Category Archives: Open University

Study broadens the mind, qualifications stifle imagination.

Exam time again!

I did the TM353 and TM354 exams this week. The former was a nightmare memory test of trivia and the latter a lot clearer. TM353 is typical of a number of exams I have sat with the Open University – … Continue reading

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Progress

Well I haven’t posted in ages but I’m down to a single TMA and two exams before I start the computing and IT project (TM470). I’ve got what I think is a sound idea that builds on TT284, M362, TM353 … Continue reading

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Developing concurrent distributed systems (M362)

I’ve just started this Open University module. From the module description’s computing requirements: If you have an Apple Mac or Linux computer – please note that you can only use it for this course by running Windows on it using … Continue reading

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Developing concurrent distributed systems (M362)

Module materials for Developing concurrent distributed systems (M362) just arrived and I’m a little daunted. I completed the now discontinued Object-oriented programming with Java (M255) in 2008 so I think it would be wise to read over the module notes – thankfully … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Web Technologies (TT284)

TT284 Web Technologies is a level two Open University module now in its second year of presentation and compulsory on the solutions development pathway of BSc (Hons) Computing and IT (B62). From the module description: This course will give you an … Continue reading

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ICT Forums

I’ve studied six computing modules at the Open University, participating in their forums and even moderating one (TU100). I feel that there is a tendency to criticise computing modules that I haven’t noticed on mathematics modules. Unfortunately students are often not … Continue reading

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Results…

MS221 was a grade 4 pass. From the breakdown of the MS221 exam, it looks like most were in the same boat, with 79% scoring under 54%. I’m happy with the result (it’s free choice on my degree path) but … Continue reading

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Great Space Race!

From Dropbox’s site: Earn free Dropbox space for everyone at your school! Sign up (or sign in if you’re already on Dropbox) to get an extra 3 GB for two years, plus the space your school earns! The Open University … Continue reading

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Time

I completed the MS221 exam yesterday, the last level two module (hopefully) on my degree, if I was to sum it up in one word it would be “time”. The paper was split in two – the first worth 72% … Continue reading

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MS221 Exam

Exam starts in a few hours. Not very confident to be honest, I think my algebraic manipulation will let me down.

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