How to make an open online course

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How to make an open online course
    • How to make an open online course

      Welcome to this free course, How to make an open online course.

      This course, written by the Free Learning team at The Open University, aims to give you the skills and knowledge to design, structure and produce your own open online course. 

      It is split into ten sessions, which you can access by clicking on the links below.

      In the middle of the course, you can test your knowledge by taking a practice quiz. At the end of the course, you will be asked to complete an assessed quiz. If you gain a score of at least 50% (and have clicked through all the pages of the course) you will earn a digital badge.

      Get started by reading '1 Overview of the course' below. 

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      By studying the course you will have the opportunity to gain a digital badge – you need to click on the ‘Enrol’ button to be able to do the quizzes and earn the badge.

    • This course is part of a collection

      This course is part of a collection

      This course is part of a collection of courses called Opening Educational Practices in Scotland. There are 0 courses in this collection so you may find other courses here that maybe of interest to you.

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    • Course learning outcomes

      After studying this course, you should be able to:

      • appreciate and feel confident in designing, structuring and producing an open online course
      • recognise examples of good online course design, social learning and assessment
      • understand the appropriate use of rich media to teach online and its associated licensing
      • find and reuse existing free materials in a course
      • identify suitable platforms for publishing a course
      • optimise a course for search engines.

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