Tag Archives: Open University

I don’t like exams

Two exams this week – MT264 and MS221. I don’t like exams, I’ve done the past papers and read over my notes but I’m still not looking forward to them.

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Windows XP SP3 in Virtual Box

This post is more to jog my memory than anything else but as I mentioned in an earlier post the OU’s MCT department has a Microsoft DreamSpark Academic subscription. Most modules requires some software. There are most always issues with … Continue reading

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Microsoft Dreamspark

I got an invite from the Open University’s MCT department to try DreamSpark: DreamSpark is a Microsoft Program that supports technical education by providing access to Microsoft software for learning, teaching and research purposes. DreamSpark is simple: it’s all about giving … Continue reading

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Back

I’m just back from overseas, the Internet access was not good hence the lack of updates. With two exams in October (MT264 and MS221) I’ve got some serious revision to get on with too, so updates will continue to be sparse.

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TU100 11J café read only

As the students await their EMA results, for me and Nicky TU100 finishes as the Café goes read only. Moderating has been an interesting experience. Thanks to all those who took part – there have been some great discussions. All … Continue reading

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Small steps

Back in October I started to develop some serious shin pain and began the Army’s rehabilitation process. A better process than people give credit for – put in effort, take it seriously and it has results. It just takes time. Today … Continue reading

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Invisible posts and the same complaints

I’m sure my posts on TT284-12B are invisible. Someone asks a question, I post an answer then three others post the same answer shortly before the asker thanks them. Sounds petty, I know, but I’m genuinely wondering if my posts are … Continue reading

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Tomighty

If you’re a fan of the Pomodoro technique – there’s a fantastic little timer applet for the notification area called Tomighty.

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Resolution

Another year draws to a close and I thought I might post some resolutions – perhaps making them public will help me meet them. The Happiness Project suggests that its a good idea to realise the difference between resolutions and goals.

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TMA results for Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone, whatever your faith (you get the sentiment)! MS221’s first TMA was returned yesterday. My tutor has a sense of humour – she gave me an extension, acknowledged receipt and within a day emailed me to tell me … Continue reading

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