- M.I.T.’s OpenCourseWare is partnering Codecademy, OpenStudy and Peer 2 Peer University to provide a new type of massive open online course, dubbed a "mechanical MOOC."
- The first such mechanical MOOC, titled "A Gentle Introduction to Python," will teach coding using resources from the course's partners.
- The course is slated to begin in mid-October and is currently enrolling students, according to a press release.
From the article:
A group of online-learning ventures is collaborating on a new kind of free class to be offered this fall, known as a mechanical MOOC (for “massive open online course”), that will teach a computer-programming language by patching together existing resources from open-learning sites.
Unlike courses already available online, the new class will not require a traditional instructor, or a large start-up investment. ...