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 1,800 people, we are also putting you together in smaller teams. From our previous experiences we’ve found the magic number for small groups is 40 Moocsters each.

What should I share with my small group? Good question. Some ideas:

  • Share code projects
  • Get feedback on your project ideas
  • Pass along additional resources you come across
  • Figure out a puzzle or get unstuck

How do I get started with my group? We’ve already grouped you in a team 🙂

  • Simply reply to this email to get started.
  • Go ahead–hit “reply” and introduce yourself!

MOOC on,

– The Mechanical MOOC

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The Mechanical MOOC’s A Gentle Introduction to Python is a collaboration between Peer 2 Peer UniversityMIT OpenCourseWareOpenStudy, 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 For questions regarding the logistics of the course, please e-mail

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