[IAEP] [support-gang] Has Anyone Heard from the Stanford Venture Lab Course

Rita Freudenberg rita at isg.cs.uni-magdeburg.de
Tue Oct 16 14:31:33 EDT 2012

Hi everyone,

I got the email last week and there are some links in it. There is also an assignment and you can watch a first lecture. I started by watching the lecture, filling in my profile and did send a message to the forum. I think that is what we are supposed to do.


I'm copying the mail here again:

Hello, and welcome to the Designing a New Learning Environment Course!

The course TAs and I are very excited to learn, imagine, and create together over the next 10 weeks. Well, it’s actually the next 10 and ½ weeks, because the class will officially start on Monday, Oct 15. The first lecture, Learning Technology Design and Sustainability, is an introduction that will take you to schools around the world and share some of my goals for this course.

The first assignment is simple but important: first, you should introduce yourself, your interests, and your experience on your personal Profile, your journal (located on your profile), and in the course Forums. This will help your classmates get to know you. Then, find friends who have similar interests as well as some different skills than yours. These could be useful for forming teams and completing the final project. To facilitate this, please login at

http://venture-lab.org/users/sign_in and visit the class page at


where you should fill out your personal profile by clicking on your name on the menu and choosing profile or going to


If you are taking other classes on Venture Lab at the same time, some of your personal information will be shared among all classes. However, different classes will be asking for extra information. So please fill out your profile in each class separately. Feel free to browse the site, add a post in your personal journal or answer Pamela's question about the class on the forum at: 

I am asking you questions about your education and professional experience, language, how much time you intend to spend on the course, and a short personal statement for any other key information about yourself. This will help you and your teammates find the right people for help and collaboration during class and for the team project—each of us has been involved in some way with education and learning environments, which means that each of us has something valuable to contribute to this course. Share it!

Feel free to invite others to join the class. You can join the course as an individual or with a team of people you already know. You will be able to set up teams during the second week of the course, and the recommended team size is 4-7 people.

You will get an email next week announcing the official launch of the course. Throughout the course, to get each other’s attention in a hurry, for pressing questions, or to give another student recognition, ‘vote up’ important questions and comments in the appropriate discussion forum.

Paul Kim

Am 16.10.2012 um 20:15 schrieb Caryl Bigenho:

> Thanks Zachary,
> I'll just send this on to the mailing lists and see if anyone has heard. I checked the class page and registration is closed. There is no way to contact them as far as I can see. Do you have the originating address for the one email you did receive?
> Caryl
> Hey Foks! Has anyone who signed up for the Stanford Venture Lab Education MOOC heard from them? The class was supposed to start yesterday.
> > From: Zachary.Clifton at Colorado.EDU
> > Subject: Re: Stanford Venture Lab Course
> > To: cbigenho at hotmail.com
> > Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 11:14:28 -0600
> > 
> > I don't. That was the only email I received. I believe the 
> > class started yesterday, but I believe I am out of the loop as 
> > well. As far as I now, there might not even be a class 
> > anymore. 
> > 
> > Zachary Clifton
> > 
> > 
> > ---- Original message ----
> > >Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 09:52:51 -0700
> > >From: Caryl Bigenho <cbigenho at hotmail.com> 
> > >Subject: Stanford Venture Lab Course 
> > >To: Zachary Clifton <zachary.clifton at colorado.edu>
> > >
> > > Hello Zachary,
> > > I am still not getting emails from the Stanford
> > > Venture Lab. Thanks for sending the one note you
> > > sent earlier. Have there been others? I can't find
> > > an email address to contact them to see if somehow I
> > > got left out. Do you have a link to the discussion
> > > forum mentioned in the message you forwarded?
> > > Caryl
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Rita Freudenberg
rita at isg.cs.uni-magdeburg.de

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