I’ve finally been given access to the A215 Course Forums, which I was very excited about reading. Better late than never! Everyone else seems to have been there for a while, but the link has only just appeared on my StudentHome.
Unfortunately, the forum design seems to take some getting used to. I’ve used forums in the past and found them good to use, but this one seems slightly incomprehensible in comparison. We’ll see if it gets easier as I use it more.
Update, 25th September: I’ve just discovered FirstClass (better late than never, eh?) which makes the forums a lot more comprehensible. For information and download, go to http://www.open.ac.uk/lts/software/firstclass.html.
I’m wondering about computer software. There’s a facility where we can download computer software we might need, but nowhere can I find information about what we will need to download and use on a regular basis. Maybe that will all become clear as time passes.
Tutor and Tutorials
I’ve finally been allocated a tutor, although he hasn’t contacted me yet. I think it’s the tutors who should contact their tutees first. So far there is no Day School arranged. Things are happening slowly in my region. Some people in other regions seem to have already had Day Schools! Eek. And the course hasn’t even started yet.
Getting an NUS Card again is exciting, as it’s really handy for discounted entry fees for museums, plays, and lots of other things, not to mention discounts at places like Amazon and HMV. I was silly though, and didn’t add £1 for an additional ISIC card, which I really should have done, as that’s the internationally recognised student card. Now, if I want an ISIC card, I need to buy a Replacement NUS Card for £4 and add a £1 ISIC card onto that order. I think I’ll see whether I really need an ISIC card first.