Monthly Archives: January 2013

What’s your (Mechanical MOOC) story? #mooc #mmooc #seq7jan13

Seq7Jan13: Mailed 31 January 2013. Mechanical MOOCers, As you know, we’re trying a whole new approach to providing massive open online courses with the Mechanical MOOC. We’d love to know how you think it’s going so far. Please consider taking … Continue reading

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Week 4 – Almost half way! #mooc #mmooc #seq7jan13

Seq7Jan13: Mailed 28 January 2013. Members of Mechanical MOOC nation, Welcome to week 4–you’ll be halfway done at the end of this week. Here are your materials and assignments: Materials: Text: Chapter 7 & 8 from How to Think Like a … Continue reading

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Week 8 plus 1 #seq26nov13 #mooc #mmooc

Seq26Nov12: Mailed 28 January 2013. Mechanical MOOCers, We’re wondering if you miss receiving your weekly e-mail as much as we miss sending it.  So we’re sending another.  We hope those of you who had some work left are happily moving … Continue reading

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What to do if you can’t keep pace #mooc #mmooc #seq7Jan13

Seq7Jan13: Mailed 25 January 2013. MOOCsters, We know that many of our learners may be struggling to keep pace due to the ordinary challenges we all face–work responsibilities, family obligations, health issues–and that every so often extraordinary circumstances arise such … Continue reading

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Tell us what you think #seq26nov13 #mooc #mmooc

Seq26Nov12: Mailed 25 January 2013. Mechanical MOOCians, We’ve distributed our last assignment e-mail, and we hope that wherever you are in the course progression, you are enjoying the journey.  Don’t worry that the course assignments are all out, we’re in … Continue reading

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Python – Week 8 #mooc #mmooc #seq26nov12

Seq26Nov12: Mailed 21 January 2013. This is it.  The final week’s assignments.  We hope that you’ve learned some Python, made some friends and enjoyed this experiment in a new model for learning.  We’ll be asking you later in the week … Continue reading

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Python – Week 3 #mooc #mmooc #seq7jan13

Seq7Jan13: Mailed 21 January 2013. Mechanical MOOCers, Welcome to week 3. Your mission this week is as follows:Materials: Text: Chapter 3, appendix A, and sections 6.5-6.9 from How to Think Like a Computer Scientist. Video : Lecture 4 and Recitation 2 … Continue reading

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Week 7 – Pay it forward #mooc #mmooc #seq26nov12

Seq26Nov12: Mailed 17 January 13. Mechanical MOOCers, It’s week 7, and you are officially Mechanical MOOC veterans at this point. We hope you are learning a lot about Python, and we know we are learning a lot about learning.  Thanks … Continue reading

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Week 2 – The help you need, when you need it #mooc #mmooc #seq7jan13

Seq7Jan13: Mailed 17 January 13. Mechanical MOOCsters, It’s the second week of class, and you’ve probably got Python questions.  Fortunately, there are tons of people waiting to provide answers.  If you haven’t already registered for the OpenStudy 6.189 group (http://bit.ly/TH8N4s), … Continue reading

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Week 7 – Less reading, more coding #mooc #mmooc #seq26nov12

Seq25Nov12: Sent 14 January 13. MechMOOCsters, Week 7–less reading and watching, more coding. This week we will finish up the readings, videos and Codecademy exercises, and begin to focus intensively on projects that will put what we’ve learned to practice … Continue reading

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