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Key resources

Study materials used in this course

  • Course guide: You are reading this. Your course guide introduces you to the course and includes the Study Schedule. It also contains assignment guidelines together with the marking rubrics for each assignment should you wish to complete the assessment requirements for the course.
  • StudyDesk – The StudyDesk is the primary website you select for accessing your course materials. The StudyDesk website may be prescribed by the OERu institution you select for assessment services.The StudyDesk websites contain all of the study modules you are to study each week, and e-learning activities guiding you to select the substantial content of the course using Open Educational Resources online. Please refer to the Topocs and assigned e-learning activities for further information. All required materials for this course will be provided on the Course Study Desk. Other materials will need to be accessed through Open Educational Resources online.

Reference materials

The course is built around a series of core readings arranged as topics.

The landing page for the topic readings can be found here.

Unlike some OERu courses you may encounter, the core readings for this course are internally hosted on Wikieducator. As such, the material may follow a slightly different convention than other Wiki pages.

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These core readings will be supplemented by reference to additional online resources as follows:

OER Resources
These are resources that are licensed to be used in particular ways. Often the resources can be used and adapted with only the need to acknowledge the original source. Students need to check the licence to see what is and is not allowed.

In addition, students will also undertake their own internet searches. Many resources are available on the web but their copyright status is unclear. Unless there is a clear licensing statement, it is necessary to assume that the resources are covered by full all rights reserved copyright. This means that if students want to use or adapt these resources, they must first contact the copyright holder for permission. Examples of such resources include: