Dear LiDA104 participants

We are pleased that you are still with us and have had the opportunity to participate in the learning pathways for Critical media literacies and associated digital skills (LiDA104). Don’t worry if you have fallen a little behind schedule, you will find copies of the instructions for previous sessions on the course site.

You are now in a position to think about assessment and credentialing options to validate your learning. You can prepare an assessment for submission working at your own pace, and submit this when you are ready. As an open course, the materials for Critical media literacies and associated digital skills (LiDA104) will remain open and accessible.

Earn a micro-credential

You have the option of earning a micro-credential for Critical media literacies and associated digital skills from Edubits, an assessment service provided by Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand. Micro-credential assessments are small enough to be manageable for busy people, but big enough to be meaningful to employers. Micro-credentials can be accumulated, and can then be applied to gain formal academic credit.

The assessment fee for this Edubit is NZD80 (see approximate fee in USD, EUR and GBP).

There is a once-off administration fee for the issue of official transcript and learner identity validation, so we recommend that you complete all the Edubits you may need before requesting a transcript for transfer credit to minimize cost. (Estimated cost for the issue of a transcript for all completed OERu Edubits is a once-off fee of approximately NZD50 and learner identity validation interview is approximately NZD40).

Academic credit towards an exit qualification

You can accumulate micro-credentials that contribute directly to achieving academic credit for the Learning in a digital age course. There are two qualification options:

  1. Certificate of Higher Education Business, a United Kingdom-based qualification conferred by the University of the Highlands (you are required to complete four micro-courses), or
  2. Undergraduate Certificate in First Year Foundations, a United States-based qualification conferred by Thomas Edison State University (you are required to complete three micro-courses).

Please note: There are different assessments depending on the exit qualification you are pursuing.

For more information and instructions on submitting assessments, please consult the assessment options page on the course site.

Course evaluation

Please tell us what you think about Critical media literacies and associated digital skills by completing the short course evaluation survey online. Your feedback will help OERu in improving our courses so we can widen access to more affordable education opportunities for all.

Thank you for your participation!

Your course developers
Wayne and Jim.