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:
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 University, MIT OpenCourseWare, OpenStudy, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.