesk, and Wolfram, in their press release today

See the promotional video below.


Get your MOOCs on!

Axel Scherer
Incisive Product Expert Team
Twitter, @axelscherer

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