Getting started

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Managing your way through the course work

This is all manageable

Nibble at this course in bite size chunks.

Getting started involves:

  • Becoming familiar with finding your way around this course on WikiEducator.
  • Reading the course outline
  • Exploring the assessment requirements and timeline.
  • Consider how you will track and record your learning
  • Find your way to the Discussion Boards on Moodle

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Becoming familiar with WikiEducator

Use the navigation bars at the top of pages to move around.
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The Course guide provides overview information about the course and more detailed information about the assessment requirements, planning your timeline for the assessment, how to create and present your portfolio and the marking criteria

The StudyDesk is where you find course content and each of the Unit modules. Work through each module in order and your portfolio will slowly build.


Read the Course Outline

Practice Context course outline 2014

Reading this is the first step for formally enrolled participants so that you can familiarise yourself with the expectations and requirements of the course.

Exploring the assessment

Take your time to read the assessment requirements carefully and the information on developing your portfolio.

Track and Record Your Learning

As this course is based around self discovery learning, it would be helpful to think about how you will keep track of this learning.

Some people find a learning journal or a personal learning record useful for this.

The form that this takes is entirely up to you. Some people prefer to keep a written record which may be a word document or perhaps you may wish to use a blog and encourage some feedback from others, some may prefer a research notebook or to use voice or video recordings.

If you need more ideas or information click on the attached study skills advice sheet on learning journals.

Depending upon the format that you use to record your learning you can use excerpts from this as evidence in your portfolio.

Discussion Boards on Moodle

Formally enrolled learners can use these discussion boards to share their thinking and their learning

Look for the section entitled Online Discussions - this contains both topic discussions and frequently asked questions

Now it is time to introduce yourself

and then

Plan your timeline

  • the time frame that you intend to submit work and complete the course in.