21 Comments

Sandi almost 3 years ago

Video stops working part way through

Emma Hawes Taylor about 2 years ago

The background music is too intrusive and the video itself would benefit from being shorter and more concise. It seems to be basically a to do list so far but on a grid in boxes. Not seeming life changing yet.

Karin Webb about 2 years ago

I agree - I get more done doing a list of things I have to do and then ticking them off - this grid thing seems very complicated for what is basically a to do list! Maybe I am missing something....

Tracey Kitchen about 2 years ago

The layout is quite tricky to navigate and I can't even find the video! I'm giving up this course because the website is badly layed out. Have a look at the OU FutureLearn website for some top tips on how to lay out online courses. Sorry to be negative.

Tracey Kitchen about 2 years ago

The layout is quite tricky to navigate and I can't even find the video! I'm giving up this course because the website is badly layed out. Have a look at the OU FutureLearn website for some top tips on how to lay out online courses. Sorry to be negative.

Anne Kiely about 2 years ago

Thanks - I'm now keen to start! I'm retired from paid work but I'm very busy doing work on a voluntary basis. I've called the career quadrant "Personal Development" so that I can add learning and "growth" activities.

Henrietta about 2 years ago

Henrietta about 2 years ago

I have a really overwhelming to do list with two kids to care for. All my single tasks wouldn't fit even an A3 page and just to prepare the grid - and repeat this exercise regularly as suggested - takes significant valuable time which could be used for completion.
A real life exempla of the grid would be really helpful.

Dee silva about 2 years ago

Video is much too long.

Lynn Anderton about 2 years ago

Really enjoyed the demonstration for The Grid, clear and easy to follow and made me see things I do or want to do differently in order to stop procrastinating, it gives me a base on which to commit to the tasks I want to achieve over the next month and your tip about highlighting tasks once complete will help me feel committed to making plans become a reality.

Nicola Jane about 2 years ago

I like the idea of the grid. It is like a to do list, however very specific to me. My brain is so overwhelmed and sometimes I need a kick in the right direction and a focus. I will give this a good go today and see what happens. Feel really good about it.

sandra casey about 2 years ago

My first thought is negative...I'm a creative and this feels like a to do list for an activist or completer-finisher.  That said I'm digging deep to try the concept and stick to your grid for the 30 days as I'm open to change

sandra casey about 2 years ago

I also wonder if a video coaching someone else to complete the grid might be useful as I didn't really connect with your home-bases....

Helen Flannery about 2 years ago

I think that's brilliant Sandra, same here, I'm trying new ideas, new techniques, self discipline...

Frances O'Neill about 2 years ago

The music on this is headwrecking.  I didn't 'get' the grid, why is it any better than doing a linear list or series of lists and then highlighting or crossing off items as you do them?  Seems like a gimmick.  Don't think the grid will be for me but maybe I can adapt something more linear for continuing the course work. 

Irene Tomoe Cooper about 2 years ago

The video makes the GRID come alive - it makes it easier with this visual aid.  Also, it was helpful to see you actually creating your own GRID.  Now I'm going to start making mine ;-) 

Jessica Strong about 2 years ago

Found it useful to watch the video twice; the prompts hit home the second time as I digested the instructions and worked out what my home bases might be. I've had 'to do' lists before and have lost interest in them half way through the week but have trust that the grid will keep me going - especially as I'll be here every day - healthy new habit I hope!

jospice spice about 2 years ago

I'd like more  examples of supporting activities for  home basis

Bella G. about 2 years ago

Just a tip, for future courses, you could write a script for your video, which would be a video infographic instead of you writing on paper, where we can't really see what you've written. The script would prevent your rambling, which makes it a bit difficult for us to stay engaged. That way it's more of a how-to, instead of a lecture. Plus, your voice competes with the music, so it's very distracting. 

Kim Hawkey almost 2 years ago

The video won't play.