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M255 Open University

M255: done

Yesterday I spent three highly-stressed hours in a room full of strangers taking an exam. This was the final exam for my M255 Object-oriented programming with Java module through the Open University and I found it quite a test. The few days prior to the exam have seen me more

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Open University T214

T214: Block 2, Multiple Intelligences

The OU course notes have opened up a whole other can of worms about different kinds of intelligence. There has been some research by Gardner that revealed eight different types of intelligence. These are: Linguistic intelligence. The ability to use a coherent narrative to communicate and organise thoughts. Logical–mathematical intelligence.

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Open University T214

T214: Block 2, Thinking Traps

This block introduces the term “thinking traps” – an all-encompassing description of the ways that our brains fail us when trying to understand complex systems. There are a number of different thinking traps: short attention spans (I’m really guilty of this) oversimplification (most science stories in the news) groupthink –

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Open University T214

T214: Block 2, Introduction

An lo, block 2 of my Systems Practise course loomed, and I was not ready. I’m a week behind here and having to do some serious catching up. However, a new block brings a new subject matter and I can’t be hanging about. I seriously hope to create more notes

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Open University T214

T214: Understanding Systems

I’ve been working on a BSc through the Open University for about three years now and finally arrived at one of the main modules; T214: Understanding Systems: making sense of complexity. This module is designed to be one of those “life altering” courses that frees your mind from incessant reductionism

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Links for March 17th

Minister won’t confirm belief in evolution Canada’s science minister, the man at the centre of the controversy over federal funding cuts to researchers, won’t say if he believes in evolution. “I’m not going to answer that question. I am a Christian, and I don’t think anybody asking a question about

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