Hello everyone, here are some news:
The mooc session started on November 19 with more than 6500 registered.
https://www.fun-mooc.fr/courses/course- ... ion01/info
The first week we learned to model with a CSG approach (in a body).
This week we will discuss sketches and the simple functions of adding and removing material (pad and pocket).
The mooc lasts 4 weeks!
So there are currently potentially 6500 people learning 3D modeling with FreeCAD
Each week participants use the MOOC workbench to follow a step-by-step guided tutorial with the "FreeCAD Player".
Then they must model an object according to a given plan and functions seen in the course. The "FreeCAD Grader" is used to check that the constraints and dimensions are respected. They must manually return a hash (given by the tool) of the result to obtain a score that counts towards the validation of the mooc.
With potentially 6500 beta testers, I had bug reports.
I removed, as a matter of urgency, the translation functions in the code to satisfy all the configurations encountered.
This may cause problems on non-Latin platforms. At the end of the session I will make the workshop translatable again...
I think the concept is interesting but there are points to review and improve. I'll come back at the end of the mooc.
That said, it seems to be going well. At the end of the mooc I would look back at the number of participants who followed the mooc to the end and how many have raised their Grader's scores.