» here on Team MOOC, we are pretty into our caffeine
Travis: coffee, home brewed; out of his personal (tall) thermos
Kelly: tea, double-brewed, often iced, any kind; rarely seen without
Maggie: coffee, institute brewed; fond of leaving half-drunk cups in Kelly’s office
» so when the MOOC launched, of course we celebrated with some commemorative mugs
» people were surprisingly into the mugs
» we’d only ordered enough mugs for our “we made the MOOC” team, so we didn’t have any to give away … especially not to a global audience
Besides, our students weren’t MOOC makers, they were MOOC takers. Didn’t they deserve their own mugs?
» so we decided to find a way
The Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University is a bioethics think tank and research center—not a mug production facility.
Our original mugs were a print-on-demand order from Zazzle.com, whose labor and environmental practices meet our pretty high standards as an ethics institute. Luckily, Zazzle allows individuals or institutions to list their custom products for purchase by others—so MOOC students can purchase the very same mugs we do, right from the source.
» now the mugs are available to anyone in the world who wants to purchase them
The mugs are available in the original XL size (15 oz), and a smaller size (11 oz) for the less caffeine-ambitious. Zazzle is a US-based company, but can ship nearly anywhere in the world: view a complete list of international shipping destinations.
» but we didn’t stop with just mugs
We made available a few other items that have a special meaning or history for the KIE and our MOOC team.
So, if you’re interested—check it out!
read on for frequently-asked questions…