Monthly Archives: February 2013

Who really cares about MOOC completion?

(Cross-posted from the OpenFiction [ Blog ].) This is a really interesting graphic on MOOC completion, showing rates ranging from 20% to 2%.  The data points the researcher (Katy Jordan at OU UK) pulls out are: How big is the … Continue reading

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Week 7 – Less reading, more coding #mooc #mmooc #seq7jan13

Seq7Jan13: Sent 25 February 2013. 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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Week 6 – Let the projects begin #mooc #mmooc #seq7jan13

Seq7Jan13: Mailed 20 February 2013. Mechanical MOOCers, On to to week 6–a few days late.  Sorry to have missed the Monday distribution.  Here we begin a shift in the course materials from a focus on reading and exercises to project work. Now we’re … Continue reading

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Week 5 – Halfway home! #mooc #mmooc #seq7jan13

Seq7Jan13: Mailed 4 February 2013. Mechanical MOOCers, Welcome to week 5–you’re midway through the adventure.  If you are getting a little behind or feeling a little overwhelmed, despair not.  We’ve planned to take a little break next week so everyone can … Continue reading

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