Monthly Archives: September 2012

Getting testy

As you explore the sites we’ll be using for the Mechanical MOOC Gentle Introduction to Python, some of you may notice a few learners already working though the course.  These are among a group of intrepid explorers in our tester … Continue reading

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Codecademy: Cool coding exercises made super easy

Seq15Oct12: Mailed September 28, 2012. Mighty MOOCers, Introducing Codecademy. Learning a coding language can be a little intimidating, especially if you’ve never programmed before. There’s special software to download and learn and you need to understand a bit more about … Continue reading

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A Ghost in the Machine

No machine is perfect, and some less so than others.  We clearly left out links in yesterday’s e-mail.  We’re identifying the location of the crossed wires and prepping to resend the e-mail shortly.  Sorry and stay tuned!

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Better Know a Resource, Installment 1: MIT OpenCourseWare

Seq15Oct12: Mailed September 26, 2012. Good people of the Mechanical MOOC, Introducing MIT OpenCourseWare. For ten years, MIT OpenCourseWare has published MIT’s core academic materials-syllabi, lecture notes, assignments and exams-freely and openly on the web for anyone to learn from. … Continue reading

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Mechanical MOOC kindly asks you to start your engines

Seq15Oct12: Mailed September 24, 2012. Good people of the Mechanical MOOC, Welcome to an experiment in online learning. MOOC knows you’re mighty excited to begin learning Python. We’ll be up and operational shortly. Read on to find out what happens … Continue reading

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Greetings from the Mechanical MOOC

Seq15Oct12: Mailed September 20, 2012. Greetings Mecahnical MOOCsters, Welcome to A Gentle Introduction to Python, the world’s first Mechanical Massive Open Online Course.  At this point we have more that 4,400 intrepid volunteers for this unique experiment in online learning.  This … Continue reading

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