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David McDade Post 1

18 May 2020, 15:42 Edited by Nigel Gibson on 19 May 2020, 09:54

Section 4, Activity 2.2

JigsawThis thread is for section 4, activity 2.2

Following on from activity 2.1, map out what you could offer our students.

Do you notice any other posts highlighting what you see as being an important part of their contribution?

Do any of the highlighted skills or experience fit well with other modules you have looked at?

These are examples of the types of posts we might expect to see:

"I have a background in software engineering from both my degree, postgraduate study and industrial experience, so TM354 Software Engineering is a module that I am naturally drawn to. This would allow to me to offer experience of learning and practice to students." 

"They particularly value my discussions around how techniques like Agile are actually applied as opposed how we teach them. This also encourages students who are working in the area to share their experiences which are often complementary, but offer everyone a broader understanding."

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Shane Ogilvie Post 2 (summarised) in reply to 1

4 Jun 2020, 13:33
As a freelance engineer, I have been exposed to many differing projects and...
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Sian Armstrong-Hollins Post 58 (summarised) in reply to 2

18 May 2021, 21:10
I thought I'd reply to this post as it aligns quite well with my thoughts. My...
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David Sherlock Post 3 (summarised) in reply to 1

8 Jun 2020, 13:28
I have a BSc in Computing Technologies, an MSc in I.T systems development. I...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 4 (summarised) in reply to 3

8 Jun 2020, 14:01
Hi David, Yes, you can study one module, whilst tutoring another module, and...
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Pauline Hewgill Post 17 (summarised) in reply to 4

13 Jun 2020, 20:05
Thanks for confirming that Jenny. I too would be interested in studying some...
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Tamara Lopez Post 5 (summarised) in reply to 1

9 Jun 2020, 21:14
I research software development in practice, and as such, examine the people...
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Lucy Gillett Post 6 (summarised) in reply to 1

11 Jun 2020, 16:18
I was introduced to this course by an OU tutor in our STEM club, I had shown...
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Anna Pietrzak Post 33 (summarised) in reply to 6

24 Jun 2020, 12:48
Lucy, be more confident, be a tutor is long life learning experience.
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Lucy Gillett Post 7 (summarised) in reply to 1

11 Jun 2020, 16:31
This comment is really to highlight what I think is important from the other...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 8 (summarised) in reply to 7

11 Jun 2020, 16:47
Hi Lucy, I started as an OU tutor 2 years ago and I was very concerned about...
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Lucy Gillett Post 9 (summarised) in reply to 8

11 Jun 2020, 21:06
Hi Jenny, Firstly, thank you! I had not considered what brought me here in...
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Michael Liedl Post 36 (summarised) in reply to 9

29 Jun 2020, 09:51
Hi Lucy, Having set up a Study Group for a Coursera course on Machine...
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Tamara Lopez Post 19 (summarised) in reply to 7

14 Jun 2020, 20:33
Hi Lucy, Please don't worry, I'm sure that you have a lot of transferable...
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Lucy Gillett Post 20 (summarised) in reply to 19

14 Jun 2020, 22:00
Thank you Tamara, and you are very welcome :-D It has been scary, very much...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 22 (summarised) in reply to 20

15 Jun 2020, 13:26
Hi Lucy, I was scared, anxious, about to drop out .. but saw it through.. and...
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Lucy Gillett Post 26 (summarised) in reply to 22

17 Jun 2020, 21:44
:-) thank you Jenny, you have no idea how much I want to do it straight away...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 27 (summarised) in reply to 26

19 Jun 2020, 00:32
Hi Lucy The 'generic person specification' for a tutor role says that you...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 21 (summarised) in reply to 19

15 Jun 2020, 13:18
Hi Tamara, My ‘techy stuff’ was out of date too, in that my paid work in tech...
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Adrian Hehir Post 10 (summarised) in reply to 1

12 Jun 2020, 11:57
I have a BSc in Mathematics where I took programming and numerical modelling...
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Kate Sim Post 12 (summarised) in reply to 10

13 Jun 2020, 08:51
It sounds as if you could tutor many of the modules we offer. :-)
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Michael Liedl Post 37 (summarised) in reply to 10

29 Jun 2020, 10:03
Hi Adrian, You do cover a lot of bases: Math degree and 20 years of IT...
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Ben Pike Post 11 (summarised) in reply to 1

12 Jun 2020, 15:18
Coming from a technical engineering career with a background in Physics I...
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Kate Sim Post 13 (summarised) in reply to 11

13 Jun 2020, 08:51
That sounds like a sensible plan. :-)
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Colin Jenkins Post 29 (summarised) in reply to 11

23 Jun 2020, 12:27
Hi Ben, I think that is a sensible approach to take. Looking at some of the...
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Marcus Young Post 14 (summarised) in reply to 1

13 Jun 2020, 19:18 Edited by the author on 13 Jun 2020, 19:22
I'm attracted to a range of modules in the BSc Data Science. As a...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 15 (summarised) in reply to 14

13 Jun 2020, 19:27
Hi Marcus, There seem to be plenty of modules that relate to your experience,...
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Marcus Young Post 39 (summarised) in reply to 15

29 Jun 2020, 23:33
I tried for TM351 in the end but got no response, and it's now advertised...
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Chris Thomson Post 40 (summarised) in reply to 39

30 Jun 2020, 07:31
Hi Marcus We have a very short turn around to decide if a new advert is...
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Pauline Hewgill Post 16 (summarised) in reply to 1

13 Jun 2020, 20:03
I have a degree in Computer Science from the 1980s and worked as a programmer...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 18 (summarised) in reply to 16

14 Jun 2020, 18:03
Hi Pauline, Good to see that there are a number of modules that you think you...
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Emmanuel Isibor Post 23 (summarised) in reply to 1

15 Jun 2020, 14:17
I have a PhD in Computer Science. My PhD thesis was in Human Computer...
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Kate Sim Post 24 (summarised) in reply to 23

15 Jun 2020, 15:08
You seem to be planning to do a lot of tutoring. I think taking on a lot of...
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Emmanuel Isibor Post 25 (summarised) in reply to 24

15 Jun 2020, 16:30
Hi Kate, Thanks for your comment. The listed modules are the one that I can...
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Colin Jenkins Post 28 (summarised) in reply to 1

23 Jun 2020, 12:23
As an engineer who moved into IT I have a lot of general knowledge &...
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Nigel Gibson Post 30 (summarised) in reply to 28

23 Jun 2020, 14:45
The second level modules M250 & TT284 and T217 would also be of interest, but...
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Colin Jenkins Post 31 (summarised) in reply to 30

23 Jun 2020, 16:12
Hi Nigel, Thanks for the feedback. Yes, it does make sense, a great analogy...
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Anna Pietrzak Post 32 (summarised) in reply to 1

24 Jun 2020, 12:46
I have a background in web design and networking from both my degree,...
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Raj Seepersad Post 34 (summarised) in reply to 1

27 Jun 2020, 18:38

‘traditional’ role of a face-to-face teacher vs online tutor

 In some ways the...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 35 (summarised) in reply to 34

28 Jun 2020, 11:02
Hi Raj, Some good points and just in case not clear - there is still plenty...
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Michael Liedl Post 38 (summarised) in reply to 1

29 Jun 2020, 10:04
I just finished my OU BSc Mathematics degree, where I have done practically...
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Manoj Nanda Post 45 (summarised) in reply to 38

14 Jul 2020, 00:58
Michael, do you feel actually going through the OU experience yourself as an...
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Toni Walton Post 41 (summarised) in reply to 1

9 Jul 2020, 12:27
I have a BSc degree with the OU in Computing and IT modules, I tutored on a...
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Manoj Nanda Post 46 (summarised) in reply to 41

14 Jul 2020, 01:02
Hi Toni Interesting post and made me go back to my own A Level Project moons...
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Rod Gliven Post 42 (summarised) in reply to 1

12 Jul 2020, 23:41
Coming from industries of Utilities, Education, GOV, MIL & Finance, with a...
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Graham Smith Post 43 (summarised) in reply to 1

14 Jul 2020, 00:18
I work as an engineer where many the last 12 years has been spent in network...
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Kate Sim Post 47 (summarised) in reply to 43

14 Jul 2020, 07:55
Hi Graham, Do remember that the Level 1 courses are often more difficult and...
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Manoj Nanda Post 44 (summarised) in reply to 1

14 Jul 2020, 00:55
I have a BSc in Comp + Info Systems from Manchester University, have worked...
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Kate Sim Post 48 (summarised) in reply to 44

14 Jul 2020, 07:58 Edited by the author on 14 Jul 2020, 07:58
Hi Manoj, Have a look at my reply to Graham just above in this discussion...
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Martin Hillson Post 49 (summarised) in reply to 1

7 Aug 2020, 14:24
As a freelance Software Engineer with professional accreditations in Java and...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 50 (summarised) in reply to 49

7 Aug 2020, 16:31
Hi Martin, So many possibilities. Kate (the other moderator) has posted...
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Martin Hillson Post 51 (summarised) in reply to 50

7 Aug 2020, 20:01
Ah yes, I doubt I'd actually want to tutor more than one until I had some...
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Jenny Bakkali Post 52 (summarised) in reply to 51

9 Aug 2020, 10:57
Also, a post by Nigel Gibson on 23 June explains some differences between the...
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Jonathan Hopkins Post 53 (summarised) in reply to 1

19 Aug 2020, 19:12
My history is this, I have worked for bleeding edge software companies for...
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Bill Tarpy Post 54 (summarised) in reply to 1

27 Aug 2020, 11:54
I changed careers from teacher to programmer after taking an MSc in IT in...
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Silvia Varagnolo Post 55 (summarised) in reply to 1

19 Oct 2020, 21:32
My background is in Physics, so I might fit in the modules about mathematics....
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Dhouha Kbaier Post 56 (summarised) in reply to 1

25 Nov 2020, 14:07
It looks a huge responsibility to me to become a tutor. Tutors seem to play a...
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Kevin Frost Post 57 (summarised) in reply to 1

1 Jan 2021, 14:23
I have a historic background in IT support so there would be a range of...
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Amanda Williams Post 59 (summarised) in reply to 1

11 Jun 2021, 13:13
I have a background in teaching IT/CS, along with an MSc in cyber security,...
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ng264

Nigel Gibson Post 60 (summarised) in reply to 59

11 Jun 2021, 13:55
Hi Amanda, I'm not sure that I understand this line "Coming from teaching 6th...
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Amanda Williams Post 61 (summarised) in reply to 60

11 Jun 2021, 14:26
Hi Nigel, I am currently teaching 6th form students, and although I do hold...
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Fiona Baxter Post 62 (summarised) in reply to 1

22 Jun 2021, 13:06
From recent advertised opportunities, I had picked out 'TM111 Intro to...
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Michael Coggins-Lunt Post 63 (summarised) in reply to 1

29 Jun 2021, 09:37
TM111 TM112 and TM 129 appeal to me and match my experiences. As an OU...
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Elena Sanchez-Heras Post 64 (summarised) in reply to 1

5 Jul 2021, 18:57
Right now I can only offer tutoring confidently in the level 1 modules. I am...
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John Dunning Post 65 (summarised) in reply to 1

8 Jul 2021, 15:03
I have over 35 years experience in computing, starting on mainframes, moving...
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Richard Collins Post 69 (summarised) in reply to 65

14 Aug 2021, 15:33
Sounds like you'll be able to give from your personal background a very sound...
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Suzie Miller Post 66 (summarised) in reply to 1

3 Aug 2021, 14:38
I have a Software engineering degree from the 90's but I haven't done coding...
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Kate Sim Post 67 (summarised) in reply to 66

3 Aug 2021, 14:54
That sounds a good match. :-)
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Richard Collins Post 68 (summarised) in reply to 1

14 Aug 2021, 15:31
I feel I can offer students the most in the more technical and specialists'...
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Bob Moore Post 70 (summarised) in reply to 1

18 Sep 2021, 08:32
WIth a maths degree and 35 years experience in software development and...
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Andrea Davanzo Post 71 (summarised) in reply to 1

2 Oct 2021, 17:24
As software developer (mainly PHP) TT284 and TM129 are the module I could...
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