Learning in a digital age comprises four micro-courses:

Course description Micro-course learning materials
LiDA101 Digital literacies for online learning
LiDA102 Digital citizenship
LiDA103 Open education, copyright and open licensing in a digital world
LiDA104 Critical media literacies and associated digital skills

Qualification options

If you are studying this micro-course for formal academic credit, you can choose one of two designated first-year, university-level exit qualifications for Learning in a Digital Age:

  1. the Certificate Higher Education Business at the University of the Highlands and Islands; or
  2. the Undergraduate Certificate in First Year Foundations at Thomas Edison State University.

There are different assessments depending on the qualification you choose illustrated by the blue and green arrow pathways in the graphic below.

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Certificate Higher Education Business

To achieve the Certificate Higher Education Business, learners must:

  • Complete the four micro-courses for Learning in a Digital Age
  • Successfully complete the four Edubit micro-credentials assessed by Otago Polytechnic.
  • Request transcript credit after completing the four Edubit assessments for Learning in a Digital Age from Otago Polytechnic for credit transfer to the University of the Highlands and Islands.
  • Successfully complete the remaining courses for the Certificate Higher Education Business (OERu) and apply for the qualification.

This is illustrated by the “green arrow pathway” in the graphic above.

Certificate in First Year Foundations

To achieve the Certificate in First Year Foundations, learners must:

  • Complete three of the four micro-courses for Learning in a Digital Age (i.e. you should complete LiDA101 and LiDA102 and choose LiDA103 or LiDA104)
  • Successfully complete the TECEP examination for Learning in a Digital Age administered by Thomas Edison State University.
  • Successfully complete the remaining courses for the Undergraduate Certificate in First Year Foundations.

This is illustrated by the “blue arrow pathway” in the graphic above.

Stackable Edubit micro-credentials

Learners may choose to complete Edubit assessments for individual micro-courses. These are small enough to be manageable for busy people, but big enough to be meaningful to employers.

  • Associated Edubits for the Learning in a Digital Age course are “stackable” because they can be applied for transcript credit at a later date should learners wish to pursue the Certificate Higher Education Business.