22/03/2011 - 12:33
MCT Lecturer in Technology Management Malcolm Fowles provides advice on how to save energy in your work and home offices... Portable versus desk computer Using data shared by my students on T152 Energy measurements at home, we found that our laptops used on average about a third of the power of our desktop computers. If these are typical, and work an eight hour day, the...
22/03/2011 - 11:45
Three graduates, three very different points of view on whether the OU can genuinely be considered an alternative to the traditional university route... Adolescents into their 20s: why the OU beats conventional university The website notgoingtouni.co.uk claims that 37 percent of students felt pressured into going to [conventional] university. Only 37 percent? Nowadays...
21/03/2011 - 15:54
Senior Research Fellow of Mathematics, Computing & Technology at the OU, Christine Thomas, talks about how reducing food waste could make a massive difference to the environment and to your pocket, with wasted food costing the average family with children £680 a year… “We all know that recycling is good for the environment, or at least we...