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Yimini

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  1. I think the advance warning of an announcement is only to allow any media services to be prepared for it. I hear rumours that it is to do with asteroids having rings.
  2. Hi Bob, Welcome to SGL from another IT person. Is COBOL still being used? I haven't touched it in about 5 years! Tim
  3. I was wondering if anyone had attempted Question 6 of Part B in the assessment yet? Where you need to produce a HR diagram. Mark stated that we could either do this manually and then scan it, or try and produce it electronically. Does anyone have any idea what would be the best tool to use to create it electronically? Tim
  4. If you did the first classroom like myself, you might be interested to know that Mark has posted the transcript from the second class. It includes a few more examples which you might find useful trying for yourself. It certainly helped me.
  5. I'm also finding the university's interface confusing and painful to navigate around :-(
  6. I’ve not found it too bad so far. I did the Coursera “Introduction to Astronomy” last winter and it forced me to brush up on my maths considerably. I’m with you on the sidereal time problems. The exercises are successfully exposing my lack of real understanding in that area. I’ve read the first three sections so far, along with the related material in The Universe (I can’t imagine not using this optional resource, it adds so much more detail), and I’ve just started on the first assessment. I thought I was doing badly when I only managed three multiple choice questions in an hour, but the next question took an hour on its own. Looks like plenty of late nights ahead. I’m doing the online classroom tonight. Tim
  7. I have (literally) just received my induction letter, so it's looking good for starting next week.
  8. Welcome on board John. You will find the eLearn Blackboard through the students portal. Mine currently says that I am enrolled on no courses, but I spoke to UCLAN today and they said this will be populated when they release the course material on 16th. October.
  9. Thanks for the update Rae, great to have a concrete start date at last. If any of us report when we can see course notes, then anyone missing them will know that they need to do something about it.
  10. I found some of the stuff provided by the OU useful when I did the Coursera course last year. It is here http://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/if-you-get-stuck-with-maths.php
  11. I see. Thanks for the heads up on the Experimental Methods book, I'll look into that.
  12. Has everyone else already paid? I thought one of the options was to be invoiced once the term has started and I went with that?
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