Tag Archives: TM470

What a weight off my shoulders!

  I haven’t posted in a long time. I’ve been busy with the final part of my Open University studies – TM470 (The Computing and IT Project). But I submitted it in the early hours of this morning! My project … Continue reading

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Final push

TM470 Tutor Marked Assessment results are out. With 73, 75 and 81% there is weighting to consider – 5% for the first and 10% for the others. That gives a total score of 19.25%. The pass mark is 40%, with … Continue reading

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Where to start

Like many students I imagine, I’d no idea where to start with my final project. Having read the preparatory material I had some idea of what was expected but didn’t understand how to write a proposal. The book How to … Continue reading

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Tutor allocation

The university allocated my tutor this weekend. Seems quite real now – going to be busy for the next six months!

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Student deregistration

An oversubscribed TM470 has seen the Open University de-register students. It seems the University was unable to recruit enough tutors. I was fortunate to secure a place but can only imagine the frustration of those who didn’t. I would make … Continue reading

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Secure Android Development, project preparation, a cold and a new year

It’s been a mixed start to the new year. Watching what I eat for the rest of January, damn you Christmas. Back at work after three weeks off, achieved nothing and left by eleven. My ego got the better of … Continue reading

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Feedback

I got an email from the TM470 Chair this evening: I would like to remind you that in order for us to allocate you a tutor you need to complete the Project Registration Form, a link to which can be found … Continue reading

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Install Android Studio on Ubuntu

Android Studio is a great development environment and is available on Ubuntu. I’m using Ubuntu Mate 16.10 “Yakkety Yak”.   First install a Java Development Kit (JDK). OpenJDK is pre-installed or you can use Oracle Java 8 (there is a … Continue reading

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Looking at previous titles

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 … Continue reading

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TM470

After a false start when The Open University opened the TM470 module site, we got back on track on Wednesday. Although the module doesn’t start until February, I need to decide a project to assign a tutor.   I read … Continue reading

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