Open Education, copyright and open licensing in a digital world (LiDA103) is one of four micro-courses that make up the OERu’s Learning in a digital age course. The four micro courses are:

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

Credential options

Successful completion of the assessment for Open Education, copyright and open licensing in a digital world (LiDA103) provides pathways for the following credentials:

Type Exit award OERu partner
Micro-credential for LiDA103 Edubit Otago Polytechnic
Academic transfer credit
(4 micro-courses)
Certificate Higher Education Business University of the Highlands and Islands
Academic credit
(3 micro-courses)
Certificate in First Year Foundations Thomas Edison State University

The Certificate of Higher Education Business (OERu) and the Certificate in First Year Foundations are exit qualifications at the first year, undergraduate degree-level. Theses certificates provide pathways to transfer into a Bachelor’s degree.

Note

  • Certificate of Higher Education Business (OERu): Learners are required to successfully complete the assessments for each of the four associated micro-certifications to qualify for transfer credit for the Learning in a digital age course.
  • Certificate in First Year Foundations: Learners must first complete three micro-courses, and take the TECEP® exam (single assessment) to qualify for academic credit for the Living in the Information Age course.

Certificate of Higher Education Business (OERu)

key points

Key points

To earn the Certificate of Higher Education Business conferred by the University of the Highlands and Islands, you must:

  1. Complete the Edubit assessments for each of the four associated micro-certifications to qualify for transfer credit for the Learning in a digital age course.
  2. Request transcript credit for Learning in a digital age from Otago Polytechnic.
  3. Complete all the required courses and get copy of transcript credit from assessing institution(s) before applying for the qualification at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

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Details provided below.

Steps to achieve the Edubit (micro-credential) for LiDA103

  1. Work through the course materials
  2. Complete the assessment tasks to the required standard specified in the assessment rubrics
  3. Sign up for an account on the EduBits and locate the EduBit for Open Education, copyright and open licensing in a digital world.
  4. Upload your assessment file on the EduBits site.
  5. Click on the “Get my Assessment Marked” link and pay the assessment fee by credit card.
  6. If successful, you will receive your assessment result by email and you can follow instructions to collect and publish you micro-certification online.

Steps to get transcript credit for Learning in a digital age

  1. Successfully complete the four EduBits for Learning in a digital age.
  2. Apply to Otago Polytechnic for transcript credit (Link to be provided soon.)
  3. Pay the transcript administration fee.

Steps to earn the Certificate Higher Education Business (OERu)

  1. Complete all the required courses for the Certificate Higher Education Business (OERu).
  2. Gather transcripts for transfer credit from the OERu assessing partners (you only need to apply for one transcript for all the courses you completed at the respective OERu assessing institution).
  3. Apply for the qualification at the University of the Highlands and Islands to become a credential candidate.
  4. Once all the requirements have been met, including a review of the transcripts from the approved OERu assessing partners, you will graduate with the Certificate Higher Education Business (OERu).

Undergraduate Certificate in First Year Foundations

key points

Key points

To earn the Undergraduate Certificate in First Year Foundations conferred by the Thomas Edison State University, you must:

  1. Complete the following three micro-courses to qualify for academic credit for the Living in the Information Age course.
    • LiDA101 (Digital literacies for online learning)
    • LiDA102 (Digital citizenship)
    • LiDA104 (Critical media literacies and associated digital skills)
  2. Take the TECEP® exam (single assessment) at Thomas Edison State University to qualify for academic credit for the Living in the Information Age course.
  3. Complete all the required courses and apply for the qualification at the Thomas Edison State University.

US 3 credit option

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