Tag: open university

  • 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. […]

  • New Year, New Me?

    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 […]

  • Blimey. It’s been a while

    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 […]

  • T214: Activity 5.2

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • Learning new things

    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 […]