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As an OERu course, learners are not required to purchase any prescribed texts. All study materials are available as open educational resources or open access publications and are grouped as follows:

Study materials used in this course

All resources used in this course are OERs or open access materials.
  • 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 Units you are to study each week, and the e-learning activities guiding you to select the substantial content of the course using Open Educational Resources online. Please refer to the individual Units and assigned e-learning activities for further information.

All required materials for this course will be provided on the Course Study Desk. You can use the reference resources listed below and use other open access materials you find online to support your learning.

Reference materials

Open educational resources


Open access online journals and OER knowledge cloud

(Search for Open Education, Open Educational Resources, OER, Open Access etc).

Special issues on openness in education

Searchable web repositories

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Web Resources