After I’d cross-posted my last blog entry onto the B07 Facebook group, some one asked me if I was still using the notes I’ve published here to help support a charity. Back in 2010 I asked readers of this blog to think about contributing to the HOPEHIV charity – and we jointly managed to raise around £700.
The justgiving page I created for this purpose is long since closed, but if you’d like to make a donation to HOPEHIV I know that it would be appreciated by them and used well. Their own donation page is here should you wish . . . → Read More: One way of saying thank you
I’ve tidied away my cognitive psychology notes and books this evening, ready for their ritual transfer to the attic on Saturday. One more year down, one more to go on the psychology diploma. The most shocking thing about the exam for me on Monday morning was that of the 5 chapters I’d revised for part II of the exam (attention, perception, recognition, concepts and problem solving), all 5 came up! I was expecting to have a choice of 3 or 4 from the 6 questions, but having 5 to choose from threw me completely for a few minutes at the . . . → Read More: … and breathe
I’m very relieved as I now have a first complete draft of TMA04. Even though the submission date isn’t until 20th July, I have a couple of very busy weeks ahead of me which means that I could do with having it finished properly by the end of tomorrow. Next week I’m off to our US offices in Reston, Virginia; I arrive back on Friday morning at Heathrow (and knowing me, very, very jet lagged); and then have to drive back up to Derby and re-pack for residential school in Bath the following day. So I figure I need to . . . → Read More: DD303 Week 21 – TMA04
Update: 1st November 2010
My justgiving page for HOPEHIV is now closed. If you would still like to donate to them, please do so directly at hopehiv.org
A number of people have suggested to me that I ought to charge a fee for the notes I created and published on this blog for ED209 in 2009 and for those that I’m currently creating as I work my way through DD303.
I don’t – I’ve always regarded what I do with this blog as a form of motivation to keep me going through the courses I’m taking! And it’s the . . . → Read More: If you can, please donate something to HOPEHIV
Last week I was trying (not very hard, admittedly) to remember how I’d done in the examination back on 21st October. I couldn’t (and knew I wouldn’t be able to do so!), so immediately after I’d finished the exam I wrote down how I thought it had gone. Apparently, this was really well on the seen question (Q7), pretty well on gender (Q4) and not so well on executive functioning (Q6). I realised after the exam I’d left out a really good piece of evidence and hadn’t been evaluative enough on the question on executive functioning. But my hand was . . . → Read More: ED209 result
ED209 results are out today – very pleased with mine! More to follow later …
I posted too soon yesterday. Tucked away in the OUSA DD303 conference, neatly placed under a folder called useful stuff is a wealth of mind-maps and notes created since 2005 by previous students! I was particularly taken by a set of mind-maps created by Glynis Freeman, partly because they give some idea of the scope of the course and partly because despite my best efforts, I can’t create mind-maps myself (though I do find other people’s efforts useful).
I’ve downloaded the things that I think may be of use to me already, because of the impending move by the OU . . . → Read More: DD303, Moodle and OUSA