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Accessibility Statement for Software engineering (TM354)

Mode of study

Some of this module’s study materials are online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images, short audio/video clips (all with transcripts/subtitles), diagrams, multiple-choice self-assessed quizzes and an online working environment. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms. Printed materials are provided for all module content, with the exception of the last week of study.

Tuition strategy

This module provides face-to-face and online tutorials. Each face-to-face tutorial offers an online (or other) alternative. Although not compulsory, attendance at tutorials will help you consolidate your learning.

Working with others

You will be required to work with other students and this is assessed. This includes looking at, and commenting on, others’ work; reflecting on others’ comments on your work; and/or working together with fellow learners on a project/task.

Practical work

Using an online environment to upload your work and comment on other students’ work is a required component of assessment. This module introduces you to the use of an online studio. Advice on accessing the studio has been prepared to enable students with visual impairments or limited manual dexterity to successfully study the module.

Diagrams and other visual content

The study materials contain a considerable number of diagrams. Reading, interpreting, and producing examples of these is an important part of the study of this module and is assessed. Figure descriptions are not provided.

Finding information

You may be required to search for, and make use of, third-party material online and this is assessed. Alternatives for required/assessed research material can be provided to enable you to meet the Learning Outcomes of the module.

Assessment

This module has three Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs), which must be submitted online via the OU electronic TMA system and an exam that must be taken at an exam centre.

Feedback

You will receive feedback from your tutor on your submitted Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs). This will help you to reflect on your TMA performance. You should refer to it to help you prepare for your next assignment.

Schedule

All University modules are structured according to a set timetable and you will need time-management skills to keep your studies on track. You will be supported in developing these skills.

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