Three ways to engage in this course

Earn recognition for your participation and learning
  1. Self-directed interest: Learners in this category select concepts, topics and activities during the course according to personal interests. You are invited to sip and dip into sections of the course which you find interesting. A good way to interact with fellow participants is using microblog posts and selected forum posts is where appropriate. Many learners in this category participate actively during all sessions of the course, however there are no minimum participation requirements for self-interest learners.
  2. Active participation: Learners in this category aim to complete the minimum participation requirements specified for the optional Certification for Participation. Active participation requires a minimum number of microblog and blog posts, and participation in peer evaluation activities. Learners who complete the minimum participation requirements may apply for the:
    • Certificate of Participation from Otago Polytechnic issued as a PDF document confirming that you have met the minimum participation requirements for the course. The issue of a PDF "Certificate of Participation" carries a nominal fee which contributes to the costs of issuing the Certificate.
  3. Learning for credit: Learners studying for credit are required to complete and submit the course assignment in addition to the minimum specified participation requirements. The formal assessment services will be provided by the UNESCO-COL Chair in OER at Otago Polytechnic. Otago Polytechnic provides formal assessment on a fee for service basis and successful achievement will carry 5 credits towards the 15 credit Open Education Practice elective in the Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education.