Project Call Summary
DMDII seeks to invest in the creation of online courses to stand up the DM&D-101 Specialization through a massive open online course (MOOC) platform.
DMDII is pleased to offer the DM&D-101 Specialization through Coursera. Coursera, a MOOC platform, has popularized and implemented best practices with academic and industry partners for successful online course development. A specialization is an offering through the Coursera platform for learners to master a subject area through taking a targeted sequence of courses. Coursera partners with top universities and organizations worldwide to offer courses online for anyone to take for free. Additional information on Coursera can be found at www.coursera.org.
Developing on-line courses through a MOOC process will afford DMDII the opportunity to connect across the labor market by customizing material and providing access to educational training material. This will also provide the opportunity to open up the courses to interested parties from the public at large.
“The Employer Potential of MOOCs,” a study funded by the Gates Foundation and conducted by Duke University and RTI International, revealed manufacturers would like to use MOOCs for the education and training of their workforce. The Economist recently noted “digitally-delivered courses, which teach students via the web or tablet apps, have big advantages. With low startup costs and powerful economies of scale, online courses dramatically lower the price of learning and widen access to it, by removing the need for students to be taught at set times or places.”
The target audiences for the DM&D-101 Specialization are design and manufacturing engineers along with operations managers, primarily working at small medium sized manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) throughout the country that are looking to move into the digital manufacturing realm. These courses are also intended to educate future workers on digital manufacturing that include but not limited to high school, community college and university students that are interested in exploring a career in digital manufacturing or design.
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Request for Proposal
For a more detailed description of this project, including technical requirements, download and read the Request for Proposal (RFP).
With the exception of the due date for Proposals, all dates provided below are estimates and are subject to change.
December 10, 2015
Request for White Papers
January 14, 2016
Project Call Workshop
February 15, 2016
White Papers Due
March 7, 2016
Cost Proposal Solicitations Released
March 29, 2016
Cost Proposals Due
June 22, 2016
Government Approval of Projects
July 12, 2016
Project Kickoff Meetings
Proposal and Cost Proposal Submissions
To be considered for evaluation and award, Proposals and Cost Proposals must follow the development requirements listed in the PPK. This Proposal Preparation Kit (PPK) contains background material, guidance for the preparation of Proposals and Cost Proposals to DMDII, and other required forms and instructions.
Cost Proposal Instructional Video
Please view our Cost Proposal Instructional Video which walks organizations through the cost format template. This allows organizations to familiarize themselves with the tool and to learn how to accurately prepare and submit a cost proposal.
Proposal and Cost Proposal submissions should be made electronically to DMDII@uilabs.org
Please include the Project Call designation (e.g., “DMDII-15-<xx> – <Project Call Title> - <Offeror Name> - <WP/CP>”) in the subject line of the email.
In the rare circumstance in which an Offeror is prohibited from submitting Proposals or Cost Proposals via email, the Offeror may contact DMDII at DMDII@uilabs.org to coordinate an alternate submission method. This contact shall be made with sufficient advance notice to allow for ontime submission.