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The return of le Mooc Mécanique #MMOOC

Super excited to announce the launch of a new and improved version of the Mechanical MOOC’s A Gentle Introduction to Python, put together by a new team at Peer2Peer University.  Uses many of the same approaches as MechMOOC Classic–same great taste with less … Continue reading

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Second Offering of Python Mechanical MOOC Course to Begin November 26th #mmooc

Innovative model combining open education resources drew 6,000 registrants for first offering CAMBRIDGE, MA, November 8th, 2012 — In August of this year, a group of leading open education projects announced the launch of a massive open online class (MOOC) that … Continue reading

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Our thoughts today #mmooc #sandy

Our thoughts today are with our friends at Codecademy–which is based in New York City–and everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy.  We hope that all of you and your loved ones are safe and that the recovery goes quickly.

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What comes around goes around #mmooc

As of today, we have 5,950 registrants for the first round of the Python course, and we are midway through the first week of the initial offering.  With hundred of new learners registering each day, we run the risk of … Continue reading

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What can you do with Python? #mmooc @davidgifford

@davidgifford recommends the following: Rosalind The usual process of learning bioinformatics requires the solution of computational problems of varying difficulty that are extracted from real challenges of molecular biology. In an attempt to make the experience of learning bioinformatics as effective and … Continue reading

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Where in the world?

We’ve just surpassed 5,000 subscribers to the Mechanical MOOC e-mail list, a tremendous group of learners for this first offering.  You may be wondering “Where in the world are all these people coming from?”  Fortunately, the Mechanical MOOC can tell … Continue reading

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Getting testy

As you explore the sites we’ll be using for the Mechanical MOOC Gentle Introduction to Python, some of you may notice a few learners already working though the course.  These are among a group of intrepid explorers in our tester … Continue reading

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