Category Archives: Seq17Jun13

Week 8 – Tell us what you think #mooc #mmooc #seq17jun13

Seq17Jun13: Mailed 16 August 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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Week 8 – The final countdown #mooc #mmooc #seq17jun13

Seq17Jun13: Mailed 12 August 2013. Mighty MOOCers, 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.  The final assignment: Codecademy: Units 12 … Continue reading

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Week 7 – Pay it forward #mooc #mmooc #seq17jun13

Seq17Jun13: Mailed 8 August 2013. 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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Mech MOOC participation rolling into week 7 #mooc #mmooc #seq17jun13

You may find yourself wondering just how much participation is persisting in the the current iteration of the Mechanical MOOC Gentle Introduction to Python Course.  I know we do.  Here’s a chart with some answers: As can be seen above, … Continue reading

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Week 7 – Less reading, more coding #mooc #mmooc #seq17jun13

Seq17Jun13: Mailed 5 August 103. 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 – P2PU tip jar #mooc #mmooc #seq17jun13

Seq17Jun13: Mailed 1 August 2013. Mechanical MOOCers, You may be wondering what it costs us to run the Mechanical MOOC course–after all, we’re helping hundreds of people to learn Python programming. The answer is not much, which is why we … Continue reading

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Week 6 – Let the projects begin #mooc #mmooc #seq17jun13

Seq17Jun13: Mailed 29 July 2013. Mechanical MOOCers, On to week 6. Here we begin a shift in the course materials from a focus on reading and exercises to project work. Now we’re gettin’ (more) real. Here are your materials and tasks: Materials: Text: … Continue reading

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Week 5 – A little Python humor #mooc #mmooc #seq17jun13

Seq17Jun13: Mailed 26 July 2013. Mighty MOOCsters, While you are working through this week’s assignments, we wanted to be sure you didn’t miss the Python community humor page.  It’s filled with humor only the initiated could appreciate–lucky for you, you’re initiated! … Continue reading

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Week 5 – Halfway home! #mooc #mmooc #seq17jun13

Seq17Jun13: Mailed 22 July 2013. Mechanical MOOCers, Welcome back!  We resume with week 5.  You’re now midway through the adventure.  Hopefully you’ve had a good week of catching up, relaxing or working ahead. Here are your materials and assignments for this … Continue reading

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Break week – Take it easy #mooc #mmooc #seq17jun13

Seq17Jun13: Mailed 15 July 2013. Mechanical MOOCians, We are hoping you’ve enjoyed the course so far, and we know you’ve been working hard.  We know from previous offerings of the course also, that some of you may be running a bit … Continue reading

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