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

John Tierney jtis4stx at hotmail.com
Tue Oct 16 14:43:20 EDT 2012

Hello All,
This is the email I received on Friday Oct. 12th:

    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 

The first assignment is simple but important:
 first, you should introduce yourself, your interests, and your 
on your personal Profile, your journal (located on your 
profile), and in the course Forums. This will help your classmates 
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

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 
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 
course, and a short personal statement for any other key information
 about yourself. This will help you and your teammates find the 
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 
appropriatediscussion forum.


Paul Kim

From: cbigenho at hotmail.com
To: zachary.clifton at colorado.edu; support-gang at laptop.org; iaep at lists.sugarlabs.org; olpc-socal at laptop.org
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 11:15:00 -0700
Subject: [IAEP] Has Anyone Heard from the Stanford Venture Lab Course

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?
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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