This free course was written by Shailey Minocha. It was first published in August 2021.
Shailey is very grateful to her colleague, Diane Butler, Associate Dean (Academic Excellence), Faculty of STEM, The Open University, UK, who has been her mentor during the design and development of this course. Diane reviewed all the materials at least twice and provided invaluable feedback. Without her involvement and commitment, this course would not have been possible.
Thanks very much to Diane Ford, project manager of, for her unstinted support to this course in innumerable ways.
Enormous gratitude is due to Dale Harry of OpenLearn for his guidance, kind care and patience in the editing and production of this course.
Thanks very much to our OpenLearn colleagues, Sas Amoah, Ana Collins, Catherine Halliwell, James Richards, Luke Yorke and Marcus Young who helped in the production process.
Thanks also to colleagues in the Faculty of STEM at The Open University for their generosity in allowing us to use their projects (as case studies), photographs, and videos in this course, and for reviewing the corresponding course materials.
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