A list of successful project titles from 2013 provides a good idea of expectations. After TM354 it comes as no surprise that specific and measurable are watchwords. There is no shortage of development projects – several using Android. This is where I want to focus. Titles are more specific than my initial ideas – I need to refine.
Developing Concurrent Distributed Systems (M362),
IT Systems Planning for Success (TM353) and
Software Engineering (TM354).
Algorithms Data Structures and Computability (M269) as I enjoyed the subject and
Web Technologies (TT284) as I enjoyed mobile application development and gained a distinction.
So the OU posted the results for it’s June exams a week or so early (I got grade 2 in both TM353 and TM354). It leaves TM470 (The Computing and IT Project) to complete the BSc (Hons) Computing and IT.
Two level three modules in one year is much more achievable than you might worry it is.
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 – it’s as if the exam was an afterthought. In all honesty the module can be more accurately assessed using continuos assessment (which it already has). This sort of exam isn’t testing understanding or further reading – simply the ability to memorize small details. As anyone who knows me knows – my memory is bordering on hilarious.
TM354 was much better in what it was testing but again, asks the question why not rely on continuous assessment? Am I likely to remember OCL syntax this time next year? Of course not but I’ll be able to look it up.
Anyway, hopefully I did OK and I’m just left with the Computing and IT Project (TM470). That starts in January and until then I plan on training BJJ, running, reading and watching a bunch of Netflix!
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 and TM354 so fingers crossed. Its an integrated system developing an Android app, web app and a hardware solution that utilises near field communication (NFC) and is built on a Raspberry Pi B+.
So far my main issue has been getting back on top of Python. I haven’t used it since M269.