Monthly Archives: June 2013

Week 2 – The help you need, when you need it #mmooc #mooc #seq17jun13

Seq17Jun13: Mailed 27 June 2013. 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://openstudy.com), … Continue reading

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The Lowdown on Your Cohort #mmooc #mooc #seq17jun13

Seq17Jun13: Mailed 25 June 2013. Good people of the Mechanical MOOC, About 1,800 of you have signed up for the course. That’s a lot of new friends, peer-learners, and mentors. But because it’s confusing to go to a party with … Continue reading

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Week 2 – More fun with Python #mooc #mmooc #seq17jun13

Seq17Jun13: Mailed 24 June 13. Good people of the Mechanical MOOC, We now enter the second week of the Mechanical MOOC. If you’ve not completed the first week, don’t panic! You’re probably not alone and no points are deducted for … Continue reading

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Start of course survey: What we’ve learned

Thanks to the 150 or so Mech MOOCers who have filled out our pre-course survey.  You’re providing information that will really help us understand who is taking (and succeeding in) our course. We’ve learned that in many respects the people … Continue reading

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Update on Comcast issue #mooc #mmooc #seq17jun13

MMOOCers, We believe we now have a workaround that will allow is to mail to those of you using Comcast.  We are working on a permanent fix as well.  Let us know if you are not receiving the e-mails as … Continue reading

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Comcast is not a fan of the Mechanical MOOC #mooc #mmooc #seq17jun13

Intrepid MechMOOCers, We’ve discovered that Comcast has deemed the Mechanical MOOC to be spam, so if you receive your e-mail through them, be warned that you may not be getting our mailings.  A clear sign that spam filters are a … Continue reading

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Week 1 – Wise words, and a quick survey #mooc #mmooc #seq17jun13

Seq17Jun13: Mailed 20 June 13. Hey Mechanical MOOCers, We hope you’re enjoying week one of the course. Two things as you work your way though the initial tasks: Thing one. We can guarantee that learning Python will be equal parts … Continue reading

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How many Mech MOOCers? #mooc #mmooc #seq17jun13

So one persistent issue with MOOCs is figuring out how many active learners you have in the pool of those who have signed up.  At the get go of the fourth sequence of the Mechanical MOOC, we have 1,787 registered … Continue reading

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Week 1 – We begin #mooc #mmooc #seq17june13

Seq17Jun13: Mailed 17 June 2013. 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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Legalese #mmooc #mooc #seq17jun13

Seq17Jun13: Mailed 13 June 13. Mechanical MOOCsketeers, Our goal is to help thousands learn to code Python, but also to better understand how large group online learning works, so we’ll be looking at questions like how peers in this community … Continue reading

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