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It's Not a Great Start

So I faced my fear and signed up for my first pure history module, A200, with the OU. I felt positive and full of energy, eager to get going. 329 more words

Distant Learning

Learning French with the Open University (L120 Unit 1: Session )

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Making a tentative though necessary start.

When taking an online course such as this my interest is two-fold: the content and how the course is constructed and delivered. 274 more words


Pixabay - images for posts and attribution rights

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I clicked on this to find an image of a brain for my last post. Many of the images in Pixabay are from commercial operations such as Shuttershock ; their images have a great big digital watermark across them and a request to pay a large subscription fee. 403 more words


Thank you: The psychology of gratitude and appreciation

My university, The Open University, has recently started a ‘thank you’ campaign (#OU_thanks) where students and alumni have been encouraged  to express their thanks to people who’ve helped them along their journeys of studying at the OU. 2,012 more words

Love & Commitment

The beginning of the rest of your life

Once, when I was at one of my lowest ebbs, I asked myself ‘when was the last time you were really, (genuinely, truly, happy)? “When I was at student, at college.” was my reply. 629 more words

Travels and M364

I can’t believe how long it’s been since I started M364! I’ve been to Japan and the US since then.

It’s been really interesting – and it tied in more with my work than I expected. 290 more words


Tips & tricks: preparing to start a new Open University module

A cool feature about having a blog with wordpress is that you can see exactly what people type into Google to find your site.

This month alone I have disappointed a fellow internet user who was looking for… 593 more words

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