Monthly Archives: November 2012

A few tips on MOOCing mechanically #mmooc #mooc #seq26nov12

Seq26Nov12: Mailed November 27, 2012. Brave Mechanical MOOCers, A mechanical MOOC is unlike other online courses, or MOOCs, you may have taken in that we don’t have a central platform that you log into to access all of you course … Continue reading

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Week 6 – Let the projects begin #mmooc #mooc #seq15oct12

Seq15Oct12: Mailed November 26, 2012. Mechanical MOOCers, Welcome back. We hope the week off was a good one. On to to week 6–here we begin a shift in the course materials. One last reading, then all exercises and project work … Continue reading

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Welcome to your group #mmooc #mooc #seq26nov12

Seq26Nov12: Mailed November 26, 2012. MechMOOCsters, You are receiving this e-mail because when you registered for the course, you expressed a preference for studying in a group.  So group you we shall.  The Mechanical MOOC has assigned you to a … Continue reading

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Week 1 – We begin #mmooc #mooc #seq26nov12

Seq26Nov12: Mailed November 26, 2012. Mechanical MOOCsters, The start of the Mechanical MOOC A Gentle Introduction to Python is here! We begin our journey with a reading, a video, and some exercises from Codecademy before tackling the first homework assignment. … Continue reading

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Making sure you are ready to go #mmooc #seq26nov12 #mooc

Seq26Nov12: Mailed November 20, 2012. Mechanical MOOCers, People get ready–the course is comin’. In addition to the items in yesterday’s mail, please consider the followings steps: Watch Monty Python and the Holy Grail.If you’ve never watched it, you probably should … Continue reading

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A week to go #mmooc #seq26nov12

Seq26Nov12: Mailed November 19, 2012. Mechanical MOOCsters, We are now a week away from the start of the class, which begins November 26th. If you requested assignment to a group of learners, you’ll receive an e-mail this week with the … Continue reading

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Take a break (or not) #mmooc #seq15oct12

Seq15Oct12: Mailed November 19, 2012. Members of Mechanical MOOC nation, The community consensus seems to be for a break at this point, so we’ll be delaying the week 6 e-mail until the 26th. Turns out there is an Indian holiday … Continue reading

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Need a break? #mmooc #seq15oct12

Seq15Oct12: Mailed November 15, 2012. Mechanical MOOCsters, We’re coming up on week six of the course, and the MechMOOC crew has been debating what to do about the US Thanksgiving holiday week. For the learners in the states, most will … Continue reading

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P2PU: MOOCsters unite! #mmooc #seq26nov12

Seq26Nov12: Mailed November 15, 2012. Mechanical MOOCees, Introducing Peer 2 Peer University. P2PU is as hip as online learning gets…we’re a grassroots organization that runs experiments on the future of learning. P2PU will be driving the “Mechanical” aspect of the Mechanical … Continue reading

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In the words of our Mechanical MOOCers #mmooc

A few quotes from the feedback we’ve been collecting this week: “I found [this] MOOC on an article I was reading some time ago. And from the first moment I knew I had to be a part of it, it … Continue reading

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