Yesterday had one of my life’s sweetest moments – my final Open University module result came in. I passed M359 relational databases and completed all 360 credits for my BSc (Hons) in Computing and Systems Practice. I have been awarded a 2:2, which I am immensely proud of. This has been a long time coming.…… Continue reading By ‘eck, I got a degree after all
Hello 2013, you snuck up on me a bit there. 2012 has been a bit of a busy year and has ended rather earlier than I thought. Still, here we are in a brand new year.I had loads going on in 2012, although my (irregular, rare) readers wouldn’t know it due to the paucity of…… Continue reading New Year, New Me?
This place has been a bit of a blogging wasteland for the last few months. I’ve been a little busy with real life, and once my last OU module finished I just couldn’t be bothered spending much time updating my blog. So, what have I been doing with all this free time? Well, I have…… Continue reading Blimey. It’s been a while
I submitted TMA05 on Sunday (only 9 days late) and I’m now behind on the coursework that leads up to TMA06. This is not a particularly great situation, considering the amount of readings and activities to get through, but at least the course materials are interesting. I neglected to write much about my learning activities…… Continue reading T214: Activity 5.2
This activity requires me to “reflect on how a range of ‘thinking traps’ may influence how you engage with complex situations” by writing down what I think about: “the causes of emerging environmental crises such as climate change, and what you believe could resolve these problems” I’m not sure they could have picked a more…… Continue reading T214: Block 2, Activity 1a – Climate Change
This case study involves looking at the effect that Napster had on the music industry. It seems ancient history now – it’s only ten years ago, but that’s a millennium in Internet terms – but the repercussions from Napster’s appearance are still relevant today. At least, that’s what I hope I will find from my…… Continue reading T214: Case Study 3 – peer-to-peer networking and the music industry
Education is a funny thing. I did OK at school without really pressing myself too hard. I was lazy but still managed to scrape through my O- and A-levels. I suspect that if I was to redo all these exams now that I’d be able to apply myself so much better and get much-improved marks.…… Continue reading I was never this good at school
Now that my job is secure (for now!) my thought have returned to my earlier desire to gain a degree in an engineering discipline. I don’t especially need this to take the next steps in my career but it’ll help to focus my mind on learning new things and it certainly won’t harm my chances…… Continue reading Learning new things