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Open Uni Study Diary #1: Fresher's Week

Ahhh, the first week of university is looming!

It’s currently Sunday afternoon – I’m scrolling through the Facebook group and eating popcorn under a blanket. (New drinking game: take a shot every time I mention being under a blanket in my posts!) … 648 more words

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UPOU Graduate Admission Test (GAT) in Master of Information Systems

There is NO admission examination for the MIS program. The graduate programs who require an exam are the

  1. Master of Public Management (MPM)
  2. PhD in Education program…
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How do we engage citizens in smart cities? Views from Holyrood’s smart cities event

On 14th September, Holyrood held a smart cities event at Strathclyde University’s Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC).

The smart cities agenda is becoming increasingly important as cities face significant challenges, including climate change, traffic congestion, and ageing populations. 939 more words


2 weeks in........

And all is going pretty well so far (apart from the odd partial seizure here and there which then totally blanks my memory from anything that I have learnt that day). 387 more words

Accessible theme

I’ve changed my WordPress theme to Twenty Fifteen, since this is one of a small list of themes described as accessibility-ready.  I recently performed some WebAIM accessibility software simulation exercises as part of my OU course.  44 more words



So here I am at the beginning of another university year, let me give you a brief background….. So I started a degree in Modern Languages with the Open University in September 2012. 774 more words

What I'm Learning This Week: Forensic Psychology

The Open University’s free course on Forensic Psychology

Since October 2015 I have been an active learner on an excellent site called Future Learn. The site offers regular self-paced courses or ‘MOOCs’ for free with the option to purchase certificates at a reasonable price. 648 more words