•18 May 2020, 15:42•Edited by Nigel Gibson on 19 May 2020, 09:54
Section 4, Activity 2.2
This 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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I have a background in teaching IT/CS, along with an MSc in cyber security, so I have a good knowledge base. What fascinates me is the breadth of the modules, so of which I'd love to have studied them as a post/undergraduate. I would love to take other modules to build my subject knowledge and then to teach those modules. Coming from teaching 6th form, I think the level 1 most appeal to me, but I think this is an unnecessary lack of confidence in my own ability.
I am currently teaching 6th form students, and although I do hold an MSc and half way through a PhD, my teaching experience is mostly 11 - 19 year olds. I have delivered departmental CPD sessions and trained teachers. Teaching/coaching adults for the OU appears to be very different. I think to start with delivering units such as TM112 would be a better starting point for me. Allowing me to develop my own confidence before applying to become a tutor on any other the other units. The level 1 feels very similar to my current role.
From recent advertised opportunities, I had picked out 'TM111 Intro to Computing & IT 1'. My background is very broad based, having studied a Design degree, followed up with professional qualifications and a career in Web development. I've been recently studying Python and providing training to students and school teachers in Computational Thinking, Algorithms and Scratch programming. I typically cover introductory up to A-Level standard and work with SEND students.
TM111 TM112 and TM 129 appeal to me and match my experiences.
As an OU alumnus and now a qualified teacher in secondary computer science with a PGCE the broadness of these topics appeals to me and as the secondary curriculum is also very broad I feel these module would suit me and potentially start a long term career with OU.
I have over 35 years experience in computing, starting on mainframes, moving through Unix/Linux and onto Cloud technoogies. I feel I could being a lot to the Q62 year 1 modules and any potential Cloud modules that may be added (possibly even in assisting in their development).