A tip on MOOCing mechanically

Seq15Oct12: Mailed October 4, 2012.

Members of MOOC nation,

Here’s a way to optimize your mechanical MOOCing experience:

Create your own personal learning environment using a dedicated browser.

You can keep all the Mechanical MOOC resources organized and handy by using the bookmark bar in a browser. Pick one you don’t normally use (Firefox if you usually use Chrome, for example) and put the following links in the bookmark bar:

Here’s an example of what you should end up with:

Browser with multiple tabs, each open to a resource for the course, and bookmarks for the course sites in the bookmarks bar.

DIY learning environment

Instant learning environment! You can open the various sites in different tabs and move between them easily. Pretty cool, huh?

Hopefully this will help make the Mechanical MOOC experience more fun and successful for you. Remember though, we are all still learning how to do this, so if you discover tips and tricks that will help your fellow MOOCers, be sure to share.

MOOC with confidence!

— The Mechanical MOOC

The Mechanical MOOC’s A Gentle Introduction to Python is a collaboration between Peer 2 Peer UniversityMIT OpenCourseWareOpenStudy, and Codecademy. For this course, Peer 2 Peer University has developed an email scheduler that coordinates student activity across the participating sites to facilitate collaborative learning. This email was generated by the scheduler. For more information, please visit http://mechanicalmooc.org. For questions regarding the logistics of the course, please e-mail mooc-e@p2pu.org.


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4 Responses to A tip on MOOCing mechanically

  1. Ian Radcliffe says:

    Firefox will also let you create a folder to put your MOOC bookmarks in. Handy if you have a full bookmark toolbar.

  2. dpshelio says:

    Firefox also allows you to create a new Group of tabs. Ctrl+Shift+E will show you all the tabs you have open and you can create different groups in a visually manner.

  3. I recommend session buddy for Chrome.

  4. I have created a google site in a jiffy that lets me track urls, documents, resources etc and has an integrated calendar to track my activity. almost a VLE

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