Kate Dickens

Kate Dickens

Online learning development consultant.

Location Southampton, United Kingdom

Activity

  • @NicolaJames @CarolA . Apologies, I have now added the link in. Further information is also available in Step 6.16 Laxatives https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/understanding-continence-promotion/1/steps/417274

  • Hello Terry - thank you for your feedback. We will take it into consideration when we review the course.

  • Thank you Steve - they were specially drawn for us by an illustrator who also happens to be a Doctor. You are very welcome to re-use these diagrams but please do acknowledge © Association for Continence Advice. CC BY-NC 4.0

  • Hello Steve - you will need to REGISTER with Independent Nurse to read the full article (the LOGIN won't work unless you register). I have just checked registered myself and it does work as I have full access to the article and I wasn't charged for it.

  • Many thanks @annafallas - we appreciate you pointing this out and the link has now been removed.

  • Hello Mo - we cover the bowel in great detail from week 4 onwards https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/understanding-continence-promotion/1/todo/27292

  • Hello Yvonne - please don't feel that you are running behind. There will be other learners joining the course after you have. Do continue to work through the course at your own speed.

  • Hello @AndreneSkinner @BarbaraK-S - thank you both for spotting this. The transcripts are created by a third party and sometimes they make mistakes as they do not have specialist knowledge. We seem to have partially picked this one up. We will let you know when the PDF version has been amended.

  • Hello Claire - thank you for sharing your experience of Journey with fellow learners. I will add in a link to it for the next run of the course.

  • Hello @JoyDavis @CarolA - we cover pelvic floor exercises in far greater depth in Week 6 - Promoting Bladder and Bowel Continence https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/understanding-continence-promotion/1/todo/27294

  • Hello John - we cover this in greater depth in step 2.12 https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/understanding-continence-promotion/1/steps/335306

  • Thank you @BarbaraK-S for spotting this. Apologies it is completely my fault, and not that of the ACA team, as I typed in the wrong answer - it should have read 'anus' instead of 'rectum'. This has now been amended.

  • Thank you for your feedback @BarbaraK-S - based on everyone's feedback, we will be definitely be updating this question for the next run of this course.

  • Hello Maddy - welcome to the course. You are not at all late as we only started on Monday.

  • Hello Sam - welcome to the course. Yes, it is a bold course and it certainly should not be a taboo subject. I have been promoting the course to my network by posting on social media and it is interesting that over 225 people have read a post but only 4 people have 'liked' it ....

  • Hello Charlotte - thank you for your feedback. It isn't an error that one answer is repeated. It looks like we need to amend the instructions.

  • Hello Barbara - welcome to the course. I hope that you find the content and conversations are interesting.

  • Hello Mags - welcome to the course. I hope that you find the content and conversations are interesting.

  • Hello Joy - welcome to the course. I hope that you find the content and conversations are interesting.

  • Hello Anthony - welcome to the course. It will be really valuable to hear about your experiences from the perspective of a nurse manager of a home that cares for people with complex mental and physical health problems. I do hope that this course is useful to you and your residents.

  • Hello Emma - welcome to the course. It will be really valuable to hear about your clinical experiences. If you think any of the course content would be useful for any of your patients, please do share it with them as all of the content including videos and images (unless otherwise specified) can be freely used for educational purposes.

  • Hello Karen - welcome to the course. It will be really valuable to hear about your experiences from a residential care home management perspective. I do hope that this course is useful to you and your clients as well as friends and family members.

  • Hello Rosie - welcome to the course. I do hope that you find the content and conversations useful and interesting.

  • Hello Peta - welcome to the course. I hope that you find the content and conversations useful and interesting.

  • Hello Rosalind - welcome to the course. I hope that you find the content and conversations are interesting.

  • Hello Christine and Anne - welcome to the course. It will be really valuable to hear about your experiences from an Australian perspective.

  • Hello Fiona - welcome to the course. If you think any of the course content would be useful for any of your clients, please do share it with them as all of the content including videos and images (unless otherwise specified) can be freely used for educational purposes.

  • Hello Jacqueline, Constance & Helen Mary. Thank you for your feedback. We will take your comments into consideration when we review this first run of the course.

  • Hello Sheila - To get a Certificate of Achievement you need to:

    - Upgrade your course – you can do this at any point, before, during or after the course
    - Mark 90% of the steps in the course as complete

    You’ll be able to view your digital Certificate immediately after you become eligible. Depending on where you’re located, you’ll receive your printed...

  • Hello to all of you and welcome to this course! Thank you for your feedback. This is the first time that we have run this course and we are experimenting with the way that we present things. We will be taking all feedback into consideration when we review this course.

  • Hello Jamaluddin and welcome to this course! Thank you for your feedback. This is the first time that we have run this course and we are experimenting with the way that we present things. We will be taking all feedback into consideration when we review this course.

  • Hello to all of you and welcome to this course! Thank you for your feedback. This is the first time that we have run this course and we are experimenting with the way that we present things. We will be taking all feedback into consideration when we review this course.

  • Hello Katherine and Karen - welcome to the course and thank you for pointing out the broken link. We think that this is, most likely, a temporary technical problem for the British Assistive Technology Association website as it was functioning well last week.

  • Hello Abdulla. This course is an introductory course in research skills which can be helpful at any level up to and including PhD!

  • Hello Monzon - BuggyTheFix is now available to download from this step 4.19 https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/secure-android-app-development/1/steps/153914

  • Hello Mahmood - I see from your profile that you live in India. As part of the Study UK campaign, the British Council is partnering with FutureLearn, to give people in more than 35 countries (including India) access to free courses from UK universities, plus the chance to celebrate their learning with one of 10,000 free Certificates of Achievement. For further...

  • Hello Mihaela - we will be running the course again in April. You can register your interest at https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/secure-android-app-development/ and you will be notified when the course is open for sign-up.

  • Hello Monzon - Yes - I will let you know when this is available.

  • Hello Richard - thank you for spotting the typo - it has now been fixed!

  • Yes, I did. Sunday, 29th January is the last official day of the course but please do continue at your own speed. From our experience with other courses, learners will continue to help each other out even though the mentoring team are no longer there.

  • Hello Mihaela - no, it's not too late :-) The mentoring team will be around until Sunday evening and the materials will remain available after the course has ended. Please note however that Fortify SCA is time-limited until the 12th February.

  • The correct video is now in place - apologies for any confusion.

  • Hello Mike - thank you for spotting this. It is now fixed.

  • Hello Yanet - thank you for your feedback. Glad you found the video useful. We will be looking into re-recording in HD format for the next run of this course.

  • Hello J - thank you for your feedback. We will be looking into re-recording in HD format for the next run of this course. Are you able to view this video using a different computer / mobile device as you may find it is less blurred or not blurred at all? I would also suggest that you don't view in full screen mode.

  • Hello Aref - thank you for your feedback. We will be looking into re-recording in HD format for the next run of this course. Unfortunately we are unable to make it downloadable due to the 'permissions' required to do so.

  • Hello Andrew - thank you for your feedback. It will be taken into consideration when we review the course.

  • Hello Simon - as we recommend that learners set up a virtual machine first regardless of whether they use Linux, Window or Apple, we simply had to choose one single operating system to use as an example and we chose Windows as I suspect it is the most commonly used.

  • Hello Yanet - thank you for your feedback - we will take this into consideration when we review the course.

  • Hello Trevor - we're really sorry that you've experienced difficulties. We have put an enormous amount of effort into producing this course. We will be taking all feedback into consideration when we review the course and we will update the course before the next run later on this year - you are very welcome to join us!

  • Hello Ian - Zeyad has recorded a video walkthrough of running Fortify to detect code vulnerabilities. We have just added this to the course and you might find this useful.

    https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/secure-android-app-development/1/steps/161076

  • Hello John and Andrew - we are sorry that you have both been experiencing installation problems.

    The team tested the full installation of the development environment on Windows 7, 8 and 10 and in Mac and Linux environments. They did use someone with no experience of secure android app development to test the instructions out (me). This is the first time...

  • Hello Allan - thank you for spotting the 'typo'. This has now been fixed.

  • Hello Mike - we do take your point and we will be doing so for future runs of this course.

  • Hello Shivani - welcome to the course. The team will be looking out for comments in all of the weeks for the duration of the course, so it doesn't matter if you start the course a little late.

  • Hello John and Chris - welcome to the course. I have just downloaded the trike.xlsx successfully onto my iMac so we know that it works successfully on some systems. As we are not responsible for Octotrike's software, I suggest that you contact them directly about your problem. I am the least technically-minded of our team but I am certain that we have...

  • Hello Harold - welcome to the course. Full instructions will be available next week however, it looks like Android Studio is now on version 2.2 so it would probably be best to update.

  • Hello Kate - to echo Gefion, many thanks for your feedback - we will be taking it into consideration when we review the course.

  • Hello Noelene - I'd like to encourage you to continue at least a little further. We have finished defining networks and we now move on to an activity where we look at who the most powerful person is in a social network.

    This will be of use in week 2 when we look at professional applications of social media such as building a personal brand or community...

  • Hello Rayden and Abena - I'd like to encourage you both to continue at least a little further. We have finished defining networks and we now move on to an activity where we look at who the most powerful person is in a social network.

    This will be of use in week 2 when we look at professional applications of social media such as building a personal brand or...

  • Hello Michelle - I'd like to encourage you to continue at least a little further. We have finished defining networks and we now move on to an activity where we look at who the most powerful person is in a social network.

    This will be of use in week 2 when we look at professional applications of social media such as building a personal brand or community...

  • Hello Richard - thank for pointing this out. It has now been fixed.

  • Hello Suzy and Neil - here is a link to the list of links available in PDF format https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_Ytr4BUNCGqS0YzX3J3cHBvWjA

  • Hello Pamela - thank you for pointing out the 'typo'. This has just been fixed.

  • Hello Xiong - unfortunately you can't re-take the test on this run of the course. However, we are running the course again starting on the 6th February and if you sign up to it again you can re-take the test then https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/digital-accessibility/