I’ve been looking at OU courses this morning, most notably B44, the BSc Hons in Computing and Design.
I’m not even going to start talking about how the course materials require Windows. That’s an entirely different debate.
I’m wondering whether I, with 12 years of industry experience, all of it in computing (and with 3 years of teaching IT part time) really need to do the Level 1 course which will teach me how to:
- keep in touch with your tutor and your fellow students
- find resources on the world wide web
- gain experience of generic software tools (such as spreadsheets)
- use online and computer-based learning materials
- work collaboratively with other students in your local tutor-group.
I’ve asked the question. It seems to leap from that to the level two course ‘Object-oriented programming with Java’ which assumes:
- knowledge of, and facility with, basic programming concepts such as sequence, selection, iteration and data types
- a general familiarity with the basic components and working of a computer
- study skills appropriate to Level 2 study.
Seems like quite a leap (and yeah, I’m sure I fulfill those requirements too).