Seq7Jan13: Mailed December 18, 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 next.
When Do We Start?
The course begins January 7th. Mechanical MOOC kindly asks you to start your engines.
What Should I Do?
Get set up for the class and get to know the participating sites between now and January 7th. The Mechanical MOOC is a new model for online learning, one that works by combining existing web resources rather than creating a whole new learning environment. This gives you the best of what’s out there, but it means you need to take a few minutes to understand the course structure and learn how each site works.
How Do I Do That?
Over the next couple of days, we’ll send you e-mails with preparation instructions or a brief description of each participating site, plus links to key features so you can begin to get to know these resources. You can begin to set up your accounts and profiles as you explore. We’ll send more specifics on how the course will work soon.
– 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. A full archive of emails for this course sequence is available here. For more information, please visit http://mechanicalmooc.org. For questions regarding the logistics of the course, please e-mail email@example.com.